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April 10, 2002
Deirdre Newman Orange Coast College pulled out all the stops Tuesday to entice high school seniors to attend the school next year. More than 3,500 seniors from around the county descended on the Costa Mesa campus and were treated to an array of attractions and activities, including cheerleader performances, salsa lessons and tours of the campus. The 19th High School Day enables the college to reach out to seniors in a personal way and show them the diverse flavor of the campus, officials said.
By Kathleen Stinson | March 3, 2006
Newport Beach city manager Homer Bludau is getting married Saturday. His fiancee, Janet Hodges, jokingly said it was never her aspiration to marry a city manager. But, the couple's mutual friend Christine Carr had other ideas. For a couple of years, Hodges said Carr had told her there is someone she should meet, but Hodges said she didn't pay any attention to her friend. During this time, Carr was also talking to Bludau about Hodges, telling him she knew someone he should meet.
December 27, 2007
Matt Barkley, a Newport Beach resident and quarterback of the Mater Dei High football team, has been named the winner of the inaugural Joe Montana Quarterback of the Year award. The honor, given to the nation’s best high school quarterback, will be presented to Barkley by Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana on Tuesday at the Outback Bowl (Tennessee vs. Wisconsin) in Tampa, Fla. In addition to Montana, the award is also selected and presented by Steve Clarkson, president of DeBartolo Sports University.
October 11, 2000
Peter Bretschger, grandson of former Newport Beach City Councilman John Store, will attend the National Young Leaders Conference through Sunday in Washington, D.C. He is a senior at Mater Dei High School and is currently the Junior Commodore at the Balboa Yacht Club in Corona del Mar. He works at West Marine in Newport Beach and sings with the World Class Southern California Children's Chorus. He was chosen to attend the conference, which started Tuesday, because of his scholastic achievements and involvement in a range of high school activities, including speech and debate, chambers singers, the National Honors Society and the sailing club.
August 16, 2008
Here we go again. MTV’s back scouring our backyard for “characters” for another one of the network’s so-called reality shows. This time it appears the casting director was looking for Jeff Spicoli. They found Tommy Bradley Gatewood, a recent Mater Dei High School graduate who lives in Newport Beach. Oh, and his buddies, too. “We’re all good guys with great-looking bodies, and we’re just fresh,” Gatewood said. We’re sure he’ll fit right in with the rest of the navel-gazers on MTV who obsess on their clothes, their hair, money, girlfriends and boyfriends, but not necessarily always in that order.
April 18, 2002
The third annual Aristeia Awards, presented by KOCE-TV, unfolded at the Irvine Marriott Hotel, attracting a distinguished gathering of local support intent on fostering the goals of public television. More than 250 guests applauded KOCE-TV foundation board members Peggy Goldwater Clay and Gloria Gae Gellman for their outstanding effort chairing the gala dinner and ceremony. The two Newport Beach leading ladies helped KOCE-TV raise an impressive $84,500, which will directly benefit Orange County programming.
By Jessie Brunner | January 31, 2007
Instead of taking a break from running when cross-country season concluded in November, Mater Dei High School sophomores Colin Keith and Garrett McRoberts immediately began a rigorous, two-month training program for the Carlsbad Marathon. But their goal was much heftier than completing a 26.2-mile race for the first time. Best friends Colin and Garrett turned the competition into a fundraising event for the Costa Mesa-based Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, where they'd been volunteering for several months.
By Brianna Bailey | April 11, 2008
When Newport Beach resident Gloria Follico turned 70 in January, her two daughters made her a poster covered in old photographs including a snapshot of a young Gloria in a short skirt and a black-and-white portrait showing an athletic woman in her 20s. At the bottom of the poster is a more recent photograph of Gloria. The grandmother of six and mother of three flexes at the gym with her back turned to the camera in the photograph, showing off her toned and tanned deltoid muscles and triceps.
By JOSEPH N. BELL | May 4, 2006
I'd like to introduce Mayor Allan Mansoor and the Costa Mesa City Council to Vivek Mehta. He came visiting the council several weeks ago intending to do that himself but was denied the opportunity because the angry shouting match over Mansoor's proposal to federalize the Costa Mesa police left no time or space for people seeking to speak on other matters. Mehta was one who was shut out. So let me tell you what you missed. Mehta is completing his junior year in biochemistry and molecular biology at UC Irvine.
By Mona Shadia | December 23, 2009
Rachel Pupiromrat is 17. Before coming across Boys Hope Girls Hope of Southern California, she had moved 20 times and attended a dozen schools. The teen had struggled at school. But the Costa Mesa- based non- profit has transformed her life. Now, she’s been accepted to De Paul University, in Chicago. “I’ve lived here all of my life, and I want something different and a fresh start,” Rachel said. “I want to meet new people, who haven’t grown up where I have grown up.” Boys Hope Girls Hope of Southern California is a place where children can get an education and a chance at hope for better possibilities in life.
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