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By Jim de Boom | August 2, 2011
The Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa joins sponsors Hoag Hospital, South Coast Plaza, Union Bank, the Costa Mesa Community Foundation, Office Depot, Sears, the OCC Foundation and attorney Gregory Bartone in supporting the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area to annually fund and support Kelly's Closet. According to project advisor Jeff Dimsdale, the Boys & Girls Club chapter selects 24 children, who will be paired with the Costa Mesa High or Estancia High Key Club, or an Orange Coast College Circle K mentor.
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March 30, 2004
ROBERT GARDNER My great-grandsons just had their tonsils removed, which brought back one of the more sensitive episodes in our family history. My daughter was about 7 when she had her tonsils and adenoids removed. According to her, she was told she was going on a picnic and then was taken to the hospital, etherized and woke up to find she had a throat so sore that even ice cream hurt. I will stipulate to the hospital, the ether and the sore throat.
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By: Michael Miller | August 17, 2005
Amanda Anderson has become a well-known presence in her Rancho Santa Margarita neighborhood. Every year, the 14-year-old posts fliers around the block, asking neighbors to donate backpacks, which she in turn passes on to charities. To build the stash in her garage, Amanda also goes door to door for contributions. "A lot of people in our neighborhood are expecting it, because this is the sixth summer she's done it," said her mother, Sheri Anderson.
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By Sarah Peters | May 24, 2010
For nearly 10 years, George and Sharlee McNamee have waged a legal battle against the state on their very own turf. Now, it appears that the Corona del Mar couple has finally lost the case against the California Coastal Commission, which pitted questions about rights of private property owners versus the public’s right to beach access. Last week, the California Supreme Court turned down the McNamees’ petition to review a lower court’s decision in the drawn-out dispute over a picnic area owned by them next to Corona del Mar State Beach.
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August 7, 2000
Noaki Schwartz CORONA DEL MAR -- Everything seemed to fall into place for the St. John Vianney Chapel parish picnic Sunday, showing that sometimes good, old-fashioned fun is the best way to bring people together. The purpose of the picnic was to give the 300 parishioners a chance to get to know one another outside services and as member Dorothy Jean put it, "make the chapel more of a parish." The little Balboa Island chapel has so little space for members to congregate after Mass that three years ago, Msgr.
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April 15, 2007
While it saddens us that some of our local troops will soon be on their third tours in Iraq, it is heartening to see the community hasn't forgotten our brave soldiers. Our friends at the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines had to cancel their annual Mess Night dinner to benefit the unit as they will soon be on their third deployment to Iraq, but Newport Beach officials plan to honor them with a picnic April 21 at Camp Pendleton's Lake O'Neill Park. The picnic will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Staff Sgt. Dyas at (760)
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August 5, 2000
Noaki Schwartz Harking back to that sense of community many churchgoers remember when St. John Vianney Chapel was built in the 1940s, members started organizing annual parish picnics. The quaint chapel, tucked away on Balboa Island, was too small for members to congregate after Mass. So, three years ago the Rev. Monsignor Lawrence J. Baird suggested organizing a parish picnic. "It's sort of Monsignor Baird's little touch to make the chapel more of a parish," said member Dorothy Jean.
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May 15, 2004
Alicia Robinson One man's private picnic area may be another man's encroachment on public space, at least when that public space is a state beach. The California Coastal Commission decided on Thursday that yard improvements at George and Sharlee McNamee's Corona del Mar home must be removed because, commissioners say they make the adjacent public beach appear private, which discourages people from using it. The McNamees have 60 days to apply to the commission for permits to keep the picnic tables, thatched shelter, storage space, barbecue area, shed and landscaping on their Ocean Boulevard beachfront property.
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July 1, 2000
Claudia Figueroa The Fourth of July in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach will be filled with revelers partying at beaches and parks, wide-eyed kids twirling sparklers and plenty of folks staying home to grill hamburgers and hot dogs. But community members are gearing up for a few Independence Day festivities for those who want to break out of the house for a few hours. This year's lineup includes a array of activities and entertainment for families and singles, including a pancake breakfast, picnics, musical performances, a carnival and numerous fireworks spectacles.
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June 28, 2004
Jeff Benson The Costa Mesa Human Relations Committee held its third annual Community Picnic at Fairview Park Sunday, but apparently few received the message. No one who attended seemed to mind. The space on the lawn only created more room for the people who did show to play football or fly their kites. Despite near-perfect weather, fewer than 100 people showed up for the event, which featured live entertainment and kids' activities. Committee chair Mirna Burciaga said she'd hoped for a crowd matching last year's total of about 200. "We try to bring people together and have a fun day," she said.
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By Mike Reicher | May 3, 2012
The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday approved a $1,514 stipend for Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer and Councilman Steve Mensinger, who plan to attend the annual International Council of Shopping Centers convention in Las Vegas later this month. The Costa Mesa Conference and Visitors Bureau will cover the other half of the cost. The trip is part of the city's effort to attract new commercial development, especially sit-down restaurants on Harbor Boulevard, council members said.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Jim de Boom | August 2, 2011
The Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa joins sponsors Hoag Hospital, South Coast Plaza, Union Bank, the Costa Mesa Community Foundation, Office Depot, Sears, the OCC Foundation and attorney Gregory Bartone in supporting the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area to annually fund and support Kelly's Closet. According to project advisor Jeff Dimsdale, the Boys & Girls Club chapter selects 24 children, who will be paired with the Costa Mesa High or Estancia High Key Club, or an Orange Coast College Circle K mentor.
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By Sarah Peters | May 25, 2010
For nearly 10 years, George and Sharlee McNamee have waged a legal battle against the state on their very own turf. Now, it appears that the Corona del Mar couple has finally lost the case against the California Coastal Commission, which pitted questions about rights of private property owners versus the public's right to beach access. Last week, the California Supreme Court turned down the McNamees' petition to review a lower court's decision in the drawn-out dispute over a picnic area owned by them next to Corona del Mar State Beach.
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By Mona Shadia | May 3, 2010
In an effort to strengthen community ties and bring people from different neighborhoods together, the Halecrest & Hall of Fame Community Assn. is hosting a potluck picnic. The first Costa Mesa Community Picnic at Halecrest Park, 3107 Killybrooke Lane, is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. June 12. It is a chance for residents to gather, meet one another and address all the happenings in their communities, the good and the bad, said Mike Brumbaugh, president of the community association.
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March 3, 2010
The Fourth District Court of Appeal has sided with the California Coastal Commission in a battle over a retired Corona del Mar couple’s beachfront picnic spot and thatched palapa. The Coastal Commission ordered George and Sharlee McNamee to tear down their beach oasis in 2004. Set on a private portion of beach at the base of a cliff above Corona del Mar State Beach, the McNamees’ patch of sand includes two picnic tables; a shower and bathroom; storage lockers; a built-in barbecue; palapa; and some flowering plants.
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By Brianna Bailey | February 18, 2010
After a six-year legal battle with the California Coastal Commission, the fate of a retired Corona del Mar couple’s beachfront picnic spot and thatched palapa lies with the Fourth District Court of Appeal. A Santa Ana courthouse was packed with supporters of Ocean Boulevard residents George and Sharlee McNamee on Thursday as a three-judge panel heard oral arguments in the couple’s case, which has grown from a squabble over a barbecue and some picnic tables into a fight between the rights of private property owners versus the public’s access to the beach.
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By Brianna Bailey | February 18, 2010
After a six-year legal battle with the California Coastal Commission, the fate of a retired Corona del Mar couple’s beachfront picnic spot and thatched palapa lies with the Fourth District Court of Appeal. A Santa Ana courthouse was packed with supporters of Ocean Boulevard residents George and Sharlee McNamee on Thursday as a three-judge panel heard oral arguments in the couple’s case, which has grown from a squabble over a barbecue and some picnic tables into a fight between the rights of private property owners versus the public’s access to the beach.
NEWS
April 15, 2007
While it saddens us that some of our local troops will soon be on their third tours in Iraq, it is heartening to see the community hasn't forgotten our brave soldiers. Our friends at the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines had to cancel their annual Mess Night dinner to benefit the unit as they will soon be on their third deployment to Iraq, but Newport Beach officials plan to honor them with a picnic April 21 at Camp Pendleton's Lake O'Neill Park. The picnic will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Staff Sgt. Dyas at (760)
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By B.W. COOK | April 29, 2006
If they build the park with the same enthusiasm and planning that went into the party to launch the park, the so-called "Jewel of Orange County" will indeed be a community treasure. The launch party for the Great Park Conservancy was one of the biggest events in recent Orange County history, and it enjoyed a suitably grandiose stage: the runway of the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. Organizers Janet and James "Walkie" Ray, along with Teddie and Michael Ray, pulled out all the stops to throw a wild party that attracted nearly 800 guests.
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