April 22, 2004
The biggest boat race around is back again The answer, my friend -- as well as the secret to sailing success -- is blowing in the wind. The question: When is the Tommy Bahama Newport-to-Ensenada race? Friday. Believe it or not, it is race time again, and sails will be set at noon. An awards ceremony will be held Sunday in Ensenada. The Newport-to-Ensenada race is one of the world's largest and attracts sailors from all over. Highlights from last year's race include record-breaking times, vintage sailing vessels and accomplished veteran sailors.
September 18, 2012
Former Olympic swimmers, including Jason Lezak, John Mykkanen, Bruce Furniss and Andrew Strenk, joined participants from around Orange County at the Swim for Life Foundation's 10th annual ocean swim at Corona del Mar's main beach, according to a news release. About 310 swimmers hit the water Sunday, while more than 500 spectators watched from the shore. This year's swim generated about $25,000 in support of the Tustin-based foundation's mission. The event is an effort to promote the foundation's "Safer 3" initiative, which aims to prevent drownings by teaching kids and their parents risk-reduction strategies around the water.
July 13, 2011
The Firefighter Olympics continued in Newport Beach on Tuesday. About 4,000 firefighters and their families representing agencies from across California were expected to attend the event, which began Sunday and was to go through Friday. The Firefighter Olympics features 32 events, including surfing, golf, bass fishing, basketball and volleyball. The olympics are being held at locations around the Newport Beach, including Harbor Day School, Lincoln Elementary, the West Newport Community Center, Corona del Mar main beach and the Santa Ana River Bike Trail, according to the event guide.
August 20, 2002
COSTA MESA ANNUAL INDIAN POWWOW A Native American festival featuring a dance competition, native crafts and food will be held Friday to Sunday at the Orange County Fairgrounds. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for teens 12 to 17, $1 for children 6 to 11, and children 5 and younger are free. (714) 663-1102. BEACHES NEWPORT BEACH MUNICIPAL BEACH Beachgoers can enjoy everything from surfing, flying kites and volleyball at the beach stretching from the Santa Ana River jetty to the Newport and Balboa piers to the Wedge.
October 5, 2009
Newport Beach firefighters assisted in an ocean rescue Sunday morning in Corona del Mar. The firefighters had stopped by the setup for the annual sandcastle-building contest on Corona del Mar Main Beach. While they were there, the firefighters heard a woman screaming “Help me,” Capt. Ron Gutierrez said. “It was pretty big surf, especially for Corona del Mar Main,” he said. “We saw a [woman] out in the water, and she was wearing a wetsuit and screaming.
April 12, 2007
The names of a man and a woman who may have drowned after being swept off the jetty in Corona del Mar were released by Newport Beach Police today after police identified the woman’s car in the parking lot. Yi Ni Kwong, 49, of Irvine, and Sean Shungfei Yeh, 53, of Fremont, are the pair who police believe were washed off the jetty while fishing during high surf. An unidentified witness told Corona del Mar Main Beach parking employees to call 911 after he had reportedly seen the two people washed off the rock jetty.
September 19, 2001
COSTA MESA Bristol Street: A grand theft was reported in the 3300 block at 2:44 p.m. Sunday. Paularino Avenue: Trespassing was reported in the 800 block at 9:37 p.m. Sunday. Samar Drive: Vandalism was reported in the 1700 block at 2:39 p.m. Sunday. Santo Tomas Avenue: Possession of narcotics was reported in the 200 block at 10:17 a.m. Sunday. South Coast Drive: Vandalism was reported in the 900 block at 3:14 p.m. Sunday.
June 14, 2006
Yoga means union ? and what better way to unify then by practicing yoga under sunset skies on Laguna's Main Beach with 20 of your fellow coastal Orange County neighbors? Thanks to one local community-oriented athletic store, you can take part all summer long. Every other Sunday at 7 p.m. on a patch of grass near Main Beach, Newport Beach's Lululemon Athletica is hosting sunset yoga lessons on the beach. "One of the things we hold in high regard is community relations," said James Freeman, of Lululemon.
September 11, 2008
The Swim for Life Foundation’s mission is based on one troubling statistic. According to the American Institute of Preventive Medicine, the leading cause of death for children younger than 5 in the United States is accidental drowning. In 2003, Johnny Johnson, former president of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance, decided he and others would create a foundation that took all the tips for swimming and ocean safety and how to respond to an emergency, and wrap them up into one concise motto: Safer 3. Safer 3 stands for Safer Water, Safer Kids and Safer Response.