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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.