April 9, 2010
I spent a couple of hours locked inside the Orange County Central Jail complex in Santa Ana, even though I didn’t commit a crime. I was a guest, invited to join some county officials for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Intake/Release Center, as well as the Central Men’s Jail. Unfortunately, I wasn’t allowed to shoot video or take photographs because of security concerns, so I can’t show you what it looked like behind bars, but I can tell you how it felt.
June 24, 2009
The city of Newport Beach and the Mariners Elementary School Foundation will host the 37th annual Independence Day Parade and Celebration on July 4 at Mariners Park, 1300 Irvine Ave. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. with City Manager Homer Bludau serving as grand marshal. Parade participants will line up at the corner of Commodore Road and Mariners Drive before the start of the event. The celebration will run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Mariners Park with free entertainment, face painting, arts and crafts.
October 16, 2008
The UC Irvine men?s and women?s basketball teams will be introduced to the UCI students tonight as part of SHOCKTOBERFEST at approximately 9:30 at the Bren Events Center. The basketball portion of the event, which includes a series of activities in and around the arena, will feature introductions of the men?s and women?s teams, a battle-of-the-sexes three-point-shooting competition and the annual dunk contest. Only students with wristbands will be admitted. Students may pick up wristbands today after 2 p.m. at the Bren Center.
July 3, 2008
Purchase a beautiful piece of Kazuri Bead jewelry through July 27 at Brighton Collectibles in Corona del Mar Plaza, and a portion of the proceeds will support families, and provide clean water and basic sanitation to impoverished communities in Kenya. Brighton’s team of in-house designers offers limited-edition necklaces, bracelets and earrings from the handmade beads by women in Kenya. Kazuri employs more than 250 local, disadvantaged women, offering them fair wages in an area of high unemployment.
June 28, 2008
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort will commemorate 50 years of Fourth of July festivities and operations with its largest fireworks spectacular ever. Andrew Theodorou, the resort’s vice president and general manager, said his pyrotechnics company is promising the best show the resort has ever seen. Newport Dunes, which opened in 1958 as the Harry Welsh Memorial Aquatic Park and has held fireworks shows ever since, is calling it the largest pyrotechnic display in the history of the region.
July 27, 2001
Fair hours: 10 a.m. to midnight Fair location: Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa Parking: $5. Buses park free. Tickets: $7 for ages 13 to 54, $6 seniors 55 and older and $3 for children 6 to 12. Children 5 and younger get in free. Special: Today is Kids Day. Children ages 12 and younger will receive free admission all day. Weekday wristbands: A $10 wristband is good for 10 rides of your choice. Wristbands are sold until 8 p.m. and are good for rides in the major and kiddie midways.