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Biz Buzz: Worldwide Golf & Travel Scores Hole in One

There is much to be said for consistency, stability and creating a unique market. Worldwide Golf & Travel has been successful in all three. In fact, Worldwide just finished the most successful year in its 20+ year history. Since 1994, Worldwide has been booking golf-focused...
Posted On 11 May 2015

NB Film Festival Awards Announced

It’s a wrap! The 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival ended its successful eight-day run last Thursday, April 30, with the World Premiere of “No Stranger Than Love” at Lido Live. Several cast members plus the director and producers attended the screening and participated in a Q&A...

Wake Up! Newport Lesson With UCI Chancellor

About 60 Newport Beach residents and business owners attended an early morning discussion this week to learn more about a local university and its impact on the community. The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Wake Up! Newport meeting held Thursday in the Friend’s Room...
Posted On 08 May 2015

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Benefit: Olive Crest Gala Goes Nautical at Balboa Pavilion

Olive Crest’s nautically-themed fundraiser at the Balboa Pavilion in Newport Beach on April 18 was a heartwarming affair that garnered more than $250,000 to benefit its Project Independence...

Local Focus: Newport is Going to the Dogs

This week we profile four loveable canines and their human companions. WRIGLEY You can probably count on one finger the number of dogs walking around Balboa Island that have been named after a...

Benefit: CASA Black & White Ball Nets $1 Million

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Court Appointed Special Advocates (also known as CASA) is celebrating 30 years of advocating for abused and neglected children going...



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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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From Wicked Green to Delicious Red

Don’t tell anyone, but I’d never seen “Wicked.” I know, I know. Chris had experienced it four times, and lectured me constantly about going. However, this deprived novice actually committed every...

Not Hard to Cope With Cabana Dining

Pelican Hill springs forward with a leap, once again. Now through May 14, make sure to set your alarms for lavish, Private Cabana Dining at Coliseum Pool & Grill – and get there early....

Mardi Gras-by-the-Bay

With Mardi Gras coming March 8, and the likelihood of going to Carnival slim-to-none, I realized the only way to celebrate the holiday was with some New Orleans-inspired fare. Mardi Gras, which...

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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

Toshiba’s Wet and Windy Saturday

The conditions were miserable, but somehow they got in a round at the Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach Country Club. Photographer Jim Collins was on hand and filed these photos. a  
Posted On 18 Mar 2012

It’s Not About the Pancakes

It has been said that nobody likes change except a wet baby, and I am no exception. At the end of last year, I wrote my last story of the year on places and people I will miss in 2013. What I did not know is that I would start my year with yet another change that would alter my...

Raising Sails and Funds for Charity

For 14 years, Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club has been raising money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) through a series of events that will kick off in April surrounding the Leukemia Cup Regatta which takes place in July. This year, BCYC has set a goal to raise at least...
Posted On 16 Feb 2013

Some Silly Quick Glueck Shtick

* Communication Evolution Recently, Newport Indy cartoonist George Peters sketched a clever comment on ‘Communication Evolution.” It shows a relatively normal appearing woman texting in 2013. Next it shows the woman texting in 2025. Her mouth has now disappeared. I would like to...