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By Lauren Williams | December 27, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown this week pardoned a Newport Beach man for crimes committed in the 1970s and 1980s and praised him as an example of someone who can turn their life around with philanthropic work. Thomas George Pfleger, 61, received a pardon for three previous convictions in 1970, 1976 and 1983 for drug-related offenses and second-degree robbery, according to his pardon. "He is ecstatic, and feels it was a great Christmas present," said Pfleger's attorney, Allan Stokke. "The pardon illustrates the forgiveness part of the Christmas message.
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SPORTS
July 22, 2012
Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club put together a remarkable closing string of races to win the 46th Governor's Cup Sunday at courses north of the Newport Beach pier. RPNYC won six straight races over two days, in the semifinals and finals, and took down its fellow New Zealanders, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Champion RPNYC was made up of skipper Tim Coltman, middle Adam Middleton and bow James de Lisle. They dethroned San Diego Yacht Club, earning the required three wins in as many races in the semifinals.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | July 20, 2012
NEWPORT BEACH — The oldest active trophy in international sports was at the same yacht club that plays host to the oldest youth regatta in the U.S. The America's Cup met the Governor's Cup at the Balboa Yacht Club on Friday. Many of the sailors who have competed in the Governor's Cup have gone on to compete in the America's Cup and a couple of them have won it. Someone joked that if you don't win the Governor's Cup as a youngster, you have a good shot later in life in winning one of the most prestigious trophies in the world.
NEWS
From staff reports | July 5, 2012
Sailors from two local yacht clubs will compete in the July 18 to 22 Governor's Cup, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious regattas for junior competitors. Michael and Jimmy Madigan and Jack Thompson, who regularly sail as members of the Corona del Mar High School team, will compete for the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Ryan Davidson, Brandon Folkman and Gregg Kent, who each attend Newport Harbor High School, will represent the Balboa Yacht Club in the race. The Governor's Cup is in its 46th year and will take place on afternoons near the Balboa Pier.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | May 21, 2012
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Coast Community College District trustees have come out in support of a proposed statewide tax increase aimed at staving off cuts to classes, programs, services and staff. The Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday in support of Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed tax initiative, which is expected to be placed on the November ballot. Failure of the tax increase would leave the district with a projected $13.7-million deficit in 2013-14 — after using up its reserves to get through 2012-13, Andy Dunn, vice chancellor of finance and administrative services, said during Wednesday's meeting.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | March 21, 2012
The school district has avoided furloughs and reducing the school year, but looming budget cuts threaten its stability, according to a top school official. Newport-Mesa Unified can pay its bills and maintain the mandated 3% reserves for the next two years, but could face as much as $15 million in cuts to remain solvent in 2013-14, district Chief Business Official and Deputy Supt. Paul Reed said during a presentation on the district's second interim report at the March 13 school board meeting.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters | January 21, 2012
IRVINE — About 700 community leaders and business owners gathered at the Irvine Marriott for breakfast, networking and to hear the latest economic news — good or bad — at Wednesday's 2012 Irvine Business Outlook. Chamber of Commerce President Tallia Hart had nothing but good things to say about the city's economy. "This is like writing vows," Hart joked before the crowd. "I have so much to say in so little time. " More than two-thirds of Irvine businesses reported that they do not expect to reduce operations this year, and 22% have plans to expand, Hart said, citing statistics from a just-released survey completed by the chamber, the Orange County Register and the MacKenzie Corp.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | December 28, 2011
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, hero to small-government conservatives and villain to organized labor, is stopping by conservative bastion Newport Beach on Thursday while he visits Southern California for the Rose Bowl game. In any other year, the governor of a state represented in The Granddaddy of Them All wouldn't bring much reaction from locals outside of a friendly welcome. But Walker is facing a sustained recall effort from constituents who have targeted him after, in an effort to help balance the state's budget, he successfully pulled back some collective-bargaining rights for state workers.
SPORTS
By Len Bose | July 21, 2011
The Governor's Cup 21 was strategically placed this week in front of the Sterling BMW dealership on West Coast Highway. "Someone is sailing with their head out of the boat, what a great idea," I thought as I drove south on West Coast Highway toward Balboa Yacht Club. At the club, I saw something I hadn't seen before: all of the sponsors' banners, flags and decals were presented professionally. The feeling that something special was about to happen overcame me. I quickened my step down to the waterfront.
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