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By Paul Oginni | July 16, 2009
An elite group of sailors will test their skills and their fortitude Saturday in a 24-hour race during the annual Crew of Two endurance race in Newport Beach. At noon, the competitors will begin their voyage to Catalina Island. The race is sponsored by the South Shore Yacht Club, and generally takes about 20 to 30 hours to complete. Only two sailors are allowed on each boat. The race has earned a reputation for its considerable difficulty. Joe Greenblat of Irvine has won the race on numerous occasions, yet he keeps coming back for the excitement.
BUSINESS
By Dave Brooks | June 19, 2006
Leave it to the Swedes to help us busy Americans sleep better. This month, a 150-year-old bed company finally made its way to Orange County and has opened up shop at Fashion Island's Atrium court. The beds are being marketed as the best-made beds in the U.S. ? and some of the most expensive. The cheapest bed at Hästens starts at about $3,500 and shoots way up from there, but Hästens employees swear by their product, arguing it's difficult to put a price on a good night's sleep.
NEWS
December 18, 2009
Orange Coast College’s Polysomnographic Technology program has had its accreditation extended three years. The program, which is the state’s only such accredited program, trains students in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders like sleep apnea, narcolepsy and insomnia. There are only 25 such programs in the United States. An October state Senate bill requires that these practitioners to be certified. It was reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education, which examined students’ board exam results and employment success rather than putting the program though a full self-study and site visit.
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By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | May 16, 2011
COSTA MESA — Before he became Southern California's mattress king, Larry Miller was broke. In 1987, the Sit 'n Sleep chief executive faced business problems that coincided with the birth of his first child, Danielle. For Miller, that was the most wonderful and terrifying time of his life. "It was the best moment of my life, but then I realized that I had this business, and it wasn't in good shape," Miller, 61, said. "It was the high point of my life and the low point. I was in debt to everyone, there was no money in my bank account, and I literally was on the edge of not knowing if I was going to make it. " Earlier this month, Miller, known as the pitchman for the Sit 'n Sleep commercials that sign off with "… or your mattress is free!"
NEWS
February 22, 2012
Sit 'n Sleep and the California Department of Veterans Affairs have teamed up to provide veterans with jobs at Southern California stores, the mattress retailer announced this week. Stores in Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Anaheim and Laguna Hills will be among the locations hiring clerical, sales and warehouse positions, according to a news release. In all, about 50 positions will be filled by veterans across Southern California. "We strive to give back to the veterans who have given so much for us and help provide a job to return to after so bravely serving our country," said Larry Miller, chairman and executive officer of the Gardena-based Sit 'n Sleep.
NEWS
April 1, 2000
Amy R. Spurgeon Don't lose any sleep over daylight savings time. One hour will slip away between today and Sunday, but the following days will be longer and brighter. For some, already afflicted with insomnia, the "spring forward" puts a glitch in their sleep cycles. Dr. Robert Moore, a neurologist and sleep specialist at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, said most people will adjust to the time change within a week. "I think it's something we all tend to struggle through," Moore said.
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By Dr. Allyson Brooks | October 3, 2012
If you want to live longer, healthier and happier, you need to exercise, eat better, sleep well and focus your life around your family, hobbies and interests. How do I know all this? Because I don't do these things, either. As a gynecologist at Hoag Hospital, I dispense advice all day to women who need to hear that their lives are getting in the way of their health. "You work too hard, take on too many responsibilities and don't carve out nearly enough time for your own well being," I tell my patients.
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By Tom Ragan | April 8, 2010
Orange Coast College’s Citizen of the Year is expected to be announced any day now. In fact, a person has been chosen, and the college is just waiting to hear back from him or her, said spokesman Doug Bennett, who’s keeping the selection a secret. Each year, the Citizen of the Year winner delivers a few words at the OCC commencement in May. The tradition dates to 1951. “The president of the college introduces the person, reads a proclamation and then the person has the opportunity to say a few words,” Bennett said.
FEATURES
April 30, 2006
No one would confuse Newport-Mesa with New York, the city that never sleeps. Most local residents are safely tucked into bed and enjoying a good night's sleep long before the sun rises, and few venture back into the streets before 6 a.m. But there are some who are still out and about when the clock strikes midnight, and others who rise before the dawn. There are those who work the graveyard shift, including police officers patrolling the streets. Some revelers party late into the night, barhopping in Newport or dancing to the latest hot deejay visiting Costa Mesa.
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By Len Bose | July 25, 2013
When you're on the harbor sailing every week, one of the first things you notice is, people who sail more than you. One such sailor is Mike Inmon, in his light blue Venture 23, Sleeping Beauty. I am sure you have noticed Sleeping Beauty over the last four years. It's hard to miss with its huge square top main and bowsprit. Mike first purchased a similar boat back in 1979 when he was a boat dealer for MacGregor in New Orleans. He only owned the boat for six months before he sold it and purchased a larger MacGregor.
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NEWS
October 15, 2012
A Costa Mesa man is being charged with violating a city ordinance that prohibits sex offenders from entering city parks, prosecutors said Monday. Stephen Lee Austin, 25, was arrested after being found sleeping at the Costa Mesa Historical Society building within Lions Park about midnight Sept. 12, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. The day before, a park ranger gave Austin a citation, warning him that it is illegal to sit or climb on a public building, prosecutors said.
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By Dr. Allyson Brooks | October 3, 2012
If you want to live longer, healthier and happier, you need to exercise, eat better, sleep well and focus your life around your family, hobbies and interests. How do I know all this? Because I don't do these things, either. As a gynecologist at Hoag Hospital, I dispense advice all day to women who need to hear that their lives are getting in the way of their health. "You work too hard, take on too many responsibilities and don't carve out nearly enough time for your own well being," I tell my patients.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus | March 29, 2012
You expect great performances at South Coast Repertory. But the level of talent there also tends to inspire the young thespians in SCR's Theater Conservatory. These actors — from fifth to eighth grades — currently are putting on a splendid adaptation of the classic fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty" under the inspired and imaginative direction of Mercy Vasquez in SCR's Nicholas Studio theater. In this version, adapted from the original fable by Charles Way, we have the classic conflict between good and evil, garbed in modern dress and punctuated by some hard rock and rear-screen projections.
NEWS
February 22, 2012
Sit 'n Sleep and the California Department of Veterans Affairs have teamed up to provide veterans with jobs at Southern California stores, the mattress retailer announced this week. Stores in Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Anaheim and Laguna Hills will be among the locations hiring clerical, sales and warehouse positions, according to a news release. In all, about 50 positions will be filled by veterans across Southern California. "We strive to give back to the veterans who have given so much for us and help provide a job to return to after so bravely serving our country," said Larry Miller, chairman and executive officer of the Gardena-based Sit 'n Sleep.
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By Britney Barnes | September 27, 2011
President Obama this week awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers to UC Irvine assistant professor Rommie Amaro. "I was pretty surprised — very honored and surprised," said Amaro, 34, an assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences and computer science and chemistry. "I feel really very, very fortunate to be selected as a recipient of this award. " Amaro's research focuses on discovering new treatments for cancer, influenza, chlamydia and neglected diseases such as African sleeping sickness, Chagas disease and Leishmaniasis disease.
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By Tamara Henn | July 1, 2011
Do you struggle with insomnia? Getting a good night's sleep is essential for optimum health. The long-term consequences of untreated sleep disorders include heart disease, stroke, obesity and other serious medical conditions. Learn more about how sleep deprivation can impact your health and some of the latest treatment options in these guides available at the Newport Beach Public Library: "The Insomnia Solution: The Natural, Drug-Free Way to a Good Night's Sleep" by Michael Krugman: Insomniacs who want to avoid using pharmaceuticals to induce sleep should sit up and take notice of the holistic, self-healing methods outlined in this book.
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By Matt Murray | June 17, 2011
Everyone tells me I'm a good dad. They are all wrong. I never took a test to become a father, I never cracked a book about parenting nor did I take any classes on what to expect on raising kids. I knew I wanted to be a dad, but really didn't anticipate what it takes to be a good one. So when people mention to me how good I am doing as a parent, I just smile and say thank you. Little do they know I'm making it all up as I go along. I got married later than many of my friends, I was about 30. We had been together for four years when we decided to take the "goalie off the ice. " Several months later, we were on our way toward baby bliss.
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By Candice Baker | June 10, 2011
One of the world's top ballet companies will stop at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts next week. But they're not Russian; they're not even European. They hail from Havana, Cuba. The Cuban National Ballet's production of "The Magic of Dance" will feature the most beloved excerpts from 19th century ballets like "Swan Lake," "Don Quixote," "The Sleeping Beauty," "Coppélia" and "Giselle. " Following its engagement in Orange County, the company will move to Los Angeles to perform "Don Quixote" in its entirety from June 23 to 26. The company was founded in 1948 by renowned ballerina and choreographer Alicia Alonso, and has quickly risen to global prominence.
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By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | May 16, 2011
COSTA MESA — Before he became Southern California's mattress king, Larry Miller was broke. In 1987, the Sit 'n Sleep chief executive faced business problems that coincided with the birth of his first child, Danielle. For Miller, that was the most wonderful and terrifying time of his life. "It was the best moment of my life, but then I realized that I had this business, and it wasn't in good shape," Miller, 61, said. "It was the high point of my life and the low point. I was in debt to everyone, there was no money in my bank account, and I literally was on the edge of not knowing if I was going to make it. " Earlier this month, Miller, known as the pitchman for the Sit 'n Sleep commercials that sign off with "… or your mattress is free!"
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