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15 Vie to Create NB’s Reagan Statue

A controversial statue of President Reagan moved a step closer to reality this week as 15 artists’ proposals were received by the city by the Wednesday afternoon deadline. The prize for the winning artist: a $50,000 contract to create a statue...

Collision Injures 3

Three people were injured in a head-on collision at the San Joaquin Hills Road and Newport Coast Drive on Tuesday. Newport Beach firefighters responded to the call around 3:30 p.m. and found two vehicles with front-end damage, according to...

Legion Post 291 Aids Military Evacuees

By Eric Longabardi Since the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan earlier this month American military personnel stationed in Japan have been watching and waiting.  Now uncertainty has been replaced with a steady stream of military...




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Build a Home Without Swinging a Hammer

Habitat for Humanity builds local, decent and affordable housing, transforming families and lives. Started nationally in 1976, the local branch has been in action since 1988 with an amazing record of accomplishment: 169 homes built and not one foreclosure.  Not one.  To achieve these...

Flower Fashion is His Passion

It’s art, fashion and horticulture weaved into one. It’s what designer Theron Nelson calls “botanicouture.” “They’re amazing pieces of artwork,” Nelson said. “It takes an extraordinary combination of jewelry, plants and dance [and fashion] knowledge.” Nelson creates head wreaths, bikinis,...
Posted On 26 Aug 2011

Volunteers Knit in Public, Spread the Love

A small group of knitters and knotters came together Saturday at Fashion Island, joining other volunteers across the nation, to raise awareness and interest for a local charity. Knots of Love, the charity the volunteers were supporting and promoting, provides hand knitted and crocheted caps for...
Posted On 23 Aug 2011

Stepping Out

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A Musical Trip to Oz

All right, you’ve seen “Wicked” and gotten a different take on the Oz story – now the Pacific Symphony is offering you a different take on the classic movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” featuring Judy Garland’s original 1939 studio recordings and the symphony plahing the film’s score...

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