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By Mike Whitehead | May 13, 2010
The weather is looking favorable to get out on the water and go boating this weekend. The air temperature should be in the low 70s with a nice afternoon breeze of about 10 knots shifting from the south to almost a westerly. Those of you who will be venturing outside the harbor will have a mixed set with the south swell dominating the west swell, and southerly swells will build to a maximum of four feet. We are entering into our boating season, and safe boating week is only a week away.
August 25, 2002
Bryce Alderton Stalling three times on the water didn't stop Mike Follmer from finishing the race. Water entering the power valves in the motor caused the stalls, according to Follmer, a Newport Beach resident, who took 16th place in Saturday's ninth annual Long Beach-2-Catalina & Back International Jet Sports Boating Association National Offshore Championship. Follmer completed the more than 47-mile trip from near the South Shore Launch Ramp in Long Beach Harbor to Catalina and back in one hour, 31 minutes and 45 seconds.
By Michael Miller | July 19, 2008
Unlike Al Gore, the actors in “You’re Getting Warmer” don’t have a platform that rises dozens of feet into the air to show how carbon dioxide levels have skyrocketed over the years. But the cast of South Coast Repertory’s educational play at the Orange County Fair brings in just about everything else to make its message appeal to a broad audience. During the 45-minute musical, presented twice every day at the fair on the Ralphs Family Fair Way stage, the actors change into colorful costumes, sing, dance and work in outlandish props — including a giant thermostat, a houseplant under a glass dome and an orange to represent the sun. Naturally, with terms like “fossil fuel,” “carbon dioxide” and “global warming” dominating the dialogue, it’s a balancing act to keep the play lively for young audiences.
By David Carrillo Peñaloza, | June 22, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — Mr. Irrelevant met the Nigerian Nightmare for the first time. Cheta Ozougwu was just happy to hear his name pronounced correctly by someone other than his Nigerian parents. Christian Okoye said "oh-ZOO-goo" just once. To the former running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, Ozougwu was still Mr. Irrelevant, the last player picked in the NFL Draft. As for any advice for Ozougwu, who will try to make the Houston Texans, Okoye chuckled at first. The laughs started well before a roast of Ozougwu at the All-Star Lowsman Banquet at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa on Wednesday.
February 11, 2005
MIKE WHITEHEAD Ahoy. Time once again for me to respond to a few questions from you loyal readers. It is always a pleasure to lend my wisdom of the nautical world. I am constantly asked two fuel-related questions from almost every boater, concerning the fuel levels in tanks and the prices at the fuel docks. The puzzling question for boaters is whether to keep their fuel tanks full at all times to avoid water condensation. Gary Hill of Hill's fuel dock suggests that you may not want to have full tanks of fuel going stale while your boat is docked for an extended period of time.
By: Darleene Barrientos | August 24, 2005
Three weeks of rigorous ballet training at Media City Ballet's summer intensive did not scare off Ryan Jones, who has been dancing for about a year and a half and has participated in two previous intensive workshops. In fact, the workshop, which had him working with ballet authorities such as Inna Strabova, Dmitry Tuboltsev and Askar Kettebekov, Media City Ballet's principal dancer, served to fuel his passion -- so much so that he is considering moving from his home in Palos Verdes to be closer to Media City Ballet.
June 22, 2005
Natalie Venegas Costa Mesa resident Timothy Francis has taken part in countless roller hockey tournaments in his seven years of playing. The one he was recently selected to take part in, however, is slightly different. Francis, 11, who plays at the goalie position, is one of 11 players in his age group who will represent California and compete against teams from throughout the country in the inaugural State Wars national roller hockey tournament in Chicago, beginning Aug. 5. While practicing at a rink in Irvine, Francis noticed an advertisement for the State Wars tournament and decided to try out at the Anaheim Hockey Club.
By Michael Miller | October 27, 2006
Due largely to family support, Corona del Mar High School parent Loretta Zimmerman continues to lead the money race among candidates for the Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of trustees. Zimmerman, who is facing incumbent Judy Franco and teachers union favorite Sandy Asper, reported $35,565 in contributions in her statement to the Orange County Registrar of Voters on Thursday. Nearly three-quarters of her funding came from her husband, Gregory Zimmerman, who lent her $13,500 in August and added another $12,000 this month.
By Matt Szabo | July 26, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH ? Tony Melum still has that fire. The 2002 Newport Harbor High graduate got a gleam in his eye after his team won Saturday?s eighth annual Newport Harbor basketball alumni tournament. It?s the second straight alumni crown for Melum, who scored a team-high 18 points to lead his team of 2000-02 graduates past a squad of 2006 graduates, 46-42, in the title game. ?We still talk all the time,? said Melum, who played collegiately at Chapman University and said he still plays basketball every day. ?
December 3, 2004
Barry Faulkner The ranks of players who have come and gone through the UC Irvine women's volleyball program the last four seasons could fill a classroom. But those most responsible for the Anteaters' rise from a 4-21 campaign in 2001 to their second straight NCAA tournament appearance -- tonight at 5:30 against Arizona at the University of San Diego -- can all fit comfortably next to one another on a single sofa. Seniors Kelly Wing, Ashlie Hain, Sami Cash and Dana Kurzbard are, as one would expect, proud of the impact they have had on fifth-year coach Charlie Brande's program.
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