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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | August 24, 2013
As if Sage Hill School, coming off a winless season, can afford to lose anything more. The football team loses a day in preparation for its season opener on Thursday. The early game against Calvary Chapel at Jim Scott Stadium comes five days after Sage Hill's road scrimmage on Saturday. "That's tough on us," said Sage Hill Coach J.R. Tolver, whose team usually game plans on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and conducts a walk-through practice on Thursday. "We technically only have two days to prepare for [Calvary Chapel]
By Rhea Mahbubani | August 8, 2013
Roger Daltrey doesn't perform at fairs. Usually, anyway. Saturday's concert at the Pacific Amphitheatre will be his second such gig in a career spanning 50 years. The first was in Minnesota in the 1990s. The details escape him, he said - it's been so long. Hardcore fans tend to flock to theaters and arenas, regardless of whether it's a solo program or a tour by the Who. Fairs are a strange sort of fun because you can never be sure what you're going to get, Daltrey admitted. What about the OC Fair urged him to sign up, then?
By Bradley Zint | May 31, 2013
For more than 25 years, the gardens that gave the Memorial Gardens Building its name served as a quiet respite for a growing city. The nonprofit Orange County Memorial Garden, dedicated to all veterans, was established in 1953 and erected the following year. The garden took up a small space within the Orange County Fairgrounds, which during World War II was part of the massive Santa Ana Army Air Base. The base occupied a large chunk of present-day Costa Mesa. The 1.4-acre garden is described in early documents kept by the Costa Mesa Historical Society as "two circular flower beds within the form of a figure eight.
By Annie Kim | May 30, 2013
Corona del Mar residents Jean and Jim Coon, both 90, will attempt to set a record this weekend as the oldest couple to finish the city's 32nd annual 5K. More than 2,000 runners are expected to participate in Saturday's Corona del Mar Scenic 5K but the couple, who have collectively participated in more than 50 5Ks since their early 70s, including almost every Corona del Mar Scenic 5K since 1996, aren't worried. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that the 5K was on Sunday.
May 6, 2013
UC Irvine police will do push-ups to raise money for veterans and their families this weekend at City Hall. A team comprised of UC Irvine Police Chief Paul Henisey, Corporal Chris Bolano, Officer Annie Nguyen, Officer Paul Riscalla and Officer Matt Wroblewski will compete with other teams to squeeze as many push-ups as they can into 90 seconds. The teams are asking for donations for the Boot Campaign, a nonprofit that assists wounded veterans. The event is organized by the Irvine Police Department and Custom Bodies Fitness gym in Irvine.
By Michael Miller | April 27, 2013
Richard Bare is a veteran of the Hollywood studio system, when those fortunate enough to have a job could rely on a steady paycheck. But he also knows something about being an unknown filmmaker trying to slip a foot in the door. The 99-year-old Newport Beach resident, who will appear at the Island Cinema 7 on Sunday to talk about his life and career, made a Hollywood career in the 1940s and 50s with his educational Joe McDoakes series - live-action shorts about how to give up smoking, build muscles, buy a used car and more.
By Brittany Woolsey | April 13, 2013
The student center at Orange Coast College began benefiting another group Saturday - veterans. About 80 attendees, including veterans and OCC students and staff, welcomed a new Veterans Resource Center at the 37th annual Santa Ana Army Air Base Reunion on Saturday. The resource center will be beneficial to OCC's veteran students, said Joey Dillard, Master at Arms of the Student Veterans Group at OCC. "We're going to give [these veterans] information, and, as little as they may think, this information will transition them into civilian life without even having to go to the health center to get help for it," Dillard said.
By Rhea Mahbubani | April 11, 2013
Broadway luminary Barbara Cook is in for a treat. During her one-night-only performance at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on Saturday, she will be presented with a birthday card. Yes, birthday cards are common, but not ones filled with best wishes submitted by fans nationwide. Since Saturday's performance is to celebrate the year of Cook's 85th birthday, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts created a way for fans to wish her well via Twitter and Facebook. (Her actual birthday is Oct. 25.)
By Michael Miller | April 10, 2013
Elle Harrow, a restaurant critic and food columnist for Times Community News South for the past eight years, has died, according to her collaborator, Terry Markowitz. She was 72. Harrow, a Laguna Beach reisdent who co-wrote the Gossiping Gourmet review column as well as All About Food, an occasional feature about culinary topics, died the evening of April 4, Markowitz said in an email. Both columns ran in the Daily Pilot, Huntington Beach Independent and Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot.
By Michael Miller | March 7, 2013
Ask Jody Williams about Howlin' Wolf's legacy, and he'll rattle off remarkable numbers about the old Chicago bluesman. Not chart statistics. Measurements. "Well, he was a pretty big man," said Williams, 78, who played guitar for Wolf (a.k.a. Chester Arthur Burnett) in the 1950s. "He wore about a size 16 shoe, I think. He was a good showman, a really commanding presence. I mean, he had about a 100-foot cord on his microphone. That meant he would walk all around the club, up and down the bar. " Wolf, who died in 1976, made a shtick out of being large and fearsome; a typical snarled lyric went, "When you come home, you can eat pork and bean / I eats more chicken any man seen.
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