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August 3, 2012
An Anaheim man was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in state prison for sexually assaulting a girl he connected with on MySpace and then met in Costa Mesa. Matthew Castaneda, 36, was also required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. Castaneda was found guilty May 14 of one felony account of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one felony count of lewd acts on a child under 14. He was also given a sentencing enhancement for a prior conviction of felony domestic violence and violating a restraining order, according to an Orange County district attorney's office news release.
LOCAL
March 12, 2007
A number of off-duty firefighters were called to work Sunday in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa after their co-workers were sent to assist in fighting a fire that broke out in Anaheim Hills Sunday. Five engines from each city's fire departments were dispatched to the 1,000-acre blaze, the first just before 9 a.m. and the last around 2 p.m., authorities said. Newport and Costa Mesa firefighters are expected to stay through Monday morning to fight the blaze, according to Newport Beach Fire Deputy Chief Dave Mais.
NEWS
July 22, 2003
The Anaheim 11- and 12-year-old All-Stars again showed their mastery of the Newport Harbor Baseball Association Bronco A team with a 12-4 victory in the semifinals of the section tournament Monday night at York Field in Whittier. Newport lost twice to Anaheim in the sectionals and once in the district tournament. Despite Monday's loss, Newport will advance to the regional tournament as the No. 2 seed in Orange County -- behind Anaheim -- by virtue of its 2-0, eight-inning victory over Los Alamitos Sunday.
LOCAL
February 20, 2009
The arraignment for an Anaheim man accused of molesting a 4-year-old girl from a Costa Mesa martial arts studio was rescheduled Friday to mid-March. Jon Patrick Harison, 61, is accused of fondling the girl over her clothes while teaching at the United Studios of Self Defense Costa Mesa branch, 2675 Irvine Ave. Harison is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. Harison faces up to eight years in prison if convicted of all charges. His arraignment is scheduled for March 13 in Santa Ana court.
NEWS
September 17, 1999
COSTA MESA - Estancia High's girls tennis team won their first match of the year against visiting Anaheim Thursday,12-6. Both teams only used two singles players and split the forfeited points. Estancia's two singles of Paige McCormick and Jenea Gudvan swept all four of their singles games. Anaheim's No. 1 doubles swept, but the Eagles won the remaining doubles. Estancia (1-1) plays at El Modena today. Nonleague Estancia 12, Anaheim 6 Singles: McCormick (Est)
NEWS
May 6, 2002
Kevin Hannon won a $25,000 boat at the Newport In-Water Boat Show on Sunday. The Anaheim resident was one of 10 contestants who partook in the Catch-A-Boat Challenge at the 29th annual boat show. Contestants in the contest, which began May 1, were required to stand for 24 hours a day while they held a fishing line hooked up to the boat. The last one standing would be awarded the boat. However, at the end of the four-day contest at noon on Sunday, four remained standing.
SPORTS
August 23, 2007
ANAHEIM — The Newport Beach-based Mohammed Khakpour Soccer Club under-14 boys worked some overtime to win a tournament on Sunday. The MKSC squad used nearly two overtimes to capture the Toyota of Orange tournament title at Magnolia High. MKSC defeated Cypress FC, 4-2, in a championship match that went into two overtimes. The score was tied, 2-2, after regulation. MKSC won its first-round match over the Claremont Stars, 9-0, before getting past the La Verne Lasers, 4-2. In the semifinals, MKSC shut out Crown City United, 1-0. It was a solid group effort from a team that included Austin Armer, Steven Barrera, Drew Blumenthal, Caleb Candelaria, Dara Diba, Matt Francini, Johnny Garcia, Tanner Grandstaff, Matt Laughlin, Peter Marquez, Connor Morrill, Blake Myers, Christian Ochoa, Justin Rhodes, Kent Smith, David Vorona and Eric Zamucen.
LOCAL
October 28, 2009
Nearly nine months after the bodies of a Costa Mesa man and Fountain Valley woman were discovered in a mobile home park in Stanton, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday that it has made a breakthrough in the double-homicide: the woman’s white Lexus has been found at a motel in Anaheim. “I believe it’s a major break in the investigation,” Jim Amormino, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department, said late Wednesday afternoon. “Hopefully, someone will recognize who was driving that car and come forward.
NEWS
January 6, 2000
COSTA MESA - Estancia High senior Jason Simco's free throw with 12 seconds left gave the host Eagles enough to hold off Anaheim, 57-56, in a nonleague boys basketball game Wednesday. Estancia senior Darshaun Garner paced the winners (11-5) with 19 points and what Coach Rich Boyce estimated at 12 rebounds. Junior Elisar Maldonado scored 11 points off the bench for the winners. "Elisar played great," Boyce said. "He was the key in the second half. We had no spark for this game, but he gave us some.
NEWS
July 21, 2001
Tony Altobelli PLACENTIA - The Corona del Mar Pony 14 All-Star team nearly pulled off a nice, little comeback, but fell short, 9-6, in the first round of the District Tournament to Anaheim Friday night. "These kids battled all the way to the end and that was nice to see," Manager Kevin Quick said. "One early mistake snowballed into a four-run hole and we made a couple of baserunning mistakes late in the game, but I liked our effort out there tonight."
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NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | April 15, 2014
Newport Beach police are looking for connections between an unsolved homicide in their city and recently revealed serial killings in Orange County but have not found any links, a department official said Tuesday. "At this point it does not seem that there are obvious ties between the two, but of course [detectives will] do a full investigation," Newport Beach Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella said. For more than a year, Newport police have been investigating the death of Tina Hoang.
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SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | November 18, 2013
When the opponent represents something called the United States Collegiate Athletic Assn., the matter of competitive superiority is hardly debatable for any NCAA Division I men's basketball program. But UC Irvine Coach Russ Turner was content that his Anteaters continued to make progress in a 110-73 nonconference thumping of Pacifica College at the Bren Events Center on Sunday . Pacifica, a unique institution billed as the only true sports "university" in the country, is based in Anaheim this season, its third locale in the last year.
NEWS
November 15, 2013
Newport Beach police Friday arrested a man suspected of kidnapping a woman from the Balboa Peninsula and holding her at gunpoint. Bradley John King, 42, of Rhode Island, was arguing with a woman while they were out for dinner and drinks Thursday evening, Newport police said. When the argument escalated, King allegedly forced her into his car near 28th Street and Balboa Boulevard at about 7:15 p.m., police added. When she tried to escape, King pointed a gun at the victim's head and forced her to stay in the car while he drove to Anaheim, according to police.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rhea Mahbubani | October 10, 2013
Jon Bon Jovi doesn't want to be another wave in the ocean. He is a rock, not just another grain of sand. And he definitely rocked Wednesday night at the Honda Center. Why? Because he can. Bon Jovi made a pit stop in Anaheim as part of its "Because We Can" tour, in support of the band's 12th album, "What About Now. " Having started in Washington, D.C., in February, the group is poised to perform across North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America. With returns to Wales and South Africa and first-time shows in Bulgaria and Poland, the tour snagged the No. 1 spot in Pollstar's last two tour rankings, having already grossed $142.1 million.
NEWS
By Rhea Mahbubani | September 7, 2013
The Orange County district attorney's office is taking a stand against human exploitation and trafficking at the first "Keep Calm and Beat H.E.A.T" rally and concert from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. The event will be held at Twila Reid Park in Anaheim, less than a mile from Beach Boulevard and Ball Road, a "high-prostitution area," according to the district attorney's website, citing reports from law enforcement officers. Susan Kang Schroeder, chief of staff for Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas Jr., said the rally is part of his crackdown on such abuses.
NEWS
September 4, 2013
A single-car crash on the 73 Freeway in Newport Beach killed an Anaheim man and injured four others, including a 4-year-old boy, authorities said. The driver, Diego Alvarado, 23, lost control of the car around 3:40 p.m. Sunday while he was northbound, just north of Campus Drive, at about 65 mph, according to the California Highway Patrol. The car, a 1997 Toyota Corolla, rolled several times before it stopped right-side-up in the No. 5 northbound lane, according to a CHP news release.
NEWS
By Hannah Fry | August 28, 2013
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District reversed its decision to relocate a bus stop at Anaheim Avenue and Center Street in Costa Mesa's Westside after more than a dozen parents brought their concerns to the school board Tuesday night. With school a week away, numerous parents and elementary-age students, many holding homemade poster board signs, urged the board not to move the stop. Parents received a call from the district Aug. 16, informing them of the stop's move to Shalimar Drive and Pomona Avenue, said Jose Hernandez, a Costa Mesa parent.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | August 23, 2013
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District announced Friday that it has selected new principals for TeWinkle Middle and Corona del Mar High schools. The two most recent hires will be the latest principals to join the district during a summer when seven campuses so far have new top administrators. Kira Hurst, formerly an administrator in the Huntington Beach Union High School District, will become principal at TeWinkle. Kathy Scott is leaving her job as principal of Oxford Academy in the Anaheim Union High School District to lead CdM. "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve with such a strong and committed school community as Corona del Mar High," Scott said in a prepared statement.
NEWS
By Bryce Alderton | July 7, 2013
This article has been corrected. See note below. Jose Lopez-Mercedes and Steven Fenn, Jr., had this special day planned three years ago. So when the United States Supreme Court ruled late last month that backers of Proposition 8 - a ballot initiative that barred same-sex marriage in California - had no legal standing to appeal a lower court decision overturning the ban, the two Anaheim men began searching through emails they'd sent...
NEWS
March 12, 2013
Newport Beach-based lawyer Michael Houston took over as Anaheim's interim city attorney March 1, a news release said. The Anaheim City Council unanimously approved the appointment at its Feb. 19 meeting. Houston, the release said, will oversee the Anaheim city attorney's office and a staff of 11 civil attorneys. Houston is with the Newport law firm Cummins & White. The firm, founded in 1951, specializes in business and insurance law, according to its website . "We appreciate the confidence shown by the Anaheim City Council in Cummins & White," Houston said in a statement.
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