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Authorities Still Looking To Identify Body

Authorities are asking for help in identifying the body of a man found floating in the water off the coast of Newport Beach, the Orange County Sheriff ’s Department announced last week. The unidentified male was found Christmas Eve about one mile off from the Crystal Cove area,...

Biz Buzz: Early Projections for 2014

The New Year is here, and we can truly look at 2013 without the rose-colored glasses. Overall business was good for most of Newport Beach, the state of California and the country as a whole. Steve Rosansky, CEO of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, shared some insights with...
Posted On 03 Jan 2014

Newport Beach is Home Base for BCS Bowl Championship

Scoring a game changing touchdown for the winter season tourism, Newport Beach is the host city for the 2014 Bowl Championship Series. Newport Beach is serving as home base for both teams, plus their families, coaching staff, fans, VIP delegates, alumni groups, band members, and...
Posted On 02 Jan 2014

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Lynn’s Spin: Good Clean Fun in Support of 1/1

On Saturday, September 28, the Newport Beach 1st Battalion, 1st Marines Foundation will hold a car wash fundraiser at the Newport Dunes Resort and Marina from 10AM to 4PM.             Funds...
Posted On 24 Sep 2013

Race for the Cure Takes to the Streets of Newport

Thousands of runners will be taking to the streets of Newport Beach this Sunday, September 22, for the 22nd annual Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure. The event connects breast cancer...

California Coastal Cleanup Day

Keeping our beaches clean is no easy task, but on Saturday, September 21, more than 60,000 volunteers are expected to participate in the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day from 9 a.m. to noon....

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Curtain Up: Making Memories with ‘A Christmas Memory’

Indy Theatre Critic Tom Shelton, a professional actor who has worked locally at South Coast Rep and Laguna Playhouse, is in the cast of “A Christmas Memory” that runs through December 29 at Laguna Playhouse. This is his report on his experience.  Two months ago I had no notion...
Posted On 14 Dec 2013

Holiday Shows

•  Choreographed by Artistic Director Salwa Rizkalla, Festival Ballet Theatre’s enchanting production of “The Nutcracker” returns with performances December 13 through 24 at Irvine Barclay Theater. Local students in children’s roles join FBT’s company dancers and guest artists...

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Price Is Right at Toshiba

Television analyst and three-time major championship winner Nick Price went wire-to-wire to win the Toshiba Classic at the Newport Beach Country Club, his fourth Champions Tour title. Price became only the fourth player to not relinquish a lead at the Toshiba Classic, holding off...

Blowing My Horn for The Fred Horn Show and Whistle Signals

Ahoy! Next Wednesday is a sad note for some boaters as lobster season will end on March 16 in Southern California until next October.  I love to eat Panulirus interruptus, but this year I have heard little from recreational divers and fishermen catching the bugs along our coast. ...


  Too many Californians are without jobs and have been for much too long. According to US Labor Department June estimates, 2.24 million Californians are out of work, an increase of 27,600 jobless Californians compared to May. At 12.3 percent, the unemployment rate in...

Just Some Harmless Fun

  One of my favorite former Newport Beach mayors closed escrow on a Las Vegas condo last week.  He was going there so much (but only for the shows and wonderful restaurants, of course), he figured why not have a second home there? About the same time, I was wrapping up a...

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