February 26, 2014
Just so her teachers know, a dog didn't eat Claire Novotny's homework. But in the event that the Sage Hill School sophomore comes up a little short in the classroom on Thursday, some would suggest she has an iron-clad alibi. Novotny fired in a booming shot from 31 yards out into the upper corner of the net to lift the Lightning girls' soccer team to a 1-0 overtime victory over visiting Paloma Valley in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 5 playoffs on Wednesday.
February 13, 2003
We just had our house painted. The Angels will go to spring training next week. The Academy Award nominations have just been made. The vet tells us that our dog, Coco, needs her teeth cleaned. Our friends from North Carolina will soon be coming to visit. The stuff of life goes on. Mostly good stuff. But so does another life from which I feel totally disconnected, a life that spreads a patina of uncertainty, bewilderment and anger over the normal stuff of life.
October 14, 2004
Rick Devereux The depression that surrounded the Costa Mesa High football program faded after last week's 39-24 Golden West League victory over Santa Ana. But that does not mean the bad feelings will be gone forever, because the Mustangs (5-1, 1-1 in league) face league title contender Saddleback Friday at the Santa Ana Bowl. "We need to keep the momentum going," Coach Tom Baldwin said. "We have to keep the motivation up and we need a good week of practice."
March 29, 2003
"Security is not the absence of danger, but the presence of God, no matter what the danger." -- ANONYMOUS "I don't feel secure about anything, Cindy," a friend said to me with a sad voice and even sadder eyes. "Whether it's regarding my children, or my job, or my husband or his job, everything seems so insecure and unpredictable. Then you throw in this whole war mess, and I'm just one insecure mess, and I won't even talk about the condition of my house."
May 24, 2001
Deepa Bharath Like a powerful antiseptic that heals a wound by burning through the flesh, writing her memoirs and flipping through crinkled, yellow pages from the past has been a painful catharsis for Alma Wu. Her recently released book, "Tiger in a Cage," co-wrote by Betty Orbach and Carol Hazelwood, tells a fascinating tale of her tradition-bound family's rise and fall during the turbulent Communist regime in...
July 9, 2010
ALISO VIEJO — In the middle of an early pitching change, the Newport Beach National Little League 9- and 10-year-old All-Stars were already down four runs Thursday night. The team moms in the stands got a little restless, or were at least searching for things to talk about. "LeBron James is going to the Miami Heat," one of them said after glancing at her phone. Newport Beach is also feeling the heat in the District 55 All-Star tournament after suffering its first loss, falling to Lake Forest, 9-5, in Thursday's semifinal game at Woodfield Park.
June 3, 2000
Danette Goulet A smile. A wave in greeting. Perhaps a "hello." These simple gestures of kindness are the sort of thing that four Columbine High School students say might have prevented the tragic shooting deaths of 12 classmates and a teacher in Littleton, Colo., last year. It was to help convey this message to Costa Mesa High School students Friday that the four survivors of the killing spree, using only their first names, related their personal accounts of that fateful day. "All we hear is screaming and trampling," said 17-year-old Courtney.
September 21, 2002
Young Chang Ever heard of a group called Minibar? How about Trespassers William? Or a form of music called shoegaze? No? Never? Well, you're not the only ones. Nic Harcourt of 89.9 FM KCRW is joining with the Eclectic Orange Festival to help Southern California musicians without record company contracts rise out of obscurity. Called "Unsigned Indies," the free Sept. 28 concert will feature performers selected by Harcourt, host of KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" and musical director for the station.
October 18, 2007
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent has become an intriguing figure in Costa Mesa both as a physical presence and a symbol of the racial tension within the city. Since December, the federal agent has taken up residence in Costa Mesa Jail, screening arrestees for citizenship status. Since then, more than 460 people have been flagged for immigration violations. July was the busiest — 59 people were held after being arrested on suspicion of various crimes. Many have protested, claiming some of those detained were arrested for violations as minor as jaywalking.