December 26, 2013
Orange Coast College sophomore right tackle Taylor Evans was named Most Valuable Player at the postseason football banquet, Pirates Coach Mike Taylor said. "We haven't had an offensive lineman named MVP for a long, long time, but he was our best football player," Taylor said of the 6-foot-4, 300-pounder out of Fort Union, Va. Taylor said Evans, a two-year starter for the Pirates, is considering scholarship offers from Boise State, Nevada, Indiana State, Memphis State and Middle Tennessee.
March 28, 2014
BASEBALL Orange Coast 3, Irvine Valley 1 Daniel Delaney and Chris Iriart both went two for four with a run batted in for the Pirates in the Orange Empire Conference game Thursday. David Hill (7-0) struck out eight and walked one in his complete-game victory. He allowed six hits for for OCC (20-6, 8-4 in conference). IVC is 6-18, 2-10. — WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD UC Riverside Spring Classic Invitational RIVERSIDE — UC Irvine sophomore Melanie Speech is in ninth place after the first day of the heptathlon.
March 27, 2014
Orange Coast College signed a pledge this week to support veterans by enhancing resources, programs and policies for students who served in the military. The Costa Mesa community college joined the Education Pillar of Got Your 6, a movement led by a consortium of major film and television studios, cable television networks and talent agencies with the aim of improving the lives of American veterans, according to a news release. OCC, with a population of 600 student veterans, offers assistance through the campus Veteran Resource Center including tutoring, academic counseling and personal counseling and helps them access housing and financial aid, the release stated.
May 7, 2012
I took a walk through my Mesa del Mar neighborhood the other evening. It was just after sunset — the gloaming — and the sky had the luminescence of a shiny pearl. A fresh ocean breeze wafted across the mesa. For a few moments I tried to imagine how things might have appeared had I walked the same real estate in 1943. The residential neighborhood would have then comprised the parade ground of the Santa Ana Army Air Base. The breeze no doubt would have been stronger in '43 because few buildings existed on the mesa to break up prevailing wind patterns.
April 9, 2011
Orange Coast College will be the place to be Tuesday for the jobless and those seeking internships. OCC is hosting its annual Job and Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the quad at 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Recruiters from more than 35 companies will be at the fair and more than 3,000 people looking for jobs are expected to attend. The free event is open to the public, with parking available at the Orange County Fairgrounds at Fairview Road and Arlington Drive.
March 5, 2014
MEN'S GOLF Orange Empire Conference meet CHINO — Marc Reyes shot three-under-par 69 to help lead Orange Coast to the victory Wednesday at El Prado Golf Course. The Pirates won at 361, beating Riverside (367), Santiago Canyon (372), Saddleback (375), Cypress (385) and Irvine Valley (392). Michael Chen (70), Jem Young (73), Zach Olson (74), Cody Kelly (75) and Zach Eddy (79) also competed for OCC. Santiago Caynon's Nico Mendoza shot 67 to earn medalist honors.
October 9, 2012
Get a look into the world of wheelchair rugby with an exhibition that raises money for disabled students. Orange Coast College is hosting its ninth annual Bill Alvarez Memorial Wheelchair Rugby Exhibition at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Peterson Gymnasium, 2701 Fairview Road. The exhibition, which is sponsored by the Spirit of Ability Club and Disabled Students Programs and Services, honors longtime OCC staffer Bill Alvarez, who died eight years ago after serving as coordinator of the college's High Tech Center for 14 years.
March 21, 2011
Orange Coast College plans to host an event Wednesday night for those who like climbing, cycling, ocean rowing and speed flying — or just like watching them on screen. OCC is screening international outdoor adventure movies from the 35th annual Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. The screenings begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the campus' Robert B. Moore Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Tickets are $10 at the door, or $9 in advance, and can be purchased online at http://www.occtickets.com . They can also be purchased at REI stores in Tustin and Huntington Beach.