March 11, 2007
The resounding message we heard this week was this: $10 million in 10 years for Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. That's the number that Toshiba Classic golf tournament officials hoped to raise, and we suspect that by today, that number will be met and maybe even surpassed. Even those who don't care for golf have got to be impressed with that. But for those who love golf, this was a week to remember. It started with a pro-am tournament on Monday, then the annual breakfast and shot from the top of the Newport Marriott on Tuesday, another pro-am on Wednesday and Thursday, and finally this weekend's senior PGA action at Newport Beach Country Club.
October 6, 2008
A Placentia man arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence initially told police he thought he was in another city when he drove into a rehab home in Newport Beach, authorities said Monday. Bulmaro Ramirez-Castillo, 28, was arrested Friday night after Newport Beach police say he drove his car through a fence and crashed into a home while trying to make his way back to Placentia. Ramirez-Castillo crashed into the Pacific Shores Recovery home, 492 Orange Ave., Newport Beach, at about 9:15 p.m. Police said no one from the recovery home was injured, and no one from the location knew Ramirez-Castillo or was involved in the crash.
April 4, 2008
Newport Beach police are asking a rollerblader who was involved last month in a collision with an elderly bicyclist to come forward to help in their investigation, officials announced Friday. Shortly before 6 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, Robert Lindquist Duey, who was 82, was riding his bicycle down Back Bay Drive north of San Joaquin Hills Road when he collided with an unknown man on rollerblades, police said. Duey, wearing a helmet, fell and hit his head, Sgt. Evan Sailor said.
April 6, 2008
Much is made of the success enjoyed by the Toshiba Classic golf tournament and how much it benefits Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian financially. But if you take into account this is the second year that the Breakers tennis team, of World Team Tennis, is affiliated with the hospital, this summer promises to deliver a grand slam of excitement and funding. While last year’s Breakers team suffered through a 3-11 losing record, team officials are bulking up this year’s squad with such notables as women’s tennis legend Lindsay Davenport, Paraguayan veteran Ramon Delgado, Czech phenom Michaela Pastikova and newcomers Angelika Bachmann and Bruno Echagaray.
March 11, 2008
A police dog can change a situation for the better in a hurry. Case in point: A Costa Mesa K-9 brought down 19-year-old Angel Pena over the weekend after he led police on a pursuit through Newport Beach, Costa Mesa Police Lt. Paul Dondero said. About 11 p.m. Sunday, Newport Beach police tried to pull Pena over for a suspected DUI near East Balboa Boulevard and A Street, police said. Pena didn’t stop and led police onto the 55 Freeway, where he spun out near the Del Mar Avenue offramp, police said.
March 14, 2008
The Toshiba Classic drew a crowd of more than 82,500 people this month and topped its attendance from the previous year, officials for the Newport Beach golf tournament announced this week. The tournament also prolonged its streak by raising $1 million or more for Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian for the ninth year in a row. The Toshiba Classic staff presented the hospital with a check for $1 million Sunday, although Ira Garbutt, the tournament’s chairman, said the amount may increase as his office totals additional revenues in the coming weeks.
May 29, 2005
Although Roy Disney's Pyewacket finished first, there were surely no losers in the First Team Real Estate Invitational Regatta, held last weekend in Newport Beach. The three-day race just off shore drew some of the biggest, fastest sailboats in the world to Newport's waters -- a perfect setting for a perfect yacht race. Unlike other regattas, in which boats start from here and sail off to a distant finish line, much of this race was visible from land.
December 10, 2007
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has named Stephen Jones, the chairman and chief executive of the real estate firm Snyder Langston, as the new chairman of its board of directors. Jones replaced Richard M. Ortwein, who chaired the board since 2004 and remains on as a member. Jones joined the board?s Facilities Design and Construction Committee in 2001 to help create the Women?s Pavilion and was asked to join the board itself the following year. During his five years as a board member, he has served on the Executive and Strategic Planning committees.
December 12, 2006
Authorities are investigating whether speeding caused a fatal traffic collision Sunday afternoon on Pacific Coast Highway west of Jamboree Road, Newport Beach police said Monday. Driver Joseph Michael Silvia lost control, causing the car to collide with a light pole, killing him and hospitalizing passenger Matthew Biscan, police said. Speed appeared to be a factor, but Newport Beach Police Lt. Bill Hartford declined to say whether Silvia was driving faster than the limit. The accident blocked traffic for 3½ hours on Pacific Coast Highway, Hartford said, especially noticeable with heavy traffic at 1 p.m. Sunday.
May 3, 2007
An Irvine woman died Wednesday after being struck by a passing car while walking along Pacific Coast Highway near Crystal Cove. The accident occurred at about 7:10 p.m. as Frank A. Felipponio, 37, of Irvine, was heading south along the highway in his 2007 Mustang GT-500 convertible, Newport Beach police said. Felipponio apparently was attempting to switch from second to third gear, but shifted into first gear by mistake, sending the car into a spin, Lt. Jim Kaminsky said. The convertible left the highway, skidding into Lori Rae Jamieson, 48, who was walking on the bike path parallel to the road, Kaminsky said.