July 20, 2012
Frances Marie Marston, loving wife, mother, grandmother, & great grandmother, passed away July 14, 2012 at the age of 87. She was born December 19th, 1924 in Hoyt, Colorado to Charles and Martha Ormsby. Frances grew up in Huntington Beach and graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 1942. In 1940 she was chosen Miss Victory and rode on the float in the Huntington Beach Parade. She loved the Huntington Beach Parade and never missed it...
September 21, 2012
Prisoners of war and those missing in action were celebrated during the POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony Friday at TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa. "Events like these are essential for democracy," said Chris Martin, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces sergeant who was the keynote speaker. Martin and his partner were attacked and injured while serving in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom in December 2002. As a result, they spent two months in Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where Martin said he had the honor of being the first wounded veteran visited by President George W. Bush.
March 27, 2004
TODAY Baseball College -- Long Beach State at UC Irvine, 6 p.m.; Vanguard at The Master's (doubleheader), 11 a.m. Community college -- Irvine Valley at Orange Coast, noon. Softball High school -- Newport Harbor at Northwood tournament; Costa Mesa at Colton tournament. Swimming High school girls -- Newport Harbor, Corona del Mar at CIF Relays at Belmont Plaza, 6 p.m. Tennis High school boys -- Corona del Mar All-American invitational: Newport Harbor vs. Brentwood at Costa Mesa Tennis Center, 8 a.m.; Corona del Mar vs. Calabasas at Balboa Bay Club Racquet Club, noon.
March 9, 2001
Ballet Pacifica Conservatory will hold placement auditions for its Summer Intensive Program 2001 at 2 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The 2 p.m. audition is for children age 10 to 13, and the 3:30 p.m. is for people age 14 and older. The conservatory is at 1824 Kaiser Ave., Irvine. The four-week program runs from July 30 to Aug. 25 and will include classes on ballet technique, pointe, variations, dance conditioning, modern, character and jazz, as well as special seminars on injury prevention and care, nutrition and technique analysis.
November 3, 2000
Jennifer Kho Joel Faris spends hours in his yard every week to listen to his favorite sound. "Do you hear that?" he asked. "Nothing. This is what I like -- peace and quiet. Quietness is important to your health, mentally and spiritually." Faris wakes up at 4:45 a.m. every weekday, takes a walk and then spends time in his yard -- reading the newspaper, pulling weeds and watering the plants -- before work. He always likes to read more than watch television, he said, and he never sleeps in past 5 a.m., even on Saturdays.
September 20, 2001
Airforce Airman Robert J. Robinson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During his six weeks of training he studied the Air Force mission, organization and customs and received special training in human relations. He is a 2000 graduate of Huntington Beach High school and the son of Norman and Barbara Robinson of Huntington Beach. . . . Gregory Russell Cernok graduated in May with a bachelor's degree in management from Purdue University.
January 18, 2005
Jeff Benson While many Newport-Mesa students were catching up on sleep, shopping or just "hangin' out" over the holiday, Corona del Mar High School's "Orchesis" dance program was busy preparing for its biggest annual shows. Instead of a day off, the girls rehearsed synchronized dance steps and learned about staging, props and the different lights used in their performances. "We light every number in the show and we have a lighting designer that teaches us the lighting that goes along with each movement," said Orchesis co-president Cassidy Preston, 17. Orchesis will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Huntington Beach High School.
September 9, 2005
Bad dates. We've all had a few. And we'd probably like to dwell on them as little as possible. Unless you're playwright Theresa Rebeck. Rebeck (whose "View of the Dome" was staged at Orange Coast College last season) has turned these awkward social engagements into a comedy, aptly entitled "Bad Dates," which will be making its Southern California premiere at the Laguna Playhouse next week, opening Sept. 17 after four evenings of previews. And it promises to be the theatrical equivalent of a chick flick.
March 30, 2009
Michelle Ma Citizen Correspondent Nearly 300 students from several local high schools attended the 3rd Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference on Friday, March 27. The event was held on the Coastline College campus in Garden Grove and was developed three years ago by the college in partnership with the Orange County chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). Students in attendance hailed from Costa Mesa High School, Westminster High School, Lincoln Continuation School, Garden Grove High School, Fountain Valley High School, Huntington Beach High School, Rancho Alamitos High School, Corona Del Mar High School, OC Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center, Newport Mesa Early College High School, and Fullerton ACCESS-OCDE.
January 20, 2004
Marisa O'Neil Measure A construction at Newport-Mesa schools has called for some creative improvisation for many people. Luckily for Orchesis, Corona del Mar High School's dance team, creativity is something they have a lot of. When the district-wide construction project closed Newport Harbor High School's auditorium where Orchesis traditionally puts on its annual recital, they had to scramble for another site....