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By Sarah Peters | March 10, 2012
I always considered myself more of a vampire kind of girl than one for werewolves (think Anne Rice, not Stephenie Meyer). But when Irvine Ranch Conservancy docent Bob Huttar told me about the free monthly full-moon hikes, which depart from trailheads dotting the area's more than 40,000 acres of preserved land , I was immediately taken in by lunar excitement. Huttar painted a picture of a wilderness adventure: moonlit trails devoid of people, nocturnal creatures and a full dome of stars.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | May 9, 2006
In July 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to land on the moon. Stepping off of his Apollo spacecraft, he uttered the famous words, "That's one small step for man ? one giant leap for mankind." Down on earth, schoolteachers explained the moon mission to their classes ? with chalkboards, not computer screens. Thirty-seven years later, at Newport Heights Elementary School, technology continues to advance by leaps and bounds. Last week at Newport Heights, Christelle Bunge's third-graders did a double lesson in the computer room.
NEWS
December 23, 1999
Noaki Schwartz NEWPORT-MESA -- Wednesday night's moon was the kind that writers of love songs dream about. The U.S. Naval Observatory reported that it was one of the biggest and brightest in the last 150 years, and while the 14% size increase may not have been visible to the naked eye, its clarity certainly was. Astronomers disagreed wildly on whether it was the brightest moon in a century, in part because of rumors...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2013
The votes are in for the winners of the 14th annual Newport Beach Film Festival. The eight-day festival concluded Thursday with a closing night spotlight of "The Way, Way Back. " The sold-out screening was hosted at the Regency Lido Theatre, with an after-party in the Via Lido courtyard. According to organizers, this year's selection committee reviewed 2,700 films from around the globe, and then showcased 380 films, representing 50 countries. * JURY AWARDS Best Feature Film: "Fly Me To The Moon" Best Actor: Sam Rockwell, "A Single Shot" Best Actress: Diane Kruger, "Fly Me To The Moon" Best Director: Pascal Chaumeil, "Fly Me To The Moon" Best Cinematographer: Mihai Malaimaire, Jr., "The Time Being" Best Screenplay: Laurent Zeitoun and Youann Gromb, "Fly Me To The Moon" Best Feature Documentary Film: "Terms and Conditions May Apply" Best Short Documentary Film: "Open Heart" Best Short Animated Film: "Flamingo Pride" Best Narrative Short Film: "Emily" * 2013 AUDIENCE AWARDS: Audience Award Winner Feature (U.S.)
NEWS
By Amanda Pennington | April 22, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — John Young doesn't idly dream about living or working on the moon. The six-time space traveler thinks it's an imminent reality. Young spoke to about 60 people Saturday morning at the Radisson Newport Beach about not only his journeys to the moon and in Earth's orbit, but also the technologies that could allow people to live and work on the moon. His talk was in honor of Earth Day, but came on the heels of Jeffrey Roth's film "The Wonder of It All" screening at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
LOCAL
By Candice Baker | March 11, 2010
Is a shopping trip to Paris out of your budget? Darren Calkins has brought the Parisian experience to Costa Mesa, with his jewel box of a shop: Paris to the Moon. The store is a collection of exquisitely funky ephemera from around the world that makes for the perfect gift (or self-bestowed treat). Current offerings include glittery paper princess crowns, vintage-inspired tea towels and a collection of garden gnomes. We spoke with Calkins and his store manager, Kerri Judd.
NEWS
July 21, 2002
Don Leach THOUGHTS FROM THE SCENE: Every night during the Orange County Fair, I see the glow of the giant wheel in the sky when I drive down the offramp to the Costa Mesa Freeway. Several times last week, I kept looking at it, trying to figure out how to photograph it from afar. I kept driving. Next week, I thought. Then came a clear night. The crescent moon was out. Again I drove past the Le Grande Wheel standing tall and brilliant above the freeway.
NEWS
June 11, 2002
Lolita Harper A chill descended Monday evening as the moon moved to block the sun over Newport-Mesa. The moon fell short of its goal and left a sliver of the sun's light and warmth to reach Earth, resulting in what astronomers call a partial solar eclipse. Orange Coast College astronomy students, participating in their first night of an intense summer school course, were treated to a rare hands-on laboratory project as they watched the sky darken and felt the air grow colder as the moon concealed the sun. "Not bad for the first night of class," astronomy professor Nick Contopoulos said.
NEWS
January 18, 2000
Amy R. Spurgeon COSTA MESA--A viewing party for the first total lunar eclipse of the 21st century will be held Thursday night at OCC. The college's astronomy department will set up 10 telescopes for its "Lunar Eclipse Party" from 6 to 10 p.m. on the lawn in front of the planetarium, 2701 Fairview Road. "The total phase of a lunar eclipse is so interesting and beautiful because of the filtering and refracting effect of Earth's atmosphere," said Fred Espenak of NASA's planetary systems branch.
NEWS
January 17, 2004
STEVE SMITH On July 20, 1969, at the age of 14, I skipped a trip to the supermarket with my parents to stay home and watch television. That was unusual, not because I wanted to watch TV -- back then I watched far too much -- but because I missed the opportunity to sit and read comic books and magazines while my parents shopped. The reading was most of the reason I used to tag along with them. That, and the opportunity to slip a package of Oreos into the shopping cart when they weren't looking.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2013
The votes are in for the winners of the 14th annual Newport Beach Film Festival. The eight-day festival concluded Thursday with a closing night spotlight of "The Way, Way Back. " The sold-out screening was hosted at the Regency Lido Theatre, with an after-party in the Via Lido courtyard. According to organizers, this year's selection committee reviewed 2,700 films from around the globe, and then showcased 380 films, representing 50 countries. * JURY AWARDS Best Feature Film: "Fly Me To The Moon" Best Actor: Sam Rockwell, "A Single Shot" Best Actress: Diane Kruger, "Fly Me To The Moon" Best Director: Pascal Chaumeil, "Fly Me To The Moon" Best Cinematographer: Mihai Malaimaire, Jr., "The Time Being" Best Screenplay: Laurent Zeitoun and Youann Gromb, "Fly Me To The Moon" Best Feature Documentary Film: "Terms and Conditions May Apply" Best Short Documentary Film: "Open Heart" Best Short Animated Film: "Flamingo Pride" Best Narrative Short Film: "Emily" * 2013 AUDIENCE AWARDS: Audience Award Winner Feature (U.S.)
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NEWS
May 1, 2013
Highlights for Thursday at the Newport Beach Film Festival : Pilot Picks One Small Hitch Comedy by John Burgess about a couple's pretend engagement that has unintended consequences. 7:30 p.m.; Triangle Square Cinemas. Shorts with a Twist Short film program consisting of "Angst (Angustia)," "Bydlo," "Delicacy," "Galeana No. 8," "Juan y La Borrega," "The Prowler," "The Red Valentine" and "The Voorman Problem. " 6 p.m.; Triangle Square Cinemas. Fly Me to the Moon (Un Plan Parfait)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus | December 20, 2012
How often have you attended a show for the first time and instantly recognized all the major characters the moment they appeared? Chances are you'll do so when you visit "The Addams Family" at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Even before the curtain rises, you'll probably be snapping your fingers along with the overture. The original Addams family existed only from 1964 to 1966 as a television sitcom but, like "Star Trek," soon took on an afterlife of their own. A pair of movies followed, and now the current Broadway touring show.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters | March 10, 2012
I always considered myself more of a vampire kind of girl than one for werewolves (think Anne Rice, not Stephenie Meyer). But when Irvine Ranch Conservancy docent Bob Huttar told me about the free monthly full-moon hikes, which depart from trailheads dotting the area's more than 40,000 acres of preserved land , I was immediately taken in by lunar excitement. Huttar painted a picture of a wilderness adventure: moonlit trails devoid of people, nocturnal creatures and a full dome of stars.
NEWS
By Jim Turrell | January 20, 2012
I have always been captivated by how humanity explains its presence in the world and how it views itself in the universe. If we go by most accepted historical facts, humanity as we know it, modern homo sapiens, began on the planet some 40,000 to 60,000 years ago, during which there were several ice ages, many floods and a lot of dark cold nights. Each generation had to feed itself, create communities to protect itself and figure out the cycles of the seasons, the sun and, most importantly, the moon.
SPORTS
September 13, 2011
Wally Moon, who played in three All-Star games in 12 major league seasons, including seven with the Los Angeles Dodgers, will be signing his book "Moon Shots: Reflections on a Baseball Life" Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Newport Sports Museum at Fashion Island. Moon, who played for the Dodgers from 1959 to 1965, was the National League Rookie of the Year in 1954 with the St. Louis Cardinals. Now 81, his book chronicles his baseball career, which included World Series titles in 1959, '63 and '65. — From staff reports * Triathlon stars Newport Beach resident Ryan Pearson topped local finishers in the Pacific Coast Triathlon, held Sunday at Crystal Cove State Park.
NEWS
By KTLA News | November 22, 2010
FULLERTON — A 30-year-old Los Angeles man was sentenced last week to 15 years to life in prison for killing an Irvine woman and injuring another during an alcohol-fueled crash on the I-5 Freeway in 2007. Angel Leal, who has two prior driving-under-the-influence convictions, was driving north in the southbound I-5 lanes in the early morning hours on Dec. 27, 2007, when he crashed head-on into a Toyota Corolla near Disneyland Way in Fullerton. The driver of the Corolla, 29-year-old Jisun Park, was injured but survived.
LOCAL
By Candice Baker | March 11, 2010
Is a shopping trip to Paris out of your budget? Darren Calkins has brought the Parisian experience to Costa Mesa, with his jewel box of a shop: Paris to the Moon. The store is a collection of exquisitely funky ephemera from around the world that makes for the perfect gift (or self-bestowed treat). Current offerings include glittery paper princess crowns, vintage-inspired tea towels and a collection of garden gnomes. We spoke with Calkins and his store manager, Kerri Judd.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Britney Barnes | December 31, 2009
After months of seeing bands play and sifting through hundreds of applications, the 35 top bands in Orange County are preparing to take the stage for a seven-week music showcase. Make Moon, a Newport Beach band, was asked to represent the county in the ninth annual OC Music Awards, and compete against Orange County?s top bands or solo artists, including seven from Costa Mesa. ?We just felt really honored that someone considered us for nomination,? said Make Moon guitarist Drew Morgan.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | September 29, 2009
“Wow, NASA’s awesome!” a boy cried, as he threw a foam glider into the air. Typically bored and difficult to impress, the sixth-grader was elated Monday, when kids at Kaiser Elementary School set their sights on the stars. A NASA representative taught them about an upcoming lunar mission. After viewing videos about the mission and learning more about conditions on the moon, the elementary school students were treated to a middle-school-level project, in which they created gliders from foam plates and pennies.
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