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February 10, 2004
Dennis Rodman pleads not guilty Dennis Rodman pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of drunk driving, reckless driving and obstruction of justice after a motorcycle accident outside a Las Vegas strip club in October. The West Newport resident did not appear in Las Vegas Municipal Court. His attorney, Karen Winckler, entered the plea on his behalf. The 42-year-old Rodman, who is trying to make a comeback to the NBA by playing with the Long Beach Jam of the American Basketball Assn.
By Brianna Bailey | January 29, 2009
A man Newport Beach police suspect who stole more than $1 million in a string of high-profile burglaries was arrested in Nevada after he led Las Vegas police on a high-speed chase in a red Ford Mustang convertible, authorities said Thursday. Nevada law enforcement officers arrested Richard William Abbott, 45, on Wednesday night on the I-15 Freeway heading out of Las Vegas after he sped away from a police officer who spotted his GT500 convertible with a black top in the casino district of the city, Las Vegas Officer Barbara Morgan said.
November 10, 2007
Canaletto Ristorante Veneto, a high-end Italian restaurant in Las Vegas, has announced plans to open its second location in Fashion Island next fall. The restaurant, led by executive chef Maurizio Mazzon, features an extensive menu of Venetian-style foods and wines. The first Canaletto, which belongs to the Il Fornaio restaurant and bakery group, resides at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas and is renowned for its bread, risotto and seafood. “The combination of Maurizio Mazzon’s personal attention and Il Fornaio’s strong organization will produce a well-run restaurant with personality and attention to detail,” Keith Eyrich, the Irvine Co.’s president of retail properties, stated in a release.
June 24, 2007
LAS VEGAS — The Newport-Beach based Slammers under-18 girls' team won a thriller, while two other girls' teams captured meaningful victories to advance to today's finals at the U.S. Youth Soccer Far Western Regionals. The Slammers under-18 squad defeated Real Colorado National in overtime, 1-0. The Slammers include Taylor Fallon, a Corona del Mar High product, and Jackie Venke, who is originally from Newport Beach, and attended Mater Dei. They will face the Mustang Blast, of Northern California, today.
July 7, 2008
Patrick Sanders, who led UC Irvine in scoring as a senior this past season, is on the Sacramento Kings’ roster for the NBA Summer League that starts this weekend in Las Vegas. The 6-foot-6 Sanders is one of 17 players on the roster. The team practices Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in Sacramento before leaving for Las Vegas. Sacramento plays the first of its five games Saturday against Toronto at 1 p.m. at Cox Pavilion. All five games will be webcast on and three games will also be televised on NBA TV. Sanders averaged 15.1 points for the Anteaters and was named first-team All-Big West Conference in 2007-08.
June 23, 2005
JUNE TODAY: The Orange County 4 Star Democrats Grassroots Progressives meet-up will be held at 7 p.m. at Karl Strauss Brewery in Metro Point Plaza just north of South Coast Plaza. JULY 15: The Orange County Young Republicans will hold a Vegas trip for two days. They will be staying at the Flamingo Hotel at 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. For details, check to vegas.doc. AUGUST 8: The Orange County Young Republicans will hold a general meeting at 7 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Harry Kloor, Hollywood producer of the "Swiftboat Vets for Truth" commercials in the 2004 presidential election.
April 20, 2003
The Estancia High boys volleyball team finished 23rd at the 60-team Chaparral Tournament, contested Monday and Tuesday in Las Vegas. The Eagles won their four-team pool, sweeping Cholla of Arizona, as well as Servite and Eldorado in the best-of-three format, with rally scoring to 25 (Nevada rules). The Eagles played 21 games in two days at four sites. They also defeated Las-Vegas-based Silverado, 25-23, 25-15, Monday. They opened Tuesday's play by being swept in their four-team pool, which included Downey, North Torrance and Fresno-based Buchannan, which eventually claimed the tournament title.
December 23, 1999
LAS VEGAS - Newport Harbor dropped a pair of girls basketball pool-play games Wednesday in a tournament in Las Vegas. The Sailors (2-7) finish the tournament today at 10:30 a.m. Harbor freshman Athena Vasquez had 16 combined points in the two games. HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS Las Vegas Centennial Lady Bulldogs Classic Consolation Pool Play Reseda 40, Newport Harbor 35 Score by Quarters Reseda 9 12 10 9 - 40 Newport Harbor 5 8 8 14 - 35 Reseda - Nakaqua 7, Acoclo 4, Armendar 17, Waters 2, Bermas 10. 3-pt.
September 4, 2002
Paul Clinton Two people remained hospitalized Tuesday following a Labor Day accident in which an 87-year-old woman injured 13 pedestrians when she ran her sedan into a crowd. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash, which occurred at 12:51 p.m. Monday when Newport Beach resident Mary Nash accelerated and lost control of her Volvo sedan. But police now believe that the car was functioning properly, said Newport Beach Police Sgt. Steve Shulman.
August 25, 2000
Ralph and Mary Leon, of Costa Mesa, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today. The Leons, both 81, are inseparable and best friends, said their 54-year-old daughter, Lupe Cleavinger. They met in 1937, when Mary was not allowed to date. They courted for three years and eloped to Yuma, Ariz. Today they have two children, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Both are in good health and walk an average of five miles a day. Ralph loves gardening, good food and going fishing.
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