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World Premiere of ‘Lovesick’ to Open Newport Beach Film Fest

The world premiere of the romantic comedy “Lovesick” will be the opening night movie at the 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival. The red carpet screening takes place on Thursday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Edwards Big Newport in Fashion Island. Directed by Luke Mathen...

Chamber Honors Police, Present Awards

Hundreds gathered at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach last week to honor those who protect and serve the city, the Newport Beach Police Department. The 43rd annual Police Appreciation Breakfast, hosted by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Commodores Club, was held...
Posted On 04 Apr 2014

OC Sheriff Talks Prisoners, Drugs, Harbor

Prisoner realignment, emerging drug trends and patrolling Newport Harbor were the main topics of discussion at the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Wake Up Newport meeting, attended by more than 60 people in the Friend’s Room at the Newport Beach Public Library...
Posted On 04 Apr 2014

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Charity Spotlight: Young Men Help Renovate Lighthouse Ministries

It’s amazing what a deep clean, few coats of paint and some new carpet can do. For a local church and outreach program, it can help change lives. And that’s just what a group of young men did...
Posted On 13 Feb 2014

Nonprofit Kicks Off Hopeful Campaign

More than 300 people kicked off a local nonprofit’s service campaign over the weekend, with the hope to end homelessness for Orange County kids. Camp Project Hope was held Sunday at the Chuck...

Cast Party for Charitable Dance Fundraiser

Nearly 80 local luminaries recently celebrated an upcoming charitable dance competition. The cast party for the Assistance League of Newport Mesa’s “Dancing for Tomorrow’s Stars” was held Jan. 23...

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Curtain Up: A Memorable “Wizard of Oz”

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  We’ve heaped accolades on Chef Ross Pangilinan at Leatherby’s Café Rouge, but the other reason we love dining there is that it’s adjacent to Segerstrom Center, which means we can always make it to our seats before the...

Curtain Up: Opera Returns to OC with “La Traviata”

From chic Parisian salon to poverty-stricken sick bed, the incredible intensities of passion, sacrifice, desertion, and forgiveness play out their love lines in Giuseppe Verdi’s perennially popular yet predictably tragic opera “La Traviata.” All the emotions of the human heart...

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What to Do in Case of a Tsunami Here

Ahoy! The tragic effects along the coast of Japan from the recent tsunami caused by a massive earthquake are beyond words and belief.  I had been receiving seismic warnings all week long from the Tsunami Warning Center, reporting earthquakes off of Japan.  However, I, as well as...

Boaters’ Weather

Ahoy! Nice weather this week, but we cruise into the weekend with rain showers tonight and Saturday.  The air temperature will drop about 10 degrees to the high 50s during the day, with nighttime temperatures in the low 50s.  Looks like the rain might continue into Monday of next...

These Suits Don’t Fit

At every turn, California chooses to create lawsuits that hurt job and business growth. With the second highest unemployment rate in the nation – reported at 12.3%  but in truth probably much more – and double-digit unemployment projected through at least 2013,...


Nuclear is never safe to use as a source of power. Congress must end all funds for new plants in the U.S. Here are the reasons why: 1. Once released, nuclear contamination will continue essentially forever, and there is no way to clean it up. 2. No one knows how many cases of...

Hooray for Daylight Saving Time!

Is there anything better than Daylight Saving Time? In my book, this time to “spring forward” is at the top of the list of things I most look forward to during the year. This year, DST will begin on March 13 at 2 a.m. (set your clocks forward to 3 a.m.). It will run until Sunday,...
Posted On 11 Mar 2011

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