February 28, 2003
TODAY Basketball Community college men -- Southern California Regionals, first round: Orange Coast at Mt. San Antonio, 7 p.m. Wrestling High school -- CIF Masters at Fountain Valley, 2 p.m. Baseball College -- Baylor at UC Irvine, 6 p.m.; Vanguard University vs. Chapman University, at Hart Field, Orange, 3 p.m. Community college -- Saddleback at Orange Coast, 3 p.m. Softball Community college...
March 27, 2009
A major serving of inspiration accompanied a luncheon last week at Big Canyon Country Club. The Fashionable Women of Chapman University held a “Film Makers Luncheon,” welcoming some 100 guests in support of Chapman University and in particular the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. This was, however, not just another ladies luncheon on the social circuit. Amid the well-dressed women were four young men who had been invited as the special guests to come and share their story of a life-changing adventure.
December 11, 2004
B.W. COOK The Fashionable Women of Chapman University gathered in Newport Beach at the Ritz Restaurant for its 18th annual Christmas luncheon. The Saturday afternoon affair attracted a wide cross-section of community support, all steadfast believers in the Chapman University creed of offering students a value-oriented education. Chapman President Jim Doti, who has been credited with turning the university around and putting it on the national map of distinguished centers of higher education, greeted patrons at the Ritz Restaurant alongside his wife Lynne.
September 4, 2004
Bob and Nancy Robison Longtime Costa Mesa residents Bob and Nancy Robison celebrated 50 years of marriage Aug. 14 at home with catered hamburgers and pies and with music provided by Newport Beach resident Jim Roberts. Attendees included sons Todd, Glenn and Eric Robison, and their wives and children. Robert spent 17 years as an administrator with the Los Angeles City Police Department and another 17 years with the L.A. City Fire Department.
November 21, 2013
The remarkable transformation of Chapman University from a small-town college of little reputation to a serious university with a growing national pedigree is testament to the vitality and the commitment of the Orange County citizenry. It is also the leadership of Chapman's president, Jim Doti , that has inspired serious money to support the vision. The list of Chapman champions is long and distinguished, perhaps beginning with the dedication of Chapman alum George Argyros and his wife, Julianne . Their support has rallied nearly every O.C. citizen of means and accomplishment to not only contribute millions of dollars but also to lend expertise, advice and intellectual and emotional support.
June 3, 2005
Elia Powers For his recent short film, "The Lost Art," Scott Peters decided to write and direct without dialogue. Still, Peters' voice -- and unmistakable sarcastic humor -- comes through clearly over the telephone. On hearing the news that his 10-minute film had been selected to play at the Cannes International Film Festival: "I was very excited. I bought a bottle of gin and went straight for the hills." On the small crowds at the three festival screenings last month: "If you were in town for this incredible event, would you go to a student showing?"
August 31, 2013
Dan Krikorian will resign as Costa Mesa High boys' basketball coach to become the top assistant men's basketball coach at Chapman University, Costa Mesa High announced in a press release Saturday. Mike Molina, the CMHS junior varsity coach and a former player, will be the varsity coach on an interim basis. Krikorian, a former Costa Mesa standout, will be the Chapman "Head Assistant Coach," according to the release. His resignation is effective Tuesday. He had left Costa Mesa as an assistant coach last year to be a part of the Chapman staff, but returned to be head coach of the Mustangs after Bryan Rice left to become a full-time teacher at Tustin.
April 13, 2013
It's rare to catch Corona del Mar High senior Molly Rovzar off guard on the girls' lacrosse field. She is a senior midfielder and team captain for the Sea Kings. Despite missing two games this year due to illness, she leads the team in most statistical categories like goals (43), draw controls (24) and ground balls (35). When Rovzar was asked her favorite movie, though, she had to pause. She switched between comedies. First she said, "Step Brothers. " Then a moment later, she changed it to "Bridesmaids," which she correctly remembered was her choice when she was Daily Pilot Athlete of the Week for the first time last year.
April 9, 2009
Veteran development executive Stephen D. Christensen has joined Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abused Children as chief development officer. In his new position, he will direct all of the organization’s multi-million dollar fundraising campaigns throughout Southern California, Nevada and Washington. “Stephen is a savvy and seasoned development executive who is comfortable in any fundraising setting, from the board room to the living room,” said Donald Verleur, Olive Crest CEO. “He’s a great addition to our management team and a wonderful new leader for our fundraising initiatives.
December 23, 2006
The 20th annual Christmas at the Ritz welcomed an overflow crowd of well-dressed and well-meaning supporters of Chapman University to what has become the most fashionable Christmas luncheon on the Orange Coast. And it's all very appropriate, since the luncheon is the holiday hallmark of one of Newport's very visible women's organizations — the Fashionable Women of Chapman. The event was sentimentally chaired by Charlene Prager , widow of the late great Hans Prager, the former owner of the Ritz, Newport Beach who originally welcomed the Fashionables at Christmas two decades ago. The torch has been passed to the new owner, Fred Glusman , who continues the charitable tradition with equal fervor.