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Hundreds of Living, Dead Snakes Found in Newport Teacher’s Home A Newport Beach school teacher was arrested for animal cruelty after police found several hundred snakes, alive and dead, in his home, authorities announced this week. William...

City Council Approves Wood and Gas for Fire Rings but AQMD Mandates Charcoal

Adding fuel to the fire ring debate, charcoal will soon be the only acceptable source for beach bonfires. Although the City Council approved an ordinance on Tuesday that allows other forms of fuel (but limits them to natural wood, natural gas,...
Posted On 31 Jan 2014

Fatal Crash Closes Southbound PCH at Reef Point in Newport Beach

Pacific Coast Highway was closed in both directions between Reef Point (at Crystal Cove Promenade) in Newport Beach and Broadway Street in Laguna Beach due to a multi-car accident that occurred around 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Newport Beach...

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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

Race for the Cure Takes to the Streets of Newport

Thousands of runners will be taking to the streets of Newport Beach this Sunday, September 22, for the 22nd annual Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure. The event connects breast cancer advocates, survivors, families and friends, in support of Komen’s mission to serve people and save...



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Under Cover: Tales of Naughty Newport

We have all heard the expression “if these walls could talk.” Well, what if our town could talk?  If our beaches, back alleys, and boulevards could share their stories, what would they have to say? You need look no further that the late Judge Robert Gardner’s new book, “Naughty...

Artscapes: 10th Annual ‘Art in the Park’ October 12

By Lila Crespin, Ph.D. | Newport Beach Arts Foundation Art in the Park 2013 is happening on Saturday, October 12 in Newport Beach, and the Newport Beach Art Foundation who sponsors this well-attended event is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Adding to the excitement this year is...

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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...