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  • Dennis the Menace Playground in Monterey, California

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    Michele Whiteaker
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Dennis the Menace Playground at the El Estero Park Complex in Monterey, California holds special memories for adults who played there in their youth. The park first opened in 1956!  I learned about the park from my friend, Connie, and took the opportunity to visit the first time we were in the area.  Because of new safety standards, the park isn’t the way everyone remembers it. But it’s still fun for little kids who don’t have any point of comparison. Directions to Dennis the Menace Playground: Coming from downtown Monterey, take Del Monte Avenue and turn right on Camino…
  • Magnolia High alumna petitions Disney to create heroes with special needs

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    BY JOSEPH PIMENTEL
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    The mother of a 1-year-old girl with Down syndrome is gathering signatures to petition The Walt Disney Co. to create heroes and princesses with special needs in its animated films. More than 37,000 people from around the world have signed Keston...
  • Watchdog: Thousands join the '$100K club' for pensions

    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : OC Watchdog
    By TERI SFORZA
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Back in 2005, some 1,841 retirees pulled down more than $100,000 a year in pension checks from the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. By 2009, this so-called “$100K club” had more than tripled, to 6,133 members. And by the end of...
  • Racino operator set sights upstate

    Orange County News
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Tucked in an isolated corner of Queens, next to the thoroughbreds of Aqueduct and under the seemingly constant roar of jets from nearby Kennedy Airport, sits what has quietly become the most successful racetrack casino in the world. Resorts World Casino, built just three years ago, took in nearly $800 million in revenue last year from 12 million gamblers who streamed in by car, shuttle bus and a subway stop on the A train.
  • CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

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    20 Oct 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Health officials released new guidelines Monday for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients.
 
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    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : OC Watchdog

  • Watchdog: Thousands join the '$100K club' for pensions

    By TERI SFORZA
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Back in 2005, some 1,841 retirees pulled down more than $100,000 a year in pension checks from the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. By 2009, this so-called “$100K club” had more than tripled, to 6,133 members. And by the end of...
  • Cities could shave pensions in bankruptcy

    By TERI SFORZA
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Mother said that if you don’t ask for what you want, you’ll never get it. We mention this because, even though rising public pension costs have helped drive cities into bankruptcy, none has ever asked the court to reduce those pension costs. Not...
  • Great Park audit: When will report be done and what happens from here?

    BY LAUREN JOW
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    IRVINE – As an ongoing audit into how $260 million was spent on the Great Park raises more questions about transparency and potential conflicts of interest, Councilman Larry Agran has asked the California Attorney General to investigate whether the...
  • Report suggests violations for Santa Ana mayor Miguel Pulido, which he denies

    BY MARTIN WISCKOL AND JEFF COLLINS
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    A city investigation into Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido found that he violated financial interest filing requirements and may have committed a financial conflict of interest related to a land swap. The 2010 property swap with a city contractor...
  • Watchdog: Questions surround D.A.'s investigation into Great Park

    By TERI SFORZA
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Maybe the question is: Why now? A dozen winters have come and gone since voters approved a great park on the old El Toro Marine base. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on a chunk of land that will most likely exist only as a shadow of a...
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  • Racino operator set sights upstate

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Tucked in an isolated corner of Queens, next to the thoroughbreds of Aqueduct and under the seemingly constant roar of jets from nearby Kennedy Airport, sits what has quietly become the most successful racetrack casino in the world. Resorts World Casino, built just three years ago, took in nearly $800 million in revenue last year from 12 million gamblers who streamed in by car, shuttle bus and a subway stop on the A train.
  • Falun Gong followers seek regional support to condemn persecution in China

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Local practitioners of Falun Gong are lobbying town boards across the region to seek support for a congressional bill condemning the persecution of fellow practitioners in China.
  • Short Line taking keys to Orange's park-and-rides

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:08 pm
    POUGHKEEPSIE – After years of mutual frustration, the state Department of Transportation is poised to transfer maintenance of its park-and-ride network in Orange County to Coach USA/Short Line from the county.
  • Letter: Port Jervis court judge is key to eliminating crime

    18 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    On Nov. 4, the residents of the City of Port Jervis will elect a city court judge.
  • Parents warned about growing risk of addiction for kids

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:17 am
    Taking opiates for a week can lead to dependence and flu-like withdrawal symptoms, and both prescribed and illicit use can quickly lead to addiction.
 
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  • Kings' Slava Voynov suspended after arrest on suspicion of domestic violence

    BY RICH HAMMOND
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was suspended indefinitely by the NHL on Monday from all team activities, after he was arrested by Redondo Beach police on suspicion of domestic violence. Redondo Beach Lt. Joe Hoffman said Voynov was arrested early...
  • Galaxy and Seattle draw in Donovan's final regular-season home game

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:49 pm
    CARSON — Although Landon Donovan was grateful for an evening of tributes to his soccer career, his excitement was dampened when the LA Galaxy blew a two-goal lead and the chance to take control of the MLS regular-season race. So after his...
  • Manning sets TD record in Broncos' victory

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:58 pm
    DENVER — Peyton Manning’s receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL’s new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos’ emphatic 42-17 victory Sunday night. Manning went...
  • Lakers beat Utah, finally show signs of life

    By BILL ORAM
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:55 pm
    LOS ANGELES – It’s unclear if the Lakers’ record will mirror that of the franchise-worst achieved by last year’s squad, but by Sunday they were well on the way to equaling that team’s absurdity. Try this on: Ryan Kelly was to make his...
  • USC seeking something special against Utah

    BY MICHAEL LEV
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Win or lose this season, USC coach Steve Sarkisian has zeroed in on an area in need of improvement. One week it was running backs making tacklers miss beyond the line of scrimmage. Another week it was increased activity from the defensive front...
 
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    Most popular events within 30 miles of Irvine,CA

  • Event: Year-end Tax Planning Strategies at South Coast Chinese Cultural Center, Thu, Nov 13 6:30p

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    7 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    6:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Check-in and Networking time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Seminars Do you want to learn how to maximize your profit and pay less in taxes so your money works for you? It’s no secret that saving taxes accelerates wealth and compresses your time frame towards financial independence. But what are the best strategies to accomplish this? Here is what you will learn Why is it important to know my tax situation by the end of the year? What is a W4 review? Top 5 tax write-offs Deductibility of mortgage interest: how much does it really save? Form 1040 - above line 21 adjustments…
  • Event: Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Allen Toussaint at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Mon, Dec 15 8:00p

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  • Event: Concordia's VetTogether at Concordia University Irvine Studio Theatre, Wed, Oct 22 6:00p

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    4 Oct 2014 | 4:36 am
    Come join us for Concordia's University VetTogether! VetTogethers are empowering local events uniting local veterans. Bring your family members or a friend! Lets Make every 11th day of the month Veterans Day. VetTogethers are a chance to be among people like you – people who know where you’re coming from. Join them to see old friends and meet new ones who share your values. Values like service, integrity, loyalty, duty, community, respect, courage, and leadership. If you have any questions, please contact James Morrison at (949) 357-3335 or jamesemorrison29@gmail.com.
  • Event: Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Fri, Nov 14 8:00p

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    26 Sep 2014 | 5:33 pm
    The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir, from Dakar, has delighted audiences throughout the world with its beautiful harmonies and driving rhythms. A symbol of peace, humanity and fraternity, the choir is acclaimed for the musical exuberance and sheer joy that it brings. The inspiring program includes Amazing Grace, The Storm is passing Over, Day Oh, and more - sung by a company of 15 singers accompanied by 4 traditional Senegalese drummers.
  • Event: NTLive - Skylight at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Thu, Nov 13 7:15p

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    26 Sep 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Broadcast from London in HD A beautifully acted play starring Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) and Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) as two former lovers who attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship.
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  • Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea: The $5 Park with $10 Worth of Fun

    Michele Whiteaker
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea is ridiculously fun. FOUR playgrounds lie in sprinting distance of one another – with views of a small lake. Bring a picnic and plan to stay all day for nature hikes and wildlife viewing. Kudos to Orange County for bringing the best in playgrounds to its kids. Directions to Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea: We took the 57 Freeway exiting at Lambert. If you’re traveling from the coast – it’s a right turn onto Lambert from the offramp (away from Brea Mall). After crossing Valencia Ave, Lambert turns into Carbon Canyon Road. The park…
  • Dennis the Menace Playground in Monterey, California

    Michele Whiteaker
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Dennis the Menace Playground at the El Estero Park Complex in Monterey, California holds special memories for adults who played there in their youth. The park first opened in 1956!  I learned about the park from my friend, Connie, and took the opportunity to visit the first time we were in the area.  Because of new safety standards, the park isn’t the way everyone remembers it. But it’s still fun for little kids who don’t have any point of comparison. Directions to Dennis the Menace Playground: Coming from downtown Monterey, take Del Monte Avenue and turn right on Camino…
  • Disneyland Pumpkin Secrets

    Michele Whiteaker
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:44 pm
    I’m about to reveal some of Disneyland’s pumpkin secrets. Disneyland pumpkin carvers cut traditional Jack-O’-Lanterns to line the upper stories of Main Street storefronts.  So look up as you’re walking down Main Street. But if you head back to the Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch between Fantasyland and Frontierland during Halloween Time – you’ll have the chance to meet the carvers and watch them sculpt more artistic versions. The expert carvers only cut the outside layer of the pumpkin and sometimes use paint to embellish the design. My daughter…
  • Ridgecrest Park in Aliso Viejo

    Michele Whiteaker
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Ridgecrest Park in Aliso Viejo is a favorite for families because of all the play options. If you’re a sports player, there are tennis courts, a basketball court and a fitness course. Shade covers over the playground make it a nice option for summer. Views of Saddleback Valley greet walkers around the sidewalk loop. And there are plenty of green grassy hills to roll down.   Location: Right off Aliso Creek Road — so it’s most easily reached by exiting the 73 Tollroad at Glenwood Drive. Head towards Aliso Creek Road and turn left. Then turn left again onto Eastwing. …
  • Tamarisk Park in Lake Forest

    Michele Whiteaker
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Tamarisk Park in Lake Forest is tucked up in the foothills above Trabuco.  The park was upgraded in Summer 2014 to remove the old-fashioned metal merry-go-round from “the olden days” when we were kids to a new Landscape Structures plastic spinner which looks reminiscent of a jacuzzi tub.  I wonder what will happen when it rains? The new park also has shade covers and a new restroom which are nice additions. The whole reason why I visited this park in the first place back in 2011, was because we were out exploring parks in Mission Viejo when I asked some moms for advice.  I…
 
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