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36th Christmas Walk & Holiday Festival
36th Annual Corona del Mar Christmas Walk & Holiday Festival 2014

This is the weekend! Set some time aside on Sunday 12/7/2014 to enjoy the 36th Annual Corona del Mar Christmas Walk & Festival. The activities start at 11:00 A.M. and continue through 4:00 P.M. Below is a summary of the planned festivities as shown on the Christmas Walk Home Page:

Little Corona del Mar surf
Big surf at Little Corona del Mar Beach

This blog entry was supposed to be about exploring the tide pools at Little Corona Beach in Corona del Mar. After reviewing tide prediction tables at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Tides & Currents web site, it seemed that a low tide of 0 feet above MLLW ( Mean Lower Low Water. The average [ Read full article …]

Crassula Falcata
Corona del Mar Vacation Home ~ Drought Resistant Landscaping

Owners of Corona del Mar vacations homes often ask themselves how they can landscape their properties such that very little maintenance or irrigation is required. The solution comes in the form of California drought resistant native plants. In the Corona del Mar coastal area, these plants are very tolerant of long periods without water and [ Read full article …]

Newport Beach CA ~ Newport Dunes Resort presents a
Newport Beach CA ~ Newport Dunes Resort presents a “The Wizard of Oz” special for their “Movies on the Beach” series

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina is celebrating the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” as part of its free Movies on the Beach series on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 6 p.m. There will be a costume contest for those participants dressed as a character from “The Wizard of Oz” movie. The winners [ Read full article …]

26th Arnette & City of Newport Beach Surf Championships Sept. 27-28, 2014

The 26th Arnette & City of Newport Beach Surf Championships will be held on September 27/28, 2014. Activities will began at 8:00 on Saturday 9/27/2014 at the end of 54th or 56th street, depending of the day’s surf conditions. Divisions are whimsically named as follow: Elementary (11 & under) Middle School (12-14) High School (15-18) [ Read full article …]

Sandcastle Contest
Corona del Mar 53rd Annual Sandcastle Contest

The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Commodores Club is presenting their 53rd annual Sandcastle Contest on Sunday October 5, 2014 at the Corona del Mar State Beach. The event is scheduled to run from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. It expected that some great talent will be in attendance to create numerous fantastic sandcastles for [ Read full article …]

30th Annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival ~ Sept 5 through Sept 7, 2014 ~ Dana Point

Residents of the Orange County Coastal area who have an interest in maritime activities and history may wish to set aside the weekend of Sept 5 through Sept 7, 2014 so that they can participate in the 30th Annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival being held at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. There will be [ Read full article …]

Desperado, Eagles Tribute Band to perform in the Corona del Mar ~ Newport Beach area 9/7/2014

If you have enjoyed the musical talent of the “Eagles” over the years you may want to set aside Sunday evening September 7, 2014 for attending the free “Concert in the park series of Newport Beach”. On that evening from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM the “Desperado, Eagles Tribute Band” will be performing in the [ Read full article …]

Corona del Mar Coastline Car Classic 2014

Mark you calendar for Sunday, September 7, 2014, which is the date of the “Coastline Car Classic and Italian Festival”. It is open to the public ($15 per person) and will be held in the Corona del Mar State Beach parking lot from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Event Schedule 10am: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC [ Read full article …]

Orchid at Sherman Gardens in Corona del Mar, CA
Treasure House of Floral Specimens ~ Sherman Gardens ~ Corona del Mar CA

Sherman Gardens in Corona del Mar CA is a treasure house of beautiful orchid floral specimens from a wide range of varieties.  Below are a couple of examples captured on my last visit to the gardens. What are your thoughts?