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Benefit: Pacific Coast Wine Festival Nets 200K for Pacific Symphony

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Music and wine are a perfect pairing, as evidenced by the 8th annual Pacific Coast Wine Festival that raised $200,000 for the Pacific Symphony artistic and education programs. Held last weekend at the Island Hotel in...

Benefit: Napa in Newport Raises $680K for CureDuchenne

Nearly 300 guests enjoyed the fun and flavor of Napa Valley wineries on Feb. 28 as they gathered at the Balboa Bay Resort with a common goal of saving the lives of thousands of boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The Napa in Newport Wine Auction raised more than $680,000 to...

Campus

Students Learn History, Life Lessons from Veterans

A few hundred teenagers had lunch with about 100 veterans on Thursday. The luncheon was part of the Corona del Mar High School Living History program that pairs sophomore students with veterans from the Orange County Freedom Committee. “In our Living History program, our students...
Posted On 21 Mar 2014

Pi + Pie = Infinite Fun

Math class included pie for students at Harbor Day School on Friday. For about 200 students at the Corona del Mar campus, it would be irrational to celebrate March 14, a national holiday, any other way. The date corresponds with the mathematical constant, Pi (π), or approximately...
Posted On 21 Mar 2014

School Notes

Flagship Programs Proposed for NMUSD School Zones Corona del Mar, Newport Harbor, Costa Mesa and Estancia school zones presented their proposed distinguished programs for their respective schools to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of education on Tuesday. CdM...

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Charity

Charity Spotlight: Junior League of OC Elects New President and Wins Award

The Junior League of Orange County, based in Newport Beach, has elected Maria de Vera-Suarez as President of the nonprofit organization for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. She takes over the reins of the organization from Sara Young, who served as President for the 2016-2017 year.  ...

Charity Spotlight: Hoag Summer Classic Culinary Event Raises $245K

Get 40 top local restaurants (and the Newport Beach Fire Department) to serve their signature cuisine, add an opportunity drawing and live music, then invite 1,000 people to come and enjoy the festivities while raising money for charity. Sounds like an instant classic, which in...

Green

Kick the Can

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Sit Down, Green Fat Lady

Green and sustainable thinking and action is not dead. I constantly get asked about global warming or climate change.  Honestly, I do not think about it much.  Other than to recognize that science is telling us facts like glaciers are melting, and an appropriate response is...

Local Focus

Local Focus: Newporters Donate $10 Million to Chapman University

Philanthropists Catherine and James Emmi of Corona del Mar have made a transformational gift to Chapman University to support the university’s significant expansion in the sciences. The exact amount of the gift is confidential, but it is in excess of $10 million. The donation was...

Local Focus: Newport Residents to be Honored on National Philanthropy Day

“The practice of giving money and time to help make life better for other people.” That’s how Webster’s dictionary defines the word “philanthropy.” For a local definition, you’d simply find two names listed: Victoria Collins and Natalie Cernius. These two community volunteers are...

Local Focus: Four Friends Bring Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizza Back to Life

Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizza is back! The iconic pizza palace on S.E. Bristol Street at Birch Street in Newport Beach reopened two weeks ago under the direction of four new owners, including Newport Beach residents Stan Frazier (former drummer with Sugar Ray and a partner in A...

On Faith

On Faith: International Justice Mission

I was one of the over 400 people who were shocked to hear 13-year-old Griselda’s story of horror, but relieved to hear that her story ended up being one of hope and healing. Thanks to the strategic work of International Justice Mission, Griselda and countless others are now able...

On Faith: A Journey of Faith ‘To The Ends Of The Earth’

“We hope people see the documentary and leave feeling inspired to be God’s hands and feet,” explained Doug Wekenman, one of the four men featured in the documentary “The AC Project: To The Ends Of The Earth.” “We hope people come away feeling an invitation to be part of the...

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