June 13, 2005
Rick Devereux Slightly wet conditions may have dampened the field but it did not dampen the spirit of Wayne Redfearn, manager of the Newport Beach National Little League Minor division Cubs. Even though the Cubs' season ended Saturday with a 12-2 loss to the Lake Forest American Angels in the District 55 Tournament of Champions at Heroes Park, Redfearn was pleased with his team's effort. "I'm incredibly proud of how we played," he said. "We battled hard until the last pitch."
March 15, 2005
HUMBERTO CASPA As soon as Gene Farrell announced his retirement from Orange Coast College, authorities in the district began the search for a new president. But what's the rush? Appointing a new leader from OCC's lower-rank divisions is the easiest way to fill the vacancy, however, is it the recommended road to take? To find the best person, the district ought to show commitment to involve everybody in the process, not only the top guys in the administration.
April 11, 2004
The Costa Mesa National Little League Minor A Cubs scored five runs on wild pitches to post a 7-1 victory over the Braves Tuesday. Graham Clevidence caught hard line drives in the first and second innings to limit the Braves' offense. Clevidence went 2 for 2 with a walk and three runs scored. Pablo Galvan had two hits, including an RBI in the third inning after a line drive to left field, which scored Eddie Bisoso. Bisoso, Tommy Fisher and James Pond also had hits.
February 4, 2012
A cadre of emergency responders raced to Newport Center for a fire reported in a high-rise office building Saturday morning, but it turned out to be a minor blaze without injuries or major property damage. The fire, reported at about 8:00 a.m., did not spread beyond a computer server room on the 13th floor of 610 Newport Center Drive, according to a news release from the Newport Beach Fire Department. Light smoke seeped onto the 12th floor Apparently, the fire started in an air conditioning unit and caused about $3,000 in damage.
November 10, 2011
IRVINE — Being a "cool" parent could land you up to $3,000 in fines if you serve alcohol to minors, according to a new ordinance the City Council unanimously approved this week. The ordinance, which underwent a first reading Tuesday night, fines hosts up to $750 upon first warning, up to $1,500 for a second warning within a 12-month period and up to $3,000 for further warnings. "I just want to make clear that serving alcohol to minors in a private home is not a private matter," Todd Spitzer, finance chairman for the county chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, said to council members.
February 19, 2013
Former UC Irvine baseball standout Christian Bergman received the Chuck Stevens Award as the Southern California resident who had the most outstanding minor league season in 2012. Bergman, who pitched for the Anteaters from 2007 to 2010, received the award at the 88th annual Assn. of Professional Ballplayers of America's dinner earlier this month. Bergman posted a 16-5 record and a 3.65 earned-run average with the Modesto Nuts, a Single-A California League affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.
February 7, 2012
Supporters of same-sex marriage called Tuesday's federal court ruling negating Proposition 8 a step in the right direction while opponents argued that the will of California voters should stand. "It is incredible, marvelous," Newport Beach Dr. Jorge Rodriguez said of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision to overturn the proposition on constitutional grounds. "I'm really reminded of that Martin Luther King quote that I love: 'The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.'" Rodriguez, a Laguna Beach resident who works at Orange Coast Medical Group, said that as a doctor he sees health problems, including depression, in patients who do not feel validated.
May 4, 2009
Of the events and actions that can adversely affect family life, first or second is credit card debt. When not properly used, credit cards can sap thousands of dollars from family funds over just a few years; money that could be used for college savings, family vacations or the purchase of a better home. That wasted money comes not from the use of the card, but the failure to pay off the balance each month. The subject of credit cards hit home recently as three events came together in one week.
May 6, 2000
Alex Coolman The sewage spill that forced the closure of a stretch of beach between Dover Shores and Bayshore Beach on Thursday was relatively minor, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Health Care Agency said. Monica Mazur, a spokeswoman for the agency, said about 10,000 gallons of sewage spilled from a blocked sewer line Thursday. She said 2,000 gallons of that spill were contained before mixing with the water. In the world of sewage flows, this counts as a "small" mishap, Mazur noted.
September 21, 2009
A 20-year-old man escaped with minor injuries after rolling his car in a Monday morning crash in Newport Beach, which police said was likely from drunk driving. Police arrested Howard Lee on suspicion of driving under the influence after he crashed his car off East Coast Highway and Bayside Drive about 3 a.m., said Newport Beach Sgt. Scott McKnight. Lee was trapped in the car, but firefighters rescued him after cutting open his SUV with the Jaws of Life, said Newport Beach Fire Department Battalion Chief Ron Gamble.