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Biz Buzz: Cooking Up the Business of Newport Beach Restaurant Week

The restaurant business is a major economic force in Newport Beach. An important component of the city’s tourism industry, it drives traffic to the city and provides welcome tax dollars. One of the methods of marketing Newport restaurants comes in the form of Newport Beach Restaurant Week,...

Council Reviews Lessons Learned from Civic Center Project

City staff presented the council with “lessons learned” from the costly and controversial Civic Center project this week during Tuesday’s study session. During the Dec. 13 meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon asked staff to “provide a recap of the change in scope of the Civic Center project,...
Posted On 16 Jan 2015

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Third Year’s the Charm for Russo and Steele Auto Auction

Classic car fans and automobile aficionados will be driving, flying and even sailing into Newport Beach this weekend for the third annual Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction that takes place June 5 – 7 at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. More than 450 automobiles,...

OC Business Council CEO Talks Jobs, Economy

Newport Beach woke up to a discussion of jobs and the economy at a meeting this week. About 50 people attended the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Wake Up! Newport on Thursday in the Friend’s Room at the library. The June guest speaker was Lucy Dunn, president and CEO...
Posted On 05 Jun 2015

Is Newport Sustainable?

The future of Newport Beach and improving its sustainability were the main topics at a meeting last weekend. The 41st Annual Meeting of Still Protecting Our Newport (formerly known as Stop Polluting Our Newport), held at the Environmental Nature Center on Saturday. Guest speaker...
Posted On 05 Jun 2015

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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....

Benefit: CHOC Follies raises over $650,000 for CHOC Children’s

It’s become an institution in Orange County, and it’s raised millions of dollars for charity. It’s CHOC Follies, which last month presented its 18th annual production, this year titled “CHOCAGO,...

Charity Spotlight: Project Hope Alliance Teams with St. Andrew’s Church

On Sunday, May 3, hundreds of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church parishioners and community members joined forces for a “food pantry packing party” to assemble thousands of pounds of food into bags...



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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...

Artscapes: Orange County Museum of Art Hosts Pioneering Exhibitions

The Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach hosts a pair of exhibitions Feb. 25 – May 24, 2015, that explore the groundbreaking artwork of “Alien She,” the first exhibition highlighting the lasting impact of the pioneering punk feminist movement Riot Grrrl on today’s...

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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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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...

End of the Year Politics

I savor the week between Christmas and the end of the year. We regularly attend a New Year’s retreat, where we discuss the issues of the day between strolls among the sand dunes of Monterey Bay, so I spend the days before we leave storing Christmas ornaments and sorting out the...

Reflection on 2012: What I Will Miss

I have been getting rid of things the last two weeks like old newspapers, financial statements, pictures, magazines, clothes, and a host of other things so I can start the year fresh and organized. I have also been thinking about local restaurants, and people I will miss this...

Taking a Tip from Teddy

One of the things I love about living in Newport Beach is how civic-minded our community is. It seems like everyone I know or meet is involved with some organization devoted to leaving this world a better place than they found it.  Our citizens express their humanity through...
Posted On 14 Dec 2012