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NEWS
August 8, 2006
UCI professor publishes awaited novel Ngugi wa Thiong'o, an acclaimed Kenyan author and UC Irvine professor, has published his first new work of fiction in two decades, "Wizard of the Crow."   The novel, which Thiong'o first published in 2004 in the native Kenyan language of Gikuyu, is a satirical epic about an African despot who vows to build the world's tallest building in his country, then finds himself inexplicably growing larger instead. The work has already won praise from Bookforum, Foreign Policy and other publications.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Amanda Pennington | August 6, 2006
COSTA MESA — The Living Room Salon and Art Gallery will turn into a red-carpet hotspot tonight with a host of A-list celebrities coming to support the Surfrider Foundation. The salon's third annual Evening Extravaganza,  which goes from 6 to 10 p.m., will host celebrities Paris Hilton, Jillian Barberie, Molly Sims, Kevin and Christine Costner — personal friends of salon owner Lacey Cammarata — and the cast of "Laguna Beach," among others, and feature a celebrity poker tournament, a fashion show and live entertainment, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Surfrider Foundation.
NEWS
By Kathleen Stinson | February 24, 2006
The Newport Beach City Council will vote Tuesday whether to award a contract on the planned Back Bay Science Center, a precedent-setting project that will create a nearly $4.5-million, state-of-the-art, ocean-water testing program and educational facility on Shellmaker Island. The council will vote whether to approve a $584,000 contract to Douglas E. Barnhart Inc. as construction manager, contracts to 16 subcontractors and to amend a professional services agreement with Gail P. Pickart to manage the project.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2006
calendar Mail WHAT'S AFLOAT items to Daily Pilot Calendar, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626 or e-mail dpcalendar@ latimes.com. The Surfrider Foundation The Newport Beach Chapter will meet on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. to hear guest speakers Ty and Clay Peterson and see demonstrations on the changing surfboard industry and its environmental effects. Location: Newport Rib Company, 2196 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. Free food. Call: (949) 683-4645. The Surfrider Foundation The Newport Beach Chapter will hold a fundraiser March 2 at 8:30 p.m. to get the community involved in local water-quality issues.
NEWS
By By Lauren Vane | January 25, 2006
Campaign asks that people be mindful of where waste ends up.Next time you're in line at the grocery store and the clerk is packing up your items in plastic bags, think how those bags might look floating in the ocean or littered across your favorite beach. That unpleasant picture is exactly what the Earth Resource Foundation aims to drive home with its newest campaign. The foundation is urging people to eliminate single-use plastics by refusing plastic bags and reusing whenever possible.
NEWS
By: | September 23, 2005
Blue Water has done nothing underhanded While we were disappointed that the Blue Water Music Festival did not generate a profit and therefore did not make any money for Surfrider or any other environmental group, this was not entirely unexpected, given the lack of experience of the concert organizers, the fact that they only started planning about 60 days before the event, and the fact that it was a first-time event....
NEWS
By: B.W. COOK | September 17, 2005
The surf is always "up" in Newport. Recently, the protectors of the surf gathered for the 16th annual Waterman's Ball held at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa. Sponsored by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Assn., the event attracted a large and diverse gathering of folks under the chairmanship of Paul Naude of Billabong USA. Quiksilver chief executive Bob McKnight was front and center, as were Newport residents Shelley and Bob Hurley, founders of Hurley International.
NEWS
By: | August 20, 2005
Newport's new city hall must be 'green' The Newport Beach Chapter of Surfrider Foundation takes no position on the desirability of a new city hall. However, if a new city hall is to be built, it should be the "greenest" building possible, with permeable pavement and solar panels, for example. The city has been a leader in improving water quality in the ocean and bay and has worked hard to enlist the cooperation of inland cities to help us improve bay- and ocean-water quality.
NEWS
June 29, 2005
GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Daily Pilot on a rotating basis. For information about adding your organization to this list, call (714) 966-4600. SURFRIDER FOUNDATION The Surfrider Foundation Newport Beach Chapter is a grass-roots, nonprofit environmental organization that works to protect the oceans, waves and beaches through its Conservation Activism Research and Education program. Information: (949) 631-6273. SPEAK UP NEWPORT A nonprofit organization that promotes the social welfare by educating the public and improving local government in Newport Beach holds monthly meetings the second Wednesday of each month at the Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach.
NEWS
May 19, 2005
Andrew Edwards A judge on Wednesday ruled that the owner of a popular Mariner's Mile restaurant that closed in January could stay on the property despite his landlord's efforts to evict him. The case was heard in Judge Michael Brenner's Santa Ana courtroom Monday and Wednesday. James Bellino, owner of Margaritaville Mexican Cantina, declined to comment after the ruling and said he would release a written statement today. Bellino's attorney, Michael York, could not be reached for comment late Wednesday.
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