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Newport Beach Film Festival: Take 17

For seven days, sand gives way to cinema as beachgoers take a back seat to the Newport Beach Film Festival, which draws more than 50,000 film fans to the city. Festival Co-Founder and CEO Gregg Schwenk was the keynote speaker at the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce luncheon earlier this week, and offered attendees an inside look at the festival and its events. “It was 18 years ago when I...

Arts Commission Agrees on Funding Plan

The Newport Beach Arts Commission unanimously approved recommending to City Council a three-year funding and staffing plan to create a long-term self-sufficient arts program in the city. “While this is not a perfect solution, it is a compromise,” Arts Commissioner Caroline Logan said at the meeting last week. “I feel this is a good way to move forward… We can give it our very, very be...
Posted On 22 Apr 2016



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Condos May Call Newport Center Home

Calling Newport Center home may soon be a reality. Newport Center Anacapa Associates, LLC, a Newport Beach-based real estate developer, announced Tuesday its plans for 150 Newport Center, a seven-story (75 feet, six inches), 49-unit residential...
Posted On 08 Apr 2016

NB Film Fest Says ‘We’re Being Watched’

How do you pack suspense, intrigue and mystery into 100 seconds of scintillating cinema? Just ask the Newport Beach Film Festival.   Every year, the festival creates a campaign to help promote interest and attendance. Last year, the Know New Art...

News Briefs: NB Marine Cadet, Mariners Library, Art Exhibit

Marine Military Academy senior Charles Chandler of Newport Beach accepts the Marine Military Academy March 2016 Cadet of the Month award from Superintendent Col R. Glenn Hill. — Photo courtesy Marine Military Academy © Newport Native Named Cadet...

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On Faith: A21 Freedom Clothing Campaign Helps Trafficking Victims

“I’ve been aware of how easy it is to live an Orange County faith of going to church and Bible study and interacting with our faith community, and of course that’s not bad, but I believe we’re also called to action,” said Allison Schneider. “If I am to follow Jesus’ example, it means loving and...

Construction Work Aims to Improve Entry Into CdM

The new and improved entryway to Corona del Mar will soon be revealed. Construction on the CdM Entry Improvement project is expected to be completed by mid-May, according to Newport Beach city officials. The focus of the project is to enhance the southbound entry point into the Corona del Mar...
Posted On 08 Apr 2016

Benefit: Alzheimer’s OC Gala Raises $378K

There were several exciting “firsts” at the annual Alzheimer’s Orange County’s “Creating Hope” gala, held March 18. Although the event was the organization’s 18th annual gala, it was the first since Alzheimer’s OC split from the national Alzheimer’s Association and became an independent...



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Soundcheck: Cash’d Out Tribute to the Man in Black at Lido Live

September 11th has become a day of remembrance, a time to reflect on fallen Americans and, in more recent years, a time of patriotism and celebration of the resilience of the American spirit. It was only fitting that on such a night, the classic country music of American icon...

Under Cover: Sports Super Agent Leigh Steinberg Comes to Fashion Island Oct. 1

“SHOW ME THE MONEY!” Just the mention of this phrase calls to mind the iconic film scene in which Jerry Maguire, portrayed by Tom Cruise, is literally shouting from the rooftops in order to retain his client, a top athlete. While this scene was oddly prescient of another manic,...

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Off the Menu: Newport Welcomes Johnny’s New York Pizza

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  Catherine can consume pizza every day and not grow tired of this Italian staple. That’s why she was excited when we were invited to...

Off the Menu: Decadent Dining at DivBar

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy You don’t normally associate a dive bar with great food, but DivBar on Coast Highway is anything but a typical dive bar. Catherine...

Off the Menu: Summer Dining, Summer Grilling, Summer Sweets

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Summertime, and the dining is easy–especially when so many restaurants are adding special seasonal dishes to their menus. But the...

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Boating by the Numbers, and a Dredging Update

Ahoy! The National Marine Manufacturers Association has released its annual Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, which is the maritime industry’s most comprehensive compilation of statistics and research. The report is positive, showing an improving recreational boating...

USA Tops Hungary After Narrow Loss to Croatia

The action was fast and furious this weekend at the Newport Harbor High School pool, as the US water polo team hosted the national teams of Hungary and Croatia for a round-robin exhibition and pre-Olympic tune-up. The Americans lost to top-ranked Croatia, 8-7, despite a furious...
Posted On 29 May 2012

Some Mid-Summer Levity, Please!

Given the intensity of the debate over Hoag’s affiliation with St. Joseph – Attorney General Kamala Harris’s office is re-examining the agreement – and the various issues afflicting our country (Congress’s general ineptitude, Detroit’s bankruptcy), our city (the controversy over...

Denier or Mugwumper

In the aftermath of the death of 19 Hot Spot firefighters in Arizona last month, one of their supervisors was asked if the current rash of extreme forest fires has anything to do with global warming. He said he and his fellow firefighters have known this for the past ten or...
Posted On 28 Jul 2013

Lynn’s Spin: Combating OC Human Trafficking

At the invitation of Newport Beach’s First Lady Pamela Curry, I recently joined her, co-chairs Darrellyn Melilli and Mary Beth Molnar, as well as other Orange County women leaders, at a meeting to plan the Global Center for Women and Justice at Vanguard University’s 10th...
Posted On 21 Jul 2013