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Newport Beach Fire Department Responds to Duplex Fire

According to a press release from the Newport Beach Fire Department, on Jan. 10 at 12:07 a.m., a 911 caller reported smoke and flames emanating from a structure in the 500 block of Clubhouse Avenue. Eleven Newport Beach Fire Department units, assisted by the Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach Fire...

Biz Buzz: Newport Beach Chamber Hosts January Events

The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce has gotten off to a fast start in 2015. The organization just held its first Wake Up! Newport event this week, but three more events are on tap this month, starting with the Christmas Boat Parade Awards Dinner and Auction Jan. 16 at The Island Hotel in...


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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Credit Union May Move Into Empty Retail Space in Library

A credit union may move into an empty retail space on the second story of the Newport Beach main library. The Board of Library Trustees discussed the vacant area across from Bistro 24 on the...
Posted On 28 May 2015

On Faith: Cancer with Compassion Support Group

Walking into the Cancer with Compassion Support Group with my friend Sheila, I didn’t know what to expect. I thought that a room filled with people with cancer struggles, some even fighting for...

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...

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In Memoriam: Arts Visionary Henry Segerstrom

Great cities, and great communities, have great art and great arts patrons. Florence had the Midici Family. Orange County has the Segerstroms. Last Friday, the leading arts patron in the county and the patriarch of the Segerstrom Family, Henry Segerstrom of Newport Beach, died at...

Under Cover: National Book Award Winner Comes to Newport Library

The world is a big place. As we sit in our own relative stability, we can often forget that there are whole societies out there, still going through a massive cultural shift, redefining what success, responsibility, and a sustainable social model look like. While the United...

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Where to Take Mom on Her Day

We love Mother’s Day! It’s a time to celebrate everything our moms have done for us, and we can’t think of a better way to mark the occasion than to treat Mom to a fabulous Mother’s Day brunch. A...

Food, On and Off Screen

“Are you ready to eat your way through the Newport Beach Film Festival?” I asked Stasha as I perused this year’s Film Festival schedule. “Overcooked hot dogs, over-buttered popcorn, and...

Rustica Surprises and Delights

Tucked into a corner haven of Fashion Island’s shopping core is one of the most surprising, contemporary regional cuisine restaurants Newport Beach has to offer: Rustica California Wine Bistro....

Upcoming Events

It’s April, Time to Plan for the Ensenada Race

Ahoy! April is a special month for me as a newspaper columnist, because on April 16, 2001, I began my weekly boating column in the Daily Pilot. At that time over a decade ago, I was hosting the Boathouse TV Show on FOX Sports Net’s Sunshine Network, and delivering yachts from as...

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...

Lynn’s Spin: Hundreds Gather to Honor Richard Luehrs

It was an honor to join hundreds of well-wishers including city officials, dignitaries and business leaders who gathered recently at The Island Hotel for a heartfelt retirement party for Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce President Richard Luehrs. Guests enjoyed a bountiful...
Posted On 09 Mar 2013

I Love Trash Day

I was invited by City Manager, Dave Kiff, to participate in an informal meeting with about eight citizens, joined by Councilmember Michael Henn and Mark Harmon (general services director). The topic: the possibility of outsourcing the city’s residential trash pick-up. The purpose...

Yikes! $9 per Hour

After leaving the corporate world, I eased my way into retirement by teaching economics at National University. One of the first things I discovered was you have to get students to question what they think they know. That certainly was the case with minimum wage laws. When...
Posted On 02 Mar 2013

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