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Armed Guards or Fencing at Andersen Elementary?

Armed guards at Newport-Mesa elementary schools and fencing around Andersen Elementary in Newport Beach were two of the topics of discussion during a special meeting of the Newport-Mesa Board of Education on Tuesday afternoon. According to the...

Emergency Preparedness Volunteers Honored

An event last week honored a group of volunteers that are prepared to help the community in the event of a disaster. Members of the city’s Community Emergency Response Team attended the Newport Beach Fire Department’s Sixth Annual State of CERT...
Posted On 06 Feb 2014

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School Official Resigns Over CdM Hacking Case A Newport-Mesa Unified School District administrator resigned this week after saying how NMUSD handled the students involved in a computer-hacking cheating scandal at Corona del Mar High School was a...




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Newport Named Third Best Dressed Mid-Sized Town in Nation

Newport Beach was listed as the number three best dressed small city in the country, according to a real estate research blog. The online blog for Movoto, a full-service real estate brokerage firm based in the Bay Area, posts news and research about “the lighter side of real estate.” A recent...

Public Input Requested for Naming NMUSD Conference Room

School district officials are asking the community’s help in naming a meeting room in honor of a retiring member of the Personnel Commission. Newport-Mesa Unified School District officials sent out an announcement recently asking for the public’s input on naming a room at the District Education...

Going Green: Sustain our Sea with Sustainable Seafood Choices

By Garry Brown, Executive Director / Orange County Coastkeeper What is sustainable seafood, why is it important, where you can get it?  Food sourced from the sea has sustained seaside communities since man first learned to fish. It is an important part of coastal living and has strong cultural...

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Under Cover: Six Celebrated Authors at Laguna Playhouse Oct 21

In today’s busy world, when we are offered an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone, it is the wise one who throws that stone and never looks back. On Monday, October 21, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., the Laguna Playhouse Women are serving up just such a chance when they prese...

Curtain Up: ‘Fast Company’ at SCR

The Kwans are an ambitious bunch. They’re doing well for themselves: Brother “H” is a successful sportswriter, younger brother Francis is a up and coming illusionist in Vegas and L.A., and sister Blue is putting herself through Brown. Dad vacated the scene some time ago, but...
Posted On 19 Oct 2013

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Ahh, September

  “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” I know this familiar Christmas song is out of season at the moment, but it so accurately describes Newport in September that I just couldn’t resist. School has started and our guests from all over the country...

Boaters Weather

  Ahoy! We should have mild, pleasant weather for this extended weekend with highs in the low 70s, as finally we will be getting out of the 60s as summer comes to an end and kids return to the classrooms.  Yet, I am seeing the 60 degree air temperatures returning along the...