February 9, 2002
Deirdre Newman Newport Heights Elementary School students got an Olympic-style workout Friday morning, when they ran to raise money for their school. The Newport Heights Olympics featured a parade of nations and a torchbearer, in addition to the annual jog-a-thon. This is the third year the PTA has organized the event, and it took place on the opening day of the international Olympics, an overlap that happened unwittingly. "That was really inspiring because we had [planned]
September 23, 2007
Some are good, some are bad, some are cool, some are not. Not people. Ideas. The Costa Mesa Hilton and the Balboa Bay Club and Resort have come up with an idea that is way beyond cool and definitely good, which eliminates bad and not. On Friday, the Costa Mesa Hilton inaugurated a new service, providing London-style cabs to chauffeur its guests near and far in a distinctively British style. The Balboa Bay Club will kick off its version of the Anglicized cab service this week.
June 10, 2001
EDITOR'S NOTE: Every other week, No Place Like Home will take readers on a tour of a local residence. Simple, bold and distinguished are the adjectives Kim Woods uses to describe this custom home in Irvine Terrace. Woods, owner of Kim Woods Interior Design in Newport Beach, worked with the homeowners for almost two years to achieve the perfect balance of comfort and style for this stunning family abode. Influenced by the wife's sabbatical in Florence, where she studied art history, the homeowners (who asked not to be named)
October 13, 2001
B.W. Cook The words "taste" and "style" are bantered about freely in society columns. Truthfully, there are only a minority of people in any given community at any given time that possess an innate sense of style that is expressed in their daily lives. OK, it sounds elitist. It sounds snobbish. And I suppose in an argument, I would lose this debate when asked, "How do you define taste and style?" Indeed, the definition of style is interpretive. Certainly, it is highly subjective.
January 6, 2012
The Newport under-10 boys' soccer team won the Costa Mesa Classic in style. Newport cruised though the tournament, outscoring opponents 16-2. Goals were scored by Jack Starnes, Dylan Hillson, Keegan Netherton, Kori Griscom and Will Debassio, with Jax Richards collecting many assists. Caden Garrido, Taegan Choi, Kori Griscom played well defensively. Submitted by Paul Hillson
November 18, 2009
A massive estate sale to auction off the belongings of late Harbor Island philanthropist Elizabeth Colyear Vincent brought in $2.3 million. The top items from the Nov. 8 auction were a Louis XVI-style gilt bronze glass-paneled cabinet from the late 19th century that was estimated to be worth as much as $20,000 and a pair of Louis XVI-style gilt bronze floor torcheres valued at $25,000 to $35,000. Vincent died Feb. 1 at age 94. The auto parts distributor’s heiress spent more than 30 years living on Harbor Island in an 11,000-square-foot home, which had nine bedrooms and a dozen bathrooms.
August 1, 2003
June Casagrande It was the 1930s. Newport Harbor High School had just been dedicated, the biggest employer in town was the Western Canners Co., and the city and the harbor were still young. In a classic 1930s style, each of the city's public docks was adorned with finials -- decorative tops to the two posts at the end of each pier. The blue finials, carved out of solid oak, were an expression of style as well as a helpful reference for boaters who needed to know whether the piers they were approaching were public or private.
July 29, 2008
Not satisfied with just rattling away at a drum, the Taiko Project brings new meaning to the word rhythm. It isn’t just the beats they create that bring style to the Japanese drumming performing arts group, it is the dynamic movements in their choreography, the grace in an arm movement, and the power in a step or yelp that breathes contemporary life into the ancient cultural art form. And the group was able to display its modern style of Taiko — Japanese for drumming — to patrons of the Orange County Fair on Tuesday night.
July 26, 2004
JUNE CASAGRANDE My cat, Eddie, has finally confronted his greatest demon, overcome a lifelong fear and learned to stand up to an oppressive power. After nearly 12 years of cowering, Eddie decided recently (perhaps inspired by the loss of his brother, Stevie) that life's too short to live in fear of the vacuum cleaner. Eddie, born a stray and abused by neighborhood boys before I took him in, still runs in terror from every friend who walks in my front door.