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.
January 22, 2011
IRVINE — Having cut his coaching teeth in big-time programs at Wake Forest and Stanford, as well as the NBA, first-year UC Irvine men's basketball coach Russell Turner knows the swell of emotion that can stir in an arena. And while the biggest Bren Events Center crowd in nearly four years (4,070) helped heighten the euphoria surrounding the Anteaters' 86-76 upset of Big West Conference-leading Long Beach State on Saturday, Turner wanted to make sure he did everything he could to accentuate the groundswell of support.
March 25, 2001
Young Chang You know that nice, cool feeling you get walking into a gym? That crisp, almost chilly air that envelops you both before and after you sweat? Forget that. With hot yoga, it's all about heat. Enter a room blasting out about 90 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit of stuffy, hot air and simmer in it. Stretch and do yoga for more than an hour and sweat like it's summer in a class of about a dozen others also raining perspiration. That's right -- a class.
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."
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...
November 28, 2012
He was the Newport-Mesa doctor known for his old-fashioned flair, a hometown feel to his craft, compassion for his patients and a twinkle in his eye. Dr. Dudley A. Pfaff, a longtime Newport Beach resident, 41-year physician and team doctor to local sports teams — including for Costa Mesa, Estancia, Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar high schools — died Nov. 21. He was 86. Pfaff, aka "Dr. Dud" and the "jock doc," was born and raised 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.