Billings Corner

CdMRA News – Billings’ Corner

CdMRA Board Member (CdMSW) Janice Billings is one very busy volunteer.  In addition to representing CdM residents in the Southwest quadrant of the Flower Streets on CdMRA’s Board, Janice is a volunteer for the Newport Beach Public Library’s Project Adult Literacy, a volunteer on CdMRA’s Historical  Resources Committee, AND also manages to find time to investigate local human interest stories and write about them. As a matter of fact, Janice has been so prolific that we have dedicated space for her on our website.


February 2023: Award-Winning Harbor Department of Newport Beach

The Newport Beach Harbor Department won the “Innovative Program of the Year” award from the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers. The program is unique since Newport Beach is one of the few jurisdictions with dedicated code enforcement staff specifically hired, trained, and assigned to patrol a harbor or similar body of water on a daily basis. They were recognized for their efforts in developing an exemplary program with unique and successful systems, policies, and procedures. The awards committee was especially impressed with the focus on education and collaboration with various stakeholders to create effective…read the full story here … 




November 2022: Girl Scouts Monarch Butterfly Project

Four local 12 year-olds in Scout Troop 4288 embarked on a project that will have a positive and lasting effect on our community’s environment. Noting that the Monarch butterfly is an endangered population, they set about with the zeal and motivation of researchers to do something about it. Read the full story here …

October 2022:  Jill Thrasher, Sherman Library Director, Advocate & Steward
When asked what she would like her legacy to be, the ew director of Sherman Library, Jill Thrasher, said, “When I walk away one day, I want to be remembered as … read the full story here …



September 2022: Newport’s Project Adult Literacy Proves that Citizen Involvement Matters
If Corona del Mar is “the Crown of the Sea,” then Project Adult Literacy, an offering of our Newport Beach Central Library, is one of the gems in that crown. “Since its inception in 1986, Project Adult Literacy has offered free, one-on-one tutoring and small group classes in basic literacy, to adults who live or work in the Newport Beach area. The program is open to … the read the full story here … 

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