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By: Lindsay Sandham | August 29, 2005
Robert Gardner, a Corona del Mar resident and former judge with the Orange County Superior Court and the Court of Appeal, died Saturday afternoon at age 93. His daughter, Nancy Gardner of Newport Beach, was with him at the time and said he passed away peacefully in his sleep. She said her father's health had been steadily declining since he broke his hip about two years ago. "Newport Beach has lost one of its legends," said Nancy Nelson of Newport Beach, who worked with Judge Gardner for many years when she was a probation officer.
By By Barry Faulkner | November 3, 2005
OCC football's hawaiian connection featureHawaiians, in increasing numbers, are drawn to OCC to pursue their football dreams.For a significant portion of the Orange Coast College football team, paradise wasn't good enough. With no community college football and an often inadequate recruiting pipeline to four-year schools, high school football players in Hawaii are often faced with a stark reality about their future in the sport. "At home, it's pretty much the University of Hawaii or nothing," said Hoku Van Den Handle, one of 10 Hawaiian imports competing for the Pirates.
By Imran Vittachi | October 13, 2009
Hello, my name is Imran. I am the Daily Pilot’s new city editor. I’m filling in this week — my third week on the job — for Editor Brady Rhoades, who is vacationing in Ireland. Today I’m taking up a corner of the front-page, which normally is reserved for Brady’s Friday column, to introduce myself to the readers in Newport-Mesa whom our newspaper serves. A transplant from New York City, I have lived in California on-and-off for seven years since quitting the Big Apple in June 2001.
February 3, 2004
ROBERT GARDNER I have always disliked the Chicken Littles of this world, alarming the populace with hysterical claims that the sky is falling when a quick look around assures us that the sky is in its proper place. It's an entirely different story, however, when the threat is real. I feel it is my responsibility as a concerned citizen to alert my neighbors to a real threat to our way of life, and this is the possibility that we might run out of paper.
January 13, 2009
October 23, 1920--January 9, 2009 Jess Watson, beloved husband of Jackie Watson and a longtime resident of Corona Del Mar, died peacefully on January 9, 2009 at the age of 88. Jess was surrounded by four generations of his family at the time of his death. Jess was affectionately known by his friends as “Big Watty” and was born on October 23, 1920 in Los Angeles to Jesse and Eva Watson. His family moved from Los Angeles to Glendale in 1930 where he and his sister Jean were raised.
By Mike Whitehead | July 19, 2013
Ahoy! The United States Coast Guard has released the 2012 recreational boating statistics that detail boating accidents and state vessel registrations. The report includes data from every state and, additionally, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The reports stated the good news that fatalities related to recreational boating numbered only 651, the lowest in years. As I wrote in my column during National Safe Boating Week, which was the week of May 16, "there were only 758 fatalities in 2011, 672 in 2010 and 736 in 2009, according to the Coast Guard's latest statistics.
By Candice Baker | October 9, 2009
When many people think of human trafficking, they picture anonymous faces in far-off countries, Rep. Loretta Sanchez said Friday. “When you think it’s not here, it can be in the house next door to you, and you don’t even know it’s going on. But we’re going to work to eradicate it,” said Sanchez (D-Garden Grove). She spoke at a town hall meeting on the issue at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa to a crowd of stakeholders, clergy, students and interested community members.
By James P. Gray | November 27, 2010
This Thanksgiving weekend I celebrate our national parks and other gems administered for us by the U.S. National Park Service. One thing that I want to do before my life ends is visit all the national parks. So far, I have visited 26 of those 58 parks These parks have been especially set aside for a reason, and each one I have visited makes that reason unequivocally clear. And if you are at least 62 years old, like I am, and have purchased a Senior Pass, that could be the financial deal of your life!
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