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By Andrew Kachaturian | August 14, 2010
Were you aware that the Newport Beach Public Library stocks video games and graphic novels? Always popular with teens, these formats have proven extremely popular among adults as well. The library's video games collection is available in several platforms: Sony Playstation 2, Sony Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii. The selection of games has been growing steadily over the last year and includes many recognizable series. The Mario legacy lives on with "Super Mario Galaxy," "Super Paper Mario," "New Super Mario Brothers," and "Mario Kart.
By Matt Brown and Jennifer Frehn | December 4, 2008
Most people feel this is the most wonderful time of the year, but it can often be a pain for those trying to find something fun and unique for their little munchkins. So we thought we could help out by checking in with Lori and Mike Curtin, owners of Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat in Newport Beach, to see what might appear under the tree.   Tell us about how Toy Boat began. Toy Boat has been a local toy store for more than 15 years. In the last seven years we have grown from one to four locations throughout Newport Beach.
By Heather Hart | January 1, 2011
Many of us have fond memories of playing with Legos. The small, colorful, interconnecting blocks allowed us to stretch our imagination, use our creativity, and develop our fine motor skills. From mini figures to rubber wheels and everything in between, you can make just about anything with Legos. Legos are considered a classic children's toy. Now it is also easy to find books, video games and movies featuring this popular toy. "The LEGO Book" by Daniel Lipkowitz will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Legos.
September 2, 2007
Hey kids, you’ve only got a couple of more days of summer to enjoy before you head back to school. We’re betting most of you are at the beach this Labor Day weekend. We hope so. Put down those video games and make the best of those dwindling sunny afternoons. Yeah, homework’s a bummer, but look on the bright side, at least the weather’s good. The end of summer vacation is even better news for parents who look forward to a bit more solitude without the little ones running wild in the house.
By: | October 11, 2005
Estancia High junior Bridget Gleason shot 1-under-par 34 over nine holes to lead the host Eagles to a 213-340 Golden West League girls golf victory over Westminster Monday at Costa Mesa Golf & Country Club. Gleason had eight pars and one birdie to earn medalist honors for the Eagles (12-2, 4-0 in league). Lina You (40), Lauren Cushing (44), Taylor West (47) and Lauren Donner (48) also scored for Estancia. UCI Midnight Magic BASKETBALL: The UC Irvine men's and women's basketball teams will be previewed Saturday night at 9 p.m. during "2005 Midnight Magic in the O.C."
February 22, 2005
"Play my PlayStation 2." If it wasn't raining: "I would skateboard and ride my bike." Devon Reese, 9 Costa Mesa, third-grader at Mariner's Christian School "I go out with my friends, we'll go watch movies, chill, eat." If it wasn't raining: "I'd probably be at the Spectrum." Taylor Hawthorne, 13 Costa Mesa, seventh-grader at TeWinkle Middle School "I hang out with my friends, go skateboarding, hang out at places, whatever we want to go do."
February 7, 2005
Pharmaceutical company buys firm Costa Mesa-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals International announced Wednesday the purchase of San Diego-based Xcel Pharmaceuticals. The purchase enables Valeant to develop retigabine, an epilepsy drug the firm expects to have on the market by 2009, company officials said. Valeant announced the firm would pay $280 million in cash or $230 million and $50 million in stock for Xcel. Both companies' boards of directors gave unanimous support for the deal.
March 30, 2003
The news of U.S. Marine Jose Garibay's death on the battlefield in Iraq brought the war to the heart of our community, beyond our TV screens where images of war mimic a hybrid of video games and a reality TV show gone haywire. Being able to meet the family and witness the unselfish love and support they received from the community made me realize that regardless of race, religion or political opinion, the people of Newport-Mesa could come together and unite as one. Like a large family sharing the grief of losing a loved one. I hope the Garibay family understood why we, the media, had to follow their story.
August 27, 1999
COSTA MESA Baker Street: Several video games and three pieces of jewelry worth $1,650 were stolen from a home in the 600 block during the day of Aug. 19. Bristol Street: A radio and a pair of speakers worth $160 were stolen from a car in the 1300 block during the evening of Aug. 14. Bristol Street: Two black, long-sleeve shirts worth $300 were stolen from a store in the 3300 block at 5 p.m. Aug. 11. Golf Course...
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