NHHS Bixby Media Scholarship Deadline EXTENDED

Notice to all applicants:  The NHHS Bixby Residential Media Scholarship deadline has been extended to May 21, 2012.  Below are the entry guidelines.



The Bixby Residential Media Scholarship @ NHHS is open to ALL senior students who wish to submit an entry.  Acceptable submissions may be posted at www.bixbyblog.com and in the NHHS Beacon at the discretion of the sponsor and NHHS staff.  Any student featured in an entry MUST complete the NHHS media release form and have it on file with the school.  Students will generate community interest entries in either print journalism, still photography, or video/film components.  Students may submit more than one entry in any category.  NHHS staff, guidance counselor Grace Nguyen, and Grant Bixby will vote on the winner for each category.  Those winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship award with no strings attached.  The goal is to promote creativity, individuality, and freedom of expression.


Submissions accepted beginning January 15, 2012

Submission deadline is May 21, 2012

Sample Topics include:

  • Not-for-profit Spotlight—Showcase a worthy cause
  • Special Event Coverage—Report on a newsworthy happening
  • Arts & Sciences—Feature a performance, art exhibit, science fair
  • Business & Community Issues—Report on a topic of local importance
  • The Op/Ed or commentary piece


Maximum word count of 1,000.  Content must be appropriate for all ages.  No personal essays or fiction.  This is a journalism, non-fiction reporting contest. Submit as a Word document.  Entries may include one photograph or illustration if it helps the story, but it is NOT required.  $1,000 prize.  2nd Place receives “Honorable Mention” in all categories.

Still Photography:

One image or a sequence is O.K.  Must receive both print and digital copy of image(s) in an acceptable format (JPEG or other).  Protect images accordingly in envelope with cardboard or other.  Important:  accompany image with 250 word (max) description of image, where taken, camera & film details.  Content must be appropriate for all ages.  $1,000 prize.


Maximum running time of 5 minutes.  Submit in suitable electronic file type or YouTube type link.  Content must be appropriate for all ages.  $1,000 prize.

***Include student name, telephone, address, and email with each submission.

Submit to: grant@bixbyresidential.com (electronic) and mail or drop hard copies to Bixby Residential @ CB Previews, 140 Newport Center Drive, Suite 100, Newport Beach, CA 92660


JUST LISTED–2311 Half Moon Lane

Newly constructed in 2006, this former model home with the finest upgrades offers luxury, space, and style in a picturesque neighborhood village. Shea Homes, one of the nation’s most revered builders, hit a home run with Half Moon Lane. Excellent architectural detail with varied exteriors and functional floorplans make for easy living. High ceilings, large windows, and great flow add to an airy, gracious feeling. Downstairs you’ll enjoy formal living and dining rooms, plus a kitchen and family “great room”—each area with its own warm fireplace and access to either the covered front porch or the backyard patio, perfect for barbecues or a hot tub. Upstairs lies the generous master suite with office/seating area and a spa like bath and closet. Two additional bedrooms, a hall bath, and laundry room complete the sleeping area. The home feeds to excellent area schools and enjoys easy beach, park, shopping & dining, and freeway access.

*For more photos of this listing CLICK HERE.

Real Estate and Film

Coldwell Banker, one of the first Real Estate Brokers to market luxury real estate, and one of its most storied firms, continues to innovate the marketing of properties by telling a story through film. This year Bixby Residential and Bixby Blog will be bringing you more information via film. Our lives enjoy constant movement. So should our listings. Our neighborhoods are living and breathing–constantly in flux. So too, should our communities be showcased as vibrant and dynamic places where life takes place, kids go to school, residents enjoy the environment, and homes sell (if we do our job well).

Each short film might not be Michael Bay or James Cameron quality, but our aim is to bring you pertinent news and valuable insights, encased in a digestible format and placed in proper context. In an era where there is a lot of Internet and regional news noise, we will bring a local interpretation and common sense.

Best View of Newport Harbor?

The bluff top elevation, combined with the proximity to the bay, and the positioning and architecture of this home give it the best view in all of Newport Harbor. 1523 Dolphin Terrace, on the front row of Irvine Terrace in Corona del Mar, enjoys a comprehensive view of the harbor entrance, main and Balboa Channels, Balboa Island, Catalina, and Palos Verdes. Sunsets are fantastic from this perch. For more on this listing click here.