August 31, 2003
Kris O'Donnell With the advent of fiberglass came a boom in boat construction in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. During its heyday, fiberglass boat making supported about 70 builders in the area. "The first reinforcing material was cotton soaked in a polyester resin," said 43-year fiberglass boat builder, Richard Valdes. In the mid 1950s Joseph McGlasson, of Costa Mesa, designed, built and successfully marketed a 24-foot wooden sailboat, the Islander, in Costa Mesa.
January 27, 2002
For the past 16 years, the third Monday in January has been perceived to be only an African American holiday called King Day. The King holiday is an American holiday that should be celebrated and commemorated by all Americans. Unfortunately, the readers of the Daily Pilot were not presented with that perspective in Tony Dodero's column on Monday (From the Newsroom -- "There exist great reasons to be off today"). King deserves a national day of recognition because he was a great American.
February 17, 2005
The long-running concern about what to do with the San Joaquin Reservoir came to a peaceful and beneficial end last week in a ceremony that saw gallons of reclaimed water empty into the long-dried-out body of water. By refilling the reservoir, officials from the Irvine Ranch Water District and the city of Newport Beach capped off a decade-long debate over the fate of the 55-acre man-made lake and restored it to its previous glory. The San Joaquin Reservoir was born some 40 years ago as a drinking water and firefighting source.
July 2, 2012
Corona del Mar Florist's latest window display features an old-school bicycle with a wire basket stuffed with red, white and blue flowers - half in and half out of the shop as if it was riding through the glass. “People are stopping,” said owner Karen Yould. “They walk by, they look at it, they turn back and look again. We get a lot of Junior Guards riding past, and they just smile. Some people put their hand up to the glass window to see how it could be going through.” The answer to that is a brother who can weld, said Yould, who decided to make the display after seeing an image online several months ago. She bought the old-fashioned girls bike on Craigslist, and her brother cut it in half and then helped make the stands for the display.
March 8, 2007
The Cal State Fullerton men's basketball team flirted with history this season, matching the school's best start (16-4) and competing for a Big West Conference crown until well into February. And Corona del Mar High product Eric Glass has had a courtside seat. Glass, who averaged 5.1 points per game as a 6-2 senior guard for the Sea Kings, before graduating in 2002, is in his second season as a manager for Coach Bob Burton's Titans. And while his myriad tasks have included doing laundry and sweeping floors, Glass, an aspiring coach, will be dispensing more than towels and water when the No. 3-seeded Titans begin play in the Big West Tournament tonight at 6 against Pacific.
February 15, 2001
Barry Faulkner SAN GABRIEL - When Corona del Mar High boys basketball coach Paul Orris said he was keeping some things in reserve during the Sea Kings' CIF Southern Section Division III-AA first-round playoff game at Gabrielino Wednesday night, he apparently wasn't talking about seldom-used Eric Glass. The 6-foot-1 junior earned his first varsity start and quickly paid dividends, stealing the ball on the Eagles' first possession and converting a layin, while being fouled.
July 20, 2007
Connoisseurs of art glass shop at Orrefors Kosta Boda at South Coast Plaza. Collectors will want to save at the store's semi-annual sale starting today through July 31. Save up to 15% on all regular-priced items. Orrefors and Kosta Boda, two famous Swedish glasshouses, teamed up to form one art glass gallery. It's here that you can find the exquisite Orrefors, produced since 1898 and known for its creative design and excellent craftsmanship, combining the best in form and function.
March 29, 2007
Turning up the hill off Pacific Coast Highway, the Secret Service men in dark suits were visible even from blocks away. They stood in the road among the valet attendants accepting the cars of guests who had come to meet New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson , Democratic presidential candidate. The late afternoon Wednesday reception in a coastal canyon above the Pacific at the home of Newport Beach architect Steve Dobbie and his wife Yvette was a chance for the governor to take the pulse of the local crowd on issues of import for the 2008 election and serve as a fundraiser for his campaign.
July 15, 2008
In his recent column (“Let’s take back our country,” July 3 ) Joseph Bell yearns for the country he came home to after World War II. The country he remembers does not exactly conform to reality. At that time, immorality was not running rampant as it is now. Cohabitation before marriage was not the order of the day. The culture was not coarsened as it is today. Respect for human life still existed. The courts were not legislating from the bench. People still had manners.
December 3, 2008
Costa Mesa housing developer Steve Jones is all about recycling. He fashioned his business cards from a deck of playing cards with a sticker on one side advertising his housing business, Bettershelter. The eco-friendly landscaping for Bettershelter’s latest venture, a quasi-village of 12 bungalows in Eastside Costa Mesa, was just going into the ground Wednesday. Bettershelter is hosting a launch party at 6 tonight for 12@Elden, 2381 Elden Ave., a remodeled condominium complex targeted at the young, cool and environmentally conscious home buyer.