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By Candice Baker | June 23, 2009
Local kids hailed the start of their summer vacation Monday by learning how Worcestershire sauce got its name. Their esoteric (and rather erroneous) education came courtesy of Heebie & Jeebie, a musical comedy team billed as “the world’s only demi-nerd singing duo.” They performed at the Newport Beach Central Library’s first reading program event of the summer. Bedecked in yellow and gray camouflage shorts, red shoes and rainbow propeller caps to start the show, the duo donned dozens of other hats throughout the morning, from stylish fedoras to chapeaus made to resemble chili dogs.
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September 4, 1999
Veronica Duran WEST SIDE -- The Shalimar Learning Center received a donation worth $10,000 Friday -- one the center can put to use immediately in partnership with T.H.I.N.K. Together centers throughout Orange County. Costa Mesa-based AON Consulting, a human resources organization, donated 10 Pentium computers to the center. Each one is worth $1,000. "Our goal is to do things for the community," said Bruce Caldwell, senior vice president and office manager of AON Consulting.
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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.
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By Daniel Tedford | June 11, 2008
On a summer day in Newport Beach, Calyn Walton would normally be sporting flip-flops, ballet flats or maybe some Vans. Spending a lot of her time on the beach, running around in Red Wing construction shoes isn’t exactly how most 15-year-old girls accessorize during their summer vacation. But until Aug. 14, Calyn’s feet are going to be locked in those boots, as she has chosen to help children orphaned by AIDS in Zambia, Africa, rather than stick her toes in the sand all summer, as many of her friends will.
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March 12, 2003
Steve Virgen For the first few weeks of the spring sports season, the Newport Harbor High boys track and field team won't look like the usual Sailors' squad that is set to contend for a Sea View League title right from the start. But, before March is over, Newport will be improved simply because the Sailors will have better knowledge of themselves and their capabilities. What they know now is they are young and the team is up in participation numbers.
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By Britney Barnes | June 22, 2009
Luke Nataupsky learned a lot this year, but it was his mastery of the spelling of “February” that really sticks out. As summer vacation was about to begin Friday, 7-year-old Luke and Ty Ueda, 9, were excited to get more play time, but they still seemed in a mood to learn more about science. “I like how, like, you investigate stuff like knowing what animals are and what they look like,” Ty said. Avalon Miracle, 7, agreed. She said she loved reading “Island of the Blue Dolphin” and going on a field trip to the Newport Beach Back Bay. “It was fun and there was a lot to see and tons of animals,” Avalon said.
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By Candice Baker | August 3, 2009
A group of local children and teens has spent the summer working to bring a “Secret Garden” to life. The actors, members of South Coast Repertory’s Summer Players, are putting the finishing touches on a family musical version of “The Secret Garden,” based on the classic children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Before a recent run-through of the show, now in its final preparations, director Hisa Takakuwa encouraged the kids to take a few moments to visualize success and determine what they wanted to get out of the rehearsal.
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By Jim Carnett | August 15, 2011
Looks like I ended up cutting off my nose to spite my face, as my sainted Kansas grandmother used to say. What does that corn-fed expression mean? Out of pique, we can end up damaging ourselves more than the object of our scorn. Case in point: I've made it no secret that I'm not exactly enamored with the Orange County Fair. I've lived two blocks from the fair for 36 years, and within a mile of the fairgrounds since 1952. Proximity has not made the heart grow fonder. Perhaps the fault lies with me. There's a chance that I've become a crotchety old dude, but I see the fair as a noisy, pollution-spewing, smelly nuisance that annually disrupts my quiet neighborhood.
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Jim Carnett | October 19, 2010
The newspaper headline jumped out at me: "Fair Closes After Successful Week. " No, I didn't read the headline this summer. It wasn't about the Orange County Fair, and it wasn't printed in the Daily Pilot. I spied it this fall; it described the Wilson County (N.C.) Fair and appeared in the Wilson Times. My daughter, her husband and four children live in Wilson, a rural community near Raleigh, N.C.. The first thought I had after reading the headline was: "You mean their fair is just a week long?
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By: Sarah Hill | August 24, 2005
Burbank Unified School District principals returned to work on Monday to get ready for the new school year, which begins Sept. 1. Among them were Anita Schackmann, the new principal at Luther Middle School, and Heather Haug, the new assistant principal of discipline at Burbank High School. "I'm kind of old, but new," said Haug, who previously taught science to Burroughs High School students. "The district is familiar with me, I've worked with a lot of people, but Burbank High School is brand new. Meeting the staff and the new students will be the best part of the job."
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