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By Pat Neisser | July 14, 2005
The sleek, red trolley pulled up to the platform just as I retrieved my round-trip ticket from the automatic ticket machine. I had walked a few yards from the elegant Westgate Hotel, where I had stayed the night, to the platform. Grabbing a seat, I spent the next 40 minutes enjoying the passing scene. The new Padres stadium, PetCo Park, was a knockout. What fun it was riding a trolley to the Mexican border, instead of grinding my way down the 5 Freeway to a parking lot near the border.
By JOSEPH N. BELL | April 27, 2006
What wonderful irony. George Bush is at the nadir of his presidency. By almost every polling yardstick, he has hit record lows. The once solid underpinning of his support from the political and religious right is being splintered by the morass in Iraq and the corruption at home. Members of his own party are avoiding photo ops with him. The tiny margin by which he won elections has long since been swallowed up by doubt. And to rub salt in the political wound, Neil Young has just released an album calling for Bush's impeachment, and a Seymour Hersh article in the current issue of the New Yorker lays bare some shattering plans in Washington for Iran that reprise the build-up for Iraq.
By Ana Facio Contreras | October 7, 2006
Ken Schwarz of Corona del Mar began his 2,663-mile hike seven years ago with a single step on the U.S.-Mexican border. The 59-year-old dentist wanted to complete the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada before his 60th birthday. Last weekend, he did. "It's a wonderful experience. You don't have to do it all at once — you can do it in parts," said Schwarz, who has climbed in the Swiss Alps. "It's a sport that you can do at any age, if your joints are good." The trail, which stretches through California, Oregon and Washington, is traveled by many avid hikers.
By Tom Ragan, | October 21, 2010
Nearly 50 artists from around California will show off their artwork at a special exhibit that begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Orange County Museum of Art near Fashion Island. "2010 California Biennial" curator Sarah Bancroft said she hopes to give museumgoers an accurate overview of what's being produced in the contemporary art circles across the Golden State — not always an easy task. Bancroft traversed the state for more than a year in search of some of the finer artists up and down California's coast, eventually whittling them down to a pool of 300, then 150, then the final 45. Many of them are from San Diego and San Francisco, with few in points in between.
By Hannah Fry | April 2, 2014
Family members of one of four men killed during the Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race two years ago have filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the boat's GPS manufacturer and distributor. Loren Mavromati, the widow of Theo Mavromatis (their last names are spelled slightly differently), and their three children filed the lawsuit March 26 against Spot LLC, the Colorado-based company that manufactured the boat's safety alert system, Globalstar, Travel Safety Group and , which sold the product.
By Lauren Williams | October 12, 2012
A Newport Coast businessman has been arrested on suspicion of killing his wife, police said Friday. Peter Gregory Chadwick, 48, a business executive, was arrested Thursday in San Diego, near the Mexican border and booked in connection with death of his wife, Quee "Q.C. " Chadwick, 46, police said. The victim's body had not yet been found and police declined to say how they knew Quee Chadwick was dead. Peter Chadwick called San Diego police from State Route 905 at Picador Boulevard on Thursday, a day after officers found signs of foul play inside the Chadwicks' multimillion-dollar home.
April 20, 2012
Obituary for Jeff Chandler January 18, 1942-April 15, 2012 Jeff Chandler passed away peacefully on April 15, 2012, at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, California, surrounded by his family. He was first diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer in 1998 and had a recurrence in 2007. He waged an amazing battle against the disease, never complaining and keeping his positive attitude to the very end. Jeff thoroughly researched prostate cancer and continued to search for new treatments both in this country and abroad.
By Tom Ragan, | July 28, 2010
COSTA MESA — They came full circle in front of the Ferris wheel Wednesday morning, renewing their wedding vows at the virtually empty Orange County Fairgrounds after being married for 20 years. Normally, Bob and Deena Jackson, who were married on July 28, 1990, in Reno, Nev., are busting their tails selling beer, charbroiled corn and baked potatoes at the fair. But on this morning, the couple assumed the spotlight as an assortment of carnival friends — whom they termed "our real family" — bore witness.
April 28, 2000
Andrew Glazer o7 In March, Costa Mesa resident Tony DiLorenzo went public with his plan to hike 2,600 miles up the West Coast. Impressive, since the 26-year-old's four-and-a-half-month solo journey will take him through scalding deserts and towering snowcapped mountains, from the Mexican border to British Columbia. But more impressive is the clear reason behind his journey: His little brother, Paul. Paul DiLorenzo, a sophomore at UC Riverside, was born with thalassemia, a rare, and potentially fatal blood disease.
By Mona Shadia | January 6, 2010
Maria Piedad Hernandez is not your typical community volunteer. This undocumented immigrant from Mexico has been volunteering for Mika Community Development Corporation for the past two years. She sells tamales for a living but volunteers much of her time at the Costa Mesa nonprofit, by sweeping streets in the neighborhood and serving food during Mika’s holiday charity drives. The nonprofit’s mission is to build up leaders from low-income communities by organizing neighborhood action committees, and helping them set goals and working together to achieving them.
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