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February 17, 2011
Cal State Fullerton next month will host an interactive conference for high school students interested in leadership positions and volunteer work. The campus will host Take the Lead, an annual teen conference on March 11 for freshman to seniors at any school around the county. Teachers are also invited to attend with their students for free. The event is sponsored by OneOC, an organization that connects volunteers with nonprofits, and the Festival of Children Foundation, a Costa Mesa-based nonprofit that assists local charities that serve children.
By Lisa McLaughlin | February 26, 2011
It is heartwarming how our 6-year-old thinks she will live with us forever. And while it is moving to hear her devotion to daddy and how she wants to marry him someday, I know the time will come when her pure adoration of us will turn into something that resembles complete and utter animosity. I hope it is a fleeting hour or short phase, if we are lucky, but more than likely, she will want to fly far from the coop. When the time comes for college, I imagine she won't want to live at home with her doting parents (as she is an only child)
By Tanya Lyon | October 10, 2006
While most high school students settle in and delve into their back-to-school routines, senior Torie Immel is thinking about colleges and which one she will attend next fall. But, unlike other students, Immel, a Newport Beach resident, is also preparing for a national championship. If Immel's name doesn't sound familiar, that's because she isn't competing in your classic high school sport. Her locker room is a barn and her teammate is a 12-year-old gelding named Ambassador.
By Laura Boss, Director of District Communications | March 8, 2008
Early College High School's Parent Information Night   Where: Early College High School  2990 Mesa Verde Drive East               Costa Mesa, CA 92626   When: Thursday, March 20th, 2008              6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Are you interested in a smaller learning environment with greater academic support? Are you interested in a challenging environment? Are you mature enough to take college level courses? We are now accepting applications from current 9th and 10th grade students for next school year!
By Joseph Serna | December 13, 2007
In the 1940s, Jim Carnett’s parents met on the dusty landscape of the Santa Ana Army Air Base, which later became home to OCC. He grew up near the college, putting the biggest playground a boy could want only a short walk away. Carnett remembered he and his brother sneaking into the gym several times to play basketball, only to get caught and sent home. After graduating high school, OCC welcomed Carnett on campus, then as a student. At 26, Carnett got his first big job and, not surprisingly, it was at OCC. He even met his wife there.
August 21, 2006
The Daily Pilot asked students at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's new site, "What inspired you to apply for Early College High School?" "The opportunity to get an A.A. degree." Jason Costa Mesa Valdez, 14   "It was a new challenge." Pedro Cervantes, 14 Costa Mesa "To get an opportunity to take two years of college and not pay." Gabriel Urbana, 14 Costa Mesa "To have a chance to be the first in my family to complete four years of college."
By ALICIA LOPEZ | November 5, 2007
I had the recent privilege, frightening though it was, of speaking to high school students about going to college. Talking in front of unfamiliar classrooms is just scary. It doesn’t matter who the kids are and I thought it didn’t matter how old they are. It mattered this time. It turns out ninth graders are much harder to please than elementary-age kids or even juniors. These were high school students at Estancia. I was invited by Tricia Edlund to speak to the Puente students there.
September 28, 2007
Daily Pilot columnist Steve Smith apparently fancies himself nanny to us all. I’ve just finished reading and re-reading his most recent attempt at the enlightenment of the populace (“Drake lacks faith in students,” Sept. 25). You can chalk it up to my steady march to geezerdom, but I’m having a tough time finding a point in all his verbiage. I’m guessing the point of his piece was to let UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake off the hook for the way he botched the hiring of Erwin Chemerinsky as dean of the new UC Irvine law school.
By Purnima Mudnal | September 5, 2006
Biology text books and boxes lined walls in a portable while Early College High School science teacher Candace Leuthold unpacked a box containing specimens in glass jars. "It's going to be nice to have my own classroom again," said Leuthold, who was racing to get the classroom ready for Tuesday's classes. After sharing digs with the Back Bay High School campus for the last month, Early College teachers and workers were busy Monday moving into several portables behind Back Bay. "It's my space, so to speak," Leuthold said with a laugh.
June 21, 2007
When Marisa Miranda entered Newport Harbor High School, she had the desire to ace her classes, win scholarships and get accepted to college. She didn't have much beyond that. But it turned out to be enough. Miranda, the only child of a single mother who emigrated from Mexico, grew up without any family members who had gone to college in the United States. She started the ninth grade knowing almost nothing about Advanced Placement tests, SATs or college applications. All that changed when she enrolled in Advancement Via Individual Determination — better known as AVID — a program that helps struggling students acquire the technical skills for college and life.
By Barry Faulkner | May 2, 2014
As the son of former UC Santa Barbara baseball coach Bob Brontsema, UC Irvine freshman John Brontsema lugged bats back to the Gauchos' dugout for most of his childhood. Friday night, however, it was his ability to swing one that helped the Anteaters defeat the Gauchos. The younger Brontsema, who chipped in a stellar defensive play at second base, went two for four with an run-producing triple in UCI's 6-2 win to open a three-game Big West Conference series at Anteater Ballpark. The win was the fifth straight for the 'Eaters (30-14, 12-1 in conference)
May 1, 2014
WOMEN'S WATER POLO UC Irvine 11, Cal State Northridge 4 LONG BEACH — The top-seeded Anteaters earned their fifth Big West Conference tournament title by thumping the Matadors in the final on Sunday at Long Beach State. Hannah Groghan led the winners (24-7) with four goals to capture tournament MVP honors and senior Jessy Cardey scored twice to move atop the school's all-time scoring list with 218 goals. Cardey's total is one more than Robyn Kaake, who completed her career in 2007.
April 24, 2014
SOFTBALL Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament IRVINE — No. 4-seeded Vanguard University defeated No, 5-seeded Hope International, 7-0, in the first game Friday morning, then fell, 3-2, to top-seeded Concordia in the double-elimination format at Concordia. Breanne Gomez went two for four with a home run and three runs batted in against Hope, against which Shelby Kuryllo homered and had two RBIs. Taylor Wilson, Brittney Boggs, Haley Croce and Summer Penner all had two hits for the Lions, for whom Rachel Stalford pitched a complete-game, four-hit shutout to improve to 17-5.
April 21, 2014
Kevin Emerson, who coached at San Bernardino Valley College the past five seasons, has taken over as Orange Coast's football head coach, the school announced Monday. Emerson takes over for Mike Taylor, who was 62-91 over the past 15 seasons. Taylor, who got OCC to three bowl games, will remain on the Pirates staff as the defensive coordinator. Emerson, who was 29-23 in five seasons with the Wolverines, will be officially introduced as coach during a meet-and-greet with the new coach Thursday at OCC's gym. "The past few days have been a little intense, to say the least," Emerson said in a release posted on the school's website.
April 18, 2014
BASEBALL Orange Coast 15, Desert 1 Alec Friedman went three for three with three runs batted in as part of the Pirates' 14-hit attack in a nonconference game Friday at OCC. Cody Bruder (two runs, one RBI), Justin Broussard (two runs, one RBI), Jake Thumm (two runs, one RBI), Tommy Bell (two runs, one RBI), and Cody Maples had two hits each, while Chris Iriart and Greg Espinosa produced two RBIs each for OCC (25-9). Desert is 6-26. — WOMEN'S WATER POLO UC Irvine 13, Loyola Marymount 4 Goalie Jillian Yocum made six saves, including a penalty shot, as the No. 6-ranked Anteaters closed out the regular season at home on Friday.
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