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Easter Seals So Cal Elects Newport Resident to Board

Easter Seals Southern California Disability Services has named Newport Beach resident Karah Parschauer, vice president, assistant general counsel and chief privacy officer for Irvine-based Allergan, Inc., to its board of directors. The...

Chamber Holds Networking Luncheon, Mixer

The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce has a pair of back-to-back events that are open to both members and the general public. On May 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Chamber continues its Networking Luncheon Speaker Series with “The Journey...

Lower Castaways Project Prepares for Council Presentation

The Lower Castaways project has made the rounds of presentations and will soon be before city council, officials announced during the LC Ad Hoc Committee meeting Wednesday. The project is described as a “recreational hub” for biking, hiking, and...
Posted On 09 May 2014

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On Faith: FRAMES LIVE at St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church has been selected by Barna Group to host their first FRAMES LIVE, a unique one-day opportunity for the public to learn the latest trends in culture. “It’s really exciting,” said Jon Batarse, minister of communication at St. Andrew’s. “For 30 years, Barna Group...

Lynn’s Spin: But for the Grace of God

Picture this man (see photo) clean shaven with coiffed hair, wearing a handsome suit and driving a Mercedes, shopping at Fashion Island, frequenting fancy eateries and living in Newport Coast. The sign he’s holding isn’t far from the truth. There are many men and women in Orange County, even...
Posted On 24 Jan 2014

Local Journalist Loses Battle with Cancer

Longtime Newport Beach resident Link Mathewson, who reported on Orange County’s society and restaurant scenes in newspapers and magazines for nearly 40 years, has succumbed to pancreatic cancer at 81. She was surrounded by her family and close friends. A self-trained journalist, Lucille...



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Off the Menu Special: Beauty and the Beast

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  We love musicals, and seldom miss one of the Broadway touring productions at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. We also love dining at Leatherby’s Café Rouge adjacent to Segerstrom Concert Hall, because they usually feature...

Under Cover: Noted Film Critic Comes to Newport Library

With last weekend’s spectacle, known commonly as the Golden Globes, delivering its usual blend of sophistication and eccentricity, it is now open season for all manner of movie awards. From the Oscars, celebrating movie making at its finest, to the Golden Raspberries, honoring...

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Navigating the Harbor Entrance

  Ahoy! Over the weekend, as I mentioned in my column last Friday, our local American Legion Post 291 hosted the Sail for the Blind and Visually Impaired that was organized by the Women’s Ocean Racing and Sailing Association.  I want to personally tip my Captain’s hat and...

Lightening Takes 2nd in Tourney

  The Newport Lightning Basketball Club’s 14u 8th grade team continued its strong fall season finishing runner-up in the Swoosh Aloha Challenge at Long Beach Poly High School last weekend. The Lightning beat South Bay Dream Team 39-26 and OCBC 47-35 in pool play to...

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  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...