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Council Approves Newport Harbor Objectives

Newport Beach City Council heard and unanimously approved this week a set of 10 objectives for the Harbor Commission for the 2014-15 year. Councilman Marshall “Duffy” Duffield recused himself for conflict of interest. Harbor Commission Chairman Brad Avery and Commissioner Doug West gave a presentation on the 10 goals. The commission is tasked with two main responsibilities: “To ensure the...
Posted On 29 Jan 2015

Newport Beach Man Wanted for Failure to Appear on Murder Charge

A Newport Beach man is wanted by law enforcement after failing to appear for a scheduled court hearing on Jan. 28 on a charge for murdering his wife in their Newport Beach home. According to a press release from the Orange County District Attorney’s office, Peter Gregory Chadwick, 50, is charged with one felony count of murder faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison if...



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Take a Swig of The Duke

It’s a story that sounds like a movie script. One of the most macho and popular movie stars in the world passes away, and leaves behind a secret stash of high quality bourbon. The cache is stored in a locked facility, undisturbed and unknown...
Posted On 10 Jul 2015

Just Food for Dogs Serves Healthy Canine Cuisine

Like most drivers who were stuck in traffic along Mariner’s Mile during the months of road construction, I had a chance to look around at the business along Coast Highway that I previously had sped past. One of those kept catching my eye—Just...

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News from around Newport Beach   Newport Law Firm Wins Lawsuit Against TGI Frodays A jury slapped a $40 million judgment against the popular restaurant chain, TGI Fridays, citing its failure to act on lax security and willingness to...

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Benefit: CASA Black & White Ball Nets $1 Million

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Court Appointed Special Advocates (also known as CASA) is celebrating 30 years of advocating for abused and neglected children going through the court system. As part of that celebration CASA held its annual Celebration of Children:...

On Faith: A Journey of Faith ‘To The Ends Of The Earth’

“We hope people see the documentary and leave feeling inspired to be God’s hands and feet,” explained Doug Wekenman, one of the four men featured in the documentary “The AC Project: To The Ends Of The Earth.” “We hope people come away feeling an invitation to be part of the bigger story that...

Charity Spotlight: Adoption Guild Holds Patroness Tea April 27

The Adoption Guild of Southern Orange County holds its 54th annual Patroness Tea on Monday, April 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach. The Patroness Tea includes a Spring Trend Fashion Showcase presented by Neiman Marcus of Fashion Island, a boutique,...



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Searching for Clues at Newport Theatre Arts Center

It’s said that the devil is in the details, and when it comes to Agatha Christie’s mind-bending mysteries, paying attention to the littlest things just might solve the case. That’s a clue for anyone interested in sharpening their sleuthing skills with Newport Theatre Ar...

Under Cover: American Library Association Announces Book Awards

The Scholastic book order form came home on the right week! I’m a well-known sucker under the best of circumstances, but add in the fact that the ALA Youth Media Awards were announced this week as well, and the perfect scenario was created for my wallet to undertake a strenuous...

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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,...

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...

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Local Schools Place Well in Rose Bowl Regatta

The U.S. Naval Academy topped the college divisions, while San Diego’s Point Loma High School dominated this year’s Rose Bowl Regatta at the Long Beach Sailing Center last weekend. More than 500 sailors, coaches, families and friends descended on Long Beach’s Belmont Pier for the...

Locals Show Well in Orange Bowl Regatta

  More than a dozen local junior sailors spent their Christmas Day on airplanes flying to Miami  for the annual Orange Bowl Regatta.  This is among the top junior events in the country and attracts hundreds of top junior sailors from around the US. Top local sailors finished...

Freaking Out the NRA

Sometimes a little event can underscore life’s hypocrisies. My last reminder came when I had to get approval from my homeowners’ association to remove an outdated trellis from my front entry. Surrounded as I am by anti-government, free-market types, you’d think...
Posted On 09 Nov 2012

Sage Hill Kicks Off Science Lecture Series

Last night at Sage Hill School, Dr. Peter Donovan, one of the world’s foremost stem-cell research scientists and director of the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at UC Irvine, kicked off the first-ever Sage Hill School Science Lecture Series with his address entitl...
Posted On 09 Nov 2012

On Biblical Values and Politics

Perhaps you missed the full-page ad in the Oct. 18 issue of the Wall Street Journal, placed by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The ad includes an image of the 93-year-old preacher and a message to “vote for biblical values.” What biblical values? Candidates w...

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