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Run, Hide, Fight: Residents Learn Active Shooter Response Options

Following the recent shooting attacks in Tunisia and Arizona, a group of residents and business owners gathered for a timely presentation from police. About 40 people attended the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Networking Luncheon Speaker Series at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club on Wednesday. The topic of the meeting was “Are YOU Prepared for an Active Shooter Situation?” Newport Beach...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

NBPD Heroes Honored

“Your son is a hero in all of our eyes…” Seemingly trying to hold his own emotions in check, Newport Beach Police Department Chief Jay Johnson directed that powerful sentiment to the mother of slain police officer Bob Henry at the 44th Annual Police Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, March 12, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, upon completion of a video celebrating the life, service and...



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Cyclist Killed After Hitting Parked Car

The cyclist who was killed last weekend after hitting a parked vehicle in Corona del Mar may have been distracted by his cell phone, according to police. Jonathan Wilson, 23, of Costa Mesa (recently relocated from Newport Beach), died Sunday...
Posted On 07 Aug 2015

CdM Cheating Scandal Tutor Sentenced

The tutor who hacked into a Corona del Mar High School teacher’s computer and changed grades for a group of CdM students during the 2012 to 2013 school year was sentenced this week to one year in jail and five years of formal probation. Timothy...
Posted On 07 Aug 2015

‘Rain Check’ Performance of ‘Tempest’ Set for Aug. 18

The Bard is back in Newport Beach. The Newport Beach City Arts Commission has announced that Shakespeare by the Sea will present a special performance of “The Tempest” on August 18 at the Newport Beach Civic Center Green. According to Tim...

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Charity Spotlight: Appearance Center Presents $10K Check to Fisher House

In April, Appearance Center of Newport Beach presented a $10,000 donation at their “Beauty and the Brave” event to honor its staff veterans and their charity of choice: Fisher House Southern California, Inc. During the month of March, ACNB collected direct patient donations and gave back 10...

Benefit: CHOC Children’s Benefit Party at Port Theatre

Jointly celebrating CHOC Children’s and the unveiling of a clothing line, the Carol Rachelle Boutique in collaboration with a new CHOC Children’s Guild, hosted The Carol Rachelle Benefit for CHOC. The event “An Evening of Music, Champagne, & Fashion,” took place on March 12 at the...

Benefit: “iheartoc Giving Day” Raises $1.8 Million for Local Charities

The Newport Beach-based Orange County Community Foundation raised $1,813,460 for Orange County nonprofits during iheartoc Giving Day, the inaugural county-wide day of giving held from 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 21 through noon Wednesday, April 22. The goal was to inspire members of the community to...



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Under Cover Book Club Picks “The Same Sky”

Since we’re entering February, the month of cupid, chocolate hearts, and overpriced roses, I had planned to choose this month’s book club book with a love story in mind. Of course, there are many kinds of love stories, so that still left me with a deep pool to select from. In the...

Artscapes: Orange County Museum of Art Hosts Pioneering Exhibitions

The Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach hosts a pair of exhibitions Feb. 25 – May 24, 2015, that explore the groundbreaking artwork of “Alien She,” the first exhibition highlighting the lasting impact of the pioneering punk feminist movement Riot Grrrl on today’s...

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Hot Haute Hot!

  “Chris, I’ve had a beastly morning, it’s hotter than Hades and I’m starving,” stated Stasha, after she dropped her car off for service Friday afternoon. “I’m in a mood, so for your sake,...

Germany comes to Newport

  You don’t need to be German to celebrate Oktoberfest – you just need to enjoy German food and beer. And because this year marks the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest, many local...

Surreptitious Delicious

  Let’s face it, negotiating a business cocktail party can be strategically challenging, on many levels, and I’m not talking shop. How do you balance a cocktail plate full of appetizers, a...

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America’s Cup Racing Set for San Diego

Start making your plans now: In just a couple of weeks, San Diego will again play host the America’s Cup, this time to a half-dozen of the world fastest racing catamarans, with exciting race action right off the docks in San Diego Bay. Racing on San Diego Bay starts in the harbor...

Training Complete, Bring On the Big Boats

Ahoy! Nice to be home from attending the weeklong SCTW training at the Maritime Institute in San Diego, as an enhancement to my Coast Guard Master’s license.  What is SCTW training you ask?  Well a week of training for operating vessels over 200 gross tons and in international...

Lynn’s Spin: Looking for Sanity in Cell-Phone-Free Zones

Like most typical teenagers, I was constantly on the phone. That was back way before cell phones, but regardless, I spent mind-numbing hours in my room talking to my BFF’s about what we were wearing to school the next day, the cute football player we had a crush on, and how dorky...
Posted On 19 Jan 2013

City Council Should Abort Development Business

Last week the City Council Fathers, sitting high in their Taj-Ma-City-Hall seats, took the first step to enter into the development business for the old city hall site. The Fathers could be in the hotel business by the end of the year. As the new Taj-Ma-City-Hall is gradually...

Quick Glueck Shtick

* Jonathan Paul Manziel (born December 6, 1992) also known by his nickname, Johnny Football, is an All American Heisman winning quarterback for the Texas A&M Aggies. He’s won just about every award imaginable as only a red-shirt-freshman. In trying to figure out what makes...