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New Sculptures Installed in Civic Center Park

Three steel saplings, a giant metallic fly, and a pebble weighing 12,000 pounds were among the 10 artworks being installed this week at the Newport Beach Civic Center Park. The artworks join the 10 current works that have been on display for the past year as part of the city’s Civic Center Park Sculpture Exhibition. The original 10 works will be rotated out next summer and replaced with a new...

No Censure, but Council ‘Disassociates’ From Peotter Comments

Newport Beach City Council this week decided against a censure of Councilman Scott Peotter, instead voting to “disassociate” the city from his recent email about same-sex marriage. Council voted 4-3 Tuesday on a revised, more lenient resolution following more than two hours of discussion. Councilmen Peotter, Marshall “Duffy” Duffield and Kevin Muldoon dissented. Peotter said there’s no need...
Posted On 14 Aug 2015



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Men Escape OC Jail, Authorities Search, Offer Reward Orange County authorities are still searching for the three men that escaped from the Central Men’s Jail in Santa Ana last week, including Hossein Nayeri of Newport Beach. Nayeri, 37, escaped...

DUI Driver Gets 15 Years to Life for Bicyclist’s Murder

The driver who killed a bicyclist while high on heroin in Newport Beach in 2014 was sentenced last week, authorities reported. Neil Storm Stephany, 24, of Huntington Beach was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison on Jan. 15 for murdering a...

Newport Beach Fire Captain Recognized

Newport Beach Fire Department Captain and Fire Investigator Glenn White received the “Directors Special Recognition Award” from Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center recently at their Annual Symposium. White earned the award through his...

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On Faith: Christmas Church Services in Newport Beach

Christ Church by the Sea United Methodist (1400 W. Balboa Blvd). Dec. 24: 7pm (949) 673-3805 / christbytheseanb.org. Community Church, Congregational (611 Heliotrope Ave.). Dec. 24: 4 & 7 p.m. (949)-644-7400 / cdmucc.org. Grace Fellowship Church (3170 Red Hill Ave., C.M.). Dec. 24: 5 p.m....

Benefit: 30th Annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon

Orange County’s top philanthropists, business leaders and individuals were honored at the 30th Annual National Philanthropy Day Orange County Awards Luncheon, held on Thursday, November 19, at Hotel Irvine. Attended by 820 guests and hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the...

Charity Spotlight: Wienerschnitzel Helps Combat Illiteracy

At Literacy Project Foundation’s annual gala last October, Wienerschnitzel, the world’s largest hot dog chain, was honored as the presenting sponsor of the 6th annual “What Dreams Are Made Of” gala for its “commitments and generous contributions to the organization and its cause of enabling...



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Soundcheck: America Launches OC Fair Concert Series

A feeling of nostalgia was in the air when Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell took the stage last Thursday night at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, celebrating the 45th anniversary of their band, America. The duo graduated high school together in 1969 and have been making...

Under Cover: New Children’s Book Offers an ‘Echo’

People are always asking what the kids and I are reading. I enjoy the fact that I have somewhat of a platform to share good literature, and love that they find my opinion to be one worth asking for. The truth is, however, that most of the time, choosing a book that my boys will...

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Center Club Undergoes Dramatic Transformation

I’ve been to the Center Club (adjacent to Segerstrom Center for the Arts) several times as a dinner guest of a member. It’s a beautiful setting and the food fabulous, but a bit too formal for my...

Landmark Gets Makeover

There’s a new restaurant in town: Landmark. Yes, Landmark has been a longtime fixture in Corona del Mar’s dining scene, but new owners Kelly and Scott Polston have transformed the...

Dining Destination: The Fun Zone

“Didn’t you tell me you have family from out-of-town coming to visit you during the holidays?” I asked my assistant, Catherine. “Yes I do, why?” she replied...

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Boaters’ Weather

Ahoy! The boating season officially begins this weekend and Memorial Day, and literally millions of people will be on the water across the nation in the next few days. You will see thousands of boaters on the water in Newport Harbor and off our coast on this busy boating weekend,...

Sailing Summary

Leukemia Cup – BCYC – (Junior’s; Laser, Sabot, CFJ) Final results, junior dinghy classes:  Sabot A: Carter Scott, NHYC; Sabot B: Jake Mayol, BCYC; Sabot C1, Harrington Bubb, BCYC; Sabot C2, Madison Bubb, BCYC; Sabot C3, Hannah Hawkins, BCYC; CFJ, Harrison Vandervort,...

The Assault on Women’s Reproductive Health Care

The agendas that have come to define the religious and political right provide this writer with a marvelous supply of subjects. It’s a task I usually take on with some enthusiasm. This week’s column is different. It’s about a community institution I’ve admired and relied upon for...

Short Schtick by Glueck

* You Can Believe Us Recently Hoag Hospital announced that it would no longer provide elective abortions. The reason given is the low number of these procedures being performed. Let’s see: After being in existence for approximately 44 years, Hoag Hospital (after only two months...

Boogiemen

I was reminded last week of the famous quote from FDR: “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself . . . and boogiemen.” Boogiemen are imaginary monsters parents use to terrorize unruly children into behaving, or, these days, to terrorize public officials into...
Posted On 01 Jun 2013

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