May 9, 2008
Gov. Schwarzenegger Proclaims May 10 Lawn Bowls Day in Southern California…Free Lessons and Pizza. On Saturday May 10, The Newport Beach Lawn Bowling Club will be celebrating Lawn Bowls Day by offering lawn bowling lessons, pizzas and beverages to all who may wish to participate in this fun and social sport called Lawn Bowling. This “free” event is hosted by the Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club and the City of Newport Beach Recreation Department and is open to all families, couples and singles of all ages in the greater Newport Harbor coastal areas.
April 22, 2008
Sunday, April 20th - Novice bowlers from the Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club teamed up with Veteran bowlers from Newport and other clubs in the area to form 14 teams of triples. Since the popularity of lawn bowls in Newport has soared in the past few years, Newport needed to enlist the help of non-Newport members to help match the number of interested Newport Novices. While 14 Novices played, another 3 Novices were waiting in the wings as alternates should the opportunity to play come their way. The pool of Veteran players was equally impressive, as many have been on or continues to be a part of Team USA. The tournament setup was such that the first two positions (Skip and Vice)
February 18, 2008
Many antique dealers — and antique buyers — view their collectibles as museum pieces, worthy of display but not suitable for everyday use. Shane Brown, the owner of Big Daddy’s Antiques, begs to differ. The veteran dealer, who has operated a warehouse in Los Angeles for 15 years and opened a boutique shop in Corona del Mar this month, offers a number of classic pieces in their original form, but just as often, he takes vintage materials and crafts them into something new. Peruse his shop on East Coast Highway and you’ll find an old European children’s game where players attempt to toss coins into a frog’s mouth, 19th-century Greek olive jars, religious statues and other eye-catching antiques.
February 4, 2008
Orange Coast College soccer coach and NFL referee Laird Hayes was interpreting officials? calls during the Super Bowl Sunday, he just wasn?t doing it in front of millions of people. Because the NFL instituted new rules for officials to get more to the big game, Hayes, who has already officiated two Super Bowls, sat this one out. The league examines the top three officials from each position, and the one with the fewest Super Bowls gets the nod. ?I?m the only side judge with two,?
February 3, 2008
While Eli Manning and Tom Brady battled for Super Bowl supremacy and a win for their respective teams, at a Newport Beach lounge the beginning of the game already marked a victory. Tentation Ultra Lounge hosted a Super Bowl party Sunday that benefited Orangewood PALS, an affiliate of Orangewood Children’s Foundation, with part of the proceeds of the event going to the organization. “It really is a big event,” said Marty Dutch of Orangewood PALS. “(Alan Freeman)
January 17, 2008
The Five Crowns restaurant in Corona del Mar may be impeccably English, but as Super Bowl Sunday approaches, it’s offering an ideal package for one of America’s most beloved traditions. All year round, the restaurant at 3801 E. Coast Hwy. offers a full prime-rib rack with all the trimmings for $350, with a half-order for $195. The sides include au jus, creamy whipped horseradish, mashed potatoes, gravy and creamed corn or spinach. The full order can serve as many as 20 people and the half-order as many as 10. Susan Ballou, a spokeswoman for the restaurant, said the year-round package would make ideal catering for a Super Bowl party.
January 14, 2008
The law firm of McDermott Will and Emery will host the third annual SPIN-Bowl to benefit Serving People In Need from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Irvine Lanes, 3415 Michelson Drive, Irvine. Serving People In Need is an organization dedicated to assisting low-income and homeless people by providing financial assistance for housing. The bowling competition will consist of 25 six-member teams. There will be a pre-game warm-up, two hours of bowling, food and an opportunity drawing.
January 1, 2008
They wanted to play for the national championship in New Orleans, but playing in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena instead worked out fine for the USC Trojans Tuesday. It didn’t look as though anyone in Southern California could really complain. USC crushed Illinois in a 49-17 rout Tuesday in front of thousands of fans in the stadium and even more watching on TV. “Well, it’s a big deal, especially for us Trojans. We’ve been on a pretty good trip the last three or four years.
December 27, 2007
Matt Barkley, a Newport Beach resident and quarterback of the Mater Dei High football team, has been named the winner of the inaugural Joe Montana Quarterback of the Year award. The honor, given to the nation’s best high school quarterback, will be presented to Barkley by Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana on Tuesday at the Outback Bowl (Tennessee vs. Wisconsin) in Tampa, Fla. In addition to Montana, the award is also selected and presented by Steve Clarkson, president of DeBartolo Sports University.