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Local Group Seeks to Heal Spirits in Devastated Sri Lanka

  Once known as ‘India’s Pearl’ because of its natural beauty, Sri Lanka is now called ‘India’s Teardrop’ because of its devastation. Sri Lanka, a small island country off the southwest coast of India, is home to 21 million people who have endured overwhelming hardships, including a...

There’s Gold in Them Thar Trash Cans

  Ever wonder what happens to the items you put into your trash can? Newport Beach has a Refuse Crew of 30 that manually collects refuse each day.  It all goes to a transfer station, where a city-contracted company, CR&R, takes it to a “materials recovery facility” — called a...


  By Lynn Selich | Society Editor Photos by Gina Waggoner   The community came out in force to our first Newport Beach Independent fundraising event, which took place last at The Bungalow Restaurant in Corona del Mar and featured “celebrity bartenders” including staff and writers from...

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