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Coast Highway Construction at Riverside Avenue

According to an email from the City of Newport Beach, starting this week the Riverside Drive and West Coast Highway intersection with Coast highway will be impacted as part of the OCSD Newport Force Main Rehabilitation project. What can you expect? Re-striping of the roadway will occur during...

Biz Buzz: Cooking Up the Business of Newport Beach Restaurant Week

The restaurant business is a major economic force in Newport Beach. An important component of the city’s tourism industry, it drives traffic to the city and provides welcome tax dollars. One of the methods of marketing Newport restaurants comes in the form of Newport Beach Restaurant Week,...


Commission Approves Dredging Project, Eelgrass Plan

The California Coastal Commission unanimously approved two Newport Beach dredging related items and the city’s Eelgrass Protection and Mitigation Plan during their meeting last week. The city applied for a Coastal Development Permit and Federal Consistency Certification to...
Posted On 19 Jun 2015

Wood, Charcoal Mix Plan OK’d by Coastal Commission

The flames have finally settled after the California Coastal Commission approved a plan with a mixture of both charcoal and wood burning fire rings in Newport Beach. After about 90 minutes of discussion and nearly two dozen public speakers, the CCC voted 9-1 to approve the plan,...
Posted On 19 Jun 2015

Council to Consider New Artworks for Civic Center Park

At the Newport Beach Arts Commission meeting on June 11, the commission approved 10 works of art, and proposed locations for each artwork within the Civic Center Park, to recommend to the City Council for approval as additions to the city’s sculpture garden. According to a power...

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Charity Spotlight: Gritty Up Fundraiser Nets $180,000 for John Wayne Cancer Foundation

GRIT Cycle has become known for giving back to the community, and on May 29 and 30, they did it in a big way with the second annual “Gritty Up” fundraising event to benefit the John Wayne Cancer...

1221 Club Presents Annual Scholarship Awards

Twenty years ago, The 1221 Club (named after the club’s Coast Highway address) was formed at Balboa Bay Club, providing the women of BBC with a community where good times, warm friendships and...

Local Focus: Hoag Doctor’s Sports Radio Show Hits a Home Run

Here’s a question that even a first year medical student might not be able to answer: What organ of the body gets stronger the more you use it? The answer is bone, according to Orthopedic Surgeon...

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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...

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...

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Cuisine Quest: Three Stops Along the Way

We love writing about our epicurean experiences at Newport Beach restaurants, but our quest for quality cuisine doesn’t end at the dinner table. Not only are we out and about pursuing...

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...

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If You Build It, Regulators Will Come

Ahoy! Last Wednesday was a sad note for some boaters, as lobster season concluded on March 21 in Southern California until next October. I love to eat Panulirus interruptus, and this year the recreational divers and fishermen told me that it was an average season for catching the...

Roberts Wins Toshiba

Loren Roberts holds up the championship trophy after shooting a 69 in the final round to win the Toshiba Classic by two strokes. Complete story here.
Posted On 19 Mar 2012

Lynn’s Spin: Carrying the Torch of Remembrance

I had the pleasure earlier this week to be a guest of the Laguna Niguel Rotary to listen to Holocaust survivor Esther Sterling’s harrowing story of surviving World War II and Hitler’s Nazi regime. At 79, Esther is spry, her blue eyes bright with the same fierce determination she...
Posted On 23 Feb 2013

From Sports to Healthcare to Slapstick

*  Take Me Out To The Ballgame There is a reason February was made the shortest month of the year. This is to minimize the amount of dull boring time between the end of the football season (The Super Bowl) and the start of the baseball season in late March or early April. * A Bad...

Random Observations

– Don’t you love the NRA’s plan to put armed guards in schools and other public places to protect us from NRA members. – Your Congressman, Dana Rohrabacher, continues to go where no other congressmen dare go. He’s leading the fight against Tibetan...
Posted On 16 Feb 2013

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