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NEWS
March 14, 2005
Andrew Edwards The name is a tongue twister. The store is like a giant toy box. Gary and Diane Naumann opened the fourth branch of Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat last Tuesday at Fashion Island. The store is filled with tricycles, dolls, trucks and pirate ships. "We carry just about everything -- we have Mattel; we have Hasbro; but we have a lot of specialty toys," Gary Naumann said. Some favorite toys at the store, the Naumanns said, are the bright plastic Bruder trucks that are stacked near the doorway.
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NEWS
December 13, 2004
Andrew Edwards Animatronic reindeer, electric snowmen and lots of illuminated Santas set the scene Sunday night at the kickoff for one neighborhood's annual Christmas decoration contest. About 40 adults, accompanied by several boisterous children, met for the second annual "Cider on the Corner" event, where they shared cookies, coffee and hot apple cider before taking a walk together to gaze at holiday decorations in Costa Mesa's Halecrest and Hall of Fame communities.
NEWS
May 24, 2004
Alicia Robinson The concept of fun may be as old as the human race, but a visit into Jennifer Johnston's Balboa Island store gives visitors the impression that she invented it. Our Gang's General Store, a long, narrow shop on Marine Avenue, is jam-packed with every conceivable type of toy, game and novelty. A shopper can find retro amusements such as sea monkeys and Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, classics such as crayons and kites, and popular new toys like Wham-O's Battle Boogie, a boogie board with a swiveling nozzle that aquatic playmates can use to squirt each other.
NEWS
December 20, 2003
Deepa Bharath A 30-year-old Costa Mesa woman who ran a red light on Friday morning and got broadsided by another car escaped injuries after her pickup truck hurtled backward, felled a palm tree and then barreled through a toy store window, officials said. Maria Carmen Sanchez was driving eastbound on Coast Highway toward Laguna Beach at about 6:05 a.m. when she went through a red light at the intersection of Marguerite Avenue, Newport Beach Police Sgt. Steve Shulman said.
NEWS
March 23, 2003
Lolita Harper Pat Huak is putting a little leisure back in her life. After vowing to work until her 80th birthday, the former toy store employee has surpassed her goal and now spends her time walking her scenic Corona del Mar neighborhood and attending as many sporting events as possible. With six grandsons in the area, all involved in various sporting events, that task in itself is a full time job, she joked. "I felt pretty good staying at Toy Boat until I was 80," Huak said.
NEWS
November 18, 2002
South Coast Plaza welcomes new toy store A new toy store came to South Coast Plaza this week, replacing one that went out of business. Puzzle Zoo, an eclectic retailer based in Santa Monica, opened up on Monday. The store, near the shopping center's carousel, is the fourth of its kind in Southern California. Billing itself as a specialty shop that carries high-end chess sets, hard-to-find novelties such as the Rubik's Cube and an array of dolls, Puzzle Zoo also carries more familiar merchandise such as Barbie dolls and puzzles.
NEWS
November 1, 2001
Deepa Bharath Anthrax scares and terrorist threats did not discourage the little ghosts, goblins, monsters and fairies who came to Fashion Island's annual Halloween event. Several children and their parents walked around the center holding little pumpkin candy baskets in their hands that soon filled up with treats the merchants and businesses there supplied. Most parents said they were not going to allow terrorist threats to force them to give up celebrating a holiday their children enjoy.
NEWS
November 25, 2000
Danette Goulet NEWPORT-MESA -- That time has come again, when children begin pinning up Christmas lists on refrigerators stuffed with Thanksgiving leftovers. And they have no trouble knowing what they want. Milea Austin, 6, of Newport Beach said she craves a bike for Christmas. "I like burgundy," she said. "That's a good color for a bike." Devon Davis, a third-grader at Mariners Elementary School, said she wants a beach cruiser. "And Mary Kate and Ashley dolls -- they're Barbie dolls that are Mary Kate and Ashley," she said.
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