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Museum House Developer Asks City Clerk to Reject ‘Illegible’ Petition

The developer of the 25-story Museum House condominium tower claims the petition for a referendum on the project is defective under state law, arguing it doesn’t include the full text of the City Council’s resolution and that black-and-white photocopies don’t meet minimum type size requirements. Gino Canori, executive vice president of Related Co. of California, wrote in a statement that his...

Lawsuit and Alleged Intimidation Blur Museum House Petition

Newport Beach City Council members at last week’s council meeting urged supporters and opponents of the petition for a referendum on the 25-story Museum House condominium tower to stop alleged intimidation and spread of misinformation. Outgoing Councilman Keith Curry was especially disturbed by the tactics, which allegedly include contractors hired by the developer, OCMA Urban Housing LLC,...



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Local Realtors Learn How to be Insured Against the ‘Big One’

“What if the 1994 Northridge 6.7 magnitude earthquake reoccurred today?” California Earthquake Authority CEO Glenn Pomeroy asked an audience of local realtors during an event recently. It would cause approximately $75 billion worth of...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016

FINAL UPDATE: Early Leaders Finish on Top in City Council Election

With all 63 precincts reporting, the early leaders in all three Newport Beach City Council races – Brad Avery, Jeff Herdman, and Will O’Neill –  finished the night still on top. Each race had some interesting ups and downs during the...
Posted On 08 Nov 2016

Newport Beach Files Lawsuit Against FAA

At an open house hosted by the Federal Aviation Administration at El Modena High School in Orange, few details were offered on how flight paths for planes departing John Wayne Airport will change as the agency implements a new satellite-based...

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Homemade Food and Renewal at Wild Strawberry Café

It’s more than the fresh, healthy and homemade food at The Wild Strawberry Café that keeps customers coming back, it’s that extra something special. “It gives me such joy to see everybody come in and seeing the smiles and satisfaction,” said Natasha Kazic, the owner of the café. Kazic, who...
Posted On 24 Sep 2012

Gross Foundation Gives $50K to AIDS Fight

AIDS Services Foundation Orange County (ASF) was surprised last week with a $50,000 gift from the William and Sue Gross Family Foundation. The gift will be used to increase ASF’s ability to reach at-risk populations in Orange County with HIV testing. In June of this year, ASF launched an...

Martha Stewart Tabs Local Entrepreneur

A local designer has gotten the nod of approval from the queen of craft and design, Martha Stewart, in a national contest and needs community support now more than ever. DeAnna Reposa of Corona del Mar is one of 100 finalists for Martha Stewart’s American Made contest, a competition f...
Posted On 18 Sep 2012

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Literacy is “What Dreams are Made Of”

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  As writers, we’re always concerned with the issue of literacy and making sure children re provided with the opportunity to learn to read. That’s why we were happy to attend The Literacy Project’s annual “What Dreams are Made Of” gala at...
Posted On 28 Oct 2016

Laura’s House Hosts a British Invasion at Annual Gala

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  British fashion, style and music was in full force during the Laura’s House “British Invasion” gala held at the Island Hotel on Saturday, Sept. 24. More than 300 guests enjoyed British cocktails, classic rock and roll music, a photo op...

The Gray Event Raises Funds for Save Elephant Foundation

It was an eventful evening in Thailand thanks to more than 100 supporters and friends of Chef Pascal Olhat, who hosted a fundraiser dubbed The Gray Event for Save Elephant Foundation on October 23 at his Café Jardin restaurant at Sherman Gardens in Corona del Mar. After taking an ecotourism...



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Classical Mystery Tours Brings Beatles Music to Segerstrom Center

“It was 20 years ago today, Jim Owen taught the band to play.” Were it not for the fact his father was a vinyl record collector and that he started playing the piano at age eight, Jim Owen, founder of the Beatles tribute band Classical Mystery Tour, may have gone in another...
Posted On 12 Jun 2016

Weekend Getaway: Pixies, Pampering and Pizza in Ojai

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale  Ojai is one of those towns we’d been meaning to visit, but never took the time despite hearing rave reviews about the charms of this mountain community. However, after The Oaks at Ojai destination spa coaxed us into spending a...

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Off the Menu: Garden Fusion Dining

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  This week we cover three special events: a Garden Fusion Dinner at Sherman Library & Gardens, a Tommy Bahama Island Grill dinner,...

Off the Menu: Golden Chefs, Gin & Cigars

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy GOLDEN CHEFS Orange County boasts many great chefs, but only a handful have been honored with a Golden Foodie Award by the OC Restaurant...

Off the Menu: Wine and Dine and Wine

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy This is the season for wine, and wine events. Three notable wine dinners and tastings take place in May, with more on the way. Around the...

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Boat Building

I was thinking prior to putting my thoughts into words how different sailing is to motoring, which equates to how very different sailboats are to power boats. This may seem obvious but at the same time to me there aren’t huge differences. I speak Spanish and English. They are...

Grass Roots Democracy: The American Way

Last summer, after Hoag Hospital announced it was ending elective abortion on the heels of its affiliation with St. Joseph, I wrote a flurry of columns about why this was a terrible decision. The words I wrote upset some at Hoag and in the community. Others, including some of...

Op/Ed: Let’s Keep our Communities Safe

By Keith Curry | Newport Beach Councilmember  “The most dangerous social experiment of our generation.” That is how Newport Beach Police Chief Jay Johnson describes the state “realignment” program to release state prisoners back to local jails and supervised community release....

Response to last week’s Letter to the Editor about Hobby Lobby

[Editor’s Note: In Jean Ardell’s Left of Center column on April 4, she wrote that the Supreme Court has yet to rule on the Hobby Lobby case about whether a corporation can invoke its religious values to deny full health coverage under the Affordable Care Act to its employees....

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