May 26, 2009
The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday held off prohibiting certain types of tents on local beaches after some council members raised concerns the proposed ban was too heavy-handed. “I want to be sure this is really a problem we are correcting as opposed to something that is one more thing you can’t do on the beach,” Councilwoman Nancy Gardner said. The Newport Beach Police Department raised the issue after receiving complaints about tents with sides that can be rolled down for privacy, called “easy ups,” which are cluttering beaches and spoiling the view at Corona del Mar State Beach.
April 12, 2001
COSTA MESA - Orange Coast College student-athletes proved last fall they fare just as well in the classroom as on the playing fields. All 11 fall and winter teams finished in the upper half of the conference standings, nine qualified for postseason play and four advanced to the final round of state tournaments. Meanwhile, 81 student-athletes from those teams earned a grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, including eight 4.0 scholars and 25 more who earned between a 3.5 and 3.99.
February 19, 2002
Steve Virgen The birthday of Orange Coast College's all-weather track had that storybook feel to it. After years of running on plain old dirt and losing athletes to other schools because of it, the Pirates welcomed their new track with a festive mood on Valentine's Day. What an entrance for first-year coach John Knox. Who knows what this former OCC track athlete has in store for an encore. Yet, to give credit where credit is due, Knox acknowledged he walked into a great situation when he spoke to the many on hand for the opening ceremonies which preluded a tri-meet won by OCC over Saddleback and Irvine Valley.
February 13, 2001
Steve Virgen Title IX is a joke at Orange Coast College. Sure there are plenty of athletic opportunities for men and women at OCC, so much that it rivals four-year universities. But, in regards to numbers, the actual participation in the sports, the Pirates are failing this spring season, especially in softball and men's tennis. Just 10 women are on the softball squad and first-year men's tennis Coach Jim Moore was stunned at the low turnout he had. And in tennis the Pirates were forced to forfeit points in recent matches because they had only five players.
May 9, 2005
UC Irvine junior Mike Beerer won the hammer throw with a mark of 202 feet, 1 inch in the Oxy invitational Saturday at Occidental College as he improved on his second-best mark in Anteater history. Senior Andrew Garratt finished third in the 1,500 meters in 3 minutes, 54.80 seconds. Senior Kenny Vinh was third in the 110 high hurdles (14.89), while juniors Aaron Corbett (15-7) and Michael Cao (15-1 1/4 ) placed third and fourth, respectively, in the pole vault.
April 12, 2003
Art Diaz, Keinan Briggs, Jasmine Geider and Roseann Peters were among the top performers for Orange Coast College in the OCC Five-Way Track and Field Meet Friday afternoon against nonconference visitors San Diego Mesa, Antelope Valley, Cuyamaca and Bakersfield. It was a nonscoring meet. Diaz took top honors in both the 1,500- and 3,000-meter races, while Peters won the 800 meters and took second in the 3,000 as the Pirates dominated the distance events.
February 5, 2000
Don Cantrell The long flow of yarns on the Daily Pilot Sports Hall of Famers has been entertaining to readers this past year, but there is still room to touch upon past interest and humor. Many of the top names drew high accolades, especially in earlier years, for their fabulous talents in one sport. Fans and writers had a habit of forgetting other sparkling talents. Tennis is a big sport now on a local and national level, as readers may note from sports sections.
March 24, 2003
Richard Dunn During demonstration speeches, Tom Pestolesi isn't afraid to make his points. In fact, he thrives on showing his volleyball players how it's done. Pestolesi, the Irvine Valley College men's volleyball coach and national champion on the masters level who still owns a reputation on the beach for his savvy and quick jumping ability as a middle blocker, said he has "the best job in the world," but if playing volleyball could pay his bills and feed his wife and three children, he'd just do it. "I love coaching and I love teaching.
May 21, 2001
Looking back, 5 years ago this week. Corona del Mar High's Taylor Dent wins the boys CIF Southern Section individual singles championships. It is believed that the unseeded Dent becomes the first freshman in history to win a singles championship. In the title match against San Marino's Andrew Park, Dent breaks strings on two rackets in the first set, then cracked the frame on a third racket. His father, Phil, sprints to his car for an emergency replacement, while Dent wins the first two games of the second set with a broken racket by changing the pace of the match.
February 1, 2000
Barry Faulkner Faced with a little unexpected down time, after breaking his wrist in the seventh boys basketball game of the season, Corona del Mar High senior Brooks Morris took the opportunity to improve his magnetism. His self-improvement sessions, however, had nothing to do with personality. Rather, Morris' father, Brooks Sr., dished out $300 for six hours of increasingly popular magnetic therapy on his son's left (shooting) wrist. The younger Morris, who returned two weeks ahead of schedule to score 14 points in two games last week, isn't sure if Mission Viejo's Advanced Magnetic Research Institute deserves the credit.