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  Facebook can be used for more than just chatting. The Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD) has used facebook and other social networking websites, as well as craigslist, to do research and locate stolen property. “We regularly use craigslist” and other similar...

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  We’re crowing a bit at Firebrand Media (Newport Beach Independent’s parent company) this week with the introduction of our new web portal, OCinSite.com. Check it out. The website is intended to become the marketplace for lifestyle, features and news solely dedicated to our...

Police Blotter

  CRIME LOG   8/28 10:00: Ocean Blvd/Helitrope, vandalism, est. dam. $400 8/28 16:45: 1242 Rutland Road #3, residential burglary, $1,315 8/29 03:15: 115 Garnet Ave., residential burglary, $1,300 8/29 10:56: 4500 Macarthur Blvd., vehicle burglary, $1,200 – est. dam. $500...

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Symphony’s School Program a Real ‘Class Act’

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, in particular the choral finale “Ode to Joy,” is one of the most renowned and recognized pieces of classical music in the world. It conjures up many different things to...

Library Gets Teen Spirit

Newport Beach Public Library is dedicated to making the library not only a place teens “have” to go to study or find resources for a school project, but a place teens want to go. At the Central...

Carousel Riders Raise $55K for Equine Therapy Program

The Festival of Children Foundation enlisted South Coast Plaza’s carousel as a fundraising machine for two Orange County nonprofit organizations that specialize in providing equine therapy...

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Childhelp’s Annual Holiday Boutique & Luncheon Nets a Record $160,000

By Lynn Selich | Society Editor Photos by Ann Chatillon   Childhelp’s Annual Holiday event chairs Joy Whitlock-Estrada and Gina Van Ocker welcomed more than 450 enthusiastic shoppers to the Hyatt Regency Irvine for this year’s Childhelp Holiday Boutique and Luncheon, which...

Thanksgiving Feasts in Newport Beach

  By Christopher Trela and Stasta Surdyke   Get out of the kitchen this Thanksgiving and let one of these top local Newport Beach restaurants take care of your holiday feast.   BALBOA BAY CLUB Balboa Bay Club has two restaurants offering excellent Thanksgiving...

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