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Benefit: CASA Black & White Ball Nets $1 Million

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Court Appointed Special Advocates (also known as CASA) is celebrating 30 years of advocating for abused and neglected children going through the court system. As part of that celebration CASA held its annual Celebration of...

Benefit: ‘Table for 10’ Shines a Light on Illumination Foundation

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy One of the most anticipated charity events of the year is the annual “Table for 10” culinary extravaganza that benefits Illumination Foundation, whose mission is to provide targeted, interdisciplinary services for the most...
Posted On 03 Apr 2015

Campus

Campus: ’15 Minutes’ Program Exposes DUI Consequences to CdM Students

The grim reaper visited Corona del Mar High School Tuesday, at the simulated scene of a triple fatality, two-vehicle collision. The staged scene was part of “Every 15 Minutes” program at CdM this week. More than 1,000 kids watched the car crash demonstration. “This is what could...
Posted On 04 Apr 2014

Campus: Sage Hill Ceremony Blesses Science Center

Several hundred students, staff members, parents, school officials and supporters gathered on the campus at the top of the hill in Newport Coast on Monday to honor its history and celebrate its future. The event was part of a Sage Hill School Native American blessing ceremony...
Posted On 04 Apr 2014

Surfers Compete in Newport Harbor Classic

About 180 surfers of all ages hit the surf this weekend for the 15th Annual Newport Harbor High School Newport Surf Classic The weekend-long community event turned out bigger than organizers were expecting, with hundreds of spectators, first time surfers and experienced, local...
Posted On 04 Apr 2014

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Charity

Charity Spotlight: Bubbles and Brunch to End MS at Island Hotel Aug. 26

Ronda Giangreco had just returned from a cooking adventure in Italy when she received news that would change her life. She was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis), a debilitating disease that affects the central nervous system. Her doctor said that she may not be able to walk...

Charity Spotlight: Girl Scouts of OC Announce 2017 Celebrate Leadership Honorees

Three Newport Beach residents are among six women named as 2017 Celebrate Leadership honorees by the Girl Scouts of Orange County These six female trailblazers are Girl Scout alumnae and outstanding examples of what it means to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker,...

Green

Eco-Math Field Trip

  Have you ever been to a City Council meeting?  You should go. There are different ways to communicate your point.  At City Council meetings, fear of the unknown often drives logic.  But then there are those that choose to communicate with facts and data, and that is what...

Green Year in Review

And, so, we end a year with an opportunity to look back. I am grateful to the Newport Beach Indy for dedicating space to Green Stories, the only newspaper I know of to consistently do so.  I hope that this column has allowed you to enjoy your cup of coffee and get you inspired...

Local Focus

Whale Watchers Hope for a “Gray” Day

It might be a gray day. Then, again, it could be a blue day. It all depends on the type of whale that Capt. Rob Ellingboe spots from the bridge of the 75-foot whale watching/fishing boat “Nautilus” out of Newport Landing and Davey’s Locker at the Balboa Fun Zone. In fact,...

Local Focus: Life at the Beach Drives Local Realtor

Most realtors don’t have a surfboard and an electric guitar in their office—but then, most realtors aren’t like Chris Brigandi. Brigandi is a true “local boy makes good” story. After stints in the music business and laboring as a roofer, Brigandi worked his way up the real estate...

Local Focus: Newport Couple Boxed In to Their Business

This is truly a “moving” story. Two young Concordia University students meet, fall in love, conceive a business based on the KISS principle (keep is simple), earn their Bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and Business Management, file for and get a DBA shortly after graduation,...

On Faith

On Faith: Women of Vision’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

“As I look around this room, I see the faces of women who have quite literally changed the world and I am genuinely humbled in your presence,” said Reneé Stearns at the recent Women of Vision 25th Anniversary Celebration. “For a quarter of a century, in partnership with...

On Faith: Cancer with Compassion Support Group

Walking into the Cancer with Compassion Support Group with my friend Sheila, I didn’t know what to expect. I thought that a room filled with people with cancer struggles, some even fighting for their lives, might be uncomfortable. That’s not what I experienced. I experienced...

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