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Mayor Proposes New Initiatives at Dinner

Rush Hill announced last week several ideas he wants to implement during his mayoral year. Among those ideas was a new mooring system, water taxi, golf course and building permit fee reductions. About 400 people attended the 33rd Mayor’s Dinner,...
Posted On 13 Feb 2014

Officials Break Ground on Marina Park

Officials broke ground this week for a project on the peninsula that has been long in the works. More than 100 people attended the Marina Park groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, which took place on-site at 18th Street and W. Balboa Boulevard as...
Posted On 13 Feb 2014

Communications: NBPD’s Modern Weapon

This two-part series, by NB Indy writer Richard Simon, ran in the Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 printed editions of the Indy. Picture the old-fashioned image of a local cop—someone meaner than a pot-bellied frontier sheriff who wasn’t happy until he hauled...

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Sculpting Sand

Haunted ocean front homes were erected on a Corona del Mar beach over the weekend, along with spooky sea life and menacing monsters. The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Commodores Club hosted the 52nd Annual Sandcastle Contest on Sunday at Big Corona State Beach. Teams of family members,...
Posted On 11 Oct 2013

Lynn’s Spin: Not Goodbye, Simply Farewell

Nashville Tennessee may seem like a long way from Newport Beach, but for retiring City Library Services Director Cynthia Cowell, the state’s capital will soon to be home for her and husband Jeffrey and their four dogs. During a retirement reception held earlier this week at Big Canyon Country...
Posted On 07 Oct 2013

On Faith: Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council

Five new clergy members were introduced at the September meeting of the Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council’s September’s meeting held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic Church. “We had 72 people in attendance, including three Rabbis, three Catholic priests, members from Bahai,...



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Curtain Up: ‘Fast Company’ at SCR

The Kwans are an ambitious bunch. They’re doing well for themselves: Brother “H” is a successful sportswriter, younger brother Francis is a up and coming illusionist in Vegas and L.A., and sister Blue is putting herself through Brown. Dad vacated the scene some time ago, but...
Posted On 19 Oct 2013

Artscapes: ‘Priscilla’ Puts Costumes Center Stage

Proving that going spectacularly over the top can sometimes be just plain perfect, Broadway’s blockbuster “Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical” pulls its party bus in to Segerstrom Hall next week packed with over 500 rhinestoned, sequined and feather bedecked costumes ready...

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Surfin’ Safari

  With heavy surf rolling in Tuesday, Indy Sports Editor Brian Lichterman took his camera and took a tour of Peninsula surf spots to document the action. Here is his photo report:     surf1: Skimboarders look on as bodyboarders get peeling lefts south of the Balboa...

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...