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NEWS
February 14, 2004
Cirque seeking high-flying help Cirque du Soleil is looking to pluck talented performers from obscurity in Orange County. Cirque representatives will hold a talent contest Feb. 21 in Fashion Island's Bloomingdale's Courtyard from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A panel of four judges will watch the contestants. Participants could be jugglers, magicians, strong men, contortionists or comedians. Selected participants will win ticket prizes as well as have a videotape of their performance presented to the group's casting department.
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NEWS
January 29, 2004
Send AROUND TOWN items to the Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627; by e-mail to luis.pena@latimes.com; by fax to (949) 646-4170; or by calling (949) 574-4298. Include the time, date and location of the event, as well as a contact phone number. TODAY The UC Irvine International Center for Writing and Translation will explore the various ways in which Maori language and culture meet the works of Shakespeare with a seminar at 4 p.m. in the UCI Humanities Instructional Building, room 135. A reading and film screening of "Maori Merchant of Venice" will be at 7 p.m. in the UCI Humanities Instructional Building, room 100. The cost is $5. Information: http:www.
NEWS
September 1, 2004
Jeff Benson Volunteer guide Judy Gielow apparently can't walk two feet at the Environmental Nature Center without grasping for the rough bark of a cottonwood tree, tasting a coastal sage "lemonadeberry" shrub or somehow spotting the barely-visible evidence of a four-legged creature. A treasure trove of botanical knowledge and someone you wouldn't mind having around when you're lost in the woods, she can point out the common and technical names -- and even the watering patterns -- for nearly every plant in the center.
NEWS
September 16, 2004
Alicia Robinson Newport Beach Rep. Chris Cox on Tuesday formally requested a House subcommittee investigate CBS News' use of allegedly forged documents on President Bush's military service record. Questions have been raised since CBS' "60 Minutes" last week reported on documents showing that, while in the Texas Air National Guard, Bush didn't follow orders to take a physical. In a letter to Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), who chairs the House telecommunications and Internet subcommittee, Cox wrote that "despite the growing abundance of evidence that CBS News has aided and abetted fraud, the network has declined to reveal the source of the disputed documents."
NEWS
February 11, 2001
The 600 people who showed up at the State Parks Department's Jan. 18 "informational" meeting on plans for the historic district clearly rejected the resort alternative. "No resort" was the cry. They cheered loudest at the news that developer Michael Freed's right to develop the resort remains "subject to all permits and approvals not yet had or obtained" -- a contract without the needed approvals is only paper. A stand-up ovation followed the challenge to Freed to exercise his contract option to terminate the ill-conceived resort contract after failing to obtain any of the appropriate approvals in the three years since its signing.
NEWS
By: Mark R. Madler | September 3, 2005
A developer, a former mayor and the city's disaster preparedness coordinator were among the residents chosen Tuesday by the City Council to serve on the committee reviewing the city's operations and governmental organization. The 15-member Charter Review Committee will begin its task of reviewing city functions and organization and potentially reform city government in January. The committee will meet twice a month for a year and then make recommendation for changes that must be approved by voters.
NEWS
February 21, 2003
California voters set two dubious records last year: the lowest voter turnout ever in a primary election and the lowest voter turnout ever in a general election. Clearly, voter participation and enthusiasm continue to decline. One reason? California's early March primary election, which has resulted in our state having the longest campaign season in the nation. Last year, I authored Senate Bill 1975, which sought to split the presidential and state primaries.
NEWS
By Ana Facio Contreras | October 21, 2006
Term limits, vocational education and helping low-achieving students were among the topics discussed at a Newport-Mesa school board candidates forum Thursday at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center. The two-hour forum, hosted by the League of Women Voters and the Harbor Council Parent Teachers Assn., drew about 100 people. The questions posed to the seven candidates were written by members of the audience. Among the Nov. 7 election candidates are longtime board members Judy Franco and Serene Stokes, who respectively are facing challengers Sandy Asper and Karen Yelsey.
NEWS
By: | October 7, 2005
Athens Group will present a conceptual plan for redevelopment of the Aliso Creek Inn and Golf Course at a town hall meeting planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the City Hall council chambers, 505 Forest Ave. A previous Athens plan to expand the golf course into adjacent wildlife preserve areas was opposed by many community members and county officials. John Mansour, Athens Group vice president, will present a preliminary plan that reviews several issues affecting the property and opportunities for improvement.
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