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November 7, 2009
Animals ranging from dogs and cats to birds and rabbits were available for adoption at the Sheltering Fur, Feathers and Flippers event Saturday at Peninsula Park. More than 100 animals from the Newport Beach Animal Shelter and Orange County Rescue Groups were looking for new homes at the park on Saturday. The event was sponsored by Paws of the Planet, a Newport Beach-based nonprofit that promotes animal welfare. For more information about the group, visit www.pawsoftheplanet.
NEWS
May 24, 2002
The Back Bay Rugby Club of Newport Beach defeated two higher-seeded opponents, and is on its way to the USA Rugby's Division I Final Four in Pittsburgh, Pa. June 1-2. The No. 12-seeded Sharks used the strong running of centers Newport Harbor High product Mike Freeman and Nelo Tukino to best the fifth-seeded Seattle Rugby Club, 22-13, May 11. In the pool final the next day, Back Bay posted a 30-18 win over the ...
NEWS
September 18, 2004
TODAY WHAT: The 19th Annual Coastal Cleanup WHERE: Local beaches, Back Bay Science Center, 600 Shellmaker Road, Newport Beach WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. INFORMATION: http://www.coastalcleanup.org WHAT: Orange County Dyke March WHERE: Lions Park, 570 W. 18th St., Costa Mesa WHEN: Noon to 7 p.m. INFORMATION: The festival begins at noon, with the march beginning at 2:30 p.m. The event includes live music and food. Call (714) 534-0862.
SPORTS
By James Fonda | March 3, 2009
Newport Beach, CA, February 28, 2009 The Back Bay Rugby Football Club of Newport Beach was host to Kern County Rugby Football Club last Saturday at Peninsula Park/Balboa Pier Athletic Field. The Back Bay Sharks returned to their prized home turf Saturday looking to extend their winning streak to five in a row. Back Bay has proven formidable in league play by any measure; the Sharks have won every league game this season, fielding two teams each week, and each week and claiming back to back wins in eight matches over four weekends.
NEWS
September 23, 2001
NEWPORT BEACH - This year's Touch at the Beach Rugby Tournament, which was almost canceled due to the terrorist attacks on America, featured an emotional experience for the participants, Sept. 15. The 15th annual touch rugby tourney hosted by the Back Bay Sharks Rugby Club of Newport Beach was dedicated to Mark Bingham, a rugby player from the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Bingham, who was one of the passengers on board United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed in rural Pennsylvania, was among those who apparently fought with the hijackers, forcing the plane to crash short of its intended target.
NEWS
October 7, 1999
Noaki Schwartz NEWPORT BEACH -- When Jim Thompson saw all the signs of construction disrupting traffic on Newport Boulevard and Via Lido last week, he thought, unlike most people, "Great! Finally!" More than three years ago, Thompson led a campaign to raise $300,000 to purchase the site at 3531 Newport Blvd., and an additional $100,000 to turn the overgrown, empty lot into a park. By mid-December, that park will be planted, said City Engineer Bill Patapoff.
NEWS
January 15, 2005
Bryce Alderton Down at Peninsula Park, mere steps from the sand and surf of Newport Beach that attracts surfers and bodyboarders, lies a pitch of grass for a sport that is rarely associated with the Southern California landscape. The sport isn't sanctioned by CIF and often its only exposure comes from a slot on late-night television, unless you have a satellite system that grants access to professional games. But beginning today and lasting through mid-April, players on the Back Bay Rugby Football Club will run, pass, tackle and no doubt collect enough grass stains to warrant a double dose of detergent, in a rite that has become a 20-year tradition in Newport Beach.
NEWS
December 11, 2000
Stefanie Frith It's been almost a year since Robert and Gloria Stanton of Corona del Mar lost their 10-year-old grandson, Nicholas Landau, in an accidental fire while vacationing in Mexico. On Sunday night, they joined about 100 other people grieving the death of a child at the fourth annual candlelight vigil sponsored by the Orange County chapter of Compassionate Friends at Peninsula Park in Newport Beach. "We are happy to be here," Robert Stanton said, standing under the park's gazebo with his wife and his grandson's aunt, Marilyn Sime of Oceanside.
NEWS
By Ana Facio Contreras | October 21, 2006
Friends and family of Bobbie Mifflin met at the Peninsula Park gazebo on Saturday to recount stories of the woman Balboa Peninsula residents called "The Taffy Lady." Nearly 100 people attended the informal memorial service for the woman who died of a heart attack at age 77 on Oct. 9. Some sat in lawn chairs, and others, like Kylen Sharpe, sat on the grass facing the speakers on the gazebo. Mifflin was an icon on the peninsula, said Sharpe, a student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
NEWS
July 13, 2003
Send ONGOING items to the Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627; by e-mail to mike.swanson@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. A complete listing is available at www.dailypilot.com. The Newport Center Toastmaster's Club can help you improve your public speaking skills or polish your business presentations. Members come from a variety of professional disciplines and backgrounds.
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By Mike Reicher | September 7, 2011
The State Lands Commission has approved the boundaries for Marina Park, bringing the Balboa Peninsula public waterfront development one step closer to construction. By overcoming this hurdle, the city can now complete its California Coastal Commission application and restart the long-stalled project. Park advocates, city officials and others decided on a plan for the development more than three years ago, but it has been stuck in bureaucratic morass. In the meantime, residents of the 57 mobile homes have been afforded more time on public land, while others have protested the slow progress.
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FEATURES
November 7, 2009
Animals ranging from dogs and cats to birds and rabbits were available for adoption at the Sheltering Fur, Feathers and Flippers event Saturday at Peninsula Park. More than 100 animals from the Newport Beach Animal Shelter and Orange County Rescue Groups were looking for new homes at the park on Saturday. The event was sponsored by Paws of the Planet, a Newport Beach-based nonprofit that promotes animal welfare. For more information about the group, visit www.pawsoftheplanet.
SPORTS
By James Fonda | March 3, 2009
Newport Beach, CA, February 28, 2009 The Back Bay Rugby Football Club of Newport Beach was host to Kern County Rugby Football Club last Saturday at Peninsula Park/Balboa Pier Athletic Field. The Back Bay Sharks returned to their prized home turf Saturday looking to extend their winning streak to five in a row. Back Bay has proven formidable in league play by any measure; the Sharks have won every league game this season, fielding two teams each week, and each week and claiming back to back wins in eight matches over four weekends.
BUSINESS
By Michael Miller | October 17, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — Those who drove into the lot by Peninsula Park last weekend might have thought they were seeing the results of a spectacular vandalism job. The 40 meters that lined the parking lot for years had been beheaded, with unadorned metal poles left in their places. A closer look, however, showed that it was no criminal act. By the entrance of the parking lot, a sign pointed to a single electronic machine where drivers could pay for parking by coin or credit card.
NEWS
By Ana Facio Contreras | October 21, 2006
Friends and family of Bobbie Mifflin met at the Peninsula Park gazebo on Saturday to recount stories of the woman Balboa Peninsula residents called "The Taffy Lady." Nearly 100 people attended the informal memorial service for the woman who died of a heart attack at age 77 on Oct. 9. Some sat in lawn chairs, and others, like Kylen Sharpe, sat on the grass facing the speakers on the gazebo. Mifflin was an icon on the peninsula, said Sharpe, a student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
NEWS
January 26, 2005
Alicia Robinson The city will consider how to solve parking problems on the Balboa Peninsula, but a solution is likely to cost between $6 million and $12 million. Despite that price tag, Councilman Tod Ridgeway's plan to build a 135-space parking structure at 23rd Street and Balboa Boulevard survived a study session Tuesday without being vetoed by the City Council. With businesses and beachgoers competing for a limited number of spaces, parking in the McFadden Square area is a congested nightmare in the summer months.
NEWS
January 15, 2005
Bryce Alderton Down at Peninsula Park, mere steps from the sand and surf of Newport Beach that attracts surfers and bodyboarders, lies a pitch of grass for a sport that is rarely associated with the Southern California landscape. The sport isn't sanctioned by CIF and often its only exposure comes from a slot on late-night television, unless you have a satellite system that grants access to professional games. But beginning today and lasting through mid-April, players on the Back Bay Rugby Football Club will run, pass, tackle and no doubt collect enough grass stains to warrant a double dose of detergent, in a rite that has become a 20-year tradition in Newport Beach.
NEWS
September 18, 2004
TODAY WHAT: The 19th Annual Coastal Cleanup WHERE: Local beaches, Back Bay Science Center, 600 Shellmaker Road, Newport Beach WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. INFORMATION: http://www.coastalcleanup.org WHAT: Orange County Dyke March WHERE: Lions Park, 570 W. 18th St., Costa Mesa WHEN: Noon to 7 p.m. INFORMATION: The festival begins at noon, with the march beginning at 2:30 p.m. The event includes live music and food. Call (714) 534-0862.
NEWS
July 13, 2003
Send ONGOING items to the Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627; by e-mail to mike.swanson@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. A complete listing is available at www.dailypilot.com. The Newport Center Toastmaster's Club can help you improve your public speaking skills or polish your business presentations. Members come from a variety of professional disciplines and backgrounds.
NEWS
May 24, 2002
The Back Bay Rugby Club of Newport Beach defeated two higher-seeded opponents, and is on its way to the USA Rugby's Division I Final Four in Pittsburgh, Pa. June 1-2. The No. 12-seeded Sharks used the strong running of centers Newport Harbor High product Mike Freeman and Nelo Tukino to best the fifth-seeded Seattle Rugby Club, 22-13, May 11. In the pool final the next day, Back Bay posted a 30-18 win over the ...
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