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Poppy Ave Trees to be Axed

Poppy Avenue in Corona del Mar will soon be a little sunnier. The large eucalyptus trees that provide shade and create a canopy over the street are scheduled for removal. Although it wasn’t on the agenda, Newport Beach City Council members and residents discussed the issue on Tuesday during public comment. The CdM street has been lined with the trees for many years, but residents received a...
Posted On 11 Sep 2015

Prepare for More Mariner’s Mile Construction

Summer is ending soon, which means the Mariner’s Mile sewer pipe construction project is ready to resume on Coast Highway. A presentation by the Orange County Sanitation District at Cliff Park community center last weekend provided details on Phase 2 of the Mariner’s Mile project, which is scheduled to begin this month and finish in May. “It looks like a slam dunk compared to Phase 1,” said...
Posted On 04 Sep 2015



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Homes Shine Bright for Holidays

Both boats and bay front homes alike shine bright during the holiday season. The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade celebrates the floating festivals, while the Ring of Lights honors the lights on land. A side spectacle to the main event, the...
Posted On 25 Dec 2015

Changing Course at the Top for ExplorOcean

ExplorOcean, the nonprofit ocean literacy center based in Balboa Village, has appointed  board chairman Linda Mayer to the position of CEO. Assuming her new position immediately, Linda succeeds Tom Pollack, who is stepping down to pursue various...

Smooth Sailing at Christmas Boat Parade

  Throughout America there are signs of Christmas as early as October, but most of the country doesn’t get into the Christmas mood until Black Friday. But for residents and visitors to Newport Beach, Christmas truly began this week with the...
Posted On 18 Dec 2015

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New Nonprofit is Good for the ‘Sole’

A sock, some googly eyes and a few craft materials can make a big difference in the life of a child going through a traumatic experience. Creating a sock puppet is just the type of activity that will engage a child’s mind in a fun project and help take it off the stressful, and likely scary,...
Posted On 16 Oct 2015

Event Celebrates Second Harvest Food Bank Supporters

A presentation of fashion spurred acts of compassion on September 17, as fashion-forward philanthropists turned out for the 2015 Underwriter Party supporting Harvesters 23rd Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon. This year, Harvesters welcomed Roger Vivier as the retail sponsor for the Underwriter...

Festival of Children Hosts Segerstrom Ranch Dinner

On October 6, friends of Festival of Children Foundation experienced a rare opportunity to come to the Segerstrom Family Ranch for a behind the scenes tour of the farming operation followed by a unique culinary experience. Guests enjoyed picking vegetables grown on the Segerstrom Ranch that...



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Under Cover Book Club Pick for June

As we prepare to turn the page over to a new month, it is once again time for an Under Cover Book Club session to be called to order. After having taken a trip back to the colonial era last month with Nancy Turner’s “My Name is Resolute,” I decided that something a little more...

Artscapes: Sax Man Boney James Blows Into Town for Jazz Fest

Jazz is coming to town in a big way: the Newport Beach Jazz Festival returns to the Hyatt Regency May 29 – 31 with another stellar lineup of noted contemporary jazz artists. The Festival kicks off on Friday evening with Michael Lington and Taylor Dayne in an intimate concert Back...

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Be True to Your Food, at Brunch

We’ve been to True Food Kitchen in Fashion Island several times since it opened in 2010. We’ve enjoyed the Tuscan Kale Salad as well as many other dishes, but never had time to sample the...

Special Menus From the Heart

Retailers depend on the Christmas season to boost their bottom line. Given a choice, restaurateurs would rather bypass Christmas in favor of the more lucrative Valentine’s Day. Yes, flowers and...

A Small Chocolate World

Valentine’s Day is drawing near, and what better way to celebrate the occasion than with chocolate. Lots of chocolate. A room full of chocolate. I’m always ready to dive into a chocolate treat....

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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...

Six Degrees of City Hall and Cyprus

BAD DOG AND THE DUKE Passage of time has turned two city halls in our region into recognizable landmarks: Los Angeles and Pasadena. It will be interesting to see if the new Newport Beach City Hall has that kind of staying power. Of course the new building is not without its...
Posted On 31 Mar 2013

Lynn’s Spin: Assisting Hands

Assisting Hands Home Care, Newport Beach owner Judy Brady had her hands full earlier this week as she prepared to meet more than 60 of her fellow Assisting Hands Home Care franchisees who arrived Monday at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa for three days of intense...
Posted On 30 Mar 2013

Leftovers are good for Brunch

 * The Wild West If you follow the local headlines, you are aware that shooting at innocent people (for target practice) has become a wide spread sport. Do you think that people have decided to start shooting now before Obama takes away their bullets and guns?  * The Wild...