April 1, 2010
It may be called Surf City, but for music lovers, Huntington Beach is the home of the Golden Bear. Since the nightclub’s demise in the late 1980s, some residents have been waiting, or actively plotting, its return. And now Ladera Ranch resident Joe Daichendt, co-owner of Pierside Pavilion and his father, Gary, is trying to bring a Golden Bear concert venue to the city in summer 2011. The Golden Bear was a music venue where the likes of John Denver, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and Steve Martin played to intimate crowds.
January 26, 2011
Decorative Arts Society, a Newport Beach-based nonprofit, recently granted $25,000 to Laura's House, a Ladera Ranch-based nonprofit organization that assists families affected by domestic violence, according to a news release. The money is slated for children's therapeutic art programs, the release said. —Mike Reicher
March 31, 2009
Editor’s note: These people have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. As with all suspects, they are considered innocent until proved guilty. Newport Beach Thursday Cathleen Wright, 34, Newport Beach Friday Barry Faber, 80, Newport Beach Tyler Ashbrook, 23, Westminster Lance Kaldenberg, 39, Newport Beach Saturday Kevin Sullivan, 34, Newport Beach David Stiles, 55, Newport Beach Laura Olasaba, 40, Ontario Rachel Weissberg, 35, Long Beach Nickolas Grimes, 24, Ladera Ranch Frank Betourne, 54, Irvine Sunday Robert Maes, 21, Costa Mesa Monday Bryce Basehart, 20, Yorba Linda Costa Mesa March 25 Haitham Gamal, 33, Costa Mesa Friday Kathryn O’Connor, 40, Costa Mesa Ky Lambert, 39, Costa Mesa Oraldo Rivas, 32, Costa Mesa Saturday Jose Leyva-Villa, 23, Costa Mesa Jose Rojas, 45, Costa Mesa Joseph Hobi, 26, Hermosa Beach Shanna Bullock, 21, Costa Mesa Sunday Ashley Schaefer, 23, Huntington Beach Nelson Estrada, 36, Costa Mesa Raymond Tu, 22, San Diego Sean Merritt, 27, Huntington Beach Gabriel Benavides, 30, Costa Mesa Monday Matthew McCreary, 47, Rancho Santa Margarita Travis Rosenbaum, 27, Ladera Ranch
May 11, 2009
Submitted by Rancho Mission Viejo Fine wine. Live music. And the most spectacular golden sunset within a setting of low rolling hills, soaring ridgelines, and panoramas that take your breath away! These were the sights, scenes and experiences that highlighted last month’s Third Annual Wine Tasting conducted within the prestigious and gated South Orange County hillside village of Covenant Hills, where custom homesites and brand new custom homes are now available for purchase.
March 24, 2009
The new math- and science-focused Davis magnet school has a new principal. Kevin Rafferty will start his new job April 13. Rafferty, who worked at the Capistrano Unified School District, was the principal of Chaparral Elementary School in Ladera Ranch since 2001. “It is my goal to help make Davis the finest science, math and technology magnet school in the United States,” Rafferty said as he was appointed at the Newport-Mesa school board meeting Tuesday. Next month, Rafferty will begin hiring teachers and establishing the school before it opens in September.
November 4, 2008
Newport Rib Company is a frequent contributor to local charities, with donations often coming in the form barbecued meat, but for the rest of the month the restaurant will donate part of its proceeds to 25 area organizations. Starting today the restaurant will hand out a card with the names of 25 charities to its diners. Patrons can pick an organization from the list, and 20% of their bill will be donated to the charity. Checks will be given to the charities at closing ceremonies during the first week of December.
December 23, 2008
A four-car collision on Bear Street near the 405 Freeway on Tuesday sent two people to the hospital, tangled up rush-hour traffic and led to a drunk driving arrest, Costa Mesa police said. Details were still being sorted out Tuesday night, but police said David Meyers, 25, of Ladera Ranch, was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI, according to Lt. Paul Dondero. The crash happened about 5:25 p.m. “It was just nuts; it affected traffic quite a bit,” Dondero said, adding that police had to pay particular attention to traffic from the Bear Street off-ramp contributing to the already long line caused by the accident.