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Behind the Scenes at NB Film Festival

What goes on behind the scenes at the Newport Beach Film Festival? The answer was revealed by Festival CEO Gregg Schwenk at this week’s Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Fig & Olive Restaurant “I was born in Hollywood but my parents moved to Newport Beach when I...

Invasive Plant Discovered in Back Bay

An invader was recently discovered in the Back Bay. An infestation of the invasive plant volutaria tubuliflora, also known as Moroccan Knapweed, occurred between the trail and the fire road in the Big Canyon area of Upper Newport Bay. Although it may look harmless, Moroccan...
Posted On 24 Apr 2015

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Call for Entries: Sculpture in Civic Center Park Exhibition Artists, private collectors, galleries and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit pre-existing artworks for consideration for temporary exhibition at the City’s Civic Center Park. This is a unique...

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Changing Lives, One Step at a Time

Hundreds of Newport Beach and other Southern California residents will come together next weekend to walk for a cause and grant wishes for kids life-threatening medical conditions across Orange...

Expert Discusses Late-Talking Children

Late-talking children was the topic of an informative lecture held last month at the Newport Beach Civic Center community room. Stephen Camarata, Ph.D., professor of speech and hearing sciences...
Posted On 04 Apr 2015

Conquering the Wedge

By Riley Keating | NB Indy The world needs balance. One recipe might suggest a healthy amount of happiness, a little sadness, a hint of sorrow, and finally an abundant dose of normality. But the...

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Under Cover: American Library Association Announces Book Awards

The Scholastic book order form came home on the right week! I’m a well-known sucker under the best of circumstances, but add in the fact that the ALA Youth Media Awards were announced this week as well, and the perfect scenario was created for my wallet to undertake a strenuous...

Under Cover Book Club Picks “The Same Sky”

Since we’re entering February, the month of cupid, chocolate hearts, and overpriced roses, I had planned to choose this month’s book club book with a love story in mind. Of course, there are many kinds of love stories, so that still left me with a deep pool to select from. In the...

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Surreptitious Delicious

  Let’s face it, negotiating a business cocktail party can be strategically challenging, on many levels, and I’m not talking shop. How do you balance a cocktail plate full of appetizers, a...

Italy Comes to Newport at Barone Ristorante

  Barone Ristorante opened only six months ago, but it’s already become known as one of the finer Italian restaurants in Newport Beach. Last fall, Chef Franco Barone – longtime executive...

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Sailing Summary: Baldwin Cup, CdM to Cabo, and the Shawnee

This weekend: Baldwin Cup, March 28-April 1, NHYC (Invitational Team Race, H20’s) Starting this week, Newport Harbor Yacht Club will be hosting the Fifth Annual Baldwin Cup Team Race. This event has become one of the premier team racing events in the US, and is open to spectators...

Don’t Blame Boaters for Harbor Pollution, Round 2

Ahoy! April Fools’ Day is Sunday, and this day reminds me of all the pranks that we use to play on new crewmembers while on yacht deliveries. However, there were unwritten rules that made the food off limits, and the pranks had to harmless. Well, sort of, anyway. Placing...

Head’s Up From Cupid

If everything goes as planned, you are reading this a few days before Valentine’s Day. Now you can’t say you haven’t been warned. Not much time until February 14. It’s already late in the game, but if you heed this warning, you still have a chance to get...
Posted On 10 Feb 2013

Planning for the Future

Sarah Weddington gets around. In Nebraska she was presented with a condom labeled “Go, Big Red!” In Las Vegas her cabbie asked, “Aren’t you that abortion lady?” Which is why the Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties invited Weddington...

Lunch with a Living Legend: A Hero’s Tale

When my mom and I arrived at CP Restaurant on Mariner’s Mile last Saturday to have lunch with her friend, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Vernon “Doc” Wagner, M.D., little did we know the stories he would share over fried rice and house favorite chicken. Fifty-five years ago, Mom and Doc rode...
Posted On 08 Feb 2013

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