Rivals unite for day
The Battle for the Bell on the gridiron turns into the Battle of the Brush in the park.
Football players from rival high schools, Costa Mesa and Estancia, will join forces in cleaning up Canyon Park on Saturday. Players will rake leaves, trim the grass, and pick weeds and pick up trash alongside their coaches, Estancia's Mike Bargas and Costa Mesa's Jeremy Osso, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The programs are teaming up with the city of Costa Mesa, which will provide the tools and help with trash disposal. Estancia booster president Steve Mensinger and Costa Mesa booster president Frank Albers said their respective programs want to give back to the community.