Smoke-filled Southwest Flight Evacuated at John Wayne Airport

Early Monday evening, a fire on a Southwest Airlines aircraft at John Wayne Airport prompted an evacuation, with all 139 passengers and five crew members on board forced to use the aircraft’s front emergency slides. 

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New Chef Takes Helm at Lido Bottle Works

Many months ago, we profiled Chef Joel Harrington, the farm-to-table innovator who helped launch Lido Bottle Works at Lido Marina Village as a fresh, sustainable option in the chic development catering to the bon vivant lifestyle. Now, Harrington is out and former Executive Sous Chef Amy Lebrun has taken over as Executive Chef. A lengthy…

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Seinne Fleming Will Give You a Rose at Fashion Island This Saturday

OK stop the presses (but continue this post). Our favorite heroine of romantic European interludes and on-trend cocktails dresses, Seinne Fleming, is going to be at Fashion Island in Newport Beach THIS WEEKEND and she’s here to give you her rose. Join Seinne and 7 For All Mankind Saturday, Feb. 10 from 1 p.m. to…

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Seinne Scenes Vol. 6: Can-can You Accept This Rose?

Each week, we’re recapping the latest Bachelor episode featuring Seinne Fleming, former Newport Beach resident and current Season 22 contestant vying for Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s love. Welcome to #SeinneScenes, everyone … If ever there was a time Seinne deserved another one-on-one date, it was last night in Paris with a handwritten date card that said “Seinne on…

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Alert: 9-year-old Girl Missing in Costa Mesa Found Safe

The Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD) earlier this evening issued an alert that a nine-year-old girl is missing in Costa Mesa. Sarah Guardado Ruiz, 4’11” and 100 lbs. has been missing since 6 p.m. today. At approximately 11:30 p.m., NBPD reported that Ruiz has been found and is safe. “Today at 6 p.m., 9-year-old Sarah…

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Pen on Fire Speaker Series at Lido Village Books: Feb. 6 Event

If you’ve ever been to Lido Village Books, you’d know it’s a magical, literary oasis catty-cornered among the elegant shops of Via Oporto in Newport Beach. The vibe is kind of like a tangible sigh, worry leaves your body, you’re among pages composed by masters of the written word. Tomorrow, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.…

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Balboa Peninsula Winter Bar Crawl for a Cause to Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

If you’re looking for a really great reason to bar hop and drink beer, we’ve got one especially for you: The second annual Winter Bar Crawl for a Cause is happening Feb. 24 on Balboa Peninsula. One hundred percent of proceeds from the event directly benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Orange County (CFF OC).…

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Valentine’s Day Dinners on Balboa Peninsula and Balboa Island

A quiet, corner table, a candlelit dinner for two, a soft voice answering the phone with melodic exuberance, “Thanks for calling but we’re all booked up for tonight!” As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s wise to plan ahead. Nobody wants to be the one stuck at home with two cans of tuna fish and a 12-pack…

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Super Bowl at The Triangle: Where to Go This Sunday

Here’s the thing: We’d never knock the Peninsula (it’s our home) but we have to admit, getting into a beach bar on Super Bowl Sunday is harder than finding street parking on the Fourth of July. If you’re looking to have a stress-free game-watching experience, The Triangle is an excellent option, just far enough from…

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Newport Beach Nutritionist Dishes On Punting Super Bowl Junk Food

According to NFL history, the football showdown this Sunday—pitting the Philadelphia Eagles against Tom Brady’s New England Patriots—will be the 52nd Super Bowl and the 48th modern-era National Football League championship game. According to our stomachs, it’ll be yet another chance to binge on disgusting bar food from the comfort of our very own living…

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