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ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 2011
THURSDAY The Living Room The Living Room, featuring DJ Scotty Coats, performs at 9:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 675-4444. Chamber of Commerce Networking The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce is having its monthly Sunset Mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Seasons 52 in South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol Ave., #2802, Costa Mesa. Valet and free parking available. There will be complimentary hors d'oeuvres and no-host bar. Free for members, $35 for potential members.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | August 24, 2011
What is summer in Newport without a great beach party? The Noble Viking Charities, a fraternity of local gents, answered that question with style, throwing their annual summer beach bash. A sold-out crowd of more than 200 guests converged upon the beach and lawn of The Balboa Bay Club & Resort for a night under the stars with dinner and dancing by the shore. Executive Chef Josef Lageder and his culinary team served a duet of beef tenderloin and Atlantic salmon accompanied by wines donated by Bianchi Vineyards.
ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | August 12, 2011
Congress may find it impossible to agree on funding priorities, but 200 men in blue blazers and white slacks recently joined forces in Newport Beach to raise $60,000 benefiting the annual Balboa Bay Club & Resort's 1221 Club Scholarship Fund. The 17th annual Great Gentlemen's Smoker & Lobster Clambake, presided over by international "cigar goodwill ambassador" and hotelier Henry Schielein , was in fact the most successful event in recent years. "The guests bid generously on the auction," said Schielein, who assembled a roster of dining, travel, art and fine jewelry offerings — all of which raised funds that benefited the student scholarship fund.
NEWS
By John Canalis, john.canalis@latimes.com | August 5, 2011
The iconic Balboa Bay Club & Resort, a fixture along Newport Harbor for more than 60 years, has been sold, a spokesman said Friday. The sale also includes the Newport Beach Country Club, a private club near Fashion Island. International Bay Clubs Inc. (IBC), which owned the BBC and the Newport Beach Country Club, was sold to Delaware-based Seven-One Capital-Business Inc. Seven-One is owned by a Chinese businessman, Winston Chung. A news release described Chung as "a battery scientist, inventor and successful entrepreneur with several businesses in Southern California.
ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | July 22, 2011
Summer on the Orange Coast is alive with people, parties and purpose. All that and amazing food and entertainment to go right along with the fun in the sun season. On Tuesday evenings in Newport Beach the venerable Ritz, in the capable hands of Ray Jacobi , features an amazing Southern barbecue and concert on the patio. On a recent Tuesday evening, the Fabulous Baker Boys in from Las Vegas entertained as the chef created the best barbecue this side of any Texas county line.
ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | June 15, 2011
An evening reception at the bayfront Balboa Bay Club & Resort welcomed students from the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, who were chosen to receive the coveted "1221 Club" annual college grants from BBC. This year, 12 students were awarded scholarships totaling $100,000, among the largest grants offered to local students headed for college. Founded in 1993 by Beverly Ray Parkhurst and a committee of women associated with the Balboa Bay Club & Resort, "The 1221 Club" within the club was created as a social auxiliary with a serious community purpose of helping local students with college expenses.
NEWS
By Peter Buffa | May 21, 2011
Are you a foodie? I am. Fine wine, great food, I think about them all the time. Cannot be trusted around either of them. It's pathetic. I have no control. My willpower is powerless, every time I get on a digital scale, the little window says, "One at a time, please. " But nevermind that. The only thing that matters is Friday. If you're a foodie, that is the day that you win the lottery, you're 18 again and the IRS calls and says, "Nevermind. Your return is fine; we had the wrong name.
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