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July 14, 2005
Elia Powers What can you do with an avocado? That was the challenge posed to Erin Koenig, the Orange County Fair's Kids Park coordinator, charged with creating activities that incorporate this year's commodity. "Avocados were a difficult one," Koenig admitted. "People don't always like to eat them plain, so we couldn't have eating contests. I thought, they are fairly round, you can throw them, you can catch them. I had to use my imagination."
NEWS
June 13, 2002
-- Paul Clinton A pregnant woman driving a light-blue sedan crashed into a ditch near Fashion Island on Wednesday morning after feeling ill, police said. Tracy Fox, who lives in Irvine, was traveling southbound on Avocado Avenue when the accident occurred. The 35-year Fox had turned left onto Avocado from San Miguel Drive and lost control of the vehicle. Fox drove her 2001 Dodge into the ditch at the edge of the road about 9:30 a.m., Lt. John Klein said.
NEWS
July 21, 2005
Elia Powers On a day when the temperature exceeded 80 degrees, and the humidity was higher than average, a glass of lemonade and a spot in the shade seemed heavenly at the Orange County Fair. An open seat inside an air-conditioned building was invaluable Wednesday. So visitors filled the plastic chairs around the Home & Hobbies Stage, where chef Jan Mongell demonstrated cooking methods. Mongell is the founder of Kitchen Talk, an Orange-based culinary consulting company that specializes in food preparation and product testing.
NEWS
May 30, 2013
Several streets south of East Coast Hwy.in Corona del Mar will have limited access or be closed for the Corona del Mar Scenic 5K. The Newport Beach Police Department has issued the following advisory for road closures from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday: All Flower Street between Avocado and Poppy avenues; First Avenue between Goldenrod and Avocado avenues; Bayside Drive between Marguerite and Begonia avenues; and Seaview Avenue and Ocean...
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By James Gula | January 29, 2008
The arguments both pro and con about placing the Newport city hall on the Avocado property seem shortsighted. The argument most often cited in favor of Measure B is that it will save the city $8 million. Fifty years from now no one will remember that $8 million but the city hall will still be with us, as will decisions we make concerning the Avocado property. At the risk of shocking local Greens however, of which I count myself one, people should realize that open space and parks in an urban setting are not always good.
NEWS
December 15, 2010
Phil was born on January 10, 1932 to Harold and Winifred Brokaw in Whittier California. He passed away December 11, 2010 at Hoag hospital at age 78 after a four month battle with Leukemia. As a child he often vacationed in Balboa with his family and in 1968 he bought a home on the Balboa Peninsula. Phil’s father worked with Randolph Hass to grow and promote the Hass avocado. He propagated hundreds of trees from the one mother tree located in La   Habra. Phil lived in a home in Pico Rivera that sat on eight acres of land that had both Hass and Fuerte avocado trees.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | February 11, 2010
Built by the wife of a Scottish nobleman in 1936, Five Crowns was modeled after a 12th-century English country house. Originally called the Hurley Bell, it was run as a bed-and-breakfast and catered to the Hollywood elite. Couples like Rita Hayworth and Howard Hughes, and Bogie and Bacall used it as a hideaway. In 1965, it was taken over by the founders of Lawry’s The Prime Rib, who maintained its country charm and opened a formal restaurant specializing in prime rib, served dramatically from a cart.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Reger | August 29, 2007
On my many road travels I have often encountered the roadside diner, where the waitress calls you doll and means it. I like that the food might not be adventurous, but it is always genuine. I like that a family, not a corporate office, owns it and works there. That is probably why I like Dick Church’s restaurant. It claims to be the oldest restaurant in Costa Mesa and I can find nothing that disputes that. It could be one of the oldest in the county, opened since 1947 and owned by the same person since 1983.
NEWS
July 10, 2005
Marisa O'Neil Maybe it's the avocadoes. Or the deep-fried guacamole one restaurant is making with them. Opening-day attendance at this year's Orange County Fair set an all-time record, jumping by nearly 11,000 from last year, according to fair officials. They're not sure why so many people hit the fair -- which named 2005 the year of the avocado -- on Friday, but they're certainly not complaining. "We're surprised and very excited," fair spokeswoman Sabrina Sakaguchi said.
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May 30, 2013
Several streets south of East Coast Hwy.in Corona del Mar will have limited access or be closed for the Corona del Mar Scenic 5K. The Newport Beach Police Department has issued the following advisory for road closures from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday: All Flower Street between Avocado and Poppy avenues; First Avenue between Goldenrod and Avocado avenues; Bayside Drive between Marguerite and Begonia avenues; and Seaview Avenue and Ocean...
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By Amy Senk | November 24, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — The Corona del Mar Citizens Advisory Panel unanimously agreed recently to support a plan that would merge traffic from three to two lanes between Avocado Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard along East Coast Highway. The plan would cost 12 or 13 street parking spots but expand by 21 feet an area that could be used for landscaping, outdoor cafe seating and other improvements to the Corona del Mar entryway. "It looks like a great plan," said panelist Ron Yeo of Corona del Mar. Bernie Svalstad, a panelist who also has worked on the Corona del Mar Business Improvement District's Vision Plan, agreed.
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By Alexandra Baird, dailypilot@latimes.com | May 6, 2011
Kelly Mitchell has plenty to celebrate this Mother's Day. Last year, as she celebrated her first Mother's Day as a mom, the Daily Pilot published her first-person account of a health scare that she endured during and after that pregnancy. Mitchell, 40, a former Newport-Mesa schoolteacher, was seven months pregnant in 2009 when headaches brought on by what she thought was "pregnancy brain" became unbearable. They got so bad that she could barely see or remember anything.
NEWS
December 15, 2010
Phil was born on January 10, 1932 to Harold and Winifred Brokaw in Whittier California. He passed away December 11, 2010 at Hoag hospital at age 78 after a four month battle with Leukemia. As a child he often vacationed in Balboa with his family and in 1968 he bought a home on the Balboa Peninsula. Phil’s father worked with Randolph Hass to grow and promote the Hass avocado. He propagated hundreds of trees from the one mother tree located in La   Habra. Phil lived in a home in Pico Rivera that sat on eight acres of land that had both Hass and Fuerte avocado trees.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | February 15, 2010
Built by the wife of a Scottish nobleman in 1936, Five Crowns was modeled after a 12th-century English country house. Originally called the Hurley Bell, it was run as a bed-and-breakfast and catered to the Hollywood elite. Couples like Rita Hayworth and Howard Hughes, and Bogie and Bacall used it as a hideaway. In 1965, it was taken over by the founders of Lawry’s The Prime Rib, who maintained its country charm and opened a formal restaurant specializing in prime rib, served dramatically from a cart.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | November 19, 2009
Newport Beach hopes to keep the cost of the massive new civic center project on Avocado Avenue at about $105 million by downsizing the design, according to a new city report. City officials hope to lower the project’s cost by eliminating plans for emergency operations in favor of putting the facility in the basement of City Hall. The city also will do away with photovoltaic cells planned as part of the project, and a 275-seat community meeting room has be reduced in size to 175 seats.
NEWS
February 9, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH Residents pass Measure B; project starts around 2009 Measure B, which requires the next Newport Beach City Hall to be built next to the central library on Avocado Avenue prevailed Tuesday with 52.8% of the vote. Mayor Ed Selich estimated it would take at least until the summer of 2009 before the city could get the proper environmental and traffic studies completed and break ground on the project. With an estimated two years for construction, a new city hall might not be open for business until 2011, he said.
NEWS
By James Gula | January 29, 2008
The arguments both pro and con about placing the Newport city hall on the Avocado property seem shortsighted. The argument most often cited in favor of Measure B is that it will save the city $8 million. Fifty years from now no one will remember that $8 million but the city hall will still be with us, as will decisions we make concerning the Avocado property. At the risk of shocking local Greens however, of which I count myself one, people should realize that open space and parks in an urban setting are not always good.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Reger | August 29, 2007
On my many road travels I have often encountered the roadside diner, where the waitress calls you doll and means it. I like that the food might not be adventurous, but it is always genuine. I like that a family, not a corporate office, owns it and works there. That is probably why I like Dick Church’s restaurant. It claims to be the oldest restaurant in Costa Mesa and I can find nothing that disputes that. It could be one of the oldest in the county, opened since 1947 and owned by the same person since 1983.
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