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Newport’s OC Community Foundation Helps Raise $150K to Support Disabled Residents

On May 11 the Newport Beach-based Orange County Community Foundation hosted Empowering Possibilities, a collaborative online Giving Day to support 13 local nonprofits that provide support services to people with disabilities in Orange County. OCCF announced that 371 donors contributed $150,906 to participating nonprofits to support their vital missions...

Joe Stapleton Sets Newport Beach City Council Fundraising Record

Joe Stapleton’s campaign for City Council Member for District 1 has announced that $240,000 has been raised to date from nearly 500 donors. According to information from Stapleton’s campaign, that is a fundraising record and surpassing Councilman Duffield’s 2014 mark of $217,431. With six months to go until the November election...

Newport Beach Lifeguards are Dedicated to Keeping Beachgoers Safe

America’s coastline measures 95,471 miles, give or take a few yards. Of that total, 6.2 iconic miles (give or take a few feet) belong to the city of Newport Beach. Not counting Newport’s many attractions, from shopping to dining to the arts, it is the Pacific that draws upwards of 10...

56th Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition Postponed

After close consultation with the Newport Beach Art Exhibition Ad Hoc Subcommittee and Cultural Arts staff, the City Arts Commission made the decision to postpone the Newport Beach Arts Exhibition, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 14. Cultural Arts staff are working with the City Arts Commission to finalize the details...

Upcoming Plant and Flower Shows at Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona del Mar

Calling all plant and flower enthusiasts! Sherman Library & Gardens, in partnership with local plant societies, will present a variety of plant and flower shows throughout 2022.  These exhibits and sales offer guests the opportunity to view wonderful plants and blooms, learn from plant specialists and buy locally grown plants. The...

Newport Beach City Manager Update: Annual Budget, Human Lift, Laguna Niguel Fire

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager The proposed annual budget for Fiscal Year 2022-23 is now online for public review. The proposed budget is balanced with a strong projected surplus of revenues over expenses, enhances funding for building replacement and maintenance, and increases the speed of the City's paydown...

Annual Balboa Island Parade Returns June 5

Keystone Kops, vintage cars, clowns, marching bands and the famous Patio Chair Drill Team return to Balboa Island for the 27th Annual Balboa Island Parade & After-Party on Sunday, June 5 beginning at 11 a.m. This year’s theme: “Island Rodeo - Boots, Chaps and Cowboy Hats.” The parade participants line up...

Eunice Figueros Named Hoag Hospital 2022 Nurse of the Year

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach has announced that Eunice Figueros, BSN, RN, PHN, RNFA, CNOR, has been named 2022 Nurse of the Year. Nominated for her clinical excellence, compassionate care and patient advocacy, Eunice was selected as Nurse of the Year for going above and beyond in her...

Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach Introduces Artificial Intelligence in Colonoscopy Screenings

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach is the first hospital in California to offer an artificial intelligence (AI) enhancement to patients receiving a colonoscopy. Using the GI Genius intelligent endoscopy module, Hoag’s physicians have begun putting the promise of AI to work in detecting polyps and other colorectal...

Newport Beach City Manager Update: Kudos to NB Fire Department, New Queuing for Permit Center

By Grace Leung, Newport Beach City Manager All of our City departments went above and beyond in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that was especially true for the Newport Beach Fire Department. The volume of calls and demand for services for our firefighters, emergency medical personnel and lifeguards were higher...