2014 Community Archive Stories

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  • The Pet Expo Is Back By: Katherine Lai
    VISIT PETSOC Fair & Event Center invites you to join the fun-filled weekend with family and friends. To view th
    Fri Apr 18, 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
  • Helping Heroes By: Kedric Francis
    Sinise HelpsGary Sinise is also a musician; he and his Lt. Dan Band tour regularly, playing for the troops overseas
    Tue Apr 08, 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
  • Stretching It By: Steve Irsay
    By the NumbersSticker  •  $123,875 (as tested)Under the Hood  • 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6Cur
    Mon Mar 31, 2014
  • Get Muddy By: Christina Benavides
    Grab your running shoes and get ready for some muddy fun this weekend with Spring Break at the Lake. On Saturday March 29, the creators of the Irvine Lake Mud Run are transforming Oak Canyon Park at Irvine Lake into a muddy oasis filled with obstacles that will satisfy any runner's need for adventure.Those who participate in this mud
    Fri Mar 28, 2014
  • For the Love of Earth By: Elizabeth Lee
    Green Scene Plant & Garden Show 2014When: April 12-13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Where: Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Rd., FullertonFor just one weekend, the Fullerton Arboretum will be the home of the Green Scen
    Fri Mar 28, 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
  • Spring Color By: Christina Benavides
    A multitude of colors flew across the sky, creating an eccentric dust cloud during the Holi Festival of Colors on March 8 in Norwalk. People from all walks of life and surrounding areas, including many from Orange County, came together for a day of fun a
    Fri Mar 21, 2014
  • Hoping for the Return of the Swallows By: CHRISTINA BENAVIDES
    For decades, the city of San Juan Capistrano has taken part in a yearly three-month-long tradition of celebrating the return of the famous cliff swallows. Though the number of birds that settle at the Great Stone Church at Mission San Juan Capistrano has diminished over the past years, events still remain in order to remember the swallow’s
    Tue Mar 18, 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
  • Ciao, Bello! By: Steve Irsay
    Understatement has never been Lamborghini’s strong suit. Last year, the Italian exotic automaker feted its first 50 years with a pair of wildly over-the-top offerings: the $4 million Veneno and its $4.5 million open-air sibling, the Veneno Roadster. With ultra-low production volumes of three and nine, respectively, your odds of ever seeing
    Fri Mar 14, 2014
  • On the Right Track By: Jessica Husami
    When Andrew Wunderlich was a rookie police officer, he was called to the scene of his first traffic collision: two possible fatalities, one suspected intoxicated driver and emergency vehicles on arrival. When he pulled up, the story unfurled. Two 16-year-olds had been on their way back from a date when they were T-boned by a drunk driver who had
    Fri Mar 14, 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
  • A Greener St. Patrick's Day By: Paula Klein
    If you’re looking to take a break from the pub crawl scene this year, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day sustainably and avoid a green-beer hangover at the Orange County Market Place in Costa Mesa, which will be hosting its eighth an
    Tue Mar 11, 2014
  • A Whale of a Good Time By: CHRISTINA BENAVIDES
    From the cold Arctic seas in the north, to Mexico’s warm and shallow lagoons down south, gray whales travel thousands of miles to nurse and feed every spring, allowing those throughout coastal regions an opportunity to feast their eyes on the magnificent marine mammals firsthand.Every year, more than 100,000 Orange County resid
    Fri Mar 07, 2014
  • Becoming the Best Version of You By: Paula Klein
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    Thu Mar 06, 2014
  • Behind the Scenes: Mark Patterson Jewelry By: Terence Loose
    Going behind the scenes of Mark Patterson Jewelers is as easy as entering its showroom. That’s because Patterson and his business partner/wife Josette, a designer, sculptor and painter, designed their store in the style of an open-kitchen restaurant, all
    Thu Feb 27, 2014
  • Bold and Beautiful By: Steve Irsay
    By the NumbersSticker  •  $51,805 (as tested)Under the Hood  •  3.7-liter V6Curb Weig
    Tue Feb 18, 2014
  • A Toast To Community By: ANNE VALDESPINO
    Coast Magazine had not presented its Community Awards since 2001, but “It made sense to resurrect them,” said Editor-in-Chief Justine Amodeo during opening remarks at a dinner celebrating the nominees February 3 at AnQi Bistro in South Coast Plaza.“The list was impressive,” said Executive Editor Kedric
    Mon Feb 17, 2014
  • A Parade in Gray and Blue By: Shawn Price
    They come from the dark, cold waters of the Arctic Circle off St. Lawrence Island and from the shallows off the Inuit villages of Gambell and Savoonga, beneath the fog that lay over the water even during the summer feeding months. What has been a glorious parade for whale watchers this winter season under a drought-warmed blue sky started back i
    Fri Feb 14, 2014
  • Life of an Event Planner – Part One By: Natalie Vishny
    HELP FOR THE GROOM TO-BEAre you a groom to-be that needs a little help? Natalie Vishny is offering a 30-minute, by
    Fri Feb 14, 2014
  • The Wedding Guy By: Jessica Husami
    “Are you married?” I ask. “No, but my girlfriend is,” replies Alan Katz.Katz, the owner of and presiding officiant at Great Officiants, is a joker. He also has a passion for performance – a trait evident in his mannerisms and ability to project his voice across a room, and to transition from jokester to
    Thu Feb 13, 2014