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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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Blind Adults Explore Beach, Nature Trail at Crystal Cove

By Elizabeth Greenberg | NB Indy Being smack in the middle of nature would be scary enough, but without sight, it can be terrifying. The blind have practically no way of surviving or even being comfortable in a wild environment. That is why the Braille Institute in Anaheim teamed up with the...

Lynn’s Spin: Muddled, Not Stirred

While muddled cocktails have been enjoying plenty of popularity over the last few years (and many are steeped in history), I’ll admit I hadn’t embraced the trend. What with all the mess of the muddle, I’m just too lazy to go to all the fuss. That was until I was asked to be a judge for the...
Posted On 15 Jul 2013

‘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...

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Off the Menu: California Wine Month

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy September means back to school, and back to wine. This is California Wine Month, with hundreds of wineries and restaurants throughout the state celebrating the occasion with special events and tastings. According to the Wine...

Artscapes: Looking at Public Art

 By Lila Crespin, Ph.D. | Newport Beach Arts Foundation     Let’s say you’re walking on your way to the bank, and you notice a sculpture placed in the landscape. Being a person who really appreciates public art, you stop and admire it, and then look for the plaque...

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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...

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