December 15, 2007
Paws of the Planet, an animal-themed gift store on the Balboa Peninsula, plans to host a holiday celebration today with photo opportunities, free food and chances to adopt cats and dogs. ?Christmas Celebration for the Animals,? scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature for adoption cats and dogs from the Newport Beach Animal Shelter. A potbelly pig, a Bernese mountain dog and other animals will be available for photos. The Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center of Orange County in Huntington Beach will take donations for X-ray equipment for its new rehabilitation hospital.
February 26, 2011
"Hooray for Holly. " Come on, everybody, "Hooray for Hollywood, that screwy bally-hooey Hollywood, where any office boy or young mechanic, can be a panic. " No, wait, stop, please. That was awful. We try that every year and it never gets any better. But you know what? It doesn't matter. Because whenever you hear that tune, you know what time it is, don't you? Yes, Sparky, it's time for the Annual "Peter B-Holy-Cannoli-How-Does-He-Know-That-Oscar Picks. " Are you excited?
March 27, 2002
Deirdre Newman NEWPORT BEACH -- Diane Booth may be the shrimp in her family, but at 5-foot-10 the classical ballet dancer exudes a regal presence as she gracefully executes a combination of arabesques and pirouettes across the floor. Dancing since she was 3, Diane has been in the spotlight many times as a performer with Ballet Pacifica Conservatory in Irvine and the Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. On Tuesday, the 16-year-old will be in the spotlight again as a finalist in the prestigious Music Center Spotlight Awards in Los Angeles.
September 14, 2002
June Casagrande If swans could talk, it's not hard to imagine what Pearl and Rupert would be saying this week. "Boy, did I miss you." "I was so worried. I thought I'd never see you again." By all human accounts, the separation anxiety the Balboa Peninsula's two beloved black swans experienced last week was beyond consolation. "Pearl was losing a lot of weight. Rupert was driving us nuts, crying all night long like a newborn baby," said Gay Wassall-Kelly, the closest thing to a human mother that the two swans have.
September 11, 2001
Deepa Bharath NEWPORT BEACH -- Things got a little unruly in Newport Harbor on Monday evening when harbor patrol officials tried to rescue two teenagers who fell in when their sailboat capsized. Although no one was hurt, the harbor patrol's efforts to get the boys out of the water and straighten the boat were hindered by Rupert, the local black swan who, harbor patrol officials say, identifies with their boats. "He'll flap his wings and even get aggressive sometimes," Sgt. Ron Peoples said.
August 11, 2000
Alex Coolman Rupert the black swan is doing well after he nearly died earlier this week from another run-in with floating diesel fuel. He is recovering at the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach, where he has been treated since Tuesday. The harbor bird's brush with death came less than three months after he was injured in a similar incident in Newport Harbor. The swan, known to many harbor-area residents for his fearlessness while cruising around local waters, was plucked from the harbor near the Fun Zone late Tuesday morning looking like he was not long for this world.
October 15, 2002
June Casagrande A diesel fuel spill one year ago was probably the reason Pearl the swan could not recover from an infection and died earlier this month, animal experts have determined. A necropsy showed that the black swan had suffered extensive liver damage, probably from the spill in Newport Harbor that she survived last year. The damage left her immune system too weak to recover from an infection on her leg last month. "We had found her on the beach.
September 28, 2002
June Casagrande Just when the peninsula community thought everything was fine with Pearl the black swan, she's back in the hospital -- this time for about two months. What's worse: Some work going on at the Wetlands Wildlife Care Center will make it hard for her human caregivers to make good on a promise to keep her mate Rupert by her side. Pearl, a local celebrity of sorts, landed in the hospital early this month after what appeared to be a dog bite to her leg became severely infected.
September 30, 2006
A Hawaiian paddle-out ceremony will be held today for Rupert, the black swan accidentally killed this month by a Harbor Patrol boat rushing to an emergency call. The ceremony is organized by the Imua Outrigger Canoe Club. The group will meet at 8 a.m. at the United States Coast Guard station, 1911 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar. The procession will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the ceremony at the mouth of the bay scheduled for 9 a.m. American Legion garage sale today The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 291 in Newport Beach is holding a garage sale today from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 200 E. 20th St. in Costa Mesa.
October 3, 2003
Deepa Bharath Newport Beach has been and continues to be home to several celebrities. The folks at Catalina Passenger Service have made a business of that since the 1960s. An important part of their harbor cruise is a viewing of celebrity homes and yachts, which is always a strong allure for tourists, company spokeswoman Betsy Sturgeon said. "We were one of the first in the area to start doing these tours," she said. As the boat, the "Pavilion Paddy," cruises around the harbor, the captain points to famous houses and yachts and other local landmarks.