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February 21, 2008
A Santa Clara University professor will visit UCI Feb. 27 to discuss water policy and its effect on Baja California and California borderlands. Professor Perlita Dicochea will look at The New River, which can bring pollutants to the borderland areas. Officials in California and the surrounding communities in Baja have differing opinions on water policy. Dicochea will use transnational bio-regionalism as a basis to move toward a framework for coordinating resources between those affected.
NEWS
August 14, 2000
The 161-foot schooner Goodwill was one of the largest yachts ever to make her home in Newport Harbor. Designed by H.J. Gielow, she was built for Keith Spaulding of the sporting goods family by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. in Delaware and launched in 1922. She made two Atlantic crossings and an extended cruise to the South Pacific under the Spauldings. In October 1942, the Navy leased Goodwill from Spaulding for $1 a year. She was commissioned as a regular Navy vessel to operate on offshore patrol.
NEWS
June 29, 2003
Kris O'Donnell Newport-Mesa residents generally bask in temperate weather conditions, but long-timers know that nothing remains the same. Larry Riddle, a climatologist at the Center for Coastal Studies at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, said this June was among the cloudiest. "We are currently experiencing the third worst June Gloom in recorded history," Riddle said. "The second worst was in 1982, with the worst was in 1969."
NEWS
October 25, 2002
Deepa Bharath Watching a 4-week-old baby girl sucking at rice water did it for Brigitte Tehranchi. The Newport Coast resident visited a Baja California orphanage, where she saw the newborn being fed the food as a substitute for formula. "Being the mother of an infant, I just couldn't stand there and take it," Tehranchi said. So she, along with Laura Giffin, another Newport Coast resident, decided to do something about it. Last year, they started the Newport Coast Cares Halloween Carnival.
NEWS
January 2, 2013
McCray, John Woodworth December 14, 1939 - December 28, 2012 John Woodworth McCray died on December 28, 2012 at age 73, surrounded by his family at his home in Newport Beach, California.  Born and raised in Toluca Lake, California, the son of Ruth Woodworth McCray and Alan Archer McCray, he spent his youth in the Los Angeles area, where he met the love of his life, Elizabeth Hromadka McCray, in the 7th grade.  He attended the Harvard School in...
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February 9, 2010
Macdonald, Charlotte Mary, Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend died January 26, 2010 in Huntington Beach. Born July 10, 1925, the daughter of Donald S. Williams and Flavia Sodergren Williams, Charlotte grew up in Los Angeles, where she graduated from Dorsey High School. Charlotte was active in Alpha Delta Pi at the University of Southern California, where she met Tyler Macdonald. After a brief courtship, they married in 1947.
NEWS
July 28, 2004
Santa Ana Country Club's Marianne Towersey finished in a tie for 17th place with Rio Bravo Country Club's Allison Martin to lead the Newport-Mesa contingent at the California Women's State Championship contested July 19-21 at the Pala Mesa Resort in Fallbrook. Towersey shot 78-82-75 -- 235 for three rounds while Charlotte Mayorkas of the Southern California Golf Association Members Course in Murrieta (68-68-72 -- 208) claimed the championship by 12 strokes over Jennifer Sanders (74-75-71 -- 220)
NEWS
June 29, 2012
David Lamar Taylor died June 22, 2012, surrounded by family. David was born in Chowchilla, CA on Sept. 18, 1933 to David Taylor and Blanche Johns. After serving 3 years in the U.S. Army, David married Audrey Adrianos in June 1960 and graduated from the USC School of Pharmacy in 1961. David and Audrey have lived in Costa Mesa the past 50 years. The Taylors owned North Drug and served the Costa Mesa community there for 30 years. A highlight of Dave's life was helping start an orphanage in Baja California and serving as Chairman of Foundation for His Ministry for 18 years.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | August 16, 2010
Since 1892, Hussong's Cantina has been a stop for many travelers heading to Baja California. The family-run Ensenada, Mexico, institution boasts that it invented the first margarita in 1941. The Hussongs, German immigrants, claim they poured the first glass of the tequila drink to Margarita Henkel, the daughter of Germany's ambassador to Mexico. Now, through the ingenuity of a Newport Beach lawyer and his business partner, the iconic bar might find its way to Orange County. Jeffrey Marks, a corporate lawyer who lives in Newport Coast, and his partner, Scott Frost, recently purchased the licensing rights for three of Baja California's most-frequented watering holes: The Giggling Marlin Bar & Grille, Papas & Beer and Hussong's Cantina.
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By Len Bose | January 17, 2014
I had an interview postponed this week and needed to pull something out of my hat to fill my column. So while I took a Duffy cruise of the harbor, looking for that last-minute story, the thought kept coming into my head to interview myself — a type of self-portrait. I will be 54 this year and was born in Arcadia, California. My parents, Vivian and Len, moved to Huntington Beach in 1968, and, because we had previously lived in Hawaii, I headed straight for the beach. I also had a passion for baseball.
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NEWS
January 2, 2013
McCray, John Woodworth December 14, 1939 - December 28, 2012 John Woodworth McCray died on December 28, 2012 at age 73, surrounded by his family at his home in Newport Beach, California.  Born and raised in Toluca Lake, California, the son of Ruth Woodworth McCray and Alan Archer McCray, he spent his youth in the Los Angeles area, where he met the love of his life, Elizabeth Hromadka McCray, in the 7th grade.  He attended the Harvard School in...
NEWS
July 2, 2012
Lester Jerry Platt passed away June 26th 2012 after a very short battle with cancer.  Unfortunately the cancer won, but he was ready to go and did so holding the hand of his daughter who loved him so very very much.  He was a kind and gentle man and there wasn't anyone who ever met him, who didn't like him. He was always interested in what someone had to say, and he appreciated a good home cooked meal, a beautiful sky full of clouds and sharing a...
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June 29, 2012
David Lamar Taylor died June 22, 2012, surrounded by family. David was born in Chowchilla, CA on Sept. 18, 1933 to David Taylor and Blanche Johns. After serving 3 years in the U.S. Army, David married Audrey Adrianos in June 1960 and graduated from the USC School of Pharmacy in 1961. David and Audrey have lived in Costa Mesa the past 50 years. The Taylors owned North Drug and served the Costa Mesa community there for 30 years. A highlight of Dave's life was helping start an orphanage in Baja California and serving as Chairman of Foundation for His Ministry for 18 years.
NEWS
September 30, 2010
Velma C. Patterson was a resident of Costa Mesa from 1922 until Sept. 28, 2010. She was born in Orange on Feb. 4, 1911. Velma lived in her grandmother's boarding house, the Depot Park House in Orange from her birth until she moved to 22nd Street and Santa Ana Avenue in Harper, which is now Costa Mesa. She attended Costa Mesa Grammar School and Lathrop Intermediate School in Santa Ana. She was a child of the Depression and left school to help support her five younger brothers and sisters.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | August 16, 2010
Since 1892, Hussong's Cantina has been a stop for many travelers heading to Baja California. The family-run Ensenada, Mexico, institution boasts that it invented the first margarita in 1941. The Hussongs, German immigrants, claim they poured the first glass of the tequila drink to Margarita Henkel, the daughter of Germany's ambassador to Mexico. Now, through the ingenuity of a Newport Beach lawyer and his business partner, the iconic bar might find its way to Orange County. Jeffrey Marks, a corporate lawyer who lives in Newport Coast, and his partner, Scott Frost, recently purchased the licensing rights for three of Baja California's most-frequented watering holes: The Giggling Marlin Bar & Grille, Papas & Beer and Hussong's Cantina.
NEWS
February 9, 2010
Macdonald, Charlotte Mary, Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend died January 26, 2010 in Huntington Beach. Born July 10, 1925, the daughter of Donald S. Williams and Flavia Sodergren Williams, Charlotte grew up in Los Angeles, where she graduated from Dorsey High School. Charlotte was active in Alpha Delta Pi at the University of Southern California, where she met Tyler Macdonald. After a brief courtship, they married in 1947.
NEWS
February 22, 2008
A Santa Clara University professor will visit UCI Feb. 27 to discuss water policy and its effect on Baja California and California borderlands. Professor Perlita Dicochea will look at The New River, which can bring pollutants to the borderland areas. Officials in California and the surrounding communities in Baja have differing opinions on water policy. Dicochea will use transnational bio-regionalism as a basis to move toward a framework for coordinating resources between those affected.
SPORTS
By By Natalie Venegas | December 8, 2005
Birmingham featureCosta Mesa resident competed in the Baja 1000, but not before completing a mission of mercy for two orphanages.It was less than eight months ago when Costa Mesa resident Jim Birmingham decided to open a motorsports shop and charity. Birmingham Motorsports, which has a goal of "raising funds and awareness" to assist children in Mexico, is now in its seventh month of operation, already having competed in a Class-1 Division race at last month's Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.
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