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  • SOY brings Dia de los Muertos to Costa Mesa

    SOY brings Dia de los Muertos to Costa Mesa
    Clutching a small mold packed with sugar, meringue powder and water, Andrea Ortega, 12, prepared to flip her creation upside down to find an intact sugar skull. "Please don't crack," she chanted. "Please don't crack." About half a dozen students and two...
  • Film Festival has opening night at Big Newport

    Film Festival has opening night at Big Newport
    The opening night of the annual Newport Beach Film Festival, featuring the world premiere of director Bryan Fogel's "Jewtopia," was marked by celebrities and a packed theater at the Edwards Big Newport. Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Ivan Sergei, Joel David Moore,...
  • Elvis Festival returns to the fairgrounds

    Elvis Festival returns to the fairgrounds
    The 13th annual Elvis Festival, themed the "Magic of Elvis," will honor the king of rock 'n' roll Sunday at the Orange County Market Place in Costa Mesa. California's only Elvis festival will commemorate the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death,...
  • Youth ready to rock the Bach

    What do Bruno Mars, LMFAO, Harry Potter and classical piano have in common? Edward Chan enjoys them all. The 10-year-old boy, who studies at the Irvine School of Music and lives in Las Flores, is set to compete at the Southern California Junior Bach...
  • The Crowd: Cindy McCain visits for veterans

     The Crowd: Cindy McCain visits for veterans
    Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. and former Republican presidential candidate John McCain (R-Ariz.), came into Newport Beach on Friday evening for a special dinner at the Ritz Restaurant in Fashion Island. Cindy McCain is a double Blue Star Mom, a member of an...
  • Artist to debut documentary at film festival

    Artist to debut documentary at film festival
    Wyland seethed. Five days after an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon offshore rig in April 2010 killed 11 oil platform workers, the Laguna Beach marine artist was in a boat in Gulf of Mexico waters off the Louisiana coast, surveying the environmental...
  • Commentary: Celebrate Earth Day on Sunday along the bay

    Call it "Earth Day at the Bay." The Newport Bay Conservancy will present the 22nd annual Earth Day at the Bay on Sunday. The event is located at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center within the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve. This free...
  • Orange County Children's Book Festival is Sunday

    Sports and reading might seem like opposite hobbies, but they will come together Sunday. Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, former baseball player Kenny Berry and basketball player Chris Duley are just some of the 100 authors expected to attend the...
  • Balboa Island Parade is Sunday

    The annual Balboa Island Parade, organized by the Balboa Island Improvement Assn., will return for the 19th year at 11 .m. Sunday. The event will feature a throwback 1950s theme: "Rock Around the Island." "This year, we wanted to keep it a little more...
  • Friday's Calendar

    Friday's Calendar
    FRIDAY Local Author at Newport Bookstore Adam Prince, a class of 1993 graduate from Newport Harbor High School, will read from his new collection of short stories, "The Beautiful Wishes of Ugly Men," as well as sign copies of the book. The event is from...
  • Saturday's Calendar

    SATURDAY 'Green Tie Exhibit' The Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach, has opened an art show featuring mixed media, sculpture and photography. Art pieces from the show will be auctioned off Saturday at a "Green Tie Affair" auction,...
  • New location, same great event

    New location, same great event
    A 65-year-old tradition turned a new page Saturday with Fairview Park in Costa Mesa hosting the annual Fish Fry and Carnival. To some, it was a tradition broken, but for past Lions Club president Jim Ferryman, every deep fryer has a silver lining. "I...