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By Alan Blank | May 5, 2009
America’s Civil War will be reenacted by 250 actors in period costumes this weekend at Fairview Park, and organizers are hoping to draw a young crowd. The project, which is a collaboration between local veterans and historical groups, is a first for Costa Mesa and its creators hope to expand it and take it on the road if it’s successful. “Any kids who see this, their eyes are going to light up. Two-dimensional education doesn’t work with the modern child: He needs to touch it, smell it, grasp it,” said Jeff Sharp, one of the event’s planners who works with veteran’s association AMVETS.
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By Candice Baker | September 3, 2009
Every Labor Day Weekend in Huntington Beach’s Central Park, a massive cannon and other artillery are slowly wheeled into a grassy clearing. Women in voluminous skirts, with children in tow, gather on the sides of the field — along with more incongruous spectators in Rainbow sandals and tank tops. The anticipation is palpable. All around the hushed clearing, kids eagerly point out troops in blue and gray, who stolidly make their way toward either end of the wide expanse.
NEWS
May 9, 2009
Guns blazing, an estimated 250 actors in period costumes converged Saturday at Fairview Part for the first-ever Battle of Costa Mesa. The Civil War reenactment is slated to continue 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, with battles scheduled at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event is a collaboration between local veterans and historical groups. Organizers hope to take the battle on the road if it’s successful. Parking for today’s battles will be available at Estancia High School.
NEWS
February 4, 2003
"I think it is important because we get to learn how our United States began because of one battle. If we lost that, we could've been British." KYLE PREVEL, 10 Costa Mesa "I think it's important because, if you never found out what it was, then we would never pass it on to our children and ... then their children." MELINDA KENNEDY, 11 Costa Mesa "I think it's important ... because if we know how these battles changed our lives and our history.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | July 13, 2006
LAGUNA NIGUEL ? After the post-game speech, the chant was "En Fuego" for the Newport Beach American Little League Majors Division All-Stars. The bats were indeed again on fire for Newport Beach in a 15-4 win over Laguna Niguel on Wednesday night, a marathon game that took three hours to complete. With the win, Newport advances to tonight's District 55 Majors All-Star Tournament championship game against Laguna Hills, at 7 at Chapparosa Park. Manager Mike Favreau's team now needs to beat Laguna Hills twice consecutively to advance to the Section 5 Little League playoffs ?
NEWS
February 4, 2003
Christine Carrillo Riding around the classroom on a wooden hobby-horse -- yardstick to be exact -- Tyler Brown took on the persona of Paul Revere announcing to his fellow classmates that the British are coming. Battles quickly ensued, one massacre after another, as the fifth-graders at Prince of Peace School in Costa Mesa re-enacted three major battles fought during the American Revolution. Each student traveled back in time to take a stroll in the shoes of key historical figures, from George Washington to Abigail Adams, and get a sense of who they were.
NEWS
July 12, 2001
Barry Faulkner On the elevated emerald stage upon which the Orange County All-Star Football Game is played, the stakes are higher, the 40 times lower and the margin for error in the secondary as fleeting as the blur of a speeding spiral. All of this South cornerback Charlie Alshuler knows. But the recent Corona del Mar High graduate, who shared the Orange County lead with nine interceptions last fall, also knows a thing or two, or two dozen, about playing the position.
NEWS
May 13, 2005
Anyone who saw "Gladiator" will recognize director Ridley Scott's intense visual style in his latest film, "Kingdom of Heaven." Like that Oscar-winning epic, this fictionalized story about the Crusades wows the eye, only this time, it doesn't quite succeed at thrilling the heart and mind. And in spite of an excellent cast, star Orlando Bloom doesn't have the charisma or depth of Russell Crowe. Set in the late 12th century, the film begins when young French blacksmith Balian (Bloom)
NEWS
By Tom Ragan | March 18, 2010
Dick O’Brien was 19 when he served in World War II as a buck sergeant with the U.S. Army’s 35th Infantry Division. He landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy 30 days after the original invasion in 1944, or as he puts it, “D-plus 30.” From that point on, O’Brien fought in five major battles up until the end of the war. He saw friends die in front of him. He knows what it’s like to be advancing on...
NEWS
By: | August 7, 2005
Since learning how, Christina Mainero has read just about everything she can get her hands on. And as far back as Anthony Mainero can remember, he has had a wild imagination and the ability to dream up adventures, battles and monsters. Christina is 16 -- she's athletic and enjoys spending time with her friends, reading, and watching TV and movies. Anthony's 13 -- he likes to stage battles with friends and play computer games. But unlike most of their friends and people their age, the Corona del Mar brother and sister wrote a book last summer -- "Astrodon: The Dawn of Battle" -- which they self-published through Authorhouse.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | April 17, 2014
The Battle for the Bay tends to open the track and field season for the Corona del Mar and Newport Harbor high schools. They pushed the meet back a month this season because the teams in their respective leagues are on spring break this week. With no one else to face, the Sailors traveled to CdM on Thursday. One school ended a streak and another continued one in the Back Bay rivalry. The Newport Harbor boys pulled out a 65-62 win, beating CdM for the first time in five seasons.
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SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | April 16, 2014
Corona del Mar High girls' swimming coach Doug Volding is always a bit apprehensive before the Battle of the Bay swim meet. He had reason to be nervous Wednesday. Volding found out shortly before the meet began that one of his top club swimmers, freshman Nicole Lin, would be out of action. Volding wasn't positive why, though he heard she may have hurt her shoulder. For the Sea Kings, who were already missing one of their best sprinters in Sami Pratt (dislocated collarbone), this was obviously cause for concern.
NEWS
By Emily Foxhall | April 9, 2014
Third of three parts. In Part 2 on Wednesday, Orange Coast College student Jon Ludlow decided to stop following his medication schedule, skipping some doses. His behavior became erratic when he stopped taking the prescriptions altogether. He hailed a cab but failed to pay the fare. His parents, Melissa and Dave, started searching for him. Melissa Ludlow felt desperate, especially now that it seemed her son Jon had broken the law by running from a taxi cab without paying the fare.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | April 8, 2014
Winning a Pacific Coast League game is a definite goal of the Corona del Mar softball team this year. It might not sound like much, but it would mean a ton to the program. The Sea Kings, who have had a strong preseason, haven't won a league game since 2008. They will not win any by playing "scared," as their coach said they did during Tuesday's league opener against Irvine at home. CdM fell behind early and suffered an 11-1, six-inning, "mercy rule" loss to the Vaqueros. It is the program's 51st straight league loss.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | March 28, 2014
In a span of just hours Friday, four Corona del Mar High juniors got both bling and bragging rights. Hoyt and Hugh Crance, Brett Greenlee and Chad Redfearn, all starters on defense for the CdM football team that won CIF Southern Section Southern Division, CIF State Southern California Regional Division III and CIF State Division III championships last fall, got their championship rings in a ceremony on campus. Later Friday afternoon, they again started on defense, this time for the CdM boys' lacrosse team against rival Newport Harbor.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | March 27, 2014
Newport Harbor High sophomore Haley Martinez and freshman Sammy Del Toro have split the pitching innings pretty evenly this year for the Sailors softball team. Two-time Newport-Mesa Player of the Year Hattie Marshall, now at Concordia University, is no longer in the circle for the Sailors. Martinez and Del Toro have shouldered the load. Before the biggest game of the season so far, Martinez made a request to Coach Russell Hartman. "Haley is the upperclassman of the two," Hartman said.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | March 18, 2014
The Battle for the Bell baseball opener went eight innings, and the usual team won yet again. It wasn't the usual dominating effort turned in by Estancia High. Costa Mesa appears to have closed the gap in the rivalry. Extra innings decided the outcome at Costa Mesa on Tuesday. A two-out error and a two-out single proved to be the difference in the Eagles taking the opener in this week's three-game Orange Coast League series against the Mustangs, 6-5. "It's huge for us," Estancia Coach Nate Goellrich said of opening league with a victory.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | March 6, 2014
Around the start of Thursday's nonleague match, Palos Verdes High boys' tennis coach Danny Moscovici had a question for Corona del Mar Coach Jamie Gresh. Moscovici inquired about the whereabouts of CdM junior Chaz Downing, an integral part of the teams that reached the CIF Southern Section Division 1 title match each of the last two years. Gresh said that Downing is not playing high school tennis this season, choosing to focus on junior tournaments. Palos Verdes took advantage at the CdM courts, winning seven singles sets to post a 10-8 victory in the battle of schools with Sea Kings as mascots.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | February 20, 2014
Members of the Costa Mesa High boys' basketball team tied a program record this year with 19 wins. They also won the Battle of the Bell series against cross-town rival Estancia for the third straight year. What they weren't able to do prior to Wednesday night's CIF Southern Section Division 4AA first-round playoff game, though, was grow several inches each. Visiting Harvard-Westlake had a size advantage, and the No. 8-seeded Wolverines exploited it on their way to a 64-48 victory that ended Costa Mesa's season.
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