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Balboa Island Parade Marches Into Town June 1

Decorated golf carts. Marching bands. Keystone Kops. Vintage cars. Drill teams. This can mean only one thing: it’s time for the annual Balboa Island Parade, which gets underway on Sunday, June 1, at 11 a.m. down Marine Avenue. An island...

Local Lawyer Joins Council Race

A local lawyer announced plans to run for city council this week. Eastbluff resident Kevin Muldoon will be vying for the District 4 seat on the Newport Beach City Council, according to a statement released May 23. “My goals as a city councilman...

NBPD Officer-Involved Shooting

According to a press release from the Newport Beach Police Department, on Thursday, May 29, at approximately 8:16 p.m., the Newport Beach Police Department’s Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a convenience store in the 1400 block of...




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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 over the weekend. The National League of Young Men, Newport Mesa chapter, spent most of Saturday...
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 Jones Center by 24 carrots at South Coast Collection (SoCo) in Costa Mesa. The event jump started...

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 at Black, Starr & Frost jewelry store in Newport Beach. The league is a self-funded, volunteer,...

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Curtain Up: Classic Dance & Classical Music

Fizzing with romance and a flair for the dramatic, March pops the cork next week on a pair of must-see arts events. Promising to enchant the senses while celebrating masters of classics both centuries-old and perfectly modern, two of Orange County’s favorite venues welcome in the...

OUTTA HERE: Oaxaca, Mexico

Visited Hierve de Agua (Spanish for “the water boils”) in southern Mexico in the state of Oaxaca. You think you see waterfalls, yet they are made of calcium and other minerals. The pools are created from cool spring water that is saturated with calcium carbonate. As...

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Get Ready for the 28th Annual Newport-Mesa Spirit Run

Here is a fact sheet about the upcoming Newport-Mesa Spirit Run: Date and Time – March 27.  Registration opens at 6 a.m., the first race starts at 7 a.m., and the event ends by 11 a.m. Location – Edwards Big Newport, Fashion Island, Newport Beach. Attendance – 3,500...

CdM Sails to Win

Corona del Mar High School’s Sailing Team was victorious this past weekend at the PCISA Cardinal Regatta at the Stanford Sailing Center in Redwood City. While the CdMHS Varsity Gold took 3rd place, the Silver squad won by 60 points over the 2nd place finisher. Picture here...


  Cable bills could fall as much as 13 percent if cable and satellite customers could choose the channels they want. Why should we pay for what we would never use, such as Russia Today, The Golf Channel, Playboy, Cartoon Network? And we want more control over what comes in...


  Too many Californians are without jobs and have been for much too long. According to US Labor Department June estimates, 2.24 million Californians are out of work, an increase of 27,600 jobless Californians compared to May. At 12.3 percent, the unemployment rate in...

Just Some Harmless Fun

  One of my favorite former Newport Beach mayors closed escrow on a Las Vegas condo last week.  He was going there so much (but only for the shows and wonderful restaurants, of course), he figured why not have a second home there? About the same time, I was wrapping up a...

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