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October 23, 1999
vision Barry Faulkner On the eve of the biggest victory in her cross country career, Amber Steen was shaken, but not stirred. Roused briefly from sleep in the wee hours by an earthquake which rattled her Newport Beach home, the Newport Harbor High junior made a semiconscious decision to not let even Mother Nature deter her from her finish-line focus. "When (the temblor recorded at 7.1 on the Richter scale) happened, I woke up for a couple minutes," Steen recalled.
By Alan Blank | May 14, 2008
California needs a stable energy policy to attract investment in renewable energy, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger told an audience of high-ranking state politicians, scientists and business leaders Tuesday at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, UCI Chancellor Michael Drake and Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown were part of the crowd at a daylong symposium. Schwarzenegger and Brown were the keynote speakers at an event that featured professors, industry leaders and government officials giving their outlook on California’s energy future.
February 20, 2008
Assemblyman Chuck DeVore will speak on state energy policy today at the home of supporters in Irvine. The talk, “An Inconvenient Answer to an Inconvenient Truth ... Energy Policy in California,” touches on one of DeVore’s pet issues — nuclear power. DeVore recently reintroduced a bill this legislative session to allow nuclear power in California. An earlier version of the bill died in legislative committee in 2007. DeVore dropped plans for a ballot initiative on the issue in November after surveys showed a lack of support for nuclear power in the state.
January 11, 2010
An estimated 70 sled dog enthusiasts and more than 100 of their high-energy dogs raced over trails in Fairview Park on Saturday as part of the Southern California Working Snow Dogs Group’s fourth annual Not-So-Great Serum Run. The dog sled racing event pays tribute to the Great Serum Run of 1925 in which 20 mushers and 150 sled dogs battled sub-zero temperatures to haul cases of medicine to Nome, Alaska, which was in the throes of a...
By Michael Miller | September 11, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — Phil Baltazar spends six days a week driving to homes and businesses around Southern California and encouraging them to embrace an alternative source of energy. He envisions a day, not far in the future, when the word “alternative” won’t apply. Baltazar, who lives in Newport Beach and graduated from Newport Harbor High School 10 years ago, works as a consultant for REC Solar, a company that provides solar paneling for homes and businesses.
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.
June 11, 2009
Submitted by Jamie Hunter Thomas F. Valone, PhD, PE, physicist and licensed professional engineer with over 30 years professional experience will be speaking in Costa Mesa on Wednesday, June 17th at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center. Valone is a former patent examiner, research engineer, instrumentation designer, CEO, and currently an author, lecturer, and consultant on future energy developments. He is President and founder of Integrity Research Institute and formerly the Research Director for Scott Aviation-ATO, Inc. His accomplishments include circuit development of the HullCom® for naval intraship communication, a narrowband 60 Hz gaussmeter without harmonic distortion, two bioelectric energy devices, and a dental mercury vapor ionizer-precipitator.
By Michael Miller | December 18, 2006
  EDITOR'S NOTE This is the third of three parts of the Daily Pilot's salute to the three outgoing members of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of trustees. During the last few weeks in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District boardroom, it became a ritual. At the end of the meeting, when each trustee gave his or her own report, Tom Egan would adjust the microphone and in his calm, scratchy voice, relay the latest news about the global economy. He called it his Postcard from the Flat World — named after Thomas L. Friedman's book "The World is Flat," which argues that America's job market is increasingly in danger of drifting overseas.
February 20, 2001
Paul Clinton Almost a month after introducing a bill that would restore the terms of a contract between larger power users and the utility companies, Assemblyman John Campbell (R-Irvine) has pulled his bill off the table. In a nearly continuous motion, Campbell, whose district includes Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, yanked the bill and replaced it with a similar piece of legislation. Campbell introduced the earlier bill Jan. 29 to nullify a Public Utilities Commission decision to freeze big power users from exiting their rate plans.
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