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Trash is Tough Topic at Meeting

Trash was the trending topic at a Speak Up Newport meeting this week. About 75 people crowded the community room at the Civic Center Wednesday night to hear comments from city council members Leslie Daigle and Tony Petros about the city‘s plan to outsource trash collection....
Posted On 11 Oct 2013

Council Denies Restaurant’s Permit Request for Dancing, Later Hours

Although some residents fought for their right to party on the peninsula, city council voted Tuesday night to deny the permit requesting to extend closing hours and add dancing at Woody’s Wharf. After more than two hours of discussion, council voted 4-1, with councilman Ed Selich...
Posted On 11 Oct 2013

Coastal Cleanup

The Newport Banning Land Trust partnered with Newport Banning Ranch, LLC to host a cleanup on Oct. 21 in conjunction with California Coastal Cleanup Day and Inner-Coastal & Watershed Cleanup Day. The eight volunteers from both organizations collected nearly 500 pounds of...




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An Educating Musical Experience

Tim and Pamela Kashani have impressive Broadway credits–they’ve produced big budget musicals such as “Hair” and “Memphis,” and Pamela originated the role of...

Students Share Passion for Mariachi

Students from all the southwest states gathered this week to share, learn and bond over their passion for mariachi music. About 200 kids participated in the second annual Mariachi Nationals and...
Posted On 11 Jul 2013

Getting Deeper at Rockharbor

“We found that when we intentionally remove things in our lives, there is more room for the things we really want to be there; there’s more room for God,” Kaitlyn McCarty said.  “I’d read Jen...

Stepping Out

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Under Cover: “The Last Call” Profiles Addiction Survivor

My husband and kids love to rib me good-naturedly about my “habit.” Those who know me well also know that I have a slight problem when it comes to diet coke. My kids say I’m addicted. I say that if you factor out the carbonation, artificial color, and chemical sugar, it’s not...

Curtain Up: Pacific Symphony Takes a Walk on the Wild Side

Pacific Symphony takes a walk on the wild side next week with the debut of its indie-driven, blues-infused Wavelength Festival of Music at the OC Fair’s Pacific Amphitheatre. Dishing up more diversity than the fair’s famed fried food-bites, Wavelength offers up a tempting...

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Newport Lightning Ends Season With Tourney Win

  Lightning strikes again as the Newport Lightning boys 7th grade team capped its strong summer season by winning last weekend’s Big City Sports “OC Slamboree” tournament in Buena Park. In pool play, the Lightning defeated OCBC 40-39 and lost in a thriller...

Keep the Fire Inside

  After reading about the recent fire in Shady Canyon that was caused by a golfer, all I could do was roll my eyes, take a deep breath, and laugh it off. The golfer struck his club against a rock, which caused a spark, while trying to retrieve his ball from the rough.  Look,...