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CdM Hacking Students Expelled

After hours of deliberation and two closed session meetings, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of education voted to expel 11 students involved in a computer-hacking cheating scandal. The punishment for the Corona del Mar High...
Posted On 31 Jan 2014

Preparing for a Tsunami

Last week, Indy writer Richard Simon provided an overview of tsunamis and what Newport Beach is doing to prepare for such a disaster. This week, Simon covers what to do when a tsunami strikes. To read part one, click here. At the January 8...

City Requests Proposals for Restaurant on Newport Pier

City Council heard several options for the empty building at the end of Newport Pier Tuesday and ultimately directed staff to send out a request for proposals for restaurants. There has been interest in the building from several restaurants,...
Posted On 31 Jan 2014

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A Soulful Journey

A soulful journey that started two decades ago for one local woman marks some important anniversaries this year. Valinda Martin, 52, of Corona del Mar, broke her back in a boating accident in Newport Harbor 20 years ago, leaving her paralyzed and in a wheelchair. Then, 15 years ago, she opened...
Posted On 27 Sep 2013

On Faith: The Blessing of the Backpacks

Forty children and teens participated recently in a “Blessing of the Backpacks” at Community Church Congregational in Corona del Mar. ”Of course, you don’t bless a backpack, you bless the children,” explained Kathy Kipp, Youth Ministry Team Leader at the church. “We just called it that because...

Lynn’s Spin: Good Clean Fun in Support of 1/1

On Saturday, September 28, the Newport Beach 1st Battalion, 1st Marines Foundation will hold a car wash fundraiser at the Newport Dunes Resort and Marina from 10AM to 4PM.             Funds raised by car wash donations will be used to offset the cost for lower enlisted rank members to attend...
Posted On 24 Sep 2013



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Off the Menu: Hooked on Seafood at Bluewater Grill

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy “Ever been to Catalina Island?” I asked Catherine several weeks ago. “No, always wanted to,” she replied. “Me too–I’ve lived here most of my life and have never been,” I...

Under Cover: Katie Can Do!

Oftentimes life’s greatest lessons come from the most humble of places. Such is the case with local ten-year-old author Katie Hull. As a result of being born with Spina Bifida, a neurological defect that can cause myriad physical and cognitive disabilities, Katie has partial...

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Digressing Through Labor Day Weekend

  Ahoy! Most of you will be reading this column while enjoying the Labor Day weekend that officially signals the end of the summer season.  This summer has been great for boating, with mild temperatures, no hurricane swells reaching our waters and a moderate wind blowing in...

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...