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By Sean Conway | October 7, 2011
Visitors to my garden frequently comment that it must take a lot of time to care for such a large piece of property. Yet the garden seems much larger than it actually is, owing to the fact that you can't view the entire property all at once. Passing from one area of the garden to another, guests traverse varied surfaces consisting of gravel walks, grass paths, bluestone patios, the sisal carpeted floor of a walk-through garden room, a patio paved with 200-year-old bricks, and patches of lawn.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus | December 16, 2010
Editor's note: This is the first of three columns reviewing the year 2010 in local theater . "'Fences'" is the linchpin in (August) Wilson's 10-play oeuvre, most of them set in Pittsburgh's ramshackle Hill District in each decade of the 20th century. This one plays out in 1957, with a brief fast-forward to 1965 as we see the consequences of the play's events. This column described Wilson's masterpiece earlier this year when it was mounted at South Coast Repertory.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus | February 4, 2010
The “hero” of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Fences,” onstage at South Coast Repertory, isn’t exactly heroic — he’s a demanding patriarch who’s served 15 years in prison for murder and is trying to keep an overly firm hand on his own teenage son while resisting the urge to cheat on his loving wife of 18 years. It’s a role with few equals this side of Willy Loman, and Charlie Robinson tears into it with a vengeance that brought an opening-night audience to its feet.
NEWS
October 18, 2001
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Corona del Mar High sophomore Julia Koetting was the individual champion ribbon to lead the school's varsity club equestrian team to the overall title at the first Interscholastic Equestrian League meet of the season Oct. 6 at Oaks Blenheim. Koetting, on her horse Brussels, was first in IEL medal and second in hunt seat equitation, equitation over fences and working hunters. She was fourth in English pleasure. CdM's Nicole Kim was second in hunt seat equitation, third in equitation over fences and working hunters.
NEWS
November 10, 1999
COSTA MESA - Sydney Farrer from Corona del Mar's freshman equestrian won two events at last weekend's Interscholastic Equestrian League show at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Farrer took the top prize in the Equitation Over Fences category as well as the IEL Medal for CdM. Teammate Julia Koetting finished third in the Hunt Seat Equitation and English Pleasure categories. The freshman team is made up of Koetting, Farrer, Elyse Avila and Anne Schroeder.
NEWS
December 9, 1999
COSTA MESA - Corona del Mar's freshman equestrian team won the overall team championship at the fourth show of the 1999-2000 Interscholastic Equestrian League season at the Orange County Fairgrounds. It was the second show in a row that CdM's freshmen group prevailed. In this event, 106 riders competing from 35-40 different schools participated. INDIVIDUAL RESULTS Corona del Mar Sydney Farrer (8th grade) - 4th in freshman working hunters; 9th in freshman english pleasure; 9th in freshman IEL medal; 10th in freshman equitation over fences.
NEWS
October 17, 2000
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Riders representing Corona del Mar High combined to finish second in the varsity and junior varsity team standings at the first Interscholastic Equestrian League event of the season Sunday at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center. In addition to seventh-grader Nicole Kim's three first-place laurels, Julie Koetting earned one first-place finish (equitation) and Michelle McDaniels was second in hunters under saddle and equitation over fences for the Sea Kings.
NEWS
January 25, 2002
Deepa Bharath COSTA MESA -- It's a mystery that has baffled city officials and Caltrans workers for years. And they all have the same question: "Why would anyone do something like that?" Sure, there have been more gruesome mysteries than the rusty padlocks that adorn the fences erected on top of the city's freeway bridge. And officials are not even sure if it amounts to vandalism or graffiti. But they do want to know why. Early Thursday morning, Caltrans maintenance workers removed more than 40 padlocks that were snapped on to the fences on the Bay Street bridge that runs above the tail-end of the Costa Mesa Freeway.
NEWS
September 10, 2003
Deirdre Newman When the City Council approved expanding the softball fields at TeWinkle Park in July, Mesa del Mar residents felt they had been thrown a curveball. They were not given nearly enough notice of the changes, they say. So they appealed the approval and got a rehearing. Now, city officials are going out of their way to show residents exactly what the proposed changes entail by inviting them to see for themselves. Tonight, the Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a study session near the softball fields.
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By: | September 10, 2005
o7Here are a few of the issues the council will consider Tuesday night. f7 VACANT COUNCIL SEAT The City Council will declare the seat formerly held by Stacey Murphy to be vacant. Murphy submitted her resignation on Aug. 30 explaining that she didn't want her criminal case to be a distraction to the council while it does city business. Murphy was charged last month with possession of cocaine and child endangerment. WHAT TO EXPECT The council will declare the seat vacant and on Sept.
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By Hannah Fry | March 26, 2014
Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees voted Tuesday night to hire a nonprofit safety organization to study security at Andersen Elementary School in Newport Beach. The district will spend $5,987 for Safe Havens International to visit the school and determine what it will take to ensure student and staff safety, according to the district's staff report. Trustees began looking at fencing at three elementary schools, including Andersen, last year. Without significant complaint, they approved fencing at Adams and Victoria elementary schools in Costa Mesa in November, but received pushback from the Andersen community.
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By Hannah Fry | March 12, 2014
After hours of deliberation, the Orange County Department of Education's board decided Wednesday that it needed more time to determine whether it has the authority to hear the appeals of five Corona del Mar High School students who were expelled for their involvement in the school's cheating scandal. The board voted to continue reviewing, with the help of outside legal counsel, the stipulated expulsion agreements signed by the students' families in place of an expulsion hearing. Eleven CdM juniors and seniors were expelled during a January Newport-Mesa Unified School District board meeting for allegedly taking part in the scheme.
NEWS
March 1, 2014
Officials are considering building a fence around Andersen Elementary School in the Port Streets neighborhood of Newport Beach. From what I can tell, the neighborhood is not interested in having a 6-foot, wrought-iron fence around the school. The school is situated in a lovely greenbelt, and a fence would make the greenbelt look more like a prison. I have heard that a good number of people have signed a petition against the fence. Recently, Newport-Mesa Unified School District Supt.
NEWS
February 22, 2014
I am in receipt of a letter sent to the Daily Pilot by Adams Elementary School librarian Deborah Lucas regarding the issue of fencing at the school ( "Commentary: Adams Elementary fence belongs on perimeter," Feb. 21). I would like to respond: I believe the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Trustees signed off on running the fence along the blacktop after meeting with families, students, staff and neighbors. She argues that the fence would not achieve safety.
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By Deborah Lucas | February 21, 2014
On Feb. 13, I attended the meeting held at Estancia High School regarding the layout of fencing to be installed at Adams Elementary School. First, I want to commend Newport-Mesa Unified School District Supt. Fred Navarro for how well he led this sometimes-emotional meeting. The fact that there is going to be a fence installed is a done deal. All proposed layouts are basically the same across the front of the campus and will require visitors during school hours to check in through the front office before being able to come onto school property.
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By Hannah Fry | February 5, 2014
After listening to reports from several local agencies urging Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees to approve fencing at Andersen Elementary School, the board directed staff to continue drafting plans for the project. However, trustees did not approve the project in its entirety during a study session Tuesday. "Now that we know our areas of concern, we need to see what we can afford," said Trustee Dana Black. The proposed fencing would cover the perimeter of the campus and extend as far as the edge of the blacktop, leaving the field area unfenced, according to the district's renderings.
NEWS
By Hannah Fry | January 31, 2014
Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday to discuss possible fencing at Roy O. Andersen Elementary. The board most recently discussed the issue in November when it approved fencing at Adams and Victoria elementary schools. Fencing at Andersen, at 1900 Port Seabourne Place in Newport Beach, was also discussed. But because so many parents objected, trustees decided to postpone the decision about Andersen, said school board President Karen Yelsey.
NEWS
By Hannah Fry | November 13, 2013
Parents faced off this week over whether to put fencing up at three elementary schools. Some spoke before the Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of trustees Tuesday in support of putting up fencing at Adams, Victoria and Roy O. Anderson elementary schools, while others said doing sowould make the open neighborhood elementary schools seem institutional. "The district has long prided itself on the outdoor park-like environment of school campuses," a district staff report said.
NEWS
By Hannah Fry | October 25, 2013
In response to concerns from parents, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District is circulating a survey to gain insight into how the district should secure access to three elementary schools. Adams and Victoria in Costa Mesa and Roy O. Anderson in Newport Beach are the only three of the district's 22 elementary schools that do not have fencing around the instructional areas, said district spokeswoman Laura Boss. The survey, which is accessible online, asks respondents to specify the school their children attend or the one in closest to their home.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | May 31, 2013
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District years ago tried to sidestep any environmental controversy over the proposed Banning Ranch housing development in Newport Beach. After all, the district has no real say in whether the project will go forward, Deputy Supt. Paul Reed said. Newport-Mesa owns just a sliver of land the developer would need to widen a road to handle increased traffic that would be generated by the 1,375 new homes proposed for the area near the border of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa.
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