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July 9, 2001
Barry Faulkner FULLERTON - After a brusque postgame interview, one might theorize Newport Harbor Pony 13-year-old All-Stars Manager Bill Gallagher got up Sunday on the wrong side of the bed. But, after witnessing his team's 15-3 mercy rule-shortened loss to Placentia in the first round of the District/Section Tournament at Amerige Park, Gallagher took some solace in the belief that at least his overnight slumber ended...
NEWS
July 10, 2000
GARDEN GROVE - The Newport Harbor Baseball Association Bronco Division (age 11-12) "A" All-Stars defeated Placentia for the second time in a row, 5-1, to capture the District 3 Pony Baseball championship Saturday at Westhaven Park. NHBA, which outscored its previous opponents, 68-6, only had four hits and stranded 13 runners on base, but its pitching duo of Kurt Yacko an Dennis Heenan shut Placentia down. Yacko gave up three hits and one run to pick up the win. Heenan struck out seven Placentia batters in the final three innings.
SPORTS
July 13, 2006
BASEBALL Pony District Tournament CdM edges Dana Point: The Newport Harbor Baseball Assn. Corona del Mar 14-year-old Pony All-Stars opened district play with a 5-4 victory over Dana Point on Sunday at Oak Knoll Park in Cypress. CdM was led by Tommy Colton, who pitched four scoreless innings and had two hits. Corona del Mar also got three hits from Michael Borchard and a double and a triple from Chase Carlile. Matt Ruiz singled in the winning run. CdM also had strong play from Beau Attyah, Parker Werline and Brian Hurst.
SPORTS
December 19, 2011
BOYS' SOCCER Estancia 4, La Mirada 0 LA MIRADA — Chris Gomez, Vicente Lopez, Zeke Villegas and Jesse Paz all scored for the Eagles in the quarterfinals of the North Orange County Classic on Monday at La Mirada High. Christian Montillo had two assists and Danny Guerrero had four saves to preserve the shutout for the Eagles (5-1-1). Coach Robert Castellano's Estancia squad, plays either Valencia of Placentia or Diamond Ranch in Tuesday's semifinals at 2:30 p.m. The two teams played Monday in a quarterfinal clash.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | July 7, 2013
FOUNTAIN VALLEY - The game started about 90 minutes late Saturday afternoon, and the reason why was understandable. Mission Viejo and Irvine had a 14-inning thriller in the first game of the day at Mile Square Park, which pushed back all the rest of the games at the PONY Southern California Central Bronco 11-and-under Region Tournament. The Newport Harbor Baseball Assn. tournament opener against Placentia "B" didn't start anywhere close to the scheduled 2 p.m. start time. Newport Harbor also started late, hitting-wise.
NEWS
June 9, 2008
James M. McFadden was born July 30, 1914 in Placentia, California. He passed away peacefully at his home in Newport Beach on June 4, 2008. He lived in Placentia, California during his childhood, and, after marriage, resided in Whittier and Newport Beach, California. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. Jim’s career in the oil tool business spanned 38 years included service as General Manager for Fluid Packed Pump Company in Los Nietos, California.
LOCAL
January 6, 2008
A Costa Mesa female juvenile reported an attempted kidnapping on her person Saturday evening, police said. The female called police about 6:41 p.m. and said she was grabbed by what she described as “gang member types” who shoved her into the car, indicating they planned on bringing her to Big Bear Mountain Resort. The victim was able to escape when the vehicle slowed at Placentia and 18th streets, according to the police report. Officials said they believed the act was potentially related to a gang initiation rite, but could not comment any further on the case, citing the ongoing investigation.
SPORTS
July 3, 2007
COURAGE PLAY IN ITALY The Costa Mesa Courage, a girls' soccer team in the 12-14 age division, is competing in San Marino, Italy today. The Costa Mesa girls were invited to play in the San Marino Cup tournament after going undefeated for the past two seasons. They left for Italy June 28, from Tewinkle Elementary School and will play in the qualifying games which start today. The tournament features 80 teams from more than 15 different nations. — From staff reports MUSTANG B DOMINATES The Newport Harbor Baseball Assn.
NEWS
July 7, 2000
Tony Altobelli GARDEN GROVE - In comparison to the rest of the games played in the Pony District 3 Baseball Tournament by the Newport Harbor Baseball Association Bronco Division (ages 11-12) "A" All-Stars, Wednesday's 10-5 win over Placentia could be described as a "nail-biter." This has been the closest thing to a struggle for Newport in this tournament, outscoring the opposition 58-1 in three games heading into this contest. But, leading 8-0 after three innings and 10-1 after four, this game hardly raised the blood pressure of anyone rooting for Newport.
NEWS
March 17, 2003
When I was looking for an apartment in November (after a roommate horror story that could fill this entire newspaper), I all but ignored the Westside. I had heard numerous complaints about the noise, the traffic, the blight, the homeless, the loitering day workers, the crime, the graffiti, etc., and I had driven up and down Placentia and Pomona avenues and 19th Street. I wasn't really interested and I couldn't even afford it. The cheapest thing I found was a studio on 19th and Placentia Avenue for about $800.
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By Matt Szabo | July 7, 2013
FOUNTAIN VALLEY - The game started about 90 minutes late Saturday afternoon, and the reason why was understandable. Mission Viejo and Irvine had a 14-inning thriller in the first game of the day at Mile Square Park, which pushed back all the rest of the games at the PONY Southern California Central Bronco 11-and-under Region Tournament. The Newport Harbor Baseball Assn. tournament opener against Placentia "B" didn't start anywhere close to the scheduled 2 p.m. start time. Newport Harbor also started late, hitting-wise.
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SPORTS
June 21, 2013
The Newport Harbor Baseball Assn. Bronco 11U All-Stars held on for a 9-8 victory over the Placentia 11U All-Stars to take home the championship in the Placentia Father's Day Tourney. Newport had a 9-6 lead heading into the final inning, but found its lead cut to 9-7 with a runners on first and third and no outs. Shortstop Logan Pence came up with the defensive play of the game when the next Placentia batter hit a hard ground ball up the middle – Pence darted to his left to field the ball, stepped on second and fired to first to complete the double play.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | January 10, 2013
Twenty-five years ago, Wing Lam's hair was shorter and the fish taco restaurant he co-founded was brand new. These days, however, Wahoo's Fish Taco is a household brand, with 64 stores in seven states, that continues to spread its fins. All that started in 1988 in Costa Mesa's Westside. The founders of the first Wahoo's restaurant at 1862 Placentia Ave. had an idea: Combine Mexican, Brazilian and Asian cuisine, give it all a North Shore vibe, and get a hungry surf community involved.
SPORTS
April 10, 2012
The Newport-Mesa Tar Heels boys' fifth-grade team won the 2012 All-Net national championship last weekend in Brea capping off a stellar season for the team. The Tar Heels went 26-1 and won the All-Net league championship, All-Net Super Sectionals championship and All-Net national championship with a strong group of boys from the Newport-Mesa area. In pool play, the Tar Heels beat a solid team in the Vallejo Hustlers, 54-33, a familiar foe Placentia P-Town, 46-43, and Redwood, 57-29, to finish first in the pool.
SPORTS
December 19, 2011
BOYS' SOCCER Estancia 4, La Mirada 0 LA MIRADA — Chris Gomez, Vicente Lopez, Zeke Villegas and Jesse Paz all scored for the Eagles in the quarterfinals of the North Orange County Classic on Monday at La Mirada High. Christian Montillo had two assists and Danny Guerrero had four saves to preserve the shutout for the Eagles (5-1-1). Coach Robert Castellano's Estancia squad, plays either Valencia of Placentia or Diamond Ranch in Tuesday's semifinals at 2:30 p.m. The two teams played Monday in a quarterfinal clash.
LOCAL
November 13, 2009
Submitted by Nicky Fleming Years ago, whizzing through the light just in front of Hoag to avoid an elderly man in an oversized Cadillac, I caught sight of the Placentia sign and my first thought was, ‘it gave me life, it’s going to darn well take it away again!” Now I drive up and down Placentia every day to and from work. I find myself always looking at the little homes opposite the elementary school between Victoria and Wilson and think how precarious they are. Endless lines of mothers pushing strollers almost as big as they are from Wilson Elementary, babies in the strollers, hanging off the strollers and dawdling behind.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | October 7, 2009
Citing what she perceives as a glut of bars in Westside Costa Mesa, Mayor Pro Tem Wendy Leece unsuccessfully tried to hold up a liquor license at Tuesday’s City Council Meeting for the old Tiki Bar on Placentia Avenue. “I’m concerned we already have some hot spots in town and there is a concentration of establishments in the area,” Leece said. “It’s a center for people from all over to come to drive around at 2 a.m. A lot of people on our streets are under the influence.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | June 8, 2009
Officials said they are waiting to notify the next of kin before identifying a Costa Mesa driver who died Sunday night when he sped his Toyota Corolla into a cinder block wall on Placentia Avenue across from Estancia High School in Costa Mesa. Police said the man, 49, was seen by witnesses speeding by cars northbound on Placentia Avenue and in one case, driving on the wrong side of the road. Passing Joann Street, the driver failed to follow the left curve on Placentia Avenue between Estancia High School on the left and a Costa Mesa Fire Station on the right, police said.
NEWS
June 9, 2008
James M. McFadden was born July 30, 1914 in Placentia, California. He passed away peacefully at his home in Newport Beach on June 4, 2008. He lived in Placentia, California during his childhood, and, after marriage, resided in Whittier and Newport Beach, California. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. Jim’s career in the oil tool business spanned 38 years included service as General Manager for Fluid Packed Pump Company in Los Nietos, California.
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