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April 15, 2010
The O.C. Spearos, a spearfishing and free diving club, will clean the ocean floor in and around Crystal Cove State Park and pick up trash on the beach Saturday morning. Using only the breath in their lungs, O.C. Spearos members will dive to depths of up to 80 feet to retrieve underwater trash and debris. The entry fee to visit the state park will be waived for beach and underwater clean-up volunteers during the event, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The beach cleanup is open to the public, and volunteers may stay and enjoy the park after the event, organizers said.
NEWS
August 31, 2009
A Costa Mesa man died after an attempted cliff dive went wrong Saturday in Arizona. John Kissel, 43, was cliff diving in a cove called Copper Canyon when he missed the water after jumping from a 200-foot point, said Jodi Miller, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff. “According to bystanders, he was attempting to jump off one of the points,” Miller said. Emergency responders were called to the scene, where they pronounced Kissel dead at 4:37 p.m, Miller said.
NEWS
May 4, 2002
PASADENA - Orange Coast College's Jennifer Nelson posted a third-place finish in the women's 50-yard butterfly in 26.68 to highlight the OCC men's and women's swimming and diving teams Friday in the second of the three-day California Community College Swimming and Diving Championships at Pasadena City College. The OCC women's 200 medley relay opened the second round with a fourth-place finish (1:54.10) with Elizabeth Klein, Stephanie Wood, Nelson and Ashley Lowden.
NEWS
July 5, 2005
Natalie Venegas The transition former gymnast Christine Petrilli made from the floor mats to the diving board elevated her beyond most beginners. Petrilli, who has only been diving since November, has taken her gymnastic ability and put it to use in diving by competing on the five-, seven- and 10-meter platform, using dives most athletes wait at least a year before attempting. This summer, she looks forward to a pair of national meets. The Newport Beach resident was a gymnast competing at level 10, which is one step just below the elite level.
NEWS
December 15, 2001
The UC Irvine men's swimming and diving team defeated Cal Baptist, 157.5-74.5, while the women's squad also beat the Lancers, 178-62, in dual meets Friday at the Anteater Aquatics Complex. In the men's competition, UCI senior Chris Boyer placed first in the 100-yard freestyle in 48.79 and took second in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:45.08. Brian Kim won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:14.17 for the Anteaters and was a runner-up in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:02.
FEATURES
By ROBERT GARDNER | June 2, 2006
I took up skin-diving at just the right time. A few years earlier and face masks had not been invented. A few years later, and the kelp was gone. It seems like just a few years ago that a vast kelp patch stretched from Corona del Mar to the end of the cape. To someone who has never experienced it, it is difficult to explain the feeling one had when diving in kelp in the early days. You felt all alone in the world, as if you were the first man to have ever been in that spot.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | May 17, 2008
Twists and turns, Adam Seagondollar has surely experienced those. That?s expected from a diver. But away from the board and the water, the Corona del Mar High senior went through a different type of spinning and contorting. Away from the pool, there was even a flip. In the summer of 2006, Seagondollar tried to train for two sports, diving and water polo. For two seasons, he competed for the CdM boys? water polo team. He was ready for another. But, because of the busy schedule, his grades started to suffer.
NEWS
By JAMES P. GRAY | February 14, 2009
If you want to visit a truly different, fascinating, varied and colorful world, try scuba diving. Yes, it can be dangerous, so you should not venture below the surface with a tank of air unless you get certified. But once this is done, you will be entering a wonderful if not magical new world. Scuba stands for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus, and consists of a tank of compressed air, which is strapped to your back, air hoses and a regulator for breathing. The original “aqua lung” scuba gear was co-discovered by Jacques Cousteau in 1943, and he went on to study all forms of life in the water and to become a pioneer in marine conservation and photography.
NEWS
By Barry Faulkner | April 18, 2009
RIVERSIDE — The topography of the outfield at UC Riverside’s baseball field at the Riverside Sports Complex is not conducive to defensive gems. But in addition to the sloping, slanted dips down both lines about midway between the infield and the foul poles, the expanse of grass patrolled by UC Irvine outfielders became Death Valley to a string of would-be hits by the Highlanders. UCI outfielders, who have provided several adventurous moments this season, even botching a handful of routine plays, combined to make three diving catches, one each in left field, center and right.
NEWS
January 31, 2009
IRVINE — Senior Randall Tom and junior Melanie Grosvenor were each named Big West Conference Athlete of the Week in swimming and diving Wednesday. Tom won both the 200-yard butterfly (1:49.69) and 100 fly (48.24) events. He also swam the 200 medley relay leadoff leg (23.07) and the 200 freestyle relay anchor leg (19.91) on winning teams. This is Tom’s second Big West honor this season and his seventh career honor. Grosvenor won both the three-meter diving (287.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | December 19, 2013
When a guest demanded a room at Newport Beach's Island Hotel during the afternoon of Oct. 20, employee Andrew Shoashekan thought she was acting odd. On Thursday, almost exactly two months later, Newport Beach police honored Shoashekan for what he did in the next few minutes that day. Shoashekan showed the guest, a woman about 65 or 70 years old, to a room on the eighth floor. The guest immediately went to the balcony and said she wanted something higher. "She was heavily intoxicated," said Shoashekan, a Costa Mesa resident who attended Corona del Mar High School.
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NEWS
By Britney Barnes | September 12, 2012
The Little Knight, a longtime watering hole, has closed its doors at 436 E. 17th St. in Costa Mesa. But it's not the end for the popular dive bar, which plans to reopen at The Triangle under another name, the Black Knight, according to the tavern's Facebook page. The Triangle's owners, Greenlaw Partners, didn't return calls seeking comment. The phone at the old tavern had been disconnected. The Eastside bar was known for its cheap drinks, pool tables, jukebox and $1 fish tacos.
ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | August 29, 2012
The white cliffs of the Dover Shores Back Bay area provide a spectacular backdrop of the best of the natural Newport Harbor. Saturday evening, on the close of a perfect summer day, some 200 residents gathered at the Newport Aquatic Center amid late afternoon kayakers, swimmers and water sports enthusiasts to celebrate Summer Soiree 2012, a fundraiser for the center. They came in tank tops and flip flops, summer frocks and hula-themed sportswear to share some significant local pride welcoming the return of water polo Coach Robert Lynn from the London Olympics.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher | June 23, 2012
An ambitious ocean exploration project sponsored by Sir Richard Branson appears to be floundering in the waters of Newport Beach. The Five Dives Expedition previewed at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club last spring, with international news reporters flocking to see Branson atop a high-tech submarine. But more than a year after the splashy announcement, the sub has still not performed a manned practice dive, and local organizer Chris Welsh has pleaded with city officials to give him $320 free monthly rent on a mooring for the 125-foot mothership catamaran, the Cheyenne.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Evelyn Rogers | June 21, 2012
Summer is here and the Newport Beach Public Library is ready to begin its annual Summer Reading Program. As always, there will be special reading programs designed just for children, teens and adults. A change for this year is that each age group will have the same theme of "Dream Big: Read!" The Summer Reading Program begins on June 23 and runs until Aug. 10. Saturday's opening day festivities will include activities and prizes for registration participants at all NBPL locations from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Throughout these seven weeks children, teens and adults who sign up can read books to earn prizes and enter prize drawings.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | May 10, 2012
RIVERSIDE - Sage Hill School junior Harry Lubowe said he didn't expect to win the CIF Southern Section Division 3 diving title Thursday night at Riverside City College. "I was expecting to get second and go home happy," said Lubowe, who came into CIF finals in second place behind defending champion Nykola Bodnar of St. Anthony. Lubowe exceeded his own expectations. He is now a CIF champion. Lubowe won the Division 3 diving title, surpassing Bodnar in the three-dive finals.
FEATURES
April 15, 2010
The O.C. Spearos, a spearfishing and free diving club, will clean the ocean floor in and around Crystal Cove State Park and pick up trash on the beach Saturday morning. Using only the breath in their lungs, O.C. Spearos members will dive to depths of up to 80 feet to retrieve underwater trash and debris. The entry fee to visit the state park will be waived for beach and underwater clean-up volunteers during the event, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The beach cleanup is open to the public, and volunteers may stay and enjoy the park after the event, organizers said.
NEWS
August 31, 2009
A Costa Mesa man died after an attempted cliff dive went wrong Saturday in Arizona. John Kissel, 43, was cliff diving in a cove called Copper Canyon when he missed the water after jumping from a 200-foot point, said Jodi Miller, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff. “According to bystanders, he was attempting to jump off one of the points,” Miller said. Emergency responders were called to the scene, where they pronounced Kissel dead at 4:37 p.m, Miller said.
NEWS
July 29, 2009
UC Irvine Intercollegiate Athletics, faced with cost-cutting measures due to the state economic crisis, is discontinuing several of its sports programs, effective Saturday. The five affected sports are men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s rowing, and sailing. These moves reduce the number of intercollegiate sports sponsored at UCI to 18 (nine men’s and nine women’s), which ranks in the upper half of the Big West Conference.
SPORTS
May 12, 2009
WALNUT — Newport Harbor High sophomore Clay Pinckney won the CIF Southern Section Division I individual title in boys’ diving at Mt. San Antonio College Tuesday. Coach Jason Lynch said Pinckney’s accomplishment might be a first for a Sailor diver. Lynch said Pinckney, the Sunset League Diver of the Year, scored a 496, 12 points better than the nearest competitor. The CIF Southern Section Division I preliminaries in other swimming events begins today at Mt. SAC at noon.
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