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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...

Benefit: 44th Annual Candlelight Concert Sets New Record for Segerstrom Center

More than four decades ago, a group of arts supporters held an event to raise money to build a major performing arts venue in Orange County. The event was held in a vacant Kresge five-and-dime store that had been transformed into an elegant ballroom with the use of candles. Since...

Campus

Campus: Assistance League of Newport-Mesa Awards Student Scholarships

Assistance League of Newport-Mesa has a strong tradition of providing scholarships to deserving high school students who are about to graduate and continue on to college. The first college scholarship was awarded in 1945; seven decades later the tradition continues. Thirteen...

Campus: Arbor Real Estate Gives Clean Water to Newport Elementary

  Arbor Real Estate has partnered with the Rob Machado Foundation for the last several years to provide water filling stations to public spaces that encourage the use of refillable water bottles and to eliminate the use of single-use water bottles in an ongoing effort to keep our...

Young Men and Women Get Lesson in Etiquette

A group of young men and women recently got a lesson in etiquette. Nearly 50 students from the junior classes of the National League of Young Men and the National Charity League came together for an evening of dining and etiquette on March 26. The 10th annual Etiquette Dinner was...
Posted On 06 Apr 2017

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Charity

Charity Spotlight: Pacific Symphony Announces Major Gifts at Newport Coast Reception

Seth and Yasuko Siegel of Newport Beach hosted a private dinner reception on February 10 for 100 local community leaders in the Newport Coast home of Yael and Eyal Aronoff to recognize the Jewish Federation & Family Services of Orange County for their lead gift of $100,000 in...

Charity Spotlight: Newport Chapter of National Charity League Hosts 58th Debutante Ball

Honoring six years of dedication to more than 30 charities throughout Orange County, 29 debutantes from the Newport Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. were honored at the 58th Debutante Ball, held on Nov. 24, at the Hotel Irvine, the league announced in a message.  National...

Green

Going Green: Newport Beach Leads in Water Quality

By Garry Brown, Executive Director / Orange County Coastkeeper Newport Beach’s locals are the pulse of this city. Most residents grew up here; running and playing on the sand since they could walk. Some might even try to convince you that they were born in the water. This...

Restoring Green Abalone to the Newport Coast

By Garry Brown, Executive Director / Orange County Coastkeeper Some of us remember the days when you could simply walk out at low tide and pluck an abalone off the rocks. It seemed that every bar in Newport Beach had an abalone shell for an ash tray, and I recall seeing...

Local Focus

Local Focus: Organ Donor, Recipient Share New Ambition

By Cassandra Reinhart | Special to the NB Indy Bruce Cook feels alive again. “I feel totally different and my whole appetite is different,” Cook said. “Things that I loved before I don’t even want to eat now.” Cook, of Newport Beach, received a kidney transplant from Laguna Beach...

Local Focus: In Memory of Dr. Mike and His ‘Deep Thoughts’

By Jeff Glueck | Special to the NB Indy Many of you read my father’s column, “Deep Thoughts from Dr. Mike,” over the years in this newspaper. He loved Newport Beach, his home for 44 years, and loved sharing his thoughts, whether funny, sad, indignant, or irreverent. We lost my...

Championship Rower ‘WOW’s at Newport Aquatic Center

More than 30 years ago, after admittedly non-competitive 18-year-old Deborah Cowles told her boyfriend that she had decided to become a competitive athlete, he did what any supportive boyfriend should not have done: He laughed. Cowles responded accordingly — she dumped him in...

On Faith

On Faith: Local Pastor Leads Prayer for House of Representatives as Guest Chaplain

Last week, Becky Tirabassi, Newport Beach pastor and author of many books on prayer, traveled to Washington D.C. to be the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan introduced her, and she opened the session of the House by praying for...

On Faith: Freedom Ride to Stop Human Trafficking

SoulCycle in Newport Beach recently hosted 60 participants in the A21 Freedom Ride. They rode stationary bikes to the beat of music as they learned about modern day slavery and supported A21 in its vision of abolishing human trafficking in the 21st century. They also raised over...

Senior Moments

105 and Healthy

By Elizabeth Greenberg | NB Indy In the year 1908, a gallon of gas cost about 20 cents. It was the first time a ball was dropped in Times Square to signify the new year. The Wright brothers took their first passenger up in the air on one of their planes. This is also the year...

Heeling and Healing

There is a lot of heeling and healing going on at Crown Cove senior living community in Corona del Mar. Raja, the newest resident to the facility, is an 8-month-old black lab. The pup is training to be a guide dog for the blind with Jessilyn Guajardo, director of activities at...
Posted On 03 Aug 2013