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Benefit: Waymakers Raises $125K at ‘Love Grows by Giving’ Fundraiser

Waymakers hosted nearly 450 wine lovers, foodies and humanitarians to help raise over $125,000 to benefit the Waymakers’ Huntington Beach Youth Shelter, a safe haven for homeless, runaway, abused and at-risk youth, during its ninth annual “Love Grows by Giving” wine tasting...

Benefit: Pacific Symphony’s Disco Gala Raises $1.5M

In 1978, John Travolta received an Oscar nomination for his role in “Saturday Night Fever,” disco music topped the Billboard music charts, disco clubs – and disco wear – were all the rage, and a small Orange County-based orchestra called Pacific Symphony played its first concert....

Campus

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...

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...

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Charity

Back Bay Therapeutic Riding Club is “Rocking for their Riders”

Newport Beach is not known for its equestrian activities, but we do indeed have a plethora of horses in our city. Most are recreational animals, but a handful belong to one of the best kept secrets in Newport Beach: Back Bay Therapeutic Riding Club. The Back Bay Therapeutic...

Heritage Pointe Holds Annual Luncheon and Boutique

Heritage Pointe, known for its unparalleled residential community providing Independent, Assisted Living, and Memory Care services for Seniors, has announced exciting plans for its 29th Annual Luncheon and Shopping Boutique scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, at Hotel Irvine. This...

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: 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...

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 –...

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...