March 9, 2011
TODAY Cake Store Opening Nothing Bundt Cakes has its ribbon-cutting ceremony with owner, Linda Kirkpatrick, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the store at 270 E. 17th Street, Costa Mesa. Other festivities are scheduled for Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (949) 642-2900 or visit http://www.nothingbundtcakes.com. Spring Boutique The American Legion Auxiliary hosts its Spring Boutique from 4 to 8 p.m. at the American Legion Post at 215 E. 15th St. in Newport Beach.
October 4, 2013
Step aside, sailing aficionados. The football fans are coming to Newport Beach. Restaurant and hotel managers throughout the city are joining in preparation for the 2014 Bowl Championship Series game Jan. 6. Although the game will be played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, the players, bands, media and alumni associations will spend their nights in Newport Beach. With the teams will come a whole host of supporters, creating what city organizers believe will be the largest event cohort that Newport Beach has ever entertained.
February 14, 2012
Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich promised to drive down the price of gasoline and change the culture in Washington during a Southern California fundraising tour that included stops in Newport Beach, Tustin and Pasadena. He emphasized lower gas prices during his Monday night stop at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, according to an interview with the Orange County Register. "I think we focus on very big ideas like $2-a-gallon gasoline, 4% unemployment, allowing young people to have personal Social Security savings accounts, and we rebuild our momentum," he told the newspaper.
March 26, 2013
Re. "Pats on the back for police," March 21: Wow! I am blown away. I just attended the 42nd annual Police Appreciation Breakfast at the Island Hotel in Newport Center hosted by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. What an inspiring morning. The house was packed — more than 500 people honoring the heroic actions, teamwork and dedication of the police officers, staff and volunteers who serve the city of Newport Beach. We live in a great city — beautiful environment, wonderful public facilities, interesting and ample community events, fiscally sustainable, little traffic — the list is endless.
July 29, 2011
It is one of the most passionate charity events on the Orange Coast. The Muscular Dystrophy Assn.'s annual Gift of Hope Gala raised more than $430,000 at its 16th annual celebration earlier this summer. Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens was honored as the MDA's Woman of the Year. More than 250 dedicated donors, led by event Chairman Frank DiBella and National Goodwill Ambassador and performer Abbey Umali , converged upon the Island Hotel in Newport Beach to raise funds needed to sponsor MDA programs, most notably its Summer Camp programs.