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By Joseph Serna | September 27, 2011
COSTA MESA - In an effort to keep residents abreast of City Hall events, the city has launched daily newscasts online and on public-access television. Called "Costa Mesa Minute," the two- to three-minute videos can be watched on Costa Mesa TV (Channel 24 on Time Warner Cable and 99 on AT&T U-verse), the city's website, http://www.costamesaca.gov , and on the municipal Facebook page. Programming is written by city spokesman Bill Lobdell. Dane Bora, who heads the city's video department, serves as the on-air anchor.
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NEWS
By Sarah Peters | September 13, 2011
IRVINE - The City Council on Tuesday night approved an agreement requiring a developer of homes near the Orange County Great Park to, among other things, provide $40.5 million in funding over the next six years to the city. The agreement, approved by a 4-1 vote, also allows Aliso Viejo-based Heritage Fields El Toro LLC - developer of Great Park Neighborhoods, a nearly 4,900-home project that will ring the Great Park by 2013 - to speed up construction of park and neighborhood infrastructure, build two hotels and a $5-million joint welcome center for the park and neighborhoods.
SPORTS
August 17, 2011
Newport Harbor High standout defensive end Steve Michaelsen said he has returned from the Pacific Northwest, where he took unofficial visits to the University of Washington and Oregon. Michaelsen, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound senior this upcoming football season, is being recruited by both Pacific 12 Conference schools, and two other programs in the conference, Colorado and USC, have shown interest. Michaelsen has received offers from Army and Navy. Michaelsen earned second-team All-Sunset League and Daily Pilot Newport-Mesa Dream Team honors after finishing with 58 tackles and two sacks as a junior.
SPORTS
August 3, 2011
Mike Best, a 6-foot-10 center from Terra Linda High in San Rafael, Calif., has signed a written offer of financial aid to join the UC Irvine men's basketball program, announced by Anteaters' Coach Russell Turner. Best earned All-Marin County Athletic League first-team honors at Terra Linda this past season. He grew from 6-2 as a ninth-grader to his current 6-10 and his play this year drew the interest of many schools, including UC Santa Barbara, Pacific, UC Davis, San Jose State and Boston University.
NEWS
By Alexandra Baird, dailypilot@latimes.com | June 25, 2011
Everyone from serious auto collectors to families snapping pictures of their dream cars packed the OC Fair & Event Center on Saturday for the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction. During its inaugural Orange County auction last year, Barrett-Jackson — which bills its events as the World's Greatest Car Collector Auctions — sold more than $15 million in cars. This weekend, organizers said they expected 70,000 people to attend the three-day event. On Friday, more than $3.3 million in cars were auctioned, but the heavy hitting started Saturday.
NEWS
Staff Reports | November 29, 2010
COSTA MESA — Mesa Consolidated Water District has received top bond ratings from the Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor rating firms, which will allow the district to finance future infrastructure projects at lower interest rates, district officials said in a news release. Fitch rated all of Mesa Water's bonds at AAA, and Standard & Poor's gave the District an AAA rating on its outstanding senior debt — which was refinanced in 2009 — and an AA+ rating on Mesa Water's upcoming issuance, the release said.
NEWS
By Lisa McLaughlin | November 6, 2010
It is college interview season for high school seniors. Local college alums and admissions representatives from all over the nation are tirelessly meeting with college prospects for the sake of putting a face on the students' applications. Stomachs churn. Butterflies flutter. Doubts fill the room. The college interview is, unfortunately, one of the most gut-wrenching parts of the college admissions process. The majority of high school seniors will never need to endure this rite — but for those students applying to selective private universities, your time has come.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia and Tom Ragan, mona.shadia@latimes.com | November 3, 2010
COSTA MESA — The election of Councilwoman Katrina Foley to the Newport-Mesa school board raises an obvious question: Will she stay on the council and finish out the remaining two years of her council term? Not so obvious is the answer. Foley hasn't decided whether she'll fill one or both seats. And if it's just one seat, she's not saying publicly which one she'd pick. "The legal issues require analysis, and I am just trying to recuperate from the election, and I'll look through the legal opinions and do what's right for the community," said Foley, an attorney who has spent years volunteering in Newport-Mesa schools.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza, david.carrillo@latimes.com | October 28, 2010
COSTA MESA — Costa Mesa High needed to beat Calvary Chapel Thursday to contend for a third Orange Coast League title in the last four years. The Mustangs sure make it look easy against the Eagles. When it comes to football between these two schools, Costa Mesa owns the series. The Mustangs beat Calvary Chapel, 26-13, and improved to 8-0 all-time against the Eagles. More importantly, Costa Mesa (3-5, 2-1 in league) handed the Eagles their first league loss, dropping them to 2-1. The lone undefeated team in league is Estancia (2-0 in league)
NEWS
By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | October 12, 2010
COSTA MESA — City Council candidate Chris McEvoy, 31, says he's not your everyday politician. And that's why he thinks Costa Mesa needs him. "I don't have any obligations to any politician's viewpoint or to donors," he said. "The way I will vote on the agenda will be in the best interest of the city for the long term. " McEvoy, who's making his second run for council, got into politics over the closure of a beloved bowling alley, Kona Lanes. "I remember hearing rumors of it getting torn down, but we never thought it would happen," he said.
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