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January 16, 2012
A Costa Mesa man killed in a motorcycle accident in Long Beach has been identified, according to police. Thomas Hand, 26, died Sunday after his motorcycle hit a Toyota Yaris at Seventh Street and Redondo Avenue about 5:12 p.m., according to the Long Beach Police Department. An officer in the area reported that Hand was traveling at a high speed when he made a sudden lane change to enter the intersection on a red light. At the same time, a 42-year-old Long Beach woman was in the process of turning onto Redondo, and their vehicles collided.
From The Los Angeles Times | January 7, 2013
Irvine developer Western National Realty Advisors bought a 206-unit apartment complex in Long Beach for $46 million. Western National bought the property at 1613 Ximeno Ave. from Archstone, a Colorado apartment developer and operator. The new owners named the complex built in the 1980s the Landing at Long Beach. Western National plans to update the 145,000-square-foot garden-style complex, said Jerry LaPointe, vice president of Western National Realty Advisors, an affiliate of apartment investor Western National Group.
May 3, 2002
LONG BEACH - The Newport Aquatic Center made the most of its inaugural Newport Spring Regatta Sunday and won six races at Marine Stadium in Long Beach. The NAC also claimed seven victories in the Long Beach Invitational Saturday. In the Newport Spring Regatta, Coach Rachel Rose's two varsity men's squad both emerged victorious. Brandon Dillman, Peter Sims, Nolan Rousset and Greg Everett won in 4:29.8, while Blake Lyon, Greg Schneider, Matt Siemonsma and Curtis Cook won their race in 4:38.
December 16, 1999
LONG BEACH - The Newport Beach Aquatics Club traveled to Long Beach State for their annual Holiday Classic swim meet last weekend and some local swimmers fared well. On the girls side, Laura Thomas placed in all six events, while Tivoli Hudson, Allison Lobel and Katie Petersen also brought home top-six finishes. On the boys side, Toury Adamowicz placed second in the 200-yard freestyle. The team practices five days a week at 4 p.m. at Corona del Mar High and the Newport Beach Aquatics Club is open to all swimmers ages 17 and younger.
July 30, 2013
April Ross and Jake Gibb both cashed in on the final day of the World Series of Beach Volleyball on Sunday at Marine Green Park in Long Beach. Ross, a Costa Mesa resident and Newport Harbor High product, teamed with Jennifer Kessy to defeat the Brazilian duo of Taiana Lima and Talita Antunes, 15-21, 21-18, 17-15, in the final of the four-team women's World Series Cup. The Brazilians are the top-ranked team in the world. Gibb, a Costa Mesa resident, and Huntington Beach resident Casey Patterson defeated Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins from Latvia, 22-20, 21-11, in the men's final of the World Series Cup. Gibb and Patterson, who finished fourth in the Federation Internationale de Volleyball Grand Slam event that concluded Saturday, defeated the Grand Slam event winners, Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal, 21-19, 21-17, in the World Series Cup semifinals to avenge a loss to their American rivals in the Grand Slam event semifinals.
By Barry Faulkner | September 15, 2012
LONG BEACH - The Orange Coast College football team is enjoying a recent warming trend … the kind that has nothing to do with the thermometer. For while rising temperatures shifted the Pirates' kickoff time five hours later to 6 p.m. Saturday, it's a hot streak that continued against host Long Beach that has OCC Coach Mike Taylor wiping his brow with satisfaction. Orange Coast controlled the Vikings effectively in a 34-12 victory that marked its first two-game win streak since a 4-0 start in 2009.
By Matt Szabo | April 21, 2012
LONG BEACH - Five match points saved, and the home crowd at Long Beach City College got very concerned. The Orange Coast College men's volleyball team came so close to forcing a deciding fifth set Saturday night in the California Community College Athletic Assn. men's volleyball state championship match. A 24-19 fourth-set deficit suddenly became 24-24, and the Pirates were pumped. Long Beach, the No. 1-ranked team in the state poll all season, did not panic. An OCC shot wide gave the Vikings their sixth match point, and they capitalized.
February 8, 2013
COSTA MESA - The shorthanded Orange Coast College men's volleyball team pushed defending state champion Long Beach City College to the limit on Friday night before the Vikings found the upper hand down the stretch for a five-set win inside OCC's Peterson Gym. Greg Utupo had 19 kills and Austin Arcala added 10 kills to lead the undefeated Vikings past the Pirates, 25-16, 28-30, 21-25, 25-21, 15-10 in a nonconference matchup. The Pirates (2-2), playing without the services of two starters - Austin Bagby and Cody Martin - overcame a sluggish start and gave the Vikings (4-0)
By Lauren Williams | September 5, 2012
Police on Wednesday identified the man who was stabbed to death in Costa Mesa as Robert Jay Liken, 43, of Long Beach. Costa Mesa police believe Adolph Mireles, 38, of Huntington Beach stabbed Liken about 6 a.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of Atlanta Way after the two fought over a relationship they had with the same woman. Liken was at the home visiting the woman, according to police. Neighbors said a husband, wife and their two sons live at the house where Liken was killed, and that the family, after facing some financial difficulty, rented out a room to a large tattooed man and his girlfriend.
By Rhea Mahbubani | October 28, 2013
She's only 29 years old, but Misty Diaz has undergone 28 major surgeries. Doctors have done everything from repairing her intestines to retethering her spinal cord and providing her with balance necessary to stand up without toppling over, tie her shoelaces and live independently. The Long Beach resident was born with spina bifida, a congenital condition that often causes paralysis of the lower limbs. Over time, she grew addicted to drugs that helped her with pain management, anxiety and difficulty sleeping, among other conditions.
May 1, 2014
WOMEN'S WATER POLO UC Irvine 11, Cal State Northridge 4 LONG BEACH — The top-seeded Anteaters earned their fifth Big West Conference tournament title by thumping the Matadors in the final on Sunday at Long Beach State. Hannah Groghan led the winners (24-7) with four goals to capture tournament MVP honors and senior Jessy Cardey scored twice to move atop the school's all-time scoring list with 218 goals. Cardey's total is one more than Robyn Kaake, who completed her career in 2007.
By Barry Faulkner | April 26, 2014
LONG BEACH - Water polo can be an inexact science, but when you play defense like the UC Irvine women's team, the math usually adds up in your favor. The top-seeded Anteaters gave up just one goal each half against host Long Beach State on Saturday to earn a 5-2 victory in the semifinals of the Big West Conference Tournament. The win propelled the No. 6-ranked Anteaters (23-7) into Sunday's championship game against No, 9-ranked Cal State Northridge. The winner earns an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
February 22, 2014
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Vanguard 80, Hope International 79 FULLERTON — Nicole Ballestero scored a game-high 33 points for the No. 1-ranked Lions in the Golden State Athletic Conference game Saturday. Taylor Belmont added 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for Vanguard (23-0, 12-0 in conference). Belmont hit two free throws with seven seconds left to give the Lions an 80-77 lead. Hope, ranked No. 14, is 19-8, 7-5. — UC Irvine 76, Cal State Northridge 72 Vanessa Aguilar hit a pair of free throws with 16 seconds remaining to secure the Big West Conference win Saturday at the Bren Center.
February 20, 2014
MEN'S BASKETBALL UC Irvine 60, Hawaii 56 (OT) HONOLULU — The visiting Anteaters made nine of 12 free throws in overtime after missing seven of 10 in regulation to earn the Big West Conference win Thursday night. UCI (18-9, 9-2 in conference), scored the first four points of overtime and held on to avenge a 90-86 overtime loss to the Rainbow Warriors at Bren Events Center and retain sole possession of first in the Big West. Luke Nelson had 12 points to lead the winners, for which Mamadou Ndiaye, Will Davis and Chris McNealy had 11 points apiece.
By Barry Faulkner | February 19, 2014
The objective for most baseball offenses is to knock out the starting pitcher and eventually feast on relievers. But if the first 10 games are any indication, Orange Coast College opponents this season should be careful what they wish for. The Pirates used five combined innings of hitless, scoreless relief from winner Brian Bass and Parker Manahan to secure a 9-2 nonconference triumph over visiting Long Beach City College on Tuesday, continuing a...
February 6, 2014
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL UC Irvine 78, Long Beach State 58 UC Irvine senior Camille Buckley and junior Methlyn Onogomuho both had double-doubles to lead the host Anteaters in the Big West Conference game on Thursday. Buckley amassed 21 rebounds and 15 points, while Onogomuho had 15 points and 12 rebounds as the Anteaters posted a 55-35 rebounding advantage and forced 24 Long Beach State turnovers. It's the 10th double-double of the season for Buckley, the 23rd of her career.
February 5, 2014
UC Irvine Pregame Vs. Long Beach State Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at Bren Events Center The UC Irvine men's basketball team is bidding for its fourth straight win over Long Beach State, which has captured the Big West Conference regular-season title the three previous seasons. Both teams enter Thursday's contest in a three-way tie for first place with UC Santa Barbara. UCI (14-9, 5-2 in conference) is ranked No. 22 in the mid-major top-25 poll and has won nine of its last 13. Coach Russell Turner's Anteaters rank No. 8 nationally in assists per game (16.9)
January 22, 2014
Former California Gov. George Deukmejian has endorsed Newport Beach City Councilman Keith Curry for Assembly. Curry, who recently served as the city's mayor, is seeking the seat in District 74 currently occupied by Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa). In a prepared statement released Wednesday, Curry described Deukmejian as one of his "inspirations for public service" and a "role model for integrity, dedication and effectiveness. " "I want to be the kind of legislator he was," Curry said in the statement.
By Keith Curry and By Keith Curry | January 11, 2014
Many issues face us in coastal Orange County. Our sales and income taxes are the highest in the nation and they must be lowered. We must protect Proposition 13 from those who would reduce its taxpayer safeguards. Crime is going up because of the misguided prisoner release program called "realignment. " Our schools are failing to provide a high quality education for our students. My opponents in the race to represent the region in the Assembly, however, want to talk about fire rings.
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