July 23, 2001
Bryce Alderton FAIRGROUNDS -- So all those years of ignoring mom telling you not to chew bubble gum finally paid off -- in blowing the biggest bubble in the bubble gum blowing contest at the Kids' Park stage at the Orange County Fair Sunday afternoon. The trick for most of these youngsters was learning from a sibling. "My sister taught me," 11-year-old Dillon Matyas said after topping the 11 to 15 age group division for the largest bubble blown from one piece of bubble gum. His favorite flavor is watermelon.
October 4, 2003
B.W. COOK The second annual Festival of Children, held in association with South Coast Plaza and chaired by Sandra Segerstrom Daniels, ended its monthlong run this week in Costa Mesa. The event was a tribute to Orange County's concern for the well-being of its youngest citizens. Significant funds were raised benefiting a cross-section of children's charities such as Children's Hospital of Orange County, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Special Olympics, Newport Sports Museum and the Boys and Girls Club.
October 5, 2003
GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Daily Pilot on a rotating basis. For information on adding your organization to this list, call (949) 574-4298. SWEET ADELINES OF ORANGE COUNTY The singing group invites women who like to sing to join them Tuesday nights for four-part harmony, or Barbershop-style singing. (949) 495-5685. UNDERGROUND The Underground program, a function of Child's Pace, provides social activities and interaction for adolescents.
January 31, 2003
Richard Dunn Scott Feichter, a local club tennis sensation in mixed doubles with his wife in the mid-1980s, has been named as the new girls tennis coach at Corona del Mar High. Feichter, 52, takes over a perennial nationally ranked program that has produced CIF Southern Section singles and doubles champions and captured several team titles, including a mythical national championship in 1997. Feichter replaces Andy Stewart, who resigned last season after guiding the Sea Kings to the CIF Division I semifinals.
August 20, 2003
Anyone who has ever considered becoming a volunteer but can never seem to muster up the energy should talk to Mike Krasel. "This place cracks me up. I love it," said the 31-year-old volunteer for the Environmental Nature Center. Krasel fell in love with his volunteer job shortly after he began about a year ago, right about the time he discovered the thrill of working the wood chipper. One of his main duties is to chip wood to line the walkways of the center's environmental trails.
May 10, 2000
Andrew Glazer COSTA MESA -- A coalition of the city's Latino leaders reinvented itself Tuesday morning. The Latino Advisory Committee, which formed early last fall to represent the city's Latino community as it planned a West Side neighborhood revitalization, will now be known as the Latino Community Network. "We wanted to move away from being issue-oriented," said group member Bill Turpit. "We're now going to focus on being a networking and communication vehicle."
December 2, 2007
To honor longtime member Roy Woolsey’s memory, the Rotary Club of Newport Sunrise has established a student-of-the-month program in his name at the Monte Vista Back Bay High School. Each student chosen receives a gift certificate to Staples. Rotarian Syd Lucas, liaison with the school’s principal and staff, manages every year’s selection of scholarship recipients and coordinates assistance in efforts to acknowledge publicly the accomplishments of many of the students.
January 17, 2004
County Republican club takes a rare stance The Lincoln Club of Orange County made a rare move Friday, voting to endorse Rep. Dana Rohrabacher over former Congressman Bob Dornan, who is challenging the incumbent in the March 2 primary. An official with the Lincoln Club said a primary endorsement is unusual and has only been given a handful of times in the club's 42-year history. Dornan, a fiery right-wing radio talk show host, surprised local Republicans last month when he filed papers to run against Rohrabacher, who has held a seat in Congress since 1988.
March 4, 2004
Marisa O'Neil Future Oscar contenders are getting a taste of moviemaking with a new program at the Westside Boys & Girls Club in Costa Mesa. About a dozen students are producing a short movie on a new camcorder they got through a grant. They are participating in every aspect of the project, from scriptwriting to editing, directing and acting. "We're exposing kids to as much as possible to find something they have a knack for," center Director Dan Monahan said.