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Preparing for a Tsunami

Last week, Indy writer Richard Simon provided an overview of tsunamis and what Newport Beach is doing to prepare for such a disaster. This week, Simon covers what to do when a tsunami strikes. To read part one, click here. At the January 8 meeting of the Newport Beach Harbor...

City Requests Proposals for Restaurant on Newport Pier

City Council heard several options for the empty building at the end of Newport Pier Tuesday and ultimately directed staff to send out a request for proposals for restaurants. There has been interest in the building from several restaurants, according to staff, including the...
Posted On 31 Jan 2014

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Hundreds of Living, Dead Snakes Found in Newport Teacher’s Home A Newport Beach school teacher was arrested for animal cruelty after police found several hundred snakes, alive and dead, in his home, authorities announced this week. William “Bill” Buchman, 53, of Santa Ana,...

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Local Focus: Newport Residents to be Honored on National Philanthropy Day

“The practice of giving money and time to help make life better for other people.” That’s how Webster’s dictionary defines the word “philanthropy.” For a local definition, you’d simply find two...

Communities: Little Known Park Patrol Helps Preserve Our Open Spaces

By Richard V. Simon | NB Indy The smallest public park in Newport Beach is barely the size of a park bench, and just about large enough for one territorial Chihuahua. In fact, Myrtle Park is so...

On Faith: Veteran’s Day at Mariners Christian School

Patriotism pulsed through the walls of Mariners Christian School on Monday as over 250 Veterans and guests joined students, faculty and volunteers to celebrate Veteran’s Day. “Veteran’s Day at...

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Artscapes: Art Books Make Perfect Holiday Gifts

By Lila Crespin, Ph.D. | Newport Beach Arts Foundation Everyone has a favorite work of art, but it’s intriguing to learn the behind-the-scenes story about how and why artists create. That’s why books about art, and books with artful illustrations, make perfect gifts. Knowing...

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...

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That Sinking Feeling

Sporting Off A few summers ago, my girlfriend at the time convinced me to take a sailing class over at OCC’s School of Sailing & Seamanship on PCH.  She signed up for the class, but since the boats were lidos with two-person crews, she wanted me to join the class so it...


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The Value of ‘Value-Added’ Teacher Scoring

  By Tim Brown I am a teacher, and as you might imagine, a number of my friends, family and colleagues have asked me for my reaction to the LA Times “value added” statistical analysis of math and English scores to estimate teaching effectiveness. I have also been asked...


  Cable bills could fall as much as 13 percent if cable and satellite customers could choose the channels they want. Why should we pay for what we would never use, such as Russia Today, The Golf Channel, Playboy, Cartoon Network? And we want more control over what comes in...


  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...