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Sports | August 10, 2006
Costa Mesa City Championships   Championship flight (36-hole gross) Joey Benedetti, 63-70?133; 2. Scott Travers, 71-68?139; 3. (tie) Amit Chopra, 66-74?140, Adam Marshall, 67-73?140, Robert Mink Jr., 69-71?140, Sean Shahi, 71-69?140; 7. (tie) Mike Fox, 68-73?141, Andre Komor, 72-69?142; 9. (tie) Doug Martinez, 70-72?142, Jeff Thomas, 71-71?142; 11. (tie) Andy Horner, 68-75?143, Hollis Kelley, 67-76?143, David Lewinski, 70-73?143, Mitchell McCarthy, 68-75?
September 8, 2007
Ryan Bousquet, who won a state championship in men’s cross country as a sophomore for Orange Coast College in 2001, died in a motorcycle accident on Aug. 27. Bousquet, 25, was dead on the scene in Anaheim and speed was believed to have been a factor, according to various reports. Bousquet transferred to OCC from Arizona State and competed for the Pirates for one year. He then transferred back to Arizona State. Recently, he had been an assistant coach for Esperanza High’s cross country program.
March 23, 2003
Lolita Harper Pat Huak is putting a little leisure back in her life. After vowing to work until her 80th birthday, the former toy store employee has surpassed her goal and now spends her time walking her scenic Corona del Mar neighborhood and attending as many sporting events as possible. With six grandsons in the area, all involved in various sporting events, that task in itself is a full time job, she joked. "I felt pretty good staying at Toy Boat until I was 80," Huak said.
By Barry Faulkner | September 2, 2008
Coaches like to philosophize about the off-season, stating frequently that games are won in the weight room and on the recruiting trail. The Orange Coast College football team, however, may have lost its best chance at a successful 2008 season in the classroom this past off-season, as no fewer than seven projected starters have come up academically ineligible. Among those who failed to make the grade(s) are five returning starters, including second-team All-Mission Conference American Division tight end Billy Brown.
October 20, 2004
These people have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. They have only been arrested on suspicion of a crime and, as with all suspects, are considered innocent until proved guilty. COSTA MESA Monday, Oct. 11 Ryan Richard Smith, 32, Costa Mesa Thursday, Oct. 14 Juan Carlos Penaloza-Mercado, 25, Costa Mesa Charles Andre Powell, 33, Huntington Beach Friday, Oct. 15 Rachel Mary Kutsch, 45, Costa Mesa Joshua Gabriel Gross, 27, Santa Ana Juan Enrique Tomm, 34, Santa Ana Maureen Margaret Rose Longo, 26, Santa Ana Saturday, Oct. 16 Nicolae Florea, 29, Costa Mesa Albert Mark Miller, 44, Long Beach Ryan Phillip Allen, 43, Newport Beach Sunday, Oct. 17 Jesse James Bolding, 33, Costa Mesa Osiris Campos-Constantino, 27, Costa Mesa Adam Glenn Trainor, 21, Riverside NEWPORT BEACH Friday, Oct. 8 Donald Monroe Tarbell, 74, Newport Beach Sunday, Oct. 10 Jeffrey Dean Castillo, 44, San Clemente Gary Wayne Seal, 46, Newport Beach Robert Michael Hanna, 25, Newport Beach Tuesday, Oct. 12 Linda MacDonnell, 61, Huntington Beach Wednesday, Oct. 13 Jensen Buckley Boyd, 19, Newport Beach Rachel Sterling Santley, 18, South Lake Tahoe William Layton Hart, 61, Newport Beach Thursday, Oct. 14 Eduardo Hernandez...
June 7, 2001
Mathis Winkler NEWPORT BEACH -- They worried about noise and an invasion of privacy and pleaded with the City Council for support. Now, after months of discussions, Linda Isle residents are ready to try again to reach a compromise with operators of the Newport Riverboat Restaurant over the use of the boat's decks. Planning commissioners are expected to vote on a use permit for the restaurant at their meeting tonight. The controversy began when the restaurant's former manager asked city officials to allow outdoor dining on the boat's bow and stern decks.
December 30, 1999
From a news perspective, the 1990s in Newport-Mesa had it all. Million-dollar embezzlements by officials in a city and a school district. A sexual harassment scandal in the Newport Beach Police Department that took down the chief and his top lieutenant. A hard-fought and highly emotional political campaign over a proposed airport that divided the north and the south. An ongoing environmental story. An international sports star in our backyard. A devastating car crash and its aftermath, including what many called a modern miracle.
June 15, 2004
Deepa Bharath A 24-year-old man, who was in critical condition after a traffic accident on Memorial Day, died on Saturday. Paul Awad was walking across the street on a marked crosswalk in the intersection of MacArthur Boulevard and Bonita Canyon Road at about 9:25 p.m. on Memorial Day, when he was hit by a black Nissan Altima driven by Dulce Itzamara Herrera, a 21-year-old Santa Ana woman who worked as a housekeeper at...
October 14, 2001
Steve Virgen Though he has retired from competitive rowing, Chip McKibben still manages to "make" the Olympics, but it's all for the horses. Horses? McKibben, who was a member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic quadruple sculling team that finished eighth, serves as the General Manager for Blenheim Farms, which hosted the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials for equestrian. "I'm far more of a water baby," said McKibben, who won a world championship in 1994 on U.S. Rowing's leading boat.
By Chris Caesar | February 22, 2008
As local legend has it, Bethel Towers’ bad luck with addresses began about 40 years ago. But the apartment building’s unfortunate address of 666 W. 19th St. has finally been righted. You can now find Bethel Towers at 678 W. 19th St. No, it hasn’t been moved — no earthquake could be that powerful. City officials helped the building managers to change the address. The apartment tower — the largest structure in Costa Mesa’s West Side — was originally conceived as a two-tower project, providing Christian-friendly living arrangements for local seniors.
August 24, 2000
My friend and neighbor, Treb Heining, stopped by Friday on his way home from the Democratic National Convention. He came bearing gifts: a cap and a spiffy blue shirt, both carrying the crest "America 2000, the Democratic Convention." Treb knew where these suckers would find a good home. I wish I could have created a shirt for Treb with an inscription reading: "I survived two political conventions in two weeks." He not only survived, but in the process listened to every speech and watched every film at both conventions from the best seat in the house: the photographers' platform directly in front of the podium, from which he directed a crew of 21 balloonists.
February 20, 2009
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Orange County and Inland Empire Chapter is hosting a wine-tasting cruise Sunday with proceeds going to the organization, officials said. From 3 to 7 p.m., the public is invited to taste wines from around Southern California and enjoy a five-star meal prepared by Executive Chef John Kesoglou aboard the Entertainer. The yacht has three decks and can hold 300 people and will cruise around Newport Harbor. Participating wineries include Zin Alley, Hamilton Oaks, King Frosch, Justin Winery, Cielo, Prager Port, OC Custom Winery and Windsor Vineyards.
By Michael Miller | February 13, 2014
Mason Melcer attached his GoPro camera to a boogie board in summer 2012 and paddled out into the ocean, hoping to snare some remarkable shots of the waves. It turned out to be the camera's last voyage. Mason, an 11-year-old Newport Beach resident who had saved up to buy the GoPro on eBay, mounted it on a board that was too soft to stay adhesive, and when the sea got rough, the device promptly disappeared. But the footage Mason captured that day got an unexpected denouement a year and a half later.
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