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June 27, 2003
Lolita Harper The sweat may be gone from its brow, but the muscle of the Segerstrom family continues to shape the history of the city. From toiling in the fields to hustling in the boardrooms, Henry Segerstrom has watched Costa Mesa grow from a farm community to the "City of the Arts." Unlike others who have lived in the city since before incorporation, the family patriarch has the distinction of helping forge the city's history, not just living through it. Henry Segerstrom was 30 years old when Costa Mesa was incorporated.
NEWS
June 13, 2005
Elia Powers In 1905, an Ohio resident named Frank H. Ayres bought a $2 train ticket to Los Angeles and brought his wife and son along to scout out property for land development. He had no intention of making Southern California his permanent home, but the ocean waves, warm weather and business climate were too intriguing to pass up. Ayres began a family business, Frank H. Ayres & Son, that 100 years later is still in operation under a different name.
NEWS
By Geoff West | February 24, 2009
In my neighborhood there is a lovely family, one member of which, along with two siblings, operates a family business that celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Started by their father, this business grew from one man operating out of his bedroom, trying to support his growing family, into a thriving business employing more than a dozen people. The business did almost everything right as it grew. The owners provided an exceptional and unique service combined with superior products that made it a legend in its industry.
NEWS
October 15, 2003
64 and 37, Balboa Island ... Bob Teller is the founder and chairman of Tel Phil Enterprises Inc., which operates the Orange County Market Place ... His son Jeff Teller is president of the company and is in his 10th year working in the family business ... This month they are celebrating the start of their 35th year of operating the market place ... Jeff is also the chairman of the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce Board of...
ABOUT
May 13, 2011
Mr. & Mrs. John J. Swigart, Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Louise, to Ryan Andrew Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith of Felton, California. The bride and groom-to-be attended Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and graduated in 2008. Victoria teaches elementary school, and Ryan works in the family business in Santa Cruz. A July wedding is planned in Pismo Beach. The couple will reside in Santa Cruz after a honeymoon in Maui.
NEWS
December 15, 2010
September 4, 1918 – December 13, 2010 Longtime Newport Beach resident, David A. Klein, passed away at the age of 92.  During the span of his life he had the good fortune to be married to two very unique and different women, Phyllis Hudson Klein and Toni Hewitt Klein.  David had a great love for travel, particularly New York and France and shared his passion for boating with family and friends. For most of his life he was a dedicated sailor, competing in many races in the Newport area.
NEWS
February 11, 2000
As Valentine's Day approaches, you may be interested in improving relationships with friends, family, co-workers and significant others. For the task, Newport libraries offer dozens of new books aimed at getting along with people in your personal life and at work. If you're a parent of a 2- through 12-year-old, you can peer into your child's inner life with "Put Yourself in Their Shoes: Understanding How Your Child Sees the World." Filled with candid observations from kids themselves, this guide to decoding puzzling behavior and knowing what to ask and listen for offers valuable insight into developmental trouble spots.
SPORTS
June 5, 2013
EDITOR'S NOTE: John Ursini wrote a top 10 list that he read at Estancia High last week in celebration of the school winning the All-Sports Cup for the fourth straight year. He gave his top 10 reasons why Estancia has won the All-Sports Cup, the trophy given to the school (Costa Mesa vs. Estancia) that collects points for winning the most rivalry matchups. The top 10 list appeared in a Daily Pilot story and triggered some anger and disappointment from the Costa Mesa community. Ursini has responded with an apology.
NEWS
July 6, 2000
Noaki Schwartz SHE IS ... driven by her hobbies. LEARNING THE TRADE Peggy Jones knew little about cars 25 years ago. And now, with a quarter-century of experience behind her, Jones can rap about those sleek metal monsters with the best of them. And she does. Model Car Masterpieces caters mostly to adults -- the model kits can be fairly pricey. Most of her clients, Jones said, are adults who admire classic racing cars. So working at the Costa Mesa shop, she has to know her material -- even if it means breaking the gender stereotype.
NEWS
November 21, 2013
Scott E. Coshow Our beloved Scott E. Coshow passed away on November 17, 2013 in Rancho Mirage California, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Scott was born the son of Grover (Bud) Coshow and Gwen Erickson in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 29, 1958. He is survived by his three children, each of whom he loved dearly, Chauntal, Scott Jr. (Beau) and Chrystal, his mother Gwen Willaims of Thermal California and Corona Del Mar, California as well as his brothers, Bryce Coshow (Candace)
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November 21, 2013
Scott E. Coshow Our beloved Scott E. Coshow passed away on November 17, 2013 in Rancho Mirage California, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Scott was born the son of Grover (Bud) Coshow and Gwen Erickson in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 29, 1958. He is survived by his three children, each of whom he loved dearly, Chauntal, Scott Jr. (Beau) and Chrystal, his mother Gwen Willaims of Thermal California and Corona Del Mar, California as well as his brothers, Bryce Coshow (Candace)
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NEWS
July 18, 2013
H.W. WRIGHT, JR. Saturday, June 29, 2013, Harry Ward Wright, Jr., “Hal”, passed away quietly in his sleep with his loved ones by his side.  Hal succumbed to complications from a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. In the 1920's and 30's, Hal grew up on the sands of Newport Beach with his parents, Harry Ward Wright, Sr. and Hazel Claire Wright.  As a young boy, Hal did not find himself bored as he explored the seashore near the family's diner, Wright's Quick Lunch, located next to the Newport Pier.
SPORTS
June 5, 2013
EDITOR'S NOTE: John Ursini wrote a top 10 list that he read at Estancia High last week in celebration of the school winning the All-Sports Cup for the fourth straight year. He gave his top 10 reasons why Estancia has won the All-Sports Cup, the trophy given to the school (Costa Mesa vs. Estancia) that collects points for winning the most rivalry matchups. The top 10 list appeared in a Daily Pilot story and triggered some anger and disappointment from the Costa Mesa community. Ursini has responded with an apology.
NEWS
June 29, 2012
Daniel Craig Lueking - aka Danny or Mr. Wilson passed away June 17th at the age of  60 after a long battle with illnesses and finally succumbed to cancer at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach.  Dan was born Nov. 9, 1951 in McCook Nebraska.  The family moved to California in 1956 and Dan quickly adapted to the southern California lifestyle.  After graduating from Costa Mesa High, Dan spent a number of years in construction before becoming a graduate...
ABOUT
May 13, 2011
Mr. & Mrs. John J. Swigart, Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Louise, to Ryan Andrew Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith of Felton, California. The bride and groom-to-be attended Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and graduated in 2008. Victoria teaches elementary school, and Ryan works in the family business in Santa Cruz. A July wedding is planned in Pismo Beach. The couple will reside in Santa Cruz after a honeymoon in Maui.
NEWS
By B.W. Cook | January 19, 2011
The story made front-page news in The Pilot last week. Other media outlets also picked it up. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary for The Orange County Performing Arts Center its board voted to rename the facility The Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The honor pays homage to Orange County's pioneering Segerstrom family. Through five generations and a century of being connected to this community, the Segerstroms have led the growth of both business and culture, along with others, creating what is today one of America's most admired and in fact envied regions.
NEWS
December 15, 2010
September 4, 1918 – December 13, 2010 Longtime Newport Beach resident, David A. Klein, passed away at the age of 92.  During the span of his life he had the good fortune to be married to two very unique and different women, Phyllis Hudson Klein and Toni Hewitt Klein.  David had a great love for travel, particularly New York and France and shared his passion for boating with family and friends. For most of his life he was a dedicated sailor, competing in many races in the Newport area.
NEWS
By Geoff West | February 24, 2009
In my neighborhood there is a lovely family, one member of which, along with two siblings, operates a family business that celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Started by their father, this business grew from one man operating out of his bedroom, trying to support his growing family, into a thriving business employing more than a dozen people. The business did almost everything right as it grew. The owners provided an exceptional and unique service combined with superior products that made it a legend in its industry.
LOCAL
By Byron de Arakal | July 30, 2008
At some blip in time during 2005 Costa Mesa began spending more cash than it was taking in. It’s been that way ever since. In fact, the city is stuck in the longest period of expenditures outstripping revenues (more than three years now) than at any other time in the last 10 years. And it’s not getting any better. When the numbers for the 2007-08 fiscal year are revealed, expect to see that Costa Mesa again wrote more checks than it received. The economic tea leaves that all hope will show a stabilizing economy to stem the red tide are telling just the opposite.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jessie Brunner | August 1, 2007
For Darren Noll, inheriting the family business entails much more than balancing books and stocking the store. It also means hauling a trailer full of 4-month-old female pigs around the Western United States. Noll's parents started racing pigs 20 years ago when he was only a baby in Fairbanks, Alaska and the sport took off immediately. Nowadays, the Noll brothers take their All-Alaskan Racing Pigs on the fair circuit five months out of the year, their favorite stop being the Orange County Fair, where visitors can catch the races in the livestock area several times daily.
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