May 12, 2000
Danette Goulet COSTA MESA -- Hundreds of tiny tots were given a heads-up Thursday morning as to what kindergarten will be like for them next year. It was the annual Head Start community event to introduce the preschool children to the wonderful world of Costa Mesa elementary schools. Head Start is a child development program designed to meet the educational, emotional, social and health needs of children and their families. "They teach about 'don't hit' and 'do nice things,' " said 5-year-old Halana Martinez, who graduated from the Head Start program last year.
March 15, 2013
When Steve Mensinger passes Victoria Pond, he sees potential for a lot more than what's there. It could use a dock or maybe a gazebo, Costa Mesa's mayor pro tem says. Perhaps it should be set up for fishing or, at the very least, have a walkable path around the water's edge. But right now that little lake is fenced off and the area minimally maintained. It doesn't have to be that way, though, he asserts. If Mensinger and the other members of the City Council have their way, the county will give Victoria Pond and the rest of Talbert Regional Park to Costa Mesa to manage and potentially improve.
July 28, 2000
1. BROWN BAG IT: The citizens' group Stop Polluting Our Newport will host a brown bag picnic at dusk today above the Newport Beach Central Library, between Avocado Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard. The public is invited to enjoy the spectacular views of the sunset, coastline and Catalina. (949) 548-6326. 2. PREVENTING BLACKOUTS: The Newport Beach Fire Department will present a public information forum on power outages at 9 a.m. today at City Hall, 3300 Newport Blvd.
September 19, 2002
SEPTEMBER Saturday: Breakfast with Ward Connerly at Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club at 8:30 a.m. (949) 644-7094 Sunday: Corona del Mar Republican Assembly presents a Kathy Smith for California Superintendent of Public Instruction pot luck fund-raiser at 5 p.m. at Jo and Bob Miller's home. More details to follow Sunday: Newport Bay Area Democratic Club general meeting and picnic at Mason Regional Park from noon to 4:00 p.m. (949) 733-3439 or by e-mail to CarlMariz@aol.
July 4, 2002
Lolita Harper COSTA MESA -- City employees got a chance to dress down and take part in a patriotic Fourth of July celebration a day early on Wednesday The annual event -- complete with two long tables filled with fried chicken, salad, baked beans, hamburgers, hot dogs and an entire table just for desserts -- is an opportunity for about 600 city employees to emancipate themselves from the harsh fluorescent lights of...
July 30, 2009
The Newport Beach City Arts Commission will host its eighth annual presentation of Shakespeare by the Sea on Saturday and Sunday at Bonita Canyon Sports Park in Newport Beach. This year’s event will feature performances of two of Shakespeare’s classic comedies, “Love’s Labour’s Lost” on Saturday and “As You Like in” on Sunday. Pre-show activities begin at 6:45 p.m. The plays begin at 7 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The performances are free and open to the public.
August 15, 2007
Newport Beach will accept proposals until the end of the month from people who want to operate the concessions at Corona del Mar State Beach. The beach hasn't had a regular concessionaire since 2005, when major renovations of the beach's public facilities began. Concessions at Corona del Mar beach have typically included hot dogs and hamburgers, drinks, and other picnic-type food, and Kilmer Enterprises, the operator from 1991 to 2005, also rented beach items. A meeting for anyone interested in submitting a proposal is set for 11 a.m. Monday, and proposals will be accepted through 4 p.m. Aug. 31. The meeting is at 3300 Newport Blvd.
October 22, 2007
The possibility of sports fields, picnic shelters, restrooms and other amenities at Fairview Park will be discussed Wednesday at a meeting of the Costa Mesa parks and recreation commission. Also likely to come up are suggestions for a large skate park, museum and community garden, all of which have been mentioned by the City Council but none of which have been approved for the park. The commission will discuss how the park’s trail could connect with nearby neighborhoods, and access from the park to lower Talbert Park and the new stadium at Estancia High School.
May 4, 2007
Picnic tables, restrooms, and more benches — but no city hall — were among the amenities Newport Beach parks commissioners want to see added at the planned Newport Center Park. The 12-acre parcel by the city's central library has been at the center of a debate over where a new city hall should go, but the City Council has decided several times to go ahead with park plans. The commission revisited park plans Tuesday at the City Council's behest after the council learned in March that parks commissioner Debra Allen might have a conflict of interest.
August 4, 2008
A helping hand never hurts, especially in economic times like these. Fifteen seventh-grade girls with the Newport Mesa Charity League reached out to local families in need Monday at the Irvine Regional Park. Food and games were available for children, while parents had the opportunity to participate in workshops focusing on life and management skills. Serving People In Need coordinated the event, which drew 36 children and 29 parents. ?The picnic was well-organized and the families had a wonderful time,?