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Crime Log   11/26, 19:51, 901 Newport Center Drive, Vehicle Burglary 11/27, 07:32, 5000 Park Newport, Commercial Burglary 11/29, 13:22, 20371 Irvine, Commercial Burglary, $3,350 stolen 11/29, 13:30, 4515 Cortland Drive, Petty Theft, $1...

Making a Scene

Growing up Jewish, I was intrigued by the Nativity scenes in friends’ homes during Christmastime. Discreetly, I would gaze at the outdoor doll house-like barn.  Soaking in the peaceful scene: shepherds with staffs, sheep, kings with treasures,...

Black Friday, the Twilight Zone?

  Today is “Black Friday,” and if you are obsessed with snapping up one of a few 65-inch flat screens for $2, or happen to be an overachiever who likes to get those presents off to Minneapolis weeks ahead of St. Nick, chances are you are...

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Students Help Grant Wishes

Newport Beach kids are granting wishes using money from their piggy banks, lemonade stands, bake sales and even their birthday money. Newport Coast Elementary and Corona del Mar High School both raised $4,000 this year to grant two kids’ wishes through Make-A-Wish foundation. Newport Coast was...
Posted On 17 Jun 2011

‘An Evening for Autism’ Raises $170K

Glitz and glam is an understatement in describing Saturday’s 3rd Annual “An Evening for Autism” event.  More than 600 celebrities, athletes, political dignitaries, business leaders and the OC community attended the lavish event, hosted by real estate entrepreneur Barry Saywitz at his Belcourt...
Posted On 15 Jun 2011

For the Father Who Has Everything

How do you know what to do in the way of green and sustainable gift giving?  Substitute the word “quality” for “green,” and let that guide you. Provided the manufacturing process is not horrible, if you give someone a gift that they cherish for a lifetime, it never hits a landfill – and doesn’t...



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Getting Set for Holiday Fun on the Water

Ahoy! Only five more days until the start of the 102th Annual Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade, so time for more of my tips on seeing the parade and skippering in it.  Believe me, I have gathered these tips from years as a professional captain participating in this and many...

Giving Voice to the Season

  Handel’s “Messiah” will once again herald the Christmas season when the Pacific Symphony and Pacific Chorale perform the most famous oratorio ever written Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Guest conductor David Lockington will add his...

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