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  • The Crowd: Reaching out to children in need

    The Crowd: Reaching out to children in need
    On this week heralding 2014, folks are busy making resolutions to lose weight, get a Life Lift, stop smoking and win the lotto. But the most important resolution of all is for adults to take care of children. In America, there are more than 400,000 foster youth hoping for, praying for, a mother and a father. Here in Orange County, one of the most affluent sectors in the nation, we have our share of very needy children. During the holiday season, one organization among many that are dedicated to the welfare of children gathered together its donors and supporters, as it has done year after year after year, to raise funds to support the needs of children cared for by Childhelp.
  • Deputies seek help identifying body

    Investigators are trying to identify the body of a man found floating in the ocean off Newport Coast, the Orange County Sheriff's Department said Thursday. A commercial fisherman discovered the body on Christmas Eve about a mile out from Crystal Cove...

    From the Boathouse: For Christmastime, a harbor rhyme

    Ahoy! Ah, Christmas arrives on Wednesday, and I cannot wait to see what presents Santa Claus will leave under the boat's masthead. The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce is giving everyone an early gift with the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade,...

    Boat parade weighs anchor

    Boat parade weighs anchor
    The sun had long set at the bridge to Balboa Island, where 3-year-old Connor Murphy stared off into the harbor, mumbling the words to "Feliz Navidad," which he had recently learned. Off in the distance, the Orange County Sheriff's Department boat...

    The Crowd: Christmas at the Ritz dazzles

    The Crowd: Christmas at the Ritz dazzles
    It's the end of an era. Beginning in 1987, the Ritz Restaurant Newport Beach has hosted "Christmas at the Ritz" benefiting Chapman University. The 27th annual celebration unfolded Dec. 7 on the hallowed ground that will be closing its doors post...