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NBPD Heroes Honored

“Your son is a hero in all of our eyes…” Seemingly trying to hold his own emotions in check, Newport Beach Police Department Chief Jay Johnson directed that powerful sentiment to the mother of slain police officer Bob Henry at the 44th Annual Police Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday,...

Night Work Required for OCSD’s Coast Highway Project

The Orange County Sanitation District’s contractor (Kiewit Construction) on the Newport Force Main Rehabilitation project is working on Pacific Coast Highway near the Newport Boulevard bridge. During construction, crews encountered deeply buried concrete and timber foundations believed to...
Posted On 16 Mar 2015

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Newport Physician Convicted of Tax Evasion

A Newport Beach physician was convicted this week of tax evasion after prosecutors accused him of embezzling $220,000 from a charitable hospital fund, authorities reported. Bruce Allan Hagadorn, 56, was convicted of tax evasion Monday after he failed to file personal and business...
Posted On 04 Sep 2015

Man Rescued From Submerged Car in Back Bay

Newport Beach police rescued a man this week from a partially submerged vehicle in the Back Bay, authorities reported. Police received a call around 11:24 p.m. Monday from a local resident who reported hearing a crash and then people yelling in the area of Back Bay Drive and...

Leaf Blower Investigation Heads to DA

Newport Beach Police Department detectives have finished their investigation into the leaf blower scare at a Newport Beach theater last month and have turned it over to county authorities. The three juveniles were forwarded to Juvenile Probation and the adult was forwarded to the...

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Benefit: Newport Philanthropists Honored at Discovery Cube Gala

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  Science and the Silver Screen joined forces on Sept. 26 for Discovery Cube Orange County’s glamorous Hollywood-themed gala, “Premiere –...

On Faith: Salt Company Parachurch Reunion

A Port Street clubhouse hummed recently with laughter, stories, and photo-taking when 115 friends gathered for the 40th reunion of the Salt Company, a unique parachurch organization. “It was...

Car Wash or Villas for Newport Center?

Say goodbye to the 2,085 square-foot car wash and gas station that currently sits along Newport Center Drive in Fashion Island, and say hello to a seven-story, 49-unit condominium complex that...



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Artscapes: Sax Man Boney James Blows Into Town for Jazz Fest

Jazz is coming to town in a big way: the Newport Beach Jazz Festival returns to the Hyatt Regency May 29 – 31 with another stellar lineup of noted contemporary jazz artists. The Festival kicks off on Friday evening with Michael Lington and Taylor Dayne in an intimate concert Back...

Center Stage: Wooden Floor Waxes Poetic with Dance Concert May 28 – 30

Energy crackles the air like lightning across a desert sky as more than a dozen of The Wooden Floor’s teenaged dancers circle one of its Santa Ana studios, warming up with a run. Overhead, the thundering of hundreds of other younger feet amps up everyone’s excitement level....

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A List for Easter Eaters

“Have you noticed that if you remove the ‘s’ from Easter, you get eater?” I asked Catherine, our editorial assistant. “Chris, only you could find a food reference like that,” replied Catherine,...

Pacific Wine Fest a Symphony of Pleasures

Wine creates a symphony of pleasures for the palate. Pacific Symphony creates a subtle blending of musical pleasures for the soul. So, it’s not surprising that California’s third largest symphony...

Trout Fishing in Newport

“Something’s fishy in Newport Beach,” I told our editorial assistant, Catherine, who’s been filling in for Stasha while our favorite foodie focuses on her starring role in a play in Burbank....

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CdM Wins OC Lacrosse Title

Corona del Mar High School’s varsity boy’s lacrosse team captured its first Orange County championship on Wednesday evening by defeating San Clemente High School, 9-6,  before a stadium full of cheering fans at the Dana Hills High School field. It took several minutes before the...

What Happened to the Aegean?

Ahoy! “Sad, very sad, that the Newport to Ensenada race had fatalities on the race course.  I do not have enough information and details for this week’s column, however next week I will let you know what happened.  To me and other experienced ocean going boaters, it looks like a...

How About Them Angels?

After a recent loss to the Baltimore Orioles (Sunday, May 5) Angel Manager Mike Scioscia called his pitcher’s collective performance both “terrible” and “absolutely awful.” Why stop there when the entire team including starters, relievers, middle relievers, hitters, fielders and...

Short Schmidt

–In February I wrote about how to get lucky on Valentine’s Day. This is a reminder to make your reservations now for next year. Four star hotels on Waikiki book early. –“There is no there there.” After successive failed efforts to tar Obama, Hillary...
Posted On 16 May 2013

From Boston To Newport Beach

* Say C To Me While wandering around Fashion Island on the Thursday prior to the opening of the Newport Beach Film Festival, Mimi and I saw a large poster covering an entire wall that read, “Blue C Sushi, Opening Spring/Summer 2013.” The name of the restaurant is also a tough...