July 7, 2002
Young Chang Jordan Taormina and nine classmates enjoyed the sweet sites of success last month when the select group traveled to parts of Florida as a reward for getting good grades and showing good sportsmanship. Kline School, a private school in Costa Mesa, offers this incentive every year. The long-distance trips are paid for mostly by the families, and two teachers chaperon during the vacation. Last year's excursion was to Mount Rushmore. This year's centered around the Florida Keys, the island chain at the tip of the sunshine state.
August 13, 2009
Nora Ephron has been the writer or director on a number of very popular movies. Her films are known for taking a clever but genteel look at the problems of modern adult life. “When Harry Met Sally . . . ” and “Sleepless in Seattle” might be her biggest hits. But she brings all her skills to bear in the delightful telling of the true stories of “Julie & Julia.” Meryl Streep’s portrayal of the eccentric Julia Child is spectacular in every way. She channels the persona of the famous French chef with every nuance and mannerism intact.
December 11, 2004
Jeff Benson Scientists on Friday examined and buried the second of two bottlenose dolphins that inhabited Newport Harbor since July. However, they have not been able to pinpoint the cause of death of the dolphin, which washed up on Lido Island last week. Scientists and students at Orange Coast College who examined the remains of the male dolphin -- the younger of the two that fed in the harbor -- didn't find any signs of trauma or impairment, OCC marine science professor Dennis Kelly said.
June 9, 2011
The Mariners Christian School Dolphins continued their volleyball dominance chalking up Christian Athletic League of Orange County championships for the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade boys. The sixth-grade team was led by the outstanding play of Landon Monroe, Nate Ferdi, Scott Schweitzer, Spencer Lawrence and Jack Garell. The boys lost Game 1 to a strong Crystal Cathedral Academy team that had several eighth-graders on the team. But the MCS Dolphins were resilient and came back to win the second game and the decisive third game to claim the first sixth-grade championship in many years at MCS. Other key plays were made by Luke Seidman, Seifu Pierce, Leyton Bond, Brock Malliet, Colin Pipkin, Mark Schaefer, Scott Benson, Robbie Gehring, Trenton Rhodes and Ryan Toffoli.
March 1, 2014
Driving down Coast Highway in Newport Beach, travelers know they have reached Corona del Mar when they pass by a pod of topiary dolphins - or are they manatees? The iconic plant sculptures have grown past the point of remedy, their sleek shapes no longer as clear as they once were, explained Corona del Mar Business Improvement District Chairman Bernie Svalstad. Leaf-trimming couldn't save the creatures; no specialty pruner could be found. So the city has stepped up to replace them.
June 8, 2011
The South Coast Swim Conference kicked off its season Saturday, and it was a bit more important to most Corona del Mar-Newport Beach swimmers than most opening days, as it featured the defending champion Newport Hills Killer Whales against their neighborhood rival Harbor View Dolphins in the always friendly but hotly contested Battle of the Greenbelt. Elementary and high school friends, water polo and swimming club or high school teammates and greenbelt neighbors all put other activities on hold, so they could swim their hardest to claim local bragging rights.
August 12, 2004
Marisa O'Neil Newport Beach's newest celebrity residents have silky-smooth skin, a weakness for smelt and have attracted plenty of attention -- possibly some unwanted attention. Two bottlenose dolphins have been milling about in the Back Bay near the Pacific Coast Highway bridge for nearly three weeks, something marine mammal expert Dennis Kelly said he's never seen. But since word got out about the dolphins, people have been rushing to the spot, hoping for a close encounter.
June 20, 2000
NEWPORT BEACH - The Harbor View swim team had a solid team effort to defeat Lake Forest, 903-412, in Saturday's South Coast Swim Conference action. Harbor View's girls team won, 478-190, while on the boys side, the Dolphins won, 425-222. Leading the Dolphins was Vivian Liao, the meet's only triple winner. She was victorious in the 50-yard freestyle (26.75), 50 butterfly (30.69) and 50 backstroke (32.19) in the girls ages 13-14 division.In girls ages 7-8 division, Kelli Feeley won both the 50 freestyle (36.44)
June 1, 2009
For a video, click here. For a photo gallery, click here. COSTA MESA — These two girls’ soccer teams met at a younger age, a different time two years ago. Things sure don’t change whenever Andersen and Pegasus compete for a Daily Pilot Cup gold division championship. The two played Sunday afternoon in another hard-fought match. And Andersen outlasted Pegasus again, winning on penalty kicks, 4-1, after the fifth- and sixth-grade gold division title was tied, 2-2, in regulation.
September 28, 2007
So far, it seems Dana Hills High might be the school that best embodies the definition of a “sleeper.” With an 0-4 start to the season, the Dolphins haven’t recorded a win since Nov. 9, 2006, when they beat Capistrano Valley 28-13. Dana Hills finished 3-2 in the South Coast league. But all losses are not created equal. Dana Hills took a 28-7 season-opening dive at the hands of Orange Lutheran, ranked second in the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division this week behind Mater Dei. The Dolphins also lost, 10-0, to El Dorado, ranked first in the CIF Southwest Division.