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City Declares Level Three Water Shortage

Newport Beach City Council unanimously voted Tuesday evening to declare a level three water supply shortage and amend the Water Conservation Ordinance. The resolution of intent to declare a level three water supply shortage is “a direct response to the severity of the drought in California,” said Co-Director of Municipal Operations George Murdoch, who gave a presentation on both items. “This...
Posted On 14 May 2015

Final NFL Draft Pack is Newport’s Mr. Irrelevant 2015

University of Louisville tight end Gerald Christian got more than he bargained for at this year’s NFL Draft held last weekend. After being selected as the final draft pick by the Arizona Cardinals, Christian soon learned that he was the recipient of another title: Mr. Irrelevant 2015. As Mr. Irrelevant, Christian will become the center of attention during Foundation for the Undefeated’s 40th...



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NBPD Officer Injured in Traffic Collision With Tree

A Newport Beach Police Department officer was injured over the weekend in a single vehicle collision with a tree, authorities reported. Police received a call around 2:14 p.m. Sunday about an accident on Jamboree Road, near the San Joaquin Hills...

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

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Benefit: OC Museum of Art Serves “Art of Dining” Gala

The Orange County Museum of Art unveiled a tasty masterpiece on May 30 when 350 supporters enjoyed Art of Dining 2015, the museum’s most important fundraiser and one of Orange County’s more sought-after social events. Presented by Louis Vuitton, this year’s black-tie affair...

Ben Carlson Statue Approved for McFadden Square

Nearly a year after Benjamin Carlson, a longtime Newport Beach lifeguard, lost his life while rescuing a swimmer in distress, the Newport Beach city council this week approved a statue honoring Carlson to be placed in McFadden Square near the new lifeguard station that bears his name. It’s been...

Biggest Beach Party of the Year Comes to Newport Dunes June 26 – 28

Get ready for the biggest beach party to be held in Newport Beach this year: Newport Beach Party: A Celebration of Community, held at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort June 26 – 28. The three day event is designed to raise money for a variety of charities, including the Newport Beach Host...



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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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Don’t Try This at Home

Local sailing umpire David Blackman has a unique front-row seat at this week’s America’s Cup World Series races in San Diego. The 45-foot high-performance catamarans are so fast that the only way on-the-water umpires can keep up is with equally high-performance jet...
Posted On 15 Nov 2011

Harbor Water Polo Advances

Newport Harbor’s Sailors water polot team won its CIF Quarterfinal match with a 9-3 victory over Harvard-Westlake. Junior Curtis Fink led the Sailors with 3 goals.  Andrew Silvers (1 assist, 1 steal) and Preston Lee (1 assist, 2 steals) added 2 goals each, while Dan Stevens...

Protecting Mass Murderers?

Why does a woman in Connecticut with a dysfunctional son need a military assault weapon in her home? Think how different things would be if she’d bought an IPOD instead, but she didn’t, and her son blew her away last Dec. 14. Then, since the NRA didn’t supply...
Posted On 03 Feb 2013

Would the Last Business to Leave Please Turn Out the Lights

Here we are in Orange County, arguably one of the most economically blessed and most desirable places on the planet. Where else can you get the desert, the mountains, the ocean, beautiful year round weather, the Angels and Disneyland? Yet you read that business after business is...

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* A Close Call Today I give a well deserved first thought to baseball’s legendary outfielder Stan Musial and manager Earl Weaver. They were part of my youth and provided distinct happy memories. At first it bothered me that both should die on the same day (Saturday Jan.19). But...