March 15, 2005
Man charged in deaths of missing couple The fourth suspect arrested in connection with the disappearance of Tom and Jackie Hawks was formally charged on Monday. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 39, of Long Beach was charged with two counts of murder, with special-circumstances allegations of multiple murder and murder for financial gain, said Mark Macaulay, spokesman for the district attorney's office. The other three men arrested on suspicion of the presumed murders -- Skylar DeLeon, 25, Myron Gardner, 41, both of Long Beach, and Alonso Machain, 21, of Pico Rivera -- face the same charges.
December 8, 2010
BOYS' BASKETBALL Sage Hill 53, Santa Ana Valley 42 IRVINE — Senior guard Mark Loper had 26 points and six rebounds as the Lightning advanced to the championship game of the Gelman Classic on Wednesday at Tarbut V'Torah. Senior forward T.J. Danner had 10 points, six rebounds and four assists for Sage Hill (6-0). The Lightning play Santa Ana Valley against at 6 tonight in the championship game of the tournament. Coach Jeff Beeler said Sage Hill and Santa Ana Valley had the best records in the round-robin format, so it'll be a rematch for the title.
September 23, 2010
Saturday is the annual Coastal Cleanup Day, a statewide event coordinated by the California Coastal Commission. Upper Newport Bay hosts one of the largest volunteer cleanup efforts in California. Typically about 1,200 or more people venture out into sensitive areas of the saltmarsh around the bay, which are normally off limits, to collect trash. Last year more than 17,000 pounds of trash and more than 2,000 pounds of recyclables were collected. Many think that the trash results from littering by visitors to the bay, which is not the case.
December 10, 2010
GIRLS' BASKETBALL Corona del Mar 53, Century 50 ORANGE — Ellie Nadal hit the game-winning three-pointer with 10 seconds left to lead the Sea Kings into the title game of the Orange Tournament Friday. Saylor Schroff scored 13 points, Karleh Wilson added 11 points and Nadal had nine points for CdM (6-1). The Sea Kings will face Katella in the title game today at 4:30 p.m. at Orange High. Whitney 53, Sage Hill 39 ANAHEIM — Ava Soleimany scored 22 points for the Lightning in the final game of pool play in the Husky Classic at Fairmont Prep Friday.
December 9, 2010
BOYS' BASKETBALL Sage Hill 43, Santa Ana Valley 37 IRVINE — Mark Loper was named tournament MVP of the Gelman Classic after scoring 18 points in the title game at Tarbut V'Torah Thursday. Chris Zadra scored 10 points, while T.J. Danner had seven points and was named to the all-tournament team for Sage Hill (7-0) in the four-team tournament. The Lightning's Darren Chen was also all-tournament. Corona del Mar 77, San Bernardino 47 HUNTINGTON BEACH — Danny Cheek scored 20 points for the Sea Kings, who won their pool and advanced to the semifinals of the Ocean View Tournament of Champions Thursday.
September 25, 2012
Lee Childress, a fixture of the arts community who nurtured generations of high school students, died Friday at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, near her home in Laguna Woods. She was 95. Remembered as warm, giving and "a bit of a diva," Childress co-founded the MACY Awards with her husband, John Childress, who died in 2005. The MACYs, or Music and Arts Commendations for Youth, which were renamed the Childress MACY Awards a couple years ago, recognize achievement in high school musical theater and are presented to hundreds of students at a ceremony each May. "I have students who won trophies in the '80s that they still remember.
July 31, 2001
The Pacific Coast Girls 4-A Fastpitch All-Star softball team finished third in the recent national tournament at Bonita Creek in what must have seemed to be a marathon, rather than a softball tournament, on the way to impressive finish in what is considered to be softball's "Williamsport," according to Head Coach Barry Grumman. "These girls have reached the top of their sport and thir third-place finish was a result of great talent and incredible dedication through countless hours of practice and instruction.
July 20, 2011
The Newport Mesa girls' softball 8U All-Star team recently completed an unprecedented run and placed third in the combined Los Angeles-South Bay/Orange County District "C" Championships in Long Beach. No other team from NMGS has ever placed as high as third in the district championships at the 8U level. Leading up to the championships, the local all-star team played in a series of tournaments to prepare for the district championships. Although NMGS is a much smaller league than most of its competition, the team known as "the Sunshine Girls," was the semifinalist in the Capistrano Valley Memorial weekend tournament.