July 16, 2009
Dick?s Sporting Goods will celebrate its grand opening at Fashion Island this weekend with a personal appearance by NFL legend Ronnie Lott from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The daylong celebration will begin at 9 a.m., when wristbands will be handed out to the first 250 people, one per person, to meet Lott at 1 p.m. Giveaways will begin at 9 a.m. while supplies last, and visitors can register to win a $1,000 shopping spree. There will also be grand opening specials throughout the store.
October 9, 1999
Rebecca Harris EDITOR'S NOTE: Where our summer's WEEKEND WANDERER column explored outdoor activities in the Newport-Mesa area, fall brings us inside the places where locals spend their "off" time in NIGHT LIFE. Done with work and looking for a cheap, no-frills draft beer? A hot place to party with Orange County fraternity boys on a weeknight? Bistro 201 is probably not your ideal destination. Happy Hour at the quietly elegant Newport Beach bar and restaurant attracts aging yuppies and middle-aged, upper-middle-class professionals.
July 2, 2010
TODAY Torah Study Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds its weekly Torah Study from 9 to 10:30 a.m., which is followed by the Saturday Minyan at 10:40 a.m. at the Morgan Chapel. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org. AABC Concert Costa Mesa-based All-American Boys Chorus celebrates its 40th anniversary with a special concert at 7 p.m. at Crystal Cathedral, 12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove. The 130-voice chorus will perform special renditions of "Let Freedom Ring," "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "God Bless America."
June 9, 2011
Andrew Breitbart, the conservative commentator whose website broke the sexting scandal involving Rep. Anthony Weiner, is scheduled to appear as a guest speaker in Newport Beach tonight. Possible 2012 congressional hopeful Mike Munzing will host Breitbart as part of Conservative Happy Hour from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Tea Room at the Newport Beach Golf Course, 3100 Irvine Ave., according to his website . Munzing said Thursday morning that he is not sure exactly what time the commentator would arrive.
April 29, 2009
A couple of local restaurants are offering new Happy Hour deals. Britta’s Cafe in University Center in Irvine is offering half-off drinks and free snacks from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Wednesdays you can really save money with the restaurant’s gourmet hamburgers with pomme frites and Caesar salad for $14. Britta’s Cafe is near Edwards Theater across from UC Irvine at 4237 Campus Drive. For details, call (949) 509-1211. Taco Rosa in Newport Hills shopping center, 2632 San Miguel Road, Newport Beach, is offering a marathon Happy Hour from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., except on holidays.
March 4, 2009
It saddens me whenever I drive by Triangle Square and see the papered-up glass windows and doors of the stores where the businesses are no more. This was supposed to be an icon for Costa Mesa, an anchor at the end of the 55 Freeway to showcase the city. Virgin and Niketown are long gone, and Sutra is rumored to close, but the owners insist it is staying. The Yardhouse and the movie theater are the only major players left in the struggling mall. While those venues march on they won’t be the ones leading a revitalization of the area.