2014 Snapshots Archive Stories

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  • World Tea Expo By: Lawrence Sherwin
    World Tea Expo was held at Long Beach Convention Center May 29-May 31, 2014. The United States tea industry is estimated to exceed $8 billion this year and continues to rapidly expand, according to worldteaexpo.com. Specialty and premium teas are driving the market wi
    Mon Jun 02, 2014
  • Long Beach Comic Expo By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The fifth annual Long Beach Comic Expo was held at Long Beach Convention Center May 31-June 1. This year the event expanded to two full days of panel discussions, comic book displays and, most importantly, cosplay – folks dressed as their favorite fantasy characters. Attendees were able to meet with some of Marvel and DC’s writers, e
    Mon Jun 02, 2014
  • Balboa Island Parade By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The 21st annual Balboa Island Parade kicked off the month of June on the Island on a bright, warm, perfect day. This year's theme, Star Spangled Islands, attracted over a hundred entrants ranging from vintage autos and army vehicles to school bands, local politicians, Labrador retrievers and their attendants, and Pearl Harbor survivors. Rock ban
    Mon Jun 02, 2014
  • Field of Honor By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The fifth annual Field of Honor celebrating our nation's war heroes was held May 16-18 at Castaways Park in Newport Beach. Put on by the Exchange Club of Newport Harbor, 1776 flags with yellow ribbons and placards line the paths of the park honoring those who served and sacrificed their lives for the United States. It is a stunning tribute to me
    Tue May 20, 2014
  • Kings Pluck Ducks Quick-ly By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The Los Angeles Kings vaporized the Anaheim Ducks on Friday, May 16, 6-2, to win round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Kings shredded the Ducks' defense, raced past seemingly stationary defenders, seemed to win every face-off, and generally controlled every facet of the game. A sensational performance by Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was comp
    Tue May 20, 2014
  • Roth Capital Cool By: Kedric Francis
    In Gear at GRITA few weeks after the conference, Byron Roth and his family, colleagues and friends gathered at GRIT
    Wed May 14, 2014
  • Game Five: Anaheim Ducks vs. Los Angeles Kings By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The Anaheim Ducks returned home Monday, May 12 after winning both games in Los Angeles to even the Western Conference second round series at two apiece. It figured to be a spirited affair and the sellout crowd of over 17,000 was not disappointed as the Ducks won 4-3. Led by winger Devante Smith-Pelly (two goals) and rookie goalie John Gibson (st
    Tue May 13, 2014
  • N2E 2014 By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The 67th annual Newport to Ensenada 125-nautical-mile international yacht race took off April 25. In spite of the high winds (15-20 mph), choppy seas and paucity of entries (168 is the fewest in history), it was a spirited and fast beginning. New Trimarans brought new speed and grace to the event. The Maxi class was won by Staghound
    Mon Apr 28, 2014
  • Way To Go, Ducks! By: Lawrence Sherwin
    With the series standing at 2-2, the Anaheim Ducks throttled the Dallas Stars 6-2 on Friday, April 25 in Anaheim in game five. The Ducks proved more physical and killed 16 penalty minutes on defense.Bringing back memories of the "Miracle On Ice" in the 1984 Winter Olympics, the Ducks came from behind and with two minutes and 10 secon
    Mon Apr 28, 2014
  • WonderCon Anaheim 2014 By: Lawrence Sherwin
    WonderCon Anaheim reappeared for its third year April 18-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Sell-out crowds of comic book and fantasy arts fans enjoyed the festivities both outside the center and inside the hall. Visitors of all ages wearing colorful costumes either emulated their favorite pop culture characters or created their own. Artists d
    Mon Apr 21, 2014
  • 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Round one of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs featured the Anaheim Ducks against the Dallas Stars on Wednesday, April 16. In game one, the Ducks roared out to a 4-0 lead. Costly penalties and defensive lapses let Dallas back into the game but the Ducks hung on to win 4-3. With about a minute left to play, Ryan Getzlaf was hit in the face with a puc
    Mon Apr 21, 2014
  • Blood Moon By: Lawrence Sherwin
    In a total lunar eclipse, the moon passes through the Earth's shadow. As it does so, it takes on a reddish/golden hue due to the sunlight passing through the Earth's atmosphere. Before and after the total eclipse, the Earth's shadow can be seen covering parts of the moon. There will be four lunar eclipses (a tetrad) visible in the United States
    Tue Apr 15, 2014
  • 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Mike Conway won the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in a crash-riddled Indy Car race. He finished the 157-mile race, averaging over 82 mph, to claim the checkered flag, the podium, the trophy, and the victory lap. Gabby Chaves claimed victory in
    Tue Apr 15, 2014
  • 'Draft Day' Debut at Big Newport By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Draft Day, a movie starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner, debuted at the Big Newport on April 3. The showing benefitted Newport Beach charity, The Foundation for the Undefeated, which has donated over one million dollars to the California Special Olympics. A gala pre-show party at Fig & Olive in Fashion Island and a red carpet st
    Fri Apr 04, 2014
  • Musink at OC Fair & Event Center By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Musink, a festival that marries punk music, tattoos and body piercings, convened for its seventh annual event at the OC Fair & Event Center March 21-23. About 15,000 fans of body art attended the three-day event. Tattoo artists displayed their talents and were busy inking their work onto blank spaces on body canvases. Some were completed wor
    Mon Mar 24, 2014
  • Finals Weekend at BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The 2014 BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells concluded on Sunday, March 16. Over 430,000 fans watched the top men's and women's tennis players compete for $10 million in prizes. In an epic singles final, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic competed for the men's championship. Djokovic won in a third set tie-breaker (3-6, 6-3, 7-6) wh
    Tue Mar 18, 2014
  • Coast Community Awards
    More than a decade ago, Coast magazine first honored local leaders, philanthropists, volunteers, and organizations that have impacted the Orange County community in a myriad of ways. It had long been Editor-in-Chief Justine Amodeo’s dream to revive, expand and improve the Coast Community Awards, and that’s what occurred
    Mon Mar 17, 2014
  • 2014 BNP Paribas Open By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The 2014 BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells began March 3, 2014 with a full slate of the world's top tennis players. The first weekend had a few surprises on both sides of the singles draw. On the men's side, top seeds Rafa Nadal (1), Novak Djokovic (2), Stanislas Wawrinka (3), Andy Murray (5), and Roger Federer (7) all advanced.
    Wed Mar 12, 2014
  • Monster Jam at Angel Stadium of Anaheim By: Chelcy Perdue
    Thu Feb 13, 2014
  • Man vs. Bull By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The scene at the Honda Center in Anaheim February 7-9: one man vs. one very angry bull, for a long eight seconds. Professional Bull Riders (PBR) came to the center for a Chute Out, where the world's best riders gave it their all against the world's best bulls to the delight of 30,000 fans at the event. Valdiron de Oliveira emerged victorious wit
    Mon Feb 10, 2014
  • Anaheim Ducks Rock On By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The league-leading Anaheim Ducks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 in the National Hockey League Stadium Series game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, January 25. Over 54,000 fans sang along with Kiss, cheered their team and were treated to a Hollywood carnival atmosphere that included beach volleyball, field hockey, the USC Band, singing group Fi
    Thu Feb 06, 2014