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‘Know New Art’ at Newport Beach Film Festival

“Know New Art.” That’s the message the Newport Beach Film Festival wants 50,000 filmgoers to embrace as they descend on the city for this year’s 16th annual cinematic lovefest that runs through April 30 at various theaters in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Over the next seven days, more than 350...

Facelift for Balboa Village

Balboa Village facades are one step closer to being a bit more appealing. Newport Beach City Council voted Tuesday to appropriate $98,500 from the Balboa Village Parking Management District Fund to the Balboa Village Commercial Façade Improvement Program. The Council approved the item 6-1, with...
Posted On 17 Apr 2015

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Newport Takes Lead in Paramedicine Pilot Project

Emergency rooms may soon be a little less busy tending to minor injuries as a newly implemented pilot project allows 911 patients to be transported to urgent care facilities instead of the ER. During Tuesday’s study session, Newport Beach City Council members heard a...
Posted On 25 Sep 2015

Residents Prep for an Emergency at Expo

Authorities often warn that disaster may strike at any time and it’s important to be prepared. Some Newport Beach residents heeded that message this weekend and took steps to get ready in case of an emergency. The 7th Annual Disaster Preparedness Expo was held Saturday at the...
Posted On 25 Sep 2015

County Tests Alert Message System

Nearly 2.5 million Orange County citizens, including Newport Beach residents, received an alert this week as part of an emergency mass notification test. Residents received a phone call and e-mail at 10 a.m. Thursday to test AlertOC, the county’s public mass notification system....

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Charity Spotlight: Newporters Among Honorees for 30th National Philanthropy Day OC

“Thank You.” That phrase will be heard repeatedly at the 30th annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon to be held on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at Hotel Irvine. Among those who will be...

On Faith: Veterans Day at St. Mark

“St. Mark is excited to invite the community to a free and informative Veterans Day event where we’ll all learn more about how to help our veterans on the road to healing – by really listening to...

National Charity League Holds Philanthropy Faire

Nearly 200 teenage girls recently spent a Sunday collecting, crafting and creating items to help people in need. The National Charity League Newport chapter held their annual Philanthropy Faire...
Posted On 06 Nov 2015



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Under Cover: Celebrate Dad with Literary Father Figures

Often, dads get a bad rap. Or more precisely, they often get no rap at all. When we think of rearing children, we most often call to mind a soft picture of a mother with a sleeping infant on her shoulder, or a comic of a harried woman with destruction cycloning around her feet,...

Curtain Up: Civic Center Concerts on the Green Offer Musical Buffet Starting June 7

It may not quite be summer (summer officially arrives June 21) but summer starts early in Newport Beach thanks to the Concerts on the Green music series, presented by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission. The first of four concerts in the annual summer series will be held June...

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Seasoning Their Menus

As season’s change, so do restaurant menus. That’s a fabulous thing for foodies, particularly during summer, because we can enjoy fresh ingredients and fun recipes perfectly suited...

A Clambake With a Bonus

“Are you ready for a clambake?” I asked my editorial assistant, Catherine. “A clambake? We don’t have those where I’m from.” “You’re in Orange...

Lively Fare at Fleming’s

“Have you been to Fleming’s in Fashion Island?” I asked Catherine, my editorial assistant. “Chris, I’m from Napa, remember?” she replied, shaking her head....

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Try On the No. 1 Boating Safety Tip

Ahoy! “Wear It!” That’s the nationwide theme that the National Safe Boating Council is using for this year’s Safe Boating Week, tomorrow through May 25. The council is trying to educate boaters that it is not enough to just have a few lifejackets stuffed in a locker onboard the...

Sailing Summary: Kirkland Brothers Qualify for Olympics

By finishing eighth overall at last week’s 49er World Championships, local Newport sailor Alexander “Zander” Kirkland, along his brother Jesse, qualified to represent their home country, Bermuda, in the 49er class at the 2012 Olympics. The 49er Worlds were held May 5-13 in Zadar,...

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