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May 10, 2011
CORONA DEL MAR — The Sage Hill School boys' volleyball team needs to play with more energy and cut down on its service errors, Coach Dan Thomassen said after his Lightning won Tuesday. Despite 21 service errors, Sage Hill (11-14) defeated Bolsa Grande 25-19, 25-21, 15-25, 25-14, in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division IV playoffs at Harbor Day School. The Lightning played at the Harbor Day gym because their venue is under construction. "I don't think the service errors were because of a change of venue," Thomassen said.
NEWS
January 28, 2008
Crystal deposits found throughout the ocean could be unexpected sources of energy, UCI chemistry professor Kenneth Janda will explain Tuesday. Janda’s “Burning Ice” presentation is part of the 2007-08 Discover the Physical Sciences breakfast lecture series at UCI. Janda will discuss ice deposits in the ocean — which contain an estimated 1 trillion tons of greenhouse gas methane. Methane is a main component of natural gas, a major source of energy. The lecture will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in UCI’s University Club.
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By Saneyee Purandare | March 23, 2009
Young boys gathered around a fenced area in a Costa Mesa parking lot, watching intently and cheering. Inside the fence, the air was thick and hot with action, even as the evening turned colder and cloudier. It was the third annual Save Our Youth Street-Soccer Tournament, an intramural event in which city youth are allotted the time and the space to compete in one of their favorite sports. The idea was simple: gather young boys from the economically disadvantaged pockets of the city and give them an avenue to positively channel their energies.
NEWS
February 5, 2008
Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook is planning a run against Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in November. Cook cited the faltering economy, global warming, rising costs of healthcare and the war in Iraq as some of the major problems facing the country. She called for bipartisan solutions. While Cook no doubt faces an uphill battle in the strongly Republican district, the mayor trumpeted her commitment to public service, saying she believes “the best and most creative solutions” come from elected officials who are close to their constituents at the local level.
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By Britney Barnes | June 6, 2012
Mariners Elementary School pulled together over the last year to help the environment. The school lowered its energy consumption and earned the status of "mentor campus" to guide other schools next year. "Being green is very important to our school," said Claire Covina, 12, the sixth-grade energy commissioner. "The whole school is involved. " The Newport Beach school, which is part of the Green Team program for the second year, is focused on lowering its electricity use, saving money and helping the environment by turning off lights and unplugging unused gadgets.
SPORTS
By Dominic Perrone | March 27, 2007
Alex Edelstein did not get the ending to his Sage Hill School boys' soccer career he was hoping for, but that did not dampen the ride to the end for him or any of the Lightning's seven seniors. Edelstein was the backbone of a defense that could not have dominated the regular season more than it did. The Lightning wrapped up the regular season with a 14-0-2 record. Only an own goal traveled into Sage Hill's net on the way. All 14 victories were by shutout and the Lightning tied Laguna Beach and Corona del Mar, both of which made a run in the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs.
NEWS
By Heidi Schultheis | June 10, 2007
At Amy Strutzenberg's memorial service on Saturday, it was evident that despite her physical absence, she still has a dynamic impact on those who were close to her. "We have so many Amy stories to tell," Jon Christeson, Strutzenberg's father, said to a large gathering of family and friends at Mariners Church in Irvine. "And I have so many Amy lessons to learn." Among the first lessons he will try to learn in his daughter's memory, Christeson playfully said, "I will eat more chocolate, I will tell more dumb jokes, and I will never pay retail again."
NEWS
March 10, 2002
Young Chang Sue Podany has a light fountain, the kind where orange light sprays up and down like water, because it "creates energy." Near the door of her Balboa Island home, she has another fountain with water cascading down a small stone wall. This creates calming energy. Her freshly cut orchids add to the positive energy and so do her many many candles -- some lavender, some red, each set in a creative candle holder. From a Japanese mobile adorning the ceiling to the shooting star placed above her brick mantle, the touches that pop up in the corners (and more obvious areas)
LOCAL
November 19, 2009
Southern California Edison is teaming up with the city of Costa Mesa to help residents become more energy efficient. The utility and city are launching the Holiday Lamp Exchange program, in which residents can exchange their energy-sucking incandescent holiday lights for more efficient, cooler LED lights. Each household can get up to five soft white or multi-colored LED holiday lights in exchange for five incandescent lights. The program works on a first-come, first-served basis.
NEWS
December 24, 2011
The Irvine Unified School District school board has named Michael Parham to a one-year term as president, according to a news release. Parham, who served as president in 2007, was unanimously chosen by the board at the Dec. 6 meeting. Carolyn McInerney was given a one-year term as clerk. Parham's background is in corporate and financial markets. He is an advocate of cost-effective and sustainable energy sources. He assisted in bringing solar power and energy-generating fuel cells to 13 Irvine schools and two supporting facilities, according to the release.
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By Bradley Zint and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | October 10, 2013
A new city study indicates that while Costa Mesa's municipal workforce feels disheartened at work, there is still momentum for positive changes. The 10-page report by Chip Espinoza, a Trabuco Canyon-based management consultant, was posted Thursday on CostaMesaWorks.com , the Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. website that also contains the union's side of the ongoing contract negotiations . The survey, a compilation of interviews with some 300 employees, comes during a historically contentious time in the city, with a City Council majority seeking to reduce rising employment costs and unfunded pension obligations, and instead reinvest in capital improvement projects . The council majority has often clashed with union leaders who want to maintain their members' benefits.
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SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | July 27, 2013
LONG BEACH - It was somehow fitting that the team with the most history behind it came out on top in the inaugural final of the World Series Cup as part of the World Series of Beach Volleyball on Saturday at Marine Green Park. This was, after all, a celebration of beach volleyball's past as much as a postcard to its potential future, with the return of the refurbished Assn. of Volleyball Professionals domestic tour ready to kick off a schedule next week that includes six events in seven weeks.
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By Barry Faulkner | July 24, 2013
LONG BEACH - A two-time cancer survivor who never played indoor volleyball, Jake Gibb is used to having something to overcome. And despite finishing No. 1 in the world on the Federation Internationale de Volleyball beach tour in 2012, a disappointing fifth-place finish in the London Olympics left the then-36-year-old standout in anything but a celebratory mood. The Costa Mesa resident, now 37, said he spent his entire off-season contemplating whether to keep competing on the beach, as well as whether he wanted to eventually make a run at an Olympic medal that has eluded him at the last two Summer Games (he also finished fifth in Beijing in 2008, the first of his two appearances with former partner Sean Rosenthal)
NEWS
By Annie Kim | June 11, 2013
Despite protests that the city of Newport Beach spent too much on its newly erected Civic Center, city officials are saying some respite may be in sight, especially in terms of energy savings. The City Council recently received a one-time check for $261,150 from Southern California Edison for its completion of the Savings by Design program, California's new-construction energy efficiency program, and also expects to save more than $78,000 a year in savings on energy bills. "For relatively little costs, you can put in the savings if you really think about the design," said Steve Badum, Newport Beach assistant city manager.
NEWS
June 1, 2013
Speakers and exhibitors are needed for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO. The Irvine-based Orange County Great Park has been selected to host the October event, which will be organized outside Washington, D.C., for the first time. Speakers are requested to provide educational talks on the clean, renewable and efficient theme of the XPO during the Powerful Ideas Symposium. Exhibitors can spotlight services or products offered by their companies at indoor and outdoor booths.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | October 8, 2012
The school board Tuesday will consider keeping a former superintendent on in an advisory capacity. The Board of Education is expected to consider contracting former Supt. Rob Barbot as an advisor through 2015 to provide guidance to the district and current Supt. Fred Navarro, who started in August. Barbot could not advise Navarro more than 15 hours a month, according to the agenda. Barbot served as the district's top administrator for eight years until his retirement in June 2006.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Depko and Susanne Perez | June 21, 2012
The pop music of the 1980s was full of Rock 'n' Roll anthems void of any deep meaning or political activism. Bands like Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi and the Scorpions filled arenas with loud but melodic hit songs. Most were about partying too hard, but the bands' softer love songs expanded their fan base. "Rock of Ages"began off-Broadway as a musical tribute to the pop songs of that decade. It's now a flashy bauble of a movie that is really a series of MTV style videos connected by contrived plot devices.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | June 6, 2012
Mariners Elementary School pulled together over the last year to help the environment. The school lowered its energy consumption and earned the status of "mentor campus" to guide other schools next year. "Being green is very important to our school," said Claire Covina, 12, the sixth-grade energy commissioner. "The whole school is involved. " The Newport Beach school, which is part of the Green Team program for the second year, is focused on lowering its electricity use, saving money and helping the environment by turning off lights and unplugging unused gadgets.
NEWS
February 16, 2012
President Obama was greeted with cheers of "Four more years!" as he entered Jeff and Nancy Stack's beige-colored stone home situated on a small hill overlooking the ocean. Many of the 170 supporters, seated at tables under a white tent in the backyard took photos as the president arrived about 10 a.m. Thursday. "We're proving that Orange County is Obama country," Janet Keller said as she introduced Obama, comparing his visit to Corona del Mar to a trip President Franklin Roosevelt took through the town 74 years ago after another well-known fiscal crisis.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | January 26, 2012
A team of astronomers that includes a leading UC Irvine scientist has found a missing link that shows how the universe's most active star-creating galaxies evolve into its largest and quietest ones billions of years later. UCI post-doctoral scholar Julie Wardlow and her colleagues accurately measured the invisible halo of dark matter — visible only through its gravitational effects on light and mass — that surrounds the universe's galaxies. "It's important in terms of galaxy evolution," Wardlow said.
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