March 16, 2002
Lolita Harper COSTA MESA -- Major players in local business, government, education and nonprofit circles gathered Friday to honor the achievements of outstanding leaders in Costa Mesa and remind others of the importance of community service. Giving back was a recurring theme throughout the 2002 Hall of Fame Awards, presented by the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce and the South Coast Metro Alliance at the Hilton Costa Mesa. More than 130 people attended the annual event to congratulate recipients in three categories: Individual achievement, corporate leadership and community spirit.
October 6, 2003
Deepa Bharath Eight local companies have made it on the list of the 50 fastest growing high-tech operations in Orange County. In the two previous years, only three Newport-Mesa companies made the annual Orange County Fast 50 list, put out by Deloitte & Touche, a professional services firm that ranks the companies based on their revenue growth. This is the list's sixth year. The ranking will be revealed to the 50 finalists at an awards luncheon in Newport Beach on Tuesday.
February 19, 2003
Orange Coast College will host fair in March Recruiters from dozens of colleges and universities will be at Orange Coast College's Spring College Fair on Tuesday, March 18. Representatives from public and private colleges will be available to talk with students about transferring, scholarships, fees and expenses, transfer requirements, athletics and housing. The recruiters will be stationed in OCC's Quad from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. OCC is at 2701 Fairview Road in Costa Mesa.
August 19, 2002
Orange County arts high school hires Newport firm A Newport Beach marketing firm has been hired by the Orange County High School of the Arts in Santa Ana. Zuckerman Public Relations & Marketing Inc, located at 5020 Campus Drive, will craft a local and regional public relations program for the high school -- including press releases, feature stories and special event stories. The nationally recognized school provides training to visual and performing arts students throughout Southern California.
November 16, 2001
-- The editors The lima beans are long gone. That much about the Segerstrom Home Ranch is certain. But often during the past 20 years, little else has seemed so clear. And now -- once again -- a major step is about to be taken in the decades-long effort to develop this patch of former farmland. On Monday, the Costa Mesa City Council is expected to vote on the latest Home Ranch proposal, which includes an Ikea furniture store, a corporate headquarters for Emulex, nearly 800,000 feet of office space and 192 homes.
August 15, 2003
Paul Clinton Members of a moderate wing of the Republican Party based locally have thrown their growing political clout behind the Running Man. Citing its two-year political relationship with actor and gubernatorial hopeful Arnold Schwarzenegger, the New Majority decided Wednesday to support the candidate with the most star power. The coalition of fiscally minded business leaders, who founded their group in 1999 to abolish "social litmus test" issues for Republican candidates, also said they are philosophically aligned with the former Mr. Universe.
June 19, 2003
Deirdre Newman The smell of hot asphalt permeated the area around IKEA Wednesday as construction workers paved the entrance to the residential section of the Home Ranch project. Construction on the homes that will be known as Providence Park started May 7. The tract will eventually include 60 single-family homes and 83 townhomes. The model homes are set to open in November while all of the homes should be finished by the end of 2004. Residents who had lobbied for more housing at Home Ranch to help alleviate the jobs-homes imbalance in the city welcomed the start of construction.
November 28, 2002
On this Thanksgiving Day, kindly take a moment to contemplate the significance of the individual voice in our society and the potentially tremendous effect that voice can have for the common good. The importance of the individual is the true essence of the American paradigm. And it is this view of life, almost above all other American ideals, which separates us from many civilizations past and present. On this Thanksgiving Day, let us celebrate the bonds of family, friendship, community and the voices of good that make us who we are, and who we wish to be. This week in Newport-Mesa, a number of such voices joined forces near Fashion Island for the Orange County Business Committee for the Arts Awards.
April 28, 2002
A 31-year-old city employee charged with lewd conduct involving several children who participated in city programs could face life in prison if convicted, officials said Friday. The Orange County district attorney has charged Trenton Michael Veches with seven counts of lewd conduct with children. He also faces a special one-strike enhancement on each of those charges, which, if proved, can send him to prison for life without eligibility for parole for at least 25 years.
December 1, 2003
Local organizations get environmental award The Orange County Water District and the Santa Ana Watershed Assn. have been honored with a national environmental award for their partnership to protect the Santa Ana River Watershed. The 2002 National Wetlands Conservation Award was presented to the partner agencies recently by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, which established the award in 1990 to honor those who help preserve wetlands in the United States.