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DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned This Friday

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, March 13, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes...

Update: Marguerite Avenue Closure South of East Coast Hwy March 9-15

Due to last week’s rain, crews were required to move the pavement reconstruction work on Marguerite Ave from Bayside Drive to Seaview Avenue to this week, March 9 – 15. A full street closure is required for this work. Please note, the intersection at Bayside and Marguerite will remain open during the construction duration. This work is part of the Ocean Blvd. and Marguerite Avenue...



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OC Supervisor Discusses JWA, ‘Metroplex’

John Wayne Airport and the proposed “Metroplex” were the main topics at this week’s Speak Up Newport meeting featured Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel as the guest speaker. Nearly 150 people crowded into the Community Room at the...
Posted On 11 Sep 2015

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...
Posted On 11 Sep 2015

NBPD Officer Injured in Traffic Collision With Tree

A Newport Beach Police Department officer was injured over the weekend in a single vehicle collision with a tree, authorities reported. Police received a call around 2:14 p.m. Sunday about an accident on Jamboree Road, near the San Joaquin Hills...

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1221 Club Presents Annual Scholarship Awards

Twenty years ago, The 1221 Club (named after the club’s Coast Highway address) was formed at Balboa Bay Club, providing the women of BBC with a community where good times, warm friendships and new acquaintances could be found and fostered. The women of The 1221 Club are united not only in their...

Local Focus: Hoag Doctor’s Sports Radio Show Hits a Home Run

Here’s a question that even a first year medical student might not be able to answer: What organ of the body gets stronger the more you use it? The answer is bone, according to Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Alan Beyer, Executive Medical Director of the Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Newport Beach, and...

Benefit: Life’s a Beach as Pacific Symphony Gala Raises Record $1.6 Million

Orange County was a different place in 1990. The population was 2.4 million, the county’s various arts organizations were still considered in their infancy, and a young conductor named Carl St.Clair was hired by the Pacific Symphony to be its new conductor and music director. Flash forward 25...



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Curtain Up: ‘Nice Work’ Gets a Raise at Segerstrom Center

Touring in a Broadway show? Nice work if you can get it. A handful of young singer-dancers did get nice work, as evidenced by the popular touring production of “Nice Work If You Can Get It” that comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts March 17 – 22. The show ran on Broadway...

Under Cover: Reading “Rain Reign” Offers Dramatic Delights

Recently, I received requests to spotlight more children’s literature. Since I have a life that keeps me fairly on top of books in this genre, it should be a pretty simple request to indulge. Just as with works written for adults, there are so many good books penned with younger...

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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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Sailing Summary

San Diego Junior Commodores Regatta (Jan 14-15, Junior Sabots) A number of top junior Sabots sailors traveled to SDYC for the Jr. Invitational Regatta/North #3. Many local sailors placed in the top 10 in this popular event, including: Joseph Hou (4th) and Rhodes Garner (6th) in a...

Local Sailors in Junior Worlds Qualifier

This past weekend, Alamitos Bay Yacht Club hosted the ISAF World Junior Qualifier in a wide variety of breeze and conditions.  This event selected the junior sailors who will represent the US at the ISAF World Championships in Dublin Ireland, in July. Qualifiers for the 2012...

Showcasing Local Shopping Gems

It’s not a very old tradition, in fact it was started in 2010, but tomorrow’s Small Business Saturday is quickly becoming one of my personal holiday shopping traditions. Originally conceived and promoted by American Express, Small Business Saturday is the counterpart to Black...
Posted On 23 Nov 2012

Lawsuit Abuse and Minorities

It had been my intention to use this space to comment on the elections, but  because of scheduling, this column is appearing long after millions of pages of  commentary have already saturated our minds. Let me just say that in the long run Obama will again disappoint his...

How Lincoln Speaks to Us Today

Abraham Lincoln became my favorite president after I spent two semesters studying the Civil War during my undergraduate years at Cal State Long Beach. Years later, I was asked to teach a graduate course in Educational Leadership for school administrators.  I was given the...

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