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Biz Buzz: Newport Beach Business Sailed Steady in 2014

It may be a distant memory for some, but the recession of 2008 is still all too clear for others. The beginning of the recession damaged many businesses irreparably; some barely survived, a few flourished, but many closed. Even those not directly affected felt the pain as diminishing equity and...
Posted On 31 Dec 2014

Benefit: Laguna Playhouse Hosts ‘A Night at Cocoanut Grove’

Laguna Playhouse went back in time for its annual Gala last month, which pleased supporters so much that the gala brought in a record $196,500. Dubbed “A Night at the Cocoanut Grove,” the Big Band Gala was held at the Island Hotel in Fashion Island and chaired by Michelle Bendetti and Justin...


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News in Newport Beach   Driver Killed in Jamboree Crash ID’d Authorities have identified the male driver that was killed in a single-vehicle rollover traffic collision this week. Trent Morris, 22, of Wildomar died at 12:21 p.m., according to the Orange County Sheriff’s...

Biz Buzz: Tao of Wellness Clients Get the Point

Aichmophobia, better known as the paranoia or fear of needles, usually originates from the pain caused by the variety of inoculations we get from an early age. So why would anyone intentionally go to an acupuncturist to have needles stuck into their body? The ancient treatment is...
Posted On 19 May 2015

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

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Benefit: “iheartoc Giving Day” Raises $1.8 Million for Local Charities

The Newport Beach-based Orange County Community Foundation raised $1,813,460 for Orange County nonprofits during iheartoc Giving Day, the inaugural county-wide day of giving held from 6 a.m....

Benefit: CHOC Follies raises over $650,000 for CHOC Children’s

It’s become an institution in Orange County, and it’s raised millions of dollars for charity. It’s CHOC Follies, which last month presented its 18th annual production, this year titled “CHOCAGO,...

Charity Spotlight: Project Hope Alliance Teams with St. Andrew’s Church

On Sunday, May 3, hundreds of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church parishioners and community members joined forces for a “food pantry packing party” to assemble thousands of pounds of food into bags...

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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...

Artscapes: Orange County Museum of Art Hosts Pioneering Exhibitions

The Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach hosts a pair of exhibitions Feb. 25 – May 24, 2015, that explore the groundbreaking artwork of “Alien She,” the first exhibition highlighting the lasting impact of the pioneering punk feminist movement Riot Grrrl on today’s...

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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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Harbor Girl Poloists Upset CdM for Championship

Trailing 6-3 near the end of the third quarter, Newport Harbor’s girls water polo team scored five unanswered goals to take an 8-6 lead with 2:36 left in the fourth quarter. They then hung on to defeat No. 1 seed Corona del Mar, 8-7, and win the section championship....
Posted On 28 Feb 2012

Sailing Summary

Results SCYA Mid-Winters (Various Local Venues), Feb 18-19. SCYA’s 83rd Midwinters took place up and down the Southern California coast this weekend.  Locally, the biggest turnout was at Newport Harbor Yacht Club which hosted the junior sabot classes.  Racers enjoyed steady...

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Shells

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I’ve been pondering a creative way to express my affection to my beloved. Not much of a Hallmark holiday kind of gal, I like to think outside the envelope. Because we love boating together so much, I decided something nautical in nature...
Posted On 25 Jan 2013

Holiday Wars

When Bill O’Reilly and Fox News were loudly condemning the “War On Christmas,” I naively assumed they had zeroed in on canceled Nativity scenes at public parks in Santa Monica. Or maybe they were mad at Hallmark for selling cards that say “Seasons...
Posted On 21 Jan 2013

Lynn’s Spin: Looking for Sanity in Cell-Phone-Free Zones

Like most typical teenagers, I was constantly on the phone. That was back way before cell phones, but regardless, I spent mind-numbing hours in my room talking to my BFF’s about what we were wearing to school the next day, the cute football player we had a crush on, and how dorky...
Posted On 19 Jan 2013

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