May 16, 2007
One-third of 6-year-old Noelle Hermes' body is wrapped in gauze and special dressings, as it has been all her life. Every other day, Noelle must endure the painful, two-hour process of changing these bandages, which cover large sores and blisters. She has epidermolysis bullosa, a rare, genetic disorder affecting the skin's ability to stay on the body, meaning the slightest rubbing or pressure can cause the skin to tear or blister. But Noelle's kinetic spirit in no way reflects her fragile physical condition.
March 17, 2009
Ken Wales, producer of the 2006 film “Amazing Grace,” will speak after a free showing of the movie at the Lido Theater at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The film is based on the life of the 18th Century British antislavery crusader William Wilberforce. The event is part of Orange Coast Christian Outreach Week, which features numerous community events and inspirational speakers. Wales is the producer of the award-winning CBS series “Christy.” He also has produced several films, including “The Tamarind Seed,” starring Julie Andrews and Omar Sharif, and “The Wild Rovers,” starring William Holden and Ryan O’Neal.
December 20, 2008
SWEEPSTAKES: The Last Hurrah, J. Robert and Elizabeth Meadows BEST POWER BOAT: My Bebek, Arman and Daron Muratyan BEST SAIL BOAT: Elation, Paul Gerst BEST ELECTRIC BOAT: Blue Moon, Larry and Deb Woodhams BEST BOAT UNDER 30 FEET: Blue Moon, Larry and Deb Woodhams BEST FIRST-TIME ENTRY: The Last Hurrah, J. Robert and Elizabeth Meadows BEST MUSIC: Aye Object, Michael and Cathy Walker ...
December 20, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — The annual Christmas Boat Parade wrapped up Sunday, and the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, which hosted the event announced its winners. Sweepstakes No. 14 The Last Hurrah Best Powerboat No. 27 My Bebek Best Sailboat No. 20 Elation Lights: First: No. 38 El Navegante Second: No. 24 Amazing Grace Third: No. 9 Old No. 9 Humor / Originality: First: No. 1 The Hippocampus Second: No. 33 Sea-Note Third: No. 59 MB Sports Tourcat Animation / Special Effects: First: No. 3 The Rose Maria Second: No. 42 Paddy John Third: No. 41 Charisma Best Music No. 57 Paradise Found Best Boat Under 30 Feet No. 25 D25 Best First-Time Entry No. 33 Sea-Note Best Yacht Club Entry No. 14 The Last Hurrah (CVC)
June 13, 2000
Alex Coolman SANTA ANA -- A column of black-clad mourners walked slowly from the chapel of Waverly Church to its cemetery Wednesday as Renee Segerstrom, an arts leader and the wife of developer Henry T. Segerstrom, was laid to rest. She died Wednesday at the age of 72 from complications from an extended illness. Her memorial was heavily attended, with crowds spilling out of the Santa Ana church's small stone chapel and into rows of chairs that had been set up on an adjacent lawn.
September 11, 2002
Deepa Bharath Playing the bagpipes is like trying to drink coffee from a leaking cup, says Newport Beach Fire Department Paramedic Brian Slater. "It's like you have to keep pouring more coffee in the cup or you have an empty cup in your hand," he said. But that didn't stop Slater, 50, who already could play the alto sax, tenor sax, the bassoon, trumpet, drums, sousaphone, harmonica, guitar, violin, bugle, piano and the five-string banjo. The bagpipes were obviously next in line.
December 17, 2007
The harbor was ablaze with lights last week as entrants in the 99th annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade floated past crowds of cheering spectators. Judging by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce has determined winners in a variety of categories. Sasco Electric’s boat, “El Navegante,” which David MacIntyre captained, won the Sweepstakes Award for best overall entry and the award for Best Corporate Entry. An awards dinner and auction honoring winners of the Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights competitions will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 18 at The Balboa Bay Club and Resort.
May 11, 2002
Deepa Bharath and Paul Clinton COSTA MESA -- Two Costa Mesa police officers who died in the line of duty were among 15 graduates of Golden West College's Police Academy to be honored Friday. Dave Ketchum and Mike Libolt, the only Costa Mesa police officers ever to die on duty, were killed March 10, 1987, in a helicopter crash while chasing a stolen vehicle. Both officers were Costa Mesa residents and Vietnam veterans. Ketchum left behind his wife, Meg, and two daughters.
June 22, 2012
A 9-year-old boy who died while playing basketball last week was remembered for his smile and energetic personality at a memorial service Friday in Costa Mesa. Myles "Smiles" Thames attended Kaiser Elementary School, where Friday's memorial took place. While at a Boys & Girls Club on June 14, the third-grader died after suffering cardiac arrest due to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - a thickening of the heart that makes it more difficult to pump blood. "It's a beautiful day for a beautiful celebration of a beautiful life," said Isaure Blandin, Myles' aunt, whom he often referred to as "Auntie Pookie.
January 25, 2004
Deepa Bharath Editor's note: Beginning today, we offer a new weekly feature called Living Memories. It won't be the story of former city leaders or captains of industry, it will be a story of a lives lived outside of the public spotlight, yet lives that warmed the hearts of those who knew them best. You only had to meet Aron Negron once to love him a lifetime. An hour, a day, a month. It didn't matter how long you've known Aron. You saw the same, unassuming smile.