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.
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.
June 4, 2001
COSTA MESA - The strong arm of Brandon Kelly helped lead the Devil Rays to a 6-4 win over the Astros and an 8-5 win over the Dodgers in Costa Mesa American Little League Minor B action. Against the Astros, Kelly pitched five strong innings and struck out 11. Bryan Williams, Willie LeValley, Matt Mello and Chad Pattison each collected hits, while Tommy Stephens scored two runs for the D'Rays. Against the Dodgers, Kelly pitched a complete game with 11 strikeouts and offensively had a double and two runs scored.
June 16, 2001
COSTA MESA - The Cardinals used some late-inning heroics from the bottom of their batting order to pull out a 3-2 win over the Marlins in the Costa Mesa National Little League championship game Thursday night. With Joseph Dzida on first base and the game tied, 2-2, Cardinals' No. 12 hitter, Pat McGuire laid down a solid bunt along the third-base line. The perfect bunt caused an overthrow, which allowed Dzida to come all the way around and score the winning run for the Cardinals.
March 2, 2001
Jennifer Kho NEWPORT BEACH -- Two carpenters at a Balboa Bay Club construction site suffered minor injuries Thursday when part of a wood frame fell on them. One carpenter, who fell on a bolt sticking up from the floor, gashed his knee, which required stitches, and cut his head, said Gayle Jones, risk manager for Snyder Langston, the contractor on the job. The work was part of the $55-million renovation project at the club, which includes an underground parking structure, a new clubhouse and a new hotel.