May 24, 2007
Parents from Kaiser Elementary School petitioned the Newport-Mesa school board Tuesday to cancel its decision to transfer their principal, but the board voted nevertheless to make the change. At the board's regular meeting, five Kaiser parents took the microphone to protest the district's decision to move Principal Stacy Holmes, who has served at Kaiser for four years, to struggling Pomona Elementary School. Parent-faculty organization President Susie Gastineau submitted a petition to the board bearing the names of 13 staff members and more than 60 parents.
March 27, 2013
Fifty years later, Renee Pantoja hasn't lost the curiosity he had as a 7-year-old. Pantoja was a second-grader at Pomona Elementary School when it first opened in Costa Mesa for the 1961-62 school year. He watched crews seal a rectangular copper box in the wall outside the front gate with the promise it would be opened after 50 years. As the anniversary approached, that capsule weighed on his mind. "I was just excited to find out what was in the box," he said. So he contacted the district with the help of some former school staff and showed crews where to exhume the historical container.
June 3, 2010
COSTA MESA — Things didn't look too good early on for the third- and fourth-grade girls from Pomona Elementary School. Coach Juan Hernandez had big concerns about his Pomona team Wednesday. Six minutes into the girls' silver division game at the Daily Pilot Cup, Pomona trailed Kaiser by one goal. Hernandez needed someone to respond. Ashley Avalos did twice. Avalos recorded each of Pomona's goals to lift it to a 2-1 victory at Costa Mesa High. Avalos scored the game-winner in the 39th minute.
December 20, 1999
POMONA - Dennis Keane scored 22 points to lead Vanguard University to a 77-74 win over Pomona-Pitzer College Saturday night in nonconference men's basketball action. Brandon Cablay chipped in with 20 points, while Garid Beeler added 13 and John Kohlhaas had 10 for VU (4-4). NONCONFERENCE Vanguard University 77, Pomona-Pitzer 74 Vanguard - Keane 22, Cablay 20, Corkery 6, Beeler 13, Kohlhaas 10, Burgess 6. 3 pt. goals - Cablay 3, Kohlhaas 2, Burgess 2, Keane 1. Fouled out - none.
February 9, 2008
Two university representatives will visit OCC this spring to lure students to their respective campuses. Cal Poly Pomona representatives will visit OCC eight times on Wednesdays from February to May, while Vanguard University officials will stop five times, twice in February and once in March, April and May. Vanguard has an enrollment of about 2,000 students, while Cal Poly Pomona has a student population of more than 20,000. OCC ranked No. 2 in the number of students transferred to California State Universities.
February 16, 2002
Steve Virgen POMONA - Maybe Pomona High's Odell Howard provided a 56-40 CIF Southern Section Division III-A first-round victory over the visiting Costa Mesa boys basketball team Friday. But the Mustangs' shooting helped the Red Devils, as well. Costa Mesa (18-10) shot 16 of 54 from the field, including 3 of 19 from beyond the three-point arc. The Mustangs did not hit a three-pointer until Danny Krikorian nailed one trey with 2:30 left. Before then, Costa Mesa was 0 of 15 from three-point shooting.
April 5, 2000
POMONA - The Vanguard University men's tennis team had little trouble with Cal Poly Pomona, winning, 7-2, over the Broncos. Martin Makovec needed two tiebreakers to win in singles' competition, 7-6, 7-6 before teaming up with Joakim Ulfvebrand for a 9-7 doubles' win. With the win over Broncos, ranked No. 19 in the nation in the NCAA Division II polls, the Lions, ranked No. 3 in the NAIA polls, improve to 15-2 overall....
May 31, 2006
COSTA MESA ? The Pomona Elementary third- and fourth-grade girls' Silver Division team almost didn't have enough players to compete in Tuesday's Daily Pilot Cup opener against Sonora Elementary. Only five players were there at the game's scheduled start time of 6:45 p.m. Even after the referee delayed the start, Pomona had only seven players when the game got underway. The Panthers' coach wasn't even in attendance, due to a prior commitment. But those factors only served to make the Panthers' 3-2 come-from-behind victory even more remarkable.
December 9, 2008
Corona del Mar High senior Danielle Kaiden recently signed a national letter of intent to play tennis for Cal Poly Pomona. Kaiden, a four-year varsity letterwinner, primarily playing doubles, compiled a 197-27 record competing with various doubles partners. She helped the Sea Kings to a CIF Southern Section Division I title in 2006, when they were undefeated. She was also a part of CdM teams that reached the CIF Division I title match the past two seasons. Kaiden, along with Lindsay Zotovich, reached the title match of the Pacific Coast League finals and advanced to the CIF Individuals this past season.
November 19, 2001
Deirdre Newman WESTSIDE -- When Pomona Elementary Principal Julie McCormick suggested her students raise money for the children of Afghanistan, she wasn't sure what to expect. Since the school has a high percentage of economically disadvantaged students, McCormick kept the effort optional and just asked for the donation of spare change. McCormick was duly impressed by the response. Her students collected more than $600 in about a week's time -- mostly in $1 to $2 increments.