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November 11, 2000
Two very glamorous Orange County women, Pat Rypinski and Patricia Ann Marshall, both of Newport Beach, greeted the arriving crush Thursday evening on the patio fronting the new Bridge of Gardens at South Coast Plaza. Some 150 guests converged on the terrace in support of the Candlelight Concert, a major holiday fund-raiser benefiting the Orange County Performing Arts Center and presented by the Center's board of directors. The terrace was transformed from its stark contemporary landscape into a magical European topiary garden replete with living statues.
ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | September 14, 2012
On Aug. 8, a celebration unfolded that marked the 49th anniversary of a most respected local cultural force. South Coast Repertory held its 34th annual gala celebrating exemplary theater for local audiences, often attracting national acclaim. Not to be overly obsessed with numbers, but SCR is on the threshold of its 50th year, which is certainly a remarkable achievement by any standard of measure. The 2012 gala, which took place at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, was named "Setting the Stage.
NEWS
February 15, 2003
Stephon Seales hit half of his shots from the field and all five of his free throws for a team-high 20 points to lead the Orange Coast College men's basketball team to an 80-74 victory at Golden West College Friday night. The Pirates, 19-11, 7-4 in the Orange Empire Conference, came from behind with a 19-point second-half edge to pull it out, dropping Golden West to 7-20, 3-9. In a game which totaled 41 boards between the two teams, Aaron Bobik and Lanier Brown added 16 and 15 points, respectively for the Pirates.
NEWS
September 27, 2003
Bryce Alderton Despite allowing 213 yards to Saddleback College a week ago, Orange Coast's football team remains first against the pass and total defense among the Mission Conference's 12 teams. That defense should get tested again when Fullerton invades OCC at 6 tonight for conference a duel between teams coming off their first losses of the season. Coast (2-1, 0-1 in the conference's American Division) couldn't get its offense going against powerful Saddleback and fell, 30-7, last week.
LOCAL
October 31, 2008
When: Tonight, 6 Where: Saddleback College Key Pirates: So. QB Taylor Hughes (1,364 passing yards, nine TDs, four rushing TDs); So. DE Dean DeLeone (53 tackles, seven sacks, one kickoff return for TD); So. WR Cameron Hall (32 receptions, 432 yards, one TD). Key Gauchos: So. QB Brian Shrock (1,147 passing yards, 12 TDs); Fr. RB Jai Morris (85 carries, 731 yards, six TDs); So. SS Aaron Brown (team-best 48 tackles, three interceptions). Breakdown: The Pirates (4-3, 0-3 in the National Division)
NEWS
September 12, 2004
Barry Faulkner The bright spots were nearly as scarce as shade for the Orange Coast College football team Saturday afternoon at sun-drenched Los Angeles Southwest. For, despite a bright beginning and a flashy finish, the Pirates dropped a 36-19 nonconference decision to the Cougars, who improved to 2-0 while dropping OCC to 0-2. It was the sixth straight defeat for the Pirates, who, according to Coach Mike Taylor, took a step backward from their season-opening 24-17 loss to Glendale.
NEWS
March 9, 2005
Gary Gattis was 2 for 5 with three RBIs in the visiting Orange Coast College baseball team's 7-3 victory over Fullerton in Orange Empire Conference play Tuesday. Luke Beck was 2 for 4 with two runs scored and a triple for the Pirates (8-7, 2-1 in the OEC), while Robbie Blauer was 2 for 4 with one run scored and an RBI. Fullerton's Aaron Randall hit a home run in the fifth inning, but the Hornets (11-3, 1-2) couldn't overcome OCC's three-run fifth inning.
NEWS
October 18, 2003
Bryce Alderton A win maintaining position at the top of the Orange Empire Conference standings Friday was hardly cause for celebration for the host Orange Coast College men's soccer team after a postgame talk by Coach Jason Smith. The Pirates eked out a 3-2 win over Santiago Canyon, but the score and the level of play could have been much higher, Smith told the team huddled around him after the final whistle sounded. "We were our own worst enemy," Smith said.
NEWS
March 5, 2003
Bryce Alderton A 12-day break couldn't have come at a better time for the Orange Coast College women's basketball team according to their leader. Reeling from two consecutive losses to close out the season, head coach Mike Thornton said the days off have helped rejuvenate and heal a team hosting a second round playoff game tonight at 7 in the Southern California Regional Playoffs. "We lost the game but played with intensity against Saddleback and we were flat against Fullerton that Friday," said Thornton, referring to Coast's losses to the Gauchos (64-55)
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By Barry Faulkner | April 24, 2014
HUNTINGTON BEACH - After an April 5 loss at Saddleback College left the Orange Coast baseball team 9-7 in Orange Empire Conference play, Pirates Coach John Altobelli decided it was time to make a point with his players. Make that a power point. Altobelli, in his 22nd season at the helm, broke out a 5-year-old power-point presentation made after the Pirates captured the 2009 state title. The visual compilation illustrated how that team came through great adversity, including the death of then-redshirt catcher Jourdan Watanabe, to claim the program's first state crown since 1980.
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NEWS
By Hannah Fry | April 15, 2014
Representatives from the body that oversees accreditation for community colleges in California visited the Coast Community College District's three campuses last week to track the district's progress. Every six years, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) evaluates colleges' compliance with regulations that govern what they must do to be accredited, which is somewhat of a stamp of educational quality that allows students to transfer to four-year universities and affects the type of funding that colleges are eligible to receive.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | April 15, 2014
As the younger sister of Tyler Rios, the 2013 Newport-Mesa Baseball Player of the Year, Felicia Rios feels a bit of pressure. And, as a sophomore in an Estancia High softball infield that otherwise has nothing but seniors, Felicia Rios feels the need to rise to the occasion. "It's tough trying to keep up with them," said Rios, the shortstop. "Yeah, it's tough having to prove myself and show what I got. It's fun, though. " Rios said that she struggled with her hitting at times in the Eagles' preseason.
SPORTS
April 8, 2014
BASEBALL UC Irvine 15, Hawaii 8 HONOLULU — Justin Castro went three for five with three runs batted in, Connor Spencer was two for five with four RBIs and Kris Paulino was two for four with three RBIs and a home run to help the visiting Anteaters sweep the Big West Conference series on Sunday. The 15 runs were a season-best for the Anteaters (21-10, 5-1 in conference), who are tied atop the Big West with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Chris Rabago and Jonathan Munoz had two hits apiece for UCI, for which Evan Brock pitched into the sixth inning to collect the win, his fifth in seven decisions.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014
Estancia High senior shooting guard Josh Mendoza earned first-team All-Orange Coast League honors in boys' basketball, as did Costa Mesa's senior backcourt of Sean Comer and Kyle Hefner. Mendoza lifted the at-large Eagles to a 55-49 upset at No. 11-seeded Indio in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 3A playoffs. He finished with 29 points and five three-pointers, helping Estancia reach the second round for the second time in three seasons, both times under Coach Agustin Heredia.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | March 28, 2014
Coach Ricardo doMonte stayed in bed sick for the last three days. With doMonte out, his assistant coach, Miles Evans, ran the boys' volleyball practices at Estancia High. By Thursday, doMonte's health improved, enough for him to get out of bed and lead his Eagles. He also happened to face his former team, Costa Mesa, on the road. The road to recovery for doMonte's current team has had its share of setbacks. The Eagles are winless this season in 10 matches. The Eagles dropped all their matches last season.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014
Estancia High sophomore Kevin Pizarro earned the Orange Coast League Offensive MVP award in boys' soccer after he lifted the Eagles to the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 5 playoffs. Pizarro, a repeat first-team pick, produced 11 goals and 13 assists. The assists are the second-best total in Orange County. The Eagles (16-6-5, 5-2-3 in league) made their first semifinal appearance since 1999-2000 season. They placed third in league for the second consecutive season.
NEWS
By Hannah Fry | March 21, 2014
Coast Community College District has some growing to do if it wants to continue to beef up its budget in future years, according to a presentation made to district trustees. Andy Dunn, vice chancellor of finance and administrative services, kicked off the annual budgeting process during a study session Wednesday with the board of trustees. In previous years, the district has been forced to cut costs when budgeting in order to stay solvent. "We are recovering from a very difficult economic period and moving ahead to a period of steady but stable growth," he said.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | March 20, 2014
It was arm discomfort that prompted Cypress College baseball coach Scott Pickler to shuffle his pitching ace from a scheduled start Thursday against Orange Coast to Saturday. For Orange Coast ace David Hill, who awoke Thursday with a slight illness, it was a sore spot of a different variety that helped him talk Pirates Coach John Altobelli into giving him the ball against the visiting Chargers. "[Altobelli] mentioned maybe having me go Saturday instead, but I said 'No way!'" said Hill, who allowed one run and six hits in 10 innings but took a no-decision in Cypress' 2-1 win in 13 innings on Feb. 27 at OCC. "I said 'Give me the ball and let me throw against these guys and we'll get two out of three.
ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | March 20, 2014
She sauntered up to the microphone, which was attached to a clear Plexiglas podium on the fashion runway. Her slinky, fitted, coral-colored silk pants under a matching tunic caught the attention of a very well-dressed audience. Kristen James , president of the Orange County Chapter of Childhelp, welcomed the crowd to the 28th annual "For the Love of a Child" fashion show and luncheon sponsored in great part by South Coast Plaza. For nearly three decades, Childhelp Orange County has matured and grown into one of the most active social-charitable groups on the Orange Coast.
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