2014 Snapshots Archive Stories

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  • 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