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Taxi Driver to be Arraigned for Killing Pedestrian in Newport Beach

A taxi cab driver is scheduled to be arraigned in Newport Beach on Monday, Feb. 2 for crashing into a pedestrian, resulting in the victim’s death, and driving away from the scene. According to a press release from the Orange County District Attorney’s office, Ronald Aviles, 56, of San Clemente,...

Council Approves Newport Harbor Objectives

Newport Beach City Council heard and unanimously approved this week a set of 10 objectives for the Harbor Commission for the 2014-15 year. Councilman Marshall “Duffy” Duffield recused himself for conflict of interest. Harbor Commission Chairman Brad Avery and Commissioner Doug West gave a...
Posted On 29 Jan 2015

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News from around Newport Beach   Newport Law Firm Wins Lawsuit Against TGI Frodays A jury slapped a $40 million judgment against the popular restaurant chain, TGI Fridays, citing its failure to act on lax security and willingness to over-serve alcohol even to minors –...

Police Blotter

Police responded to a variety of calls around Newport Beach this week.  CRIME LOG • A suspicious person was reported in the 200 block of Mayflower Dr., at 3:37 p.m. on Thursday. Police were unable to locate the suspect. • Illegal parking was reported in the 300 block of Onyx...

‘Heartless’ Bishop Locks Out St. James Congregation

Rev. Canon Cindy Evans Voorhees of the St. James the Great Episcopal Church on Via Lido held a press conference on Thursday to bring members of the media up to date on the recent developments of her church and congregation. As reported in the NB Indy, St. James the Great...

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Going to the Dogs: Local Canines and Their Human Companions

Dogs and their humans around Balboa Island.  Chloe and Earl Just look at them—they’re one of the happiest couples you’ll ever meet. We’re talking about seven-pound, 12-year-old Chloe the...

Communities: A Little Free Library Opens in Eastbluff

Newport Beach has a main library and several branch libraries, but recently a new independent library opened in Eastbluff at a neighborhood park on the corner of Basswood and Alta Vista Drive—but...

On Faith: All We Have is Today

“I wrote in my diary when I was 13 years old that I was going to write a book to help people with whatever they are struggling with,” explained Newport resident Michelle Wulfestieg, 32. “God put...



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Artscapes: Alien Art is a Riot at OC Museum of Art

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy The Orange County Museum of Art hosts a pair of exhibitions through May 24 that may seem alien, but are actually of “the times,” and timely. The first, “Alien She,” is billed as the first exhibition highlighting the...

Under Cover: Under Cover Book Club Picks ‘Nightingale’

“In love we find out who we want to be. In war, we find out who we are.” So asserts author, Kristin Hannah in her new book, “The Nightingale,” our Under Cover Book Club selection for April. Chapter one opens with an aging woman going through her belongings as she prepares to...

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Chef Arturo’s Creative Road to Wildfish

“Who’s in the kitchen?” That’s one of the first things we ask when dining at a restaurant, particularly one with a reputation like Wildfish Seafood Grille, one of the most popular restaurants in...

A Truly Tasty Two-Fer

“So many restaurants, so little time,” I recently lamented to Stasha.    “Agreed,” she returned. “I’m still amazed by the quality of restaurants in this area.”    “Great quality, great menus,...

Fine Wine With a Fun Finish

“What pairs well with red wine, cheese and appetizers?” I asked Stasha, smiling. She glanced up at me from her computer. “Is that a trick question?” she inquired, before shifting her gaze back to...

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Upcoming Events: April 21, Super Sabot Saturday, BYC (Adult Sabot) April 21-22, Pacific Coast Championships (High School, Fleet Racing) April 21-22, Ahmanson Regatta, NHYC (PHRF, Offshore) April 27-29, Newport to Ensenada Race (PHRF, Offshore) April 28, Opening Day Regatta, NHYC...

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...

City Council Invocations

There has been much discussion about separation of Church and State lately, with Irvine and now Lake Forest approving invocations to start their council meetings. To the credit of the City Council of Newport Beach, the city has a “long tradition” of beginning each City Council...

Lynn’s Spin: Celebrating 100 Years Young

“It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln One of the items on my ‘bucket list’ is to age gracefully, and the older I get, the more I respect how much checking that one off the list is going to take....
Posted On 24 Mar 2013

On Guns and Baseball

I met up recently with my baseball pal, Anna Newton. We two are comfortable in our disagreements: She follows the San Diego Padres, I follow the Angels. She prefers the National League, I like the American. Over lunch at Rose Bakery Café, I mentioned I was working on a column...

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