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Artscapes: Courtroom Drama Revealed in Library Art Exhibit

History, drama and art come together in a fascinating display of “Courtroom Art” beginning Jan. 2 at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue. The exhibition will feature the work of three award-winning courtroom illustrators: Elizabeth Williams, Bill Robles and Aggie Kenny. This...

Biz Buzz: Newport Beach Business Sailed Steady in 2014

It may be a distant memory for some, but the recession of 2008 is still all too clear for others. The beginning of the recession damaged many businesses irreparably; some barely survived, a few flourished, but many closed. Even those not directly affected felt the pain as diminishing equity and...
Posted On 31 Dec 2014

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OC Business Council CEO Talks Jobs, Economy

Newport Beach woke up to a discussion of jobs and the economy at a meeting this week. About 50 people attended the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Wake Up! Newport on Thursday in the Friend’s Room at the library. The June guest speaker was Lucy Dunn, president and CEO...
Posted On 05 Jun 2015

Is Newport Sustainable?

The future of Newport Beach and improving its sustainability were the main topics at a meeting last weekend. The 41st Annual Meeting of Still Protecting Our Newport (formerly known as Stop Polluting Our Newport), held at the Environmental Nature Center on Saturday. Guest speaker...
Posted On 05 Jun 2015

Media Owner Gives His Company to Employees

 Andrea Adelson | Special to the NB Indy Ownership of the Newport Beach Independent newspaper, Newport Beach Magazine and other publications of Firebrand Media will soon shift to 10 of its employees. Owner Allan Simon, who since 2009 has invested $7 million in expanding the...

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Summer Shuttle System Studied

Could a shuttle system similar to the one in Laguna Beach be successful on the Balboa Peninsula? That was one of the main topics of discussion at this month’s Balboa Village Advisory Committee...

United Cerebral Palsy Gala Nets $518K

United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County held its annual “Life Without Limits” black tie gala on April 25 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. Over 400 guests showed their support of UCP-OC...

Going to the Dogs: Local Canines and Their Human Companions

Jack, a three-year-old Pit Bull, “is really just a big baby,” claims 24-year-old owner Nathan Nunez, who was visiting Balboa Island, from Fullerton, with his wife, Karah, 23, on a recent sunny...



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Center Stage: Young Dancers Share the Spotlight

Setting stars in young eyes and eager rhythms in hearts and soles, dancers’ dreams deserve both encouragement and nurturance. To that end, this week Center Stage shines the spotlight on Corona del Mar High School’s Orchesis Dance Company and Maple Youth Ballet’s Spring Gala 2015....

Center Stage: ABT Premieres New “Sleeping Beauty” Ballet at Segerstrom Center

Princess Aurora’s tutus may froth with fairy-tale loveliness, but don’t be fooled by all that tulle when American Ballet Theatre’s The Sleeping Beauty comes to life in Segerstrom Hall March 3 – 8. Each delectable confection adorns a ballerina who’ll need every ounce of...

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What’s Haute for Summer BBQ

Summer officially begins next week, which means local restaurants are adjusting their menus, launching weekly barbecue events, and concocting new and creative libations to fit the season. For ...

A Matter of Serendipity

The Newport Beach Film Festival may have only been a month ago, but it left an indelible impression on us, and provided the catalyst for a serendipitous chain of events from coast-to-coast, that...

Dining With Dad

“Did you know that June 19 is Father’s Day?” I asked Stasha. “Where are you taking your dad to dinner?” “I really have no idea, that’s still a couple of weeks away,” she returned. “True, but some...

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What’s Up Docks? The Newport Boat Show!

Ahoy! Attention all boaters: be sure to navigate safely this weekend by the temporary docks extending out into the harbor from Lido Marina Village.  It will be hard to miss the temporary docks filled with boats for what is dubbed the West’s most prestigious in-the-water boat...

CdM Lacrosse Remains Undefeated

After easily beating the Woodbridge Warriors 16-4 on Wednesday in Irvine, the Sea Kings varsity lacrosse team remains undefeated at 15-0 overall and 8-0 in league. Head Coach G.W. Mix said, “The kids are playing well. They seem to really enjoy playing the game and competing at a...

Erin go Bragh!

Erin go bragh. Translated, that’s “Ireland Forever,” and we celebrate it March 17 on St. Patrick’s Day. I was actually on the auld sod just last October. I went over to trace my Irish ancestors. Family lore has my Irish great great grandfather, Michael Fitzpatrick,...
Posted On 17 Mar 2013

Quick Glueck Shtick

 * Are Dogs People Too? People love their dogs. In fact some of them have greater love for their dogs than their spouses, relatives and friends. So why is it that we don’t protect our dogs from injury when they are riding along in our cars or trucks? They have little or none of...

Lynn’s Spin: Local Band Theodore Lovely Hits the Road

Newport Beach-based Indie band Theodore Lovely members Rob Armenti, Dan Bertsch and Robbie Moen are getting a taste of what it’s like to take their music on the road and well, the road has gotten a little bumpy for this uber-talented trio. The Folk/Americana-inspired band...
Posted On 16 Mar 2013