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Coexisting with Coyotes

The moment she walked into her Harbor View Home, Mary Ann Soden knew something was terribly wrong. Her 12-year-old wire-haired dachshund, Deli, wasn’t there to greet her. Soden found Deli outside in her fenced yard, curled up below a six-foot-high fence and beneath a bush, barely conscious, bleeding from more than 30 coyote bite wounds around the neck, plus others across her torso and rear....

Preparing for El Nino

Are you ready for El Nino? The city of Newport Beach is prepared for whatever size El Nino that mother nature brings, but as important as it is for the city to anticipate possible floods, landslides, erosion, overtopping of the islands, tree and branch falls, blowing sand, ponding and hydroplaning, as well as staff and equipment needs, Public Works Director David Webb feels that getting the...



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Arbor Real Estate Launches ‘Stoke a Student’ Campaign

Arbor Real Estate in Newport Beach, a leading luxury real estate brokerage, has launched its 2016 “Stoke a Student” campaign in partnership with Surfside Sports in Costa Mesa. “Stoke a Student” is aimed to inspire surf-loving students in the...

Getting Jazzed for the Newport Jazz Party

The Newport Beach Jazz Party is serving music for Valentine’s weekend at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa. From Feb. 11 through Feb. 14, jazz fans can enjoy a variety of great jazz performers in an intimate setting. In addition to a...

City Manager Dave Kiff Previews Newport’s Plans for 2016

The January Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce Networking Speakers Luncheon has traditionally been the time for the Chamber to install a new board of directors and host the city’s new mayor, who usually offers a preview of the state of the city...

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Newport Teen is Rockin’ Toffee

A local Newport Beach teen just made a sweet deal. Jack McKenna, 14, was featured and earned an investment deal on the CW’s show “Hatched” for his tasty treat company, Jack’s Rockin’ Toffee. The new entrepreneurial show gives American inventors the chance to learn from some savvy business...
Posted On 06 Nov 2015

‘Pygmalion’ on NHHS Stage

Newport Harbor High School drama department invites everyone out for an evening of entertainment with their production of “Pygmalion,” by George Bernard Shaw. “Though set in turn of the century London, Pygmalion does bare some resemblance to the timeless tale of Cinderella,” organizers...

Lido Marina Village Restoration Nears Completion

Locals and visitors of Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach have been eager to learn which hand-selected tenants will be opening in this seaside-shopping destination since restoration of the village began. Stenn G. Parton, director of retail development for DJM Capital Partners, Inc., attended...



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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...

Center Stage: Wooden Floor Waxes Poetic with Dance Concert May 28 – 30

Energy crackles the air like lightning across a desert sky as more than a dozen of The Wooden Floor’s teenaged dancers circle one of its Santa Ana studios, warming up with a run. Overhead, the thundering of hundreds of other younger feet amps up everyone’s excitement level....

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Sneaky Health Food at SOL

What do you call cuisine that looks decadent, tastes scrumptious, yet is actually good for you? Stealth Health. That’s chef Deborah Schneider’s catch phrase to describe many of the dishes on her...

Clear Your Palate: Restaurant Week Opens Today

We love dining out in Newport Beach, especially when it means trying new restaurants or sampling new menus at our favorite culinary haunts. There’s no better time to do this than during Newport...

Here’s ‘What’s Cooking at the Library’

    “I just got back from the library,” I announced to Stasha. “They must have some good food there.”    “Why do you say that?”    “I could see the readers digest.”    Stasha just shook her head...

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Maritime Accidents, From Newport Beach to Italy

Ahoy! Two maritime accidents occurred last weekend that could have happened to any one of us.  Locally, a van was floating in the bay after being pushed off the Balboa Island Ferry, and internationally, a cruise ship sunk after hitting a rock. Let’s start with the floating van...

Ragtime Dusts Off in Two Gates Race

I was asked to sail with Chris Welsh on Ragtime in last Sunday’s Two Gates Race, a fun 13-mile race/tour through Long Beach and LA Harbors.  While somewhat shorthanded (only six crew were on board), we had a fun sail and finished a respectable 10th among a 30-plus-boat fleet that...

Political Potpourri

Since everyone else in NB Indy seems to do this, I thought I would take my shot at random thoughts of the day. The Taj Ma-City-Hall This is just too easy to pick on. Both City Halls are closed as you read this for moving week. They hope to open in their opulence next Thursday,...

Fish Stories

There is a story about a young student who, pressured by his parents to go to law school, rebelled by never going to class. So the professor of his International Law class was surprised when he showed up for the final exam. He began to write furiously and continued long after all...
Posted On 07 Apr 2013

An Ode to Eelgrass

“All people, however fanatical they may be in their zeal to disparage and to fight capitalism, implicitly pay homage to it by passionately clamoring for the products it turns out.”                                                     — Ludwig von Mises, Pulitzer...
Posted On 06 Apr 2013