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Benefit: Segerstrom Center’s 45th Annual Candlelight Concert is a Glowing Success

Segerstrom Center for the Arts kicked off the holiday charity season in style at the 45th Annual Candlelight Concert held on Friday evening, November 30. The evening took on an “Enchanted Evening” theme thanks to an emerald-colored carpet that welcomed the 450 guests as they...

Benefit: 20th Annual Eric Marienthal and Friends Concert Raises $200K for High Hopes

It was 20 years ago that smooth jazz legend Eric Marienthal first performed a benefit concert for the High Hopes Brain Injury Program, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and retraining of those who have been devastated by brain injuries. Now, two decades...

Campus

Local Teacher Selected for National Oratory Program

Some local students are learning what it takes to give a great speech after their teacher was selected for an instructive national program. Lindsey Charron, a history and leadership teacher at Ensign Intermediate School, was selected to return during the 2018-2019 school year for...
Posted On 30 Nov 2018

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

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Charity

Charity Spotlight: Pacific Symphony Announces Major Gifts at Newport Coast Reception

Seth and Yasuko Siegel of Newport Beach hosted a private dinner reception on February 10 for 100 local community leaders in the Newport Coast home of Yael and Eyal Aronoff to recognize the Jewish Federation & Family Services of Orange County for their lead gift of $100,000 in...

Charity Spotlight: Newport Chapter of National Charity League Hosts 58th Debutante Ball

Honoring six years of dedication to more than 30 charities throughout Orange County, 29 debutantes from the Newport Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. were honored at the 58th Debutante Ball, held on Nov. 24, at the Hotel Irvine, the league announced in a message.  National...

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

Newport Resident Finds Her Whole Purpose

Anyone attending Natural Products Expo West at the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend may encounter Newport Beach resident Kelly Lam wandering the aisles, chatting with vendors or maybe demonstrating the latest juicer at a vendor booth. Her presence makes sense, because Lam...

Local Focus: Stefanie Salem’s Rocky Road to Success

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” Words of wisdom from Helen Keller, who endured both suffering and success.  That “Rocky Road to Success” is the...

Local Focus: Sage Hill Twins Talk in Code

For those afraid of what the future holds for this country, they need only talk to 16-year-old fraternal twins Hana and Miya Stauss, currently juniors at Sage Hill School, to see that the future’s not only bright, it’s brilliantly incandescent. Although grades and class standings...

On Faith

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Church Services in Newport Beach

CHRISTMAS EVE and CHRISTMAS DAY CHURCH SERVICES Christ Church by the Sea United Methodist (1400 W. Balboa Blvd). Dec. 24: 7:30 p.m. (949) 673-3805 / christbytheseanb.org Community Church, Congregational (611 Heliotrope Ave.). Dec. 24: 4,7 p.m. (949)-644-7400 / cdmucc.org. Grace...

On Faith: A Priceless Luncheon

More than 300 men and women gathered at the Fashion Island Hotel recently for the sixth annual Priceless Luncheon, hosted by Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice. The inspiring event raised more than $203,000 for Global Center for Women and Justice and its...

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...