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May 20, 2005
Lindsay Sandham Orange Coast College students can expect to see some changes to the student-run aquarium when they return for classes next fall, thanks to a significant budget increase. The Associated Students of Orange Coast College, the school's student governing body, will give the aquarium $2,000 to help operate and maintain the exhibits, marine biology professor Dennis Kelly said. The money will be used to replace old equipment and upgrade current exhibits.
LOCAL
March 25, 2009
A Newport Beach family was spared possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to their home this week when a sprinkler system in the home extinguished a fire before it could spread, fire department officials said Wednesday. About 1:20 p.m. Tuesday a fire broke out in the closet of a home on Bayside Drive in Corona del Mar. The fire was caused by the aquarium, officials said. The salt in aquariums can have a deteriorating effect on aquarium equipment and wires around it. The lack-of-destruction illustrates the advantage of having a sprinkler system in the house, safety officials said.
FEATURES
By Lauren Vane | September 15, 2006
Becoming an aquarium manager takes more than just an interest in marine science. You have to live it. Larissa Clary, Allicia Sebastinelli, and Tim Ruiz, all 22, are student managers at Orange Coast College's teaching aquarium on the Costa Mesa campus. Ruiz is the official manager; Clary and Sebastinelli are manager emeriti, students who have previously served as managers and now advise Ruiz. OCC student Suzanne Welsh is a manager trainee. As assistant aquarium managers, the three are responsible for feeding the fish, cleaning the tanks and making sure the 12 tanks are running properly.
LOCAL
July 3, 2008
A house fire that caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage and left a Newport Beach family displaced started near the home’s aquarium and may have been caused by an unexpected culprit: salt, fire officials said. Over days and weeks, as salt water from an aquarium evaporates, the salt deposits can build up on wiring and even short electrical equipment if it gets inside, Newport Beach Battalion Chief Steve Bunting said. “Salt is corrosive by its very nature.
NEWS
By Michael Alexander | October 17, 2008
With the snip of an oversized pair of scissors Friday, the son and daughter of Charles Lewis cut the ribbon on a radically overhauled Lewis Center for Applied Sciences at Orange Coast College. It was right in the spirit of their late father, a science professor who was there at OCC’s founding, son Glen Lewis said. “My father would be amazed at the level of technology here,” he said. “I know he would have been thrilled.” The new $9-million center, built in the style of the new library next door, began about three years ago when school officials started planning a major remodel.
NEWS
October 24, 2004
Alicia Robinson It was a cold and spiny day for visitors to the Orange Coast College marine science department Saturday. Well, it was cold and spiny for anyone who stuck a hand in the marine science lab's touch tank and had a brush with a sea urchin. The department offered an open house, as it does once every semester, and invited the public to look at its cold- and warm-water aquariums, check out displays of scuba gear and marine life, and touch sea stars and urchins.
NEWS
October 15, 2003
55, Orange ... Newport Beach Harbor master who oversees Newport, Huntington and Dana Point harbors ... 32 years with the Orange County Sheriff's department ... Took over from Marty Kasules in January ... Put together a boating safety class at seven local yacht clubs ... Hopes to continue the Harbor Patrol's tradition of working with the community ... Enjoys golfing ... Has a 60-gallon salt water aquarium in his office and...
NEWS
May 26, 2007
Efforts to restore kelp along the Orange County coast can continue for at least three more years thanks to a new partnership between kelp boosters and the Aquarium of the Pacific. Marine biologist Nancy Caruso has worked on kelp reforestation for several years, first with water-quality watchdog Orange County Coastkeeper and since 2005 through the California Coastkeeper Alliance. The program has included education and involving students in growing kelp, which biologists then plant in the ocean off Little Corona, Crystal Cove and elsewhere.
NEWS
October 26, 2004
1. A commission charged with evaluating Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's California Performance Review decided last week to recommend that A. the state's regional water-quality control boards not be cut B. the state's regional viceroys remain in power C. the state's regional water-quality control boards be cut D. the governor should pump iron more often in Newport-Mesa 2. Steve Rosansky is running for A. president of...
NEWS
September 11, 1999
COSTA MESA -- The OCC Foundation received a $200,000 cash gift this week from a local donor who wishes to remain anonymous, school officials said Friday. "This is a very generous donation and the college and the foundation are extremely grateful," said Rush Hill, chair of OCC's Foundation Board. "OCC is this community's college, and the community has responded by being extremely generous in its support." The funds will be divided equally between OCC's Fund for Families Program, which provides subsidized child care services to OCC student-parents, and the Marine Science Program.
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NEWS
July 25, 2013
A saltwater aquarium's electrical equipment started a fire Wednesday night that caused $70,000 in damage to a Newport Beach apartment complex, officials said. The Newport Beach Fire Department responded to the Baypointe Apartments, 932 Baypointe Drive about 8:30 p.m. and saw smoke coming from a second floor unit, according to a news release. The residents weren't home and weren't immediately reachable, according to the release. The apartment building manager reached the residents while they were having dinner, said Mike Lyster, a spokesman for the Irvine Co. Firefighters put out the blaze within 10 minutes with help from automatic sprinklers that kept the fire in check and alarms that alerted other residents, the department said.
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LOCAL
March 25, 2009
A Newport Beach family was spared possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to their home this week when a sprinkler system in the home extinguished a fire before it could spread, fire department officials said Wednesday. About 1:20 p.m. Tuesday a fire broke out in the closet of a home on Bayside Drive in Corona del Mar. The fire was caused by the aquarium, officials said. The salt in aquariums can have a deteriorating effect on aquarium equipment and wires around it. The lack-of-destruction illustrates the advantage of having a sprinkler system in the house, safety officials said.
NEWS
By Michael Alexander | October 17, 2008
With the snip of an oversized pair of scissors Friday, the son and daughter of Charles Lewis cut the ribbon on a radically overhauled Lewis Center for Applied Sciences at Orange Coast College. It was right in the spirit of their late father, a science professor who was there at OCC’s founding, son Glen Lewis said. “My father would be amazed at the level of technology here,” he said. “I know he would have been thrilled.” The new $9-million center, built in the style of the new library next door, began about three years ago when school officials started planning a major remodel.
FEATURES
August 6, 2008
Owned and produced by the nonprofit organization Oceanographic Teaching Stations Inc., the Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium has been open to the public since 1979. The organization’s goal is to promote educational opportunities and facilitate study and interest in the oceans, tidelands and beaches of Southern California as well as the effect the human population has on that environment. Some of the exhibits the aquarium features are a tide pool touch tank, a 3,500-gallon shark tank and an arch way tank.
LOCAL
July 3, 2008
A house fire that caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage and left a Newport Beach family displaced started near the home’s aquarium and may have been caused by an unexpected culprit: salt, fire officials said. Over days and weeks, as salt water from an aquarium evaporates, the salt deposits can build up on wiring and even short electrical equipment if it gets inside, Newport Beach Battalion Chief Steve Bunting said. “Salt is corrosive by its very nature.
FEATURES
June 28, 2007
The Aquarium of the Pacific, one of the largest aquariums in the United States, is home to more than 12,500 ocean animals, representing almost 1,000 different species. The aquarium's mission is "to instill a sense of wonder, respect and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants and ecosystems." Visitors can watch sea otters at play, get "nose-to-nose" with sharks through a viewing window into their underwater environment, observe the elusive giant Pacific octopus, and interact with the lorikeets — small, 10-inch, brightly colored parrots — in the outdoor aviary.
NEWS
May 26, 2007
Efforts to restore kelp along the Orange County coast can continue for at least three more years thanks to a new partnership between kelp boosters and the Aquarium of the Pacific. Marine biologist Nancy Caruso has worked on kelp reforestation for several years, first with water-quality watchdog Orange County Coastkeeper and since 2005 through the California Coastkeeper Alliance. The program has included education and involving students in growing kelp, which biologists then plant in the ocean off Little Corona, Crystal Cove and elsewhere.
FEATURES
By Lauren Vane | September 15, 2006
Becoming an aquarium manager takes more than just an interest in marine science. You have to live it. Larissa Clary, Allicia Sebastinelli, and Tim Ruiz, all 22, are student managers at Orange Coast College's teaching aquarium on the Costa Mesa campus. Ruiz is the official manager; Clary and Sebastinelli are manager emeriti, students who have previously served as managers and now advise Ruiz. OCC student Suzanne Welsh is a manager trainee. As assistant aquarium managers, the three are responsible for feeding the fish, cleaning the tanks and making sure the 12 tanks are running properly.
NEWS
May 20, 2005
Lindsay Sandham Orange Coast College students can expect to see some changes to the student-run aquarium when they return for classes next fall, thanks to a significant budget increase. The Associated Students of Orange Coast College, the school's student governing body, will give the aquarium $2,000 to help operate and maintain the exhibits, marine biology professor Dennis Kelly said. The money will be used to replace old equipment and upgrade current exhibits.
NEWS
October 26, 2004
1. A commission charged with evaluating Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's California Performance Review decided last week to recommend that A. the state's regional water-quality control boards not be cut B. the state's regional viceroys remain in power C. the state's regional water-quality control boards be cut D. the governor should pump iron more often in Newport-Mesa 2. Steve Rosansky is running for A. president of...
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