July 1, 2011
David M. Roney, Jr. passed away on 28 May 2011 at the age of 88. The son of David Martin Roney and Dorothy Koenemann Roney, he was born in Philadelphia, PA on 8 September, 1922. David entered the United States Naval Academy following his graduation in 1940 from Frankford High School, Philadelphia. Under the accelerated wartime program, he graduated from the Naval Academy on 9 June 1943 and was married the same day to Madeline Dolores Sandbeck, also hailing from Philadelphia. Following their honeymoon in Sea Island, GA, David reported to Jacksonville NAS awaiting orders, and shipped out on Boise shortly thereafter.
February 25, 2002
Newport Water Polo Foundation defeated USA National Team Southern California, 8-5, Sunday in tournament one of USA Water Polo Premier League men's action at the USA Water Polo National Aquatics Center in Los Alamitos. Four teams are featured in tournament one, while tournament two at the U.S Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. fields eight teams. The tournaments are the first two of six semifinal rounds being played between Feb. 23 and April 14. A league final will be played April 19-21, with seeding based on finishes in the six semis.
November 9, 2006
WARNER WINS TROPHY Balboa Island resident Blake Warner, a senior at Calvary Chapel High, won the Single Handed High School National Championship in sailing in the laser class at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich, Conn., on Oct. 28. The regatta, also known as the Cressy Trophy, drew the top high school single-handed sailors from seven regional qualifiers throughout the United States. Other local qualifiers included Charlie Buckingham, Chris Barnard and Michael Menninger, all from Newport Harbor High.
August 3, 2005
Francis and Janice Sullivan of Newport Beach recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. The couple lived across the street from each other growing up, and Francis used to walk Janice to high school every day. After being friends for several years, they began dating and eventually got married. They have lived in Newport almost 30 years. Navy Ensign Joseph P. Snelgrove, son of Jo Anne and John E. Snelgrove of Newport Beach, recently graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and was commissioned to his current rank in the United States Navy.
October 25, 2007
George Holman Coffin, III, passed away on Saturday, October 13 th , at the age of 79. George was born in Hollywood, California, March 6, 1928. After graduating from Harvard Military School, North Hollywood, he attended the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD (’51) and concluded his college career at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Davis (UCD). He married his wife Grace Hamilton at St. James Church (Newport Beach)
June 1, 2007
MEN'S CREW National championship CAMDEN, N.J. — The Orange Coast College men's freshman crew teams qualified for the semifinals of the Intercollegiate Rowing Assn. National Championship Regatta Thursday afternoon. The Freshman Eight and Freshman Four teams advanced to today's semifinals, held on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J. The Freshman Eight team finished second in their heat behind UC-Berkeley with a time of five minutes, 53.58 seconds. Berkeley was first with 5:49.
April 11, 2003
Christine Carrillo Harvard or Stanford, Princeton or Yale, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology or the U.S. Naval Academy -- these high school seniors have a plethora of college paths to choose from. Carrying grade point averages reaching beyond a 4.0 and a slew of community service and extra curricular activities, Newport Beach's Academic All-Stars represented the cream of the academic crop. During the 42nd annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast held Thursday morning, the Newport Beach community recognized the top 15 students from Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar high schools for their numerous achievements.
April 13, 2011
Gary Grimes II met Jackie Rieser while attending a fifth year of high school at Western Reserve in Dayton, Ohio, in preparation for entry into the United States Naval Academy. Grimes grew up on Lido Isle, the son of Sharon and Gary Grimes . He attended Newport Harbor High School prior to heading east. Jackie knew almost at first sight that Gary was her guy. At 17, she told her father, Harvard-educated attorney John Rieser , of Dayton, "I'm going to marry this boy. " Nine years later, on Dec. 30, 2010, Gary Grimes II, a 2007 graduate of the Naval Academy assigned as the training officer on the U.S.S.
August 14, 2004
Alicia Robinson Military brides-to-be who don't want to wear fatigues on their special day will have the chance to get a high-fashion wedding gown from a local bridal shop on Sunday. Mon Amie in Costa Mesa is holding its second bridal gown giveaway this year for women who are in the military or planning to marry someone in the service. The bride or groom who is in the military must be or have been deployed or stationed overseas after Sept. 11, 2001.
December 15, 2004
Andrew Edwards Costa Mesa's Don Mahar enjoys sharing knowledge with his city's youth. Maher, 72, began volunteering at the Westside's Save Our Youth Center in 1992, hooking up with the organization when his wife Nora helped start the center, which was created to keep Costa Mesa teens away from drugs, gangs and trouble. So, Mahar has tutored at the center since it opened its doors. "It was such a neat organization," Maher said. "We had 450 kids coming -- or youths, I call them; they're not kids -- and we became very close.