February 12, 2007
A number of former Orange Coast College football players are firming up arrangements to continue their career at four-year schools, Pirates Coach Mike Taylor said. Chris Assily, a first-team All-Mission Conference National Division safety who was also named all-state by the California Community College Football Coaches Assn., has committed to continue at San Jose State, Taylor said. Receiver Damola Adeniji (Oregon State), quarterback Kekoa Crowell (Montana Western) and defensive back Andrew Fuller (Portland State)
December 19, 2012
Don Haidl, a Newport Beach multi-millionaire and former assistant sheriff in Orange County who became a central figure in the corruption case against onetime Sheriff Michael Carona, has died. Haidl died late Tuesday at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, said sheriff spokesman Jim Amormino. Haidl died of natural causes. He was 61. “Our brother passed away unexpectedly last night," his sister, Peggy Haidl, said in a statement. “He died as he lived, surrounded by people he loved.
November 7, 2007
GIRLS’ TENNIS Newport Harbor 12, Glendale 6 GLENDALE — The Sailors won eight of nine in doubles in a wild-card match of the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs Tuesday at Glendale. The Sailors’ doubles team of seniors Alex McIntosh and Alli Shea took all three of their matches, winning 6-3, 6-1, 6-1. Newport’s No. 2 doubles team of senior Brittany Sowers and junior Natalie Small also swept without dropping a game. Newport senior Emily Gelbaum played to a 3-4 score before having to retire from the match due to injury, but substitute Rebecca Arnold filled in nicely, winning both of her matches, 6-2, 6-2. Newport Harbor (15-5)
November 12, 2006
COSTA MESA ? Orange Coast College coach Mike Taylor knew it wouldn't be easy holding onto the Bell for a third straight year. "When these two teams get together you can throw records out the window," Taylor said after Golden West pulled off a 20-13 upset over its rival Saturday. Records were thrown out indeed, as 2-8 Golden West shocked the 7-3 Pirates in a Mission Conference National Division finale. With 3:20 remaining, Golden West quarterback Les Obie found Dan Delahoussaye for an 80-yard strike that gave the Rustlers (1-4 in division)
August 29, 2000
1 Andy Romo, WR-DB, 6-2, 185, Sr. '99 all-league 2 Shane McGuire, RB-DB, 5-9, 145, Jr. Newcomer 3 Freddy Rodriguez, WR-DB, 6-1, 190, Jr. '99 starter 4 Mitch Valdes, RB-DB, 5-4, 130, Jr. '99 letterman 5 Kyle Casillas, QB-OLB, 5-10, 165, So. Up from frosh 6 Louis Valdes, RB-DB, 5-6, 135, So. Up from frosh 7 A.J. Perkins, QB-CB, 5-10, 165, Jr. '99 letterman 8 Jeremy Valdes, TB-SS, 5-9, 165, Sr. '99 starter ...
July 12, 2008
Ferris wheels, roller coasters, carnival booths and petting zoos. They’re your typical attractions for any fair, and they were certainly in their usual place for Friday’s opening of the Orange County Fair, which runs until Aug. 3. But for many fairgoers, the greatest attraction was much more basic. “I think they did a great job here,” Janet Sanders of Seal Beach said. “And I do love that they have every junk food under the sun. Unlike the Democratic National Convention, you can get fried Twinkies here,” Sanders said, referring to the ban on fried foods at the Democratic National Convention this year.
October 15, 2006
TORRANCE ? With the start of Mission Conference National Division play, the margin for error narrowed for the Orange Coast College football team Saturday at El Camino College. But, unfortunately for the Pirates, their propensity for turnovers increased beyond any manageable degree. The result was a 31-17 loss to El Camino (5-1, 1-0 in the National Division), that will leave the Pirates (5-1, 0-1) trudging uphill in their battle for the division title. OCC, ranked No. 4 in Southern California, rallied to take a 10-7 halftime lead, after the Pirates' defense, ranked No. 1 in the 12-team conference, surrendered its first points in the opening quarter all season.
July 28, 2001
EL TORO'S THE TOPIC: From the halls of Irvine to the shores of Newport Beach, the Marines are coming to do battle in a debate over the proposed El Toro airport. The event, an Aug. 16 luncheon at the Irvine Marriott, is sponsored by the Newport Irvine Rotary Club, said Bob Ramsay, program chair. Art Bloomer, former commanding general of the El Toro Marine Base, represents the Orange County Regional Airport Authority, supporters of the airport plan.
November 3, 1999
Greg Risling NEWPORT BEACH -- Nearly 2 1/2 years ago, an emotionally devastated Eric Bechler stood at the base of a cliff, looked out onto the vast ocean and mourned his wife's mysterious disappearance during a boating trip. On Tuesday, the 32-year-old Newport Coast resident was behind bars, accused of murdering her for financial gain. "I'm stunned and surprised," said family friend Gordon Glasgow. "They seemed like a perfect couple -- always in love.