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NEWS
June 18, 2002
UC Irvine Athletic Director Dan Guerrero, who will be leaving to work for his alma mater, UCLA, at the end of June, received a Athletic Director of the Year award for the West Region from the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Monday at a presentation in Dallas. Guerrero, the Anteaters' Athletic Director since December 1992, received the honor for the Division I-AA and I-AAA west region during the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon at NACDA's 37th Annual Convention.
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NEWS
July 26, 2002
GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Daily Pilot on a rotating basis. If you'd like For information on adding your organization to this list, call (949) 574-4298. Discovery Shop The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop needs unwanted goods, such as clothing, furniture, jewelry, accessories, antiques and collectibles, to fund the society's research, education and patient services programs. The goods may be dropped off at 2600 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. Volunteers are also needed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the same location (949)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2006
  GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Daily Pilot on a rotating basis. Mail information to the Daily Pilot, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa 92626, call (714) 966-4600, or send e-mail to dailypilot@latimes.com .     ORANGE COUNTY HOMELESS TASK FORCE The task force is recruiting volunteers for the Interfaith Council Network to work one-on-one with homeless adults in a program on basic life skills. Call: (949) 263-1774. ORANGE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART Learn more about art and share with your community by becoming a docent at the Orange County Museum of Art. A volunteer docent guides adults and school groups through the galleries and teaches about the museum's collections and exhibitions.
LOCAL
November 19, 2009
Submitted by Ryan Chan A team of 5th and 6th graders from Newport Coast won the FIRST Lego League qualifying tournament at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana on Saturday.  Out of 24 teams from Orange County, the Newport Coast “Bad Robot” came in 1st place overall and 2nd place on the Team Project presentation.    FIRST is a nonprofit group that aims to inspire young people to develop a passion for science and math and well-rounded life skills that include self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
NEWS
October 29, 2012
One Step, an Irvine-based nonprofit Christian organization seeking to end homelessness for single-parent families in South Orange County, will hold a fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Wyndham Orange County Airport, 17941 Von Karman Ave., Irvine. The organization will update attendees on their efforts to house families and share their plans to prevent homelessness. One Step seeks to meet a wide range of needs in the community, including physical, financial, emotional and spiritual, through individual volunteers and community partners.
NEWS
By Rhea Mahbubani | December 10, 2013
Ali Cooper was at a friend's house when she took the test. "Positive," it read. A trip to a Birth Choice health clinic confirmed it - she was 16 years old and pregnant. Gripped by fear, Cooper wondered how she would face her parents. Would they chastise or stand by her? The Irvine resident quickly decided not to go through with the pregnancy. She wasn't ready to give birth, she thought, only to be overcome by a different kind of terror. "I was more scared to have an abortion than to be a mom," she said.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | March 16, 2011
COSTA MESA — In a galaxy not so far, far away, Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker will overcome the dark side of the Force while singing and dancing this weekend in a musical parody of "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. " The children's play based on the hit 1983 sci-fi movie shouldn't disappoint even the most rigid Star Wars fans, whether you are a Jedi Knight or the most ardent follower of Emperor Palpatine. "I think [the audience] should picture the regular 'Star Wars' and then add some songs to it," said 9-year-old Max Sehechter, who plays Emperor Palpatine.
NEWS
April 4, 2003
Jim Degroot has been named Vanguard University's men's basketball coach, succeeding Stephen French, who was relieved of his duties in his fourth year. "Jim was the most competitive and best player I ever coached," said Vanguard Athletic Director Bob Wilson, who was Degroot's coach at Phillips University and Hawaii-Hilo. "As a player he was a coach on the floor, continued Wilson. "One of the criteria we looked for in our candidates was a person that had performed at the national level.
NEWS
April 22, 2003
Christine Carrillo As marketing moguls have made sure their labels state, orange juice is high in Vitamin C. But as eighth-graders at St. John the Baptist School in Costa Mesa found out, you can't always believe what you read. During a science experiment last week that tested the Vitamin C content in different beverages -- including orange juice, white grape juice, Gatorade and apple juice -- students were surprised to discover how their scientific endeavors could reveal the true content of each beverage.
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