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By Hannah Fry | April 11, 2014
The seventh-grade boy looked down at his blank work sheet, unsure how to begin solving the multistep algebraic equation that the teacher had written on the white board. After a moment's hesitation, he began building the equation, X + -2 = -6, with blue and white tiles sitting atop his work sheet to find the mysterious value of X. After manipulating the tiles, he thought he had the answer. However, after a second look he quickly corrected himself, earning a nod of approval from his Costa Mesa Middle School math teacher, Racine Cross.
By Bradley Zint | April 11, 2014
Integrity is essential to public service and is something achieved over a long period of time, a Costa Mesa City Council candidate stressed during a conservative candidates forum Thursday evening. "I believe that the old man who's running for City Council can lend his experience and work with people," said Lee Ramos, a Costa Mesa resident since 1947 who serves on the Charter and Fairview Park committees. Ramos, 70, was one of three invited candidates from Costa Mesa and Newport Beach who spoke at the Newport-Mesa Tea Party event.
By Hannah Fry | April 10, 2014
Students from Costa Mesa High School's MESA - Mathematics, Engineering, Science and Achievement - program took home 20 ribbons, five medals and one trophy during a regional competition last weekend. The MESA program is made up of high school students who have an interest in pursuing careers in math-based fields, said co-advisor and math teacher Jose Poveda. Poveda and physics teacher Marya Ras oversee the team, which meets during lunch to complete MESA-related exercises. With a budget of only $40, 13 Costa Mesa High students built a prosthetic arm that would be challenged with three tasks during the competition.
By Matt Szabo | April 10, 2014
Junior midfielder Shelby Brown called the end of the Corona del Mar High girls' soccer season "crazy," and nobody who saw the games would argue. Two tight wins on the road at the end of league helped the Sea Kings win their fourth straight outright league title. In the first, CdM had to survive a last-minute, penalty-kick attempt against Beckman. In the second, the Sea Kings had to rally from a two-goal deficit at Northwood in the final 20 minutes. CdM then earned two shootout wins in its first two games of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs, against Fountain Valley and Upland.
April 8, 2014
BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD Costa Mesa 81, Calvary Chapel 44 Senior Quinton Bell won two events to help the Mustangs win Tuesday's Orange Coast League meet at Jim Scott Stadium. Bell won the 100-meter race in 10.3 seconds, and the 200 in 21.7 seconds. Marco Zalpa, who captured the shot put (39 feet, 11 inches) and the discus (102-10), was another double winner for Costa Mesa. — GIRLS' TRACK AND FIELD Costa Mesa 90, Calvary Chapel 18 Sophomore Paige LaBare won two sprint races for the Mustangs in Tuesday's Orange Coast League meet at Jim Scott Stadium.
By Bradley Zint | April 8, 2014
It's known among government types as the Santa Ana/Colleen Island, but to most passersby, it looks like another one of the tidy and tony neighborhoods scattered about Costa Mesa's Eastside or Newport Beach's Back Bay. But technically speaking, it's neither. The nearly 14-acre parcel - composed of 51 single-family homes and about 150 residents, most on Colleen Place and Vista Baya - is an unincorporated parcel of Orange County bordered by Costa Mesa and Newport. Though for most practical purposes, it's Costa Mesa.
By Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times | April 5, 2014
On a recent weekday afternoon, the South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa is inhabited by an eclectic crowd - young hipsters sipping lattes at Portola Coffee Lab, professionals in business suits nibbling on carnitas de pato at Taco Maria, moms pushing strollers, and employees from nearby businesses simply enjoying the open-air courtyards. Designers can be spotted in the design showrooms too, as they stop to eye the furnishings on display in the more than 20 stores specializing in home design.
By Bradley Zint | April 3, 2014
After a 20-year absence from the dais, former Costa Mesa City Councilman Jay Humphrey announced Thursday that he will be running for council this November. Humphrey, 66, served one term, from 1990 to 1994, though he has remained active in the political scene in a variety of capacities. In addition to regularly attending public meetings, Humphrey served on the senior center's board of directors and is treasurer of Costa Mesans for Responsible Government, a nonpartisan, grass-roots activist group.
By Michael Miller | April 3, 2014
It's a bit of technology whose name might elicit a puzzled look from millennials, and it sounded - scratchily - over the phone from Diana Krall's apartment. Those familiar with the history of vinyl will know that 78 rpm records, or 78s, enjoyed a heyday from the late 19th century to about the mid-20th. While independent music stores and knickknack shops often sport worn bins of long-play records, it's decidedly rarer to spot a collection of the brittle discs that once preserved the voices of Bing Crosby and Al Jolson.
April 3, 2014
BOYS' TENNIS Estancia 12, Costa Mesa 6 Charlie Griffin, Kyle Hastings and Sterling Gates swept at Nos. 1-3 singles, respectively, to lead the host Eagles in the Orange Coast League match Thursday. Estancia improved to 7-3, 4-1 in league. Corona del Mar 10, Beckman 8 Bjorn Hoffmann swept in singles, as did Carson Williams and Jonathan Rhone in doubles for the host Sea Kings in Thursday's Pacific Coast League match. The score was tied 6-6 in sets and 50-50 in games after two rounds.
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