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January 10, 2011
COSTA MESA — The state appellate court has agreed to extend the Orange County Fairgrounds hearing to give Gov. Jerry Brown time to review the case, according to court records. The hearing date has not been set yet, but it's no longer taking place Feb. 8. The Department of General Services, which is in charge of selling the fairgrounds, asked the court and the parties involved in the lawsuit opposing the sale of the property to give the new governor 30 days to review the case and determine how he wishes to proceed.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | August 17, 2011
Art Hernandez is ready to hold court. It's something he's become accustomed to. The former UC Irvine standout has several national senior tennis titles to his credit — seven to be exact — and will attempt to add another this weekend by defending a championship he won last year in his own backyard: a doubles title at the Huntington Beach Open. Pacific Sands Cabana Club in Huntington Beach is hosting the annual event, which is holding its 50th anniversary tournament that began Friday at various tennis venues in the city.
NEWS
By Bob Dunbar | June 24, 2008
The sign on the gate of the 12 tennis courts at OCC reads, “The OCC Tennis Facility is reserved for scheduled physical education classes, team events and approved rentals. The court is therefore subject to closure during these times.” I take that to mean that if it isn’t one of those times, the courts will be open for use by the public. Often they are, but often they’re not. Last week I ran into a coach while hitting a tennis ball against the wall on one of the three remaining handball courts.
NEWS
August 9, 2008
State Sen. Tom Harman agrees with a state appellate court’s decision to allow children to be home schooled by parents who may not have a teaching credential, he said in a news release Friday. The court’s decision is a reversal from its stance earlier this year, when the California’s 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals effectively prohibited parents statewide from home schooling their children, affecting an estimated 166,000 children, if they did not have a teaching credential.
NEWS
May 25, 2004
RICK DEVEREUX There is a reality TV show where contestants see the best plastic surgeons, cosmetic dentists and therapists in hopes of turning an ugly duckling into a swan. While never an ugly duckling, the Mesa Verde Tennis Club might win if it was a contestant considering all of the changes taking place and being planned. To begin with, all 10 tennis courts were resurfaced with Plexipave, the same surface used at Flushing Meadows in New York. The process started May 3 and people were swinging racquets on the new courts May 14. Randy Meyers, director of tennis, said using the same surface as the one used at the U.S. Open was no coincidence.
SPORTS
July 13, 2011
Costa Mesa resident Reese Stalder won a boys' 14 doubles title Tuesday at a USTA national tournament at Woodbridge Tennis Club in Irvine. Stalder won with his partner, Rafael Lenhard of Carlsbad. The No. 2 seeds defeated No. 7-seeded Max Pham of Newport Coast and Ryan Cheng of San Marino, 8-6, in the championship match. Stalder is ranked No. 3 in Southern California in boys' 14 doubles. He will be a freshman at Newport Harbor High in the fall. His older sister Samantha, who will be a junior at Harbor, is in the semifinals of the Chapman tournament this weekend.
NEWS
January 27, 2010
On Jan. 21, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 to overturn limits that had been in place for a century on how much money corporations could spend on influencing voters in federal elections. The court’s conservative bloc ruled that corporations have the same right to free speech as do individuals, so the government cannot place limits on how much corporations spend on helping out their preferred candidates. Democrats and the Obama administration criticized the court’s decision, saying it was a victory for big-money special interest groups that allows such interests to spend freely in federal campaigns and "drown out the voices of everyday Americans."
NEWS
January 11, 2002
June Casagrande NEWPORT BEACH -- Many remember her from the days when there was little more than four tennis courts and a card table. She remembers when there was nothing there at all. After 36 years as one of Newport Beach Tennis Club's most central characters, Carole Johnson, is retiring. Amid hundreds of members and well-wishers, the club co-founder and longtime employee said her goodbyes this week over salad and iced tea. "We'll really miss you," Cathie Hall told Johnson at the well-attended, casual goodbye luncheon Thursday.
NEWS
September 29, 2004
The Mesa Verde Tennis Club is starting to catch up with the Mesa Verde Country Club in terms of redesign and renovation. Last March the golf clubhouse received an $8.1 million renovation. This May the tennis courts were resurfaced with Plexipave, the same surface used at Flushing Meadows, N.Y., for the U.S. Open. But between the beautiful courts and the pristine clubhouse lies the tennis clubhouse. "It was a temporary building when it was built 40 years ago," said Rolf Jaeger, chairman of the tennis committee.
FEATURES
February 26, 2009
Retired tennis great Andre Agassi is coming to Newport Beach this summer as part of the World TeamTennis tour, league officials announced Thursday. The league pits former and current tennis champions from John McEnroe to Serena Williams against each other in coed matches played on multicolored courts. Agassi retired from the professional tennis circuit a few years ago as one of the oldest premier tennis players on tour, having earned eight grand slam titles. He played World TeamTennis before from 2002 to 2004.
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SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | April 11, 2014
In the desert, in triple-digit heat, and on asphalt, Nic Sargeant has the urge to play basketball. He misses the sport that much. Sargeant is spending spring break in La Quinta, where he and a half dozen of his closest friends rented out a house with a pool. A volleyball net is set up in the back, but if it were up to Sargeant, there would also be a portable basketball goal. Sargeant last suited up for the Newport Harbor High boys' basketball team on Feb. 21. Almost two months have passed since the Sailors' season ended in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 2AA playoffs.
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NEWS
By Bradley Zint | March 27, 2014
To save some trees near her home, a longtime Costa Mesa resident is taking the city to court. Earlier this month, Kimberly DeBroux, 59, filed paperwork in Orange County Superior Court that has effectively halted, for the time being, the removal of seven trees in the public right-of-way by her Yukon Avenue home. DeBroux, a 37-year Costa Mesa resident, contends that the court should overrule the Parks and Recreation Commission's decisions in January and February to remove the Canary Island pine trees.
NEWS
By Emily Foxhall | March 26, 2014
Newport Beach plans to petition the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision that determined its group home ordinance is discriminatory. City Council members voted unanimously during a closed session meeting Tuesday to pursue the petition, City Atty. Aaron Harp said Wednesday. At stake is an ongoing argument over whether group homes in Newport Beach can challenge the municipal ordinance limiting homes for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts at trial. Many of the homes were forced out of the city by a 2008 law placing strict limits on them.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | March 20, 2014
A backlog of applications for concealed weapons permits in Orange County has grown to almost 3,000, officials said Thursday, as the Orange County Sheriff's Department scrambles to speed up the process. The department is working out the logistics of a major staffing increase to help handle the flood, spokesman Lt. Jeff Hallock said. The increase started in the wake of a decision to roll back restrictions in response to a pro-gun ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | March 7, 2014
A panel of Orange County Superior Court judges recently upheld the convictions of a group of Muslim students found guilty of illegally interrupting an ambassador's speech at UC Irvine. An attorney representing some of the so-called "Irvine 11," however, said Friday that she plans to appeal the Feb. 26 decision by judges Craig Griffin, Deborah C. Servino and Glenn R. Salter. "We are confident that a higher court will overturn the convictions and protect this important right for every individual," Jacqueline Goodman said in a prepared statement.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | February 25, 2014
The Orange County Sheriff's Department may hire temporary staff to help process a flood of concealed-weapons permit applications in the wake of a loosening of the county's gun restrictions . Sheriff Sandra Hutchens announced the policy change last week in response to a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that California counties may no longer require residents who want to carry concealed firearms to demonstrate a specific, individualized need...
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | February 18, 2014
The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday night agreed to repeal an ordinance that banned registered sex offenders from city parks without law enforcement permission. The council's unanimous vote comes after state appellate court rulings against similar ordinances adopted by the Irvine City Council and Orange County Board of Supervisors . Costa Mesa is facing its own lawsuit, John Doe vs. City of Costa Mesa, filed in 2012. The Orange County district attorney's office has supported a ban and may be appealing the court decisions to the state Supreme Court, according to city staff.
NEWS
By Emily Foxhall | February 12, 2014
The Newport Beach City Council has opened a second front in the legal fight over the Newport Banning Ranch development. Council members agreed in closed session Tuesday to appeal an Orange County Superior Court order related to their earlier decision to greenlight development on a swath of old oil fields in West Newport. Ed Selich, Keith Curry, Nancy Gardner and Mike Henn voted in favor of challenging the ruling, City Attorney Aaron Harp said after the closed session. Mayor Rush Hill and council members Leslie Daigle and Tony Petros were absent.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | January 31, 2014
An Orange County Superior Court judge Friday refused to issue an injunction that would have barred Newport Beach from moving ahead with plans to reduce the number of fire rings on its beaches. The move came as a battle over beach bonfires continues to play out between various regulatory agencies and in the state Legislature, with some groups calling for the wood-burning pits' removal because of smoke-related health concerns and others fighting hard to protect what they consider a low-cost Southern California tradition.
SPORTS
January 30, 2014
Newport Harbor senior guard Nic Sargeant swished the game-winning three-pointer from half-court at the buzzer, lifting the Sailors over Marina, 56-55, in Wednesday's Sunset League boys' basketball game at home. Sargeant made the shot after an inbound play with four seconds left. He finished with 20 points for the Sailors (12-10, 3-2 in league), who are in third place in league after the first round. Caleb O'Neil added 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Sailors play at Huntington Beach on Friday.
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