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September 5, 2013
On behalf of the Knots of Love volunteers, I would like to clarify some facts about our yarn-bombing project recently covered by your newspaper ( "Yarn bombing delivers colorful message," Aug. 13). We are a nonprofit that survives solely on the beneficence of everyday people, both in monetary gifts and donated caps. Some interpreted our yarn-bombing project at The Lab Anti-Mall as a waste of valuable time and money that could have been better spent working toward our mission of creating caps and neonatal ICU blankets.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher | October 10, 2011
Mariners used to toss a wooden log overboard, and while its line spooled out, they would count each of the knots that passed through their hands. After 28 seconds, they recorded their boat's speed in knots, or nautical miles per hour. Today, 200 years later, boaters look at their digital instrument panel and still see their speed in knots. That tradition was nearly subverted when the Newport Beach Harbor Commission voted in April to change the city's municipal code to measure speed in miles per hour, a slightly slower measure than knots.
FEATURES
By Sue Thoensen | March 19, 2008
This corrects an earlier version of the story. Christine Shively didn’t know the bald woman she saw coming out of the hospital’s cancer ward last summer, and she hadn’t crocheted in more than 30 years. Still, with time on her hands, and the woman’s image fresh in her mind, Shively went home, brushed up on her skills and began crocheting brightly colored “chemo caps” she would then donate to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Knots-Of-Love, the organization Shively founded in her Newport Beach home, was born within days.
NEWS
By Jenny Stockdale and By Jenny Stockdale | August 30, 2012
Knots of Love, which donates handmade caps to chemotherapy patients, is vying for votes next month for a grant worth up to $250,000. Beginning Sept. 6, the Costa Mesa nonprofit will compete alongside nearly 30,000 other charities eligible to receive grant money from the Chase Community Giving 2012 program. Chase media contact Eileen Leveckis confirmed that the charity to receive the most votes could be awarded up to $250,000. An additional 195 top charities could receive anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000, depending on voting results.
NEWS
May 13, 2002
Expect it to be partly cloudy today, with patchy dense fog near the beaches in the morning. It will be a much cooler day than Sunday was, with highs from 62 at the coast to 82 inland. Tonight should be mostly clear early with areas of low clouds and fog spreading inland. Lows in the 50s. Clouds and some fog can be expected to hang on into Tuesday burning off later in the day. information: o7 www.nws.noaa.gov. f7 BOATING FORECAST Patchy dense fog will be found early today.
NEWS
January 16, 2005
Weather forecast Expect mostly sunny skies with high temperatures from 68 to 75 and light winds. Tonight, it will be partly cloudy with lows from 42 to 49 and light winds. Information: www.nws.noaa.gov Boating Forecast On inner waters, winds will be northwesterly at 10 knots in the morning, becoming variable at 10 knots or less, creating wind waves of 2 feet or less on a west swell of 3 to 5 feet at 11 seconds. Tonight, winds will be northerly at 10 to 15 knots, making wind waves of 2 feet or less on a west swell of 2 to 4 feet at 11 seconds.
FEATURES
May 12, 2007
TODAY'S FORECAST Expect clouds and fog this morning, with gradual clearing to mostly sunny skies by afternoon and a high of 70. Tonight, clouds and a low of 57. Information: www.weather.com FIVE-DAY FORECAST Sunday Mostly cloudy 70 ° high/ 58 low Monday Mostly sunny 66 ° high/ 59 low Tuesday Sunny 67 ° high/ 60 low Wednesday Sunny 72 ° high/ 61 low Thursday Sunny 72 ° high/ 60 low ALMANAC One year ago today The high was 70 and the low was 60. Total precipitation was 0 inches.
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By Mike Whitehead | September 20, 2013
Ahoy! San Francisco was boasting beautiful weather Thursday with mostly sunny skies and 72-degree air temperatures for Race 12, which was the first and only race of day number nine. Winds were at 16 knots at first but increased in the afternoon, and the weather matched the previous day's conditions except for a flood tide at the beginning of the race. The first race had a wind limit of 22.2 knots and the second race's limit was 20.3 knots. Light crowds were watching from the America's Cup Park at Pier 27, where the media center is located along with excellent amenities for spectators.
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NEWS
September 5, 2013
On behalf of the Knots of Love volunteers, I would like to clarify some facts about our yarn-bombing project recently covered by your newspaper ( "Yarn bombing delivers colorful message," Aug. 13). We are a nonprofit that survives solely on the beneficence of everyday people, both in monetary gifts and donated caps. Some interpreted our yarn-bombing project at The Lab Anti-Mall as a waste of valuable time and money that could have been better spent working toward our mission of creating caps and neonatal ICU blankets.
NEWS
By Chasen Doerr and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | August 13, 2013
The message - cancer awareness - came in the form of bright, multicolored yarn patches placed throughout The LAB Antimall in Costa Mesa. The final yarn bomb piece went up Tuesday morning, covering the center's well-known sign. Members of nonprofits Knots of Love, Project Linus and the TEDxYouth at Bomber Canyon gathered to watch the culminating event. The three groups spent the past week wrapping trees, signs and poles at The LAB in yarn, according to a news release. The groups teamed up with The LAB, which dedicated August to the "art of yarn," working with the Yarnover Truck and offering several fundraising knitting events, the news release said.
NEWS
By Jenny Stockdale and By Jenny Stockdale | August 30, 2012
Knots of Love, which donates handmade caps to chemotherapy patients, is vying for votes next month for a grant worth up to $250,000. Beginning Sept. 6, the Costa Mesa nonprofit will compete alongside nearly 30,000 other charities eligible to receive grant money from the Chase Community Giving 2012 program. Chase media contact Eileen Leveckis confirmed that the charity to receive the most votes could be awarded up to $250,000. An additional 195 top charities could receive anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000, depending on voting results.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher | October 10, 2011
Mariners used to toss a wooden log overboard, and while its line spooled out, they would count each of the knots that passed through their hands. After 28 seconds, they recorded their boat's speed in knots, or nautical miles per hour. Today, 200 years later, boaters look at their digital instrument panel and still see their speed in knots. That tradition was nearly subverted when the Newport Beach Harbor Commission voted in April to change the city's municipal code to measure speed in miles per hour, a slightly slower measure than knots.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher, mike.reicher@latimes.com | April 15, 2011
Editor's note: This corrects the day the crews were expected to arrive in Ensenada. NEWPORT BEACH – Amid a light breeze and sunny skies, racers set sail Friday afternoon in the 64th annual Newport-to-Ensenada International Yacht Race. Winning the first start was defending champion Taxi Dancer, a 68-foot bright yellow yacht from Santa Barbara. Dennis Conner's Stars and Stripes, from San Diego, followed close behind. While the breeze showed promise early — at about 6 knots in the morning — by the time the gun fired at noon, it had dropped to about 3 or 4 knots from the west.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher, mike.reicher@latimes.com | March 30, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — The city is creating a special permitting process to allow sail and crew racers to exceed the harbor's 5-knot speed limit. Five knots equals 5 nautical miles per hour, or an approximate speed of 5.75 mph. After years of discussion and various proposals, the Harbor Commission, Orange County Sheriff's Department's Harbor Patrol, boating organizations and city officials appear to have agreed on a concept. It would allow groups such as yacht clubs and collegiate associations to apply for a permit before a given regatta — both for sailboats and crew boats — and any practices leading up to the races.
NEWS
By Brad Avery, Special to the Daily Pilot | February 15, 2011
ABOARD THE ALASKA EAGLE, off South Georgia Island — With 30 knots of wind behind us, Alaska Eagle was flying along at 11 knots. Suddenly we found ourselves in fog with 200 feet of visibility. "Up for ice!" Peter called from the mast. As we quickly turned toward the wind, a golf cart-sized chunk of glacier slid by to starboard. In clear weather, the ice is easy to spot by our four lookouts, but the fog now demands more attention; hitting a ton or two of a bit of iceberg can do serious damage.
NEWS
By Brad Avery, Special to the Daily Pilot | February 8, 2011
ABOARD THE ALASKA EAGLE, off Cape Horn — We are anchored in Martial Cove on Herschel Island, just eight miles north of Cape Horn. The wind is howling through the rigging at a steady 40 knots, with gusts up to 50 knots. The Alaska Eagle is sailing back and forth on her tandem anchors and heeling over in the gusts. Sometimes a blast shakes the mast and the whole boat vibrates. Even in this well-protected cove, 2-foot foot waves are rolling past us, and the lead-gray sea is covered with streaks of white.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | November 22, 2010
Earlier this month, "Wedding Day Makeover" premiered on TLC. The show, which follows brides-to-be as they decide on their pre-wedding beauty regimen, will feature a local salon. Design Visage, a Newport Beach business near John Wayne Airport, was selected to style 21 of the 50 brides featured in the series. Owner Caren Lazarus is a pioneer in the bridal industry. In 1991, the Los Angeles Times published a story on her as the first to market specifically to brides. Now her salon, an Orange County institution since 1986, styles 500 weddings a year.
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