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By Crissy Brooks | November 12, 2010
The weeds behind my apartment had been unruly for a long time. Every time I walked by I would think, "I've got to pull those weeds. " The pathway between my apartment and the one next door was embarrassing. It's not that I didn't want to clean it up. It was that I was afraid of the bees. For about a year, we had told our landlord about a swarm that has made a hive in the stucco wall above the weeds. Every morning I heard them buzzing outside my bathroom window, and every afternoon I walked by the weeds.
NEWS
February 10, 2005
Andrew Edwards Orchids come in a wide array of shapes, sizes and colors -- just like the people who can't get enough of them. The 25th annual Fascination of Orchids show is set to open today at South Coast Plaza, where more than 70 orchid vendors from 11 countries will be on hand for what event organizers are billing as the nation's biggest gathering of the exotic flowers. "We've taken this from what used to be a mall show into what we believe is the largest show in the country," event co-chair Tony Glinskas said.
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By: Andrew Edwards | August 8, 2005
A new flower shop has opened in the same Corona del Mar location where a longtime florist once did business. For more than two decades, the corner of East Coast Highway and Jasmine Avenue was home to Joe Porto's Flowerman shop. In June, Porto closed Flowerman, clearing the way for a new floral venture, KW Creative Designs. The new store is owned by Mark Kimmel and Robert Wood. At their shop, customers can still buy flowers, but they can also shop for jewelry and art objects such as colorful blown glass.
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February 5, 2005
Nasir Jiwa Orange County could be seeing a bit more yellow with "Daffodil Days" about to bloom. One of the largest fundraising programs for the American Cancer Society, the nearly month-long Daffodil Days drive allows donors to buy bouquets of the flowers knowing their money will go toward treatment for cancer patients. "Daffodils are one of the first flowers of spring," said Jennifer Horspool, spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society's Orange County chapter.
NEWS
March 9, 2003
A plant that reseeds itself is a garden hero. Year after year, these faithful friends show up in familiar places. Without demanding attention, they bloom and grow on their own, only needing a vacant spot to spend a season. The nasturtiums that spill down the sides of my potted citrus are my garden stars. They intermittently come to stay and bring bright orange blooms with beautiful variegated leaves. I think they give my potted citrus garden an extra dash of style and they offer an extra splash of color in between fruit cycles.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ron Vanderhoff | December 24, 2010
Chances are, as you read this, your living room is strewn with wrapping paper and holiday greeting cards. Gadgets are being plugged in, instruction sheets are being deciphered and calories are being consumed. The daily paper is soon to be dissected, a preamble to tomorrow's post-holiday sales and savings. Christmas Day celebrations have a lot to do with relationships, sharing, gratitude and peace. Families come together, friends call each other, children are at their happiest and collectively, we all show our appreciation and love for each other.
NEWS
May 20, 2003
Deirdre Newman The City Council got a lesson in horticulture on Monday night courtesy of Robin Leffler, who tried for the second time to convince the council to reconsider its approval of a high-density condominium project downtown. Leffler, arguing on behalf of a group that promotes responsible growth, handed out unopened flowers to the council members to show them what happens when flowers that require a full day of sun are deprived, a fate she fears will befall the gardens on Bernard Street if the four-story condos at 1901 Newport Blvd.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | December 31, 2011
NORTHRIDGE - One game into the Big West Conference men's basketball season, the buzz about UC Irvine has nothing to do with the Anteaters' tight new haircuts. UCI, picked to finish last in the nine-team conference in the preseason poll, did little to disprove such a prediction in a 3-9 preseason that included just one win over a Division I program. But there was little about UCI's performance Thursday that would point toward limiting optimism in conference play. "I don't think my team in any way has lost belief because of our record," UCI Coach Russell Turner said.
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By Lauren Williams | June 27, 2013
While a few of the finer points of Fairview Community Church parishioner Beth Syverson's wedding were ironed out in advance, one big detail remained a mystery: when it would take place. The attire and location, the Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana, were chosen before Wednesday, but caterers, photographers and, especially, the perishable flowers, were aspects she and her partner of four years couldn't plan without setting a date. On Wednesday, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions affecting same-sex marriage, Syverson, 44, and Jan Mabie, 50, learned they would have a ceremonial wedding June 26, with the state-recognized paperwork to come after Proposition 8 is formally lifted.
NEWS
May 1, 2014
Police on Monday arrested a man for allegedly stabbing the caretaker of an elderly Costa Mesa woman while the victim was trying to prepare her food. The victim takes care of a woman in her 80s who lives on Ford Road with her daughter, who is in her 60s, according to police. The daughter's boyfriend, 53-year-old Lyndell Flowers, frequently argued with the victim, Costa Mesa police Det. Sgt. Ed Everett said. On Monday evening, the caretaker was in the kitchen when Flowers allegedly started yelling at him. At one point, Flowers pulled out a folding knife and said, "You don't think I'll do it?"
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May 1, 2014
Police on Monday arrested a man for allegedly stabbing the caretaker of an elderly Costa Mesa woman while the victim was trying to prepare her food. The victim takes care of a woman in her 80s who lives on Ford Road with her daughter, who is in her 60s, according to police. The daughter's boyfriend, 53-year-old Lyndell Flowers, frequently argued with the victim, Costa Mesa police Det. Sgt. Ed Everett said. On Monday evening, the caretaker was in the kitchen when Flowers allegedly started yelling at him. At one point, Flowers pulled out a folding knife and said, "You don't think I'll do it?"
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By Rabbi Marc Gellman | March 28, 2014
A Facebook friend recently posted a question about the meaning behind the Jewish tradition of placing stones on graves. Andrew is both a sculptor and a carver of memorials, so perhaps his question arises not only from professional curiosity but also from an artist's sensitivity — or maybe he just wonders, "What's up with the rocks?" . The Jewish custom of placing stones on the headstones of the deceased seems to me to be a unique Jewish custom. The headstone itself is of biblical origin.
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By Bradley Zint | November 9, 2013
World War II veteran Thomas G. Riker has a morning routine, a short ceremony of patriotic clockwork. He walks the front yard of his Flower Street home in Eastside Costa Mesa and hoists the American flag. Then the 95-year-old salutes and quietly recites the beginning of the Boy Scout oath: "On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country. " Later in the afternoon, he takes the flag down in proper form and folding. He's been honoring Old Glory this way for about 40 years, almost every day unless there's inclement weather.
NEWS
October 15, 2013
Virginia Marie Queale Deceased: Virginia Marie Queale Maiden name: Winfield Nickname: Ginger DOB: April 30, 1949 Death: October 11, 2013 Age: 64 Ginger was surrounded by family when she passed from her long battle with cancer. All of us will miss her very much. Husband: Stephen Queale Brothers: Thomas Winfield Walter Winfield William Winfield (Gina) Children: Dustin Queale (Jami) Kelly Summerhays (Gale) Grandchildren: Sophia Samantha Jake Riley Survived by many nieces and nephews.
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By Lauren Williams | June 27, 2013
While a few of the finer points of Fairview Community Church parishioner Beth Syverson's wedding were ironed out in advance, one big detail remained a mystery: when it would take place. The attire and location, the Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana, were chosen before Wednesday, but caterers, photographers and, especially, the perishable flowers, were aspects she and her partner of four years couldn't plan without setting a date. On Wednesday, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions affecting same-sex marriage, Syverson, 44, and Jan Mabie, 50, learned they would have a ceremonial wedding June 26, with the state-recognized paperwork to come after Proposition 8 is formally lifted.
NEWS
January 22, 2013
Victor M Matloff 5/26/1928-1/17/2013 Born Los Angeles, graduate of the University of Southern California, served as a fighter pilot in the Korean War and was a retired United Airlines Captain. He is survived by his wife Susan Matloff, daughter Julie Conway, and 3 grandchildren, Corinne, Colette and James. In lieu of flowers, please be generous to Canine Companions for Independence (cci.org).
NEWS
December 4, 2012
Pat and Jay - Together again Pat McCormick, our beautiful, artistic, funny, sexy mother passed from this life on November 2, 2012. She is once again with our dad, the love of her life, who passed on November 16, 2004 Private family graveside services have been held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care, or to a charity of your choice.
NEWS
August 24, 2012
JUNE L. PRESCOTT June Prescott 89, a resident of Corona del Mar, California for the last 43 years, passed away on August 22, 2012. June lived with courage, dignity, and grace. She is survived by her children, Robert Robison, Brad Prescott, of Corona del Mar, and Robbie Grange of Henderson, Nevada. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice.
NEWS
February 14, 2012
Red rose sales are on the rise this Valentine's Day, with florists Kathy and Jim Lyon of Artistic Florists working around the clock to meet holiday orders. "Everybody is excited," said Jim Lyon, co-owner of the Costa Mesa shop with his wife since 1973. "The economy is doing better, so we're seeing that it's certainly true this year that people are coming out and buying their sweethearts flowers. " Long-stemmed red roses are the top seller this year for the shop at 2925 College Ave. Orders begin trickling in as early as a month before, with the rush period really starting two weeks before the big day, Jim Lyon said.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | January 28, 2012
IRVINE - Without a home victory in three previous Big West Conference games this season and only two wins over Division I programs in the Bren Events Center, the UC Irvine student rooting section can be forgiven for lacking the inspiration and, perhaps, the opportunity to storm the court following Saturday's 65-57 triumph over conference rival UC Riverside. So, after earning their first Big West Conference home win in a little more than 11 months, Anteaters players took it upon themselves to storm the crowd.
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