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Fraud Arrest at Fashion Island

  By Sara Hall | NB Indy   Police arrested a man Tuesday in suspicion of using stolen credit card accounts to purchase thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from upscale stores at Fashion Island. Thanh Vinh Tran, 24, of Alhambra...

Man Drowns Near Newport Pier

    The body of a swimmer was recovered just south of Newport Pier on the Peninsula Wednesday afternoon. The victim was a male in his mid-20s who had been swimming between 18th and 19th streets, said Newport Beach Fire Department...

More Newport Name Games

  I received an email this week from the Office of the Mayor proposing the re-naming of the Bonita Canyon Sports Park to the Ronald Reagan Sports Park. Huh? First, let me go on record as saying I loved Ronald Reagan. I loved “Bedtime for...




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Knots of Love Sends Relief to Southern Storm Victims

Knots of Love (KOL), a Newport Beach based non-profit organization that distributes free, handmade caps to chemotherapy centers throughout North America, has donated some of its caps to the storm victims in the Southern states. “Our charity has begun shipping packages of hand knit and crochet...

Teen Teacher

“It just doesn’t seem fair that I inherit good teachers, textbooks and so many advantages,” Jack Murphy said. “These kids deserve a chance.” The children that Jack is referring to don’t have many of the advantages Jack has, including a place to call home. In fact, most of the children Jack...

Eco Film Star on the Green Carpet

The Newport Beach Film Festival is here, and so are some green and sustainable practices. The Eco Film Star for the fest is lovely and talented Jennifer Simpson of Modern Blueprint, as the event’s environmental consultant.  The supporting cast includes Terra Pacific Waste Management and many...

Stepping Out

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Wine Tasting Nets $88K for Wooden Floor

  By Lynn Selich | Society Editor   The Wooden Floor, previously known as St. Joseph Ballet, brought back for the fourth consecutive year its popular wine-tasting benefit, featuring 12 exquisite and hard-to-find wines. More than 200 guests attended the event, entitl...

Author Helps Raise $190K for Human Options

  By Lynn Selich | Society Editor Photos by Ann Chatillon   More than 450 guests arrived at the Balboa Bay Club and Resort last week for Human Options’ annual fall fundraiser, this year featuring Leslie Morgan Steiner, author of the best-seller, “Crazy...

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