April 26, 2006
Four sites in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District received California Distinguished School awards on Tuesday, tying the district's record from six years ago. The campuses ? California, Lincoln, Mariners and Victoria elementary schools ? were nominated by the state in March before undergoing visits from an evaluation team. State Supt. Jack O'Connell announced 377 winners of the award on Tuesday, the highest number of California schools ever honored in a single year. The recipients will be honored on May 26 at a ceremony at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.
March 24, 2005
Michael Miller Newport Harbor High School has received a nomination this year for California Distinguished School recognition, marking the third time the school has received such an honor. On Wednesday, a team comprised of six Orange County district and school officials toured the 2,425-student campus to visit classrooms and interview faculty members. The purpose of the visit was to validate the accuracy of the information that Newport Harbor administrators submitted in their application to the California School Recognition Program.
June 17, 2009
This past week the 2009 Southern California Special Olympics, fronted by Olympian Rafer Johnson Rafer Johnson , showcased the human spirit at its finest. There was cheering and there were tears as the athletes competed in a host of games. Winning wasn’t everything; just being a part of the program was enough. But winning was, in fact, glorious. One father whose son took a first place in a swimming event sobbed uncontrollably unable to speak even one word. The Special Olympian came up to his dad, dripping water, smiling from ear to ear putting his winning wet arms around his father’s waist asking, “What’s wrong, Dad?
November 10, 2009
. CORRECTION: should have read that Scott Fitzpatrick was a Newport-Mesa Unified School District teacher of the year. ?With freedom comes responsibility,? a sign on Early College High School teacher Candace Leuthold?s classroom door reads. Leuthold takes that responsibility to heart. She was named one of five Teachers of the Year for Orange County, along with fellow Newport-Mesa Unified teacher Scott Fitzpatrick. In addition to a ceremony at the Disneyland Hotel, Leuthold was treated to a classroom visit Thursday by state Supt.
November 30, 2002
The 20th anniversary Opera Ball, celebrating the magic and majesty of Opera Pacific, unfolded last week at the Disneyland Hotel's Grand Ballroom. Chaired by Newport's indomitable social force Donna Bunce, the party was, in her words, "Simply breathtaking." "Sometimes it all just works, comes together perfectly," she said. "This was one such evening." Celebrating the 17th season of opera in Costa Mesa, the company anticipates more than $300,000 in proceeds from the ball.
April 27, 2005
Jeffrey A. Goffman of Corona del Mar, founder of OnCure Medical Group, was recently appointed to the American Cancer Society Orange County Regional Board of Directors. OnCure is one of the largest providers of outpatient radiology oncology care in the United States. The Orange Coast College speech and debate team finished fifth at the Phi Rho Pi National Speech and Debate Tournament, held April 10 to 16 in Philadelphia. All 14 members of the school's team brought home at least one medal in the competition.
June 7, 2006
A local nonprofit group is zeroing in on local businesses in hopes of reducing waste to zero. The Costa Mesa-based Earth Resource Foundation is hosting its Zero Waste Conference at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim Thursday, bringing in entrepreneurs who have made it their business to follow the foundation's mantra on sustainability: refuse, reuse, reduce and recycle. That means refusing to use harmful products, reusing raw materials instead of throwing them away, reducing waste through the best practices and recycling when necessary.
April 20, 2005
Michael Miller Newport Harbor High School has been named one of California's 192 distinguished middle and high schools this year, state Supt. of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell announced Tuesday. The 2,425-student campus was the only high school in Newport-Mesa and one of 30 in Orange County to receive the honor, which the state awards based on standardized test scores and yearly progress. Of the nearly 2,300 middle and high schools in California, only 465 met the requirements this year for Distinguished School consideration.