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Biz Buzz: CdM Albertson’s Converts to Haggen

The Albertson’s supermarket on Coast Highway in Corona del Mar closes its doors for good this Sunday, May 3, at 6 p.m. But don’t worry—the store will reopen on Tuesday afternoon, May 5, under a new name: Haggen. The CdM store is one of the 83 grocery stores that Haggen plans to acquire and convert during the first half of 2015. According to Haggen, once the acquisition is completed, the chain...

Jetpacks May be Banned From Newport Harbor

Water-propelled jetpacks may soon take their final flights over Newport Harbor following a Newport Beach City Council decision this week. A motion to approve an ordinance that would have allowed limited and regulated the jetpacks failed 3-2 during the Tuesday meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Diane Dixon and councilmen Scott Peotter and Tony Petros voted against the ordinance, while Mayor Ed Selich and...
Posted On 01 May 2015



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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...

Leaf Blower Investigation Heads to DA

Newport Beach Police Department detectives have finished their investigation into the leaf blower scare at a Newport Beach theater last month and have turned it over to county authorities. The three juveniles were forwarded to Juvenile Probation...

Pedestrian Killed While Crossing NB Street

A San Francisco man died over the weekend after being struck by a car in Newport Beach, authorities reported. Mohamad Ahmed Abdelwahhab, 36, was crossing MacArthur Boulevard outside of the crosswalk, just north of the intersection with Von...

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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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Under Cover: National Book Award Winner Comes to Newport Library

The world is a big place. As we sit in our own relative stability, we can often forget that there are whole societies out there, still going through a massive cultural shift, redefining what success, responsibility, and a sustainable social model look like. While the United...

Curtain Up: Jazz Takes Center Stage at Segerstrom Center

Segerstrom Center is jazzing things up with a trio of concerts that showcase three remarkable jazz performers. First up is Grammy Award winner Kurt Elling, who pays homage to Frank Sinatra in “Elling Swings Sinatra” Feb. 27 and 28 in Samueli Theater. During four performances,...

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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....

Going Native

I’ll freely admit it: I’m a hippie at heart. I started experimenting with herbs at an early age. No, not those kind. Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme were my herbs of choice. I tried all kinds...

Real Housewives – and Pascal, Part 2

In last week’s column, we wrote about our dinner with Scott Dunlop, creator and producer of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and its various spinoffs. We only had room to relate a portion...

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Cup ‘World Series’ a Spectator’s Delight

The Newport Indy was invited to cover the America’s Cup “World Series” races in San Diego last week.  This was a fun event to watch with nine top sailing teams from around the world racing on San Diego Bay in state-of-the-art catamarans. Racing was held all last week in identical...

A Meander Through the Harbor for Thanksgiving

Ahoy! I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is next week, and Christmas is approaching fast on the radar.  I do know to stay away from the shopping malls the Friday after Thanksgiving, as the holiday shoppers have no mercy while trying to save a buck. Also, Thanksgiving weekend is a...

Some Silly Quick Glueck Shtick

* Communication Evolution Recently, Newport Indy cartoonist George Peters sketched a clever comment on ‘Communication Evolution.” It shows a relatively normal appearing woman texting in 2013. Next it shows the woman texting in 2025. Her mouth has now disappeared. I would like to...

Head’s Up From Cupid

If everything goes as planned, you are reading this a few days before Valentine’s Day. Now you can’t say you haven’t been warned. Not much time until February 14. It’s already late in the game, but if you heed this warning, you still have a chance to get...
Posted On 10 Feb 2013

Planning for the Future

Sarah Weddington gets around. In Nebraska she was presented with a condom labeled “Go, Big Red!” In Las Vegas her cabbie asked, “Aren’t you that abortion lady?” Which is why the Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties invited Weddington...