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By Mike Reicher and Sarah Peters | March 16, 2012
The family of a motorist killed by a falling tree last year has filed wrongful-death claims against the cities of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Haeyoon Miller's mother and father filed separate claims within the past two weeks. Her mother, Hyun Myung Suk, seeks damages from Newport Beach "well in excess of $10,000" — the minimum amount stated by law, according to her filing. Her father, Sunyl Chung, is seeking damages from both Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, but did not specify an amount.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By John Depko and Susanne Perez | March 8, 2012
The legendary Dr. Seuss was ahead of his time in so many ways. In 1971, he created "The Lorax," one of the first eco-friendly children's books ever written. In simple language, the story teaches the need to respect and care for the natural beauty of the earth, especially the trees. The new movie version is made by the crew that produced the popular animated hit "Despicable Me. " So it's full of wild colors and lively action, but short on the subtle points of the subject. Danny DeVito voices the fuzzy orange Lorax at the center of the story with comic vigor.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters | February 1, 2012
UC Irvine's Anteaters are about to start chowing down on a lot more oranges. Anteater athletes planted a grove of the citrus-bearing trees Wednesday afternoon near the Crawford Athletics Complex along West Peltason Drive. "They will grow there for years and years," said women's tennis team member Stephanie Hammel of the trees. "The fruit will give members of the community or athletes the opportunity to come here, pick the fruit and enjoy it. " The 24 trees were donated by the Orange County Great Park and are part of a project to upgrade the pool score board and beautify the surrounding area, said Cathy Lawhon, university director of media relations and community outreach.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay | January 24, 2012
Jason Maloney's art is no stranger to the city of Costa Mesa. His artwork, which he calls "Tim Burton meetsDr. Seuss," greets patrons at Wahoo's Fish Taco on Bristol Street in the form of a mural encompassing an entire facade. Now his hand will be seen in a reinvigorated piece integral to the city: its seal. Costa Mesa approached Maloney, Hurley's art director, about a charity project that features a reinterpretation of the visual representation for the "City of the Arts" on a T-shirt.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher | January 9, 2012
The city's first revitalization projects may be delayed because of limited capital funds, City Manager Dave Kiff said in anticipation of Tuesday's City Council meeting, when three of the initiatives are set to be reviewed. Proposed landscaping and other streetscape improvements in West Newport, Santa Ana Heights and Corona del Mar are expected to cost more than $10 million to build and more than $100,000 per year to maintain. "We don't have the resources to bite them off all at once," City Manager Dave Kiff wrote in a newsletter previewing the meeting.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher | January 2, 2012
The Newport Beach Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission plans to vote Tuesday about which trees should replace the eucalyptus removed from Fourth Avenue in Corona del Mar. City staff members recommended gold medallions, dwarf southern magnolias and African tulip trees as suitable replacements. Currently, the Hong Kong orchid is the designated tree for replanting along Fourth Avenue, but a staff report says that it grows too slowly in some areas of the city. Homeowners would be able to chose one of the three new species to plant in front of their homes.
NEWS
December 8, 2011
The Newport Beach and Costa Mesa parks commissions voted to approve new trees and shrubs for Irvine Avenue, after officials cut down about 100 eucalyptus trees in September. The Newport Beach Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission voted 4 to 2 Wednesday to accept the proposed landscaping plan, and the Costa Mesa Parks and Recreation Commission voted 5 to 0 to approve the plan. City arborists and landscape architects recommend a mix of date palms, African tulip trees, grasses, aloes and shrubs.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jim de Boom | December 7, 2011
Members of the Harbor Mesa Lions and the Costa Mesa Newport Harbor Lions clubs recently planted 10 trees in Lions and Fairview parks . The project is a part of the International President's world-wide tree planting project. So far, almost three million trees have been planted in various countries. District Governor Ken Sherwood has pledged one that 1,000 new trees will be planted in cities from Rancho Cucamonga to San Clemente. Harbor Mesa President Carol Proctor has arranged plantings in Costa Mesa and Fountain Valley so far and is working on other areas for plantings.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher | December 6, 2011
A replacement for the Irvine Avenue eucalyptus trees will likely be chosen Wednesday night at a joint meeting between the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa parks commissions. City arborists and landscape architects recommend a mix of date palms, African tulip trees, grasses, aloes and shrubs, according to a report prepared for the meeting. The street's median was denuded in September, when city officials removed about 100 blue gum eucalyptus trees after one fell on a driver, killing her . Some were higher than 60 feet and more than 80 years old, making a distinctive feature for that part of Newport-Mesa.
NEWS
November 26, 2011
An Irvine man died while hiking in Joshua Tree over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Fredrick McMichael, 39, was with a group of about six to eight people on the Lost Horse Mine trail when he had what appeared to be a massive attack of some kind, said Joe Zarki, a spokesperson for Joshua Tree National Park. McMichael was near the apex of a rugged portion of the trail when he had an apparent heart attack, Zarki said. Park rangers were notified about 4:30 p.m. Saturday by people in McMichael's group that the man had collapsed.
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