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By Matt Szabo | March 25, 2014
Winning was something that the Corona del Mar High softball team got to experience just once in Carly Smith's first year at the helm. The Sea Kings came out on the wrong side of the score every time but once last year. They finished 1-21, only winning a nonleague game against Costa Mesa. CdM showed Tuesday that it could again beat the Mustangs, taking a 7-1 decision at Bonita Creek Park. But this time, it's more than just a footnote. It's a continuation of the momentum the Sea Kings have been building in the early part of the season.
By Anthony Clark Carpio | March 21, 2014
Retired Costa Mesa City Manager Allan Roeder briefed the Huntington Beach City Council this week on efforts to address homelessness countywide. Roeder is a member of the Orange County Commission to End Homelessness, which is working with city and county governments, police agencies, faith groups, nonprofits and the private sector to address chronic homelessness. "We find in Orange County that cities that we've met ... [have] a very specific approach and different need within in their community," Roeder said.
By Bradley Zint | March 20, 2014
For Lt. Kent Smirl, keeping coyotes at bay in Costa Mesa comes down to three simple things: food, water and shelter. If a coyote sees those in your neighborhood, he'll be inclined to stick around. "You have to start thinking like a coyote," Smirl said. "You have to think why he's there. " The California Department of Fish and Wildlife officer was the guest speaker Wednesday evening at a coyote-awareness workshop at Costa Mesa City Hall hosted by the Police Department. About 40 people attended to hear how to make urban areas unappealing to the wild animals.
March 19, 2014
Costa Mesa police arrested two people Tuesday morning after finding them asleep in a stolen vehicle, authorities said. Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person asleep in a silver Saturn parked along Paularino Avenue east of Madison Avenue just after 8 a.m., according to a news release. A 17-year-old from Costa Mesa was asleep in the driver's seat when officers arrived. Police are not identifying him because he is a minor. Luis Morales-Mireles, 23, also of Costa Mesa, was asleep in the passenger seat.
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | March 19, 2014
A couple of times on Wednesday morning, Estancia High Coach Nate Goellrich checked on Tyler Ross. He texted Ross to calm him down before his second career start on the mound. Ross admitted to Goellrich after he made his debut last week that he wanted to throw up. That's how nervous Ross felt. Before Ross went back out there to pitch again, to face rival Costa Mesa at home, Goellrich assured the freshman. "There's nobody better for us in this game. We have a chance to win the series today," Goellrich said of the texts he sent Ross.
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | March 18, 2014
The Battle for the Bell baseball opener went eight innings, and the usual team won yet again. It wasn't the usual dominating effort turned in by Estancia High. Costa Mesa appears to have closed the gap in the rivalry. Extra innings decided the outcome at Costa Mesa on Tuesday. A two-out error and a two-out single proved to be the difference in the Eagles taking the opener in this week's three-game Orange Coast League series against the Mustangs, 6-5. "It's huge for us," Estancia Coach Nate Goellrich said of opening league with a victory.
By Hannah Fry | March 18, 2014
The city is looking into taking over certain operational aspects of the Costa Mesa Senior Center in an attempt to keep the organization's doors open. The center's budget problems came to light after Costa Mesa published an audit in January predicting that the nonprofit organization's general fund would run dry by June. After the report surfaced, four of the nine senior center board members met with city staff to discuss the audit and ways to improve the facility's finances. The city offered to shore up the dwindling budget by taking over staffing, payroll costs and rent, senior center board President Judy Lindsay announced during the board's meeting Tuesday morning.
By Mary Ellen Goddard | March 17, 2014
Four finalists in the Costa Mesa Library Foundation's Costa Mesa's Favorite Teacher contest will be announced in mid-April. They will be honored and the winner announced at a fundraising event on May 17 at the Avenue of the Arts Wyndham Hotel. The foundation thanks media sponsor OC Register Family Magazine, Mesa Water District, The Lab, The Camp, Weichman Realtors, Pacific Symphony, Jess Black Art, Happy Photos and Blackmarket Bakery for their generous support. To become sponsors or to donate to the auction, email . * At the Costa Mesa Technology Library Video Storytime in English and Spanish will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesdays for children ages 4 to 8. Participants will be provided with headphones to listen to the videobooks, and prizes will be awarded.
By Colin McCarthy | March 15, 2014
There's been a lot in the news lately about how morale problems at the Costa Mesa Police Department are causing officers to leave thus the city is becoming unsafe. However, the statistics tell a different story. Just this week the FBI released its preliminary crime statistics for major cities from January to June 2013. Not surprisingly, Costa Mesa's crime rate is as at an historic low. Violent crime is down 13% from the first half of 2012, assaults are down 46%. The category my family and I always focus on, burglaries, is down 30%. Some say that crime is down across the board and we should not be surprised to see these figures.
March 14, 2014
The second annual Costa Mesa mayor's dinner will take place May 8 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The event, dubbed "Celebrating the Art of Leadership," will be held in the center's Samueli Theatre beginning at 5:30 p.m. This year's honorees are Costa Mesa's first female mayor, Norma Hertzog, and the co-founders of South Coast Repertory, David Emmes and Martin Benson. The founders of South Coast Collection, Scott Burnham and Bryon Ward, are slated to receive the Art of Leadership Award.
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