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March 22, 2002
Newport-Mesa. It's right next to Surf City, USA, and at the heart of the international surfing industry. But does that mean there's waves? The simple answer: Yes, although it does get a bit more complicated than that because, it seems, everybody and their mother, sister and brother are in the water. If you're learning to stand, there are a few obvious places you should start. Doheny in Dana Point is one, but the San Juan Creek often leaves this soft wave smelly and dirty.
April 23, 2002
Lolita Harper Welcome to Skaters Anonymous. His name is Jim Gray, and he's a skate-aholic. He is addicted to rolling. He can't get enough of the adrenaline that pumps through his body when he does a backside ollie 180. He needs the rush. Unlike other addicts, Gray doesn't want to boot his 17-year habit. Quite the contrary. The 39-year-old is making great strides to recruit other addicts -- or even those on the brink of dependency -- to lobby the city for a park that will support their practice.
August 14, 2004
Alicia Robinson It didn't quite happen in the blink of an eye, but anyone who hasn't visited The Camp for a few weeks would have missed the closing of the Billabong store. Not to worry. Only weeks after Billabong closed, Active Ride Shop has taken its place. Active opens today and carries Billabong merchandise as well as other popular brands of surf, skate and snow gear. "We've made some major efforts to get it open for the back-to-school shopping," Active Vice President Shane Wallace said.
By Jeremiah Dobruck | March 13, 2013
Newport Harbor High School alumni unveiled a piece of school history Wednesday, dropping the curtain on a new record board. The $3,600 monument chronicles track and field achievements from decades past to the present and is continually updated by alumnus Brian Theriot. In 2009, the original track and field record board was taken down to make way for construction. Theriot decided it was time to update the records and convert them all from yards to meters. "Then [the board]
By Alisha Gomez, Special to the Daily Pilot | September 24, 2011
The Orange County Fair Board last week approved the first of a four-phase, $18.5-million remodeling project at the Pacific Amphitheatre. Phase 1, which will cost $4.5 million, is set to begin in August 2012 and run through July 2013. Work will be funded with cash reserves the board expects to have at the end of this year. "The board decided it was important to pay with cash as we go," said OC Fair Board Chairman David Ellis. "That may change in the future, but for now, let's get the process started.
By Bradley Zint | December 20, 2012
Four directors of the Costa Mesa Sanitary District unanimously voted Thursday night to pursue litigation against Director Jim Fitzpatrick, contending that his prior simultaneous service on the district and the city's Planning Commission were incompatible and that he should be removed from his district seat. The move came after Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Deputy Attorney General Daniel G. Stone issued an opinion this week giving the district the authority to pursue the lawsuit.
January 25, 2011
If Fred Couples is to become the Toshiba Classic's first repeat winner, he'll have to do it against an elite field. Bernhard Langer and Jay Haas, who each have won a Classic title, have committed to this year's 16th annual tournament March 7 through 13 at the Newport Beach Country Club. Langer, the Champions Tour Player of the Year and Arnold Palmer Award winner (Champions Tour money list title) each of the past three seasons, and Haas, the 2006 and 2007 Champions Tour Player of the Year and Arnold Palmer Award winner, are joined by World Golf Hall of Famers Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw who have given early commitments.
By Britney Barnes | January 24, 2012
COSTA MESA - The Newport-Mesa Unified school board announced after a special closed-session meeting Tuesday afternoon that it fired its superintendent after his conviction of two felonies. School board President Dave Brooks said the board unanimously voted to terminate Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard effective Monday, when he was convicted in Los Angeles County Superior Court. "We are at an end of an era," Brooks said Tuesday evening, after the board's regular meeting. "His contract has been terminated, and soon we will be looking for a new superintendent.
By Bradley Zint | January 15, 2013
Jim Fitzpatrick resigned from the Costa Mesa Sanitary District on Monday, saying he no longer wanted to defend himself in a lawsuit over a perceived conflict of interest. His colleagues had contended that his prior concurrent service on the Sanitary District's board and the Costa Mesa Planning Commission from December 2010 to May 2012 was incompatible. They accepted Fitzpatrick's resignation letter during a special meeting at the district's West 19th Street headquarters, where they also announced that they would be dropping their conflict-of-interest lawsuit as a result.
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