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By: | September 10, 2005
o7THIS WEEK: Why does God allow such horrors as Hurricane Katrina to happen? f7 "Why does God allow" anything is not the right question. The truth is, it's a jungle out here, and it has been ever since Adam and Eve were tossed out of the Garden of Eden. There are numerous interpretations of the Genesis stories, but the "spin" I personally put on the Adam and Eve story is that once we (in the persons of Adam and Eve) were ejected from the Garden, we became subject to the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune regardless of how strong or how weak our faith.
NEWS
November 24, 1999
NEWPORT BEACH - The Hurricanes girls under-10, AYSO Region 57 girls soccer team went 4-0 in the playoffs to reach title game, but lost to the Flames, 3-1. In the title game, Alexandra Tobiessen scored the Hurricanes' lone goal off a pass from Annalise Moore, while Laura Bilder and Lindsay Seeley scored for the Flames. Hurricanes goalkeeper Emily Hillgren kept the game close with numerous saves. The Hurricanes reached the finals after knocking off the undefeated Blue Angels, 3-2. Alison Luke scored the Canes' first two goals and Tobiessen scored the game winner late in the second half.
NEWS
By: | September 25, 2005
You remembered. I'm touched. Someone asked that I reprise a column I did years ago on hurricanes, how they are named and what all those categories mean. If nothing else, it's definitely timely. Thus, for your meteorological pleasure, I give you, Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Hurricanes But Were Too Wet to Ask. We begin. Where do the names come from? I have no idea. Just kidding. They come from the United Nations, of all places, which runs the World Meteorological Organization.
NEWS
October 2, 2002
Two goals apiece from Will Reichenstein and Phil Garrett helped propel the Slammin' Smurfs of AYSO Region 97 boys under-14 soccer to beat the Avengers, 6-2. Ben Swift and Rex Nelson scored one goal apiece for the Smurfs as Andrew Kaban assisted on one of Garrett's goals. Reichenstein assisted Swift's goal. Smurfs goalkeeper Tommy Olson blocked an Avenger shot in the fourth quarter as Edgar Torres, David Garrett and Chris Gutierrez held the Avengers at bay defensively.
FEATURES
By Mike Whitehead | August 27, 2009
Ahoy, Summer is almost officially over, as Labor Day weekend is a fast-moving target closing in on my radar. Many boaters are planning to get on the water this weekend before the onslaught of recreational boaters hits the water next holiday weekend. As I look to the weather, we have had a relatively calm hurricane season, and only Tropical Storm Danny is active east of the Florida panhandle. I have had many boaters ask, “Why do we care about hurricanes off Florida or in the Gulf of Mexico, especially since hurricanes do not directly hit Southern California?
NEWS
August 26, 2013
Re. "Climate change talk shows ignorance," (Mailbag, Aug. 21): In response to Jamie Dow's piece regarding U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's statement that global warming is a "fraud," let me set the record straight. I've read that temperatures aren't rising but falling. In fact, since the early 1990s, we've had global cooling. The facts on this are so embarrassing that the global-warming advocates had to change the name to "climate change. " I've read that hurricanes are actually lessening in number, not getting worse.
NEWS
By: MIKE WHITEHEAD | September 2, 2005
Ahoy. Remember when a tsunami warning was issued for our coastline in the middle of June? Fortunately, the tsunami was only one centimeter high when it hit our coast. If it had been a full-fledged monstrous wave, however, Newport's low-lying areas would look similar to the places devastated by Hurricane Katrina. I have received many e-mails with hurricane questions and about the chances that a hurricane could hit Southern California. For the past few years I have been reporting on the hurricanes that have been pounding Mexico and Central America, where many American boaters visit.
NEWS
September 21, 2001
This past week in youth soccer included plenty of action from various squads in AYSO Region 120 as boys and girls took to the fields. In a Boys Under-8 game, it was a clash of green Saturday, when the Green Gators took on the Green Rangers. The Gators led early, with a goal by Max Hume. The Gators showed a strong offense, with Hume and forward tony Rodriguez scoring twice. Daniel Segerblom and Stephen Sawyer assisted the Gators with solid passing, while Ryan Adkisson, Max Gilbert, Joseph Williams and goalie Dillon Saylor provided stellar defensive play.
NEWS
October 2, 2004
Marisa O'Neil Some people use their two weeks of vacation time to take relaxing trips to exotic locales. Costa Mesa resident Spencer Sausser, 32, will be passing out blankets and water in the hurricane-ravaged South on his vacation. The Costa Mesa Citizen Corps member is using his vacation time from his job as a legal assistant to join thousands of Red Cross volunteers in relief efforts for the next two weeks. "You see this stuff on the news -- hurricanes and natural disasters -- and you hear about volunteers that go to help, but I've never been in a position to do it [until now]
NEWS
By Mike Whitehead | August 23, 2012
Ahoy! My column last week generated a number of emails regarding my French translation of "topic of the week," being either "topic de la semaine" or "topic du semaine. " I find it very interesting that even those who said that they are fluent in French contradicted each other. I will inquire more the next time I am in France, usually in a marina, and please let it be Cannes. Speaking of traveling, recently while delivering a yacht to Ventura Harbor, my crew member and I had a very rough ride out in the Pacific Ocean.
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NEWS
August 26, 2013
Re. "Climate change talk shows ignorance," (Mailbag, Aug. 21): In response to Jamie Dow's piece regarding U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's statement that global warming is a "fraud," let me set the record straight. I've read that temperatures aren't rising but falling. In fact, since the early 1990s, we've had global cooling. The facts on this are so embarrassing that the global-warming advocates had to change the name to "climate change. " I've read that hurricanes are actually lessening in number, not getting worse.
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NEWS
By Mike Whitehead | May 30, 2013
Ahoy, and welcome to a preseason hurricane! Good friend, airline captain and fellow Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club member Jeff Diercksmeier begins his article in the yacht club's newsletter with "from the flight deck. " Very appropriate, since I am sure he writes his article at 30,000 feet while on autopilot, but I will not tell the FAA. However, Diercksmeier can share in the importance that hurricane season starts Saturday, because the season's storms will affect his navigational plans in the air as well as my navigational plans on the water.
NEWS
By Andrew Shortall | November 21, 2012
An 11-day effort to collect clothes and other supplies for victims of Hurricane Sandy has packed a local surfwear company's warehouse and the donated goods are now on their way to the East Coast in a U-Haul truck. "We nearly filled the entire warehouse," said Costa Mesa Buccaneer Board Riders Chief Operating Officer Matt Stone. "It's hard to tell how much we collected. We had bags and boxes stacked 6-feet high. We could barely even walk. "I just want to say thank you to the Orange County community for being so selfless.
OCNOW
November 19, 2012
Taco Asylum is joining the disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy victims. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday, 100% of the restaurant's profits will be donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund. Previously, restaurant partners Greg Daniels, Wil Dee and Ace Patel raised $27,000 at Haven Gastropub in Orange for victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and victims of the 2011 tsunami in Japan, according to an email announcement. Taco Asylum is at The CAMP, 2937 Bristol St. B102, Costa Mesa.
NEWS
By Andrew Shortall | November 9, 2012
Donnie Dumain wanted to lend a helping hand to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. A local company gave him an opportunity. On Wednesday, the Costa Mesa resident dropped off two boxes filled with clothes at Buccaneer Board Riders, a Costa Mesa-based surf wear company, after hearing it was serving as a donation center in support of a Project Save Our Surf campaign. "This hurricane has touched everyone; I have friends back there," Dumain said. "This hurricane has brought people together no matter where they live.
NEWS
By Mike Whitehead | August 23, 2012
Ahoy! My column last week generated a number of emails regarding my French translation of "topic of the week," being either "topic de la semaine" or "topic du semaine. " I find it very interesting that even those who said that they are fluent in French contradicted each other. I will inquire more the next time I am in France, usually in a marina, and please let it be Cannes. Speaking of traveling, recently while delivering a yacht to Ventura Harbor, my crew member and I had a very rough ride out in the Pacific Ocean.
FEATURES
By Mike Whitehead | August 27, 2009
Ahoy, Summer is almost officially over, as Labor Day weekend is a fast-moving target closing in on my radar. Many boaters are planning to get on the water this weekend before the onslaught of recreational boaters hits the water next holiday weekend. As I look to the weather, we have had a relatively calm hurricane season, and only Tropical Storm Danny is active east of the Florida panhandle. I have had many boaters ask, “Why do we care about hurricanes off Florida or in the Gulf of Mexico, especially since hurricanes do not directly hit Southern California?
NEWS
By Michael Miller | September 11, 2008
Deanna Schnabel prepared herself for a shock when she flew to Louisiana to assist victims of Hurricane Gustav. The biggest shock, though, was one she hadn’t anticipated. That was the heat. In the wake of the hurricane, which slammed the Gulf Coast last week, a number of areas lost electricity — which, at the tail end of a muggy Louisiana summer, meant no air conditioning. When Schnabel, a Newport Beach resident, arrived with 29 other Orange County volunteers to assist the American Red Cross, she saw residents lined up around the street to buy generators and ice. In the shelter where she stayed with other volunteers, she had to take care not to slip, since the humidity in the air dampened the floors.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2007
Chronic Cantina will take over Triangle Square 10 a.m. Sunday for a hurricane relief event featuring a bikini contest and appearances from the cast of MTV show ?Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County.? The TV stars will model in fashion shows with clothing from designers such as Deanamon Clothing, Stuck Up Costumes and Brokedown. The fundraiser also will feature performances from bands Inhale and Off White and a contortionist. Proceeds from the event will benefit Direct Relief International, a nonprofit organization that provides medical assistance to people affected by poverty, civil unrest and natural disasters.
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