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February 14, 2011
Newport Beach Mayor Mike Henn has launched his own Facebook page . Henn will use Facebook to discuss "higher-level policy, strategy and issues of importance to large numbers of residents," according to the page. He will "post updates, read comments and reply as time permits. " A self-described "technological dinosaur," Henn has said his daughter will help him with social media. One of his first posts was a series of "scenic shots," which are mostly postcard photos of Newport's tourist highlights: the Balboa Pavilion and Fun Zone, the Balboa Island Ferry, the Dory Fishing Fleet and other locales.
NEWS
By Jenny Stockdale and By Jenny Stockdale | August 4, 2012
The Costa Mesa Police Department announced this week the launch of its own Facebook page , which is meant to provide the latest information on crime trends and prevention. "Our chief is very big on getting information out to the public as quickly and effectively as possible," Kelly Vucinic, a CMPD crime prevention specialist who oversees social media and communication projects within the department, said Wednesday. "Having a Facebook page is just one more tool for us to use. The more content we put out, the better.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams | October 20, 2011
The Orange County district attorney's office has created a Facebook page for ongoing child abduction cases it is pursuing, the office announced Wednesday. The D.A.'s Child Abduction Unit has a 100-case workload, with six featured on the Facebook page, according to the D.A.'s office. The cases on the site include children believed to be in Mexico, Japan, Zambia, Kansas City, Mo., and other unknown locations, and many feature age progression photos of what children abducted years ago might look like in the present day, the D.A.'s office said in a news release.
NEWS
By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | October 15, 2010
It's a mouthful, but here it goes: IGUINBBIBTOC. It's not an acronym for a government agency, but a popular Facebook page: "I Grew Up In Newport Beach Before It Became The OC. " It's a commentary on the former Fox television series "The O.C.," which aired between 2003 and 2007 and put Newport Beach on the international radar. As popular as the show was (early on), somehow in there the true history of coastal Orange County got muddled and lost, which Gordon Grundy, director of the Newport Beach Historical Society, is trying to rectify.
NEWS
By Annie Kim | May 1, 2013
After more than a year of suffering from Stage 5 kidney failure, Eddie Beatrice decided to look online for a kidney donor. "It was Jan. 1 [2013] and I said, 'Today is the day I'm going to take back control of my life,' " said Beatrice, 51, of North Reading, Mass. Kelly Wright, 44, of Newport Beach, decided it was time to give someone else another chance at life after seeing the Donate Life float at the Rose Parade that same day. "I really wanted to do that for someone," Wright said.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams, Lauren.williams@latimes.com | August 13, 2011
Family members of a missing Huntington Beach kayaker are handing out flyers, continuing the search for the 53-year-old man who hasn't been seen since Aug. 3. The family of Marc Cross created a Facebook page and flyers in an effort to locate the missing man, who friends and family members describe as an avid athlete who was familiar with the water. Cross's sister, Susan Friesen, was coming from Northern Santa Barbara to meet with her brother's ex-wife, niece and nephew, who already handed out flyers Saturday.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | October 24, 2012
Costa Mesa's proposed charter measure has a lot of fans in ... Jakarta. The Indonesian capital is the "most popular city" for an election-related Facebook page, "Yes on Measure V - Costa Mesa Charter. " "Most popular," in Facebook parlance, means "the city where most of the people talking about this page are from. " The page that supports the city's Nov. 6 ballot initiative has also seen an unexplained spike in its number of "likes" - a digital way of indicating approval.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rhea Mahbubani | February 12, 2014
"I Love Newport Beach" was intended as an experiment. The Facebook page so named, which was unveiled in September 2011, was meant to be Newport Beach resident Tony Shaw's social media training. "I wanted to practice on something that nobody would see so I wouldn't embarrass myself in front of people I know," remarked the owner of Seaside Realty and Financial Services, who ultimately wanted to increase his business' online presence. But his plan for a dry run went awry with the site's unexpected popularity.
SPORTS
February 10, 2011
Corona del Mar High will have its annual alumni baseball game Feb. 19. The program does not charge for playing, but it will be accepting donations and contributions. The game will feature a team made up of players who played in 1999 or before against a squad of 2000 to 2010 players. More information can be found on the Facebook page: Corona del Mar High School Baseball Alumni/Foundation; or contact Coach John Emme by e-mail at jemme@nmusd.us . — From staff reports
SPORTS
October 15, 2013
Adam JeyaRajah, a lineman for Costa Mesa High's football team, hugs his mother, Darleen, showing great emotion after the Mustangs beat rival Estancia, 31-18, in the Battle for the Bell Friday night at Jim Scott Stadium. Darleen JeyaRajah posted the photo to her Facebook page, along with the post, "I'm covered in his sweat and there is no place I'd rather be! BOTB 2013!!"
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By Michael Miller | February 13, 2014
Mason Melcer attached his GoPro camera to a boogie board in summer 2012 and paddled out into the ocean, hoping to snare some remarkable shots of the waves. It turned out to be the camera's last voyage. Mason, an 11-year-old Newport Beach resident who had saved up to buy the GoPro on eBay, mounted it on a board that was too soft to stay adhesive, and when the sea got rough, the device promptly disappeared. But the footage Mason captured that day got an unexpected denouement a year and a half later.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | February 12, 2014
"I Love Newport Beach" was intended as an experiment. The Facebook page so named, which was unveiled in September 2011, was meant to be Newport Beach resident Tony Shaw's social media training. "I wanted to practice on something that nobody would see so I wouldn't embarrass myself in front of people I know," remarked the owner of Seaside Realty and Financial Services, who ultimately wanted to increase his business' online presence. But his plan for a dry run went awry with the site's unexpected popularity.
SPORTS
October 15, 2013
Adam JeyaRajah, a lineman for Costa Mesa High's football team, hugs his mother, Darleen, showing great emotion after the Mustangs beat rival Estancia, 31-18, in the Battle for the Bell Friday night at Jim Scott Stadium. Darleen JeyaRajah posted the photo to her Facebook page, along with the post, "I'm covered in his sweat and there is no place I'd rather be! BOTB 2013!!"
NEWS
By Hannah Fry | September 13, 2013
On day 55 of his journey, Darrian Balongie stopped in Newport Beach to rest and change out his longboard, which had begun to crack from his sometimes rough coast-to-coast voyage. With a 40-pound backpack and bass guitar strapped to his back, the Memphis, Tenn., resident was on the tail end of skateboarding 4,300 miles from New York City to San Diego to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. St. Jude has a special spot in Balongie's heart: It's the hospital that treated his young cousin so well in the months before his death from acute myelogenous leukemia.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | June 19, 2013
Three broke Costa Mesa high school students used their bleak circumstances to start a business at the beginning of the school year - Penniless Clothing Co. With $750 borrowed from their parents, Alexis Martin, Thomas Khiev and Justin Fisher - all students at Costa Mesa High School - bought a vinyl printer and a heat press to transfer their homemade designs onto T-shirts. "The first shirts we were ever going to make were supposed to be tie-dye," Alexis said. "And they just turned purple," Justin said.
NEWS
By Annie Kim | May 1, 2013
After more than a year of suffering from Stage 5 kidney failure, Eddie Beatrice decided to look online for a kidney donor. "It was Jan. 1 [2013] and I said, 'Today is the day I'm going to take back control of my life,' " said Beatrice, 51, of North Reading, Mass. Kelly Wright, 44, of Newport Beach, decided it was time to give someone else another chance at life after seeing the Donate Life float at the Rose Parade that same day. "I really wanted to do that for someone," Wright said.
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From Daily Pilot Staff | April 3, 2013
The Daily Pilot is excited to announce the launch of our new online calendar system. With the help of Costa Mesa-based social calendar company SquaredOut, we've revamped the way we present local calendar listings to our readers. The most notable difference is that now readers can submit their calendar events directly to us. Our calendar listings can be accessed from the Daily Pilot home page, as well as http://www.dailypilot.com/calendar . Submissions can also be made on our Facebook page . Readers will notice a "submit event" button on all of those pages.
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 Bradley Zint | October 24, 2012
Costa Mesa's proposed charter measure has a lot of fans in ... Jakarta. The Indonesian capital is the "most popular city" for an election-related Facebook page, "Yes on Measure V - Costa Mesa Charter. " "Most popular," in Facebook parlance, means "the city where most of the people talking about this page are from. " The page that supports the city's Nov. 6 ballot initiative has also seen an unexplained spike in its number of "likes" - a digital way of indicating approval.
NEWS
By Brittany Woolsey | October 5, 2012
UC Irvine Extension and its OpenCourseWare initiative won four Impact awards at the 2012 Internet Marketing Assn. Conference in Las Vegas in September. UCI Extension won best Facebook, best Facebook "Like" outreach, best webinar series – educational and best webinar/vodcast/podcast – educational series, the program announced Thursday. "We're very pleased to be recognized for our efforts in Internet marketing," said Scott Rutherford, UCI Extension director of marketing and communications.
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