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Entertainment | By Brianna Bailey | January 15, 2010
The California Supreme Court this week rejected a Jewish organization’s appeal against the estate of Joey Bishop, the late entertainer and member of the “Rat Pack.” But the legal battle over his fortune isn’t over yet, an attorney for the Newport Beach Chabad Center said Friday. The center filed several lawsuits and claims against Bishop’s estate, alleging that the entertainer’s advisors and live-in caretaker blocked his final wishes to have part of his estate go toward setting up a charity for special-needs children in Orange County.
NEWS
March 14, 2005
Andrew Edwards The name is a tongue twister. The store is like a giant toy box. Gary and Diane Naumann opened the fourth branch of Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat last Tuesday at Fashion Island. The store is filled with tricycles, dolls, trucks and pirate ships. "We carry just about everything -- we have Mattel; we have Hasbro; but we have a lot of specialty toys," Gary Naumann said. Some favorite toys at the store, the Naumanns said, are the bright plastic Bruder trucks that are stacked near the doorway.
NEWS
July 27, 2003
Surf fishing is wide open all along the south coastline. Prime spots off Huntington Beach are kicking out barred perch, corbina and yellowfin croaker while the calmer surf line between the Newport and Balboa piers has been the beach to fish for perch, a fair number of corbina and halibut. The water temperature is holding in the low 70s and this is making fishing very comfortable during the early morning hours and on into the night time fishing period. Angler's Center in Newport Beach is always a good place to find out what's happening around Newport and a stop by the tackle shop last week to check on off shore fishing ended by setting up a fishing date with reel service manager, Ed Dillon of Newport Beach, to fish a good morning tide on Thursday.
FEATURES
By Candice Baker | December 2, 2009
Numerous national and international media outlets are reporting that golf superstar Tiger Woods, a part-time Corona del Mar resident, met with a self-alleged longtime mistress at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach for at least one of their 20 trysts. California cocktail waitress Jaimee Grubbs, 24, claims that she has had an affair with Woods, 33, for 31 months, according to comments attributed to her in various news reports. Grubbs said the pair met most recently in October at the Island Hotel, where they watched “Angels and Demons” and then had sex. Grubbs claims Woods has sent her hundreds of racy text and voice messages, and has published some of them in US Weekly, a national magazine.
LOCAL
November 19, 2009
A teenager suspected by Newport Beach police of being the lone gunman that got away during a search last month near Fashion Island was killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, authorities confirmed. Dalton Rahman, 18, was shot by Los Angeles County Sheriffs SWAT team members when he wrested a gun away from one of them as they tried to arrest him, according to a statement released by the sheriff’s department Nov. 6. Newport Beach police said Rahman was the man who eluded capture in early October, when officers went to a parking lot near Fashion Island where three men were reported acting suspiciously.
FEATURES
By Brady Rhoades | July 30, 2009
You toil. You sweat through your shirts. You gulp down cups of coffee. You come home late. Sometimes, you sleep in your tie. You’re not getting rich doing it. Rather, you do it out of some sense of importance. You’re delivering information to people so that they can make informed decisions about politics, art and other current events. Every now and then, you’re exposing wrongdoing; you’re afflicting the comfortable, so to speak. You might also be comforting the afflicted with a story that prompts readers to donate to a worthy cause.
NEWS
August 5, 2004
Deepa Bharath Holly Halsted Balthis was like the "Queen Mum" for Rose Queens. It makes sense. Until last week, she was the oldest surviving Rose Queen. And for 73 years, Rose Queens looked up to Balthis as their glorious predecessor. Balthis died on Friday of natural causes at her home in Laguna Beach. She was 95. But until Balthis' last breath, she took pride in her role as an emissary for the annual Tournament of Roses, her son Frank Balthis Jr. said.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | January 10, 2009
Costa Mesa police tackled a man on the Santa Ana Country Club golf course after authorities say he nearly ran over a police officer and crashed a car through a fence into the country club while fleeing the scene of a suspected drug deal in a grocery store parking lot on Friday night. Police shot a second man involved in the incident with a Taser gun after he fled the parking lot on foot. Law enforcement officials now believe that the men were involved in an identity-theft scheme involving stolen bank account information, said Costa Mesa Police Lt. Clay Epperson.
NEWS
March 29, 2001
Jennifer Kho COSTA MESA -- An announcement that the bulk mail department at the Adams Avenue post office is closing next month has spurred city businesses to send in a bulk of complaints. Customers of the department, which is more than 30 years old, will be transferred to another post office on Sunflower Avenue in Santa Ana beginning April 15 as part of a U.S. Postal Service attempt to streamline its facilities. "I think this is ridiculous," said Larry Weichman, a broker at the Real Estaters in Costa Mesa.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia | February 19, 2010
Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece got what she wanted Friday morning, when workers installed the “In God We Trust” slogan in the Council Chamber at City Hall. The sign’s installation was stalled two weeks in a row – once because the sign-maker drilled an extra hole into it, and another time because the letters forming the slogan weren’t up to standard. The sign is now affixed to a chamber wall right beneath the city’s seal. “We could’ve done it earlier, but we wanted to make it just right, so they went back and re-posted the lettering to ensure that it would look perfect, and now it’s perfect,” said Tom Hatch, the assistant city manager.
NEWS
January 30, 2002
Story by Deepa Bharath, photo by Kathy Flippin will go to Utah next month. Not as an Olympian herself, but as someone offering a service to thousands of athletes. Flippin, a 32-year-old Newport Beach massage therapist, has volunteered to be a member of the 2002 Winter Sports Massage Team. As part of the distinguished crew, she will try to soothe, repair and rejuvenate tired, injured or aching muscles at what will be the biggest sporting event of the year.
FEATURES
By Steve Virgen | April 1, 2009
A cross-country move to Newport Beach in 2007 turned out to be a life-changing experience for Daria Gordeeva-Grinkova. Before, she seemed destined to become a figure skater, following in the footsteps of her renowned parents, Katia Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkova. But when Daria came from Connecticut to Newport Beach two weeks before her freshman year at Sage Hill School, she hung up the skates and took up lacrosse. The life of a competitive ice skater is behind her. Daria’s life has changed.
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