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Another Second Place Swap in Narrow CA 48 Race

The narrow roller coaster race for second place in California’s 48th Congressional District, which includes Newport Beach, had another switch-up this week. Monday’s update caused Hans Keirstead and Harley Rouda, both Democrats from Laguna Beach, to again swap places, leaving Rouda in the coveted number two spot and likely headed to face-off against longtime incumbent, Republican Dana...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018

Major Step in Final Phase of Crystal Cove Cottages Restoration

Crystal Cove Conservancy officials announced a major step forward in the final phase of the cottage restoration project during a community meeting this week. Laura Davick, Conservancy (formerly the Crystal Cove Alliance) founder, vice president and campaign chair, announced at Speak Up Newport meeting on Wednesday that the Packard Foundation on June 8 approved a low-interest $10 million...
Posted On 15 Jun 2018



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Renovation Considered for Popular CdM Park

City officials are looking into giving a popular Corona del Mar park a facelift. Parks, Beaches and Recreation commissioners created an ad hoc committee Tuesday to review possible renovations for Grant Howald Park, located on 5th Avenue between...
Posted On 08 Jun 2018

Keirstead Widens Lead for Second Place in 48th

As California’s statewide primary election unfolded Tuesday night, the nation’s eyes were on the 48th Congressional District. Would one of the leading Democratic candidates advance in California’s top-two primary? Or would another Republican in...

UPDATE: Keirstead Narrowly Takes Over Coveted #2 Spot in Congressional Race

Wednesday’s 5 p.m. election results update brought with it yet another dramatic change-up — and at a difference of just 45 votes, a more narrow gap — in the race for the coveted second place position in the 48th Congressional District,...

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Biz Buzz: New Area Manager for Project Independence

Maritza Vargas of Tustin has been promoted to area manager for Project Independence, an Orange County nonprofit that has been working with adults with developmental disabilities since 1977. She will share responsibility with Meka Greene for the organization’s Central Region that includes...

Biz Buzz: Human Options Appoints Locals to Board of Directors

Human Options, an Orange County-based nonprofit dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence, announced the addition of two new board members: Joe Ferrentino, partner at Newmeyer & Dillion in Newport Beach, and Newport Beach resident Kerri Summers, legal assistant at Call &...

Biz Buzz: Leadership in Heels Ends Year on High Note

Women continue to exert their power in politics, business and everyday life. For proof, look no further than Leadership in Heels, a nonprofit organization started by Scharrell Jackson, a full-time Partner, COO and CFO for Squar Milner in Newport Beach, one of the top 70 accounting firms in the...
Posted On 18 Jan 2018

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Renovation Considered for Popular CdM Park

City officials are looking into giving a popular Corona del Mar park a facelift. Parks, Beaches and Recreation commissioners created an ad hoc committee Tuesday to review possible renovations for Grant Howald Park, located on 5th Avenue between Marguerite and Goldenrod avenues in CdM....
Posted On 08 Jun 2018

Wooden Boat Festival Returns to Newport Harbor

Seafaring history floats into Newport Harbor this weekend with the return of the annual Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival, hosted by the Balboa Yacht Club. Now in its fifth year, it is considered “yachting’s equivalent of the Concours d’Elegance,” officials proclaimed in a press release. “So...

Charity Spotlight: Hutchins Consort Highlights Hollywood, Violins and The Duke

It’s not often you get to cruise Newport Harbor aboard John Wayne’s former yacht “The Wild Goose” while listening to live music while feasting on superb cuisine, but that’s what around 100 people did on April 15 in celebration of the Hutchins Consort’s annual gala. The sold-out event was...



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Artscapes: Newport’s Concert on the Green Series Starts June 17

Matt Mauser and his Celebration of the Music of Frank Sinatra kicks off the 2018 Newport Beach Concert on the Green series June 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Newport Beach Civic Center Green. In a musical tribute to the legendary Frank Sinatra and his timeless roster of hits,...

Artscapes: OCMA Unveils New Plans, Will Close Newport Museum June 17

New renderings and models for the future Orange County Museum of Art complex at Segerstrom Center for the Arts were unveiled Thursday morning during a press conference in an office building overlooking Segerstrom Center and the new OCMA site. During the press conference, Todd D....

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Off the Menu: A Restaurant Menu Reveals New Delights

Last month I wrote about CdM, the new restaurant concept coming this fall from A Restaurant partners Jordan Otterbein and McG under their company umbrella River Jetty Restaurant Group. CdM is...

Off the Menu: Jan’s Health Bar Celebrates 45 Years

Jan’s Health Bar on Coast Highway in Corona del Mar has been serving its nutritious sandwiches, salads and smoothies for less than a year, yet Jan’s is already celebrating its 45th...

Off the Menu: The Boss of Burgers

I’ve been driving past the new Burger Boss location on Coast Highway and Orange Street for several weeks, watching workers put the finishing touches on the restaurant. As of Friday, work is...

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Qualifying Weekend at the Oracle Challenger Series in Newport Beach

Story and photos by Lawrence Shetwin The Oracle Challenger Series at the Newport Beach Tennis Club featured a weekend of young upcoming tennis players hoping to gain entry into the main draw and, ultimately, the BNP Paribas Tournament in Indian Wells this March.  American 2017...

Celebrity Tennis Event Benefits Puerto Rico

In a mix of sports, celebrities and philanthropy, actress Anne Heche co-sponsored “Palisades for Puerto Rico” at Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach on Dec. 10. The event featured Heche, who recently completed filming the NBC drama “The Brave,” as well as Ross Lynch, who is...

Op-Ed: Enough is Enough with Peotter

By Former Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill Since leaving the city council, I have tried to refrain from commenting on the actions of the new council, but the irresponsible decision to turn down over $480,000 in tax revenue, paid by Newport Beach residents to fix our streets, demands...

Letter to the Editor: Peotter Flip-Flops on Issues

Recently the Newport Beach City Council approved increases in the sewer fees paid by many Newport Beach residents.  In approving this increase, Council Member Scott Peotter said: “This is an overdue task that previous politicians refused to face, so I’m happy to support this.”...

Letter to the Editor: We Cannot Afford More of Scott Peotter

Public pressure forced Councilman Scott Peotter to abandon his foolish “political protest” of refusing $480,000 in gas tax (SB-1) funds for local streets in order to “send a message” to Sacramento.  This cost would have risen to $1.9 million next year if it had continued. The gas...

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