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Corona del Mar Today: Learn more about the Civic Center

October 20, 2012|By Amy Senk
  • Corona del Mar High School senior Emily Petros was named Homecoming Queen. She's with her dad Tony, left.
Corona del Mar High School senior Emily Petros was named… (Amy Senk, Daily…)

Architect Peter Bohlin, who designed Newport Beach's new Civic Center project, will discuss the facility at a free event at the Central Library at 7 p.m. Monday.

"The New Civic Center: A Vision for the Future" will be open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, organizers said in a news release.

"Residents will have the opportunity to meet the architect behind the new Civic Center design and learn about his vision for this multifaceted facility and the inspiration behind his contemporary design," the release said.

The Newport Beach City Arts Commission and the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation are sponsoring the event.

Bohlin is a founding principal of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the firm the City Council selected to design the Civic Center complex off Avocado Avenue.

The council plans to hold its December meeting in the new building, although it will remain under construction in December and January, officials have said. The complex includes a 450-space parking structure and a 17-acre park.

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For more information, call (949) 717-3801.

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New homecoming queen

Corona del Mar High School senior Emily Petros was named homecoming queen last week.

Tony Petros posted the news on his Facebook page; Petros is running unopposed for the District 2 seat on the City Council in the Nov. 6 election.

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Port Theater Halloween

The Port Theater is hosting a Port Palooza Halloween carnival from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 27. The event, which costs $10 per person (or $35 for four people) will include pumpkin decorating, costume contests, carnival games, balloon art, face painting and a Halloween-themed movie, organizers said in a news release. The event is aimed at families with kids from toddlers to early teens.

Space is limited, and tickets may be bought in advance online. The Port Theater is at 2905 E. Coast Highway.

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Political forum

About 70 people gathered Wednesday night at the OASIS Senior Center for a community meeting that covered everything from the November election to safety concerns in Corona del Mar.

The Corona del Mar Residents Assn. hosted the meeting, which typically would have been a candidates' forum for council candidates running in the Nov. 6 election.

But this year, all three candidates — incumbents Ed Selich and Keith Curry, who both represent parts of Corona del Mar, and Petros — are running unopposed. So organizers planned a community meeting with more emphasis on public safety and village projects as well as election discussions.

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