September 10, 1999
Once that back-to-school wardrobe is in place, classroom assignments are a student's next mission. Whether the task involves constructing a mission model or researching a country, Newport libraries provide ample resources for making the grade. Elementary and junior high school students typically face numerous reports about the world's countries. For such assignments, "Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations" includes nine volumes profiling 193 countries.
September 15, 2002
The Daily Pilot photo staff hit the pavement early Sept. 11 to capture our community honoring the anniversary of the attacks. It was like a challenge: Who is going to get the shot that says it all? We covered many events that day including Costa Mesa's Patriot Day and the Tall Ships memorial. But the stand-out picture that set the bar was Don Leach's photograph of a flight attendant tossing a flower into the ocean. It's not every day that our news coverage includes a national issue.
October 25, 2012
Sage Hill (0-8, 0-1) vs. Crean Lutheran (4-4, 0-1) When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Crean Lutheran Key Lightning: Sr. DL-WR Thomas Fenner; Sr. RB-LB Joe Melita ( 602 yards, three TDs rushing); So. QB CJ McCord (466 yards, four TDs passing). Key Saints: Sr. RB Blake Cox (508 yards, six TDs rushing); Sr. TE-S-PK Riley Tooker (243 yards, four TDs receiving); Sr. OG-NT Teddy Hung. Breakdown: The Lightning are aiming to halt a 10-game losing streak, while the Saints are looking for their first league victory in the program's four-year history, having lost all 10 of their Academy League games ... Sage Hill has lost three straight league games since beating Crean, 29-28, last season ... The Lightning have scored just 89 points in eight games and have given up 340 ... Crean has been outscored this season, 217-163 ... Crean's four wins have come against teams with a combined record of 6-25 ... Sage, which has never had a winless season in a varsity history that began in 2002, has also never lost more than eight games in one season ... Hung and Tooker were first-team All-Academy League players last season ... The Saints opened the season with 15 returning starters on both sides of the ball ... Sage has outscored Crean, 129-48, in their three previous meetings ... Melita and Fenner are the Lightning's leading tacklers.
September 30, 2010
Velma C. Patterson was a resident of Costa Mesa from 1922 until Sept. 28, 2010. She was born in Orange on Feb. 4, 1911. Velma lived in her grandmother's boarding house, the Depot Park House in Orange from her birth until she moved to 22nd Street and Santa Ana Avenue in Harper, which is now Costa Mesa. She attended Costa Mesa Grammar School and Lathrop Intermediate School in Santa Ana. She was a child of the Depression and left school to help support her five younger brothers and sisters.
July 9, 2013
My brother Dan and I always loved the Fourth of July bike parade at Mariners Park. After we won a prize ribbon one year, it became our annual goal to have the most over-the-top bike-powered float. The pinnacle of our success came the year we presented the Boston Tea Party, complete with my brother tossing shoe boxes marked "TEA" over the side of a ship made from a discarded voting booth, my Schwinn Stingray straining to pull it all. It was the late 1970s – the days of stagflation, gas lines and the bitter aftertaste of a long ambiguous war. But there was also the memory of the 1976 bicentennial celebration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence — and a sense that under the peeling paint, the country's bones were still good.
May 6, 2004
JOSEPH N. BELL For the past four weekends, Drama Room 11 in one of the temporary structures at Newport Harbor High School has been infested with young men in snap brim felt hats and young women in garish dresses that hide their knees, long stockings and sensible shoes. These apparitions overflow frequently into the walkways outside, making the area more closely resemble the back lot at Universal Studios than an academic institution. Inside, a man wearing a New York City police sweatshirt and a patiently stressed look is directing traffic in and around a battery of powerful lights and three cardboard flats that frame what appears to be a night club bar. He is holding a camera.
December 30, 1999
From a news perspective, the 1990s in Newport-Mesa had it all. Million-dollar embezzlements by officials in a city and a school district. A sexual harassment scandal in the Newport Beach Police Department that took down the chief and his top lieutenant. A hard-fought and highly emotional political campaign over a proposed airport that divided the north and the south. An ongoing environmental story. An international sports star in our backyard. A devastating car crash and its aftermath, including what many called a modern miracle.
August 27, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — Sitting on an oversized plush chair in baseball legend Chuck Finley's Newport Beach home, actress Tawny Kitaen seems to be in a much different place than she was eight years ago. A soccer goal is visible in the backyard, and her daughter's art covers the refrigerator in the family home. Her adopted dog, Woody, nuzzles Kitaen as she talks about a new off-camera passion: helping others. A volunteer at Kathy's House, a shelter for at-risk women in San Juan Capistrano, and a member of the board of directors at Testimony Life Resources, an alternative counseling center, Kitaen appears to be a far cry from her role as the eccentric star of "The Surreal Life," or the woman battling a dependency on prescription pills on "Celebrity Rehab.
November 21, 2009
Seriously? Thursday is Thanksgiving? I don’t see how that’s possible. But it is, apparently, and you and I and just about everyone will have to deal with it. Checking the T-Day folder, we find that in years past we have done the history of Thanksgiving; how to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving dinner; how not to; how to prepare a traditional Italian Thanksgiving dinner; and what to do with T-Day leftovers. This year, given everything that’s going on in the nation and the world, it is time to examine what Thanksgiving really means, why it matters, and what we need to keep in mind as we approach another annual day of thanks.
June 19, 2002
Deirdre Newman Colonial settler Nancy Morgan Hart tricked a group of Tories who came to her house with guns and demanded food. She plied the Tories with alcohol, took one of their guns and held them hostage until reinforcements arrived. How did she maintain control over the Tories with one gun? She was cross-eyed so the terrified Tories all thought she was aiming at them. This amusing, historic scenario was acted out on Tuesday at Harbor View Elementary School in Newport Beach as part of the Walk Through the American Revolution program.