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,?
May 15, 2008
Construction is underway for the 14-acre Coastal Peak Park located at the end of Ridge Park Road in Newport Coast. The park will include two baseball fields, three soccer fields, a basketball court, tot lot and picnic area. On site parking for 40 vehicles will also be provided. "Coastal Peak Park will provide a signfiicant enhancement of our city facilities for both soccer and baseball. It will be particularly well used by residents of the Newport Coast. The city is committed as part of the new General Plan to provide active sports parks throughout the city", said Councilman Keith Curry.
May 21, 2008
Construction is underway for Coastal Peak Park, a 14-acre active sports park at the end of Ridge Park Road in Newport Coast. The park will include three soccer fields, two baseball fields, a basketball court, two batting cages, a tot lot and picnic area. “Coastal Peak Park will provide a significant enhancement of our sports parks, particularly in the Newport Coast area,” Councilman Keith Curry said. “In accordance with the General Plan, the city is committed to the development of active sports parks throughout the city.
September 3, 2008
Community members are invited to grab a lawn chair or blanket and set it up in Fairview Park to watch Jerry Seinfeld’s “Bee Movie” Sept. 13. Costa Mesa is hosting its sixth annual Lounge Chair Theatre, where it will not only project the PG-rated movie, but will also offer the Mobile Recreation truck, which provides games, face-painting and crafts for kids. The festivities will start at 6 p.m. and the movie will start promptly at 7:15 p.m. Residents are encouraged to bring picnic dinners and are even allowed to bring their pets, although they must be on leashes.