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Hougans vs. City of Newport Beach Lawsuits Resolved

According to a press release from the city of Newport Beach, the city was advised that a settlement agreement between former employees John and Christine Hougan and the City’s insurance carriers was reached, resolving all of the Hougans’ lawsuits against the City of Newport Beach for $500,000....

Newport Beach PD Warns of Phone Scam

According to a Nixle Alert issued by the Newport Beach Police Department, aggressive scammers continue to call businesses and residents throughout Orange County, including Newport Beach. The callers use a variety of guises: pretending to be from a utility company (i.e. Southern California...

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Ben Carlson Statue Approved for McFadden Square

Nearly a year after Benjamin Carlson, a longtime Newport Beach lifeguard, lost his life while rescuing a swimmer in distress, the Newport Beach city council this week approved a statue honoring Carlson to be placed in McFadden Square near the new lifeguard station that bears his...

St. James the Great Episcopal Church Loses 11th Hour Court Battle

After many years and thousands of baptisms, confirmations, weddings, funerals and other services, St. James the Great Episcopal Church will hold its final Sunday service this weekend before closing its doors. According to a press release issued by the St. James congregation, The...

CdM Water Main Construction Starts June 29

Construction begins Monday on the Water Main Master Plan Replacement Project that will impact several streets in Corona del Mar through October. According to details provided by the city of Newport Beach, this project will focus on older deteriorated cast iron water mains in the...

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On Faith: Vacation Bible Schools and Camps

Faith columnist Cindy Christeson compiled this list of local vacation bible schools and camps. Ages of camp participants vary, contact individual churches for details and more information. Grace...

Communities: Sale of St. James the Great Episcopal Church Consumes Town Hall Meeting

An overflow crowd of 200 people packed into the old city hall council chambers and spilled out into the lobby for a District 1 Town Hall meeting, organized by Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon, whose...

Campus: Newport Students Shine in Arts School Season Finale

Ever wonder where the next generation of singers, actors, musicians, poets, chefs and filmmakers will come from? Locally, there’s a good chance that they’ll be graduates of Orange County School...



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Center Stage: Young Dancers Share the Spotlight

Setting stars in young eyes and eager rhythms in hearts and soles, dancers’ dreams deserve both encouragement and nurturance. To that end, this week Center Stage shines the spotlight on Corona del Mar High School’s Orchesis Dance Company and Maple Youth Ballet’s Spring Gala 2015....

Center Stage: ABT Premieres New “Sleeping Beauty” Ballet at Segerstrom Center

Princess Aurora’s tutus may froth with fairy-tale loveliness, but don’t be fooled by all that tulle when American Ballet Theatre’s The Sleeping Beauty comes to life in Segerstrom Hall March 3 – 8. Each delectable confection adorns a ballerina who’ll need every ounce of...

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Going Greek

It’s Greek to me. That was my first thought when Stasha and I decided to go to dinner prior to attending the opening night performance of the hit musical Mamma Mia at Segerstrom Center for the...

What’s Haute for Summer BBQ

Summer officially begins next week, which means local restaurants are adjusting their menus, launching weekly barbecue events, and concocting new and creative libations to fit the season. For ...

A Matter of Serendipity

The Newport Beach Film Festival may have only been a month ago, but it left an indelible impression on us, and provided the catalyst for a serendipitous chain of events from coast-to-coast, that...

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Toshiba Action

Photographer Jim Collins was at the Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach Country Club on Thursday and filed this photo report. a
Posted On 16 Mar 2012

Two Champs

Buddy Lazier, the 1996 Indy 500 winner, and Fuzzy Zoeller share a moment at the 15th tee during the pro-am event at the Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach Country Club. The tourney, which benefits the Hoag Hospital Foundation, will continue through this weekend. Visit...
Posted On 15 Mar 2012

From Sports to Healthcare to Slapstick

*  Take Me Out To The Ballgame There is a reason February was made the shortest month of the year. This is to minimize the amount of dull boring time between the end of the football season (The Super Bowl) and the start of the baseball season in late March or early April. * A Bad...

Random Observations

– Don’t you love the NRA’s plan to put armed guards in schools and other public places to protect us from NRA members. – Your Congressman, Dana Rohrabacher, continues to go where no other congressmen dare go. He’s leading the fight against Tibetan...
Posted On 16 Feb 2013

It’s Not About the Pancakes

It has been said that nobody likes change except a wet baby, and I am no exception. At the end of last year, I wrote my last story of the year on places and people I will miss in 2013. What I did not know is that I would start my year with yet another change that would alter my...