March 31, 2008
Celebrating the beginning of spring, a local plant expert will guide a hike through Fairview Park on April 5. The 90-minute outing, hosted by the Fairview Park Friends Committee, will highlight native wildflowers and vegetation throughout the park. Sarah Jayne of the Orange County Native Plants Assn. will lead the walk, which starts at the picnic shelters next to the parking lot. The hike begins at 9 a.m. and participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes. Dogs on leashes are welcome.
May 9, 2009
Guns blazing, an estimated 250 actors in period costumes converged Saturday at Fairview Part for the first-ever Battle of Costa Mesa. The Civil War reenactment is slated to continue 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, with battles scheduled at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event is a collaboration between local veterans and historical groups. Organizers hope to take the battle on the road if it’s successful. Parking for today’s battles will be available at Estancia High School.
September 20, 2002
Robert C. Francy, a teacher and administrator within the Newport-Mesa School District for 39 years, died early Thursday morning as a result of a long battle with cancer. Known primarily for his times as principal of Estancia High School (1970-84), the Costa Mesa resident was one of the most popular figures in Newport-Mesa history, serving in one capacity or another at all four schools. About 67, he leaves wife Phyllis of nearly 47 years, and daughters Cara and Erin.
April 13, 2010
THIRD ANNUAL COSTA MESA COMMUNITY RUN and EXPO Costa Mesa residents’ support and participation is highly encouraged at the 2010 Costa Mesa Community Run. This year’s third annual event, sponsored by IKEA, will have something for everyone. The Community Run will be held from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m. on April 24 at Estancia High School and Fairview Park. The 5K starts at 8 a.m., with prizes going to the first place overall male and female.
February 17, 2011
Estancia High School in Costa Mesa will open its gym during the Presidents Day break to students looking to improve their basketball skills. The Estancia Boys Basketball Boosters are hosting a coed basketball camp Monday through Feb. 25 for students enrolled in first- through eighth-grade. Students will learn how to shoot, dribble, pass, rebound and play defense. The camp runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in Estancia's main gym, 2323 Placentia Ave. Registration is $50 and can be paid on the first day of the camp.
March 9, 2007
FOR THE RECORD A story Friday, "Man subdued, arrested at Costa Mesa school," should have stated that the incident at Estancia High School took place Thursday, not Wednesday. . . . . . . Costa Mesa police used a Taser to subdue a 23-year-old man attempting to enter Estancia High School on Wednesday. Just before 1 p.m. the man ? who police said may be mentally disabled ? was arrested inside the school after he allegedly followed a group of students returning to campus, police said.
June 25, 2006
Photographer Kent Treptow said Marisela Sandoval wasn't too happy about being attacked with Silly String and confetti. But to her family, which must have been a little more than pleased that she'd graduated high school, such a celebration was a fun way to show their love and to congratulate their graduate. The Estancia High School graduate joined 1,463 other students of Newport-Mesa Unified School District high schools on Thursday in shaking with the right hand, receiving the diploma with the left.
April 20, 2012
The Costa Mesa Community Run unveiled a new 10K race course as part of its fifth anniversary celebration. The course, designed by California cross-country legend George Varvas, will take runners through Fairview Park and Talbert Regional Park, along the eastern bank of the Santa Ana River on April 28. Varvas is the race's new director and founder of the Woodbridge Invitational Cross Country Classic, which takes place at Estancia High School...
March 25, 2013
School officials Tuesday will commend the administrators and security guard who sprang into action when an angry parent allegedly brandished a BB gun on campus last month. On behalf of Estancia High School, Newport-Mesa Unified School District board members will honor Principal Kirk Bauermeister, Assistant Principal Michael Sciacca and security guard Xavier Castellano at the board's regular meeting. On Feb. 15, the two administrators wrestled what they thought was a real gun away from a disgruntled parent and Castellano sprinted through the halls warning classes to go into lockdown, according to school officials.
June 19, 2013
Even on his days off, Luis Adrian Torres was known to visit his co-workers at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Costa Mesa and lend a hand. The grill needed to be cleaned at closing time after a busy day, and Torres did that and everything else enthusiastically at the Harbor Boulevard restaurant. Friends and family of the 19-year-old Costa Mesa resident, who died after a weekend car crash, described an energetic young man whose life was on the upswing after a challenging time. FOR THE RECORD: [An earlier version of the story said the crash happened at 12:36 p.m.]