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Biz Buzz: PIMCO Chief Executive to Step Down

Newport Beach-based PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, announced this week that Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer Mohamed A. El-Erian has decided to step down from his role and leave the firm in mid-March. He will remain a member of the...

Budget, Marina Park Discussed at Restaurant BID Meeting

Budget concerns, Restaurant Week activities, Marina Park restaurant space, and related issues were discussed at the Newport Beach Restaurant Association Business Improvement District board meeting, held this week at Muldoon’s Irish Pub in Fashion Island. The meeting began with an...

Preparing for a Tsunami in Newport Beach

Locked behind a steel door that requires a special key to open, which the Watch Commander at Newport Beach Police Department carries, is a single white button with the ominous word “Tsunami” etched on its face. A push of that button activates the three emergency warning sirens...

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Benefit: 7th Annual ‘Ante Up for Autism’

Celebrities, top athletes, professional poker players, and autism supporters gathered at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort last weekend to attend Talk About Curing Autism’s 7th annual...

Lynn’s Spin: Newport Residents to be Honored at Philanthropy Day Luncheon

The National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon is one of my very favorite annual events held each year at the Hyatt Regency Irvine in celebration of select Orange County philanthropists, business...
Posted On 25 Oct 2013

On Faith: Parenting Series at St. Andrew’s

“Our biggest goal as parents is to raise our kids to love God and to put others’ needs in front of their own,” Newport resident Kristin Pelinka said. “This series allows us to dialogue with older...

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Off the Menu: Holiday Cocktails and Musical Menus

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Everyone’s getting creative with cocktails, but Sidedoor (adjacent to Five Crowns in Corona del Mar) has developed a new cocktail menu for the holidays that’s guaranteed to please anyone’s taste buds. Selections inclu...

Curtain Up: Holiday Concerts and Seasonal Shows

Looking for something to get you in the holiday mood? From “The Nutcracker” to “The Messiah,” here’s the Indy’s roundup of holiday themed shows. Newport Theater Arts Center is staging a holiday variety show December 20-22, and it’s perfect for...

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Josh Kerr Film to Premiere Here

Pro surfer Josh Kerr will be on hand Wednesday as the film “Kerrazy Kronicles,” which follows Kerr and his cohorts in their search for the perfect wave, premieres at the Lido Theatre. Sponsored by Rusty, the premiere showing of the film – the debut from Kerr’s film company,...

OC Marathon Changes Course

Orange County Marathon organizers today announced a course change for the annual event, to be held on May 1 this year. The new route will take runners off of Back Bay Drive – in response to environmental concerns raised by the Department of Fish and Game – and instead route them...


  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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