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Armed Guards or Fencing at Andersen Elementary?

Armed guards at Newport-Mesa elementary schools and fencing around Andersen Elementary in Newport Beach were two of the topics of discussion during a special meeting of the Newport-Mesa Board of Education on Tuesday afternoon. According to the staff report, in spring and fall of...

Emergency Preparedness Volunteers Honored

An event last week honored a group of volunteers that are prepared to help the community in the event of a disaster. Members of the city’s Community Emergency Response Team attended the Newport Beach Fire Department’s Sixth Annual State of CERT dinner and awards banquet at Oasis...
Posted On 06 Feb 2014

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School Official Resigns Over CdM Hacking Case A Newport-Mesa Unified School District administrator resigned this week after saying how NMUSD handled the students involved in a computer-hacking cheating scandal at Corona del Mar High School was a “total farce.” Jane Garland left...

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On Faith: Inaugural Night of Prayer at Mariners Church

“We come from different backgrounds and countries and churches, but we worship one God,” Christian Mungai said as he welcomed the energetic audience to the recent inaugural Global Prayer Night at...

Charity Spotlight: Segerstrom Center’s Candlelight Concert Celebrates 40th Anniversary

No one can hold a candle to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts—unless, of course, it’s the Segerstrom Center’s annual Candlelight Concert, a gala evening of dining, dancing and entertainment on...

Fa La La La, Fashion Island Fir Tree

The spirit of the season glowed a little brighter last weekend. Holiday cheer was in the air as the 90-foot fir at Fashion Island was lit up with twinkling lights during the center’s annual tree...
Posted On 22 Nov 2013

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Under Cover: The Night Before Christmas

There is much to be said for tradition. What would Hanukah be without latkes and a dreidl? Or, Thanksgiving without the turkey? And, just try to find me a proper Easter that doesn’t include an egg hunt. It would be like skipping the fireworks on the Fourth of July. Each family...

Off the Menu: Christmas Dining in Newport Beach

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Deciding where to dine out for Christmas is like selecting the perfect present: it’s all a matter of taste. It’s also a matter of letting someone else do the cooking, which allows more time to spend with loved ones....

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Golf Takes Center Stage With Toshiba Classic

As the calendar flips to March, the sports world in Newport Beach turns to golf and Newport Beach Country Club’s Toshiba Classic. The annual week of events kicks off Monday and will wrap up Sunday as 2010 champion Fred Couples aims to defend his title.  The Toshiba Classic...

Boaters’ Weather

Ahoy! What will the weather be like on Christmas Day was the email du jour in my inbox last week, but not so many are curious about New Years Eve or day.  I think more people travel longer distances and do more daytime outdoor activities on Christmas Day then for New Year’s.  New...

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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