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‘Heartless’ Bishop Locks Out St. James Congregation

Rev. Canon Cindy Evans Voorhees of the St. James the Great Episcopal Church on Via Lido held a press conference on Thursday to bring members of the media up to date on the recent developments of her church and congregation. As reported in the NB Indy, St. James the Great Episcopal Church held its final Sunday service last weekend before closing its doors. According to a press release issued...

New Art Approved for Civic Center Park

There will soon be more art in the Civic Center park, following a Newport Beach City Council decision this week. Council unanimously approved 10 new pieces of art for Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park on Tuesday. They will be installed in August and stay for two years, when they will be rotated out and replaced with a new set. The total cost of the project is about $120,000. “We’re...
Posted On 26 Jun 2015



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Dancing and Late Nights Return to Woody’s Wharf

Dancing and late nights are back at Woody’s Wharf restaurant after a Newport Beach City Council vote this week. Council approved permit amendments 4-3 Tuesday that would allow for more nights of dancing, later patio hours, and earlier opening...
Posted On 16 Oct 2015

City Officials Review Sea Rise and Sea Wall

There is so much scientific and engineering data regarding the known and projected effects of global warming on the world – and Newport Beach specifically – that one could easily drown in the facts long before the seas hit flood stage on a...

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This week’s news from around Newport Beach.   Man Dies After Being Hit by SUV in Crosswalk A pedestrian died over the weekend after being hit while walking in a crosswalk in Newport Beach, according to authorities. Donald Fuschetti,...

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Communities: A National Night Out in Newport

By Elizabeth Greenberg | NB Indy  An estimated 500 Newport Beach residents turned out at Bonita Canyon Sports Park on Tuesday to celebrate the annual National Night Out event, hosted by the Newport Beach Police Department. A smaller National Night Out event was held simultaneously at Spyglass...

On Faith: Newport Residents Make an Impact Feeding the Homeless

“I loved working with City Impact because I grew so much in my relationship with Jesus by serving others and praying for them,” explained 18-year-old Brooke Olson.  “City Impact is so amazing; it is based on prayer and they demonstrated what complete surrender and trust in God looks like.  I’d...

Lido Farmers’ Market Moves to Newport Pier

At this week’s Newport Beach City Council meeting, council approved a Revocable License Agreement between the City of Newport Beach and Sprouts of Promise to operate a Certified Farmers’ Market located at McFadden Square and Newport Pier. Also approved was a request for a reduced rental rate....



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Under Cover: Under Cover Book Club Picks ‘Nightingale’

“In love we find out who we want to be. In war, we find out who we are.” So asserts author, Kristin Hannah in her new book, “The Nightingale,” our Under Cover Book Club selection for April. Chapter one opens with an aging woman going through her belongings as she prepares to...

Under Cover: Time to Vote for Children’s Choice Book Awards

Calling all readers—the polls are now open for the 2015 Children’s Choice Book Awards. Coinciding with Children’s Book Week each year, the Children’s Choice Awards allow young readers to vote for the books they enjoyed, and honor the authors that most spoke to them. Votes are...

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Judging Food From Fair to Great

“Are you ready for a Chowdown?” I asked Stasha several weeks ago. “Don’t you mean Throwdown?” she replied. “No, that’s Bobby Flay’s line. I mean Chowdown, as in the OC Fair Food Truck versus Fair...

A Cantina With Mexican Soul

Last year, Chris and I wandered into SOL Mexican Cocina in search of authentic Mexican food and a great fish taco. It happened to be SOL’s first anniversary, so we celebrated by ordering an array...

Shake Shack Stirs Memories

“The Shake Shack is back!” Stasha stared at me with a puzzled look on her face. “I didn’t know it was gone,” she replied. “Well, no, but it was closed for several months while they made some...

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Sea Kings Rule!

Corona del Mar defeated Beckman in a thriller, 14-13, to win the CIF championship. Here the team celebrates with its hard-won trophy. Details here. Photo by Jim Collins.
Posted On 10 Dec 2011

CdM vs. Beckman for Championship Tonight

By Will Salem | NB Indy The Sea Kings of Corona del Mar (11-2), having advanced to the CIF-SS Southern Division finals with a 41-14 pounding of the Breakers of Laguna Beach (10-3) last Friday, will face league rival and top overall seed Beckman (11-2) tonight at Orange Coast...

Yikes! $9 per Hour

After leaving the corporate world, I eased my way into retirement by teaching economics at National University. One of the first things I discovered was you have to get students to question what they think they know. That certainly was the case with minimum wage laws. When...
Posted On 02 Mar 2013

Quick Glueck Shtick Leftovers

* A Prophetic Fortune Cookie? At our usual Wednesday family sojourn to Al Palace for Chinese food, I found a pleasant greeting in the fortune cookie. It read, “You have a charming way with words when you write.” Pretty amazing when you consider that the baker who put those nice...

GOP Fantasies

Just when you think the political roiling inside the Beltway may settle down, moving Congress to actually get to work on the country’s issues, another distraction comes along. Last week’s was the Republican response by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida to President Obama’s State of the...