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By Amanda Pennington | December 10, 2006
Santa's reindeer must have had the day off Saturday because when the big guy descended upon Balearic Park, the sleigh he was in was the property of the Costa Mesa Police Department. Much to the delight of snow-day revelers at Balearic, Santa was escorted to Costa Mesa in the police helicopter, and as they made their approach, the sirens sounded, Santa bellowed a "ho ho ho" on the loudspeaker, and everyone waved. But Santa may not have been the biggest attraction, despite the crowds of people who watched as he landed and made his way to Santa's Village to listen to the requests of Costa Mesa boys and girls.
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By Liana Aghajanian | January 26, 2013
The day I was born, a snow storm was brewing in Tehran — or at least that's what my mother tells me. I am starting to suspect that my introduction into the world on such a turbulent day has played a part in a lifelong obsession I've had with extremely cold weather. Or it could be my 365-days-a-year, sun-filled Southern California upbringing that has made me envious of those who have had the pleasure of having actual justified use for wearing thick coats and gloves, of waking up in the morning to a city completely covered in snow, or turning on a fireplace because they're actually cold and not just for, you know, an experience.
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By Brianna Bailey | December 5, 2008
Four-year-old Jordan DiIanni moved his fingers over the slowly melting snowman in the parking lot of the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, feeling its carrot nose and icy, round belly. “I’m going to throw this at the snowman,” Jordan said, grabbing a slushy chunk of snow, before lobbing it into a nearby adult’s leg. His second throw hits the snowman squarely on its head, despite the fact that Jordan has limited vision. For the kids of the Blind Children’s Learning Center, snow doesn’t exist until they can touch it, feel it and hear it crunching beneath their feet.
NEWS
January 3, 2001
Danette Goulet NEWPORT BEACH -- Dozens of preschoolers bundled up Tuesday morning to enjoy what was, for many of them, their first experience with snow. For the fifth year running, the Kathryn C. Fishback Child Care Center at Hoag Hospital had 10 tons of snow dumped outside the doors for the young charges to enjoy. Each year the center's namesake, now 90 years old, makes a visit and asks the children if they would like a load of snow to play in, said Donna Ruiz, director of the child care center.
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By Michael Alexander | October 25, 2008
Snow in Costa Mesa? It seems as likely to freeze over as the Sahara. Decades ago, however, the foreign white stuff fell on Orange County — not just once, but twice in three years. It was the week of Jan. 15, 1949, and Don Knipp, 18 at the time, was a senior at Newport Harbor High School. One cold evening, a cold rain got a little bit brisker, and floated down on Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, he said. “We all made snowmen out in front of the house with the neighbors,” Knipp, 77, said.
NEWS
July 24, 2003
Pat Neisser The tinkle of sleigh bells echoes far across the miles of white expanse as 20 reindeer breathe heavily in the crisp winter air. Brightly dressed Laplanders guide these gentle creatures through knee-deep snow, as lowlanders giggle while trying to stay in their canoe-like sleds, or pulkkas. Then there's a moment of silence as everyone absorbs the brilliant panorama. The snow-covered land stretches as far as the eye can see, the fells, or hills, rising toward the sun. Trees edge the tundra, each draped in its own frozen shroud.
NEWS
December 16, 2001
Lolita Harper MESA VERDE -- Santa Claus ditched Rudolph and the other reindeer for a much more advanced method of travel Saturday, when he flew into Balearic Park on the city's brand new helicopter to join in Costa Mesa's holiday festivities. Santa, whose long, white beard was blowing wildly from the wind of the propeller, greeted about 2,000 people who gathered to welcome him to Costa Mesa's winter festival. Used to the arctic temperatures of the North Pole, the jolly holiday character was arguably comforted to see patches of snow on the ground, despite the brilliant sunshine and low 60-degree weather.
NEWS
December 15, 2000
1. Join the party. The Costa Mesa Senior Center will hold a tree decorating party from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday in the center's lobby, 695 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. There will be surprise entertainment. (949) 645-2356. 2. Saturday's forecast calls for heavy snow. The Newport Beach Community Services Department will bring in 20 tons of snow for its Winter Wonderland, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grant Howald Park on 5th and Iris avenues in Corona del Mar. A visit by Santa, holiday crafts and a snowman-building contest are planned.
NEWS
December 5, 2003
Snow will fall in Newport Beach Grant Howald Park will be filled with 30 tons of snow on Sunday for an afternoon of special activities for kids. Admission is free to the park, which on 5th Street and Iris Avenue. Snow events will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The afternoon was made possible through a donation from the Newport Harbor Elks Club and through work by the city's Recreation Services staff. For more information, call (949) 644-3151 or visit the city's Web site at http://www.
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By Beau Nicolette | November 15, 2013
Fashion Island was filled with holiday spirit Friday night like a scene from a Disney Christmas special as crowds gathered to watch this year's 90-foot Christmas tree twinkle for the first time. Guests filled the plaza in front of Bloomingdale's and were treated to a custom Disney performance complete with songs from Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy dressed as Santa Claus. The nearly 20-minute song and dance show was capped by falling snow and the illumination of the 20,000 lights adorning the towering tree.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | March 26, 2013
Leotard-clad dancers stretched at gravity-defying angles, while gangly teenagers with seemingly endless legs towered en pointe. A girl hunched over homework as a counterpart stitched elastic bands and ribbons onto her shoes, listening to the youngest among them, who tittered gleefully, cradled comfortably in the laps of older girls. Ballet, in all its glory, was front and center at the Maple Conservatory of Dance in Irvine. Last Friday, about 80 performers pieced together pliés, arabesques and ports de bras in a nearly two-hour run-through of the Maple Youth Ballet's rendition of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
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By Rabbi Marc Gellman | February 15, 2013
First, let me thank my friends who now live in Florida and called me after the recent snowpocalypse in the Northeast to ask about my welfare — and to tell me that, by the way, it was 80 and sunny there. Probably because I did not lose power during the storm, I'm in a more generous and reflective mood than I was when I wrote to you, dear readers, after Hurricane Sandy. Nonetheless, I think of winter snow as a spiritual invitation. Snow reminds us to look deeper into the truth of things.
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By Liana Aghajanian | January 26, 2013
The day I was born, a snow storm was brewing in Tehran — or at least that's what my mother tells me. I am starting to suspect that my introduction into the world on such a turbulent day has played a part in a lifelong obsession I've had with extremely cold weather. Or it could be my 365-days-a-year, sun-filled Southern California upbringing that has made me envious of those who have had the pleasure of having actual justified use for wearing thick coats and gloves, of waking up in the morning to a city completely covered in snow, or turning on a fireplace because they're actually cold and not just for, you know, an experience.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2012
Snow White (calico), Happy (white and orange) and Grumpy (orange tabby, not pictured) were rescued from Disneyland. The three 10-week-old kittens were trapped by their rescuer/caregiver Cindy Dote, and two other siblings avoided the traps and are still there. The siblings left behind will be trapped, neutered and released back to the park to live their lives. Sadly, there is just a small window of time that a feral (wild untouchable) kitten can be tamed to make a great pet for the general public.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams | December 8, 2012
For Southern Californians, excursions in the snow are typically found in the mountains or out of state. But on Saturday morning 40 tons of snow descended on Costa Mesa's Balearic Community Center. For many, the experience was a first. Horacio Berruecos, 12, made a bowling ball-sized creation - sometimes a snowman, sometimes a snowball - as he stood in the slush, an ear-to-ear grin across his face. "This is the first time I've ever seen snow," the Adams Elementary School student said.
NEWS
November 13, 2012
Never mind that Thanksgiving is only about a week away. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Fashion Island signaled the beginning of the Christmas season Tuesday evening when its 92-foot white fir tree, which is located in the Neiman Marcus-Bloomingdale's Courtyard of the coastal shopping center, was lighted for the first time in front of an estimated crowd of up to 10,000 people. Those in attendance were treated to a rare snowfall and several sing-a-long carols from Disney characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy.
SPORTS
By Bruce Bourquin, Special to the Daily Pilot | March 8, 2012
Sammy Swanson has goals that reach as high as the mountains he has shredded on his trusty snowboard, including one day becoming a Winter Olympian and X Games competitor. So far, as he's proven himself as among the nation's elite in the sport, it appears he is on track toward possibly reaching those goals. "I definitely have goals to get to the Olympics and the Winter X Games," Swanson said. "I want to get these smaller competitions done and get to the bigger ones later. It's hard now, because every kid sees what's possible, and then they're doing more difficult tricks.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | December 10, 2011
COSTA MESA - Small children in knitted hats, big jackets and waterproof snow pants came out in force Saturday morning to play in 40 tons of snow. Toddlers walked around gingerly on the cold stuff while the older kids excitedly scooped up snow balls to throw at their friends Saturday at Torelli Realty's annual Holiday Snow Land at the Balearic Community Center in Costa Mesa. "I think it's really fun because you don't get snow a lot here," said sixth-grader Kyandall Mann, 11, after the snowball destined for a family friend was squashed by her father.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Heather Youmans | November 3, 2011
COSTA MESA — The Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa on Saturday was filled for "Stephen Sondheim: In Conversation. " There was only one problem — Sondheim wasn't there. The Broadway legend was unable to travel to Orange County due to snow storms in the New York area. As a result, ticket holders were given a free, bonus concert starring Tony award-winning performers Christine Ebersole and Brian Stokes Mitchell. Both singers agreed to perform the Sondheim songs previously planned for the evening along with additional songs from Broadway and the Great American Songbook.
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