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  • The Crowd: Celebrating 105 years - and more to come

    The Crowd: Celebrating 105 years - and more to come
    On this Fourth of July, it is appropriate to celebrate the World Affairs Council of Orange County joining with the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) presenting the Ellis Island Humanitarian Award to Newport Beach's Herbert V. Nootbaar. The Westin South Coast Plaza welcomed a full house celebrating Nootbaar in a program billed as "America: A Nation of Immigrants." The Ellis Island award honors a diverse group of American citizens for their contributions to American society in business, culture, education, science and humanitarian endeavors.
  • Ralph E. Bernard April 29, 1929 - May 29, 2014

    Ralph E. Bernard <br/> April 29, 1929 - May 29, 2014
    Ralph E. Bernard, a longtime resident of the Balboa Peninsula, passed away peacefully at his home on May 29, 2104 at the age of 85. Ralph was born in Pasadena, California on April 29, 1929. He attend Pasadena High School and was then accepted to his...

    City Lights: Documentary provides change from American obsession

    City Lights: Documentary provides change from American obsession
    When I saw the ads for "American Hustle," the new Jennifer Lawrence movie that's fast racking up Oscar buzz, I realized I had reached a breaking point of sorts. It's easy, after all, for a tried-and-true property to cross the line into media saturation....

    Mailbag: Keep N.B. trash collection in-house

    Re. "Commentary: Outsourcing trash collection would save $17MI read the commentary by Mayor Keith Curry and Councilman Michael Henn Sunday morning and feel compelled to vehemently disagree with their views. Newport Beach spends money on frivolous "pet...

    Commentary: Global warming activism appears 'contrived'

    Re. "Climate-change science is immune to politics," Mailbag, (Sept. 3): Letter writer Jamie Dow claims science has proven man-made global warming and that this conclusion has nothing to do with politics. I believe she is mistaken. Most of the reports...