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By Mona Shah, community correspondent | April 27, 2009
Newport Beach-based Daddy Cakes will pamper Mommies this Mother’s Day at a special brunch to be held 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 9 at The District at Tustin Legacy. The retail destination is hosting a Mother’s Day contest in conjunction with Whole Foods Market and Daddy Cakes Bakery. All Orange County children ages 12 and under are invited to submit a drawing of what Mother’s Day means to them and 50 lucky winners will enjoy a private pancake brunch featuring Daddy Cakes pancakes.
May 13, 2001
EDITOR'S NOTE: We asked our readers to share their photos and stories in honor of their mothers. Each letter writer and photo sender had one thing in common. They all wanted to wish their moms a happy Mother's Day. Our mothers are still full of surprises. I just discovered this poem that my mother, Fran Miehl, wrote 30 years ago: o7 I am a slow-maturer Insight came too late Motivation's furor Is seeking a rebate. f7 I never knew my mother wrote poetry.
May 9, 2002
Green Systems International is having a special for Mother's Day on fresh-cut orchid floral arrangements. Award-winning designer Richard Moriarty has created beautiful arrangements in various sizes and designs. Green Systems carries the largest stock of orchids in Orange County. There are thousands of plants in bloom. Cut orchid arrangements are priced at less than $1 per flower. It's open from 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday only. Green Systems is at 20362 Southwest Birch St., Newport Beach.
June 16, 2002
Let's be honest about it. The only reason there is a Father's Day is Mother's Day. No need to feel awkward or embarrassed. We can take it. Those of us in the International Brotherhood of Fatherhood are perfectly OK with it. The real adulation goes to the mothers, as well it should. Fathers are nice, more or less, but mothers are essential. You know it, I know it, everyone knows it. When is the last time you saw some poor soul in a movie who is delirious on his death bed take one last breath, reach out toward no one in particular and say -- "Dad, is that you?"
June 14, 2002
Father's Day is fast approaching, and I'm as usual unprepared. I blame elementary school. Every year, come Mother's Day, my teachers would set aside an afternoon to work on beautifully handcrafted gifts for our mothers. The thing is, that wasn't the case for our fathers. Because Father's Day fell so close to the end of the school year, my teachers never seemed to find the time to do the same for our dads. I can recall one year, when my brothers and I were much younger, we had each made Mother's Day gifts in school but made nothing for Father's Day. Feeling the weight of guilt on our shoulders, the three of us decided to take things into our own hands.
By Steve Smith | May 11, 2007
Forget about diamonds from Tiffany's or a trip around the world. Time after time, moms everywhere say the one thing they really want for their special day is time with their family. With that in mind, here are some very special gifts for Mother's Day. A Grape Escape Let mom experience peace and serenity — something she may not get a lot of at home — while drifting over vineyards as the sun rises over the mountains in Temecula. Take flight with the birds and observe wildlife marveling at the sight of a beautiful hot air balloon floating overhead.
May 13, 2007
Each year for about 10 years, Patricia McLaughlin's third-graders at Mariners Elementary School have written short essays about their moms for Mother's Day. Publishing them in the Pilot gives them extra incentive, McLaughlin said. "The audience is not only their mom but the community, so it's important for them to think about what they're writing," McLaughin said. Here is what her third-graders wrote this year. I have a great mom. She is a great mom because she bought me a PlayStation2 on Sunday with a game that's called Star Wars Battle Front.
April 24, 2004
WEATHER Warm and sunny. It's the kind of day that makes you want to get married. See Page A2 SPORTS Costa Mesa baseball exacts revenge on Saddleback, 14-3. See Page B1 FILM FESTIVAL The best of the best are named. See Page A5 THANKS, MOM ABOUT MOTHER'S DAY Moms do it all, there's no doubt about it. Send the Daily Pilot a paragraph about why your mom's so great, along with a photo, for publication on Mother's Day. The deadline is May 1. E-mail to dailypilot@latimes.
By June Casagrande | March 1, 2013
Not long ago I wrote a column about how sometimes in terms like "teachers' union" and "homeowners' policy" the apostrophe is optional. If you really mean that the first noun possesses the second, an apostrophe makes sense. But if the first noun is intended as more of an adjective, you can often drop it: teachers union, homeowners policy. The column prompted an interesting response from a reader named Mary, who wanted know how the lesson applied to a recent document she had helped produce that made reference to Founders' Day, complete with apostrophe.
By Patrice Apodaca | June 16, 2012
"It's a wise father that knows his own child. " William Shakespeare wrote that in his play, "The Merchant of Venice. " Anyone who stayed awake during high school English knows that quotes from the Bard are drenched with layer upon layer of meaning. But, as today is Father's Day, best not to go too deep. For all the dads out there, today is the time for the nation to recognize that it isn't moms alone who are meant to shoulder the burden and savor the joys of raising children.
April 29, 2010
Piecemakers County Store , 1720 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa — Mother’s Day Tea and Make-It-&-Take-It Tea Cup Pincushion, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 9. For $20 make a tea cup pincushion and enjoy tea and homemade shortbread cookies. South Coast Plaza — On May 8 and 9 all moms who stop by a concierge or valet location will receive a complimentary rose. AnQui Restaurant , 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa — Mother’s Day Single Dress Fashion Show, noon to 4 p.m. May 8 Costa Mesa Marriott , 500 Anton Blvd.
April 28, 2010
Want to express your love for mom in the hometown paper? The Daily Pilot is accepting Mother’s Day notes and photographs to be considered for publication May 9. Please observe the following guidelines, otherwise we cannot publish your special messages and/or photos:  Messages and/or photos will only accepted via e-mail at (submissions sent via regular mail will not be accepted).   Your e-mails should say “Mother’s Day’s message” in the subject line.
By Mona ShahCommunity correspondent | May 11, 2009
Newport Beach-based Daddy Cakes pampered 50 Mommies and their children this Mother’s Day at a special brunch held at The District at Tustin Legacy. Each child received an official event Chef’s toque and other gifts, that even mom can enjoy! The brunch featured giveaways, prizes and live entertainment, including a balloon-maker and music. “The District is the ultimate family destination and in line with the many events we have hosted for families throughout Orange County, this event with Whole Foods Market and Daddy Cakes Bakery is another way for us to contribute to the community,” commented Kimberly Daskas, Director of Marketing for The District at Tustin Legacy.
By Daniel Tedford | May 13, 2008
Jared Adams stood with his classmates and read the words he prepared prior to the event. Cameras flashed and eyes welled up. Each student at Kaiser Elementary, speaking individually, read from handmade books that contained the loving words that honored, sitting before them, their mothers. For the past 15 years Sherrilynne Dangl’s third-grade class has hosted a special Mother’s Day Luncheon the week prior to the holiday to help honor the children’s mothers.
May 11, 2008
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letters to moms were submitted by teacher Pat McLaughlin’s third-grade class at Mariners Elementary School. Further down are letters from residents of Newport-Mesa.   My mum is the best mum because she takes care of me and she gives me great food. Also, my mum is kind and loving. My mum is an amazing cook. My mum loves to play with me. I love my mum. She is the best mum in the galaxy and beyond. Jack Sandy   My mom is charming.
April 10, 2008
In celebration of Mother’s Day, HomeAid Orange County is collecting baby items for homeless mothers and their children. The Essentials for Young Lives Drive will be held April 28 to May 1 and the items collected will be distributed to homeless families by 15 local nonprofit organizations. Companies, organizations and individuals can participate by forming a collection site in any office, and HomeAid will pick up all of the donations on May 2. Items can also be dropped off at the HomeAid Orange County office at 17744 Sky Park Circle, Suite 170 in Irvine.
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