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Keith Curry | July 1, 2010
As we reach the halfway mark for 2010, I thought it would be a good time to stop and report to the residents of our city on our progress to make Newport Beach an even better place to live. At the beginning of the year, I promised that Newport would end the year with a leaner, more efficient, more effective and better-managed city government. We began with the adoption of a 15-point Fiscal Sustainability Plan. The City Council has followed the plan, and it is producing results.
By Bradley Zint | June 7, 2012
This Sunday, there will be a concert in Newport Beach with the Montage Civic Orchestra that includes a performance of Mahler's Third Symphony. The 8 p.m. show at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church also features two community ensembles: the All-American Boys Chorus, which is based at the O.C. Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, and women from the Orange Community Master Chorale, which rehearses at Orange High School. Susan Ali is the featured also soloist in the Mahler symphony. The mezzo-soprano is an alumna of San Diego State University and UC Irvine, and teaches at Biola University and Fullerton College.
August 2, 2012
For the last 10 days Animal Control has been trying to catch Rodney the Rooster (our name for him). He's constantly looking for a place to roost for the night and then he's up at 4:30 a.m. or earlier, greeting the morning with his cock a doodle doos. All the neighbors are shooing him away but he is tenacious. Animal Control said catch him and then call them. We give up. Maybe he belongs on the front page of the Daily "Plot" (our loving name for your great local paper). He's mostly on the Vista Parada and Vista Ornada greenbelts.
By Tim Brown | December 13, 2012
First, let me begin by stating the following comments reflect my own personal observations. They should not be attributed to anyone else who serves on the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) Board of Directors or any member of the NBCC staff. In recent days, the NBCC has been criticized on a number of fronts by journalists doing their job in keeping the public informed about trusted civic institutions. As is usually the case, some of this criticism is justified and some of it is not. Despite their best efforts to investigate prior to publishing, columnists are always on the outside looking in. To clarify, the NBCC is a not-for-profit institution dependent on the annual dues of its members (primarily small local businesses)
By Sarah Peters | May 26, 2010
Newport Beach will test its emergency notification system this morning by placing automated phone calls to residences and businesses citywide. More than 110,000 people are scheduled to receive notification of the test via telephone between 10 a.m. and noon. The annual test comes a few months after the AlertOC, which operates in 32 Orange County cities, failed when attempting to alert county residents of a tsunami advisory in late February. Costa Mesa and Irvine are not part of the AlertOC system.
By Lauren Williams | December 27, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown this week pardoned a Newport Beach man for crimes committed in the 1970s and 1980s and praised him as an example of someone who can turn their life around with philanthropic work. Thomas George Pfleger, 61, received a pardon for three previous convictions in 1970, 1976 and 1983 for drug-related offenses and second-degree robbery, according to his pardon. "He is ecstatic, and feels it was a great Christmas present," said Pfleger's attorney, Allan Stokke. "The pardon illustrates the forgiveness part of the Christmas message.
April 17, 2008
Proceeds from a dinner and dance in Newport Beach this weekend will benefit the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines and the families of service members. The American Legion Dinner Dance will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291, 215 15th St. The event will include talks from 1st Battalion, 1st Marines commanding officer Lt. Col. Tye Wallace and former commanding officer Lt. Col. Jeffrey Conner. The officers will be accompanied by 20 to 25 Marines and their spouses.
By Sarah Peters, | August 23, 2010
Massage Heights, a national membership-model massage franchise, opened its first Orange County location in Newport Beach on Aug 20. The San Antonio-based franchise company plans to open six more locations in Orange County and 1,620 new locations nationwide over the next three to five years, according to a press release. Massage Heights offers massages and other services such as aromatherapy sessions, foot scrubs and stone facial massages. Monthly membership fees start at about $60, with prices varying for additional services.
By Lauren Williams | July 26, 2013
Joining Junior Lifeguards is a Gold family tradition. For eight years, Zack Gold participated in various junior guard programs. Now a 20-year-old student at Stanford University, he lifeguards at Monterey State Beach. On Friday, his mom, Lisette Gold, made the 53-year trek to Newport Beach from Santa Monica for the 2013 California Junior Lifeguards Championship - this time to cheer on her 13-year-old daughter, Natalie. Living up to her last name, Natalie medaled in two events: distance ocean and the run/swim/run events.
August 3, 2010
A new candidate has entered the race for the Newport Beach City Council's 4th District. Mark Tabbert, an environmental activist and financial advisor, challenged incumbent Leslie Daigle when he filed the requisite paperwork Monday to run in the November election. "I've been bothered for a long time about what we say and do on environmental issues," said Tabbert, who has lived in Newport since 1998. A Santa Ana Heights resident, Tabbert says he is looking for a local platform to bring attention to climate change, species extinction and resource depletion, among other problems.
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