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Social Cops

  Facebook can be used for more than just chatting. The Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD) has used facebook and other social networking websites, as well as craigslist, to do research and locate stolen property. “We regularly use craigslist” and other similar...

News You Can Use

  We’re crowing a bit at Firebrand Media (Newport Beach Independent’s parent company) this week with the introduction of our new web portal, OCinSite.com. Check it out. The website is intended to become the marketplace for lifestyle, features and news solely dedicated to our...

Police Blotter

  CRIME LOG   8/28 10:00: Ocean Blvd/Helitrope, vandalism, est. dam. $400 8/28 16:45: 1242 Rutland Road #3, residential burglary, $1,315 8/29 03:15: 115 Garnet Ave., residential burglary, $1,300 8/29 10:56: 4500 Macarthur Blvd., vehicle burglary, $1,200 – est. dam. $500...




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A Sustainable Horse, of Course

Anyone who thinks Newport Beach is not a diverse community has never seen the amazing equestrian neighborhoods. At Back Bay Therapeutic Riding Center, individuals with disabilities meet...

March for Babies Raises $650K

  Fashion Island was packed with strollers, families and teams as more than 6,000 people turned out last weekend for the March for Babies, raising more than $650,000 to help the March of...

Making History

The Newport Beach Historical Society is planning a huge, community-based effort to capture and preserve the city’s rich history for future generations. The society is looking to assemble “an army...
Posted On 10 May 2011

Stepping Out

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Hot Haute Hot!

  “Chris, I’ve had a beastly morning, it’s hotter than Hades and I’m starving,” stated Stasha, after she dropped her car off for service Friday afternoon. “I’m in a mood, so for your sake, what’s nearby that’s fast and healthy?” “How about Haute Cakes Caffe?” I suggested...

Laguna Playhouse Bewitches Supporters with Fun

  More than 200 costumed guests enjoyed a spook-tacular evening of sensory delights including cocktails, dinner, dancing and entertainment at The Laguna Playhouse’s “Moonlight Masquerade 2” – a sophisticated Halloween party at Tivoli, Too! in Laguna Beach.  The event was...

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