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By Mark Wiley | April 6, 2012
I believe in the Easter bunny. No, not the hopped up and over-marketed Easter bunny, but the real one. When I was a little kid, I once woke up very early on Easter. I was up before the people going to Easter Sunrise. I was looking for the Easter basket. Ok, I was looking for chocolate. I searched the house in darkness, and found nothing. Nada. Zero. No basket. No eggs. No chocolate. I was traumatized. My tears woke up my parents. They took me into their room, and there was a pale green dump truck filled with chocolate.
NEWS
April 20, 2003
It is here. Easter Sunday. It's a very pleasant holiday, no? Aside from the enormous religious implications, there are none of the stress-inducing pressures of some other holidays, which shall remain unnamed. A new outfit maybe, a family dinner on Easter Sunday, chocolate bunnies, spring flowers, blue skies -- it's all good. An outpouring of readers -- as long as you consider three an outpouring -- has asked that I dust off the "abbreviated history of Easter" that I offered some years ago. Let's compromise, you little chocolate bunny you. We'll do something old, something new, but all guaranteed to be utterly useless information, as always.
NEWS
By Amanda Pennington | April 3, 2006
Kyley Dow hopes the Easter Bunny approves of fruit as much as he does vegetables. While visiting with Mr. Bunny at South Coast Plaza on Sunday, 4-year-old Kyley was asked "if I've been eating my vegetables." Kyley admitted he told the Easter Bunny he hadn't been eating his veggies, but he had been eating fruit, so he still has high hopes he'll get some candy in his Easter basket. Kyley's mom, Kinga, who was in the neighborhood on a business trip from Santa Fe, N.M., figured a visit to the mall's Carousel Court would be just the right place to get a picture of Kyley with the Easter Bunny.
NEWS
By Peter Buffa | April 9, 2006
Time for the bunnies. You know, "In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it..." etc, etc. I didn't write that. Irving Berlin did, in 1933. It was used as the title song for the 1948 film "Easter Parade," starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. Berlin was such an institution by then that even though the song was his one contribution to the film, it was billed as "Irving Berlin's Easter Parade." That was just fine with Judy Garland, who at the advanced age of 26, was still trying to get the public to see her as something, anything, other than Dorothy.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | March 20, 2009
Perched atop a faux grass platform in front of the carousel, the mechanical Easter Bunny held court at South Coast Plaza on Friday. “I’ve had a few kids today who were scared, but I usually just say, ‘Let’s sit down and talk about it,’” said the Easter Bunny, a 3-foot-tall, furry creature manned by a mysterious, behind-the-scenes puppeteer who talks in a high-pitched voice. “Santa Claus is a good friend of mine,” the bunny said.
NEWS
April 22, 2000
Andrew Glazer COSTA MESA -- Dozens stood in line -- some with wide eyes and smiles, many others frozen in fear, clutching their mothers' hands. But traditions are traditions and each spring, children must meet and greet the Easter Bunny. "I've got to welcome them with open arms whether they like it or not," said Kathy Liotta, who played the role of Easter Bunny at the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen on Friday. Roughly 1,000 children and their parents came to pick up Easter baskets and stuffed animals, pose for Polaroid photos with the Easter Bunny and feast from a buffet of roasted ham, yams, potatoes, green beans and salad.
NEWS
April 4, 2003
BARK 1 America's Family Pet Expo runs Friday through Sunday at the Orange County Fair & Exposition Center. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (60 and older) and $3 for children (6 to 12). Call (626) 447-2222 for more information. EARTH DAY 2 The Fairview Park Friends Committee of Costa Mesa invites the community to participate in the first annual Earth Day in the Park at Fairview Park and quarterly "Friends" kickoff meeting on Saturday.
FEATURES
By Dave Brooks | April 14, 2006
Easter is upon us once again, that unofficial late start of spring that brings families together in celebration of spirituality and renewal. Though the Easter holiday is considered the most sacred of religious dates on the Christian calendar, it's also become an important culinary event marked by elaborate brunches. Visitors and locals of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa have dozens of brunch options to chose from this weekend, along with a few Easter egg events for children. As always, it's best to make reservations if you're planning a brunch out: Easter Bunny: A couple of shopping centers will have the Easter Bunny on hand through Saturday evening.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2009
Treasure map in hand, kids at the swap meet in Costa Mesa will have a chance to search out a plastic egg containing a golden ticket at the Orange County Market Place’s free Easter Festival and Treasure Hunt on April 11. Vendors and food concession stands will hand out free candy and small toys and five lucky hunters who find golden tickets will win a “special,” unspecified prize. Check-in for the hunt begins at 10 a.m. The Easter Bunny will also be on hand for photos and free face painting, and a puppet show will be presented throughout the day. Admission to the swap meet costs $2 except for kids under 12 who get in free.
NEWS
March 30, 2001
The Easter Bunny will be available for photographs today through April 14 at Fashion Island, Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Mall hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Prices vary. (949) 721-2000. Walk for Life, which will benefit Life Centers of Orange County, will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Joachim Catholic Church, 1964 Orange Ave., Costa Mesa. Each lap walked will raise money.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Alisha Gomez | March 20, 2013
Easter is just around the corner and several places are hosting special events. Here are a few hopping ideas on how to celebrate the holiday. * Easter Family Fun in H.B. In Huntington Beach, the Easter Hunt and Family Fun Day will take place form 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30 at Huntington Central Park's Sports Complex, 18100 Goldenwest St. The city's Community Services department and Kiwanis Club will host the egg hunt at the park, 18120 Goldenwest St. Games, displays from community services, public works, fire and police as well as pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available, according to HuntingtonBeachEvents.com . Live music will be performed by bands, and attendees will get to try out some new classes hosted by the Community Services department.
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NEWS
By Lauren Williams | April 7, 2012
The Orange County Fairgrounds were covered in pastels Saturday as children and their parents hopped to the swap meet, many clutching brightly colored Easter baskets and donning springtime hats. Among the festivities was an Easter egg hunt, in which parents were given a pink treasure map with a list of vendors and their locations where eggs could be found. Although 6-year-old Aubrey got bored looking for eggs, she wore herself out on the inflatable bouncer, her mother Lynn Ungria, of Anaheim, said.
NEWS
By Mark Wiley | April 6, 2012
I believe in the Easter bunny. No, not the hopped up and over-marketed Easter bunny, but the real one. When I was a little kid, I once woke up very early on Easter. I was up before the people going to Easter Sunrise. I was looking for the Easter basket. Ok, I was looking for chocolate. I searched the house in darkness, and found nothing. Nada. Zero. No basket. No eggs. No chocolate. I was traumatized. My tears woke up my parents. They took me into their room, and there was a pale green dump truck filled with chocolate.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | April 22, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — With a 6-foot-tall white rabbit in front of her, 5-year-old Maya Graves leaned on her new friend for the day as she attempted to touch to his soft fur. Savannah Rogers, 17, helped the visually impaired Maya connect her hand with the Easter Bunny, but Maya quickly pulled back her hand. Yet the little one quickly wanted to try once more. "I want to shake his hand again," Maya said. Maya was one of about 30 students ages 3 to 7 from the Blind Children's Learning Center at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Friday for a special Easter event filled with activities that involve touch.
NEWS
January 17, 2011
The Honeybaked Ham shop at 3700 E. Coast Hwy. in Corona del Mar has closed permanently, according to a sign in the window. "Customers were shocked," one Corona del Mar Today reader said on Facebook. "Workers were surprised but had known for a short time because they had stopped sending things like rolls, bean soup packages, etc. There wasn't much in there. There weren't even all that many hams available at about noon," Friday, the last day of business for the shop. According to city business license listings, Honeybaked Ham had a business license from 1977 until Dec. 31, 2010.
LOCAL
By Candice Baker | March 4, 2010
It’s a great time for bargains! We’re very, very excited about Boutiquing.com Boutiquing.com ’s blowout sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 13 at Park Privé, 1570 Scenic Ave., Costa Mesa. The addictive boutique review site has assembled 30 Orange County boutiques for a one-stop shopping experience with major — did we mention major? — discounts. Bonuses include swag bags for the first 50 shoppers, lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., giveaways every hour, a cash bar and a deejay.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2009
Treasure map in hand, kids at the swap meet in Costa Mesa will have a chance to search out a plastic egg containing a golden ticket at the Orange County Market Place’s free Easter Festival and Treasure Hunt on April 11. Vendors and food concession stands will hand out free candy and small toys and five lucky hunters who find golden tickets will win a “special,” unspecified prize. Check-in for the hunt begins at 10 a.m. The Easter Bunny will also be on hand for photos and free face painting, and a puppet show will be presented throughout the day. Admission to the swap meet costs $2 except for kids under 12 who get in free.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | March 20, 2009
Perched atop a faux grass platform in front of the carousel, the mechanical Easter Bunny held court at South Coast Plaza on Friday. “I’ve had a few kids today who were scared, but I usually just say, ‘Let’s sit down and talk about it,’” said the Easter Bunny, a 3-foot-tall, furry creature manned by a mysterious, behind-the-scenes puppeteer who talks in a high-pitched voice. “Santa Claus is a good friend of mine,” the bunny said.
FEATURES
By Mary Ellen Bowman | March 23, 2008
Toddlers and young children love picture books about soft, cuddly bunnies and their antics. Themes that include fuzzy yellow chicks, colorful dyed eggs, puppies and dewy green grass make for winning spring combinations that are irresistible to children. Read these short tales out loud, slowly, with the little ones on your lap for a fun journey to a gentle fantasyland. Savor the poetry, point out the words and demonstrate to your kids your appreciation for reading together.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | March 22, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — Emily Perkins spent only a few minutes hunting for Easter eggs Saturday at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina. She figured she would quit while she was ahead. Emily, 10, of Fountain Valley was the lucky scavenger at the resort’s 19th annual Easter “Egg-Stravaganza,” in which children search for thousands of decorated eggs scattered around the beach. The plastic eggs included 50 gold-painted ones with tickets for prizes inside, and one of those contained the top prize of all — a brand-new bicycle, which Emily won after she discovered the egg peeking out of the sand.
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