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Grateful Patient and Local Artist Bestow Peaceful Paintings to City of Hope Newport Beach

After being diagnosed with metastatic bladder cancer in 2011, Frank Di Bella was initially given three to four months to live, until he received a second opinion from Sumanta K. Pal, M.D., at City of Hope. Ten years later, he credits his second chance at life to Dr. Pal and...

Hoag Physician Named President of the American College of Cardiology

Dipti Itchhaporia, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A, F.E.S.C., the Eric & Sheila Samson Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Health and director of Disease Management for the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute at Hoag Hospital, has been appointed as the American College of Cardiology (ACC) President for 2021- 2022. During her one-year...

Newport Beach City Manager Week in Review for May 8

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager Orange County’s COVID-19 numbers continued to improve last week, but not enough to move from the Orange Tier into the Yellow Tier just yet. The seven-day average daily case number decreased from 2.6 to 2.4, which is still above the 2.0 or fewer needed...

Field of Honor Returns to Castaways Park May 15 – 31

This year, the Twelfth Annual “Field of Honor,” presented by the Exchange Club of Newport Harbor, will commemorate both Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day, and will run from Friday, May 15 through Monday, May 31 at Castaways Park, 16th and Dover Drive in Newport Beach. This spectacular event features...

Hoag Launches Young Adults Mental Health Program

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and in response to the growing concern around mental health, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the team of neurobehavioral health experts at Hoag’s Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute has designed an accredited, outpatient program to target the specific mental health needs...

Newport Beach City Manager Week in Review for May 1

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager Orange County’s COVID-19 numbers mostly held steady this week, continuing the trend we’ve seen over the past several weeks. In Orange County, the seven-day average daily case number decreased slightly, from 2.8 to 2.6, while the test positivity rate (the percentage of positive...

Local Author Paints Emotional Picture of the Life and Loss of her Mother

By Cole Cronk, Special to the NB Indy “Unapologetic: Tales of the Original Party Crasher” by Newport Beach author Caroline Nadine Helsing is a touching book about Caroline’s spectacular mother, Lea, and the interesting life she lived. Caroline wrote the book during the pandemic after her mom passed away. Although the title...

It’s a Dog’s Life at the Newport Beach Police Department

It’s not easy becoming an officer with the Newport Beach Police Department.  Less than one percent of applicants are even considered for an initial interview. On the application form, one can voluntarily place a checkmark in the “ethnicity” box. In the history of the PD, according to a spokesperson, only...

Sweating for a Cause at CAZ Training Club and CAZ Cycle

Ready to work out and support a good cause? CAZ Training Club (pronounced “cause”) in Newport Beach is an outdoor fitness experience with a mission to give back to health-related charities. Offering more than just a workout, CAZ has built a community dedicated to something bigger: sweating for a cause. Each month,...

Newport Beach City Manager Week in Review for April 24, 2021

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager The City of Newport Beach will host a vaccine clinic on Wednesday, April 28 at the Civic Center Community Room, 100 Civic Center Drive. The clinic for anyone 18 years and older, by appointment, who wants to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine (Moderna). Appointment...