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By Mona Shadia | October 29, 2012
One of Islam's five pillars is Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. We also call it boot camp. Islam's boot camp, which happened this week, is so challenging and rigorous that it would scare the toughest fitness instructor out there. Yet an estimated 2 million to 6 million people from around the world are eager to be there each year, and millions more save up their entire lives to fulfill it. I say Hajj is boot camp because you don't just need to be prepared physically for the minimum-two-week journey.
NEWS
July 22, 2005
Tom Titus Those who choose a career in the military first must endure a few months of basic training, or boot camp, to steel them for the challenges that lie ahead. Serious students of acting have their own boot camp at South Coast Repertory. Each summer, the Costa Mesa theater offers an intensive eight-week program for people seeking to chart a professional career in the theater, movies or television. Graduates from the program include funnyman Will Ferrell.
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By Daniel Tedford | June 11, 2008
On a summer day in Newport Beach, Calyn Walton would normally be sporting flip-flops, ballet flats or maybe some Vans. Spending a lot of her time on the beach, running around in Red Wing construction shoes isn’t exactly how most 15-year-old girls accessorize during their summer vacation. But until Aug. 14, Calyn’s feet are going to be locked in those boots, as she has chosen to help children orphaned by AIDS in Zambia, Africa, rather than stick her toes in the sand all summer, as many of her friends will.
NEWS
February 9, 2005
Lindsay Sandham When a person thinks of boot camp, what generally comes to mind is a rigorous training course in which recruits learn to become soldiers. Boot Camp for New Dads adds a whole new meaning to the term. Developed in Irvine in 1990 by Greg Bishop, the now-national program is designed to help expectant fathers overcome some of the hurdles of parenthood. Brad Bullard of Costa Mesa has been involved with the boot camp for seven years.
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By: Sarah Hill | August 27, 2005
A group of eager sixth-graders shot their hands up, waiting their turn to ask questions about how they could decorate their locker, what the rules for cellphones are and the consequences of not doing homework. Students entering Luther Burbank Middle School participated in a boot camp program Tuesday and Wednesday intended to help smoothen the transition from the single classroom environment of elementary school to a daunting new world of multiple classes, figuring out lockers and calculating grade-point averages.
NEWS
April 24, 2001
-- Photos and interviews by Stefanie Frith The Daily Pilot asked students at Newport Harbor High School: What do you think about game shows such as "The Weakest Link" and reality shows such as "Survivor"? "I don't like 'The Weakest Link.' I think it's negative programming. She [the host] is so mean to the contestants and puts them down. If I went on it, I would make fun of her and then win money. But 'Temptation Island,' well, I didn't miss a week."
NEWS
March 27, 2004
Alicia Robinson A motorcycle accident Wednesday night claimed the life of a 25-year-old former Marine who hoped one day to be a police officer. Christopher Forest O'Neil was driving his Suzuki motorcycle west on the Riverside Freeway east of Imperial Highway around 10:33 p.m. when he lost control of his bike and was thrown onto the road, where he was struck by three vehicles. The Costa Mesa resident was pronounced dead at the scene. California Highway Patrol officials have not determined the cause of the accident.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | December 10, 2011
COSTA MESA — Eight weeks ago, Nathalie Ayapantecatl struggled — along with about half of her peers — to run just one lap without stopping. It took hard work, but now the 8-year-old can run several laps. And after eight weeks of after-school activities that revolved around getting fit, Nathalie was one of 28 third-grade students at Whittier Elementary School who graduated Friday afternoon from the Newport-Mesa Family YMCA's Earn A Bike program. Each graduate walked away with a new beach cruiser bike, helmet and lock.
NEWS
September 2, 2002
Sewing enthusiasts can get the best tips on sewing, quilting and needle-arts at the fourth annual Orange County Craft and Sewing Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. It's in building 10 at the Orange County Fairgrounds. The festival will feature tons of supplies, notions, patterns and techniques for sewing, quilting, needle-arts, tole painting, rubber stamping, embossing, fabric crafts and more. A lot of the booths will have never-before-seen products.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2011
SUNDAY Amelia's Marks 50 Years Amelia's Seafood & Italian Restaurant on Balboa Island will celebrate its 50th anniversary in business in the same location, 311 Marine Ave. A special five-course menu for $50 per person will come with live accordion music and hors d'oeuvres and house specialty dishes. For more information, call (949) 673-6580 or go to http://www.ameliasbalboaisland.com . TILL FRIDAY Homage to The Dude "Joe Forkan — The Lebowski Cycle," a painting exhibit, is at Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.
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By Mona Shadia | October 29, 2012
One of Islam's five pillars is Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. We also call it boot camp. Islam's boot camp, which happened this week, is so challenging and rigorous that it would scare the toughest fitness instructor out there. Yet an estimated 2 million to 6 million people from around the world are eager to be there each year, and millions more save up their entire lives to fulfill it. I say Hajj is boot camp because you don't just need to be prepared physically for the minimum-two-week journey.
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By Britney Barnes | December 10, 2011
COSTA MESA — Eight weeks ago, Nathalie Ayapantecatl struggled — along with about half of her peers — to run just one lap without stopping. It took hard work, but now the 8-year-old can run several laps. And after eight weeks of after-school activities that revolved around getting fit, Nathalie was one of 28 third-grade students at Whittier Elementary School who graduated Friday afternoon from the Newport-Mesa Family YMCA's Earn A Bike program. Each graduate walked away with a new beach cruiser bike, helmet and lock.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2011
SUNDAY Amelia's Marks 50 Years Amelia's Seafood & Italian Restaurant on Balboa Island will celebrate its 50th anniversary in business in the same location, 311 Marine Ave. A special five-course menu for $50 per person will come with live accordion music and hors d'oeuvres and house specialty dishes. For more information, call (949) 673-6580 or go to http://www.ameliasbalboaisland.com . TILL FRIDAY Homage to The Dude "Joe Forkan — The Lebowski Cycle," a painting exhibit, is at Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.
NEWS
By Daniel Tedford | June 11, 2008
On a summer day in Newport Beach, Calyn Walton would normally be sporting flip-flops, ballet flats or maybe some Vans. Spending a lot of her time on the beach, running around in Red Wing construction shoes isn’t exactly how most 15-year-old girls accessorize during their summer vacation. But until Aug. 14, Calyn’s feet are going to be locked in those boots, as she has chosen to help children orphaned by AIDS in Zambia, Africa, rather than stick her toes in the sand all summer, as many of her friends will.
NEWS
By: Sarah Hill | August 27, 2005
A group of eager sixth-graders shot their hands up, waiting their turn to ask questions about how they could decorate their locker, what the rules for cellphones are and the consequences of not doing homework. Students entering Luther Burbank Middle School participated in a boot camp program Tuesday and Wednesday intended to help smoothen the transition from the single classroom environment of elementary school to a daunting new world of multiple classes, figuring out lockers and calculating grade-point averages.
NEWS
By: Elia Powers | July 29, 2005
Forty-one young vocalists slide across the stage, some carrying colorful puppets, trying their best to avoid the performer's ultimate nightmare: being upstaged. Every few minutes, the cast is stopped mid-song by Andrew Nienaber, an assistant director at Opera Pacific charged with staging this special performance. "Can you be two steps down? You're blocking people," he yells to one cast member. "Bring the puppet's head forward so you aren't hiding your face," he barks to another.
NEWS
July 22, 2005
Tom Titus Those who choose a career in the military first must endure a few months of basic training, or boot camp, to steel them for the challenges that lie ahead. Serious students of acting have their own boot camp at South Coast Repertory. Each summer, the Costa Mesa theater offers an intensive eight-week program for people seeking to chart a professional career in the theater, movies or television. Graduates from the program include funnyman Will Ferrell.
NEWS
February 9, 2005
Lindsay Sandham When a person thinks of boot camp, what generally comes to mind is a rigorous training course in which recruits learn to become soldiers. Boot Camp for New Dads adds a whole new meaning to the term. Developed in Irvine in 1990 by Greg Bishop, the now-national program is designed to help expectant fathers overcome some of the hurdles of parenthood. Brad Bullard of Costa Mesa has been involved with the boot camp for seven years.
NEWS
March 27, 2004
Alicia Robinson A motorcycle accident Wednesday night claimed the life of a 25-year-old former Marine who hoped one day to be a police officer. Christopher Forest O'Neil was driving his Suzuki motorcycle west on the Riverside Freeway east of Imperial Highway around 10:33 p.m. when he lost control of his bike and was thrown onto the road, where he was struck by three vehicles. The Costa Mesa resident was pronounced dead at the scene. California Highway Patrol officials have not determined the cause of the accident.
NEWS
December 4, 2003
Tom Moulson My wife, Tita, and I have just fulfilled an ambition to see Sicily. We took a coach tour starting and ending in Rome, landing in Sicily at Messina by ferry from the toe of Italy. Sicily is an island shaped like a triangle with its apex in the south. Our route now would be down the east coast to Taormina and Syracuse, across the interior to the Agrigento on the south coast, and finally north to Palermo, the capital city, before the flight back to Rome.
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