Benefit

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...

Benefit: Human Options Serious Fun Gala Raises $480K at Balboa Bay Resort

Human Options, an Orange County-based nonprofit dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence, hosted their 2018 Serious Fun Gala on May 19 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. The event brought together more than 325 influential community leaders who helped raise...

Campus

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...

Campus: CdM Student Kinsale Hueston Appointed a National Student Poet

St. Margaret’s Episcopal School senior Kinsale Hueston, 17, of Corona del Mar was appointed one of five National Student Poets during a ceremony held on Aug. 31 in the James Madison Memorial Building at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The event featured a pinning...

Speak Up Newport Present Scholarship Awards

Speak Up Newport, a nonprofit citizens group in Newport Beach, presented its annual Scholarship Awards to five students from local high schools. The Speak Up Newport Foundation Scholarship Awards, previously known as the Dorothy Hardcastle Scholarship Awards, are awarded annually...

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Charity

Newport Philanthropists Honored at 32nd Annual National Philanthropy Day

Orange County’s top philanthropists, business leaders and individuals were honored at the 32nd Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon attended by 920 guests on Thursday, Nov. 16, at City National Grove of Anaheim. Produced by the Orange County Chapter of the Association...

Charity Spotlight: Local Chefs Cook Up Donations for Charity

  It’s always rewarding to see local chefs cooking for charity, which is why the inaugural Chef Masters benefiting Alzheimer’s Family Center – held at the Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach on October 28 and attended by 375 guests – was such a success. More than 30...

Green

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...

Going Green: First Flush of Rainy Season Affects Coastal Water Quality

By Garry Brown, Executive Director / Orange County Coastkeeper  As summer weather has finally come to a close, it is time to start preparing for the wet season. The day after a rain storm is clear, crisp, and there is a sense of renewal in the air. All the streets appear clean,...

Local Focus

Local Focus: Ten Days of Silence Changed This Doctor’s Life

It is said that a doctor who treats himself has a fool for patient. But not always. Newport Beach Mohs skin cancer surgeon Adam Rotunda – a physician, scientist-investigator, certified yoga instructor and soon-to-be-president of American Society of Dermatologic Surgery –...

Local Focus: New Balboa Island Museum is a Product of Tireless Efforts

A museum is a complex creature whose sustaining oxygen in large part stems from the generosity of many: from invaluable volunteers to dedicated staff, from guiding boards to selfless donors of everything from memorabilia to money. The largess of so many Newport Beach-loving...

Local Focus: Pacific Club Hosts Ellis Island Medalists

On Wednesday, June 27, the Pacific Club in Newport Beach hosted a trio of Ellis Island Medal of Honor winners as part of the club’s Distinguished Speakers Series luncheons. The Ellis Island Medal of Honor recognizes the combined professional achievements and humanitarian work of...

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: Slow Moving Fitness for Seniors

This is one father who’s truly unhappy having put two kids through college. No, not my own children. My orthopedist’s. In a long life of body-risking sports, I’ve broken bones, worn out cartilage, sprained muscle, strained ligaments and have sported bruises whose various colors...

Senior Moments: Your Mind is Your Greatest Asset

By Felicia Wiseman | NB Indy I believe that simplicity is the highest form of truth, creativity and sophistication. Have you heard of the K.I.S.S. motto, “Keep it simple, stupid?” Positive thinking is more than just a tag line; it changes the way we behave. Positive thinking...