10 Things to Know About the Pacific Wine & Food Classic

It’s no accident the word “classic” is at the end of this event; the Pacific Wine & Food Classic is one of the most quintessentially elegant food festivals to happen all year. Organized by the O.C. Restaurant Association, the two-day extravaganza runs as smoothly as a buttery, unoaked Chardonnay. (By the way, shameless plug! Read…

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Where to Celebrate July 4th in Newport Beach

Newport Beach and July 4th go together like peanut butter and jelly (or, for the party inclined, 2 a.m. vodka shots and a nasty hangover). A perennial favorite on Who’s Who lists of the best July 4th celebrations nationwide, Newport Beach (and specifically, Balboa Peninsula) gets its reputation for a red-white-and-blue good time for good…

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Lido House: Everything You Need to Know

“Take a picture of the pool!” She had a broom in one hand, a bucket filled with soapy washcloths in the other. I had a clunky DSLR camera slung around my neck, click-clicking at nothing (or maybe everything) from a nearby lounge chair. It was too early in the morning for swimmers and this woman,…

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Aviation Art Is at John Wayne Airport

It makes total sense to put aviation art at a place where airplanes frequently fly but the latest creative installation at John Wayne Airport is aviation art of a different kind. Greg Sullivan, best known for photographing the Chino Air Show and the Blue Agents, is exhibiting his local and exotic bird photography now through…

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When The Wedge Goes Off …

Sometimes, you don’t need too many words. Sometimes, you just let nature tell its story. But first, a little background: Earlier this weekend, a Southern Hemi swell arrived in Newport Beach, bringing with it massive, 10-foot waves to The Wedge. Hundreds stood watch Monday and Tuesday night as monster shapes took form. “Only experts should…

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File This Under Bops: John Wayne Airport Now Has Live Music

First there was art, then wine—hi, Vino Volo—and now, live music at John Wayne Airport. Seriously, if the cool cats at John Wayne Airport aren’t careful, people might just visit the airport to hang! (Although, ha. You can’t. The live music is past the security checkpoint, which means you’d have to purchase a ticket to…

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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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Local Underwater Art on Display at John Wayne Airport

If you’re strolling through John Wayne Airport (JWA) in the next week or so seeking creative inspiration, look to the walls. Local underwater photographer Patsee Ober has her art on display until Feb. 19 as part of John Wayne Airport’s Community Focus Space Program. Photos can be seen on the Departure (upper) Level near security…

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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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John Wayne Airport Releases December 2017 Stats

John Wayne Airport (affectionately known by travelers as SNA) today released its statistics for December 2017 air travel. Overall, airline passenger traffic, commercial aircraft operations, total aircraft operations and general aviation activity increased from year-ago figures. Southwest Airlines topped the December list for most popular airline, based on passenger count, shuttling 361,163 passengers to and…

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