November 11, 2004
GREER WYLDER Paris To The Moon has opened a holiday annex store called Noel Magique, next to the boutique on Santa Ana Avenue in Costa Mesa. A celebration for the Christmas store's opening will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. with a live performance by Hollienea, a vocalist and Celtic harp musician. Noel Magique specializes in enchanting, festive holiday decor made by paper artists, floral designers and visual artists. Much of the decor is whimsical and vintage-inspired.
February 1, 2001
Mathis Winkler NEWPORT BEACH -- Gary H. Hunt, one of the Irvine Co.'s highest ranking executives, announced Wednesday he will leave his job. The company's chief negotiator with government agencies and an executive vice president, Hunt, 52, said he will stay on as a special advisor on an exclusive basis over the next five months. Hunt said he is discussing future plans with professional associates and personal friends. Working as an independent consultant for corporations and organizations is one option he's considering.
January 22, 2000
Address: 287 W. Wilson St., Costa Mesa Phone: (949) 645-3191 Denomination: Nondenominational Year established: 1923 Service times: Sunday worship service at 10 a.m.; Bible class for all ages at 9 a.m.; and children's church for ages 3 through 6 meets during the 10 a.m. worship service. A weekly prayer gathering meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Small groups meet throughout the week. For times and locations, call the church office. Senior minister: Andy Wall Pastoral staff: Keely Hall, youth minister Size of congregation: 180 Makeup of congregation: All ages with a cluster of young families.
October 17, 2002
S.J. Cahn The surfing lure of far-off and foreign locales such as Bali and other parts of Indonesia is simple: beautiful, curling waves. And last weekend's bombing, now being tied to the terrorist Al Qaeda group, is not going to change that, at least. "Surfing represents freedom, and that's why people are attracted to it," said Bill Sharp, longtime Newport Beach local and a promoter and organizer for surfing events. "No one is going to give up that freedom because of the fear that something's going to happen."
April 15, 2002
Lolita Harper NEWPORT BEACH -- Surfing is about more than catching the perfect wave. It is about traveling, meeting new people, learning about different culture and, most importantly, experiencing the essence of life, filmmaker Ryan Thomas said. Thomas said he wanted to accentuate the "surfing lifestyle" in his documentary, "Scratch Miscellaneous,' which is one of the many films eligible for an award at the Newport Beach Film Festival. "Going on a surfing trip isn't just about going after waves.
November 15, 2007
Mexicali, the little known border city about 100 miles east of San Diego, is the capital of the State of Baja California, Mexico, and the home to a number of tourist attractions. It was founded March 14, 1903, and due to its placement near the Colorado river, was able to flourish. Its population quickly grew as it became the center of the peninsula. Due to its eastern location, it doesn’t have the popularity of other border cities, like Tijuana. Yet this location also allows it to be less crowded and easier to get to. The area offers a number of attractions, including golfing, fishing, and numerous hunting opportunities.
November 9, 2007
We may not see it for some time, but the adverse effects on coastal marine life resulting from last month’s onslaught of wildfires could be substantial. Marine biology students at OCC have documented a trend in the lowering levels of plankton off the Orange and south Los Angeles county coasts since blazes broke out Oct. 21 between Santa Barbara and San Diego. “We’re trying to figure out what the fires did to our offshore waters,” said Dennis Kelly, a marine biology instructor at the Costa Mesa community college.
May 11, 2007
Steve Conti is in his 12th year of coaching boys' volleyball at Corona del Mar High, and middle blocker Gus Ellis isn't the first charge he's had with diabetes. Still, the needles required to treat Ellis' type-one diabetes make Conti squeamish. Ellis, on the other hand, has had plenty of time to process any early childhood aversion to needles; he's been taking insulin shots since he was 1, and he's been giving them to himself since he was 9. "He's got to monitor what he eats.
March 23, 2007
Ocean wildlife seems to be swarming in and around Newport Beach these days as the weather warms along the coast. During the last week sea lions, pods of grey whales and even a swan or two have been spotted making their way around the city's waters. This week a large crowd of sea lions emerged along the Balboa Peninsula coast. The mammals, according to observers, waved as they made their way south from the 50th Street area toward the harbor inlet. But for regular wildlife watchers the appearance is nothing out of the ordinary.