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By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | August 13, 2010
COSTA MESA — The name Centennial Farm may not sound that familiar, but if you mention the big red barn at the Orange County Fairgrounds, locals immediately recognize the farm. Besides the Millennium Barn, the farm has fruit and vegetable gardens and livestock, which are open to the public. This summer, locals have one more way to get involved with the farm. From Aug. 3 to Sept. 13, the Centennial Farm Foundation is competing to win a $20,000 prize from the Tom's of Maine "50 States for Good" initiative.
NEWS
May 14, 2002
Three Newport Heights Elementary School students took home top honors in a poster contest to commemorate American Home Week, which took place April 7 to April 13. The contest encouraged students to use their artistic abilities to send a positive message into the community about the American ideal of homeownership. It was sponsored by the Orange Coast Assn. of Realtors. The grand prize went to Jarrett Milner, 9, of Newport Beach; second prize went to Chanel Bedros, 9, of Costa Mesa; and Naomi Popick of Costa Mesa earned third place.
NEWS
February 5, 2008
Orange County Market Place will give people the opportunity to prove they can carry a note in February and March with cash prizes for those who can stay in tune. Karaoke Scene Magazine presents Songburst, a karaoke-style competition held for four consecutive Saturday’s starting Feb. 16, will be at the Orange County Fair and Expo Event Center. The grand prize winner takes home $1,000, with other places taking $100 to $500 awards. Junior division winners receive their awards in saving bonds.
FEATURES
By Mary Ellen Bowman | June 24, 2007
What are teens reading this summer? From now until mid-August, teens have an opportunity to read for fun or get a head start on their school's summer reading lists and win prizes at the same time. The Teen Summer Reading Program, with this year's theme of "Peace, Love & Read," encourages students in seventh through 12th grades to read and be creative during the summer months. Register at any of the Newport Beach Public Library branches, read a book and write your review on a "Peace, Love & Read" form.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Daniel Tedford | February 25, 2008
It was all about glitz and glamour at Skosh Monahan’s in Costa Mesa Sunday. The restaurant and bar hosted a red carpet and Oscar party in honor of the 80th Annual Academy Awards with patrons dressed up to enjoy the event. Lisa Schultz has been putting on a red carpet party for nine years and helps orchestrate the party at Monahan’s. “Each year it has got bigger and bigger, more and more fun,” said Schultz who three years ago approached Gary Monahan, president and chief executive of the restaurant about holding the party at his restaurant.
FEATURES
By Brianna Bailey | October 7, 2007
Somewhere toward the end of the Great Depression and before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Costa Mesa was home to a colorful but forgotten festival. For one day each year from 1938 to 1941, scarecrows of all shapes and sizes were displayed in the streets of Costa Mesa. They had names like “Town Gossip,” “Bad Man from Brimstone” and “Lady Flirt.” There were Japanese dancing girls with gourd heads and stuffed Mexican trinket peddlers complete with ponchos and sombreros.
NEWS
By Alan Blank | July 13, 2009
Alex Perelson, an 18-year-old from San Diego, was the talk of the skateboarding community Sunday as he won the $75,000 grand prize in the Maloof Money Cup’s vert championship with a rare trick. The skater reportedly landed a 900-degree spin — launching into the air off the lip of the ramp and rotating 2 1/2 times before touching back down. His successful attempt is reportedly only the fourth ever in professional competition. The tournament, which boasts the most total prize money in all of professional skateboarding at $450,000, finished its second year at the Orange County Fair over the weekend.
LOCAL
By PKCitizen Correspondent | April 13, 2009
The Lighthouse Guild helps raise money for the abused children of Olive Crest! This year we are doing our helicopter golf ball drop at the Monarch Links golf course in Dana Point during our annual Tommy Bahama Golf Classic. It is such an amazing sight to see! I am asking you to please help this year! More than ever children are in need. We are selling gold balls for $10 each or 3 for $25. The grand prize is $5000 cash, 2nd prize 2 round trip plane tickets any where in the world, 3rd prize is a hotel weekend stay, 4th and 5th prize are $200 gift certificates to the Tommy Bahama restaurant or store.
NEWS
June 9, 2000
Sue Doyle COSTA MESA -- A pair of Costa Mesa business owners accused of running a telemarketing scam pleaded not guilty Wednesday to mail and wire fraud charges in Santa Ana Superior Court. Ian Anthony Suite, 43, and Cecilia Margarita Castillo, 39, both of Irvine, were arrested Tuesday after FBI agents and police raided the offices of Global Network Enterprises, TCM and Republic Enterprises, all located at 1520 Nutmeg Place in Costa Mesa. Authorities also searched the shared Irvine home of Suite and Castillo.
NEWS
July 19, 2001
Danette Goulet Booths adorned with a colorful array of hanging plush toys and manned by coercing carnies with an auctioneer's skill with words beckon the passersby like sirens. They are the games of skill and chance that no carnival would be complete without. They are the Midway. This year, the Orange County Fair boasts 45 Midway games, about seven of which are in the Kiddie Carnival. I took a little tour and tried my hand at a variety to rate and review.
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SPORTS
April 5, 2014
Josh Hoyer, a Newport Harbor High alumnus, won the Graduated Division title and $500 at the 15th annual Newport Surf Classic March 30 at 54th Street in Newport Beach. The surf event, which featured about 180 surfers of all ages, was the fundraiser for the Newport Harbor High surf team. The Newport Harbor surf team hosted the event in conjunction with Volcom and Surfside. The event raised over $10,000. The competition along with the festive atmosphere during the two-day event also made it a success for the Newport Harbor surf team.
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NEWS
By Hannah Fry | October 22, 2013
Greg Duncan, a scholar in the field of early childhood education at UC Irvine and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, was awarded the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize for his work on the effects of poverty on child development. In addition to the award, Duncan was also given 1 million Swiss francs, or $1.09 million, by the Jacobs Foundation, which has been honoring exceptional achievements in the field of child and youth development annually since 2009, according to a news release.
NEWS
July 31, 2013
The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation is accepting entries for its annual creative writing contest for high schoolers. The Let your Imagination Run Wild creative writing contest is open to any high school student who has a Newport Beach Library card, according to a news release from the foundation. To enter, students should submit a story no longer than 1,500 words that takes place in or otherwise features a library or library themes. The writer of the winning short story writer will receive $250 and be featured on the foundation's website and in its quarterly publication, "Bookmark.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | July 30, 2013
SANTA ANA - It took nine players, seven games and 112 goals for Costa Mesa Aquatics Club to prove itself on a national stage. Oh yeah, and one gold-medal effort. The program is making its first appearance at the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics. On Tuesday afternoon at Mater Dei High, the Costa Mesa 12-and-under "Black" team showed it had the heart of a champion. CMAC won the classic division at the world's largest water polo tournament, defeating top-seeded Alliance Aquatics of Capistrano Valley, 9-7, in the championship match.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2013
The votes are in for the winners of the 14th annual Newport Beach Film Festival. The eight-day festival concluded Thursday with a closing night spotlight of "The Way, Way Back. " The sold-out screening was hosted at the Regency Lido Theatre, with an after-party in the Via Lido courtyard. According to organizers, this year's selection committee reviewed 2,700 films from around the globe, and then showcased 380 films, representing 50 countries. * JURY AWARDS Best Feature Film: "Fly Me To The Moon" Best Actor: Sam Rockwell, "A Single Shot" Best Actress: Diane Kruger, "Fly Me To The Moon" Best Director: Pascal Chaumeil, "Fly Me To The Moon" Best Cinematographer: Mihai Malaimaire, Jr., "The Time Being" Best Screenplay: Laurent Zeitoun and Youann Gromb, "Fly Me To The Moon" Best Feature Documentary Film: "Terms and Conditions May Apply" Best Short Documentary Film: "Open Heart" Best Short Animated Film: "Flamingo Pride" Best Narrative Short Film: "Emily" * 2013 AUDIENCE AWARDS: Audience Award Winner Feature (U.S.)
NEWS
By Brittany Woolsey | August 15, 2012
Nearly 65 students on Wednesday celebrated the final day of Victoria Elementary School's first summer reading program. The six-week program, led by Principal Linda Tenno and the school's staff, urged students to continue reading over summer vacation to keep reading skills consistent from the end of one school year to the beginning of the next. According to Tenno, when students returned to school last year, their reading levels declined due to lack of reading over the summer. "We don't have the opportunity to send students to summer school," she said.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | August 6, 2012
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Over the final few days of the 2012 Nike U.S. Open of Surfing, Julian Wilson earned the moniker Comeback Kid. The 23-year-old Aussie, ranked No. 10 in the world, started earning the nickname Saturday when he rallied to eliminate local favorite and two-time U.S. Open Men's champion Brett Simpson in the Men's Prime round of 16. In the quarterfinals later that day, Wilson came back to knock off John John Florence of Hawaii....
SPORTS
December 15, 2011
Wrestling is more of an individual sport, but Newport Harbor High saw the team aspect come alive against rival Corona del Mar Thursday night at Newport Harbor. Sailors Coach Dominic Bulone said the credit went to senior Alex Maher, who set the tone. His huge win at 138 pounds was one of five straight victories that Newport Harbor rode to a 45-21 triumph over CdM. The Sailors won the Golden Singlet, the framed prize for the winner of the Battle of the Bay rivalry. The Sea Kings had possession of it for the past two years.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | December 6, 2011
Minutes within talking to his new football team for the first time, Scott Meyer brought up bringing a CIF Southern Section title to Corona del Mar High. Keep in mind that Meyer had never coached or played in a section title game. The meeting came inside the Little Theater on campus, a couple of days before April Fool's Day. Meyer wasn't trying to trick any player in the audience with his rah-rah speech. "We didn't know what to think when he took over," said Josh Giger, a wide receiver.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | August 16, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — Betsy Thagard held the golden ticket at the 2011 Orange County Fair Culinary Arts Competition with her toffee recipe comprised of four ingredients: butter, sugar, chocolate and nuts. The sweet and crunchy golden squares, the staple of Thagard's growing B. Toffee company, took home first prize in the category for toffees and brittles. Since the launch of the B. Toffee in 2009, the confection has been flying off store shelves at local businesses, such as Promelis Westcliff Market, A Market and Kéan Coffee.
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