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September 4, 2007
I must take sharp exception to Nancy Allari’s letter (“Unscrupulous developer not welcome,” Aug. 30) in which she blasts Lennar Corp. oration for attempting to develop 79 condominiums on land adjacent to the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel. Marriott International just put $60 million into transforming its hotel into a luxury resort and determined that it has 4.25 acres of former tennis court land no longer required. Lennar Corp. oration, Orange County’s second-largest real estate developer, would like to use that land for a group of luxury condominiums for which many of my friends in Newport Beach can hardly wait.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | August 24, 2009
Newport Harbor High School’s Robins Hall is on schedule to be completed by the first day of school, and its trademark 100-foot-tall bell tower is just getting its finishing touches, district officials said Monday. The $45-million project is on schedule to be dedicated by the district school board Oct. 8, said Tim Marsh, administrative director of facility support services. Monday, workers were painting the face of the clock on the storied bell tower, which was knocked down almost exactly two years ago, and teachers were moving into the 100,000-square-foot building.
NEWS
November 4, 2013
The Newport Harbor Music Education Foundation is doing its part this fall to keep local music programs in bloom. The foundation has launched its annual poinsettia sale to support music at Newport Harbor High and Ensign Intermediate schools. Through Nov. 26, red foil-wrapped plants can be purchased for $10 through any Newport Harbor High music student or at newportharborhsmusic.wix.com/nhhs . Buyers can pick up the poinsettias between 1 and 6 p.m. Dec. 4 in front of the bell tower at Newport Harbor High.
NEWS
October 28, 1999
Elise Gee With his hearing aids turned down, Dave Lester can tolerate standing in the cross hairs of the four loudspeakers that hang in the bell tower of the First United Methodist Church. The reverberating gongs coming from the landmark at 420 W. 19th Street seem loud enough to crumble the 71-year-old stuccoed walls of the historic church. Out of service for more than two years, the bells at First Methodist are ringing again. "On some days when the air is dry, you can hear them for miles," Lester said.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | September 16, 2009
Newport Harbor High School alumnus Don Knipp remembers how students from the Class of 1949 used to run to the top of the school’s landmark bell tower at Robins Hall to ring the bell after athletic victories. “We were such a tight-knit group, because we had only known war, but then the war ended two weeks before we started high school,” Knipp said. “We’ve been close ever since.” Robins Hall, which is already completed, and Norman R. Loats Performing Arts Center, which is part of the same building, is slated to be completed in November, about a month ahead of schedule, school administrators said Wednesday.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | August 31, 2007
Robins Hall has been there through World War II, the first moon landing, the collapse of the Berlin Wall and 13 U.S. presidents. And with one commanding swing of a wrecking ball Thursday morning, the 100-foot-tall bell tower at Newport Harbor High School buckled at its punctured east side and thudded to the ground, falling next to the mangled rebar and concrete of some of its remains. “Well, certainly it’s disappointing to see such a landmark come down, but fortunately we know it’s going back up,” said Theodore “Bob” Robins Jr., Newport Harbor High School class of ’41.
NEWS
By Heidi Schultheis | August 10, 2007
EDITOR'S NOT E : Heidi Schultheis graduated from Newport Harbor High School in 2005. I fumbled with the flint, struggling to light a Bunsen burner. Annoyed, I turned the gas all the way up just as the flint sparked. A fireball shot across the desk, singeing all the hair off my right arm. Chemistry never was one of my strong subjects. But somewhere between lighting things on fire and memorizing the escape route so my class could efficiently evacuate our chemistry classroom every time it filled with smoke, I came to know and love Robins Hall, the bell tower and Loats Theater as only a Newport Harbor High School graduate can. That's why I couldn't help myself Thursday morning as I watched the excavator claw its way into my former classroom like a child tearing at a gingerbread house.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | January 29, 2011
COSTA MESA — Standing in the parking lot in the shadow of the church, parents chatting it up next to their cars as their kids hold onto their pant legs, Krikor Mahdessian opens his arms and soaks in the scene: "This is beautiful!" It's the end of another Saturday school at St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church in Costa Mesa, 148 E. 22 n d St., and Mahdessian, the school's principal, is thinking about the future. "Here, the children are the best asset of this community," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2012
THURSDAY Athletic Awards Breakfast The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the 51st annual Athletic Awards Breakfast. Newport Harbor High alum and two-time Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor will be the special guest speaker. The awards breakfast - held at the Balboa Pavilion, 400 Main St., Newport Beach - begins at 7:15 a.m. Individual tickets cost $40. For more information, visit http://www.newportbeach.com. Eco Night at Davis Davis Magnet School, 1050 Arlington Drive, Costa Mesa, holds its second Ecology Night of the school year from 6 to 8 p.m..
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NEWS
November 4, 2013
The Newport Harbor Music Education Foundation is doing its part this fall to keep local music programs in bloom. The foundation has launched its annual poinsettia sale to support music at Newport Harbor High and Ensign Intermediate schools. Through Nov. 26, red foil-wrapped plants can be purchased for $10 through any Newport Harbor High music student or at newportharborhsmusic.wix.com/nhhs . Buyers can pick up the poinsettias between 1 and 6 p.m. Dec. 4 in front of the bell tower at Newport Harbor High.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2012
FRIDAY Local Author at Newport Bookstore Adam Prince, a class of 1993 graduate from Newport Harbor High School, will read from his new collection of short stories, "The Beautiful Wishes of Ugly Men," as well as sign copies of the book. The event is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Lido Village Books, 3424 Via Oporto, Newport Beach. Jazz Picnic The Newport Harbor High School Sailor Jazz Band presents a Jazz Picnic Under the Bell Tower from 6 to 8 p.m. on the lawn under the school's bell tower, 600 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | January 29, 2011
COSTA MESA — Standing in the parking lot in the shadow of the church, parents chatting it up next to their cars as their kids hold onto their pant legs, Krikor Mahdessian opens his arms and soaks in the scene: "This is beautiful!" It's the end of another Saturday school at St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church in Costa Mesa, 148 E. 22 n d St., and Mahdessian, the school's principal, is thinking about the future. "Here, the children are the best asset of this community," he said.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | September 16, 2009
Newport Harbor High School alumnus Don Knipp remembers how students from the Class of 1949 used to run to the top of the school’s landmark bell tower at Robins Hall to ring the bell after athletic victories. “We were such a tight-knit group, because we had only known war, but then the war ended two weeks before we started high school,” Knipp said. “We’ve been close ever since.” Robins Hall, which is already completed, and Norman R. Loats Performing Arts Center, which is part of the same building, is slated to be completed in November, about a month ahead of schedule, school administrators said Wednesday.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | August 24, 2009
Newport Harbor High School’s Robins Hall is on schedule to be completed by the first day of school, and its trademark 100-foot-tall bell tower is just getting its finishing touches, district officials said Monday. The $45-million project is on schedule to be dedicated by the district school board Oct. 8, said Tim Marsh, administrative director of facility support services. Monday, workers were painting the face of the clock on the storied bell tower, which was knocked down almost exactly two years ago, and teachers were moving into the 100,000-square-foot building.
NEWS
September 4, 2007
I must take sharp exception to Nancy Allari’s letter (“Unscrupulous developer not welcome,” Aug. 30) in which she blasts Lennar Corp. oration for attempting to develop 79 condominiums on land adjacent to the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel. Marriott International just put $60 million into transforming its hotel into a luxury resort and determined that it has 4.25 acres of former tennis court land no longer required. Lennar Corp. oration, Orange County’s second-largest real estate developer, would like to use that land for a group of luxury condominiums for which many of my friends in Newport Beach can hardly wait.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | August 31, 2007
Robins Hall has been there through World War II, the first moon landing, the collapse of the Berlin Wall and 13 U.S. presidents. And with one commanding swing of a wrecking ball Thursday morning, the 100-foot-tall bell tower at Newport Harbor High School buckled at its punctured east side and thudded to the ground, falling next to the mangled rebar and concrete of some of its remains. “Well, certainly it’s disappointing to see such a landmark come down, but fortunately we know it’s going back up,” said Theodore “Bob” Robins Jr., Newport Harbor High School class of ’41.
NEWS
By Heidi Schultheis | August 10, 2007
EDITOR'S NOT E : Heidi Schultheis graduated from Newport Harbor High School in 2005. I fumbled with the flint, struggling to light a Bunsen burner. Annoyed, I turned the gas all the way up just as the flint sparked. A fireball shot across the desk, singeing all the hair off my right arm. Chemistry never was one of my strong subjects. But somewhere between lighting things on fire and memorizing the escape route so my class could efficiently evacuate our chemistry classroom every time it filled with smoke, I came to know and love Robins Hall, the bell tower and Loats Theater as only a Newport Harbor High School graduate can. That's why I couldn't help myself Thursday morning as I watched the excavator claw its way into my former classroom like a child tearing at a gingerbread house.
NEWS
October 28, 1999
Elise Gee With his hearing aids turned down, Dave Lester can tolerate standing in the cross hairs of the four loudspeakers that hang in the bell tower of the First United Methodist Church. The reverberating gongs coming from the landmark at 420 W. 19th Street seem loud enough to crumble the 71-year-old stuccoed walls of the historic church. Out of service for more than two years, the bells at First Methodist are ringing again. "On some days when the air is dry, you can hear them for miles," Lester said.
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