September 15, 2000
Girls volleyball takes center stage tonight at the Dave Mohs Memorial Volleyball Tournament for both Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar high schools. The Sailors will host Mission Viejo today at 3:45 p.m. in the first round of pool-play competition, while the Sea Kings take on Mission Viejo at Ocean View High, beginning at approximately 5 p.m. Newport and CdM will play again later in the evening at their same sites. The Sea Kings are coming off a three-game sweep over Calvary Chapel, 15-2, 15-9, 15-4, while Newport was beaten by Laguna Beach, 15-10, 15-6, 12-15, 15-7.
October 26, 2002
Corona del Mar Home Tour brings in $92,500 The 29th annual Corona del Mar Home Tour raked in about $92,500, which will go toward programs and equipment for students at Corona del Mar High School. The tour, which took place Tuesday, was sponsored by the school's PTA. The owners of six Corona del Mar homes opened their doors to about 1,800 guests throughout the day. "I think it went great," co-chair Janice Newfield said. "I think it was a nice variety of homes and there was something for everybody."
February 27, 2002
One of Orange County's largest general contracting firms hired Randy Meier as preconstruction director. Meier joins McCarthy Building Cos. Inc., with offices in Newport Beach, having 24 years of experience in the construction industry. He has owned his own construction company and was recently the project manager for the CBS Studio Center parking structure that won the 1998 Excellence in Concrete award from the American Concrete Institute. The Encinitas resident will be responsible for estimating, preconstruction, design/build management and procurement of parking structure projects.
September 3, 2009
Ahoy. Labor Day is the weekend that usually signals the end of summer and recreational boating. However, in Southern California, now is the best time to be on the water, because the weather is warm, the sea temperature is in the 70s and the crowds will be thinning. Because our waterways do not ice over, nor do we experience the bitter cold as in other northern waterways, we have the luxury of boating year-round. This weekend, the seas will be less than 3 feet for the west and the winds might kick up to 20 knots in the afternoons, also from the west.
December 27, 2004
Andrew Edwards The time for children to look to the skies for flying reindeer has come and gone, but California gray whales are on their way to Southern California. Whale-watching season in Newport Beach opened Sunday, with tours embarking from the Balboa Peninsula to search for any gray whales or dolphins swimming along the local coastline. "We'll just travel down the coast until we find one, and then we'll follow him," said Jacob Tollison, who captains the Nautilus, one of Newport Landing's four whale-watching craft.
January 17, 2006
A month after the closure of industry titan Clark, shapers don't know who'll supply the foam.More than a month after Clark Foam stopped supplying blanks to the surfing industry, local board shapers are still playing the waiting game. "To tell you the truth, there hasn't been a lot of solid information on foam," said Jim Chalupnik, owner of Costa Mesa-based PureGlass. In early December, Clark Foam dispatched a letter to surfboard manufacturers indicating that the company would cease production of surfboard blanks, the templates that shapers craft into ridable boards.
September 5, 2002
Deirdre Newman Remember when you were a little kid and tried to hold your breath for as long as you could? That skill came in very handy at the Wedge on Wednesday as 10-to 15-foot waves pounded the shoreline, courtesy of Hurricane Hernan, now roiling off the Baja California coast. While the massive waves drew a large crowd of spectators and a small band of bodysurfers, many who braved the swell from the south said it wasn't as bad as it looked.
September 4, 2008
LEWIS SUTHERLAND AKERMAN, JR. January 22, 1930 – August 28, 2008 Lewis (Lew) S. Akerman, Jr., loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on August 28, 2008. He was born to Lewis S. Akerman Sr. and Doris Fishburn Akerman of Los Angeles and Arcadia on January 22, 1930. He grew up in Beverly Hills and attended Beverly Hills High School, Pasadena City College, and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1954.
August 11, 2003
by Jim Niemiec Marlin fishing kicked into high gear over the weekend with many hookups reported by private yachts fishing mid-channel waters. Even though water temperatures are still a bit on the cool side and there has been a small craft advisory in effect for most of the week, marlin decided to get into a feeding mood. Rosie Cadman, who operates the cafe/fresh seafood stand and is weigh master on the end of the Avalon Pier, reported that striped marlin were showing up all around the island.
November 11, 2004
GREER WYLDER Paris To The Moon has opened a holiday annex store called Noel Magique, next to the boutique on Santa Ana Avenue in Costa Mesa. A celebration for the Christmas store's opening will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. with a live performance by Hollienea, a vocalist and Celtic harp musician. Noel Magique specializes in enchanting, festive holiday decor made by paper artists, floral designers and visual artists. Much of the decor is whimsical and vintage-inspired.