November 11, 2006
The nights are getting chilly, and we've fallen back an hour, which means days of playing in the snow lie ahead for everyone willing to make the drive. Yes, ski and snowboard season is upon us again and the shops are gearing up, anticipating this year's first snow. Temperatures at some of the more distant popular resorts have already prompted them to blast some of the man-made stuff, including at Mammoth Mountain, which cranked up the chairlift on one run Thursday. Local resorts such as Big Bear Mountain and Snow Summit haven't been so lucky.
February 24, 2010
Chandler Hunt has kept a keen eye on the performances at the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. Well, that is, when he isn’t on a snow run, himself, or in the pool for water polo practice with the Newport Harbor developmental program. This weekend, the 11-year-old will again experience the thrill of competition when he vies for titles in not one, but two, snowboard disciplines. Hunt will compete in boardercross events Saturday and halfpipe events on Sunday, both days, at Mountain High in the San Gabriel Mountains.
January 25, 2010
Orange Coast College sophomore tight end Anthony Vidal will continue his football career at UNLV, Pirates Coach Mike Taylor said. Vidal, who caught six passes for 58 yards in four games of an injury-shortened 2009 season, had received scholarship offers from Towson State and Southeast Missouri State. Offensive lineman Charles Schultz, a Newport Harbor High product, and linebacker Matt McCloskey have landed at Rocky Mountain College, an NAIA program in Billings, Mont., Taylor confirmed.
February 4, 2009
A man hit by a white sport utility vehicle outside a Newport hospital early Sunday remains in critical condition a day after undergoing surgery Tuesday, authorities said Wednesday. Police said the man was hit tending to a disabled vehicle off Placentia Avenue and Hospital Road just before 2 a.m. Sunday. Initially, police had only a vague description of car that hit him, but have since released a more detailed idea of what kind of SUV they’re looking for. Police said the white SUV involved was possibly a 1996-2001 Ford Explorer four-door SUV or a white 1997 Mercury Mountaineer four-door SUV. The car is probably missing the right front turn signal assembly and may have additional damage to the right front end of the vehicle, including to the headlight assembly and grill.
October 11, 2006
CRYSTAL COVE — About 37,000 acres of Irvine Ranch land, extending from Crystal Cove to the foothills of Saddleback Mountain, was recognized Tuesday as the country's newest National Natural Landmark. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, National Park Service Director Fran Mainella, Rep. John Campbell — who gave Schwarzenegger the new title of "conservationator" — and others gathered Tuesday morning in a parking lot on a bluff in Crystal Cove State Park, thanking Irvine Co. Chairman Don Bren for his help facilitating the process.
May 1, 2013
The USC women's water polo team defeated Stanford, 11-7, on Sunday to win the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship in Berkeley. The next day, the Trojans were awarded the top seed for the NCAA Championship, which begins May 10 and is hosted by Harvard. USC (24-1) features junior co-captain Kaleigh Gilchrist (Newport Harbor High) and seniors Nicolina McCall (Newport Harbor) and Chelsea Silvers (Newport Beach-Mater Dei). Gilchrist is the second-leading scorer (41 goals)
April 19, 2013
UC Irvine senior Kevin Tillie and sophomore Michael Brinkley have been named first-team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation to lead four Anteaters recognized by men's volleyball coaches. Juniors Collin Mehring and Scott Kevorken were second-team honorees for No. 3-ranked UCI (22-6, 18-6 in conference), which tied for second in the MPSF and is the No. 2 seed for the conference tournament. UCI plays host to No. 7-seeded UC Santa Barbara in the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday at 7 p.m. UCSB (15-15, 11-13)
August 13, 2008
"Stop.” Like, right now? “Yah, right here.” I suppose under normal circumstances, I wouldn’t second-guess professional road-race driver Owen Trinkler about anything — absolutely anything — that has to do with four wheels. But this is anything but normal and in no way resembles the asphalt tracks that Trinkler knows like the back of his hand. A few moments before, there were actually only three wheels on the ground, or dirt in this case, and now, here we are, staring straight down at a deep dugout ditch that passes for a cow path out here.
February 19, 2007
If Valentine's Day didn't go as planned, don't worry. It's not too late to whisk your honey away on a romantic rendezvous in the sky. Ryan Davis, is an impassioned young man who wants to share his love of flying and sprawling aerial views with everyone he can. Davis's company, OC Air Tours, offers aerial tours in small planes of Southern California. "It's a great experience to be able to take people up and show them a different view," Davis said, standing near one of the four-seat planes he flies out of John Wayne Airport.