March 14, 2003
Richard Dunn Gourmet food and the best wine. Luxury yachts and multimillionaire lots. There are Cadillacs filling the players-only section of the parking lot at Newport Beach Country Club. Everywhere players turn, their shoes are shined their bags are picked up, their every little detail is in order. They would arrive here for the Toshiba Senior Classic and stroll around in golf carts, one of the unique attributes of this 50-and-over senior golf tour -- the PGA Champions Tour.
September 20, 2008
The Mesa Del Mar neighborhood will hold its annual luau Sunday at TeWinkle Park, where up to 400 are expected. The party will be catered with Hawaiian-themed food, and a vintage golf cart will be raffled off. A game of washers, a variant of horseshoes where players throw small metal discs into a cup, is being set up by a group of community dads, according to Homeowners? Assn. President Lisa Reedy. ?It?s like a secret society. They?re often getting together and playing washers on the weekends,?
August 8, 2002
BRIEFLY IN THE NEWS Man suspected of abuse arrested Costa Mesa police arrested a 30-year-old man Tuesday evening on multiple counts of sexual abuse. Julio Gomez-Alday was arrested on suspicion of lewd conduct with a child younger than 14, sex abuse of a child and attempted sexual intercourse with a minor younger than 14 and a minor younger than 3, Lt. Dale Birney said. The alleged incidents took place in the 600 block of Surf Street.
November 2, 2012
When 12-year-old Corona del Mar Middle School student Jordan Pratt asked his parents for a trendy new skateboard, he was told that he'd have to work for it, but not by mowing lawns. Jordan could have his skateboard if he helped Diane Pratt, his mother, sell them. "Orange County is such an entrepreneurial breeding ground," said Pratt, owner of Crush Clothing on Balboa Island. "There are so many kids here that have that potential and ability, why not start with my own son?" Jordan selected the merchandise for the first order - an array of popular, brightly colored Penny skateboards - set up shop and waited for customers to roll in. And they did, often asking for Jordan by name and wanting customized specialty boards.
April 3, 2008
Born in Buffalo, New York November 19, 1939 Joanie passed away in her home on Balboa Island, March 25th after a 2 year long hard battle with invasive cancer. She had been with Balboa Island Realty and Coldwell Banker for many years. Joan was very involved with the Balboa Island Improvement Association. Chairman of just about everything from being the Head Photogher at any and every event, beautification committee, helping start the Balboa Island Historical Museum, and one of her favorites was Christmas.
June 20, 2004
Why I love my Dad, Matthew Burns: He makes me giggle by holding me upside down and swinging me 'round and 'round. He lets me drive the golf cart when we go to Strawberry Farm. He builds sand castles with me at the beach and protects me from the big waves. He works three jobs so my mommy can stay home and play with me. He doesn't get mad when I use his sunglasses or wallet as teething toys. He lets me stand on his lap and steer as he backs out of the driveway every morning.
March 1, 2001
-- compiled by Mathis Winkler NAME: Steve Baum HOME: Balboa Island JOB TITLE: Mail services committee chairman HE IS: In charge of delivering mail to the right people on the green DAILY DUTIES: Baum and several other volunteers in the golf tournament's mail department take in about 100 shipments each day. Equipped with a flatbed golf cart, Baum then brings his goods -- ranging from professional players'...
June 24, 2008
Join hundreds of Mesa Del Mar neighbors to celebrate Independence Day in the annual Mesa Del Mar Fourth of July Parade. The parade begins at 9 a.m. from Sonora Elementary School and winds through the neighborhood to end up at TeWinkle Park for games, popsicles, prizes for most patriotic costumes and decorations, and a big group picture. This neighborhood tradition is fun for all ages. Join the parade on your bike, skateboard, scooter, on foot or in your golf cart.
March 17, 2005
Andrew Edwards A well-manicured green, hot grilled lunches and some refreshing weather have all been part of the show so far at the Toshiba Senior Classic golf tournament. But behind the scenes, some long, long workdays go into the event. The professional tournament is set to open Friday at the Newport Beach Country Club, where activities leading up to the contest started Monday. Tournament operations manager Marc Sorgatz said the hardest part of running the show is keeping the course in top shape.