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June 26, 2010|By Amy Senk
  • A group of 10 protesters joined hands on Saturday at Big Corona State Beach as part of the first-ever global "Hands Across The Sand" event to try to limit offshore oil drilling.
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Harbor View Students Hold Annual Field Day

Harbor View Elementary School students conducted their traditional Field Day events June 23 with bowling, relay races, trike races, tug-of-war and other activities.

"It's hilarious," said Sabrina Ericastilla, a second-grade teacher. "It's so much fun for them, but for us, it's very entertaining."

One of the most popular events involves teams of students dressing up in over-sized suits and shirts and running up and down a grassy course. Walker Magnusson, a second-grader, had his team laughing and cheering as he ran in spite of his pants dropping to the grass.

"I felt like a grown man, going to work, and my pants were falling down," Walker said. "I fell in the mud. It was really very fun and funny."

Lucy Millman, also in second grade, said she was new to school this year and didn't know what to expect.

"I really like it," she said. "It's fun."


Parent volunteers staffed each course, handing out waters and keeping the groups focused. Grade levels chanted for themselves, with shouts of "Kinder! Kinder!" being heard for blocks.

"I love Field Day," said parent Julie Means. "It's one of the best days of the year."

City Councilwoman Seeks Permanent Cycle Safety Committee

City Councilwoman Nancy Gardner has asked Newport Beach officials to consider adding a permanent bicycle safety committee.

"I'd like staff to come back with a proposal for a bicycle committee," Gardner said during the City Council regular meeting on Tuesday night. "The mission would be roughly to implement the proposals of the bicycle task force and also to act as a liaison in regional bicycle matters."

Gardner was behind the creation of the cycling safety task force, which was created following several bicycle accidents including a fatality a year ago on Ridge Park Road. The task force members met every other week throughout the winter and in May turned in a report that suggested police meet with cycling advocates, that the city add bicycle racks at key points throughout the community, and that traffic engineers find an appropriate spot to test sharrows, or marked lanes where cyclists and motorist share the road.

From the start, the task force was designed to be temporary. But many members agreed that the work was enormous in scope, and that a permanent committee would be better suited to implement changes in bicycle safety in the community.

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