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Benefit

Benefit: UCI Mind Gala is “A December to Remember”

By Petrina Friede | NB Indy  The 7th Annual fundraising gala for Alzheimer’s research at UCI MIND, the Institute for Memory Impairment and Neurologic Disorders, was held at the festively decorated Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach on Dec. 3. The gala raised $375,000 to support...

Benefit: CASA Annual Holiday Luncheon and Fashion Show

By Petrina Friede | NB Indy  One of the hottest tickets in town was the Annual Holiday Luncheon & Fashion Show supporting CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Orange County, held at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point. The ultra-elegant event sold out before many...

Campus

CdM Teachers, Staff and Students Compete Together on the Dance Floor

Corona del Mar High School students and staff will hit the dance floor next week for a night of fun, competition and entertainment. The 5th Annual “Dancing with the Teachers” will be held in the big gym on the CdM campus at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The performance is presented by and...

NMUSD Celebrates 50 Years

Newport-Mesa Unified School District is celebrating it’s golden anniversary this school year. On July 1, 1966 the Costa Mesa Union School District, Newport Beach City School District, and the Newport Harbor Union High School District unified to become the NMUSD. In honor of their...

Incumbents Hold On to School Board Seats

  Despite an impressive number of votes and neighborhood support for a team of challengers, the three incumbents on the Newport-Mesa Unified School Board will retain their trustee positions for the next four years. Martha Fluor, trustee of Area 3 since 1991, beat out...

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Charity

Charity Spotlight: Arbor Real Estate Party for Clean Water

On November 29, Newport Beach-based Arbor Real Estate hosted its annual fundraiser to benefit the Rob Machado Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides water filling stations to schools and public spaces. These stations provide a clean, healthful drink option for...

Charity Spotlight: Hanley Investment Group Raises $35K with Mustaches

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized boutique real estate brokerage and advisory firm in Corona del Mar specializing in the sale of retail properties, raised over $35,000 in its annual Movember campaign. This marks Hanley Investment Group’s sixth...

Green

Going Green: Upper Newport Bay – Restoration, Recreation and Research

By Garry Brown, Executive Director / Orange County Coastkeeper Just above Newport Harbor is the Upper Newport Bay, a sanctuary to many species of plants, birds and marine organisms. The Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and Ecological Reserve is an estuary, a wetland with a mix...

Going Green: Desalination Plant is Bad for the Region

By Garry Brown, Executive Director / Orange County Coastkeeper The California Coastal Commission will meet at Newport Beach City Hall November 13 – 15. On the agenda for Nov. 13 is a Coastal Development Permit application from Connecticut-based Poseidon Water. Their proposed...

Local Focus

Local Focus: Laguna Supercross Rider and Newport Riding Coach Team Up

If you’re going to the Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday, Jan. 21, look for a rider wearing number 14. That’s Laguna Beach-based rider Cole Seely, 26, who trains with Newport Beach resident Jeff Ward.  Ward is Seely’s riding coach, as well as a...

Local Focus: Former Newport Beach Mayor Dennis O’Neil Passes Away at 78

Longtime civic leader and former Newport Beach Mayor Dennis “Denny” O’Neil passed away on Jan. 6 in Corona del Mar after a long battle with fibrosis of the lungs. He was 78. O’Neil was the vice chairman of Newport Beach and Company, the private nonprofit marketing arm...

Retired Airline Pilot Cooks up a New Life

Before the introduction of aircraft-specific iPads issued to cockpit crews, pilots would pack their carry-on bags with manuals that measured many inches thick.     Retired American Airlines Captain James Whitehead, 71, of Balboa Peninsula, still finds himself traveling to “work”...

On Faith

On Faith: The Gift of Art Boxes

What looks like a simple cardboard box filled with art supplies can help needy students tap into suppressed feelings, express emotions and begin to process them, share secrets and fears in a safe environment, and enjoy the freedom to be creative. Newport resident Jennifer Mathews...

On Faith: Grace Fellowship Church Teens Serve Locally

“Imagine all your possessions boxed up, is there any chance they will all fit in a box or bag? Of course not! However, for most of the homeless in Costa Mesa, that’s all they have,” said high school junior Connor Dean after his mission experience with Grace Fellowship Church. “I...

Senior Moments

Senior Moments: Frieda Caplan is ‘The Queen of Kiwi’

By Felicia Wiseman | NB Indy “Fear No Fruit” is a fascinating and true story of 91-year-old Frieda Caplan, also known as “The Queen of Kiwi.” Born in Los Angeles and a graduate of UCLA, she worked as a bookkeeper and cashier in the Wholesale Produce Market in downtown L.A. In the...

Bongiorno Boomers: Starting Anew

Good Morning, (Buon Giorno) Boomers! I trust you’ve recovered sufficiently from the Holidays for us to begin the New Year together. From my present vantage point, I see a lot of changes in the offing, and, like Ricky Ricardo, I may have “a lot of splainin’ to do” to make sense of...