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Spirit Run Raises $60K for Newport-Mesa Schools

Following the success of the 31st Annual Newport-Mesa Spirit Run, the nonprofit public benefit corporation that presents the event will donate more than $60,000 in cash and services to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. The funds and...

Biz Buzz: A ‘Hot’ Young Entrepreneur

Young entrepreneurs are nothing new; they have been around for decades and longer. Young kids (usually defined as younger than 18) delivered newspapers, cut lawns, and operated lemonade stands. True Americana. In recent years, the support for...
Posted On 05 Jun 2014

Man Pulled From Harbor ID’d

Authorities have identified the man who was pulled from Newport Harbor and later died at the hospital in the early morning hours on Monday. Donald Griffin, 49, died Monday at 12:40 a.m. at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, according to the...

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Going Green: Upper Newport Bay – Restoration, Recreation and Research

By Garry Brown, Executive Director / Orange County Coastkeeper Just above Newport Harbor is the Upper Newport Bay, a sanctuary to many species of plants, birds and marine organisms. The Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and Ecological Reserve is an estuary, a wetland with a mix of fresh and...

On Faith: “The Daniel Plan” Offers Inspiration for Healthy Living

“This is more than a diet, more than a focus on food,” explained Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, author of “Purpose Driven Life” and co-author of “The Daniel Plan.” “Friends and faith are the secret sauce that make the plan so effective. Thousands of books deal with fitness and food,...

Campus: Teachers Learn About Volunteer Science Expeditions

The tables were turned this week at Harbor Day School as some of the teachers learned a thing or two about a volunteer opportunity to do some scientific research. About 25 staff members, teachers and parents learned about the Earthwatch Institute, an environmental nonprofit volunteer...
Posted On 27 Feb 2014



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Off the Menu: OC Restaurant Week in Newport Beach

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy If you enjoyed the culinary delights of last month’s Newport Beach Restaurant Week, you’ll love another restaurant week celebration that starts this Sunday: Orange County Restaurant Week. More than 100 restaurants throughout...

Under Cover: Story Time Feb. 22 – “Henry’s Freedom Box”

This Saturday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m., Barnes and Noble in Fashion Island will present a very special story time as they share the book, “Henry’s Freedom Box:  A True Story From the Underground Railroad,” by Ellen Levine. Henry “Box” Brown was born into slavery in Virginia in 1816....

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Wind Blows

Wind. I can only think of two sports in Newport Beach that are made better by heavy winds, and they’re practically the same sport: windsurfing and kiteboarding.  With the winds kicking up this week into the 30 mph range, most outdoor sports are put on hold until the gentle...

CdM Rolls Over Anaheim; Beckman Next

By Brian Lichterman | Sports Editor   Behind a career performance by Corona del Mar quarterback Mitch Gardner, the Sea Kings shut out Anaheim last Friday to advance to the CIF semi-finals for the second time in three years. During Gardner’s best performance of the year...

Family Over Politics Is a Choice Here, Not a Mandate

Just recently, I had the choice between spending the evening with my 4-year-old son, or going to the Mayor’s Dinner.  And although my girlfriend said that she’d watch him, I chose family over Politics. In the 3rd weekend of March, the California Republican Party will be having...

A Short Christmas Story – very short:

So this is Christmas, And, what have you done, Another year Oover, And a new one begun I think about “what have I done?” No other pop song makes me think about the philosophy of Christmas Season and the religious implications.  I should listen to this song more. Like on...

“TSA Needs to Search for Common Sense,”

Finally a voice of reason has offered sensible approach to air travel security. Not only has Dr. Glueck told us how wrong the TSA is, he has told us how to cure the obvious governmental overreach. In any war there are inevitable casualties, it cannot be avoided. Of course, we...