2015 Community Archive Stories

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  • Love, Italian-Style By: Kedric Francis
    Romance along the coast comes in many forms, including Venetian gondolas cruising Newport Harbor. Whether it’s a first date, an anniversary or a proposal, prepare to be serenaded in Grand Canal-style by a gondolier as you take the slow and scenic route touring the beautiful bay. Valentine’s Day is prime time for these stand-up entrep
    Thu Feb 05, 2015
  • Paddleboarding for cancer awareness By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The John Wayne Cancer Center organized a lifeguard paddle down from Gaviota State Beach in Santa Barbara County to Imperial Beach in San Diego County.Newport Beach Lifeguards led by Skeeter Leeper carried a commerative buoy from River Jetty in Huntington Beach to Big Corona State Beach in Corona del Mar on Friday. Seven lifeguards and friends co
    Wed Aug 20, 2014
  • 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
  • Shots Fired By: Anna Albaryan
    Take a Shot at ItReservations must be made in advance for classes, which are usually scheduled at least once a mont
    Fri May 30, 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
  • Going Green By: Steve Bramucci
    Taste the Trend  Mendocino Farms’ first OC location opens on May 29 in Costa Mesa.
    Thu May 01, 2014
  • Second Chances By: Steve Irsay
    By the NumbersSticker $67,375 (as tested)Under the Hood 3.0-liter, turbo-charged, inline 6-cylinderCurb Weigh
    Wed Apr 30, 2014
  • Prom Queen By: Jessica Husami
    Ah, high school prom – that rite of passage attended by students during their later years of high school. It’s a black-tie night out for teenagers, who, in many cases, spend the months beforehand agonizing who their date will be, what they will wear and who will comprise their entourage for the evening. But there are those who worry
    Wed Apr 30, 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
  • Doggie Fun By: Chelcy Perdue
    Thu Apr 24, 2014
  • Off To the Races By: Chelcy Perdue
    Thu Apr 24, 2014
  • Cars and Coffee By: Chelcy Perdue
    Thu Apr 24, 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
  • 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