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...
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.
May 12, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH— Having defeated Santa Margarita High Friday night, the Newport Harbor boys' volleyball team accomplished goal No. 1: escaping the first round of the playoffs victorious. The Sailors battled through three close matches, winning, 25-23, 25-22, 31-29. It was important for the team and for Coach Dan Glenn after Newport Harbor was eliminated last year in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs. "It's a big deal," said senior middle blocker Weston Dunlap.
May 24, 2008
A 20-foot golden whale floating through the Back Bay can only mean one thing: the start of summer. On Friday, about 50 visually impaired 5- and 6-year-olds from the Blind Children’s Learning Center helped the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort launch Moe B. Dunes, the resort’s brilliantly gold mascot. From sand to sea, the kids guided Dunes’ path to the water in his annual swim. The whale’s shimmer only made sense because this year’s launch marked the resort’s 50th, or gold, anniversary.
June 1, 2008
LINCOLN, Neb. — UC Irvine junior outfielder Ollie Linton has the Anteaters’ best seat in the house this weekend. Staring in from his perch in center field, his eyes drift occasionally into the vast expanse of stadium seats occupied by an overwhelming majority of red-clad Nebraska fans who, unknowingly, inspire both Linton and his teammates. “We feed off of that energy,” Linton said of the thousands of fans his team has largely silenced the last few seasons in postseason road settings at the 2007 Round Rock Regional, hosted by Texas, the 2007 Super Regional at Wichita State and now the Lincoln, Neb. Regional at the Cornhuskers’ Hawks Field at Haymarket Park.