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May I Ask You to Read This, Please?

  As I bounced around Newport this week running errands, surfing this little swell that’s here, and driving down our city streets, I couldn’t think about anything but manners. I thought about the people that have great manners, but even more about the people with a glaring...

A Chance to Broaden Horizons

  When I was in my late teens I had the good fortune to live and travel for a few months throughout Japan. That first international trip took me from my relatively simple life here in Newport Beach and opened my eyes and mind in a way I can’t imagine without the experience....

The School of Life

  “The best things are the nearest: breath in your nostrils, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you.  Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest...

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Star-Studded Opening Night for Film Festival

The 12th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival opened this week to a packed theater and several A-list celebrities at Edwards Big Newport Cinemas. A few of the big names on Thursday’s red carpet:...

OCMA’s Calder Exhibit Celebrated

    The Orange County Museum of Art celebrated opening weekend of “Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy” with a preview dinner and members’ opening party on April 8...
Posted On 29 Apr 2011

He Has Control Issues

Rattlesnakes in yards, birds in skylights and sick sea lions on the beach; that’s just an average Monday for animal control Officer Mike Teague. He has also encountered tiger cubs, a 15-foot...
Posted On 29 Apr 2011

Stepping Out

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Putting the Christ in Christmas

I’ll always remember 1963 as the year my parents put Christ in Christmas. That year my mother set up her nativity in its usual place of honor – on top of the console TV. The carved wood nativity was lit by one incandescent bulb that served as both general illumination and,...

A Christmas Carol for Hoag Hospital

Approximately 600 members of the ever-growing family of supporters, volunteers and friends of Hoag Hospital gathered in the Pacific Ballroom at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort to celebrate Hoag’s 44th Annual Christmas Carol Ball on Saturday night. Approximately $820,000 was...

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