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February 20, 2013
A burning candle in a bedroom sparked a house fire Wednesday morning, officials said. Firefighters responded about 3 a.m. to a single-story home in the 2200 block of State Street and contained the blaze to the bedroom where it originated, according to an announcement from the city of Costa Mesa. Firefighters found the home's resident in the backyard, according to the announcement. The estimated damages were about $10,000 to the home's structure and $10,000 for its contents.
NEWS
July 19, 2005
A candle left burning in a Costa Mesa apartment Monday started a fire that caused about $12,000 in damage, fire officials said. Costa Mesa firefighters responded to the fire at 1765 Santa Ana Ave. shortly after 10 a.m., Battalion Chief Christopher Riley said. Five units and a battalion chief command vehicle were at the scene within five minutes and quickly suppressed the blaze, which was limited to one bedroom of one apartment, Riley said. No one was in the apartment at the time of the fire, and no one in the building was injured, Riley said.
LOCAL
December 8, 2009
Firefighters responded to a blaze sparked by a candle Monday at a Costa Mesa business. About 8:50 p.m., 21 firefighters rushed to Red-E-Rentals, 2075 Harbor Blvd., a tool rental company, where smoke and flames were seen pluming from a small shed at the rear of the business. Within five minutes, firefighters arrived and broke through a locked gate to reach the blaze in the back, Battalion Chief William Kershaw said in a news release. The flames were quickly extinguished.
NEWS
By Rabbi Marc Gellman and By Rabbi Marc Gellman | February 22, 2013
Q: The term "Mother Nature" is used a lot. We hear about Mother Nature's fury, Mother Nature's wrath or Mother Nature "throwing everything at us. " Isn't God in control of the weather? Where did Mother Nature come from and why the feminine angle? Curious minds want to know! — R., Dix Hills, NY, via my personal e-mail. (Hey, the guy is president of my synagogue!) A: I'm a bit embarrassed to say that all this talk originated with a margarine ad in the in which an actress dressed up as Mother Nature complained that "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!"
NEWS
January 11, 2000
-- Greg Risling A late-afternoon blaze that may have started from a burning candle severely damaged a Corona del Mar apartment Monday. Firefighters estimated there was roughly $100,000 in damages, both to the structure and in loss of its contents. The fire was limited to a single two-story apartment in The Shores complex, in the 900 block of Sea Lane. No one was injured. The fire, which could be seen from East Coast Highway, started around 5:45 p.m. Authorities said one of the apartment occupants had just arrived home and had lighted some candles in the upstairs bedroom.
NEWS
August 12, 2004
Jeff Benson Fire investigators have determined that a candle caused the July 25 fire in a 21-year-old woman's Sundance West apartment bedroom on Myrtle Drive. Maria Carreno was pronounced dead at Hoag Hospital later that day after she went into cardiac arrest and two neighbors pulled her from the room. Investigator Shawn Brosamer said the case is now closed, pending the release of an official autopsy report. However, officials weren't able to determine whether the candle fell over or was knocked over because Carreno was alone at the time, he said.
NEWS
December 19, 2002
INSIDE CITY HALL Here are some decisions out of the Newport Beach City Council meeting Tuesday. NEWPORT COAST COSTS Council members agreed to reimburse the county about $20,000 in legal fees incurred last year when a group of Newport Coast residents sued to reverse annexation of their area to Newport Beach, but not without some lament. The Local Agency Formation Commission incurred the legal costs to defend themselves in the suit, costs that rules require the city to repay.
NEWS
April 28, 2002
June Casagrande NEWPORT BEACH--With 13 teams already confirmed and many others expected to register, organizers of the Relay for Life say the event to raise funds and awareness for cancer is already on its way to being a big success. "It's a very encouraging time for us right now," said Peggy Fort, volunteer promoter for the event. Event organizers have been blanketing the community with word of the upcoming walk, which begins at 7 p.m. May 17. Announcements at City Council meetings, brochures at grocery store checkouts and enthusiastic word-of-mouth promotion is causing a snowball of support for the event, Fort said.
LOCAL
By Kelly Strodl | November 27, 2007
The Newport-Mesa area made it through the holiday weekend without any major flames despite the dry weather, but authorities caution locals that all fires pose dangers during this dry season. Newport Beach firefighters handled calls for two small candle fires and a few turkey-in-oven issues since Thursday. All were extinguished and no one was injured, Battalion Chief Ralph Restadius said. The first candle fire started in the 200 block of Amethyst Avenue on Thanksgiving Day when a candle burned all the way down and ignited a table, Restadius said.
NEWS
By the Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson | December 7, 2012
Many of us had hoped that the Supreme Court would have decided to declare Proposition 8 unconstitutional Friday and resume marrying couples who deserve the right to be wed. Unfortunately, the stay has not been lifted. This news is disheartening, though not necessarily surprising. I hear the words of that Baptist preacher ringing in my head once again: "The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice. " We find hope in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s prophetic wisdom and know that while injustice continues, ultimately, justice will prevail.
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By Rabbi Marc Gellman and By Rabbi Marc Gellman | February 22, 2013
Q: The term "Mother Nature" is used a lot. We hear about Mother Nature's fury, Mother Nature's wrath or Mother Nature "throwing everything at us. " Isn't God in control of the weather? Where did Mother Nature come from and why the feminine angle? Curious minds want to know! — R., Dix Hills, NY, via my personal e-mail. (Hey, the guy is president of my synagogue!) A: I'm a bit embarrassed to say that all this talk originated with a margarine ad in the in which an actress dressed up as Mother Nature complained that "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!"
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NEWS
February 20, 2013
A burning candle in a bedroom sparked a house fire Wednesday morning, officials said. Firefighters responded about 3 a.m. to a single-story home in the 2200 block of State Street and contained the blaze to the bedroom where it originated, according to an announcement from the city of Costa Mesa. Firefighters found the home's resident in the backyard, according to the announcement. The estimated damages were about $10,000 to the home's structure and $10,000 for its contents.
NEWS
By The Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson | December 14, 2012
As I prepare my Sunday morning meditation for our third Sunday of Advent, the day we light the candle of joy upon our wreath, I cannot help but feel inauthentic. Like you, I have been jolted from my Christmas preparations by the shocking news of the mass murder that took place in a Connecticut elementary school Friday morning. How do we sing "Joy to the World," awaiting the birth of baby Jesus, the son of God, while listening to the news commentary that reports a rising death toll of innocent children of God?
NEWS
By the Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson | December 7, 2012
Many of us had hoped that the Supreme Court would have decided to declare Proposition 8 unconstitutional Friday and resume marrying couples who deserve the right to be wed. Unfortunately, the stay has not been lifted. This news is disheartening, though not necessarily surprising. I hear the words of that Baptist preacher ringing in my head once again: "The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice. " We find hope in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s prophetic wisdom and know that while injustice continues, ultimately, justice will prevail.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Bradley Zint | November 2, 2012
Kacey Leggio was about 4 years old when she visited the Port Theater, looked at the screen and proclaimed to her mother: "Mommy, I'm gonna be up there someday. " For the 20-year-old Newport Beach native and aspiring actress, that goal is coming true Sunday night at the invite-only premiere of "One Candle One Man" at the newly revived Corona del Mar venue on East Coast Highway. The film by Xerxes Afshar is partially based on his own life. He directed it, played the starring role and wrote the screenplay.
NEWS
By Maureen Aschoff | December 24, 2011
Candles have been used for more than 5,000 years. Although the ancient Egyptians may have been among the first to use them as torches, the Romans are credited with developing the wicked candle. In the ancient world, candles were the major source of light. During modern December celebrations, candlelight continues to shed light, traditions and comfort. Every year, for example, Jews gather to brighten their homes with candles and feast for eight straight days in celebration of Hanukkah, which started more than 2,000 years ago. At that time, there was a great temple in Jerusalem, Judea (now Israel)
NEWS
By Sarah Peters | December 20, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH - In a season where neighbors compete for the biggest and brightest holiday displays, the message for youngsters Tuesday night was that a little bit of light can go a long way. Hundreds of participants gathered in Fashion Island's Atrium Garden Court for the 4:30 p.m. Chanukah Community Party, hosted by the Chabad Jewish Center of Newport Beach, and the lighting of the 6-foot "Surf 'n' Sand" menorah with former Dodger Shawn Green....
NEWS
January 28, 2011
Alyce Hall, a resident of the Newport Beach Plaza Retirement Community, turned 105 on Friday. She was born in Northern California on Jan. 28, 1906. Friends and other well-wishers celebrated Hall's latest milestone two days early, on Wednesday, by singing "Happy Birthday" for her and sharing a birthday cake in her honor at the retirement home at 1455 Superior Ave. The birthday gal, left, is pictured here with longtime friend Margie Ecker. —Imran Vittachi
NEWS
By Mike Reicher, mike.reicher@latimes.com | July 3, 2010
Neighbors help neighbors in need. That may be true in Midwestern towns and in American lore, but just an hour south of Los Angeles? For residents of a tight-knit community in Costa Mesa, that maxim came to life one Saturday morning in June. Jeannie Tuxford, a mother of two, had just lost her husband of 20 years to pancreatic cancer. She left her Mesa Verde home and traveled to his hometown near Toronto, where she spread his remains. Tuxford, 50, had left a bare refrigerator, disheveled garden and worn paint on her white picket fence.
LOCAL
By Wendy Kaiser | January 12, 2010
OC 1/11: The candle flames warmed hands and hearts as we gathered in the evening cooled chapel court yard on the Costa Mesa, California campus of Vanguard University, January 11, 2010, to reflect on where we are in our journey to Stop Human Trafficking in Orange County and the waters yet to be navigated to stop it locally and globally.     Carol A. Taylor, President of Vanguard University, lead the opening of the National Human Trafficking Awareness Day OC 1/11 Candle Light Vigil sharing Vanguard’s commitment to raise awareness and stop trafficking.
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