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New Library Leader Appointed

A new leader of the library has been chosen. Tim Hetherton was appointed as library services director by the Board of Library Trustees at a meeting Tuesday, following the recommendation of city manager Dave Kiff. “I’m really excited and thrilled...
Posted On 16 Jan 2014

Council Approves Wireless Structure Ordinance Changes

City council voted Tuesday to amend the ordinance regarding wireless telecommunication facilities. The item passed unanimously 6-0, with councilwoman Leslie Daigle recusing herself for an economic conflict because she works in the industry. The...
Posted On 16 Jan 2014

School Trustee to Retire

A longtime school district board member announced his intent to retire this week, according to officials. Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of education trustee David Brooks announced his intent to retire during Tuesday’s board meeting....




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Lynn’s Spin: OC Baron’s Ball Supports American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th year–a significant milestone for any organization, especially a non-profit. Despite the challenges inherent with the ongoing economic climate, Orange County continues to enthusiastically support ACS. One fundraising event that supports ACS is...
Posted On 01 Sep 2013

Wahoo’s Co-Founder Wing Lam Leaves Newport for Alabama on ‘Secret Millionaire’

Wahoo’s Fist Taco co-founder Wing Lam of Newport Beach gave up the comforts of his seaside surroundings recently and spent a week in Mobile, Alabama, which is still recovering from the Gulf Oil Spill of 2010 and the after-effects of Hurricane Katrina. Lam was not on vacation. His mission...

New Principals Selected for NMUSD Schools

Students at two local schools will see a new face as the head of school this fall. Both TeWinkle Intermediate School and Corona del Mar High School have selected new principals, Newport-Mesa Unified School District announced Aug. 23. Kathy Scott was selected as principal of CdMHS “I am thrilled...

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Curtain Up: Newport Theater Arts Center Launches 35th Season

Whether empty and dark or packed to the brim with anticipatory patrons, theaters always seem filled with voices, and the emotions played out upon the storied stages linger long after the lights dim or the curtain falls. The sense that they are rife with presences unseen is...

Off the Menu: Dinner and a Show

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Theater season is upon us, which means it’s time to bring back a well-known phrase: dinner and a show. Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Repertory have launched their 2013-2014 seasons, and what better way...

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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,...