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Development of Alternative Fire Rings Approved

Local beach-goers could soon see low-emission, non-wood burning fire rings, following a vote by a regional committee on Nov. 15. The South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Technology Committee recently unanimously approved executing two...
Posted On 22 Nov 2013

Plastic Surgeon Suspected of Performing Unnecessary Procedures, Fraud

A local plastic surgeon is suspected of performing a “unnecessary and harmful medical procedure” in order to fraudulently overcharge the insurance company, according to authorities. Jay W. Calvert, 45, of Newport Beach, is charged with one...

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Former Councilwoman Dies: Former councilwoman and local leader Lucille Kuehn, 89, died Nov. 11 at her Newport Beach home. She was 89. Born May 26, 1924, she moved to Newport Beach in 1959. She served on the city council from 1974-78. Kuehn also...




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‘Men are from Mars’ Author Lands Locally

“I’ve learned that happiness comes from inside, whether you’re in a big beautiful house or a dumpy old room, ” John Gray said. “If you are happy inside, you don’t seek to control somebody else. Every problem in relationships comes back to how we seek to control others.” Gray, best known for his...

Lynn’s Spin: Tips for Beach Blanket Bliss

Summer’s gotten off to a great start around town, and the weather is sure to drive throngs of visitors and locals alike to southern California’s beautiful beaches, not the least of which will be our beloved Newport. Hearing the siren call of the cool surf, offshore winds and fun in the sun,...
Posted On 12 Jul 2013

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 Rapunzel in “Into the Woods.” However, their latest venture may be even more impressive,...

Stepping Out

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Under Cover: Bestselling Author Comes to Newport Library

Herschel Grynszpan is a name you are likely not familiar with, unless you are a World War II scholar. He is, however, the central figure in Jonathan Kirsch’s new book, “The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan: A Boy Avenger, a Nazi Diplomat, and a Murder in Paris.” Kirsch,...

Off the Menu: Favorite Non-Newport Dining

 By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy   Newport Beach is home to some of the best restaurants in Orange County, but we occasionally like to venture out of our culinary comfort zone and dine at restaurants outside the city limits. We’ve been fortunate...

Eat & Drink

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Boater’s Weather

  Ahoy! Everyone is asking if this week’s heat wave will continue throughout the weekend, and has our summer weather finally arrived as we near the end of summer?  Well, yes and no.  The high-pressure system will keep the air temperatures up in the inland areas, but the...

A Not-So-Short Course on Flag Etiquette

  Ahoy! Wow, last my column last week (“Waterfront Land Use: Where Is the Boating Community’s Voice?, NB Indy, Aug. 20) stirred up an influx of emails to my inbox, but once again, I have yet to see those in the marine industry go on record with letters to the editor. An...

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