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From the Los Angeles Times | June 19, 2012
You might want to check to see if the surf's up Wednesday. The California Assembly on Monday approved a resolution declaring June 20  International Surfing Day,  and the head of the sport's international advocacy group is urging people to take the day off to hit the waves.  "You have my permission to skip work," Surfrider Foundation Chief Executive Jim Moriarty  announced on Twitter . "I'll even write your sick note....
By Tom Harman | January 27, 2010
In his recent State of the State address, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger addressed our fiscal deficits. He lamented that the budget for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has doubled on his watch. Moreover, the governor is tired of California being a donor state. Recent estimates suggest that California gets back 78 cents for every tax dollar sent to Washington. His answer?: “We need to work with the federal government to build a more fair and equitable financial relationship.
By Cm Sports | October 27, 2009
The 2009 Golden State Spirit All-State Team Was announced November 22, 2008. These 15 girls were chosen from the best of the best from the state of California based on Cheerleading skills, Academics and outstanding Community Service. The following girls were chosen to the California All-State Team: From Granite Bay High School                                                      Allison Grace From Hart High School                                                                   Stephanie Harris From Magic All Stars                                                                      Lauren Loos From Victory Cheer Company                                                       Natalie Corwin From Riptides                                                                                 Brittany Scholl From Mater Dei High School                                                         Kendall Bullock        From Costa Mesa High School                                                     Allison  Krikorian ...
From KTLA-5 | June 4, 2012
Editor's note: The Daily Pilot was not granted access to Mitt Romney's visit to the Balboa Bay Club & Resort on Friday night and instead covered the protests outside. This story from pool reports was made available later. * A confident-sounding Mitt Romney in Newport Beach mocked his rival's campaign Friday, hours after the release of disappointing jobs numbers put Democrats on the defensive. At his private fundraiser at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort — where four tickets fetched as much as $25,000 — Romney joked about a visit former President George W. Bush made to the White House a day earlier for the unveiling of his official portrait.
July 13, 2009
Submitted by Kelsey Chase July 12, 2009 As a summer intern in a city full of unique opportunities and rare experiences I have made every effort to make the best of my stay in Washington DC. You really never know who you might see or what you might stumble across. So far, a couple notable experiences I’ve had were attending a small presentation given by the former Presidential candidate John McCain and sitting in on a Congressional hearing that my boss testified at. This week I had a memorable experience meeting the Senator of California, Senator Diane Feinstein.
May 27, 2009
Boys 3-4 Grade Gold Division Lincoln 5, Harbor View 0 COSTA MESA — Sam Neiger and Tanner Cislaw scored two goals each to help lead Lincoln to the pool-play win Wednesday at the Costa Mesa Farm Complex. Brennan Greenwald added a goal and an assist for Lincoln, which grabed its first win and improved to 1-1. Myles Glenn had an assist, as did Sohil Wadood and Justin Lloyd. Lloyd also provided strong defense in the midfield, helping Lincoln record the shutout and bounce back from its loss to defending champion Carden Hall on Tuesday.
September 5, 2012
Ashley Erin Greywoode     February 7, 1978 - August 29, 2012 Maiden name: Foss Born in Newport Beach, California, Ashley was the first child of Tom and Stancie Foss, making her a third-generation Californian.  She, along with her brother Taylor and sister Carrie spent nearly all of her childhood in Orange County.  Ashley graduated from Newport Harbor High School and then attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she obtained her Bachelor of...
May 16, 2007
                                      D evoted Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend, on May 6 th in Carmichael, California passed away three days after her 73 rd birthday from complications due to a stroke. She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and moved to Newport Beach, California as a young child. She fell in love with the sun, sand, and ocean.
By By Elia Powers | December 4, 2005
"The Costa Mesa Plateau" There's a new way of life in the city of sunshine, the city of charm and allure. There's a more pleasant life near the calm blue Pacific, the horizon's a crown of azure. Where the flowers and youth bloom in beauty, to create this enchanted tableau. There's a haven of comfort and gladness on the Costa Mesa Plateau, on the Costa Mesa Plateau. There's a Costa Mesa Plateau. "Costa Mesa, California" Where's the best town in the land?
December 3, 2007
UCI Chancellor Michael Drake will announce a multi-million dollar boost to the school?s California Teach Science and Math initiative today, school officials said. The award comes from the science and math initiative?s national body. The California Teach Science and Math Initiative helps prepare future math and science teachers and supports programs that have proven effective in math and science education in the country. The program, still in its infancy, aims to address the massive shortage of qualified math and science teachers in California.
By Bradley Zint | April 29, 2014
Ants not native to California have moved into Costa Mesa, but the danger they pose is not to the residents. A colony of Pheidole megacephala - a reddish-brown, "bigheaded ant" species native to Africa but found in Florida and Hawaii - was recently documented at some Mesa Verde homes. Now state and local officials must determine how widespread the exotic ant population is and what to do about it. While this species of ant poses no significant threat to humans - it doesn't sting or cause painful bites - Pheidole megacephala could displace native ant populations and pose problems for other insects and agriculture, said Richard Tiffer, a plant pathologist with the Orange County agricultural commissioner's office.
April 2, 2014
With the number of measles cases increasing rapidly in Orange County, Newport-Mesa Unified schools are sending out letters to families that are at risk of contracting the disease, officials said. The letter encourages families of students who have not been immunized, or who are under-immunized, to get two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine. So far, there have been 21 confirmed cases of measles in Orange County this year, the most of any county in the state, with five of the victims being children, according to the Orange County Department of Public Health.
March 26, 2014
California Elementary School was evacuated Wednesday morning after smoke coming from the electrical room in the main office set off fire alarms, officials said. Four classes were already on the field participating in the school's Jog-a-Thon when the alarm sounded at 8:50 a.m. The rest of the school was quickly evacuated, said Principal Matt Broesamle. District employees responded to the Costa Mesa school and are attempting to determine the cause of the smoke, which originated from the electrical room next to the nurse's office, Broesamle said.
By Emily Foxhall | February 5, 2014
Those who selected Blue Shield of California PPO plans through Covered California will soon be covered for treatment at Hoag Hospital. Hoag will start accepting Blue Shield's individual and family plan options March 1. The plans can be purchased directly or through the Covered California exchange. Hoag's inclusion allows for greater access for patients with coverage purchased through Covered California, which stemmed from the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as Obamacare.
December 10, 2013
By winning the CIF Southern Section Southern Division championship, Corona del Mar High's football team earned a berth into the CIF State Southern California Regional Division III Bowl Game. The Sea Kings (14-0), who won its unprecedented third straight Southern Division title Friday at Orange Coast College, returns to OCC Saturday to face Ojai Nordhoff (13-1), starting at 7:30 p.m. CdM has won a school-record 24 games and punched its ticket to the state bowl game by pulling away from previously unbeaten Garden Grove (13-1)
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | December 6, 2013
Everything seemed to be going as planned for the Corona del Mar High football team Friday night. The Sea Kings had been on this stage before, as they made their third straight trip to the CIF Southern Section Southern Division finals. For the second consecutive year and against the same opponent, CdM jumped out to a fast start against Garden Grove. Then the penalties began to pile up, seven for 80 yards. The biggest one came with less than 8 minutes left in the first half, as the usually respectful CdM sideline erupted and for the wrong reason.
This post has been updated, as noted below. | December 2, 2013
If you sign up for one of the public exchanges under Covered California, you will be given an array of choices for insurance. What you may not realize is that your favorite hospital and your current physicians or specialists are not part of that plan. I recently heard from a good friend who has been on the Blue Cross Prudent Buyer plan, which he purchased as an individual for many years. He was recently sent a notice that his insurance would be dropped at the end of the year because it did not meet the Obamacare mandates for coverage.
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | November 30, 2013
Students in the first few rows held sticks with huge cutouts of the heads of the Sage Hill School girls' volleyball players. As if Sage Hill's opponent on Saturday had not seen enough of the Lightning. For the second time in eight days, Crean Lutheran faced the Lightning, in the stands and on the court. The second meeting turned out much like last week's in the CIF Southern Section Division 3A finale. Sage Hill finished the Saints in three sets, 25-17, 25-19, 25-22, in the second round of the CIF State Southern California Regional Division III playoffs in front of a raucous home crowd.
By Emily Foxhall | November 29, 2013
How does a city decide what to put at the end of its pier? In Newport Beach, where the City Council is trying to figure out what to do with a vacant structure at the end of the Newport Pier, it surveyed the uses of 42 similar structures statewide. Then council members decided they wanted something different from the rest. As summarized in a 122-page retail study prepared by GRC Associates, options abound: Pier 28 in San Francisco County is used as part of the America's Cup. The Santa Barbara Stearns Wharf has an aquarium and places to shop and dine.
By Jill Cowan | November 23, 2013
As healthcare providers throughout the country scramble to keep up with Affordable Care Act's ongoing rollout, officials at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach said its doctors will be accessible through the state's insurance exchange. But while Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Mitzner said the situation "continues to be rather fluid," Hoag is so far participating in one insurance plan available through Covered California. "As we move through 2014, we will partner with [Covered California]
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