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Benefit: 44th Annual Candlelight Concert Sets New Record for Segerstrom Center

More than four decades ago, a group of arts supporters held an event to raise money to build a major performing arts venue in Orange County. The event was held in a vacant Kresge five-and-dime store that had been transformed into an elegant ballroom with the use of candles. Since...

Celebrity Tennis Event Benefits Puerto Rico

In a mix of sports, celebrities and philanthropy, actress Anne Heche co-sponsored “Palisades for Puerto Rico” at Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach on Dec. 10. The event featured Heche, who recently completed filming the NBC drama “The Brave,” as well as Ross Lynch, who is...

Campus

NHHS Alumni Association Welcomes New Board Members

The Newport Harbor High School Alumni Association welcomes two new members onto their Executive Board, the group announced in a press release this week. By a unanimous vote, Alan Gaddis (Class of 1980) will now serve as president, and Robin (Guzik) Sinclair (Class of 1974) will...

Students Learn ‘Living History’ From Veterans

It was an extra special Flag Day last week for about 90 Orange County veterans as they were honored at an annual lunch event presented by more than 400 local students. The June 14 luncheon was part of the Corona del Mar High School Living History program that pairs sophomore...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018

NHHS Students, Staff Protest Rats on Campus

Newport Harbor High School students left their classrooms on April 27 to protest rats on campus. The rodent problem at the school has been spreading and increasing for more than a year, escalating within the last few months, students and staff reported. “This is actually...

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Charity

Charity Spotlight: Operation Underground Railroad Gala Nets $300K

On Saturday evening, May 19, the Operation Underground Railroad Gala took place at the Newport Beach Country Club. The evening was hosted by Mike Tomlin, Head Coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The event featured special guest speakers Marisol Nichols from The CW’s ...

Charity Spotlight: Laguna Playhouse Gala Raises $1.7M

The Laguna Playhouse raised $1.7 Million at their annual gala held on May 12, 2018 at Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach. Attended by 400 playhouse patrons, the sold-out event featured a VIP Sponsors Reception, an elegant dinner, live and silent auction, entertainment and a...

Green

Attracting ‘Good Bugs’ to a Garden

By Gary Jones | Special to the NB Indy “Good” bugs can be a homeowner’s best friend, while “bad” bugs can wipe out weeks of gardening in just a few days. By definition, it is easy to know the difference. The notorious bad bug gang of four – aphids, whitefly, scale and mealy-bu...

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...

Local Focus

45th Lido Boat Show Sails Into Town April 19-22

Imagine sitting on the deck of your own yacht bobbing on the water of Newport Harbor, cruising to Catalina aboard a swift sailboat, or fishing along the coast in your own trawler. Now imagine going to the 45th annual Lido Boat Show and having an up close and personal encounter...

Local Focus: Organ Donor, Recipient Share New Ambition

By Cassandra Reinhart | Special to the NB Indy Bruce Cook feels alive again. “I feel totally different and my whole appetite is different,” Cook said. “Things that I loved before I don’t even want to eat now.” Cook, of Newport Beach, received a kidney transplant from Laguna Beach...

Local Focus: In Memory of Dr. Mike and His ‘Deep Thoughts’

By Jeff Glueck | Special to the NB Indy Many of you read my father’s column, “Deep Thoughts from Dr. Mike,” over the years in this newspaper. He loved Newport Beach, his home for 44 years, and loved sharing his thoughts, whether funny, sad, indignant, or irreverent. We lost my...

On Faith

On Faith: A Day of Compassion at St. Mark Presbyterian Church

St. Mark Presbyterian Church invites the community to A Day for Contemplation and Compassion on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. According to St. Mark Elder Deborah Mayhew, the retreat day is designed to deepen one’s skills and capacities for compassionate living. “We...

On Faith: Teens Turn to Fristers

“We believe in the significance of families and we support families,” said Ali Woodard, founder president and CEO of Fristers. “Fristers is a non-profit that supports teen parents, the youngest and most vulnerable families in our communities. We are completely focused on helping...

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...