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Newport Beach Fire Department Responds to Duplex Fire

According to a press release from the Newport Beach Fire Department, on Jan. 10 at 12:07 a.m., a 911 caller reported smoke and flames emanating from a structure in the 500 block of Clubhouse Avenue. Eleven Newport Beach Fire Department units, assisted by the Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach Fire...

Biz Buzz: Newport Beach Chamber Hosts January Events

The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce has gotten off to a fast start in 2015. The organization just held its first Wake Up! Newport event this week, but three more events are on tap this month, starting with the Christmas Boat Parade Awards Dinner and Auction Jan. 16 at The Island Hotel in...

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‘Fibrary’ Plans Need Work

Library officials were updated on the Corona del Mar “fibrary” this week and agreed the design plan wasn’t ideal. The Newport Beach Board of Library Trustees discussed the combined CdM library and fire station project during their Monday meeting. “More work needs to...
Posted On 22 May 2015

City’s Approval of Banning Ranch Upheld by Appeals Court

The California Court of Appeals has upheld the city of Newport Beach’s approval of the development of Banning Ranch and rejected the Banning Ranch Conservancy’s legal challenge to the Banning Ranch development project. In the decision filed on May 20 by the Fourth District Court...

Google Earth Watches the Oceans

Scientists admit they know more about deep space than they do about Earth’s deep-sea space, but if Google has its way, that will soon be changing. In the final presentation of ExplorOcean’s 2014-15 lecture series last Wednesday, Volcanologist and Geography Professor John Bailey,...

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Charity Spotlight: Appearance Center Presents $10K Check to Fisher House

In April, Appearance Center of Newport Beach presented a $10,000 donation at their “Beauty and the Brave” event to honor its staff veterans and their charity of choice: Fisher House Southern...

Benefit: CHOC Children’s Benefit Party at Port Theatre

Jointly celebrating CHOC Children’s and the unveiling of a clothing line, the Carol Rachelle Boutique in collaboration with a new CHOC Children’s Guild, hosted The Carol Rachelle Benefit...

Benefit: “iheartoc Giving Day” Raises $1.8 Million for Local Charities

The Newport Beach-based Orange County Community Foundation raised $1,813,460 for Orange County nonprofits during iheartoc Giving Day, the inaugural county-wide day of giving held from 6 a.m....



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Under Cover: American Library Association Announces Book Awards

The Scholastic book order form came home on the right week! I’m a well-known sucker under the best of circumstances, but add in the fact that the ALA Youth Media Awards were announced this week as well, and the perfect scenario was created for my wallet to undertake a strenuous...

Under Cover Book Club Picks “The Same Sky”

Since we’re entering February, the month of cupid, chocolate hearts, and overpriced roses, I had planned to choose this month’s book club book with a love story in mind. Of course, there are many kinds of love stories, so that still left me with a deep pool to select from. In the...

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Subterranean Atmosphere

  “Want to do some old-school culinary spelunking?” I asked Stasha recently. “Spelunking? Old school? What are you talking about?” “La Cȃve. It’s a throwback to the Rat Pack era and been...

A Perfect Marriage at Pelican Hill

  “Chris, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Pelican Hill? I’m desperately trying to find a through-line for our column and I’m so overwhelmed. It seems Herculean....

Hot Haute Hot!

  “Chris, I’ve had a beastly morning, it’s hotter than Hades and I’m starving,” stated Stasha, after she dropped her car off for service Friday afternoon. “I’m in a mood, so for your sake,...

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McDermaid Wins Adult Sabot Midwinters At BYC

Jeff McDermaid traveled to Newport Beach from Alamitos Bay and found his name on a Perpetual Trophy that he had won forty years ago. And he won again. The Southern California Yachting Association’s Midwinters Regatta was held this weekend throughout Southern California at various...

Sailing Summary

“SODA” Regatta, Feb 11-12, Balboa Yacht Club (Governor Cup 21, junior match racing invitational). SODA stands for the “SoCal Youth Match Racing – Open Development Acts.”  This is a new event that focuses on developing junior sailors in the discipline of match racing, and...

More Quick Glueck Shtick

* A Close Call Today I give a well deserved first thought to baseball’s legendary outfielder Stan Musial and manager Earl Weaver. They were part of my youth and provided distinct happy memories. At first it bothered me that both should die on the same day (Saturday Jan.19). But...

Henry Vandermeir: Not Your Old-Time Democrat

For Henry Vandermeir, the days before President Obama’s inauguration were a Charles Dickens sort of week: both the best of times and the worst of times. On Jan. 14 he was elected chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC). The next day he came down with what he told me...

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Shells

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I’ve been pondering a creative way to express my affection to my beloved. Not much of a Hallmark holiday kind of gal, I like to think outside the envelope. Because we love boating together so much, I decided something nautical in nature...
Posted On 25 Jan 2013

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