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November 16, 2011
A 37-year-old Costa Mesa man died of a heart attack while visiting a business Tuesday evening, police said. Police responded to a report of an unconscious person in the 400 block of 17th Street about 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, said Costa Mesa police Sgt. Phil Myers. No identity of the man or further information on the death was available. — Lauren Williams Twitter: @ lawilliams30
NEWS
March 23, 2012
A Laguna Niguel man died Thursday after the vehicle he was driving struck a pole in a parking lot in Costa Mesa, authorities said. Steven Takei, 56, appeared to have a heart attack while behind the wheel in the 24 Hour Fitness parking lot in the 500 block of Anton Boulevard, according to Costa Mesa police Lt. Rob Sharpnack. Takei was found unresponsive in his vehicle, and witnesses reported seeing the vehicle slowly crash into the pole, according to the county coroner's office.
NEWS
By Lance Pugmire | December 10, 2013
Shane Del Rosario, an  Ultimate Fighting Championship  heavyweight from Orange County, died Monday nearly two weeks after suffering a heart attack. Del Rosario, 30, fell into a coma after the heart attack, which doctors at Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital in Newport Beach told family was likely a result of a congenital disorder, said the fighter's manager, Jason House. The UFC said in a statement that it “mourns the tragic loss” of Del Rosario, a product of Dana Hills High who lived in Laguna Niguel.
FEATURES
By Sue Thoensen | April 30, 2008
Judy Voltmer quit her “glamorous” smoking habit 13 years ago, adopted a healthy lifestyle that included daily exercise, and took her high cholesterol medication religiously. When a doctor discovered elevated cholesterol levels and possible blockage in some arteries during routine blood work, Voltmer was referred to a cardiologist who suggested a treadmill stress test to determine her heart’s health. Voltmer wasn’t worried about running on a treadmill.
SPORTS
January 8, 2014
Water polo standout Jon Walters, of Newport Beach, died of a heart attack Wednesday, the Orange County Register reported. Walters, who played at Newport Harbor High as a freshman and transferred to Mater Dei, was 19. Walters, who played for USC, had been in the hospital since he fell into a coma Jan. 1, his father, Bill said, according to the Register. USC head water polo coach Jovan Vavic said on the school's website: "Jon was a great Trojan, and an outstanding young man from a wonderful family.
FEATURES
By Jessie Brunner | June 24, 2007
Mo Conter hoped she would never have to use the defibrillator that the Palisades Tennis Club recently bought, but nine days after being trained on the machine, she was delivering electric shocks to a heart attack victim. With the help of two club members who performed chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, Conter, the club's activities director, saved longtime member Bill Rosener's life. "I can't believe the timing of what happened," said General Manager Terri DeLong, who facilitated the purchase of the machine and the requisite training.
NEWS
November 28, 2013
UFC heavyweight fighter Shane del Rosario is in critical condition at Hoag Hospital after he suffered a heart attack in his Newport Beach home Tuesday morning. Rosario, 30, arrived at the hospital in full cardiac arrest and was revived in the emergency room, his manager Jason House confirmed on Twitter Wednesday. "He was resuscitated in the emergency room back to a stable heart rhythm and blood pressure," he wrote. "He is currently in the coronary care unit critically ill. Our prayers are with him and his family.
NEWS
By Jillian Beck | July 20, 2012
A theology graduate student likely died of a heart attack while surfing off Newport Beach, according to a friend. Brian Cohee, 58, of Claremont died Thursday at Hoag Hospital after firefighters took him there in critical condition. His friend, Min-Woo Shin, 33, said Friday that doctors at Hoag informed him that Cohee probably suffered a heart attack, but that an autopsy was still needed to confirm that. Earlier that afternoon, Cohee had traveled down to West Newport near Highland Street and West Oceanfront with Shin.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | November 1, 2013
A father and son from Orange County have both died after their hunting trip to New Mexico went tragically awry last month. The son, Steve Lockhart, 43, of Costa Mesa, was separated from the hunting party in Gila National Forest about midnight Oct. 20, according to New Mexico law enforcement officials. Lockhart died Sunday, shortly after he was found alive a week after he disappeared. Officials had suspended the search for Lockhart days earlier, calling off the air and ground searches, which involved dozens of personnel, according to New Mexico State Police.
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By Mike Decker | January 11, 2014
I've heard it said that people won't change until they hurt enough that they have to. Based upon a recent experience, I believe this statement to be true. Late last year, I experienced intermittent feelings of discomfort in the center of my chest. My dad had a heart attack when he was about my age, so I felt that these new sensations deserved some due diligence on my part. After all, why have medical insurance if you never use it? My doctor put me through every test imaginable.
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SPORTS
January 8, 2014
Water polo standout Jon Walters, of Newport Beach, died of a heart attack Wednesday, the Orange County Register reported. Walters, who played at Newport Harbor High as a freshman and transferred to Mater Dei, was 19. Walters, who played for USC, had been in the hospital since he fell into a coma Jan. 1, his father, Bill said, according to the Register. USC head water polo coach Jovan Vavic said on the school's website: "Jon was a great Trojan, and an outstanding young man from a wonderful family.
SPORTS
December 26, 2013
A memorial service for passionate baseball volunteer Jeff Cook, who died in Arizona Dec. 15, will take place at Harbor Trinity Church in Costa Mesa Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. Cook, who had a strong love for baseball, was known for his volunteer work. The former Costa Mesa High baseball assistant coach and player was an umpire for District 62 Little League. He spent a great deal of time learning to officiate and teaching others. The Daily Courier in Prescott, Ariz. reported Cook, 58, died of a heart attack.
NEWS
By Lance Pugmire | December 10, 2013
Shane Del Rosario, an  Ultimate Fighting Championship  heavyweight from Orange County, died Monday nearly two weeks after suffering a heart attack. Del Rosario, 30, fell into a coma after the heart attack, which doctors at Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital in Newport Beach told family was likely a result of a congenital disorder, said the fighter's manager, Jason House. The UFC said in a statement that it “mourns the tragic loss” of Del Rosario, a product of Dana Hills High who lived in Laguna Niguel.
NEWS
November 28, 2013
UFC heavyweight fighter Shane del Rosario is in critical condition at Hoag Hospital after he suffered a heart attack in his Newport Beach home Tuesday morning. Rosario, 30, arrived at the hospital in full cardiac arrest and was revived in the emergency room, his manager Jason House confirmed on Twitter Wednesday. "He was resuscitated in the emergency room back to a stable heart rhythm and blood pressure," he wrote. "He is currently in the coronary care unit critically ill. Our prayers are with him and his family.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | November 1, 2013
A father and son from Orange County have both died after their hunting trip to New Mexico went tragically awry last month. The son, Steve Lockhart, 43, of Costa Mesa, was separated from the hunting party in Gila National Forest about midnight Oct. 20, according to New Mexico law enforcement officials. Lockhart died Sunday, shortly after he was found alive a week after he disappeared. Officials had suspended the search for Lockhart days earlier, calling off the air and ground searches, which involved dozens of personnel, according to New Mexico State Police.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2013
There were several highlights during the sixth annual Pipeline to a Cure Gala, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Saturday night. Certainly Mike Ness of Social Distortion taking the stage for a rare collaboration with local 80s cover band Flashback Heart Attack stood out among those highlights at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. Ness and his wife, Christine, who live in Newport Beach, were honored during the event that...
NEWS
June 6, 2013
A Newport Beach nonprofit donated $150,000 toward stem cell research that could slow or reverse heart damage in patients, including those with a specific muscular dystrophy condition, the organization announced last week. Coalition Duchenne gave the money to a Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute team developing a treatment that could help treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients who develop heart disease, according to a news release from the coalition. Boys with Duchenne are born with damage to their hearts that worsens over time, according to Dr. Ron Victor, associate director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.
NEWS
February 22, 2013
Firefighters and two 24 Hour Fitness employees saved the life of a 67-year-old man who went into cardiac arrest at the gym, officials said Friday. At about 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Costa Mesa firefighters received a call that a man had gone into cardiac arrest while working out at 24 Hour Fitness at The Triangle, according to Costa Mesa Fire Department Battalion Chief Fred Seguin. Another gym member notified employees that the man was down in the cardio area, said Josh Graves, a fitness manager at the club.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | August 1, 2012
When Flashback Heart Attack takes the stage, the 80s cover band doesn't just conjure up fun memories for the crowd. They put on a show. The band members, from Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, enjoy interacting with fans during their set. They entertain with risqué jokes and hit songs. Many of their songs are just as good as the originals. Well, after all, they claim the songs belong to them. Back in the 80s they were Heart Attack and wrote songs that were stolen from them and became hits for other artists.
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