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By Dave Brooks | February 27, 2006
With Mardi Gras celebrations just a day away, many Newport-Mesa restaurateurs are finding themselves in a sensitive predicament celebrating the raucous Fat Tuesday just months after Hurricane Katrina. Is it appropriate to honor excess and sin after a natural disaster destroyed most of the celebration's birthplace? Many restaurants have decided to skip Mardi Gras events this year, but a few eateries are pushing forward with celebrations and shifting the focus from debauchery to charity.
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By AVIVA GOELMAN | August 25, 2007
The Costa Mesa Senior Center will be host a Bayou Bash on Oct. 6. Being the curious person I am, I decided to find out the history and meaning of Bayou Bash. Its real meaning is traced back to Mardi Gras, which is held yearly in New Orleans and is one of the most famous carnival celebrations in the world. In 1699, Mardi Gras was first mentioned in North America by a French explorer who was camped by the Mississippi River, 50 miles south of today’s New Orleans. He was the first to bring the term to the United States.
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February 19, 2010
New Orleans and other cities around the globe this week marked Mardi Gras, which is French for “Fat Tuesday.” It’s a celebration of excess that comes the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Christianity’s Lenten period, in which people will fast and observe other Christian rituals through to Easter Sunday. For those of you who are Catholic or Christian leaders in the community, could you describe how you celebrate Mardi Gras and explain what meaning it holds for you?
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September 7, 2001
1. Cooking and connecting with others will happen at one place as The Single Gourmet, a gathering for business and professional singles ages 30 to 50 who meet and enjoy great food, will hold its event at 7 p.m. today at Pinot Provence, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa. $75, or $65 for members. Reservations required. Price includes food, tax and gratuity. (949) 854-6552 or o7 http://www.singlegourmetlaoc.com. f7 2. Mardi Gras in September? That's right!
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September 2, 2001
BALBOA BEACH BLANKET BARBECUE They don't quack. They don't peck. But they sure can float. On Sept. 9, the first Surfin' Ducky Wave Race will have the rubber critters bobbing in the water in a mad dash -- actually a slow crawl -- to the shore after being dropped from a boat. The ducky race is part of the Balboa Beach Blanket Barbecue, an old-fashioned afternoon event with proceeds to benefit the renovation of the Balboa Theatre. The picnic is being organized by the Divas of the Balboa Theater Foundation.
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March 18, 2008
Temple Isaiah will host a Purim dinner party at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Purim is observed the 13th day of the Hebrew month of Adar and is a celebratory holiday in which people wear costumes, exchange gifts and give to charity. Mordecai instructed the people to observe Purim as days of feasting and gladness, sending delicacies to one another and gifts to the poor. Purim is the origin of Mardi Gras. Temple Isaiah will mark the day with a homemade traditional meal, a short ma’ariv service, the reading of Megillat Esther, and a sing-a-long.
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By By Lindsay Sandham | November 3, 2005
Couple decorates garage N'Awlins style and holds fundraiser for convent damaged by flood waters.While many people use their garage for storage, as a workshop or just to park their cars, Margaret Larson and Charles Larson Jr. used theirs as a place to exercise some creativity. Though the Newport Beach couple still uses the garage as a place to park cars and store tools, they recently redecorated it with an elaborate Mardi Gras theme. They covered their walls, floors and ceiling in bright purple and yellow paint, displayed souvenirs from many visits, hung paintings similar to the art found throughout the French Quarter, and decked the place with tons of Mardi Gras beads.
NEWS
July 21, 2001
Danette Goulet He picks their brains, and she tickles their funny bone. The are the quintessential carnie couple. Ernie and Mary Lee Guderjahn returned to the Orange County Fair this year as the Traveling Game Show and Maureen W. Puppet after being gone for four years. He travels in a flashy stage with all kinds of bells and whistles. He throws out trivia questions to crowds that can start as small as three or four, but quickly grow to 50, then top 100 or more.
NEWS
July 17, 2000
A salsa concocted by two pepper enthusiasts who are growing rare Peruvian peppers at OCC has touched some powerful palates. First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, a fan of salsa, requested a few jars after the two tipped off one of her staff members about their creation. "We think she can take the heat really well," said pepper grower Carl Will. Calling it a night Has the Newport Beach City Council lost its touch? Last week's meeting was finished by 8 p.m., a good two to three hours before it usually lets out. An early end is practically unheard of. The previous meeting, when the council members discussed and tabled the proposed Dunes resort, lasted past midnight.
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February 19, 2010
New Orleans and other cities around the globe this week marked Mardi Gras, which is French for “Fat Tuesday.” It’s a celebration of excess that comes the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Christianity’s Lenten period, in which people will fast and observe other Christian rituals through to Easter Sunday. For those of you who are Catholic or Christian leaders in the community, could you describe how you celebrate Mardi Gras and explain what meaning it holds for you?
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By Brianna Bailey | December 16, 2008
The lights are strung across the bow of the Endeavor, a 120-foot party boat docked in Newport Harbor in preparation for what promoter Alan Freeman hopes will be the largest party on the water for the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. “It’s the 100th anniversary of the parade this year, and what better way to celebrate it,” Freeman said. As many as 150 boats will set sail at 6:30 tonight on Newport Harbor for the 100th anniversary of the parade. Many charter cruise companies and promoters are offering special Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade events on Newport Harbor this week in celebration of the centennial.
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March 18, 2008
Temple Isaiah will host a Purim dinner party at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Purim is observed the 13th day of the Hebrew month of Adar and is a celebratory holiday in which people wear costumes, exchange gifts and give to charity. Mordecai instructed the people to observe Purim as days of feasting and gladness, sending delicacies to one another and gifts to the poor. Purim is the origin of Mardi Gras. Temple Isaiah will mark the day with a homemade traditional meal, a short ma’ariv service, the reading of Megillat Esther, and a sing-a-long.
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By Sue Thoensen | December 26, 2007
A mask, beads and a sense of adventure is all you’ll need to get in to the “Carnivale” spirit as 2007 comes to a close. Spread out over five acres at the Orange County Fairgrounds are more than 13 buildings, each with a unique theme. Guests will get a little bit of New Orleans, the Carnivale atmosphere of Brazil with a traditional fireworks show and a ball-dropping countdown (with a twist) reminiscent of Times Square in New York City. Party goers will be transported to O.C.’s version of Bourbon Street in New Orleans as the courtyard area at the fairgrounds’ main gate comes alive with lights, strolling musicians and fire-breathing sword swallowers.
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By AVIVA GOELMAN | August 25, 2007
The Costa Mesa Senior Center will be host a Bayou Bash on Oct. 6. Being the curious person I am, I decided to find out the history and meaning of Bayou Bash. Its real meaning is traced back to Mardi Gras, which is held yearly in New Orleans and is one of the most famous carnival celebrations in the world. In 1699, Mardi Gras was first mentioned in North America by a French explorer who was camped by the Mississippi River, 50 miles south of today’s New Orleans. He was the first to bring the term to the United States.
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By Jessie Brunner | December 30, 2006
Though the diversity of knickknacks in the Costa Mesa Senior Center Gift Shop is extensive, the most precious item exchanged there will always be friendship. Wearing a purple toggle coat she bought there, Lorene DeSpain was at the shop Thursday afternoon, scanning the shelves and counters from which she recently purchased many Christmas gifts while visiting with 83-year-old volunteer Ann Kozma. DeSpain, 80, was one of the first seniors to work in the shop when it opened in 2001 but stopped when she injured her arm a couple of years ago. "I miss working at the gift shop, but I still come every day," she said.
BUSINESS
By Dave Brooks | February 27, 2006
With Mardi Gras celebrations just a day away, many Newport-Mesa restaurateurs are finding themselves in a sensitive predicament celebrating the raucous Fat Tuesday just months after Hurricane Katrina. Is it appropriate to honor excess and sin after a natural disaster destroyed most of the celebration's birthplace? Many restaurants have decided to skip Mardi Gras events this year, but a few eateries are pushing forward with celebrations and shifting the focus from debauchery to charity.
FEATURES
By By Lindsay Sandham | November 3, 2005
Couple decorates garage N'Awlins style and holds fundraiser for convent damaged by flood waters.While many people use their garage for storage, as a workshop or just to park their cars, Margaret Larson and Charles Larson Jr. used theirs as a place to exercise some creativity. Though the Newport Beach couple still uses the garage as a place to park cars and store tools, they recently redecorated it with an elaborate Mardi Gras theme. They covered their walls, floors and ceiling in bright purple and yellow paint, displayed souvenirs from many visits, hung paintings similar to the art found throughout the French Quarter, and decked the place with tons of Mardi Gras beads.
NEWS
By: Lindsay Sandham | August 22, 2005
The soul act Natusol took first place in the City of Newport Beach's Battle of the Bands Sunday, beating five other local entries and winning the opening slot for the first event in the city's centennial celebration. As part of its annual Sunday Fun Day celebration at Bonita Canyon Sports Park, the city organized the battle of the bands as a way to select the opening act for the Let's Do Launch centennial kickoff party. The party will be held at Newport Dunes Oct. 2, with the Beach Boys as the headlining performers.
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February 21, 2004
Send CALENDAR items to the Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa 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 California Retired Teachers Association, Harbor Division No. 77 will hold a meeting for members and their guests were Medicare will be discussed at noon at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. Information: (949)
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