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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.
By Jim Turrell | 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.
By Sue Thoensen | 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]
By Michael Alexander | 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.
By Kent Moore | February 17, 2014
Recent comments by certain Newport-Mesa Unified School District board members concerning school resource personnel and security guards reflect little knowledge of the laws and qualifications necessary in providing proper school safety. Throughout our state, public and private schools are kept safe in a variety of ways. Some schools utilize sworn law enforcement professionals known as school resource officers (SROs), while others use non-sworn security officers and security guards.
By Michael Miller | January 28, 2014
By all rights, this interview shouldn't be that interesting. The subject teaches biology and environmental sciences at Irvine Valley College, and he plans to parlay his side passion - acoustic guitar - into a concert on campus to raise money for scholarships. But as Tom Engelhardt, adjunct community college instructor, sits by the ocean in Laguna Beach and spiels his memories, it takes only a few seconds for Toulouse Engelhardt, guitar wizard, to take his place. "I was so close so many times," he says, clad in a sweater and slacks with gray hair dangling under a black knit cap. "I mean, I remember one night, I was performing at the Troubadour in Hollywood.
By Rabbi Marc Gellman | January 3, 2014
Q: My ministry is bereavement for young widows and widowers. I asked one of my priests if he could speak on why people should not seek out a medium. A local medium/psychic is drawing a lot of attention. I thought I'd try to educate people on why we shouldn't seek hope by trying to contact the dead. What are your views on this topic? — K., via A: There are two basic reasons why every major religious tradition does not believe in consulting people who say they can speak to the dead.
December 17, 2013
Huntington Beach firefighters joined local forces in responding to a blaze Monday morning that displaced four residents from their homes on Sandi Lane, a small cul-de-sac off Canyon Drive near Victoria Street in Costa Mesa. It took 36 firefighters about 25 minutes to control the flames, which were reported just before noon, said Battalion Chief Tim Vasin of the Costa Mesa Police Department. Vasin said flames started in the attached garage of a town home and spread to the second floor of the unit, which sustained heavy fire and smoke damage.
By Hannah Fry | November 25, 2013
An Orange County Superior Court judge found enough evidence Monday to move forward with a case against a Garden Grove man accused of firing 54 rounds at Fashion Island in December 2012. Marcos Gurrola, 42, is charged with shooting at an occupied building and aggravated assault, with sentencing enhancements for the use of a firearm, after he allegedly fired a Glock .40 semiautomatic handgun into the air in the parking lot near Macy's just 10 days before Christmas. The shooting occurred the day after the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., and within a week of another fatal shooting at a shopping mall outside Portland, Ore. In addition to charges tied to the December shooting, prosecutors said Gurrola faces 10 counts of negligent discharge of a firearm after he allegedly fired 10 shots, also at Fashion Island, in November 2011.
August 20, 2013
An unidentified suspect tried to stab two people at a Subway sandwich shop in the 2700 block of Newport Boulevard at about 2:55 a.m. Friday in Newport Beach, according to police. A group of people at the restaurant got into an argument with a man who pulled a knife and then tried to attack two people, Newport Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella said. He failed to hurt anyone, Manzella said, and fled before officers arrived at about 3 a.m. Manzella said she couldn't say whether the incident took place inside or outside the Subway.
By Bradley Zint | August 16, 2013
Walkers young and old stroll along a recently enhanced trail in Fairview Park, marking the cleared pathway with their footprints, which get criss-crossed by the occasional bike tires rolling through. The nearly 400-foot-long path stretches east to west, abutting the fence line between the park and Parsons Field. It's within earshot of remote-controlled airplanes piloted by grounded aces that whir about the sky. Just over the fence, cheerleaders laugh as they practice, and young football players pant as they run their plays, all before the sun sets and the area closes.
July 21, 2013
A man was arrested Friday night after he allegedly drove his car into a small group of people, injuring three, following an argument in the Woodbridge neighborhood of Irvine. Jerome Bowman, 21, of Fontana, was booked into Orange County Jail on suspicion of felony assault and felony driving under the influence, police said Saturday. Irvine Police Commander Matt Mahoney said Bowman was allegedly involved in an altercation near the intersection of West Yale Loop and Stone Creek North.
By Lauren Williams | July 5, 2013
After 24 minutes of deliberation, an Orange County jury decided Wednesday that a Costa Mesa sex offender is dangerous and should remain in a state hospital, according to a court official. Jurors began deliberating about whether to release Cary Jay Smith, 52, at 10:13 a.m. and reached a verdict by 10:37 a.m., according to Orange County Superior Court spokeswoman Gwen Vieau. In 1999, Smith went to Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino on a 72-hour hold after his wife gave his psychiatrist a letter in which he described sex acts he wanted to perform on a boy, according to authorities.
By Jeremiah Dobruck | July 4, 2013
In the six years George and Rowann Turk have lived on the Balboa Peninsula, they've had eventful holidays on the Fourth of July. One year they watched a drunken, naked woman run down their street and get Tasered by police, George said. That was during a time when police still barred traffic from Balboa Boulevard near their house, something Newport Beach stopped doing last year as part of its effort to curb a party atmosphere flowing with alcohol. "You'd just have seas of people everywhere," George said.
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