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  • The Crowd: Aldrin speaks at WAC event

    The Crowd: Aldrin speaks at WAC event
    On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin became the second astronaut to walk on the surface of the moon. More recently, on Dec. 19, he fronted the Orange County World Affairs Council as the keynote speaker for a holiday-themed event attracting some 300 guests at...
  • Classically Trained: A hefty price tag for 'Creation'

    The merriest music month of them all continues with two Pacific Chorale performances in the coming days. Set for 5:30 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Wednesday, the chorale's annual "Tis the Season!" concerts will feature Christmas tunes and other favorites at...
  • Classically Trained: From Handel to hand bells, a packed December

    December is going to be a busy month for the Pacific Symphony, which will play favorites of both the holidays and the classics in the coming weeks. Acclaimed American cellist Alisa Weilerstein is the featured soloist Dec. 6 through 8 for Dvorak's...
  • The Crowd: Arts supporters honored

    The Crowd: Arts supporters honored
    The 13th annual Orange County Arts Awards were presented Sept. 18 during a dinner ceremony at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Produced by Orange County impresario Richard Stein, the organization honored three individuals and one couple for lifetime...
  • City Council appeals outsourcing ruling

    An injunction that temporarily stopped Costa Mesa from privatizing some city services will go to the state Supreme Court, city officials said Wednesday. The City Council voted 4 to 1 Tuesday to appeal a lower-court ruling that has prevented the city from...
  • Classically Trained: Pacific Chorale marks 45th season with 'Elijah'

    The Pacific Chorale will celebrate its 45th concert season at the end of the month with a performance of Mendelssohn's "Elijah." The concert is at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, where the chorus is one...
  • The Crowd: Corralling Pacific Chorale donations

    The Crowd: Corralling Pacific Chorale donations
    When it comes to community spirit there is arguably no more dedicated confederation of folks than the ardent and steadfast supporters of Pacific Chorale. Recently in Newport Beach they came together, as they have done year after year, for an underwriting...
  • UCI ace tops draftees

    UC Irvine junior All-American pitcher Matt Summers has said he would make a motivational target of the first pitcher selected in the major league draft in which he went in the fourth round Tuesday to the Minnesota Twins. The Anteaters' right-hander,...
  • Classically Trained: Man with the golden baton leads Bond concerts

    As patrons sipped their chilled martinis — shaken, not stirred — fortunes of funny money were won and lost. Red or black, odd or even, all was good fun at the roulette tables set up Thursday night for the Pacific Symphony's "The Music of...
  • Transition period takes place for UCI

    Former UC Irvine baseball standouts Matt Summers, Brian Hernandez and Drew Hillman have signed professional contracts and are continuing their careers in the minor leagues, UCI Coach Mike Gillespie said Friday. Gillespie said shortstop D.J. Crumlich, a...
  • The Crowd: A benefit for the Pacific Chorale

    The Crowd: A benefit for the Pacific Chorale
    Once again Christmas came early this year as the super dedicated and giving folks who support the Pacific Chorale gathered for an early fall dinner at Big Canyon Country Club, Newport Beach, to raise funds needed to produce their annual holiday gala, "A...
  • Briefs: 'Eaters land Woods

    Collin Woods, the Arizona 5A-II Division Player of the Year last season who is ranked No. 48 among high school point guards by ESPN.Com, picked UC Irvine in the November signing period for men's basketball. The 6-foot-2 Woods averaged 17.5 points, 3.9...