November 26, 2010
TODAY Gingerbread House Decorating Pastry Chef Jean-Francois highlights a favorite holiday tradition in this culinary class, where children will enjoy lunch and create a masterpiece to take home. The event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pelican Hill Resort, 22701 S Pelican Hill Road, Newport Beach. The class fee is $60 per child. For more information, call (949) 467-6800. Endless Summer Artist Meet Endless Summer artist John Van Hamersveld at the Surfing Heritage Museum at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa, where he'll be signing copies of his new book "My Art, My Life.
December 31, 2011
Wild Rivers' endless summer is finally over. The Orange County water park that had been living on borrowed time for the last five seasons is now just a memory. After more than a quarter of a century of water slides and wave pools, Wild Rivers failed to secure another lease extension from the Irvine Co., which owns the land and plans to build apartments on the property. A post on the Theme Park Review fan site features two dozen photos showing the progress of the ongoing demolition work.
September 1, 2010
Almost 500 of the young and hip crowd descended on posh Pelican Hill Friday night on behalf of Orangewood PALS (providing assistance, love and support). PALS is an auxiliary of Orangewood Children's Foundation, whose members are primarily on the youthful side of the social roster. Hosted by Kurt Caillier , the event was billed as Endless Summer Nights and while the party was called for 7 p.m. arrivals, the crowd just kept coming late into the evening. Valets took the guest's cars when they arrived at Pelican Hill's gate and ushered them into a caravan of long black limousines, shuttling the party goers back and forth from Caillier's ocean view estate.
September 8, 2000
Alex Coolman Some of Cody Simpkins' best teachers have been two-dimensional. The 21-year-old Newport Beach resident, a graduate of Newport Harbor High and Orange Coast College, spent countless hours of his youth watching old surfing videos. He studied the way longboarders from the '60s held their bodies, the way they kept their poise in the curl. "That's how we learned," he said on a recent afternoon. "We watched their footsteps." The time in front of the television didn't turn Simpkins' brain to mush; on the contrary, it inspired him to become what he is today -- one of the best pro longboarders around.
August 26, 2002
Having actually grown the long side-burns characteristic of the king himself, 44-year-old Mark Curran has incorporated his love for Elvis Presley into his everyday life. The former Web site designer began his Elvis impersonation days when he attended a costume party two years ago. He has since turned his love for performing as the entertainer into a full-time career. "It's a lifestyle and each artist brings something different to his performance," said Curran who had just finished a performance at the Orange County Marketplace in Costa Mesa Sunday.
April 14, 2004
Alicia Robinson Whether you're a do-it-yourselfer pulling a film together on a shoestring budget or a pedigreed director with a big bankroll, there may be a place for you on screen in Newport Beach. The fifth annual Newport Beach Film Festival opens Thursday and will screen 350 films from around the world in its 10-day run. Topping the list are the premiere of star-studded mainstream Hollywood comedy "The Laws of Attraction," which opens the festival Thursday night; the 40th anniversary showing of the classic surf film "Endless Summer" with a tribute to director Bruce Brown; and a slate of documentaries including "Super Size Me," which took the Sundance film festival by storm.
August 23, 2003
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August 8, 2003
Lolita Harper No actors. No stuntmen. No stereotypes. Just unadulterated love for surfing played out on the big screen, beautifully illustrating the passion that entices people around the world to step into liquid. "Step Into Liquid," a surf documentary by Dana Brown, premieres tonight at the Regency Lido Theater in Newport Beach and is expected to draw quite a crowd in this coastal community. The flick follows surfers around the world, capturing their grace and form on the water and delving deeper into what drives them to paddle out time and time again.
October 16, 2006
Trying to open a store in New York, Mark Werts, founder and chief executive officer of American Rag Cie, made a trip to Fashion Island and was inspired. Opening a location in New York was getting quite expensive and so he connected with the Irvine Co. to see if it was interested in having him become a tenant. At the end of last month, Fashion Island became home to the third U.S. American Rag Cie store and café and the flagship store in Orange County. In 1984, Werts, a world traveler, opened his San Francisco store as a vintage clothing store.
May 25, 2005
Mike Sciacca It's coming up on summertime, and as the song goes, it's when the living is easy. For a surfer -- both novice and advanced -- it doesn't get any better than that. But before a surfer can chase that perfect wave, he first must come up with the perfect, personal accessory -- a surfboard. Robert August Surf Co. in Huntington Beach is celebrating its 30th anniversary in the surfing industry, and on Saturday, August -- who went on to become one of the most recognizable figures in the surf world following his starring role in the movie "The Endless Summer" and the Robert August Surf Team -- will be honored for its outstanding contributions in the business during a ceremony at Huntington Surf and Sport.