Avalon, CA

Pacific Airshow will return

The Pacific Airshow over Huntington Beach will be returning after a one-year hiatus. The event will be held Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. This year’s show will be headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Canadian Forces Snowbirds and will feature other aerial performers as well. Following the...
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O.C. woman gets 21 years to life in prison after a fatal DUI crash that orphaned three kids

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A 23-year-old woman plead guilty today to two felony counts of murder for killing a young mother and father and seriously injuring their three young daughters while driving under the influence in December 2020. The family was driving around Newport Beach looking at Christmas lights when they were hit by a car that ran a red light at 75 miles per hour.
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In Wake of Poseidon Desal Plant’s Denial, South Coast Water Looks to Fill Hole in County’s Water Portfolio

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Spotlight on Education – Peninsula Education Major Donors Reception

On June 4, Peninsula Education Foundation (PEF) recognized the Major Donors who had given $2,500+ during the 2021-22 school year. These school families, alumni, corporate sponsors and real estate donors generously supported students at all 17 Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District (PVPUSD) schools. Their donations are essential for providing students a strong academic environment. Because of their generous support the PEF reached its campaign goal of $2.1 million for the PVPUSD. Laura Hughes, PEF’s Acting Executive Director, and Jen Mentesana, PEF President, presented a check to Dr. Alex Cherniss, Superintendent of PVPUSD. To learn more visit

DIY a Houseplant Centerpiece No One Will Be Able to Stop Looking At

Pure Salt’s interior design store in Newport Beach is a sight to behold—it’s literally dripping with plants. Co-owned by Aly Morford and Leigh Lincoln, the greenery makes the perfect backdrop for their signature beachy look, which Lincoln recently described to Sunset as “clean, coastal, calm, and simple.”

Fourth of July, Island Style

AVALON⸺ Catalina Island is celebrating Independence Day with multiple celebrations. Kicking off on July 3, the USC marching band will host a performance at the Wrigley Stage between 3-4 p.m. July 4 will offer several different family-friendly activities. Live music will be provided by local Avalon bands. The annual golf cart parade will begin at 1 p.m. The 2022 parade theme is “Explore Catalina by Land, Air or Sea,” Residents will dress up and decorate their golf carts in accordance with the theme or just in good old red, white, and blue. The parade line will meet up along casino way at 12 p.m. The Catalina Yacht Club has organized a dinghy parade which will begin at 3:30 p.m. The day will end with a firework show at 9 p.m and can be viewed from the sand or the walkways along the water. Participants can support the celebration by contributing donations. All donations will go to the City of Avalon to support the firework show and the USC marching band’s performance in the parade. Donations can be made on the Love Catalina website. Descanso Beach will also host a BBQ on July 4 from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $69 per person.
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All Eyes on Newport Beach’s Vea

OC’s newest hotel, Vea Newport Beach, a Marriott Resort & Spa, held its grand opening last week. City officials are touting the debut as a major addition to the area’s luxury offerings. The reopening of the former Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa marks one of two high-end...

Christina Haack Buys New House – See Video!

HGTV’s Christina Haack recently bought a new house! The Christina on the Coast star purchased a brand-new home in Newport Beach, California. The gorgeous space has a pool, sleek accents, and more, making it perfect for her, husband Joshua Hall, as well as kids Taylor, Brayden and Hudson. Keep...

Pacific Wine & Food Classic Returns to Newport Dunes Resort Oct. 1

After being cancelled for two years due to the pandemic, the Pacific Wine & Food Classic returns to Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Saturday, Oct. 1. This is an exclusive, boutique-style event featuring culinary experiences from top local chefs along with top notch wines and cocktails. “We are elated to...

Drunk driver pleads guilty in deaths of mother and father

SANTA ANA (AP) – A drunken driver who killed a mother and father and seriously injured their three young children as they looked at Christmas lights in Orange County pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder. Grace Elizabeth Coleman, 23, of Newport Beach also entered pleas to two counts involving...

Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach Receives Awards for Stroke Care

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke GOLD PLUS Quality Achievement Awards for its hospitals in Newport Beach and Irvine. The comprehensive Stroke Program of the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute coordinates stroke care at both Hoag hospitals, each of which also received Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite designation.
Orange County Business Journal

Selling Surf City

Orange County has been put on the map as a sports hub for the 2028 Olympics, with Anaheim’s Honda Center tapped to play host to the volleyball games. Another OC city is looking to get in on the action. Huntington Beach, already a prominent coastal destination famed for its...

American Legion Yacht Club Will Host 2022 Old Glory Boat Parade for Fourth of July

NEWPORT BEACH⸺ The American Legion Yacht Club will host the Annual Old Glory Boat Parade on July 4. Boaters are welcome to decorate their vessels to the theme of “America the Beautiful” and join the yacht club at 1 p.m. off the east end of Lido Island. Participants will compete for class awards like Best Decorated, Finest Costumes, Most Creative, and the Commodore’s Award; class winners will be announced at an awards banquet on July 17.

Newport Beach Player Spotlight: Parris Todd

When Parris was just five years old, she asked her parents for a tennis racket. Surprised at the request, her parents wondered where they could even purchase tennis equipment since they knew nothing of the sport. Not long after, the journey began, one training session after another, revealing a talent and passion for the game that triggered more hours on the court to develop her gift.