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Get Stoked for Snow Season

A local company is trying to get SoCal skiers and snowboarders stoked about the upcoming season, kicking it off with a celebration and two film premieres in Newport Beach next month. Get Stoked’s ski and snowboard film tour is coming to Big Newport Regal Movie Theater Oct. 10,...
Posted On 27 Sep 2013

Local Emergency Preparedness Leader Honored at White House

Newport Beach was represented in the White House this week, with one local leader praised for his efforts to prepare the community in case of an emergency. Newport Beach Fire Department’s Life Safety Specialist Matt Brisbois was honored as a Champion of Change for disaster...
Posted On 27 Sep 2013

Visit Newport Beach Inc. Gives Annual Report to City Council

Tourism is alive and well in Newport Beach, according to Gary Sherwin, President of Visit Newport Beach and its umbrella organization, Newport Beach and Company. Sherwin provided an overview of his organization’s activities and initiatives that support Newport Beach as a...




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On Faith: Vacation Bible School

Many adults remember Vacation Bible School being a memorable part of their childhood summers, even if they haven’t attended church in decades. Vacation Bible School (VBS) is typically a weeklong...

Restoring Green Abalone to the Newport Coast

By Garry Brown, Executive Director / Orange County Coastkeeper Some of us remember the days when you could simply walk out at low tide and pluck an abalone off the rocks. It seemed that every bar...

Girls Inc. Celebrates College Students

Special to the Indy by OCSocialScene Girls Inc. of Orange County—the non-profit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold—hosted its 3rd annual College Shower luncheon...
Posted On 25 Jun 2013

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Summer Paint Camps

Flamingo and Florals. Hip and Hula. Candy and Crystals.  These are names of some of the fun summer paint camps still available for girls ages 6-12 at Timree Art Studio. Timree Gold, artist and owner of Timree studio/boutique on old Newport Boulevard, designs, paints and...

Off the Menu: Eating Our Way Through the OC Fair

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Deep fried Twinkies. Barbecued ears of corn. Two-foot sausage on a stick. Yes, the OC Fair is back, and with it an incredible array of food options, from healthy to artery-hardening. We’ve spent the past few weeks...

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Speed and Agility of Body – and Mind

  By Brian Lichterman | Sports Editor   Speed, agility, and explosiveness are the words preached at the House of Speed. Denny Spruce operates the House of Speed, Orange County, where his goals are to educate the masses on how to gain explosive speed and agility.  The...

My Beach Needs Are Simple

  After watching a show that counted down the Top 10 Southern California beaches on the Travel Channel, I wondered how the producers of the show made their picks. Newport Beach came in second, behind Coronado beach in San Diego. So I asked myself, what constitutes the...