December 20, 2013
The Corona del Mar High and Newport Harbor girls' water polo programs are joining forces for the Sparks of Love Toy Drive today at CdM. The varsity teams will compete at 5 p.m. The players are asking that anyone coming to the game, players, family and fans, to bring an unwrapped toy. There will be volunteers at the gate to collect the toys. For the older kids donations are asked for: skateboards, footballs, soccer balls, blow dryers, flat irons and make-up brushes/bags.
January 27, 2014
Sunlight reflecting off a concave makeup mirror caused a couch to catch fire inside a Newport Beach home Monday, according to a news release. The rays streamed through the second-floor window of a residence in the 600 block of Poinsettia and bounced off the mirror, which rested on a fabric loveseat, said Newport Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella. No one at the Corona del Mar home, but the smoke alarm went off, prompting a neighbor to call the authorities. Seven Newport Beach Fire Department units responded at 10:13 a.m. The couch was the only thing damaged.
January 12, 2007
Newport-Mesa is a hot spot for retail and fashion, and South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island are arguably on the forefront of fashion trends in Southern California. The major push recently has been attracting area-exclusive stores to each center, each successful in the feat last year. In 2006, South Coast Plaza opened a dozen stores, 11 of which were exclusive to Orange County. In the next year, South Coast Plaza will welcome the first H&M stores in Orange County, with one on each side of the center, according to shopping center representatives.
May 6, 2003
Nick Rhodes and Griffin Dunzer combined on a four-hit shutout as host Corona del Mar High defeated Los Amigos, 3-0, in a makeup game from the Pride of the Coast Tournament Monday afternoon. Rhodes started the consolation game and went two innings before Dunzer (1-2) came in and picked up his first victory in relief for the Sea Kings, giving up just two hits in the final five innings. Parker Ferguson was 2 for 2 for Corona del Mar, driving in two runs on a single and a sacrifice.
May 3, 2003
Submit AFTER HOURS items to the Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627; by fax to (949) 646-4170; or by calling (949) 574-4295. A complete list is available at www.dailypilot.com. SPECIAL MUDD MAKE-UP SCHOOL ARTIST AT OCC Senior make-up artist instructor Paul Thompson, will speak at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Orange Coast College's Green Room. Thompson is a former OCC Theatre Department student and a senior makeup instructor and partner at MUDD Make-Up in Burbank.
July 5, 2013
A Costa Mesa church is offering free same-sex weddings Saturday. The Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 2845 Mesa Verde Drive East, will run the weddings throughout the day, one at a time, according to a flier posted on the church's website. The service includes use of the facility, seating for 100 guests, a minister, musicians, audio-visual equipment and hair styling. The church is not hosting receptions. According to the flier, "Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church is an open and affirming church, and we are happy to provide this opportunity to provide a church wedding for those who have been waiting for equal marriage.
March 26, 2013
Leotard-clad dancers stretched at gravity-defying angles, while gangly teenagers with seemingly endless legs towered en pointe. A girl hunched over homework as a counterpart stitched elastic bands and ribbons onto her shoes, listening to the youngest among them, who tittered gleefully, cradled comfortably in the laps of older girls. Ballet, in all its glory, was front and center at the Maple Conservatory of Dance in Irvine. Last Friday, about 80 performers pieced together pliés, arabesques and ports de bras in a nearly two-hour run-through of the Maple Youth Ballet's rendition of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
April 18, 2003
The ornamental horticulture students at Orange Coast College will sell some of their best home-grown plants at their annual spring plant sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and every Friday through May 2. Plants available include: tomatoes, colorful annuals, bell and chili peppers, nemesias, verbenas and bacopa, mixed color baskets, ivy geraniums, double impatiens and hydrangeas. Every Tuesday, you can call their plant hotline to find out which plants are for sale the next Friday.
November 5, 2002
Deirdre Newman Being an ancient Egyptian means that you can sit inside an ancient burial tomb and feast on pomegranate, figs and dates while listening with rapt attention to the gory details of the mummification process without losing your appetite. And when you hear that the process involved removing all of the organs except the heart, you don't even raise a heavily penciled eyebrow or roll your eyelashes laden with black mascara in disgust. That was the scenario in Beth Nowlin's sixth-grade classroom at Kaiser Elementary School in Costa Mesa on Monday as boys and girls raided their mother's makeup drawers and closets to dress as authentically Egyptian as they could.