September 10, 2011
Editor's note: The following are letters from readers about the Daily Pilot's three-part series, School Flight, which was published Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Congratulations on the wonderful and insightful story on Sunday's front page. Staff writer Mike Reicher has done a great service to Costa Mesa to so intelligently and objectively examine a sensitive subject that is often avoided. The editorial was also excellent. The Daily Pilot has really matured under your leadership.
April 18, 2003
The ornamental horticulture students at Orange Coast College will sell some of their best home-grown plants at their annual spring plant sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and every Friday through May 2. Plants available include: tomatoes, colorful annuals, bell and chili peppers, nemesias, verbenas and bacopa, mixed color baskets, ivy geraniums, double impatiens and hydrangeas. Every Tuesday, you can call their plant hotline to find out which plants are for sale the next Friday.
November 5, 2002
Deirdre Newman Being an ancient Egyptian means that you can sit inside an ancient burial tomb and feast on pomegranate, figs and dates while listening with rapt attention to the gory details of the mummification process without losing your appetite. And when you hear that the process involved removing all of the organs except the heart, you don't even raise a heavily penciled eyebrow or roll your eyelashes laden with black mascara in disgust. That was the scenario in Beth Nowlin's sixth-grade classroom at Kaiser Elementary School in Costa Mesa on Monday as boys and girls raided their mother's makeup drawers and closets to dress as authentically Egyptian as they could.
May 6, 2000
ORANGE COAST COLLEGE -- A special Mother's Day celebration will encompass moms outside the immediate family. The OCC Care Club will bring special baskets to mothers who live at Heritage House, a residential treatment and recovery center. Some members of the Care Club hold the outing close to their hearts because they have lived in similar residential treatment centers. Many members serve as role models as they share their own stories of struggling through unfortunate situations and how they rose above it. All club members take steps to support low-income single parents on campus and within the community.
March 8, 2000
SANTA ANA - The pitching of Kim Moore and the hitting of Kristen Smith led Newport Harbor High's softball team to a 14-0 win over host Saddleback in nonleague action Tuesday afternoon. Moore threw a five-inning one-hitter, striking out four, while Smith hit for the cycle (single, double, triple and home run), scoring four runs and driving in two for the Sailors (2-0). Newport will return home to play Santa Ana in a make-up game of the Costa Mesa tournament today at 3:15 p.m. NONLEAGUE Newport Harbor 14, Saddleback 0 Newport Harbor 051 35 - 14 11 4 Saddleback 000 00 - 0 1 0 K. Moore and Campbell; Guzman and Mirabel.
April 12, 2002
CERRITOS - A lawsuit by USA Water Polo contesting a prohibition of high school coaches from working with prep athletes on Olympic development teams has been settled by mutual agreement with the CIF Southern Section. Section officials have agreed to let prep coaches coach national junior and national youth teams, even if athletes from their high schools are participating. This is a waiver of the "Association rule" which has also drawn criticism from coaches in boys and girls volleyball and boys and girls soccer, among others.
October 20, 2009
Zombies will be prowling the Balboa Peninsula this Saturday in search of drink specials.. Organizers of Newport’s first Zombie Pub Crawl expect at least 400 people to show up for the event in zombie attire. “It’s going to be a day of booze and brains,” said Morgan Slauson, one of the organizers of the event. “It will look like an old movie with hundreds of zombies walking the streets.” The 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. event will feature free food, a zombie dance contest and door prizes.
December 26, 2007
Laguna Beach’s 2008 Pageant of the Masters production, “All the World’s a Stage,” is looking for people of all sizes and ages to volunteer as cast members for next summer’s show. The annual event features “tableaux vivants,” or living pictures, with people posing as subjects in famous paintings. The casting call will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 5; 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 6; 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 10 backstage at the Irvine Bowl, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.
April 1, 2006
COSTA MESA ? A seventh-inning rally came one run short as the Vanguard University softball team lost to Hope International, 5-4, in a Golden State Athletic Conference game Friday. Rachel Bomgren hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning to spark the rally for Vanguard (17-18, 2-8 in conference). Lindsay Emmel, who took the loss, added an RBI double in the inning, but Hope International's Amanda Mesa coaxed Krista Mahan into a game-ending pop-up with the potential tying run at second base.
February 3, 2001
IRVINE - With five minutes remaining, Costa Mesa High junior Eli Solis scored to lead the Mustangs' boys soccer team to a 1-0 Pacific Coast League victory over host Northwood Friday. Mesa senior Jonathan Contreras assisted on the goal as the Mustangs (11-5-1, 5-2 in league) continued in a tie with crosstown rival Estancia.] Costa Mesa goalie Bryce Sheridan finished with four saves in what Mustangs' Coach Eugene Day called, "a long battle." Mesa will now host Estancia in a makeup game today at 10 a.m. "Our boys are ready," Day said of today's matchup with the Eagles.