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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.
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ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.)
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | December 20, 2012
The scene was quiet in a large lot off Bristol Street, not far from where the 55 Freeway meets the 73. On that weekday afternoon of clear blue skies, there were a handful of workers, no customers and plenty of room for expansion. The remaining inventory of Christmas trees needed only a small corner of that unpaved and barely noticed slice of Costa Mesa. In future days, the acreage likely will be built upon, and no longer will have room for selling Douglas firs. But in the meantime, it's the holiday home base of Noonan's Christmas trees, a family business since 1944 that was started after Harry Noonan Sr. got home from World War II and there was nothing for him to do. Nowadays, four generations of Noonans are carrying on with the tradition that Harry Sr. took part in until he died.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | December 5, 2012
About 150 Corona del Mar Middle School students got a chance to play Santa on Wednesday at the Veterans Administration in Long Beach. They handed out gifts with hand-written cards, feasted on a donated Christmas dinner and put on a variety show in the VA's packed community room. "It's really nice to have a chance to serve them because they served us so much," said eighth-grader Sarah Lawson. CdM has a long-lasting relationship with the hospital, putting on the Christmas party for 34 years under the steady hands of Kathy and Jim Roberts, whose children have long since graduated.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | November 17, 2012
Jamie Havig was about to redeploy. The Navy combat medic put on his headphones, blasted the volume and tried to ignore the plane's bouncing descent. "I've been on a lot of flights where I was being shot at and landing in really hot zones, but this one made me nervous," Havig said. This time he was landing in the middle of a storm at John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, New York. Havig is a veteran who served two tours in Iraq attached to a Marine sniper team. It's where he picked up his nickname, "Doc.
NEWS
November 13, 2012
More than 100 veterans and their family members ate breakfast at a Veterans Day celebration at Mariners Christian School, an official said. This year was Mariners' 10th annual celebration for those who served, and vets heard the national anthem, reciting the pledge of allegiance and saw the presentation of colors performed Friday, according to John Reger, who handles media relations for the school. Speaker "Iron Mike" Mervosh, a decorated veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars addressed those in the audience about his experiences, Reger said.
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