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By: Michael Miller | October 1, 2005
In the classics "Surfin' Safari" and "Surfin' U.S.A.," the Beach Boys immortalized Southern California's beaches for the pop music world. Among the sites mentioned in the lyrics are Huntington, Laguna, Doheny, La Jolla and Malibu -- almost an inventory of the lower West Coast. America's greatest surf band didn't name Newport Beach in either song, but on Sunday, Mike Love and his cohorts will play a major role in the city's history. The first event in the city's yearlong 100th birthday celebration, Let's Do Launch, to be held at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, will climax with a performance by the Beach Boys on a stage overlooking the sea. For Love, the only remaining member of the original band, it's familiar territory.
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By Michael Miller | December 3, 2013
The Beach Boys' song "The Warmth of the Sun" has nothing to do with the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The lyrics, like so many of the group's classics, deal with the simple theme of a romance gone awry. Nevertheless, through a coincidence, that mournful ballad has been linked for half a century with one of America's most infamous days. And singer Mike Love, who cowrote the song with his cousin Brian Wilson, had it on his mind last month when America observed the 50th anniversary of Nov. 22, 1963.
NEWS
October 13, 1999
NEWPORT BEACH - The Newport Beach Bullets came from behind to defeat the Beach Boys, 3-2, in AYSO Region 97 Division 4 action. Patrick Murphy scored on a nice pass from Jason Segura for the game-winning goal with less than a minute remaining in the fourth quarter. Jonathan Mena scored the Bullets' first two goals of the game, each to tie the score. Tyler Parker assisted on Mena's second goal. Christopher Vu scored two goals for the Beach Boys, with an assist from Weston Dunlap.
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By Michael Miller | July 3, 2013
Any Brian Wilson historian knows that the Beach Boys leader based his group's sound partly on the Four Freshmen, the close-harmony group that formed in the 1940s and has continued ever since. However, Bob Ferreira, the Freshmen's bass singer, doesn't need a biography to tell him about the connection. He's heard it from Wilson himself - for example, in person a few years back. "He came to see us in Newport Beach at the Balboa Bay Club and came to the dressing room before the show and asked, 'Can you sing the intro to "Little Girl Blue"?
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By: Lindsay Sandham | October 3, 2005
Newport Beach kicked off its year-long centennial celebration as any beach town should -- with an all-day beach party featuring games, food, fun and surf music from the Beach Boys. "They were looking for a band that was almost as old as Newport," joked Beach Boy Mike Love during a press briefing before the show. He added that it didn't take much convincing to get the Beach Boys to headline the concert, which was held at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Sunday.
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By: | August 1, 2005
Beach Boys top bill at Let's Do Launch The Newport Beach Centennial Committee is scheduled to begin selling tickets Monday for the Oct. 2 Let's Do Launch beach party. The Beach Boys have been booked to perform at the event, which is set to open a yearlong celebration of Newport Beach's 100th anniversary. Tickets are $15 per person. Children younger than 3 will be admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at the Newport Beach Recreation Department at City Hall, Oasis Senior Center and on the Internet at www.newportbeach100.
NEWS
September 15, 2000
Young Chang The names of these bands both begin with "B." Both originated in Southern California, are known around the world and have had chart-topping hits attached to Tom Cruise movies. And by Monday, Berlin lead singer Terri Nunn and the Beach Boys lead vocalist Mike Love will have one more thing in common. Both are scheduled to perform with their bands at the Taste of Newport in Newport Beach this weekend. That's pretty much where any similarity between these two groups end. Despite the Beach Boys' rocky ride in the past few decades, with ex-member Brian Wilson's struggles with drug-abuse and other episodes that led to group tension, the band has still managed to surface time and again.
NEWS
September 20, 2003
June Casagrande Taste of Newport had its most impressive kick off yet as this year's advance ticket sales broke the 15-year-old festival's record, organizers said. "Things are looking really good," said Richard Luehrs, president of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, which puts on the annual event. Luehrs said that the chamber does not release the actual attendance figures for security reasons, but said that advance ticket sales by Friday morning were about 20% ahead of last year's.
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By: B.W. COOK | September 8, 2005
Mastro's Steakhouse is one of the most popular social gathering spots in L.A.'s hip Westside. Last week, the upscale dining room debuted on the Orange Coast at a new Crystal Cove location. It's called Mastro's Ocean Club, and some 500 curious coasters poured in for a little opening night celebration. Executive chef Mark Lupino prepared a feast for the opening night crowd, serving an entire menu of selections, including steak and chops, and fresh seafood and shellfish.
NEWS
By: | October 2, 2005
The Let's Do Launch centennial celebration begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. today at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. Parking is available in the structures at 600 and 630 Newport Center Drive for $3 per car (vans will take people to Newport Dunes). The cost is $20 at the gate. For information, call (949) 644-3158. MAIN STAGE 11 a.m.: Natusol 11:45 a.m.: Steve Carson Band 12:45 p.m.: Orange County All-Stars 2 p.m.: Stonebridge Band 3:30 p.m.: The Beach Boys CHILDREN'S STAGE 11 a.m.: Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Genbu-Kai 12 p.m.: Arts & Learning Conservatory 1:30 p.m.: South Coast Music Together 2:30 p.m.: Kathy Williams EXHIBITION HALL STAGE 11 a.m.: Kathy Williams (children's music)
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By Michael Miller and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | January 8, 2014
Elaine Redfield, a longtime Orange County arts advocate whose campaign for a local performance center led to the creation of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, has died at the age of 96. The coroner's office did not have information available on the cause of death, but the county Public Health agency confirmed Thursday that Redfield died Sunday. A New York City native, Redfield grew up three blocks from Carnegie Hall and honed her love of music by listening to her mother play the piano, according to a statement on the Philharmonic Society of Orange County's website.
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By Michael Miller | December 9, 2013
Every journey begins with a small step, and Saturday night at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the crowd got a glimpse of the man whose modest act started the Beach Boys' climb toward superstardom. Before the band took the stage for its first-ever Segerstrom show, Wink Martindale - the Southern California disc jockey who was apparently the first to play the Boys' 1961 debut single, "Surfin'," on the air - gave a brief speech and noted his contribution to the band's history. Back then, the group was a regional combo with a single on the tiny Candix label, and the song's Billboard peak at No. 75 would have been a high point for most bands.
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By Michael Miller | December 3, 2013
The Beach Boys' song "The Warmth of the Sun" has nothing to do with the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The lyrics, like so many of the group's classics, deal with the simple theme of a romance gone awry. Nevertheless, through a coincidence, that mournful ballad has been linked for half a century with one of America's most infamous days. And singer Mike Love, who cowrote the song with his cousin Brian Wilson, had it on his mind last month when America observed the 50th anniversary of Nov. 22, 1963.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2013
Loving Laguna: A Local's Guide to Laguna Beach Skip Hellewell Pretium Press ; 116 pages If Terrence Malick had set his experimental film "The Tree of Life" in Laguna Beach, Skip Hellewell might have provided part of the subject matter. Malick's opus juxtaposes the story of a 1950s Texas family with scenes that show the development of the universe up to that point - essentially, the line that connects the Big Bang and the Jurassic Period to the age of Sean Penn.
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By Michael Miller | July 31, 2013
ZZ Top, which will play Thursday night at the OC Fair, consists of two beards and one Beard. The blues-rock trio, whose career dates back more than four decades, is famous for its hirsute appearance. But ironically, the one member who doesn't sport a furry chin is drummer Frank Beard. The first word of that name, ZZ Top, sounds like the noise an electric razor makes. And that's a sound Beard must hear a lot more than guitarist Billy Gibbons or bassist Dusty Hill, since he uses a razor more often.
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By Michael Miller | July 3, 2013
Any Brian Wilson historian knows that the Beach Boys leader based his group's sound partly on the Four Freshmen, the close-harmony group that formed in the 1940s and has continued ever since. However, Bob Ferreira, the Freshmen's bass singer, doesn't need a biography to tell him about the connection. He's heard it from Wilson himself - for example, in person a few years back. "He came to see us in Newport Beach at the Balboa Bay Club and came to the dressing room before the show and asked, 'Can you sing the intro to "Little Girl Blue"?
NEWS
By Alexandra Baird, dailypilot@latimes.com | June 24, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — Julian Dunn, 7, did a warm-up dance in his living room Friday morning to his favorite song, "You Dropped a Bomb on Me," by the '80s funk group the Gap Band. Julian, who has been undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment for an aggressive form of cancer, was gearing up for a special visit at his Newport Beach home. The Game Bus, a converted school bus filled with video game consoles and big-screen TVs, stopped by to treat Julian and his friends to an hour of fun. Julian was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2008.
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By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | August 23, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — How many boys does it take to catch a near record-breaking opah fish off Crystal Cove? The answer is three: Randall Hause, 17, Daniel Segerblom, 15, and Sean Segerblom, 12, all of Newport Beach. And they've just about eaten all of the edible meat from the 143-pound catch, dishing it out to friends and neighbors and indulging in a little bit of it themselves. They say it melts in the mouth, kind of like butter. The opah is a deepwater fish more typically caught in Hawaii.
FEATURES
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | April 29, 2009
COSTA MESA — Since the inception of the Orange Coast League in 2007, two track and field teams have won every time in league. Costa Mesa’s girls and Laguna Beach’s boys are those two dominant programs. Their winning ways in league ended Wednesday. Each can blame the final event, the girls’ and boys’ 1,600-meter relays for the change. The league’s regular-season finale featured a dramatic finish at Jim Scott Stadium. The Mustangs lost in the girls’ competition, 69-66.
NEWS
April 3, 2009
September 18, 1948 – March 29, 2009 Dale passed unexpectedly on March 29, 2009 in the small village of San Juanico, Mexico, after a brief illness. Her death is contrary to what any of us can believe; she was a fun-loving person of extraordinary energy, who was always going full throttle at whatever she did. We pray that she didn’t suffer and will always regret that we were not able to be at her side. We have comfort in knowing that she was with friends who loved her and was laid to final rest in her beloved Mexico.
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