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OC District Attorney Speaks at Chamber Event

About 50 people gathered in the Friend’s Room at the Newport Beach Public Library Thursday morning to listen to Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas speak. The event was the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Wake Up! Newport meeting....
Posted On 02 May 2014

Chamber Honors Students, Teachers

Students from three local high schools in were honored for their “outstanding scholastic achievement” this week during a Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce event. The chamber’s Commodores Club hosted their 53rd Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner...
Posted On 02 May 2014

DISC Launches Newport Beach Spine Group

Committed to redefining the delivery of spine care, DISC Sports & Spine Center has created a new division within its existing Orange County practice called the Newport Beach Spine Group, which taps the expertise of seven leading spine...




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On Faith: GriefShare Recovery Support Groups

“GriefShare was the program that saved my life when Harry passed,” said Karen Stevenson, Corona del Mar resident and member of Newport Center United Methodist Church. “I didn’t know which end was up. I was lost and desperately needed help. I went to the GriefShare program at Trinity United...

Charity: Arts Community Mourns Elaine Redfield

Elaine Redfield, one of the pioneers that helped create Orange County’s now-vibrant performing arts scene, has passed away at age 96. She was the founder and Honorary Life Director of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, and a founding member of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, renamed...

Local Focus: Life at the Beach Drives Local Realtor

Most realtors don’t have a surfboard and an electric guitar in their office—but then, most realtors aren’t like Chris Brigandi. Brigandi is a true “local boy makes good” story. After stints in the music business and laboring as a roofer, Brigandi worked his way up the real estate ladder to...

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Off the Menu: The Wizard of Food

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Valentine’s Day is on the minds of diners, but we found a menu you’ll love well into February. Executive Chef Ross Pangilinan of Leatherby’s Café Rouge at Segerstrom Center for the Arts loves to create themed menus for the...

Off the Menu Special: Valentine’s Dining in Newport Beach

Valentine’s Day is the busiest day of the year for most restaurants, and also the day filled with the most pressure. Expectation are high for diners, who are looking for that perfect romantic evening, and for restaurateurs, who do everything they can do deliver on that...

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That Sinking Feeling

Sporting Off A few summers ago, my girlfriend at the time convinced me to take a sailing class over at OCC’s School of Sailing & Seamanship on PCH.  She signed up for the class, but since the boats were lidos with two-person crews, she wanted me to join the class so it...


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  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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