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‘Know New Art’ at Newport Beach Film Festival

“Know New Art.” That’s the message the Newport Beach Film Festival wants 50,000 filmgoers to embrace as they descend on the city for this year’s 16th annual cinematic lovefest that runs through April 30 at various theaters in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Over the next seven days, more than 350 films from 50 countries will be screened in a variety of categories, including feature,...

Facelift for Balboa Village

Balboa Village facades are one step closer to being a bit more appealing. Newport Beach City Council voted Tuesday to appropriate $98,500 from the Balboa Village Parking Management District Fund to the Balboa Village Commercial Façade Improvement Program. The Council approved the item 6-1, with Councilman Kevin Muldoon dissenting. The façade program offers grant funding to incentivize...
Posted On 17 Apr 2015



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Young Adult Authors Host Library Discussion

The Newport Beach Public Library invites teenage readers to meet authors Jennifer Niven and Nicole Yoon on Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave. Author Jennifer Niven introduces her debut novel in Young Adult...

Newport Physician Convicted of Tax Evasion

A Newport Beach physician was convicted this week of tax evasion after prosecutors accused him of embezzling $220,000 from a charitable hospital fund, authorities reported. Bruce Allan Hagadorn, 56, was convicted of tax evasion Monday after he...
Posted On 04 Sep 2015

Man Rescued From Submerged Car in Back Bay

Newport Beach police rescued a man this week from a partially submerged vehicle in the Back Bay, authorities reported. Police received a call around 11:24 p.m. Monday from a local resident who reported hearing a crash and then people yelling in...

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Charity Spotlight: Gritty Up Fundraiser Nets $180,000 for John Wayne Cancer Foundation

GRIT Cycle has become known for giving back to the community, and on May 29 and 30, they did it in a big way with the second annual “Gritty Up” fundraising event to benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. The fundraising event began on Friday, May 29, with the “Gritty Up” Kick-Off Party...

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...



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Center Stage: Young Dancers Share the Spotlight

Setting stars in young eyes and eager rhythms in hearts and soles, dancers’ dreams deserve both encouragement and nurturance. To that end, this week Center Stage shines the spotlight on Corona del Mar High School’s Orchesis Dance Company and Maple Youth Ballet’s Spring Gala 2015....

Center Stage: ABT Premieres New “Sleeping Beauty” Ballet at Segerstrom Center

Princess Aurora’s tutus may froth with fairy-tale loveliness, but don’t be fooled by all that tulle when American Ballet Theatre’s The Sleeping Beauty comes to life in Segerstrom Hall March 3 – 8. Each delectable confection adorns a ballerina who’ll need every ounce of...

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Where to Take Mom on Her Day

We love Mother’s Day! It’s a time to celebrate everything our moms have done for us, and we can’t think of a better way to mark the occasion than to treat Mom to a fabulous Mother’s Day brunch. A...

Food, On and Off Screen

“Are you ready to eat your way through the Newport Beach Film Festival?” I asked Stasha as I perused this year’s Film Festival schedule. “Overcooked hot dogs, over-buttered popcorn, and...

Rustica Surprises and Delights

Tucked into a corner haven of Fashion Island’s shopping core is one of the most surprising, contemporary regional cuisine restaurants Newport Beach has to offer: Rustica California Wine Bistro....

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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...

The Ever-After of Violence

In this week’s “Lynn’s Spin” I’ve chosen a topic that is not easy to read or imagine. It’s not something we like to think or talk about or consider happening to us. With the holidays being so close and all, I hesitated. But after giving it some thought, addressing the subject...
Posted On 22 Dec 2012

Cornucopia of Deep Thoughts

* More on Magnetism As a follow-up to last week’s column where I suggested putting large magnets on car bumpers (north poles facing out) to prevent collisions, I have one more silly thought. To the now patented system, add a device that would change the back bumper to a south...

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...