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Just Desserts at ‘Dessert Lab’

The name The Dessert Lab is most deceiving, but in a very good way. It’s where you go to get your sugar fix or even a healthier alternative, but once inside, find so much more. Healthy breakfast? Check. Scrumptious homemade cheesecake? Check. Amazing gourmet Italian coffees and...
Posted On 10 Apr 2014

Sessions Sandwiches Opens on Balboa Peninsula

Deli and gourmet sandwich eatery Sessions Sandwiches co-owners Matt Meddock, Maxmilian “Max” Schlutz and Beckham Thomas cut a ceremonial red ribbon last week and welcomed local city officials (including Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill, Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce CEO Steve...

Rare Wool Sweater on Display at Store’s Grand Opening

The Fashion Island location of St. Croix Shops, a small chain of independently owned men’s clothing (all made in America) specialty stores, has moved. The shop went from its site in the atrium to the other side of the mall next to Nordstrom’s, in the “men’s collection” area. To...

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Lynn’s Spin: Cooking Up Memories

When I was a kid, our home had a long wooden bar with stools that faced the kitchen. We would climb up to have our afterschool snacks there and it was the perfect vantage point to watch my mom...
Posted On 21 Feb 2014

Boys & Girls Club Launches ‘It Just Takes One’ Campaign

The Boys and Girls Club of the Harbor Area hopes you will be “the one” to make a financial gift of support this year. The local nonprofit, which has been serving kids in Orange County for more...

Big Brothers Big Sisters of OC Scores Big Donation

With the sole purpose to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County’s “High School Bigs” mentoring program, Angelitos de Oro generously donated $285,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters...

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Artscapes: OCMA Offers “California Landscape into Abstraction”

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  For most people, the word “landscape” means a picturesque countryside setting with colorful foliage and snow-capped mountains. For the artists whose work is included in “California Landscape into Abstraction,” the exhibit...

Off the Menu: OC Restaurant Week in Newport Beach

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy If you enjoyed the culinary delights of last month’s Newport Beach Restaurant Week, you’ll love another restaurant week celebration that starts this Sunday: Orange County Restaurant Week. More than 100 restaurants throughout...

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Kobe’s Team Looking Good Now

Sportswriters and cynical fans all across the country pronounced the Lakers all but dead entering the all-star break after a mystifying loss to the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers, but since then the Lakers have gone 13-1 and look like the two-time defending champions again.  Newport...

Spring Gold Cup

Over 100 junior sabot sailors descended on NHYC last weekend for the Spring Gold Cup Regatta.  With the local Balboa Bay Fleet slated to host the Junior Sabot Nationals this coming August, many of the top sabot sailors from all over Southern California showed up to get experience...

OK, So I Exaggerate a Little …

(Before you start reading this drivel, I apologize in advance for all the numbers you are going to see.  I’m an accountant in the midst of tax season, so numbers is all I know right now…) So boldly did I predict how much the November 2010 Newport Beach City Council race was going...
Posted On 07 Apr 2011
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Power of Prayer Works Across Faiths

“WWJD?”  A popular expression most of us are familiar with:  “What Would Jesus Do?”  But is this catchy phrase a fad, or a compass for life’s choices? And how important is it to pray for guidance? On a daily basis, I believe this question is easily answered.  Let’s say someone is...
Posted On 31 Mar 2011

Music to My Ears

I had the pleasure on Monday to attend an exciting, comfortably elegant luncheon held at Marche Moderne South Coast Plaza, for a very special announcement made by the beautiful and enigmatic Elizabeth Segerstrom, along with Philharmonic Society President and Artist Director, Dean...
Posted On 24 Mar 2011

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