September 20, 2012
Company and airport officials this week lauded Mexico City-based Interjet's recent announcement that it will begin offering nonstop daily service from John Wayne Airport to Guadalajara and Mexico City starting in October. Interjet — which company Chief Executive Jose Luis Garza Alvarez said has taken business cues from U.S. low-fare carrier JetBlue — aims to bring convenience and affordability to international travel, especially for local residents who formerly braved the chaos of Los Angeles International Airport to visit family in Mexico.
October 17, 2012
Low-fare airline Interjet's first flights out of John Wayne Airport took off Thursday, carrying passengers to Guadalajara and Mexico City. The Mexico-based carrier is the second to offer Mexico service from JWA . The first was AirTran Airways, which launched service to Mexico City and Cabo San Lucas in June. AirTran and Interjet are also the first to make use of JWA's Terminal C customs checkpoint. Airport spokeswoman Jenny Wedge said in an email that Interjet's launch day flights were full, as were flights for the next few days, according to the carrier.
September 18, 2012
InterJet plans to offer daily nonstop flights from Orange County to Mexico City and Guadalajara starting in mid-October, the airline announced in a press release last week. The announcement came after the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved the Mexico City-based company's lease agreement with John Wayne Airport at the board's Sept. 11 meeting. InterJet had a "breakout year" in 2011 and plans on expanding its flight offerings to more U.S. destinations, including Miami and San Antonio, said spokesman Martin Elder.
April 17, 2012
John Wayne Airport passengers should soon be able to jet off to Mexico City and Cabo San Lucas. AirTran Airways, a recently acquired subsidiary of Southwest Airlines, is set to offer the flights starting June 3. Flights to Mexico City are still subject to Mexican government approval, according to a news release. "We are thrilled that AirTran Airways is bringing Orange County our first-ever nonstop service to Mexico," Airport Director Alan L. Murphy said in a prepared statement.
July 25, 2013
A convicted rapist and robber accused of sexually assaulting and murdering a 19-year-old woman in 1992, leaving her severely beaten body in an Irvine orange grove, has been extradited to Orange County from Mexico, prosecutors said. Leonardo Pimentel Sanchez, 56, has been charged with one felony count of murder during the commission of rape, and has two prior felony strike convictions for a 1978 robbery and 1984 rape, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office.
January 27, 2004
Bryce Alderton Australian Rodger Davis returned to Newport Beach Country Club, site of his first Champions Tour win at last year's Toshiba Senior Classic, and didn't take long to crack his first joke during media day Monday. "I would rather have a shotgun than [be around a handgun]," Davis said with a sheepish grin as laughter erupted from a small gathering of reporters gathered inside NBCC. The affable Davis, another golfer and two caddies were held up at gunpoint by two men in a Mexico City restaurant during last year's PGA Champions Tour event there [the MasterCard Classic]
February 15, 2003
Deepa Bharath Susana Hernandez never dreamed that a trip to her native Mexico to visit her family would split her world in two. Hernandez traveled from Costa Mesa to Cuatla Moreles, about an hour and a half from Mexico City, with her husband, Arturo, daughter Marcela and son Luis during Christmas vacation. The couple hoped it would be a pleasant holiday to make up for a life of hard work and monotony. But that was not to be. Arturo, a diabetic for two years, suffered from a serious attack that made his blood sugar soar, Susana said.
September 27, 2005
Two days ago, I had a long chat with Edgar Vazquez, a soccer guru and local businessman, at a coffee shop. Since this sport has been in the news lately in Costa Mesa, I thought I should retool my knowledge of the game, including understanding the politics hidden behind it. To begin with, I've always thought the few people who complained about the game, and the city officials who generously acquiesced to these individual's unfounded...
April 4, 2008
Ramon Delgado and Michaela Pastikova will return to the Newport Beach Breakers for the 2008 World Team Tennis season, joined by newcomers Angelika Bachmann and Bruno Echagaray. They will join the Breakers’ new marquee player, Lindsay Davenport, who will play her only home match at Newport Beach Country Club on July 10. “We’re excited to have drafted a great roster of talent for this season,” Breakers Coach Trevor Kronemann said in a release. “Ramon has consistently been one of if not the best players in the league and will be the cornerstone of our team again.