August 24, 2000
DENVER, Colo. - It was definitely uncharted waters for Colorado Rockies catcher Brent Mayne. The Costa Mesa High and Orange Coast College standout was called on in the 12th inning of Tuesday night's game with the Atlanta Braves to make an emergency relief appearance. Mayne, who later told reporters that he had never pitched before, either professional or amateur, retired the side in 16 pitches (nine strikes) and picked up the win as the host Rockies won in 12 innings, 7-6. Mayne became the first major league position player with a win since outfielder Rocky Colavito threw 2 2/3 shutout innings for the New York Yankees against Detroit on Aug. 25, 1968.
May 11, 2002
innings, 4-3 NEWPORT BEACH - The Braves were able to hold on for victory over the Giants, 4-3, in an eight-inning Newport Harbor Baseball Association Bronco Division matchup. Pitchers Niko Hernandez, Spencer Smith and Justin Jones held the Giants to six hits, while striking out nine. Jones was also a force behind the plate, throwing out two at second base. Darken Legget made several crucial plays around the infield, including a pinpoint throw to end a Giant threat in the seventh inning.
September 1, 2005
Lions and tigers and bears -- they all came, along with about 400 guests, to do a little "Jammin' in the Jungle" at Zoofari 2005. The annual event at the Santa Ana Zoo -- chaired by Roseanne Bye -- was an enormous success, raising more than $142,000 to benefit and beautify the treasured zoo. As in years past, the Newport Mesa crowd was front and center for the summer celebration, enjoying what was certainly a lively evening...
August 13, 2008
The teenage girls from the first “Sisterhood” movie are now young women of college age. They’re off on a new set of life adventures as their paths take them farther apart. The close relationships they all shared are now stretched to greater limits that strain the intimacy they once had. Still, their mutual friendship survives despite many trials and tribulations. Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn and Alexis Bledel are the cute babes of the story. But the plot really revolves around the character played with verve by America Ferrera of “Ugly Betty” fame.
August 8, 2006
Chad Lundahl, a junior infielder for the UC Irvine baseball team last season, has signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Braves and is playing with the Rookie League Gulf Coast Braves. Lundahl, who hit .271 with 10 doubles, 18 RBIs and two stolen bases as a shortstop and third baseman for the Anteaters last season, made his professional debut Friday. He entered his first professional game as a late-inning defensive replacement and did not get an at-bat. Lundahl started Monday's game at shortstop and went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.
May 5, 2002
Jordan Kurtz slammed an inside-the-park home run to help lead the Newport Beach Little League's Angels past the Braves, 9-7, in Majors Division action. The Angels (10-4) attacked the Braves early, scoring five runs in the top of the first inning. But the Braves answered with three runs in the bottom of the frame. However, the Braves weren't able to over the Angels' timely hitting and solid pitching. Shane Boras, Michael Page, Scott Ely and Andy Rovzar contributed the hits for the Angels.
January 27, 2010
As Sandy Ryan lay on the table Wednesday morning, with her arm being prepared for its first blood donation, she remembered a young donor she worried would die. With that fear still lurking in her mind, the Costa Mesa resident looked out the window from the Newport Beach Police Department. “At least I have a view,” she said. As she may have envisioned her last moments, Ryan made a donation that will likely keep up to three other people from experiencing theirs.
January 1, 2009
Last summer when Brooke Baum and her family went to their cabin in Big Bear a bat flew in. A debate ensued about whether you needed to get rabies shots after encountering a bat. So Baum whipped out her iPhone, went browsing and found out that, indeed, rabies shots are a must because the critters can bite you while you’re sleeping and you won’t even know it, Brooke’s mother, Jude Lipps said. That’s how Baum was. Fearless. Quick-thinking. Responsible.
July 24, 2009
Hundreds of spectators came to the Wedge on Friday with their cameras and kids in tow as one growling wave after another lashed the shore and body surfers tried to mount the towering columns of water. The spectators inched forward until the waves chased them back. Large swells were greeted with collective gasps as some beachgoers whipped out cell-phone cameras to snap pictures. “It’s just mesmerizing. We can’t take our eyes off of it,” said Clovis resident Sara Sanchez, who was visiting her mother in Newport Beach on Friday with her two children, Conner, 11, and Lucas, 7. The family saw the large waves breaking at the Wedge from Balboa Pier and came down to the beach for a closer look.