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New Residential Trash Collection Service Starts March 31

The transition to the new residential trash collection service will begin March 31, the city announced last week. Newport Beach residents that currently have their trash collected by the city will need to order their new carts by Jan. 20, city spokeswoman Tara Finnigan wrote in a...
Posted On 11 Jan 2014

Pay Stations Approved for Balboa Pier Parking Lot

State officials approved a permit this week for electronic parking pay stations at a beachside public parking lot in Newport Beach, with a few special conditions. On Wednesday, the California Coastal Commission unanimously approved installing 11 automatic payment machines and...
Posted On 11 Jan 2014

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,...

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Charity: Locals Chair Human Options Luncheon

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and awareness is at the forefront of Human Options’ mission of working with the community to break the cycle of domestic violence. The domestic...

Charity: Prepare to ‘Ante Up for Autism’ on October 12

If seven is a lucky number, then the 7th annual Ante Up for Autism charity event on October 12 should be the luckiest one yet. This noted gala and casino night benefits Talk About Curing Autism...

Benefit: ‘Boots on the Beach’ Supports American Cancer Society

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy     It’s not often we get to dress down to attend a charity event, but the 15th OC Barons Ball, dubbed “Boots on the...

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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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Boaters’ Weather

Ahoy! Beautiful weather this week as we cruise into the weekend with slightly cooler air temperatures, but nothing compared to the weather systems that are causing flooding along the East Coast – and tornadoes.  The Great Lakes region just dug out from a winter storm this...

Foundation Gives $10K to HS Teams

Representatives from local high school sailing teams received a $10,000 grant from the Newport Harbor Sailing Foundation (NHSF). Pictured here are team members from Corona del Mar, Newport Harbor, Sage and Mater Dei high school sailing teams. The NHSF grant will help cover travel...


  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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