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By John Reger | March 5, 2009
This is as close to a home match as any professional golfer is going to get and now that John Cook begins his second full season on the Champions Tour he intends to be an inhospitable host. Cook, who owns a home in Corona del Mar, grew up in Palos Verdes and used to come to what was then called Irvine Coast Country Club and play high school matches. “We would get down this direction to play some of the Orange County teams,” Cook said. “I used to come down here quite a bit and play Mesa Verde, Irvine Coast Country Club, now Newport Beach Country Club.
March 21, 2003
Deepa Bharath The Toshiba Senior Classic is truly an international golf tournament, featuring 23 players from eight different countries. Most of these golfers travel year-round from one country to another constantly jumping wavelengths and getting in tune with a different culture, language and cuisine. At this year's tournament, players come from Argentina, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Canada, Ireland, Australia and South Africa. For the most part, these players enjoy the diversity travel offers and often learn from it. At least for Gary Player of South Africa and Vicente Fernandez of Argentina -- both regulars at Toshiba -- the world is their classroom.
By Joseph Serna, | July 31, 2010
Back from combat in Afghanistan and having just landed at John Wayne Airport after a flight from North Carolina, U.S. Marine Andy Krikorian struggled to stay awake while his dad drove him to their Costa Mesa home. It was late Friday, about 10 p.m., when the Krikorians turned onto Presidio Drive from Newport Boulevard to get to their home on Coronado Drive. The flight had been delayed about an hour. That didn't matter. Everyone waiting for the 27-year-old that night would've waited no matter how long it took.
By Chris Caesar | February 27, 2008
After watching the foreclosed home down the street slowly devolve into a state of dilapidation, Mary Dinius said she was forced to take matters into her own hands. Sick of the untrimmed landscaping, dirty pool and overgrown grass blighting her street, the Mesa North resident paid her gardener an extra $40 to mow her former neighbor’s lawn on Cheyenne Street. “I don’t have a lawn mower, but if I had one, I would’ve taken it over there and done it myself,” she said.
By Barry Faulkner | January 28, 2012
IRVINE - Without a home victory in three previous Big West Conference games this season and only two wins over Division I programs in the Bren Events Center, the UC Irvine student rooting section can be forgiven for lacking the inspiration and, perhaps, the opportunity to storm the court following Saturday's 65-57 triumph over conference rival UC Riverside. So, after earning their first Big West Conference home win in a little more than 11 months, Anteaters players took it upon themselves to storm the crowd.
By Joseph Serna, | July 1, 2010
Stephen David Royds, a convicted drug dealer who kept his girlfriend's body preserved on dry ice in a swank Newport Beach hotel room for a year, has returned to his native New Zealand after being released from prison, federal officials said Thursday. Royds, 49, was paroled in May after serving more than a year and a half of a four-year sentence for felony drug charges. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported him June 25, ICE officials said. Royds, who went by the nickname "Kiwi," was arrested in March 2008 by Newport Beach police officers.
By Barry Faulkner, | May 16, 2011
Costa Mesa High softball coach Nichole Maddox didn't have to reach far into the recesses of her memory to talk about the Mustangs' recent history in the CIF Southern Section playoffs. "I'll never forget it," the Mustangs' second-year coach said of last season's 1-0 loss to San Marino in 10 innings. The game's only run scored on an error. The Mustangs are hoping to make more positive memories in Tuesday's Division V wild-card matchup with visiting Immaculate Heart of Los Angeles.
By Steve Virgen, | March 2, 2011
Clay Tucker is back home, happy to be in Newport Beach. It's where he grew up. It's where he fell in love with the game of football. And now he's helping spread that love. Tucker, the son of the great Orange Coast College football coach Dick Tucker, has formed a flag football league in Newport Beach. He's also helping start another one in Costa Mesa. Clay Tucker played quarterback at Corona del Mar High and then for his dad at OCC. Before that, while growing up and playing on fields in Newport Beach, he also learned about the game in Costa Mesa, at OCC to be exact.
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