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By STEVE SMITH | March 18, 2008
Depending on your point of view, the woman is thoughtless and evil, or she is the victim of a program gone wild. The woman in this case is Treffly Coyne, of Tinley Park, a suburb of Chicago. Coyne was arrested Dec. 8 and charged with child endangerment after she left her 2-year-old sleeping daughter, Phoebe, locked in her car. No one would argue with punishing a parent for locking a small child in a car, but in this case there are some extenuating circumstances. According to reports, Coyne got out of her car with her two other daughters so they could walk 10 yards to a Salvation Army kettle to deposit about $8 in donations.
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FEATURES
September 9, 2007
Waiting for your car at Metro Car Wash in Costa Mesa is not such a bore these days. In fact, it’s a lesson in local history. Owner Frank Bianchini and his father worked with the Costa Mesa Historical Society for six months. Together, they assembled a large collection of historical black-and-white photographs to hang in the walkway of their newly remodeled Harbor Boulevard business. “We’ve been here for more than 40 years, so we wanted to share some of the city’s rich history with our guests,” Bianchini said.
LOCAL
By GREER WYLDER | July 6, 2007
Slide into a pair of luxury Sugar Toes flip-flops, and you'll transform your feet into sparkling jewelry. Anita Rovsek, owner and designer of Newport Beach-based Sugar Toes, offers a collection of high-quality Havaiana flip-flops adorned with handset Swarovski crystals in a classic pave style for optimum sparkle and shine. There are also designs with brightly colored ribbons and new silver- or gold-studded styles, as well as a range of colors. Sugar Toes are carried at more than 200 boutiques nationwide and sell for $48-$112.
NEWS
July 3, 2007
This letter is in response to the Daily Pilot editorial ("City hall on ballot merits a green light," July 1). If you really want to know why do we not want the initiative on the ballot, here it is. The initiative does not mention a park! Architect Bill Ficker states, "Our initiative isn't to develop a park." The paid petition gatherers all have signs, shirts and literature that mention a park and they claim astronomical savings — "tens of millions" — if City Hall is built on the site of Newport Center Park.
LOCAL
By Kelly Strodl | June 27, 2007
Michael Howe pulled up to the Metro Car Wash in Costa Mesa to open it for business just as he has for the past 21 years and immediately knew that something was wrong. Air pipes along the side of the building used in detailing cars were missing. Howe's business was the most recent victim of a trend in urban copper strip mining, one that peaked in 2006 but has remained a steady annoyance to business owners and police ever since. "You notice it right away," Howe said about the condition of the shop upon his discovery on June 19. In his more than two decades at the carwash, something like this had never happened, he said.
FEATURES
By Jessie Brunner | June 9, 2007
With fewer than two months remaining on the Arches lease, owner Dan Marcheano has planned a "raucous" Sunday afternoon of soap suds and pulled pork sandwiches as the restaurant hosts its third-annual car wash benefiting the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion. About 35 Marines from the Pendleton-based battalion are coming to Newport Beach to take on the car-washing duties. In addition to receiving a car wash, attendees will be offered hamburgers, hot dogs, Caesar salads, pulled pork, Italian sausage sandwiches as well as bagpipe music.
LOCAL
May 2, 2007
Nico Coetzee was walking over to the Classic Hand Car Wash in Costa Mesa to talk to some of his friends there when he saw paramedics working to revive a man and then, moments later, a woman sobbing over the body. He didn't know what exactly had happened, but he knew he had to do something to help. Later, he found out that Eduardo Rodriguez, the car wash's manager, an acquaintance of his, had been apparently accidentally run over by a co-worker driving a customer's SUV. Coetzee, who owns the Met-Rx Gym down the street from the car wash, has started a fund at Washington Mutual bank to raise money for Rodriguez's wife, Dora, and her family.
BUSINESS
By Amanda Pennington | September 16, 2006
The Marine Corps Birthday Ball is an event that makes the men and their mates feel special, but it's not one that is always affordable. "Our goal for raising money is to allow the lower ranks — sergeants and lower — to go to the Marine Corps Ball for free," said 1st Sgt. John Kob of the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, Newport Beach's adopted Marine battalion, who recently returned from Iraq. "The military doesn't get paid that much respectively, they really don't, and our goal is to just help the lower enlisted people to go free."
BUSINESS
By Amanda Pennington | September 15, 2006
The Marine Corps Birthday Ball is an event that makes the men and their mates feel special, but it’s not one that is always affordable. “Our goal for raising money is to allow the lower ranks to go to the Marine Corps Ball -- sergeants and lower -- to go for free,” said 1st Sgt. John Kob of the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, Newport Beach’s adopted Marine battalion, which recently returned from Iraq where┬áit lost 11 men....
NEWS
By STEVE SMITH | August 10, 2006
My wife will be the first to tell you that I am not the tidiest person she has ever met. Both of the desks I use are cluttered and there are pockets of my belongings stashed all over the house. At this time, for example, I am having trouble remembering where I stashed some photographs of our new kitten, Kisa. It's not that I don't want to be neat, it's just that I place a higher priority on other things, such as playing with Kisa. As with many people with a similar affliction, I will tidy up when the mess gets to be overwhelming.
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