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May 9, 2008
Costa Mesa Fire Protection Specialist Brenda Emrick was honored with an award for individual service from the Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board. Emrick was one of eight winners chosen from a field of 131 nominees from all over Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura counties. Described as the “Energizer Bunny” by friends and coworkers, she was recognized for innovating and developing programs to teach community members how to prepare for and deal with natural disasters.
NEWS
September 16, 2008
A new truck will be joining the Costa Mesa Fire Department’s fleet soon, after the department received a new grant of $25,000 from the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. The department will also be celebrating an $8,600 donation that helped it purchase firefighting equipment and training software with a ceremonial check presentation at the end of October. “We were lucky enough to get two of these grants,” said Grant Administrator Lynda Jenkins. The truck will be used to transport the deputy fire chief to fires, earthquakes and other natural disasters, and to transport supplies and tow the department’s education trailer.
BUSINESS
September 9, 2008
When Keith Scheinberg, the co-owner of Chronic Cantina, set up Sunday’s benefit for Music for Relief, Gustav and Ike hadn’t started brewing yet — but because he figured September was usually hurricane season, he opted to devote his last charity show of the summer to natural disaster relief. With thousands of people fleeing the recent storms, the restaurant at Triangle Square plans to host an all-day benefit for Music for Relief, a charity started by members of the band Linkin Park that provides aid to victims of natural disasters.
NEWS
October 25, 1999
This is us. Our history, our past, the steps we have taken to climb from one end of the century to the other. From today through the end of the year, we'll tell you the story of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Countdown to 2000 will look at each decade of the 20th century -- the events, the changes, the people and the trends that shaped our community and made it what it is today. Each week, Countdown to 2000 will explore a different decade. Each day we'll delve into an aspect of life at that time -- from music to fashion, from politics to education.
NEWS
By: | September 16, 2005
This is, indeed, a city with a heart. After sustaining our own disaster just over three months ago, and mounting extraordinary efforts to help some dozen families left homeless, Lagunans are now leaping to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina. From children to adults, animal control workers to restaurateurs, locals are doing everything they can -- bake sales, concerts, even food convoys with portable kitchens -- to help those who lost not just their homes but their jobs, schools, and entire neighborhoods to this mega-disaster.
LOCAL
By Joseph Serna | January 27, 2010
As Sandy Ryan lay on the table Wednesday morning, with her arm being prepared for its first blood donation, she remembered a young donor she worried would die. With that fear still lurking in her mind, the Costa Mesa resident looked out the window from the Newport Beach Police Department. “At least I have a view,” she said. As she may have envisioned her last moments, Ryan made a donation that will likely keep up to three other people from experiencing theirs.
NEWS
By By Alicia Robinson | December 1, 2005
Béa Tiritilli wants to offer voters a choice that isn't between just Republicans and Democrats.The Green party has never had a member elected to Congress, but congressional candidate Béa Tiritilli is aiming to be the first. She knows it's hard to compete with opponents who can raise hundreds of thousands of dollars, but she's still working to get her message out, one voter at a time. Tiritilli will face four opponents in a Dec. 6 election: Republican state Sen. John Campbell, Libertarian Bruce Cohen, American Independent Party candidate Jim Gilchrist, and Democrat Steve Young.
NEWS
By: STEVE SMITH | September 3, 2005
New Orleans is a mess. If you've been reading or listening to the reports, you know that chaos reigns. OK, now imagine a band of thugs looting Fashion Island. Imagine everyone in the Mesa Verde section of Costa Mesa having to go to the bathroom in a Styrofoam cup or similar container. Imagine having to sit in front of your house in Corona del Mar with a shotgun to protect yourself and your family. Imagine having no water to drink, even from a public drinking fountain at South Coast Plaza.
NEWS
By Rabbi Marc Gellman and By Rabbi Marc Gellman | February 22, 2013
Q: The term "Mother Nature" is used a lot. We hear about Mother Nature's fury, Mother Nature's wrath or Mother Nature "throwing everything at us. " Isn't God in control of the weather? Where did Mother Nature come from and why the feminine angle? Curious minds want to know! — R., Dix Hills, NY, via my personal e-mail. (Hey, the guy is president of my synagogue!) A: I'm a bit embarrassed to say that all this talk originated with a margarine ad in the in which an actress dressed up as Mother Nature complained that "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!"
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By Rabbi Marc Gellman and By Rabbi Marc Gellman | February 22, 2013
Q: The term "Mother Nature" is used a lot. We hear about Mother Nature's fury, Mother Nature's wrath or Mother Nature "throwing everything at us. " Isn't God in control of the weather? Where did Mother Nature come from and why the feminine angle? Curious minds want to know! — R., Dix Hills, NY, via my personal e-mail. (Hey, the guy is president of my synagogue!) A: I'm a bit embarrassed to say that all this talk originated with a margarine ad in the in which an actress dressed up as Mother Nature complained that "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!"
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LOCAL
By Joseph Serna | January 27, 2010
As Sandy Ryan lay on the table Wednesday morning, with her arm being prepared for its first blood donation, she remembered a young donor she worried would die. With that fear still lurking in her mind, the Costa Mesa resident looked out the window from the Newport Beach Police Department. “At least I have a view,” she said. As she may have envisioned her last moments, Ryan made a donation that will likely keep up to three other people from experiencing theirs.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | May 16, 2009
There was a time when the Santa Ana River was more than a dried out, paved vein leading from the San Bernardino mountains through Orange County to a mouth between Newport and Huntington beaches. More than 70 years ago, the Sana Ana River was the lifeblood of the county’s agricultural development. But it also doubled as a deadly force; it was one that, in the years before 1938, people had dismissed after years without incident. Between February and March 1937, more than 15 inches poured down on Southern California.
NEWS
September 16, 2008
A new truck will be joining the Costa Mesa Fire Department’s fleet soon, after the department received a new grant of $25,000 from the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. The department will also be celebrating an $8,600 donation that helped it purchase firefighting equipment and training software with a ceremonial check presentation at the end of October. “We were lucky enough to get two of these grants,” said Grant Administrator Lynda Jenkins. The truck will be used to transport the deputy fire chief to fires, earthquakes and other natural disasters, and to transport supplies and tow the department’s education trailer.
BUSINESS
September 9, 2008
When Keith Scheinberg, the co-owner of Chronic Cantina, set up Sunday’s benefit for Music for Relief, Gustav and Ike hadn’t started brewing yet — but because he figured September was usually hurricane season, he opted to devote his last charity show of the summer to natural disaster relief. With thousands of people fleeing the recent storms, the restaurant at Triangle Square plans to host an all-day benefit for Music for Relief, a charity started by members of the band Linkin Park that provides aid to victims of natural disasters.
FEATURES
May 9, 2008
Costa Mesa Fire Protection Specialist Brenda Emrick was honored with an award for individual service from the Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board. Emrick was one of eight winners chosen from a field of 131 nominees from all over Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura counties. Described as the “Energizer Bunny” by friends and coworkers, she was recognized for innovating and developing programs to teach community members how to prepare for and deal with natural disasters.
NEWS
By By Alicia Robinson | December 1, 2005
Béa Tiritilli wants to offer voters a choice that isn't between just Republicans and Democrats.The Green party has never had a member elected to Congress, but congressional candidate Béa Tiritilli is aiming to be the first. She knows it's hard to compete with opponents who can raise hundreds of thousands of dollars, but she's still working to get her message out, one voter at a time. Tiritilli will face four opponents in a Dec. 6 election: Republican state Sen. John Campbell, Libertarian Bruce Cohen, American Independent Party candidate Jim Gilchrist, and Democrat Steve Young.
NEWS
By: | September 16, 2005
This is, indeed, a city with a heart. After sustaining our own disaster just over three months ago, and mounting extraordinary efforts to help some dozen families left homeless, Lagunans are now leaping to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina. From children to adults, animal control workers to restaurateurs, locals are doing everything they can -- bake sales, concerts, even food convoys with portable kitchens -- to help those who lost not just their homes but their jobs, schools, and entire neighborhoods to this mega-disaster.
NEWS
By: STEVE SMITH | September 3, 2005
New Orleans is a mess. If you've been reading or listening to the reports, you know that chaos reigns. OK, now imagine a band of thugs looting Fashion Island. Imagine everyone in the Mesa Verde section of Costa Mesa having to go to the bathroom in a Styrofoam cup or similar container. Imagine having to sit in front of your house in Corona del Mar with a shotgun to protect yourself and your family. Imagine having no water to drink, even from a public drinking fountain at South Coast Plaza.
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