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Mayor Ed Selich Outlines Goals for 2015 at Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

At the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce luncheon this week, Mayor Ed Selich offered a preview of his “State of the City” speech he’ll deliver at the Mayor’s dinner on Feb. 5, and outlined the important issues that he believes the City Council will tackle this year. In a packed room at Five...

Newport Beach Police Officers Arrest Robbery Suspect

According to a press release from the Newport Beach Police Department, on Tuesday, January 20, at approximately 3:02 p.m., the Newport Beach Police Department’s Communications Center received a call about an armed robbery that had just occurred at the Bank of America at 4101 MacArthur...

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Civic Center Audit Approved

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Councilman Tony Petros voted against the main motion.  An outside firm will soon analyze the process of how the Newport Beach Civic Center price tag ended up at just over $140 million, following a City...
Posted On 19 Jun 2015

Commission Approves Dredging Project, Eelgrass Plan

The California Coastal Commission unanimously approved two Newport Beach dredging related items and the city’s Eelgrass Protection and Mitigation Plan during their meeting last week. The city applied for a Coastal Development Permit and Federal Consistency Certification to...
Posted On 19 Jun 2015

Wood, Charcoal Mix Plan OK’d by Coastal Commission

The flames have finally settled after the California Coastal Commission approved a plan with a mixture of both charcoal and wood burning fire rings in Newport Beach. After about 90 minutes of discussion and nearly two dozen public speakers, the CCC voted 9-1 to approve the plan,...
Posted On 19 Jun 2015

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Local Focus: Hoag Doctor’s Sports Radio Show Hits a Home Run

Here’s a question that even a first year medical student might not be able to answer: What organ of the body gets stronger the more you use it? The answer is bone, according to Orthopedic Surgeon...

Benefit: Life’s a Beach as Pacific Symphony Gala Raises Record $1.6 Million

Orange County was a different place in 1990. The population was 2.4 million, the county’s various arts organizations were still considered in their infancy, and a young conductor named Carl...

Charity Spotlight: Angels Baseball Legends Hit a Home Run for Literacy

As a collaborative effort to promote literacy, Newport Beach-based The Literacy Project teamed up with Angels Baseball and Angels Alumni Association to host 100 second grade students at the...



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Curtain Up: Jazz Takes Center Stage at Segerstrom Center

Segerstrom Center is jazzing things up with a trio of concerts that showcase three remarkable jazz performers. First up is Grammy Award winner Kurt Elling, who pays homage to Frank Sinatra in “Elling Swings Sinatra” Feb. 27 and 28 in Samueli Theater. During four performances,...

Love on Display at Sherman Library & Gardens

“Love Songs,” a whimsical and playful exhibit featuring three song inspired artistic installations, is currently on view at Sherman Library & Gardens. The first installation is “Love Hurts” inspired by the Everly Brothers 1971 song of the same name. The artistic...

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Cuisine Quest: Three Stops Along the Way

We love writing about our epicurean experiences at Newport Beach restaurants, but our quest for quality cuisine doesn’t end at the dinner table. Not only are we out and about pursuing...

Where to Take Mom on Her Day

We love Mother’s Day! It’s a time to celebrate everything our moms have done for us, and we can’t think of a better way to mark the occasion than to treat Mom to a fabulous Mother’s Day brunch. A...

Food, On and Off Screen

“Are you ready to eat your way through the Newport Beach Film Festival?” I asked Stasha as I perused this year’s Film Festival schedule. “Overcooked hot dogs, over-buttered popcorn, and...

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Schock Regatta a Family Affair

About 40 Harbor 20 sailors enjoyed big fleet racing and summer-like conditions in last weekend’s W. D. Schock Memorial Regatta. As they’ve been doing in recent years, Bill and Diane Menninger showed their complete mastery of the fickle winds of Newport Harbor, tallying just seven...

GPS Saved, and My Interview With Roz Savage

Ahoy! Good news is on the horizon for boaters and others who use GPS. The Federal Communications Commission plans to revoke the permission for LightSquared to build a nationwide wireless network for a new broadband service. The decision cites problems with interference with...

Planning for the Future

Sarah Weddington gets around. In Nebraska she was presented with a condom labeled “Go, Big Red!” In Las Vegas her cabbie asked, “Aren’t you that abortion lady?” Which is why the Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties invited Weddington...

Lunch with a Living Legend: A Hero’s Tale

When my mom and I arrived at CP Restaurant on Mariner’s Mile last Saturday to have lunch with her friend, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Vernon “Doc” Wagner, M.D., little did we know the stories he would share over fried rice and house favorite chicken. Fifty-five years ago, Mom and Doc rode...
Posted On 08 Feb 2013

Boy Scout Soars Like an Eagle

Earning the coveted Eagle Scout badge is not for the faint of heart–just ask Newport Beach resident Jack Clement. Jack is one of more than 738 Eagle Scouts honored in 2012 by the Orange County Boy Scouts of America. Typically, an average of 650 Eagle Scout awards are earned...
Posted On 03 Feb 2013