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Benefit: Visual Art Meets Art of Dining

Fundraising is an art, so it’s fitting that Orange County Museum of Art’s 2014 Art of Dining fundraiser on June 7 exceeded expectation. Presented by Louis Vuitton, this year’s black-tie affair was held on the Bridge of Gardens at South Coast Plaza and included the first...

Benefit: Pacific Symphony Gala Raises Record $1.6 Million

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Best gala ever! Those were the words we uttered as we left the Pacific Symphony’s 2014 Gala, held May 31 at the ocean-side Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa. The Symphony agreed—a record $1.6 million was raised...

Campus

Students Share Passion for Mariachi

Students from all the southwest states gathered this week to share, learn and bond over their passion for mariachi music. About 200 kids participated in the second annual Mariachi Nationals and Summer Institute, which kicked off on Wednesday at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa....
Posted On 11 Jul 2013

Summer Camps for Kids

For kids in Newport Beach, summer offers up a variety of activities. Whatever the interest, there’s a summer camp for it: Boating, surfing, sports, photography, art, cooking, the environment, technology, music, and many more. The city, as well as local organizations, offer a...

CdM High School PAMMY Awards

Creativity was out in full force last week at the 3rd Annual Corona del Mar High School PAMMY Awards, an annual award show for CdM’s Performing Arts and Multimedia Academy (PAMA). This show celebrates the students’ work throughout the year and recognizes outstanding...

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Charity Spotlight: Table for 10 Culinary Event Serves 300K for Charity

A handful of Newport Beach chefs joined other OC culinary wizards to create extraordinary dining experiences during the annual Table for 10 charity event, orchestrated annually by KM Productions for deserving nonprofits in the area. This 11th annual affair on March 5 welcomed 350...

Charity Spotlight: Steve Churm Honored by Human Options

In 1992, Steve Churm – then the publisher of Newport Beach-based OC Metropolitan Magazine – took a chance on a young writer who proposed writing a monthly theater column for the burgeoning publication. That writer’s career blossomed and grew over the years, as did OC Metro...

Green

Back Bay’s Gem Hidden by Design

  So, you are driving along Irvine Avenue and you see the Back Bay. Better yet, you are walking, hiking, biking or jogging along the Back Bay paths. Anyway, when you hit University Drive, there is a natural parking lot.  As you head towards the water, magnificence is...

There’s Gold in Them Thar Trash Cans

  Ever wonder what happens to the items you put into your trash can? Newport Beach has a Refuse Crew of 30 that manually collects refuse each day.  It all goes to a transfer station, where a city-contracted company, CR&R, takes it to a “materials recovery facility”...

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On Faith

On Faith: Creating Awareness of Human Trafficking

“We must change the moral conscience of today,” Jody Hassett Sanchez said. “There is more slavery in the world today than ever; there are 20 million around the world.” Sanchez, formerly of ABC News and CNN and now an acclaimed news and documentary producer, spoke recently to over...

On Faith: Mariners Church Sends Relief Teams to Congo

Mariners Church recently sent two relief teams to The Democratic Republic of Congo in response to escalating civil war and violence in the country. Mariners has a ten-year partnership with Camille and Esther Ntoto, who both grew up in the Congo before going to graduate school in...

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