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By Brad Avery, Special to the Daily Pilot | February 15, 2011
ABOARD THE ALASKA EAGLE, off South Georgia Island — With 30 knots of wind behind us, Alaska Eagle was flying along at 11 knots. Suddenly we found ourselves in fog with 200 feet of visibility. "Up for ice!" Peter called from the mast. As we quickly turned toward the wind, a golf cart-sized chunk of glacier slid by to starboard. In clear weather, the ice is easy to spot by our four lookouts, but the fog now demands more attention; hitting a ton or two of a bit of iceberg can do serious damage.
NEWS
May 26, 2003
As noted in past columns, commercial flights were not uncommon for junior college football squads during the 1940s and '50s, since they helped promote interest and excitement in recruiting programs for nonconference contests. Orange Coast College, which started in 1948 under head coach Ray Rosso, who had previously led Chaffey College to a Junior Rose Bowl triumph over Cameron, Okla., wound up with a number of unexpected are travel happenings. One, he recalls sharply to this day, was the 1949 clash against Marin College in Kentfield, across the bay from San Francisco.
NEWS
December 7, 2003
Deepa Bharath The mood on the golf course was warmer than the weather Saturday morning. Thick fog enveloped the greens and there was a stinging chill in the air. But there was no shortage of smiles at the Costa Mesa Men's Club's 32nd annual Fairview Developmental Center Golf Tournament. Over three decades, the Men's Club has vouched its support for the Costa Mesa hospital, which is only one of five state-run hospitals that houses developmentally disabled adults and children who need constant care.
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December 31, 2008
Heavy fog delayed flights into and out of John Wayne Airport Wednesday. Usually departures start leaving the airport at 7 a.m., but because the whole area was socked in a thick white haze no planes took off until after 9 a.m. In all, 4,500 passengers were affected as two flights were canceled and 43 others were delayed from 20 minutes to three hours. Wednesday’s incident was only the second of its kind this year, the last being around Thanksgiving. Airplanes can fly safely in some severe weather conditions.
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March 15, 2000
Joseph Boo REDONDO BEACH - The first game of a scheduled doubleheader between Corona del Mar High and host Redondo Union's baseball team almost went in the record book as a fluke loss instead of a suspended game for CdM. On the last play of the game, Redondo Union hit a supposed game-winning "triple" in a thick fog with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 7-6 lead. Redondo Union's (3-2) Ryan Sharman hit a towering fly ball to center field that under normal circumstances would have been a routine out. Instead, the ball was completely engulfed by the fog and landed 30 feet away from CdM's center fielder, scoring a runner from third and confusing everyone, including the umpires.
NEWS
January 16, 2004
JOHN DEPKO 'Fog' a riveting documentary In "The Fog of War," Errol Morris has created a documentary that is as riveting and compelling as Hollywood's finest dramatic productions. He presents a sweeping overview of 60 tumultuous years of American history as seen through the eyes of one of its principal players. Robert S. McNamara is well known as the chief architect of the national nightmare that was the Vietnam War, but his reach and impact on world history extends far beyond the failed policies of that one terrible conflict.
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By Mike Whitehead | May 28, 2009
Ahoy, We are approaching the summer season, and along the coast, we are having the usual June gloom. The hot daily inland temperatures pull in the cooler marine air, creating the low-lying clouds along the coast typically called the marine layer. It usually burns off by afternoon, but another byproduct of this weather condition is fog. Fog is a boater’s nightmare, especially when you are trying to enter Newport Harbor while you are glued to the radar and the global positioning system.
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By Tom Ragan | June 6, 2010
T anning salons are picking up business because of it, and some people are getting bummed by too much of it. It's that same old June gloom, when a marine layer descends over the ocean with too much consistency, and so you get the National Weather Service for Orange County and most of Southern California repeating itself: Patchy fog before 11 a.m. Patchy fog expected to last until the early afternoon. Patchy fog after 11 p.m. Sometimes, the fog doesn't let up. Because sunshine is a big draw in California, tourists are sometimes surprised by the gloom.
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By Jim Carnett | November 3, 2009
Shakespeare derisively labeled it “filthy air.” I, however, like it. I took my early-morning constitutional last week in dreary, dripping, delicious fog. It was so soupy that I had to continually brush away a laden drop accruing at the end of my nose. It was glorious! The experience took me back to my youth in Costa Mesa, in the 1950s and early ’60s. Fog would be with us for weeks on end. Here, in our little nook on this “best of all possible coasts” — as Tom Murphine liked to call it — we always knew when it was Christmas.
NEWS
February 14, 2002
WEATHER FORECAST Well, it's officially cool again as today's partly cloudy conditions keep us just above 60 degrees. The overnight lows will dip into the mid-40s in Newport-Mesa. Friday and Saturday should be similar, while Sunday's looking even cooler. Information:o7 www.nws.noaa.govf7 . BOATING FORECAST Fog will kick off the morning in the inner waters. The southwesterly winds will blow 10 to 15 knots, with 2-foot waves and a west swell of 3 feet.
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By Emily Foxhall | April 8, 2014
Second of three parts . In Part 1, family members recalled how Orange County high school student Jon Ludlow went from being an athlete to a loner who required psychiatric medication. He lost interest in socializing and spent his time playing online video games. Treating Jon Ludlow's mental health problems would be an ongoing process of trial and error in the elusive quest for stability. His mother, Melissa, made appointments with a psychiatrist and continually looked for therapists.
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By Brittany Woolsey, Special to the Daily Pilot | April 5, 2012
"God save rock and roll!" a female fan in the crowd shouted. And, some would argue, that's just what Hell or Highwater did Wednesday night at the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa. The intimate venue filled with the roars of rock fans as the Orange County band played its set, consisting of songs from its debut album, "Begin Again," released in August 2011. As the band members approached the stage, they activated fog machines. While this is usually a successful stage effect, the fog became distracting and was ultimately unnecessary because of the venue's size.
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By Brad Avery, Special to the Daily Pilot | February 15, 2011
ABOARD THE ALASKA EAGLE, off South Georgia Island — With 30 knots of wind behind us, Alaska Eagle was flying along at 11 knots. Suddenly we found ourselves in fog with 200 feet of visibility. "Up for ice!" Peter called from the mast. As we quickly turned toward the wind, a golf cart-sized chunk of glacier slid by to starboard. In clear weather, the ice is easy to spot by our four lookouts, but the fog now demands more attention; hitting a ton or two of a bit of iceberg can do serious damage.
NEWS
By Tom Ragan | June 6, 2010
T anning salons are picking up business because of it, and some people are getting bummed by too much of it. It's that same old June gloom, when a marine layer descends over the ocean with too much consistency, and so you get the National Weather Service for Orange County and most of Southern California repeating itself: Patchy fog before 11 a.m. Patchy fog expected to last until the early afternoon. Patchy fog after 11 p.m. Sometimes, the fog doesn't let up. Because sunshine is a big draw in California, tourists are sometimes surprised by the gloom.
FEATURES
May 12, 2010
I moved my family to Newport Beach from a Chicago suburb in 1959 and remember well the heavy fogs described so graphically by Jim Carnett in his Pilot column recently. He was in high school then, and I was one of the millions of GIs who passed through Southern California on our way to the Pacific war with a powerful determination to stay when we returned. It took me almost 15 years to finish a war, college, and to sell my writing consistently enough to make the move. While sharing Jim’s recollections of fog, it occurred to me how natives and carpetbaggers from less anointed places remember the same area in quite different ways.
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By Jim Carnett | November 3, 2009
Shakespeare derisively labeled it “filthy air.” I, however, like it. I took my early-morning constitutional last week in dreary, dripping, delicious fog. It was so soupy that I had to continually brush away a laden drop accruing at the end of my nose. It was glorious! The experience took me back to my youth in Costa Mesa, in the 1950s and early ’60s. Fog would be with us for weeks on end. Here, in our little nook on this “best of all possible coasts” — as Tom Murphine liked to call it — we always knew when it was Christmas.
FEATURES
By Mike Whitehead | May 28, 2009
Ahoy, We are approaching the summer season, and along the coast, we are having the usual June gloom. The hot daily inland temperatures pull in the cooler marine air, creating the low-lying clouds along the coast typically called the marine layer. It usually burns off by afternoon, but another byproduct of this weather condition is fog. Fog is a boater’s nightmare, especially when you are trying to enter Newport Harbor while you are glued to the radar and the global positioning system.
NEWS
December 31, 2008
Heavy fog delayed flights into and out of John Wayne Airport Wednesday. Usually departures start leaving the airport at 7 a.m., but because the whole area was socked in a thick white haze no planes took off until after 9 a.m. In all, 4,500 passengers were affected as two flights were canceled and 43 others were delayed from 20 minutes to three hours. Wednesday’s incident was only the second of its kind this year, the last being around Thanksgiving. Airplanes can fly safely in some severe weather conditions.
FEATURES
May 12, 2007
TODAY'S FORECAST Expect clouds and fog this morning, with gradual clearing to mostly sunny skies by afternoon and a high of 70. Tonight, clouds and a low of 57. Information: www.weather.com FIVE-DAY FORECAST Sunday Mostly cloudy 70 ° high/ 58 low Monday Mostly sunny 66 ° high/ 59 low Tuesday Sunny 67 ° high/ 60 low Wednesday Sunny 72 ° high/ 61 low Thursday Sunny 72 ° high/ 60 low ALMANAC One year ago today The high was 70 and the low was 60. Total precipitation was 0 inches.
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