February 23, 2002
-- Deepa Bharath Harbor patrol deputies towed a 50-foot sailboat to shore Friday afternoon after the man who was steering it suffered an undisclosed health problem, officials said. Mark Redman of Orange was the only person on the boat who knew how to operate it and his co-passengers panicked when he collapsed, Sgt. Ron Peoples said. Redman was conscious during the ordeal but could not operate the boat, he said. Redman and a few friends had rented the sailboat for the day and were heading to the ocean from the Newport Harbor entrance about 2:20 p.m. when Redman suddenly suffered the ailment, Peoples said.
February 4, 2001
A Fountain Valley resident in his 60s died Saturday after suffering an apparent heart attack on his sailboat in the Newport Beach harbor, Orange County Sheriff's Harbor Patrol said. John E. Foster, a member of the Balboa Yacht Club, collapsed on his 38-foot sailboat, "Drifter II," at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sgt. Ron Peoples of the Harbor Patrol said. Peoples said by the time the Harbor Patrol reached Foster, he had already turned blue. Foster's boat was towed to the Harbor Patrol dock where paramedics administered CPR for about half an hour.
September 11, 2001
Deepa Bharath NEWPORT BEACH -- Things got a little unruly in Newport Harbor on Monday evening when harbor patrol officials tried to rescue two teenagers who fell in when their sailboat capsized. Although no one was hurt, the harbor patrol's efforts to get the boys out of the water and straighten the boat were hindered by Rupert, the local black swan who, harbor patrol officials say, identifies with their boats. "He'll flap his wings and even get aggressive sometimes," Sgt. Ron Peoples said.
March 3, 2010
While impossible to enforce, I agree with the concept. However, in almost six years as a lawmaker, I have yet to receive a text message from any lobbyist, much less having gotten one during session or in committee. I imagine that this is something that the majority Democrats, with their support of big government, have to deal with frequently. Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Newport Beach) I welcome the ban. I’m sure Pérez would agree that this ban will affect the majority party much more than the minority, but it is needed to limit the influence of the special interests in Sacramento.
September 10, 1999
Once that back-to-school wardrobe is in place, classroom assignments are a student's next mission. Whether the task involves constructing a mission model or researching a country, Newport libraries provide ample resources for making the grade. Elementary and junior high school students typically face numerous reports about the world's countries. For such assignments, "Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations" includes nine volumes profiling 193 countries.
June 22, 2000
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Reel Critics column features movie critiques written by community members serving on our panel. 'Shaft' is watchable, but not great "Shaft" is eminently watchable. It has all the ingredients of an action movie, and it has all the talent on the screen you could ask for. Samuel L. Jackson in the title role gives his usual high-caliber performance, and the scenes between Wade (Christian Bale) and Peoples Hernandez (Jeffrey Wright)
July 19, 2003
The "one pervasive faith" shared by all world religions is the converting realization that, as C.S. Lewis put it, "God is God, and I am not!" Great religions of this world witness to the great God of "all that is, seen and unseen" in the words of the Nicene Creed. Our God is infinitely superior to the gods we make of pleasure, accumulation, power, security, success and self. "God is God; I am not!" The great world religions have arisen and continue to flourish at different places in various times.
August 8, 2008
People often see their spiritual lives separate from their secular experience. But they are not. Whatever goes on in your personal life is a direct reflection of your deepest and most sacred thoughts. That’s why, during August and September, I explore the spiritual importance of the “Messengers of the Soul,” the popular musical icons who deliver the message and meaning of what matters most to their listeners. I started this series last Sunday by looking at the lives and music of Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge.
January 31, 2008
As a young boy, George Seitz was fascinated with the night sky, and said he has always felt at home skulking around in the dark. His affinity for being able to see but not be seen worked in his favor when Seitz began taking pictures of Newport Beach locales for his black-and-white photography exhibit, “Newport Beach apres nuit -Night Images,” on display at the Newport Beach Public Library through February. “I was tramping in bushes and sneaking into people’s yards [to get some of the shots]
January 9, 2009
Parents sitting around the kitchen table, pondering tough times, and wondering about whether they can afford to send their child to a school they have to pay tuition for. That’s an image that worries the Rev. Gerald Horan, superintendent of the Diocese of Orange’s 42 Roman Catholic schools. More people’s leaving private school is a likely effect of a harsh economy, he said. While enrollment has been declining anyway for demographic reasons, it has decreased more sharply in the last year, specifically in elementary school, Horan said.