June 19, 2008
Join hundreds of Mesa Del Mar neighbors to celebrate Independence Day in the annual Mesa Del Mar 4th of July Parade. Parade begins at 9 a.m. from Sonora elementary school and winds through the neighborhood to end up at Te Winkle Park for games, popsicles, prizes for most patriotic costumes and decorations, and a big group picture. This neighborhood tradition is fun for all ages. Join the parade on your bike, skateboard, skooter, on foot, or in your golf cart. Or watch the parade from the sidewalk along the parade route.
January 26, 2000
Adriana P. Diaz, daughter of Costa Mesa resident Cella Diaz, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois. ... Navy Fireman Kevin M. Leslie, son of Newport Beach resident Sherrie L. Bowie, recently returned from a six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier Constellation. ... Rebecca Wright of Newport Beach has been traveling with the DePauw University Choir and The Century Singers on a Millennium Tour of Italy.
July 22, 2010
James A. Stuart Stuart passed away March 22, 2010, with his daughter, Louise, by his side. Until his death at age 86, “Big Jim” was a teller of tall tales and a twinkle-eyed punster with a hearty handshake and a ready laugh. Jim served on the submarine USS Toro in World War II, then married Betty McDonald of Fountain Valley in 1946. They raised three daughters in Newport Beach, and owned Jim's Muffler Service on Pacific Coast Highway, and later on Old Newport Boulevard.
March 31, 2011
Billionaire space explorer Sir Richard Branson is coming to Newport Beach next week to announce a new "challenge. " "The Virgin brand has reached many places — the seven continents of the Earth, up into the jet stream and soon, even into space," according to a news release. "There is only one frontier left ... " Branson will give full details Tuesday. Branson has said before that he wants to explore the deepest parts of the world's oceans, and started Virgin Oceanic to complement the Virgin airlines brands and Virgin Galactic, the space tourism brand.
September 22, 2007
In days past and for generations long forgotten, the home was the center family and social interaction. In contemporary times this axiom is not so true. There’s the mall, hotel ballroom, country club and gym, but not the home. With burgeoning wealth in Orange County and the transformation of the chaparral-covered hillsides into avenues lined with neatly trimmed pittosporum trees framing Mediterranean mansions, it is ironic when there is still that rare occasion when the home becomes the central focus of social activity.
December 22, 2004
Note: Yardages measured from white tees. Hole 10 -- Shady Canyon Golf Club Par 4, 338 yards A slight dogleg right that requires a tee shot to clear Shady Canyon Creek, which dissects the fairway less than 200 yards from the white tees. The fairway feeds to the right side and is roughly 50 yards at its widest point. Large Sycamore trees bordering both the left and right narrow the entrance for approach shots to a somewhat elevated green. Pin position is key on this hole.
December 22, 2009
If a tsunami were to hit the Orange County coast head-on, the waves could wash over the entire Balboa Peninsula, every island in the harbor and up to the base of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, affecting 40,000 residents, city officials said. According to an “inundation map” of the California coast released by the state Department of Conservation, a tsunami has the potential to devastate the Newport Beach community. The map is meant for city planners to have a better idea of how to prepare for a tsunami triggered by seismic activity in the Pacific Ocean.
August 26, 2004
Meeting to address several fair issues The Orange County Fair board will take its first look at the California Performance Review's assessment of the Fairgrounds as underutilized, surplus property during its meeting Thursday. It will also review Assemblyman John Campbell's proposal to sell the Fairgrounds property and move the fair to Irvine. The fair board will also hold a public hearing on the rough draft of its request for bids for the weekend swap meet.
July 26, 2006
Sept. 15 still may be nearly two months away, but you wouldn't have known it Tuesday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Hundreds of people gathered for a morning reception that finished with a hard-hat tour of the soon-to-open Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The protective headgear was a must as workers banged hammers, threw sparks and jackhammered the ground outside the new 2,000-seat hall, designed by acclaimed architect Cesar Pelli. "The forms anticipate the music you will hear," Pelli said as he described his vision of the hall, which features "Pacific Ocean"-like waves and undulations from its glass facade to its acoustic insides.
February 12, 2003
June Casagrande Unseasonable surf and dangerous driving conditions blew into the area as part of a storm system that doused Southern California on Tuesday. And there's plenty more to come, said Stan Wasowski of the National Weather Service. Rain and showers that arrived Monday night from the central Pacific Ocean will continue to fall on Newport-Mesa through today and possibly into Thursday and even early Friday. Rain refers to steady downpours whereas the term showers describes intermittent downpours, Wasowski explained.