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Planned Signal Outage at Coast Hwy and Newport Coast Drive Feb. 9 – 12

Work will continue this week on the traffic signal at the East Coast Highway/Newport Coast Drive intersection, Monday, Feb. 9 through Thursday, Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. While out of operation, traffic signals are treated as 4-way stops in all directions. Alternate routes are recommended as traffic delays are expected. Crews are updating the traffic equipment at this...

Pros and Cons of Balboa Village Improvements

The full moon crested the bay outside the windows of the Balboa Pavilion while a full house of residents convened upstairs in the banquet room on the evening of February 4 to participate in a discussion about the proposed improvements to Balboa Village. The Balboa Village Advisory Committee (appointed by the Newport Beach City Council) attended the meeting along with Mayor Pro Tem Diane...



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NBPD Hosts National Night Out on Tuesday Aug 4

The Newport Beach Police Department has invited the community out to their annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 4 as they “Give Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party!” The barbecue and fair, organized by NBPD Crime Prevention...
Posted On 03 Aug 2015

Bishop Bruno Under Review for Locking Out St. James Congregation

Bishop J. Jon Bruno of the Los Angeles Diocese for the Episcopal Church, who sold the St. James the Great Episcopal Church in Newport Beach to a developer and locked out the congregation, is now under review by a panel of three bishops referred...

Paul Watkins Named Newport Beach Citizen of the Year

Paul Watkins thought he was stepping into a meeting, but when he ambled into the dining room of the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, he was greeted by a sea of familiar faces and a round of applause. “Congratulations Paul, you’re the 2015 Newport...

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Summer Shuttle System Studied

Could a shuttle system similar to the one in Laguna Beach be successful on the Balboa Peninsula? That was one of the main topics of discussion at this month’s Balboa Village Advisory Committee meeting. Dan Boyle, president of Dan Boyle & Associates, explained the details of their proposal...

United Cerebral Palsy Gala Nets $518K

United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County held its annual “Life Without Limits” black tie gala on April 25 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. Over 400 guests showed their support of UCP-OC by helping to raise $518,000 for the nonprofit that provides a range of vital programs and services...

Going to the Dogs: Local Canines and Their Human Companions

Jack, a three-year-old Pit Bull, “is really just a big baby,” claims 24-year-old owner Nathan Nunez, who was visiting Balboa Island, from Fullerton, with his wife, Karah, 23, on a recent sunny afternoon. Jack sat statue still, laser focused on Karah, who kept appearing and disappearing while...



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Under Cover Book Club Picks “The Girl on the Train”

While I enjoy reading across many genres, like most book-lovers I tend to gravitate toward a certain type of novel when I am looking for a new read. Recently, I’ve found myself enjoying a lot of historical fiction and family sagas, sprinkled liberally with all the “Percy Jackson”...

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....

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Dining With Dad

“Did you know that June 19 is Father’s Day?” I asked Stasha. “Where are you taking your dad to dinner?” “I really have no idea, that’s still a couple of weeks away,” she returned. “True, but some...

Our Wine Fest Preview

We arrived at Balboa Bay Club and Resort at 1:30, well before our appointment with Executive Chef Josef Lageder and Deiter Hissin, the food and beverage director. Chef Lageder had invited us to...

The Five Crowns Returns

It’s fun when fate intervenes and provides simultaneous epicurean experiences. Such was the case last week when Stasha and I both had dinners on the same night on separate coasts. Stasha was in...

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A Call to Arms to Save Cal Boating

Ahoy! The seas are getting rough again for the California Department of Boating and Waterways (Cal Boating) because the governor is eyeing the department’s funding as free money. Former Gov. Pete Wilson first tried during his term to eliminate the department, and then Gov....

Sailing Summary: Winter and High School Regattas

Despite “light to nothing” breezes all weekend, and a mid-afternoon Super Bowl game on Sunday, local sailors turned-out in big numbers to compete in local winter racing series at local clubs.  Balboa YC hosted the last races in its annual Sunkist Series, while a little further up...

Silent And Deep

* My next car will be a KIA. My new furniture will be from IKEA. Of course all this depends on my not KIA-LING over soon from being shot by someone who shouldn’t have a gun. * I wanted to avoid saying too much about the Newtown tragedy as even the thought of this slaughter brings...

The Ever-After of Violence

In this week’s “Lynn’s Spin” I’ve chosen a topic that is not easy to read or imagine. It’s not something we like to think or talk about or consider happening to us. With the holidays being so close and all, I hesitated. But after giving it some thought, addressing the subject...
Posted On 22 Dec 2012

Cornucopia of Deep Thoughts

* More on Magnetism As a follow-up to last week’s column where I suggested putting large magnets on car bumpers (north poles facing out) to prevent collisions, I have one more silly thought. To the now patented system, add a device that would change the back bumper to a south...

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