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August 19, 2000
We asked OCC students: Will you watch the 2000 Olympic Games now that Newport Beach swimming star Aaron Peirsol will be competing at Sydney, Australia?--Compiled by Amy R. Spurgeon Photos by Marianna Day Massey 1. I wasn't really interested in any of the swim events until I heard that locally based people will be competing. I'd like to see how they do. LAURYN MAYO, 19 Costa Mesa 2. I'm definitely going to be watching volleyball. I probably won't watch the swimming.
SPORTS
By Dominic Perrone | September 24, 2006
It will be difficult not to change the plan at the starting line. Up until the point Ceci St. Geme toes the line at the 15th annual Komen Orange Country Race for the Cure, her motivation will be charity. The race is at 7:30 a.m. today starting at the Newport Beach Marriott. But when St. Geme takes a gander at her competition in the five-kilometer race, in all likelihood thoughts of winning will rush into her mind. The plan for the race is to focus on a time, not the competition.
NEWS
July 28, 2000
Danette Goulet FAIRGROUNDS - After 67 years of marriage, William and Anna Schaefer still gazed at each other longingly as they renewed their wedding vows with 17 other couples at the Orange County Fair on Thursday. It was the fifth time the lovebirds stood before a preacher and vowed to cherish each other forever. Time has just strengthened their bond, they said. "It brings us closer together," said William Schaefer, 88. And they still remember the first fall.
NEWS
By Alan Blank | January 22, 2009
City work crews recently came out and planted three trees on the barren parkway in front of Costa Mesa resident Kevin Doane’s house. This ordinarily would not be a big event — the city does it all the time — but in the past few months the out-of-work contractor has thrust himself into the public spotlight as “that guy with the dirt lawn.” In the past few weeks he has even told his story to television news crews from big networks and has been blogged about from Los Angeles to San Diego.
NEWS
August 16, 2006
OK, so pull out your "summer to-do" list. Have you checked much off yet? Maybe "see Shakespeare in the park" or "eat too much at the fair" just got crossed off. Possibly the big family vacation happened in July. But what about everything else on there? We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but check the calendar: We're midway through August, way past midway through summer, and the big event on the horizon? It isn't setting off fireworks in the streets (if you live in Costa Mesa, anyway)
NEWS
By Daniel Tedford | February 3, 2008
While Eli Manning and Tom Brady battled for Super Bowl supremacy and a win for their respective teams, at a Newport Beach lounge the beginning of the game already marked a victory. Tentation Ultra Lounge hosted a Super Bowl party Sunday that benefited Orangewood PALS, an affiliate of Orangewood Children’s Foundation, with part of the proceeds of the event going to the organization. “It really is a big event,” said Marty Dutch of Orangewood PALS. “(Alan Freeman)
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | October 19, 2013
In the spirit of the Roaring Twenties, men and women young and old took to the Center Club on Friday for an evening of food, dance, a silent auction and a little bit of luck in the faux casino. The event was "The Gatsby Affair," a benefit for the Costa Mesa Senior Center that officials said was the center's first fundraiser in eight years. More than 190 were expected to attend the event at the Center Club , the private South Coast Metro venue next to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
NEWS
May 15, 2002
Deepa Bharath NEWPORT CENTER -- For Matthew Aston, waiting isn't a chore. Every second is fun. Every minute is laced with merry anticipation. And every hour that passes snowballs into a gigantic force, charged with thrill and powered with excitement. Aston, a Santa Ana Heights resident, is one of several "Star Wars" fans who have pitched tents outside the Edwards Big Newport theater at Fashion Island hoping to snag some of the best seats for the first screening of "Episode II: Attack of the Clones" at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.
FEATURES
By Yvonne Villarreal | June 8, 2007
One of Kelly Taggart's fondest memories of his son John was seeing how thrilled he was at the lemonade stand he organized to help raise money for cancer research. "He was so happy that day," the 33-year-old Costa Mesa man said. "To see him hand out lemonade and see so many people come and support the cause … it was amazing." John was following the lead of Alexandra "Alex" Scott who, also battling cancer, started up her own lemonade stand in Philadelphia. John, who was diagnosed shortly after his second birthday in 2002 with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer, suffered a relapse in the fall of 2005 and died in October of that year.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | February 13, 2008
Jim Scott, who helped to launch the campaign more than a decade ago to bring a stadium to Costa Mesa, spends much of his time in a wheelchair and walks only with assistance. But when the Newport-Mesa school board opens the stadium this spring with a community run, Scott’s family wants to see him on the track. The Estancia High School stadium, the first project under the Measure F school bond, is set for dedication April 25. The day after, the district plans to host 5K and 2K runs that finish inside the stadium, and Scott’s son, Jim Scott Jr., would like nothing better than to see his father — who suffered a stroke two years ago — take a victory lap. “Maybe we’ll be able to put him on his little scooter and have him ride around the track,” Scott Jr. said.
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NEWS
By Bradley Zint | February 19, 2014
This weekend in Los Angeles, Andrew Ogden will have hundreds of eyes watching him as he prepares three caffeinated concoctions for the discerning palates judging the U.S. Barista Competition. But on Wednesday in Costa Mesa, within the Portola Coffee Lab's Theorem concept bar, it was a friendly practice round, a chance for him to continue perfecting his drink-making and presentation skills before the big event. This weekend is "like the barista Olympics," said Truman Severson, a fellow Portola barista who also will be competing.
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NEWS
By Bradley Zint | October 19, 2013
In the spirit of the Roaring Twenties, men and women young and old took to the Center Club on Friday for an evening of food, dance, a silent auction and a little bit of luck in the faux casino. The event was "The Gatsby Affair," a benefit for the Costa Mesa Senior Center that officials said was the center's first fundraiser in eight years. More than 190 were expected to attend the event at the Center Club , the private South Coast Metro venue next to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
NEWS
By Len Bose | June 21, 2013
I took another bay cruise this week and checked in with more of my friends from around the harbor. The main event this week is being held at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, which is hosting this year's U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship, which involve club 420 sailboats. Thirty-nine teams from around the country will be arriving at BCYC this Saturday afternoon, then participating in sailing clinics and practicing Sunday and Monday. The racing starts Tuesday and goes through Thursday and will be sailed in the vicinity of the Balboa Pier.
NEWS
By Len Bose | October 4, 2012
Over the last couple of weeks you might have noticed I am a superstitious person when it comes to my routine before and while I am boating. It starts when dressing. Which shirt, pants and hat have the right mojo for the event I am attending that day? I need the right song in the car as I leave my driveway and change my watch. This year my song has been the theme from "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. " Once on the boat, I take off my sandals and place them in the back of the boat.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | June 14, 2012
When Ethan Cochran, Steve Michaelsen and Tony Ciarelli went up to Clovis two weeks ago they brought back for Newport Harbor High a boys' third-place finish in the CIF Track & Field State Championships. It was a phenomenal feat that featured Cochran's two state titles, in the discus throw and shotput, Michaelsen's fourth-place medal in the discus and Ciarelli adding to an already impressive resume as a throws coach. This weekend, the trio will try to gain success again, but in different parts of the nation.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | July 5, 2011
COSTA MESA — During its meeting Tuesday night, the City Council lowered the personnel rates the city charges organizations to bring special events to the city. Effective immediately, the new rates are about 27% lower and remove overhead and indirect costs from the city's bill to event organizers. The move is an attempt to attract new businesses, but runs the risk of decreased city revenues. The council approved the measure with a 3-1 vote, with Councilwoman Wendy Leece dissenting and Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer absent.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | July 31, 2009
As thousands descended upon Newport Beach’s coast last weekend, public safety personnel found themselves unprepared for the gridlock and how it could affect their response to emergencies, city officials said Friday. High surf, warm weather and media hype about the waves lured many to the city’s beach fronts last weekend, many of them to the tip of the peninsula. “We were simply overwhelmed by the huge numbers of people coming into these areas, and it was far worse than anything we envisioned or were prepared for,” City Manager Homer Bludau explained to one resident in an e-mail.
NEWS
By Alan Blank | January 22, 2009
City work crews recently came out and planted three trees on the barren parkway in front of Costa Mesa resident Kevin Doane’s house. This ordinarily would not be a big event — the city does it all the time — but in the past few months the out-of-work contractor has thrust himself into the public spotlight as “that guy with the dirt lawn.” In the past few weeks he has even told his story to television news crews from big networks and has been blogged about from Los Angeles to San Diego.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | February 13, 2008
Jim Scott, who helped to launch the campaign more than a decade ago to bring a stadium to Costa Mesa, spends much of his time in a wheelchair and walks only with assistance. But when the Newport-Mesa school board opens the stadium this spring with a community run, Scott’s family wants to see him on the track. The Estancia High School stadium, the first project under the Measure F school bond, is set for dedication April 25. The day after, the district plans to host 5K and 2K runs that finish inside the stadium, and Scott’s son, Jim Scott Jr., would like nothing better than to see his father — who suffered a stroke two years ago — take a victory lap. “Maybe we’ll be able to put him on his little scooter and have him ride around the track,” Scott Jr. said.
NEWS
By Daniel Tedford | February 3, 2008
While Eli Manning and Tom Brady battled for Super Bowl supremacy and a win for their respective teams, at a Newport Beach lounge the beginning of the game already marked a victory. Tentation Ultra Lounge hosted a Super Bowl party Sunday that benefited Orangewood PALS, an affiliate of Orangewood Children’s Foundation, with part of the proceeds of the event going to the organization. “It really is a big event,” said Marty Dutch of Orangewood PALS. “(Alan Freeman)
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