February 9, 2012
A meeting to discuss a youth-oriented rendering of the Costa Mesa city seal created by Hurley artist Jason Maloney has been postponed. City staff members plan on presenting a variety of illustrations by different artists to the Cultural Arts Committee, but couldn't pull the ideas together in time for the meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, according to city spokesman Bill Lobdell. Maloney's illustration of the seal, complete with barbed wire encircling a surfboard and headphones and his signature elephants, received a mixed reaction from the community.
February 4, 2011
Nineteen University of California students who were studying abroad in Egypt have been evacuated and transported to Barcelona, university officials said. As of right now, UC Irvine believes no UCI students were in the country. Although it's easier to see how many students are traveling abroad, it's hard to find out if students have traveled independently to the region, a school spokesperson said. The U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory for Americans, and school officials decided to temporarily stop the study abroad program in Egypt this week.
January 24, 2013
"Farewell, Fred Voodoo" By Amy Wilentz Simon & Schuster; 329 pages Fred Voodoo, we learn from Amy Wilentz's candid new book, is not a person but an epithet — the Haitian equivalent, more or less, of Joe Average. Wilentz spent years in Haiti as a foreign correspondent, and she picked up the term from fellow journalists who used it to describe their interview subjects. Watching those news reports, she grew to see the name as a form of packaging. "The objectification of the Haitians' victimization — that's one aspect of the Fred Voodoo syndrome," she writes.
January 31, 2011
Leigh Steinberg has plenty of reason to celebrate during his upcoming Super Bowl Party in Dallas. It's Super Bowl XLV, but for the Newport Beach resident whose fame came as a sports agent, it's Steinberg Party XXV. Because his party is in its 25th year, Steinberg is doing his best to make it memorable. His parties have been known for their extravagance and attention to charities. He wants to turn it up a notch. Amid all the fun, which he often refers to as, "a three-ring circus," Steinberg will honor his friend, Gabrielle Giffords, the U.S. Rep. who is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head suffered during a shooting at a grocery store in Tucson, Ariz.
August 28, 2013
COSTA MESA - There were several messages delivered, and messages within messages, and symbolism wrapped in tragedy and triumph when Kermit Alexander spoke to the Costa Mesa High football team Wednesday afternoon. But before he talked about his life and challenged the young players, he gave some advice intended for the day and the future. "A lot of times," he said, "if you keep your mouth shut, you'll learn a lot more. " And with that, the CMHS varsity football team listened, as Alexander, the former NFL football player, talked about his life and provided direction.
November 17, 2001
Richard Dunn COSTA MESA - Unseeded Wesley Whitehouse of South Africa upset top-seeded Ronald Agenor of Haiti, 6-1, 6-2, in the quarterfinals Friday of the $15,000 Costa Mesa Pro Classic at the Costa Mesa Tennis Center. Agenor, a former top-20 player in the world who surpassed the $1 million mark in career prize money in 1991, began his comeback at age 33 in 1997. Jason Cook, who received a berth in the main draw as the "lucky loser" from the qualifier, also advanced to today's semifinals after upsetting fourth-seeded Jeff Williams, 6-2, 6-3, in the quarters of the United States Tennis Association Futures event.
February 3, 2001
-- Jennifer Kho Norman Ball, a 58-year-old man who lives for half of the year in Toronto, Canada, and the other half in Scottsdale, Ariz., will walk through Costa Mesa today as part of his Walk of Hope goal to cover 8,250 miles. Ball, who has already walked more than 400 miles and raised between $20,000 and $30,000 in pledges and donations, said he is walking to bring attention to orphaned children living in streets and sewers around the world.
April 8, 2000
Sherilyn F. Schneekluth In his work as a genocide investigator for the United Nations, Gary Haugen has seen some of the greatest atrocities against the people of India, Rwanda and other places where human rights are violated on a daily basis. But, Haugen says, a strong faith in God can provide hope and courage and help find a peaceful solution to these and other cruel acts against humanity. Haugen also directed the U.N. genocide investigation in Rwanda and worked in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department.
May 21, 2013
The 66th annual Fish Fry and Carnival will take place May 31 through June 2 at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa. The three-day event will include the traditional world-famous $10 fish dinners, hamburgers, hot dogs, desserts, the annual cute baby contest, opportunity drawings, wine and beer. New for 2013 is the partnership with the Costa Mesa Community Run on Sunday the 2nd, and in celebration of the City of Costa Mesa's 60th anniversary. Friday night, May 31, has been designated as Costa Mesa night.
April 26, 2012
Philip Brower School Activities/Clubs: AP Physics; AP Economics; AP Biology; AP French; AP English; AP Chemistry; AP Calculus BC; AP World History; AP U.S. History; AP Statistics; Stanford Education Program for Gifted Youth, math; UCI: multivariable calculus; Chess Club; Philosophy Club; Debate Club; physician's lab assistant, Newport Beach Community: Community Assn.; academic mentoring in math, AP World History; Libertarian Party...