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September 27, 2010
Costa Mesa-based Emulex Corp., a company specializing in converged networking solutions, has named industry veteran Jimmy Yam as the new vice president of sales for the Asia Pacific region. "I am thrilled to extend Emulex's presence in the Asia Pacific, which is one of the fastest growing regions for IT spending," Yam said in a prepared statement. He has 25 years of experience in finance, management, marketing and sales in the region's information technology industry, according to a news release from Emulex.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2012
Wednesday marks the last day of We Care Wednesday, an Orange County Fair promotion where attendees can donate specific items in exchange for free admission and one ride ticket. Each Wednesday of the fair, which closes Sunday, is dedicated to a different organization. This week, attendees can donate one school supply item worth at least $5, which will go to Share Our Selves, a Costa Mesa-based nonprofit, according to the O.C. Fair website. So far, fairgoers have come out to donate nonperishable food items, children's books and clothes.
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By Joseph Serna | March 3, 2009
Union officials’ concern with rounding down scores of Newport Beach police promotional candidates reflects only the beginning of what consultants will consider when they investigate the promotion process in coming weeks. According to the proposed scope of the investigation, a hired consultant will review the department’s promotional process, which is meant to “attract to the city the most competent persons available, assure appointments and promotion of employees will be based on merit and fitness; and to provide reasonable security for employees.
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By Joseph Serna | March 2, 2009
If you were to look at Newport Beach Police Department Sgt. Neil Harvey’s personnel file, his most recent job evaluation would be chock full of glowing praise and his superior leadership, his lawyers argue. The only problem: It’s more than six years old. That fact is at the center of Harvey’s lawsuit against Newport Beach and its former police chief, Bob McDonell, as Harvey claims he was repeatedly denied promotion to lieutenant because of false rumors that he is gay. Newport Beach’s defense attorneys claim he was passed over repeatedly because he is not a good leader.
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By Lauren Williams | January 15, 2013
Four new officers joined the Costa Mesa Police Department Monday morning in a ceremony that included the naming of the force's newest captain. Officers Curtis Hazell, Arnold Alegado, Ryan Novikoff and Jonathan Tripp were sworn in as beaming parents and spouses watched. "We will have high expectations of all of them," police Chief Tom Gazsi said. "We know they are up to the challenge. " The four are the first hires since 2008, and community members can expect to see them patrolling the streets in about two weeks.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | November 30, 2013
In the front window of his store on Marine Avenue on Balboa Island, Neil Roberts turned over a batch of candles in to smooth out the bottoms. The store was empty Saturday morning, but reusable bags with a small-business slogan hung on the bench outside and beckoned people in from the crowded sidewalk. This year, as in past years, the two owners of CandlEssence took part in Small Business Saturday, a promotion American Express created in 2010 to help mom-and-pop stores compete with big box retailers' Black Friday bonanza of shopping.
SPORTS
November 20, 2012
Luke Nelson, a 6-foot-3 point guard from England, has signed a national letter of intent with the UC Irvine men's basketball program, the school announced Tuesday Nelson averaged 16.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists to help lead the English U-18 team to a promotion to Division A last summer and earned all-tournament honors. As a member of the U-16 team in 2011, he averaged 13.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists in helping that English team to a promotion to Division A. "I am excited to add Luke to our program, as this is the culmination of two years of recruiting him," UCI Coach Russell Turner said.
SPORTS
April 25, 2013
Luke Nelson, a 6-3 guard who signed a national letter of intent with the UC Irvine men's basketball program in November, has been named Player of the Year for the top division in England. He also was recently named England Basketball U18 Player of the Year for the third consecutive season in his respective age group. Nelson averaged 16.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists to help lead the English U-18 team to promotion to Division A last summer and earned all-tournament honors.
NEWS
November 1, 2003
Sand will be thrown in the sea for fire victims Tibetan monks, who spent 14 days creating a colored sand painting devoted to fire victims at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, will bring it to Corona del Mar today to deposit the sand from the painting in the ocean "to heal the victims." The sand painting was made in conjunction with the museum's exhibit "Tibet: Treasures from the Roof of the World." Sand is cautiously poured from a traditional copper funnel.
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By Thomas Eastmond | April 18, 2014
When my older son — a kind and gentle soul — started out in sports, he had less than a killer instinct on the field. We worked on playing more aggressively. Finally, one game, I saw him execute the most beautiful open-field block ever. He absolutely leveled his man. Unfortunately, it was a soccer game, not football. For some inexplicable reason (temporary blindness? disbelief that the kind and gentle soul really did just launch another kid into low-Earth orbit?) the referee didn't call foul.
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NEWS
By Bradley Zint | March 29, 2014
A proposed ordinance that would ease building requirements for small developments faces its second reading Tuesday before the Costa Mesa City Council. The Small-Lot Subdivision Ordinance would be applied to projects containing up to 15 units in areas already zoned for multi-family housing. City staff contends that the law would "promote affordable ownership housing by providing more flexible development standards" and other maintenance issues for underutilized, multifamily residential lots.
NEWS
March 27, 2014
Costa Mesa Fire Chief Dan Stefano announced Thursday that firefighter Nick Cerciello has been promoted to captain. "Nick has demonstrated sound leadership qualities, relevant technical competencies and a strong commitment to professional development," Stefano said in a statement. "We look forward to the many contributions Nick will bring to the organization in his new role. " Cerciello joined the department about eight years ago after stints at the Ventura County Fire Department, Orange County Fire Authority and the Tustin Federal Fire Department.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | February 14, 2014
Newport Beach announced Friday that it has reached a settlement of almost $1 million with three former police officers who alleged that a corrupt, retaliatory police department unfairly passed them over for promotions. In a 2011 lawsuit, former police lieutenants Craig Frizzell and Steve Shulman sued the Newport Beach Police Department and city. They blamed former police chiefs Bob McDonnell and John Klein and former City Manager Homer Bludau for allegedly passing them over for promotions by using tests designed to favor certain candidates.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rhea Mahbubani | February 12, 2014
"I Love Newport Beach" was intended as an experiment. The Facebook page so named, which was unveiled in September 2011, was meant to be Newport Beach resident Tony Shaw's social media training. "I wanted to practice on something that nobody would see so I wouldn't embarrass myself in front of people I know," remarked the owner of Seaside Realty and Financial Services, who ultimately wanted to increase his business' online presence. But his plan for a dry run went awry with the site's unexpected popularity.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | December 23, 2013
The first time Chris Volk was a collegiate soccer rookie, he was the backup freshman goalkeeper on a San Diego State team that reached the 1987 NCAA championship game. Volk became a rookie head coach on Monday when UC Irvine named the 17-year Anteaters assistant to replace departed George Kuntz as the school's men's soccer head coach. "Was [the title-game loss to Clemson at Clemson] rookie-season luck? Possibly," said Volk, who takes the reigns for the first time in a college coaching career that includes 19 seasons in Division I. "It would be nice to have some success relative to that my rookie season as a head coach.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | December 19, 2013
The Newport Beach Police Department welcomed a new officer and promoted two detectives to sergeant during a ceremony Thursday. Dustin Houston, a Rancho Cucamonga resident and former emergency medical technician, is the newcomer to the NBPD. "He's a lateral from one of our farm teams, LAPD," Chief Jay Johnson joked. The LAPD hired Houston in 2011, and he worked in a specialized burglary and robbery unit and in other assignments after completing the academy. At Newport, he'll be on patrol with a field training officer, Johnson said.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | November 30, 2013
In the front window of his store on Marine Avenue on Balboa Island, Neil Roberts turned over a batch of candles in to smooth out the bottoms. The store was empty Saturday morning, but reusable bags with a small-business slogan hung on the bench outside and beckoned people in from the crowded sidewalk. This year, as in past years, the two owners of CandlEssence took part in Small Business Saturday, a promotion American Express created in 2010 to help mom-and-pop stores compete with big box retailers' Black Friday bonanza of shopping.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | June 6, 2013
In a competitive business environment, Costa Mesa needs to, well, compete. That was the message told to residents this week from a report outlining the city's activities last month at the International Council of Shopping Centers RECon conference in Las Vegas. Mayor Jim Righeimer and Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger - both of whose professional backgrounds are in real estate development and management - city CEO Tom Hatch and three other officials attended the event, which took place May 19 to 22. Their goal was to lure "top-level retail and dining establishments" to the City of the Arts, according to city staff.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza and By David Carrillo Peñaloza | June 5, 2013
Fight Club OC will have a historic ladies night inside the ring on Thursday. The nine-bout card will feature a women's mixed martial arts fight and a women's boxing fight at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa at 7:30 p.m. The ladies battling inside the Hangar aren't household names, but Newport Beach promoter Roy Englebrecht said the professional women MMA and boxing bouts on the same card will be a first in the fight game. The first women scheduled to step into the ring will be boxers Rhonda Luna and Crystal Morales.
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