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Fire Rings Hot Topic at Community Meeting

*Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed Denys Oberman as a member of Friends Of The Fire Rings.*  Fire rings were once again the hot topic at a community meeting this week. Speak Up Newport tackled the controversial issue during their monthly meeting held...
Posted On 14 May 2015

City Declares Level Three Water Shortage

Newport Beach City Council unanimously voted Tuesday evening to declare a level three water supply shortage and amend the Water Conservation Ordinance. The resolution of intent to declare a level three water supply shortage is “a direct response to the severity of the drought in...
Posted On 14 May 2015

Final NFL Draft Pack is Newport’s Mr. Irrelevant 2015

University of Louisville tight end Gerald Christian got more than he bargained for at this year’s NFL Draft held last weekend. After being selected as the final draft pick by the Arizona Cardinals, Christian soon learned that he was the recipient of another title: Mr. Irrelevant...

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Communities: Balboa Peninsula Prepares for July 4 Holiday

Every Fourth of July, thousands of visitors descend on the Balboa Peninsula to celebrate Independence Day. While the holiday is still two months away, residents voiced their concern over safety...

Communities: Seeing Red at the Civic Center Sculpture Exhibit

The Newport Beach Civic Center is in the red—but that’s a good thing. Red, the last of the 10 sculptures to find a home at the Civic Center Park, finally sits prominently atop a hill overlooking...

2015 Newport Beach Film Festival Red Carpet Photos

More than 50,000 people descended on Newport Beach April 23 – 30 for the 16th annual Newport Beach Film Festival. Many of the stars and directors of 400 films screening at the festival walked 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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Hot Haute Hot!

  “Chris, I’ve had a beastly morning, it’s hotter than Hades and I’m starving,” stated Stasha, after she dropped her car off for service Friday afternoon. “I’m in a mood, so for your sake,...

Germany comes to Newport

  You don’t need to be German to celebrate Oktoberfest – you just need to enjoy German food and beer. And because this year marks the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest, many local...

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...

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Boats for Sale, Cheap

Ahoy! Summer is closing in on the radar screen, and this Friday boaters will have a chance to pick up a used boat like a dingy, kayak, or paddleboard. The City of Newport Beach, Harbor Resources Division will have another abandoned vessel auction today, March 16. The auction will...

Local Poloists Power Regional Olympic Development Win

The Southern Pacific (Orange County) Red team won the USA Water Polo 2012 ODP Regional Championships – 12th grade and under division – with a 14-9 victory over the Coastal (Los Angeles) Red team in Clovis. The annual tournament features elite teams from each Olympic...

Boy Scout Soars Like an Eagle

Earning the coveted Eagle Scout badge is not for the faint of heart–just ask Newport Beach resident Jack Clement. Jack is one of more than 738 Eagle Scouts honored in 2012 by the Orange County Boy Scouts of America. Typically, an average of 650 Eagle Scout awards are earned...
Posted On 03 Feb 2013

Deep Thoughts: Stupid, Sad & Silly

* Self-Award Season It would be hard not to notice that the award season is in full bloom. I don’t want to spoil the hedonistic dance but couldn’t the Hollywood crowd tone it down a bit? When many businesses are failing, people are out of work and the differentiation between rich...

Protecting Mass Murderers?

Why does a woman in Connecticut with a dysfunctional son need a military assault weapon in her home? Think how different things would be if she’d bought an IPOD instead, but she didn’t, and her son blew her away last Dec. 14. Then, since the NRA didn’t supply...
Posted On 03 Feb 2013

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