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By Kelly Strodl | November 5, 2007
Two weeks ago Kimberly Stotmore found herself accosted for her shaved head. A man grabbed Stotmore as she walked to her car in the parking lot of Santa Ana College and accused the mother of two of being a skinhead. Stotmore, also an 18-year nurse, tried to explain that her lack of hair was merely the result of chemo treatments she recently completed while combating breast cancer. “He didn’t believe I had cancer, he didn’t want to believe me,” Stotmore said.
NEWS
July 27, 2003
Surf fishing is wide open all along the south coastline. Prime spots off Huntington Beach are kicking out barred perch, corbina and yellowfin croaker while the calmer surf line between the Newport and Balboa piers has been the beach to fish for perch, a fair number of corbina and halibut. The water temperature is holding in the low 70s and this is making fishing very comfortable during the early morning hours and on into the night time fishing period. Angler's Center in Newport Beach is always a good place to find out what's happening around Newport and a stop by the tackle shop last week to check on off shore fishing ended by setting up a fishing date with reel service manager, Ed Dillon of Newport Beach, to fish a good morning tide on Thursday.
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By Steve Virgen | April 1, 2009
A cross-country move to Newport Beach in 2007 turned out to be a life-changing experience for Daria Gordeeva-Grinkova. Before, she seemed destined to become a figure skater, following in the footsteps of her renowned parents, Katia Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkova. But when Daria came from Connecticut to Newport Beach two weeks before her freshman year at Sage Hill School, she hung up the skates and took up lacrosse. The life of a competitive ice skater is behind her. Daria’s life has changed.
NEWS
August 5, 2004
Deepa Bharath Holly Halsted Balthis was like the "Queen Mum" for Rose Queens. It makes sense. Until last week, she was the oldest surviving Rose Queen. And for 73 years, Rose Queens looked up to Balthis as their glorious predecessor. Balthis died on Friday of natural causes at her home in Laguna Beach. She was 95. But until Balthis' last breath, she took pride in her role as an emissary for the annual Tournament of Roses, her son Frank Balthis Jr. said.
NEWS
October 20, 2004
These people have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. They have only been arrested on suspicion of a crime and, as with all suspects, are considered innocent until proved guilty. COSTA MESA Monday, Oct. 11 Ryan Richard Smith, 32, Costa Mesa Thursday, Oct. 14 Juan Carlos Penaloza-Mercado, 25, Costa Mesa Charles Andre Powell, 33, Huntington Beach Friday, Oct. 15 Rachel Mary Kutsch, 45, Costa Mesa Joshua Gabriel Gross, 27, Santa Ana Juan Enrique Tomm, 34, Santa Ana Maureen Margaret Rose Longo, 26, Santa Ana Saturday, Oct. 16 Nicolae Florea, 29, Costa Mesa Albert Mark Miller, 44, Long Beach Ryan Phillip Allen, 43, Newport Beach Sunday, Oct. 17 Jesse James Bolding, 33, Costa Mesa Osiris Campos-Constantino, 27, Costa Mesa Adam Glenn Trainor, 21, Riverside NEWPORT BEACH Friday, Oct. 8 Donald Monroe Tarbell, 74, Newport Beach Sunday, Oct. 10 Jeffrey Dean Castillo, 44, San Clemente Gary Wayne Seal, 46, Newport Beach Robert Michael Hanna, 25, Newport Beach Tuesday, Oct. 12 Linda MacDonnell, 61, Huntington Beach Wednesday, Oct. 13 Jensen Buckley Boyd, 19, Newport Beach Rachel Sterling Santley, 18, South Lake Tahoe William Layton Hart, 61, Newport Beach Thursday, Oct. 14 Eduardo Hernandez...
NEWS
June 15, 2004
Deepa Bharath A 24-year-old man, who was in critical condition after a traffic accident on Memorial Day, died on Saturday. Paul Awad was walking across the street on a marked crosswalk in the intersection of MacArthur Boulevard and Bonita Canyon Road at about 9:25 p.m. on Memorial Day, when he was hit by a black Nissan Altima driven by Dulce Itzamara Herrera, a 21-year-old Santa Ana woman who worked as a housekeeper at...
FEATURES
February 20, 2009
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Orange County and Inland Empire Chapter is hosting a wine-tasting cruise Sunday with proceeds going to the organization, officials said. From 3 to 7 p.m., the public is invited to taste wines from around Southern California and enjoy a five-star meal prepared by Executive Chef John Kesoglou aboard the Entertainer. The yacht has three decks and can hold 300 people and will cruise around Newport Harbor. Participating wineries include Zin Alley, Hamilton Oaks, King Frosch, Justin Winery, Cielo, Prager Port, OC Custom Winery and Windsor Vineyards.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | March 14, 2012
Brad Faxon already has one win on the Champions Tour, but you could say he's still finding his way. Faxon, an eight-time PGA Tour winner who turned 50 seven months ago, had a troublesome start to his Toshiba Classic debut Wednesday. He showed up to Newport Beach Golf Course to play in the pro-am. One problem, the Toshiba is at Newport Beach Country Club. Not a big deal. He made it to NBCC for an interview with media and then out for his afternoon of pro-am. No harm. It goes in sync to how Faxon feels on the Champions Tour.
NEWS
July 5, 2013
Newport Beach earned recognition from the Assn. of California Cities Orange County last week for its completion of a major dredging project, its public art program and its efforts to cut back on paper printing. "I am very proud of the recognition by our peers and community leaders of the innovations underway in Newport Beach," Mayor Keith Curry said in a statement. "The recently completed bay dredging project was done at a savings of more than $10 million through our partnership with the Port of Long Beach.
NEWS
October 22, 2012
A Brea man died after a firefighter rescued him from the water during Sunday's triathlon in Newport Beach, authorities said. Roger Stewart, 51, died at Hoag Hospital at 8:38 a.m. after a Newport Beach lifeguard on a paddleboard spotted him showing distress signs in the water during the Kring & Chung Triathlon, according to Newport Beach Fire Department Capt. Todd Knipp and the Orange County coroner's office. Stewart was among others swimming in the race about 8 a.m. in the cove area of Newport Dunes, but "in a matter of moments this gentleman was facedown in the water," Knipp said.
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May 3, 2014
More than 250 personnel from the FBI and local fire and police departments worked through the night at South Coast Plaza Thursday practicing how they'd respond to a terrorist attack. The FBI coordinated the drill that tested multiple law-enforcement agencies and other first responders on how well they work together. SWAT and rescue teams ran through responses to a range of scenarios during the exercise that started after South Coast Plaza closed and ran from about 10 p.m. to 4.m. Costa Mesa, Irvine, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach police all took part in the drill.
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By Steve Virgen | May 3, 2014
Several parents from Newport Beach have been telling me about the increasing popularity of lacrosse in Orange County and Southern California. There have been emails and phone calls. But we get these a lot about sports that aren't the traditionally popular ones, like football, basketball and baseball. Finally it took a bump to my car for me to get the picture. A wise person once told me sometimes it does take a jolt in order to bring change and/or improvement. Elizabeth Bader, whose son Nathan Chaness plays boys' lacrosse at Newport Harbor High, accidentally (or at least I hope it was an accident)
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By Emily Foxhall | May 3, 2014
ENSENADA, MEXICO - Before lunch began, Commodore Chuck Iverson sat in the back corner of a restaurant, reviewing the guest list. It seemed a generic Newport Beach scene: place settings arranged on white tablecloths. Ocean view. Members of the Newport Ocean Sailing Assn., or NOSA, bedecked in navy blazers and khaki pants, mingling with the mayor. Still, the group hadn't valet parked their cars outside. They'd arrived by van. And they were greeted with glasses of wine, not from California, but vineyards in Mexico.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | May 2, 2014
A 3-year-old passenger was hurt when the driver of an SUV crashed into a closed Starbucks in Newport Beach, authorities said Friday. Police said Johnny Martinez, 33, of Tustin rammed his vehicle into the coffee shop at Campus Drive and MacArthur Boulevard about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, grabbed the child out of the car and ran. He made it about a mile before officers caught him, according to KTLA-TV Channel 5. Martinez was unhurt, but the child...
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By Emily Foxhall | May 2, 2014
Boaters in Newport Beach don't drag their vessels out of the water for the winter. After all, chunks of ice would be hard to find floating in the harbor. No matter. Like their counterparts in less-hospitable climates, where yacht clubs shut down as snowy days loom, Southern Californians want to celebrate the tradition of opening day too. One by one, local yacht clubs are kicking off the season with traditional pomp. "It becomes more or less their hour of shine to start the season," said Morrie Willkie, commodore of the Southern California Yachting Assn.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | May 2, 2014
Newport Beach lifeguards and a bystander rescued eight people from rough surf and fast-moving currents off the Balboa Peninsula this week. About 5 p.m. Tuesday, lifeguard Michael Newmaster realized a strong rip current was forming near 15th Street and about to pull a group of bodyboarders out to sea. Newmaster first yelled a warning to three who were close enough to the beach to stand and walk to shore. As Newmaster then got ready to jump in the water, retired Newport Beach lifeguard Alan Buchanan offered to help.
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By Emily Foxhall | May 1, 2014
The Wedge Preservation Society kicked off the first day of blackball season Thursday with a beach cleanup at the end of the Balboa Peninsula, home of the notorious Wedge surfing spot. Though the sandy turf has served as a focal point in a recent battle over city surfing regulations, the bodysurfers who spearheaded the cleanup effort hoped to start the season on a friendly foundation. After all, they couldn't have been certain months earlier that the black-and-yellow blackball flag would fly again so soon.
NEWS
May 1, 2014
A Costa Mesa man was sentenced this week to three years in state prison for selling marijuana-laced brownies to students. Isaac Greer, 33, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of furnishing marijuana to a minor and one count of sales of marijuana to a minor. Police arrested Greer in March about a year after two incidents at Pomona Elementary School and TeWinkle Middle School in Costa Mesa sparked an investigation. Students at the two schools brought brownies believed to contain pot and shared them with classmates, who became nauseous and told school officials.
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By Tony Petros | April 29, 2014
Recently the Daily Pilot published a commentary regarding traffic along Back Bay Drive ("Close Back Bay Drive to vehicular traffic," April 22). Its author used a set of statistics and personal observations to conclude that Back Bay Drive should be closed to vehicles. The idea of completely restricting vehicular traffic on that roadway is not new. Newport Beach has records of requests and accident record reviews going back to 1977. Many times consideration was given to prohibiting vehicles, but ultimately the decision has always been to keep full access for all users.
NEWS
April 29, 2014
A man and woman held up a Newport Beach gas station at gunpoint early Tuesday, according to police. Around midnight, an employee working in the Chevron station at Bristol Street and Irvine Avenue let the pair inside to shop in the station's convenience mart. After a certain time at night, the store's doors have to be manually buzzed open for customers, police said. After letting in the shoppers, "[the cashier is] going about her business behind the counter; she looks up and one of the suspects is standing right in front of her," Newport Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella said.
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