Friday Morning Report

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A quick look at the things that made news this week in Newport Beach:

– The Newport Beach Sister City Association is planning a trip to Newport’s sister city of Antibes, France. An informational meeting was held Thursday at the public library.

The association’s committee is hoping to have 20 community members take part in the week-long trip in July, reported.

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– The Newport Beach Police Department issued a crime alert for Balboa Peninsula homeowners Tuesday, following an increase in residential burglaries in the area this month.

The suspects often entered through unlocked doors or windows, according to the police alert, and in every incident, except for one, the homeowners were out of the house.

Nine burglaries were reported, and the items stolen include TVs, cell phones, laptops, money and others.


– Samuel Philip Sutherland of Newport Beach was honored with the Legacy Award from Biola University, Read Media reported Wednesday.

Sutherland is the chair of Biola’s psychology department, starting the first such lab at the university manned by students in 1967. He also helped to open a preschool on the campus where students could train to work with the age group.


– The Newport Beach Public Library is gathering stories and images showcasing the teen experience from every era in Newport Beach, for a history project called, “Kids These Days, Growing up in Newport Beach.”

The library will create a website to display the stories and photos of locals during their middle and high school years. Library staff are looking for photos of teens at prom, playing sports or hanging out around town.

Those interested are asked to send in their five best photos to the reference desk at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. For more information, contact Mara Cota at (949) 717-3808 or [email protected]


— Compiled by Justin Swanson

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