May 17, 2012
A homeless encampment in Costa Mesa adorned with animal rights posters and graffiti could have been shelter to suspects connected to a recent rash of burglaries, police said Thursday. Costa Mesa police discovered the elaborate encampment beneath a San Diego (405) Freeway underpass where the Santa Ana River meets Moon Park, 3377 California St. Officers believe six to eight men have been living in the encampment for about two years, said Sgt. Vic Bakkila. The camp was discovered after an officer saw a suspicious-looking man go under the overpass, according to Bakkila.
April 8, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH Films with local connections set for film festival Newport-Mesa filmmakers will leave their mark on this year's Newport Beach Film Festival, set to begin April 19. Longtime Balboa Island vacationer Phoebe Shackeroff has documented the life and death of Rupert, the black swan who amused and harassed visitors to Newport Harbor for almost 20 years. Getting their start in the entertainment industry tap dancing on the streets of Newport Beach, Emmy-winning director and producer team Kip and Kern Konwiser will present "Shanghai Kiss," a romantic comedy drama.
February 11, 2010
Mother’s Market and Kitchen is moving out of the location it’s called home for more than 30 years. But it’s not going far. Mother’s is taking over the old Borders bookstore that closed recently on Newport Boulevard. The new site is under construction by Carlile Coatsworth Architects Inc., and Mother’s is expected to be all moved in by June. “We’re bummed. Mother’s is awesome,” said Eric Santana, the manager of Surfside Sports store, one of the market’s neighbors on 17th Street.
November 8, 2007
The Five Crowns restaurant in Corona del Mar will have some choice wines on the menu at its special dinner Nov. 15. Other than that, the staff can’t say much about them. Every year on the third Thursday of November, winemakers in the Beaujolais region of France release their latest batch of Beaujolais Nouveau, a light, fruity red wine that ships out to restaurants nationwide. Five Crowns expects to receive its supply Thursday morning and put the wines on the menu that evening — meaning the people who shell out $89 for the four-course meal will be the first in town to try them.
June 4, 2004
Marisa O'Neil Kristyn Yoshida and her family had an unforgettable graduation day. Besides the caps, the gowns, the pomp and the circumstance, the Orange Coast Middle College High School student got an early morning visit with her dentist for a last-minute fix-up. The night before, she fell and broke a front tooth right in half. "It's been quite a day," her mother Deena Yoshida said. "Of all the days, why today?" Kristyn, new tooth and all, was one of 30 seniors to graduate from the high school, which sits on the campus of Orange Coast College.
May 1, 2013
I have been a resident of Orange County for 37 years and have frequently enjoyed the beach and the fire rings. Never have I heard of a problem until this year. It appears that the rich of Newport Beach have convinced themselves that they are being inconvenienced again (special airport regulations) and have discovered that they can use the Air Quality Management District (AQMD) to their advantage. I urge you to reject any attempts to ban the use of the wood-burning fire rings on Orange County beaches.