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Newport Beach Police Department Promotes, Swears In New Officers, Employees

About 150 people crowded in and spilled out of the community room at the Civic Center on Monday as the Newport Beach Police Department swore in one new police officer and promoted seven other NBPD employees. “This is an exciting time,” said Chief Jay Johnson. “What a way to start the year.”...
Posted On 08 Jan 2015

Insights: How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Count

Most of us like to make New Year’s resolutions, but do you know the odds of being successful with these resolutions? A study was done in 2014 at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. It is not difficult to guess what the top 10 resolutions were, but let me give them to you anyway. No...

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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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News in Newport Beach   Driver Killed in Jamboree Crash ID’d Authorities have identified the male driver that was killed in a single-vehicle rollover traffic collision this week. Trent Morris, 22, of Wildomar died at 12:21 p.m., according to the Orange County Sheriff’s...

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On Faith: International Justice Mission

I was one of the over 400 people who were shocked to hear 13-year-old Griselda’s story of horror, but relieved to hear that her story ended up being one of hope and healing. Thanks to the...

Communities: Balboa Peninsula Prepares for July 4 Holiday

Every Fourth of July, thousands of visitors descend on the Balboa Peninsula to celebrate Independence Day. While the holiday is still two months away, residents voiced their concern over safety...

Communities: Seeing Red at the Civic Center Sculpture Exhibit

The Newport Beach Civic Center is in the red—but that’s a good thing. Red, the last of the 10 sculptures to find a home at the Civic Center Park, finally sits prominently atop a hill overlooking...



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Under Cover: Newport Beach Public Library Hosts Best Selling Author

It seems that “Global Warning” and “Climate Change” are buzzwords that I’m hearing at every turn lately—in the State of the Union address, in my Facebook feed, and from the moms at carpool this fall who wanted to know why the weather was so darn HOT. Of course, society being what...

Under Cover: Grab a Book and Read During National Readathon Day

Chances are that unless you live under a rock, you are familiar with the “fill-in-the-blank-a-thon” style of fundraising. Jerry Lewis perfected it years ago when he called on his celebrity friends to lend a hand in his annual televised Muscular Dystrophy telethons, raising money...

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Germany comes to Newport

  You don’t need to be German to celebrate Oktoberfest – you just need to enjoy German food and beer. And because this year marks the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest, many local...

Surreptitious Delicious

  Let’s face it, negotiating a business cocktail party can be strategically challenging, on many levels, and I’m not talking shop. How do you balance a cocktail plate full of appetizers, a...

Italy Comes to Newport at Barone Ristorante

  Barone Ristorante opened only six months ago, but it’s already become known as one of the finer Italian restaurants in Newport Beach. Last fall, Chef Franco Barone – longtime executive...

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Olympics Draw Near for Emanuel Hudson

This summer, London will host the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.  Athletes from all over the world will participate in 43 competitions including track and field (officially named “athletics”). Athletics will host 47 different events.  It’s not only the centerpiece of the Summer...

Is it Time for a New Concept Here?

We get awfully jaded out here in Southern California with our sailing and racing.  If the weather isn’t perfect this weekend, well, it’s just too easy to assume that next weekend will be better. By contrast, sailors in the Midwest and on the East Coast are typically hanging 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...