June 19, 2002
Deirdre Newman Colonial settler Nancy Morgan Hart tricked a group of Tories who came to her house with guns and demanded food. She plied the Tories with alcohol, took one of their guns and held them hostage until reinforcements arrived. How did she maintain control over the Tories with one gun? She was cross-eyed so the terrified Tories all thought she was aiming at them. This amusing, historic scenario was acted out on Tuesday at Harbor View Elementary School in Newport Beach as part of the Walk Through the American Revolution program.
November 19, 2009
Apparitions of three dead presidents will visit Temple Isaiah in Newport Beach tonight. Three presidential impressionists playing the parts of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and James Garfield will show up during the Friday night Sabbath services there, which start at 8 p.m., to address the temple’s congregants and interact with the crowd. This living history event will be free and open to the public said Peter Small, president of Temple Isaiah’s congregation.
February 18, 2001
Jennifer Kho COSTA MESA -- City officials and community leaders are arguing about the price of history. In December, the City Council unanimously approved the restoration of Huscroft House, which dates back to the early 1900s, for use as a cultural museum at Fairview Park. The council was expected to approve a contract last week to move the building from TeWinkle Park, where it is boarded up and stands on blocks, but instead scheduled a public hearing to determine whether residents think it is worth the cost.
November 18, 2005
Guided tours offer locals and visitors a chance to learn about the famous locales and wealthy inhabitants of the harbor.Where can you go to see homes of the rich and famous, hear a Newport Beach history lesson and catch a glimpse of California sea lions in their natural habitat? The Fun Zone Boat Co., founded in 1948 and located on the Balboa Pavilion, offers daily harbor cruises featuring all of the above. Each boat operator narrates the tour based on his or her knowledge of local history and who lives in what home, making each cruise a little different.
January 20, 2009
The school grounds seemed like a ghost town for a good 20 minutes Tuesday morning as every student, and nearly every staff member at Estancia High School, stood or sat in front of a TV listening to President Barack Obama. Obama’s voice echoed against the English classroom walls near the rear of the school. If students weren’t sitting at a desk watching his inauguration, they were on the ground in front of one, heads tilted upward, many of them watching their first presidential inauguration.
July 12, 2001
Young Chang Artist Mike Tauber laments the fact that in his mere 40 years he's watched the orange groves throughout Orange County all but disappear. He's nostalgic and sad that the landscape has changed but hopeful that the county's citrus heritage won't escape memories that have muddied for those too young to remember. "I think the loss of orange trees represents the passage of time," the Laguna Beach artist said. "What I'm doing is taking oranges for sentimental reasons and bringing them back as art. It changed from agriculture, and now it lives on as art."
December 11, 2004
The Newport Harbor High football team will play in the school's seventh championship game today at 2 p.m. at Angel Stadium against top-seeded Orange Lutheran, the sixth title game under Coach Jeff Brinkley. The Sailors have won the championship game twice, beating Irvine, 19-18, in 1999 and a 20-15 victory over Servite in 1994. Newport's most recent trip to the big game was in 2000 where Irvine exacted revenge with a 14-0 win. The Sailors also lost the 1992 title game to Irvine, 30-8.