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November 23, 1999
Greg Risling SANTA ANA -- A Costa Mesa businessman who defrauded hundreds of investors with a phony Internet gambling venture was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Monday. Robert Louis Syrax, 57, was convicted on several counts of money laundering and wire and mail fraud. He was also ordered to repay about $4.5 million to about 500 people who trusted him with their money. "People don't expect they are going to be told outright lies," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Ellyn Lindsay.
NEWS
October 25, 2002
Seniors are logging onto the Internet faster than any other age group. But these seniors aren't just checking out bargains at Internet auction sites, a lot of them are creating their own Web sites. Some of the Web site subjects that seniors are developing and logging onto include: Family History and Genealogy sites to educate and even locate family members. Commemorative sites that honor a time, place or person from the past. Sentimental sites provide a great service, particularly those that deal with grief and overcoming loss.
NEWS
December 17, 2007
For those still behind the swift wave that is the Internet, the Newport Beach Public Library is offering a chance to catch up and become web savvy. The “Tuesday at Two” training classes start Jan. 8 and teach hands-on instruction revolving around e-mail, search engines, using e-Bay, and using the Internet as a research tool. There will be 15 individual classes offered over a four-month period. The classes are free, but are kept small in order to preserve personal attention.
NEWS
January 27, 2008
For the second time in as many weeks, we find ourselves issuing warnings about the travails of the Internet. First, it was an apparent growing trend by young people to videotape their schoolyard brawls and subsequently post the video on YouTube for all to see. Now we learn that a UCI police dispatcher, no less, is accused of posting photos of young water polo players from Newport Harbor High and other local schools on a gay pornographic website....
LOCAL
April 11, 2008
Parents have a chance to learn whether they have the tools and knowledge necessary to help their kids navigate the Web when the Newport Beach Police Department hosts an Internet-safety seminar Wednesday. Police officials will walk parents through some of the dangers on the Internet and what they can do to keep their kids from clicking on the wrong site or talking to the wrong person. Are you equipped to keep up with your child’s online activity? Does your child participate in online gaming, and do they communicate with strangers?
NEWS
By Sarah Peters | October 17, 2011
COSTA MESA - There's not much left on the stockroom shelves of Cal's Cameras & Video except for decades-old boxes of glass slides, now considered relics in this era of digital photography. The store at 1770 Newport Blvd. once boasted an inventory of more than 1 million units, overflowing with photographic paper, film and developing supplies, and annual sales of about $10 million, said Cal's founder, Cal Stilley, 87. "The wall used to [be] full of all types of photographic paper and chemicals," he said of his showroom's far wall, which is now lined by two digital print stations.
NEWS
March 24, 2003
Piloteers don't have Doppler 7000 or any other technological weather-predicting doodads, but according to a school weather report researched by a Newport Beach councilman's son, we're holding our own. Scott Ridgeway, the 10-year-old son of Councilman Tod Ridgeway, compared the Daily Pilot's Surf and Sun weather forecast to Internet forecasts and discovered that the Pilot fared better over the 36 days he monitored....
NEWS
November 4, 2000
ENVIRONMENT "It's an area where federal investment money is well spent. I have opposed a good deal of spending in Washington, but I have strongly supported the record increases in funding for environmental protection in the last four years. It's meant cleaner air and cleaner water for us in Southern California." REGULATING THE INTERNET "The Internet provides an extraordinary challenge to the regulatory bureaucracy. If the government takes the view that it can define and regulate the Internet, it is bound not only to fail -- but also to do irreparable damage to the Internet's continued growth in the process."
NEWS
May 12, 2000
Sue Doyle Rep. Christopher Cox led the drive to protect commerce on the World Wide Web, scoring a victory when the House voted Wednesday to delay adding any new Internet taxes until 2006. Cox (R-Newport Beach) launched the bill to prevent Internet taxation at the federal, state and local levels in February. "The new economy empowers individuals, but only if they can afford to participate," Cox said. "Lawmakers who care about the digital divide shouldn't tax the Internet."
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By Rhea Mahbubani | March 20, 2014
For as long as Frank Bruni can remember, food has played a lead role in his life. In his Italian-American household in White Plains, N.Y., every family gathering was marked by culinary creations. He was a ravenous eater, with chubbiness to show for it. And bulimia made an early appearance - when he was still a toddler. A look into the rearview mirror reveals that it wasn't competitive swimming or the Atkins diet that helped him break the cycle of binging and purging. It was professional eating as the restaurant critic for the New York Times, a position he took the calculated risk of accepting.  The Newport Beach Public Library will host the 49-year-old veteran journalist, an op-ed columnist since 2011 and former Rome bureau chief for the Times, on Friday and Saturday.
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By Mary Ellen Goddard | August 8, 2013
"Libraries are more relevant than ever. " This statement is the title of an essay by Luis Herrera, director of the San Francisco Public Library, for the New York Times' "Room for Debate" series. Herrera's and other essays on the future of libraries were published in December to answer the question, "Do we still need libraries?" Despite many people feeling that we can get everything we need on the Internet, we need libraries more because of the Internet, not less. This point was stressed by Susan Crawford, another of the writers for this series.
NEWS
By Annie Kim | May 2, 2013
A Laguna Beach chef says animal rights activists posted personal information - including his cell phone number and credit card transactions - online because he served foie gras. Activists hacked into the website of Hudson Valley Foie Gras , from whom Amar Santana of Broadway in Laguna Beach purchased fattened duck liver, and distributed his and more than 1,200 other clients' personal information to animal rights groups, which posted the data online April 24. The list included email addresses, personal cell phone numbers and credit card transactions.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | April 18, 2013
TUSTIN - At 11 years old, Marissa Angelina Wendt has her own baking show. Viewers can learn how to make treats like unicorn poop cookies or vanilla bean cupcakes at the Irvine resident's SugarNomsTV channel on YouTube. "I have a sweet tooth, and I'm just really passionate about baking," Marissa said. This week, a video she posted to SugarNoms won her the title of Best Kid Chef from Orange County restaurateur Zov Karamardian who has eateries stretching from Newport Beach to Tustin and Irvine.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Ellen Goddard | August 9, 2012
The opening of school is fast approaching, and students will be doing research papers. Many will probably just use the Internet, grab some "facts" and let that be the total of their effort. I have heard teachers comment about this kind of reporting, and they don't seem to be happy about it. The Internet can be a valuable tool, but anyone with an Internet connection can publish a website. The reliability of the information is not guaranteed. And just because some information is there one day, doesn't guarantee that it will be available in the same place another.
NEWS
December 31, 2011
Irvine police are looking for more victims of a woman they say used Internet dating sites to target Korean men in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Police arrested Sunmee Kim, 36, on Dec. 21 on outstanding warrants issued from both counties. Kim was arrested a week after falsely reporting, under a stolen identity, that she was the victim of domestic violence, according to a police news release. Kim used the report to remove the victim, a 44-year old Irvine businessman she had met on Koreancupid.com, from his home.
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By Sarah Peters | October 17, 2011
COSTA MESA - There's not much left on the stockroom shelves of Cal's Cameras & Video except for decades-old boxes of glass slides, now considered relics in this era of digital photography. The store at 1770 Newport Blvd. once boasted an inventory of more than 1 million units, overflowing with photographic paper, film and developing supplies, and annual sales of about $10 million, said Cal's founder, Cal Stilley, 87. "The wall used to [be] full of all types of photographic paper and chemicals," he said of his showroom's far wall, which is now lined by two digital print stations.
NEWS
August 11, 2011
The Newport Beach Police Department has joined the Internet Crimes Task Force partnering with Los Angeles police to address child pornography cases. Newport Beach police joined the 13-year-old task force after the Los Angeles Police Department approached the NBPD in July. "By joining this task force NBPD detectives are provided with the specialized training and resources to proactively target online predators and keep them from victimizing children who live in this city," Sgt. Shontel Sherwood, of the Juvenile Crimes and Sexual Assault unit, said in an email.
NEWS
By Alan N. Boinus | July 8, 2011
In an effort to create a balanced budget and some fiscal stability in California, Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democrats in the California Legislature finally passed a budget over continued Republican intransigence over the Democrats' desire to raise revenues rather than cut services like K-12 schools. Democrats sidestepped Republicans by finding a means to generate revenue without raising taxes (in fact, sales-tax rates are down now) by closing a loophole in the law that had allowed Internet giants like Amazon.com and Overstock.com to avoid collecting sales taxes on their Internet sales.
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