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August 10, 2006
Costa Mesa City Championships   Championship flight (36-hole gross) Joey Benedetti, 63-70?133; 2. Scott Travers, 71-68?139; 3. (tie) Amit Chopra, 66-74?140, Adam Marshall, 67-73?140, Robert Mink Jr., 69-71?140, Sean Shahi, 71-69?140; 7. (tie) Mike Fox, 68-73?141, Andre Komor, 72-69?142; 9. (tie) Doug Martinez, 70-72?142, Jeff Thomas, 71-71?142; 11. (tie) Andy Horner, 68-75?143, Hollis Kelley, 67-76?143, David Lewinski, 70-73?143, Mitchell McCarthy, 68-75?
NEWS
March 29, 2001
Jennifer Kho COSTA MESA -- An announcement that the bulk mail department at the Adams Avenue post office is closing next month has spurred city businesses to send in a bulk of complaints. Customers of the department, which is more than 30 years old, will be transferred to another post office on Sunflower Avenue in Santa Ana beginning April 15 as part of a U.S. Postal Service attempt to streamline its facilities. "I think this is ridiculous," said Larry Weichman, a broker at the Real Estaters in Costa Mesa.
NEWS
October 20, 2004
These people have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. They have only been arrested on suspicion of a crime and, as with all suspects, are considered innocent until proved guilty. COSTA MESA Monday, Oct. 11 Ryan Richard Smith, 32, Costa Mesa Thursday, Oct. 14 Juan Carlos Penaloza-Mercado, 25, Costa Mesa Charles Andre Powell, 33, Huntington Beach Friday, Oct. 15 Rachel Mary Kutsch, 45, Costa Mesa Joshua Gabriel Gross, 27, Santa Ana Juan Enrique Tomm, 34, Santa Ana Maureen Margaret Rose Longo, 26, Santa Ana Saturday, Oct. 16 Nicolae Florea, 29, Costa Mesa Albert Mark Miller, 44, Long Beach Ryan Phillip Allen, 43, Newport Beach Sunday, Oct. 17 Jesse James Bolding, 33, Costa Mesa Osiris Campos-Constantino, 27, Costa Mesa Adam Glenn Trainor, 21, Riverside NEWPORT BEACH Friday, Oct. 8 Donald Monroe Tarbell, 74, Newport Beach Sunday, Oct. 10 Jeffrey Dean Castillo, 44, San Clemente Gary Wayne Seal, 46, Newport Beach Robert Michael Hanna, 25, Newport Beach Tuesday, Oct. 12 Linda MacDonnell, 61, Huntington Beach Wednesday, Oct. 13 Jensen Buckley Boyd, 19, Newport Beach Rachel Sterling Santley, 18, South Lake Tahoe William Layton Hart, 61, Newport Beach Thursday, Oct. 14 Eduardo Hernandez...
NEWS
December 30, 1999
From a news perspective, the 1990s in Newport-Mesa had it all. Million-dollar embezzlements by officials in a city and a school district. A sexual harassment scandal in the Newport Beach Police Department that took down the chief and his top lieutenant. A hard-fought and highly emotional political campaign over a proposed airport that divided the north and the south. An ongoing environmental story. An international sports star in our backyard. A devastating car crash and its aftermath, including what many called a modern miracle.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jessie Brunner | July 27, 2007
The art at Westside Costa Mesa's World Gallery is intergalactic, but visitors shouldn't expect paintings of orbiting planets or sculptures of little green men. Thomas Burgard opened the gallery in May, hoping to attract more people to the area and to offer locals a place to view and showcase a variety of artwork. "What I mean by intergalactic is it encompasses everything in the universe and is not limited to any sort or style of art," said Burgard, who utilizes oils, acrylics and watercolors to recreate his world adventures on canvas.
SPORTS
September 7, 2011
Costa Mesa (0-1) vs. Santiago (0-0) When/Where: Tonight, 7 at Garden Grove High Key Mustangs: Sr. RB-CB Mario Smith (136 yards rushing, one TD); Sr. QB-S Nathan Alvis (131 yards passing, one TD, one INT); Sr. CB Marcus Hayes (one INT). Key Cavaliers: Soph. QB Richard Sagastume; Sr. RB Andrew Huk; Sr. LB Fausto Tajimaroa. Breakdown: After a competitive effort in last week's 34-13 loss at Buena Park, Costa Mesa looks for its first victory in the nonleague game against Santiago … Santiago, ranked No. 8 in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division, finished 4-6 last year, and in fifth place in the six-team Garden Grove League … Like Costa Mesa, the Cavaliers have a first-year head coach in Brandon Croft … Costa Mesa lost last year's nonleague game to Santiago, 26-21, despite nearly rallying from a 19-point deficit … The Mustangs also lost to Santiago in the first round of the Southern Division playoffs in both 2008 and 2009.
SPORTS
September 17, 2010
High School Football When/where: Tonight, 7 at La Palma Park Key Mustangs: Sr. RB-DE Tyler Sheffner (10 carries, 42 rushing yards, two overall touchdowns); Sr. OT-DT Andrew Albers; Jr. QB Nathan Alvis (19 for 38 passing, 266 yards, two touchdowns); Jr. WR Trace Curet (five receptions, 78 yards). Breakdown: The Mustangs (0-2) rallied to get a chance at victory last week against Santiago after a lopsided loss to Buena Park in the opener … Katella (1-0) is coming off a 55-20 win over Sunny Hills in which it rolled up 427 rushing yards … Costa Mesa has struggled to get its ground game going, but Alvis has proved to be a dangerous weapon and continues to mature in his first season as the starter … Mesa got a big lift against Santiago with the return of Sheffner, who provides punch as a ballcarrier and is also a threat catching passes … A loss would mark the sixth time in the last seven seasons that Costa Mesa began the season 0-3. — Barry Faulkner
NEWS
March 4, 2014
A Costa Mesa man sustained minor injuries when his SUV rolled over Tuesday afternoon. The 48-year-old driver was traveling north along Pomona Avenue at 2:15 p.m. when he lost control of his 2005 Toyota Highlander near the Weelo Drive intersection. The vehicle struck a pole and flipped, said Lt. Greg Scott. The man was extracted from the vehicle and taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, Scott said. The accident is being investigated, he added. - Bradley Zint Twitter: @bradleyzint
NEWS
August 16, 2012
Presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is dropping by Orange County for another fundraiser next month, according to published reports. Romney will be at the Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa on Sept. 17 for the evening event, where tickets range from $1,000 to $50,000, depending on how much access guests want to the White House hopeful and the reception, according to the Orange County Register. It's Romney's fourth stop in Orange County this year and comes two weeks after the Republican National Convention.
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By Mary Ellen Goddard | May 1, 2014
The Costa Mesa Library Foundation is holding a fundraiser for a larger library in the city on May 17 at the Wyndham Hotel in Costa Mesa. If you have misplaced your invitation, or for some reason didn't receive one, you can visit http://www.cmlf.eventbrite.com to purchase tickets. Respond by May 10. Included in this event is the foundation's 2013-14 Favorite Teacher Award. Four finalists will be competing: Cindy Fernald, Denise McKenzie, Rebecca Millam and Misty Smith. A $1,000 gas card will be raffled off and silent and live auctions promise lots of really great items.
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NEWS
By Jill Cowan | May 1, 2014
Costa Mesa's Civic Openness in Negotiations, or COIN, ordinance could soon be tested on a bigger stage, Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach said Tuesday. Near the end of this week's board of supervisors meeting, he told colleagues that he hopes to bring a modified version of the law - which aims to increase transparency in what have become reliably fractious public employee contract negotiations - before the full panel in late May. "We're busy putting it together, working with county counsel," he said by phone Wednesday.
NEWS
May 1, 2014
Costa Mesa officials have hired a U.S. Air Force veteran with more than 20 years of information technology experience. Information Technology Director Steve Ely was first brought to City Hall on an interim basis in November. His position was made permanent this week. He will receive an annual salary of $152,328. Ely replaces Bobby Young, who left Costa Mesa last summer for a private-sector job. Young, who worked at City Hall for 13 years, was the city's finance and information technology director.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | May 1, 2014
While a gusting head wind was about the only challenge faced by Costa Mesa High boys' sprinter Quinton Bell on Thursday, Estancia girls' sprint star Persis Williams-Mensah received a rare Orange Coast League challenge in the boys' and girls' league dual track and field meet between the crosstown rivals at Jim Scott Stadium. Williams-Mensah, a senior three-time league champion in the 100 and 200 meters who has never lost a race in league competition, held off Costa Mesa sophomore Paige LaBare by a step in the 200 on Thursday.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | April 30, 2014
A bill that would require drug and alcohol rehabilitation homes to report residents' deaths passed the California's Assembly Health Committee last week. Assembly Bill 2374, introduced by Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, (R-Costa Mesa), would order the residential treatment centers to call in any resident's death within one working day and follow up with details in a written report to the state Department of Health Care Services. The reports would be required regardless of the cause of death or whether the death occurred at the rehabilitation home.
NEWS
April 29, 2014
It took firefighters about an hour to douse a fire at a Costa Mesa office building that sent flames 20 to 30 feet into the air and a plume of black smoke over the 405 Freeway late Tuesday afternoon. The blaze started in the loading dock of a pharmaceutical company on Sunflower Avenue near where the street ends at the Santa Ana River channel, Costa Mesa Fire Department Battalion Chief Kevin Diamond said. At least 30 firefighters responded from crews across Orange County, including the Orange County Fire Authority and Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach and Newport Beach fire departments.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck and Bradley Zint | April 24, 2014
An Orange County Superior Court judge issued a tentative ruling Thursday but delayed finalizing the order that could bring a Costa Mesa municipal employee union's lawsuit against outsourcing closer to trial. For now, City Hall and the Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. will continue the prolonged court battle about the legality of the City Council's outsourcing proposal and ensuing pink slips that were eventually rescinded. Judge Robert Monarch's ruling would have denied Costa Mesa's request to dismiss or limit the lawsuit on the grounds that the layoffs were no longer on the table.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | April 23, 2014
During an often-tense public hearing Tuesday night, one reminiscent of the contentious 2012 election season that included its own charter debate, the battle lines for and against another proposed charter for Costa Mesa materialized. On one end were supporters of the constitution-like document, contending that it will save taxpayers millions, institute more-reliable home rule than what Sacramento provides and, by and large, keep many good city policies intact. "It's not rocket science," said Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger.
SPORTS
April 21, 2014
SANTA MONICA — USC senior Kirby Burnham, a former Newport Harbor High standout, and freshman Sarah Hughes, a former Mater Dei star and Costa Mesa native, swept through four matches to win the inaugural Pac-12 Invitational pairs bracket championship in sand volleyball on Sunday at the Annenberg Community Beach House. Burnham-Hughes, USC's No. 1 pairs team, won their fourth tournament pairs title of 2014 en route to upping their overall record to 34-3 this season, including winning their last 26 matches.
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