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March 13, 2014
A local Eagle Scout candidate is seeking volunteers to help with his rehabilitation project Sunday in Fairview Park. Christian Redman, 15, is working to rehabilitate 1.5 acres of barren ground in the Costa Mesa park. Volunteers can come help out any time between 9 a.m. and sundown — or until the work is done, according to Redman's flier. He plans to plant about 800 native species that will help the habitat for endangered species like the California gnatcatcher. Donations are also accepted.
FEATURES
By Alicia Robinson | September 13, 2006
COSTA MESA — When Jason Wittman joined the Boy Scouts 10 years ago, people didn't expect him to be an organizer, a builder, a doer. Now, a decade later, the Newport Harbor High School junior has dismissed those early expectations. He helps friends with volunteer projects, he joined the Order of the Arrow — a division of the Scouts devoted to community service — and he's exceeded the hours of service he needed to earn on his own Eagle Scout project. On Saturday, he got to see the results of his work.
NEWS
August 12, 2000
Danette Goulet CORONA DEL MAR -- He doesn't have to cross a burning desert to become an Eagle Scout, but 16-year-old Mark Pomerantz does have to create one. Before a Boy Scout can earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout, he must plan and complete a service project benefiting a nonprofit organization. Most local scouts might work with the Back Bay or Environmental Nature Center, but Mark went to his biology teacher, Dale Ghere. Ghere, an Eagle Scout himself, wanted Mark to create a desert arboretum in the quad at Corona del Mar High School.
NEWS
May 14, 2012
Slowly and delicately, a crane lifted the M1902U.S. Armyfield gun off its grassy resting place in Costa Mesa on Monday morning. The artillery piece had been in front of the Costa Mesa Police Department substation on West 18th Street for some 40 years, but now, for the next six to eight weeks, it will be getting restored by 16-year-old Brenden Fettis, an aspiring Eagle Scout and son of a Costa Mesa police officer. Brenden chose the restoration as his Eagle Scout project and will get help from other Boy Scouts.
NEWS
May 31, 2003
Deepa Bharath It was a voyage that changed many lives. Sixty-five years ago, Allan Fainbarg was a wide-eyed Sea Scout. He was offered food, board and $10 a month to sail aboard the motor ship Stranger for a year to collect exotic animals for the San Diego Zoo. "I begged to get on the ship," said Fainbarg, 84, a longtime Lido Isle resident. Today, 30 of the old-timers will meet at Fainbarg's home and reminisce about their days aboard the 221-foot yacht that was a Newport Beach landmark for many years.
NEWS
June 23, 2003
Coral Wilson Great things seem to happen to the Burns family of Costa Mesa every 30 years. On Sunday, Christopher Michael Burns, 15, became an Eagle Scout, the highest rank given to a Scout. It was 30 years ago in 1973, at the age of 15, that his father, John Burns, was awarded the same honor. And it was 60 years ago that Christopher's grandfather, Gardner Stoddard, became an Eagle Scout in 1943. Christopher is also 30 years younger than his 45-year-old parents.
SPORTS
By By Chris Yemma | November 15, 2005
kapko tourney storyMore than 150 golfers participate in Bubba Kapko Memorial fundraiser tournament Monday in Costa Mesa.COSTA MESA -- He was an Eagle Scout and a captain on his Estancia High football team. He was a member of the student government, and is described as having an infectious laugh and sense of humor. Brian "Bubba" Kapko wasn't supposed to die at age 19. But on Aug. 27, the 2004 Estancia graduate died in a car accident while traveling to Denver with four other people after attending a volleyball tournament in Boulder, Colo.
NEWS
May 8, 2002
More than 18,000 Boy Scouts are expected to participate in a three-day series of events titled Scout-O-Rama, running Friday to Sunday at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. About 1,000 Boy Scouts are expected to camp at the Dunes' private facility during the weekend's festivities. The series will kick off with an Eagle Scout alumni reunion to be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday. This event is open to all individuals who have earned the Eagle rank and will include dinner and presentations by Eagle Scout alumni.
NEWS
January 13, 2005
Elia Powers Scott Lambert has a feel for the ocean and an eye for what's underneath. A lifelong surfer and recent recipient of Newport Beach's lifeguard of the year award, Lambert turned his artistic attention toward the sea for his latest project. On Thursday, he delivered a 5-by-7-foot mural of Pacific Ocean marine mammals as a gift to Crystal Cove State Park. The park has a special meaning to Lambert. It stretches across Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, where he spends countless hours riding the waves.
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NEWS
March 13, 2014
A local Eagle Scout candidate is seeking volunteers to help with his rehabilitation project Sunday in Fairview Park. Christian Redman, 15, is working to rehabilitate 1.5 acres of barren ground in the Costa Mesa park. Volunteers can come help out any time between 9 a.m. and sundown — or until the work is done, according to Redman's flier. He plans to plant about 800 native species that will help the habitat for endangered species like the California gnatcatcher. Donations are also accepted.
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NEWS
By Kent Doss | May 3, 2013
I know my story is not unique, but that is all the more reason to tell it. I grew up in the Boy Scouts of America and from the time I was a small child my mother was the Den Leader of our Cub Scout troop until I went off to college, and I was proud to have earned my Eagle Scout badge. Between the weekly meetings, monthly campouts, annual summer camps, ski trips and canoe trips, the time and energy that I dedicated to the organization is astounding. That dedication is matched only by the leadership experience, confidence and character that I gained through my relationship with scouting.
NEWS
By Steve Smith | February 7, 2013
Being a Boy Scout used to be a simple: Sign up, pay dues, earn merit badges and move up the chain to Eagle Scout. Today, it's tough to be a Boy Scout because the national council that creates policies decided many years ago to exclude gays. The national council is in the middle of a major hand-wringing because its members can't decide whether to allow local Scout chapters to allow gay members, create a national policy allowing gay members, or just leave the ban in place. According to Feb. 7 Daily Pilot article, "Scouts await ruling," "the [national council]
NEWS
May 14, 2012
Slowly and delicately, a crane lifted the M1902U.S. Armyfield gun off its grassy resting place in Costa Mesa on Monday morning. The artillery piece had been in front of the Costa Mesa Police Department substation on West 18th Street for some 40 years, but now, for the next six to eight weeks, it will be getting restored by 16-year-old Brenden Fettis, an aspiring Eagle Scout and son of a Costa Mesa police officer. Brenden chose the restoration as his Eagle Scout project and will get help from other Boy Scouts.
NEWS
October 7, 2011
John Uri Crites, 85, a retired aerospace engineer, husband, father (5), grandfather (14) and great-grandfather (21) passed away peacefully at home in Newport Beach, October 5, 2011. John was born in Los Angeles, 1925 to Viola Agnes Uri and Clarence Dynes Crites. His family, older brother and lifetime best friend, Cyrus, and younger sister, Mary, moved to Oklahoma when he was 9 years old. John graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1950.  He was a loyal fraternal member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.  At an exchange with Delta Gamma he met the love of his life and wife of 61 years, Edwina Cornish.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | August 26, 2011
COSTA MESA - Red, yellow and orange bell peppers were being chopped alongside iceberg lettuce. Juicy red strawberries were sliced, dainty mushrooms cut up. A stew of elk and lamb meat bubbled inside industrial-sized metal pots while steam rushed from others. Corona del Mar High School sophomore AJ Fischer, 15, worked in the middle of the active kitchen, mixing the ingredients for meatballs made from elk, venison and antelope as volunteers and kitchen staff prepared to feed hundreds.
NEWS
March 8, 2011
Bill (Shiner) Roberts, 82 of Phoenix, AZ, passed away on March 3, 2011 at his home in Phoenix, AZ.  Bill was born on December 10, 1928 in Provo, UT to Lillian and Boyd Roberts.  He graduated from Newport Harbor High School in the Class of 1947.  Bill received a B.S. in Agriculture Animal Husbandry from California State Polytechnic College in San Luis Obispo and went on to graduate with a Masters of Science in Agriculture and a Doctor of Philosophy from Washington State College. He was a Nutritional Consultant for the Cattle Industry.
LOCAL
May 26, 2009
by Joe McGhie On May 12th, Orange County Boy Scout Troop 90 celebrated achieving 100th Eagle Scouts, with the award of Scouting’s highest rank to Trevor Lawrence McGhie. 42 of the Troop’s Eagle Scouts attended the award celebration at the Orange County Council Boy Scout Sea Base in Newport Beach.  Trevor, a sophomore at Newport Harbor High School, is the son of Catherine and Joe McGhie of Newport Beach. His two older brothers are also Eagle Scouts: Sean McGhie, a recent graduate of the University of Toronto in Canada, and Kyle McGhie, a Midshipman Third Class (sophomore)
NEWS
March 5, 2008
Troop 746 of the Boy Scouts of America honored the largest batch of Eagle Scouts in the group’s history Tuesday night. An Eagle Scout Court of Honor named seven new Eagle Scouts at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which sponsors the troop. Only 2% of Boy Scouts are able to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout by completing a number of activities in order to qualify. The seven youths are: Geoffrey Burns, 16, Sage Hill High School; Danny Emrich, 18, University High School in Irvine; Ross Evans, 16, Corona del Mar High School; Brett Hanrahan, 18, Mater Dei High School; Tom Multari, 18, Sage Hill High; Max Voettiner, 18, Corona del Mar High; and Patrick White, 18, Corona del Mar High.
NEWS
By Daniel Tedford | February 16, 2008
The future site for the Orange County Outdoor Education Center doesn’t look like much. There are a few areas that have been graded in preparation for construction, water and gas pipes sprout from the ground, and the only major construction are the two mine shafts that are being built. But when you talk to Michael Harrison, his enthusiasm can make you see the future center already. The center’s plans include an aquatics center with Olympic-sized swimming pool, an astronomy camp, a ranch camp and other activity centers.
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