September 28, 2000
COSTA MESA - The AYSO Region 120 boys under 13 APP soccer team defeated Rancho Santa Margarita, 2-1, last weekend. Adrian Jiminez led the offensive attack with a goal and an assist, while Brian Henriques added another goal. Goalkeeper Kyle Eckmann kept numerous shots out while the defense was led by Ian Lamb, Jordan Kalke, Nick Juarez, Michael McDaniels, Evan Van Geem and Nick Arant. Danny Perez, Andy Sussman, Keith Eldridge, Scott Braunsdorf and Kane Curran were strong at midfield.
October 13, 2010
COSTA MESA — Bob Sladek, a former principal and associate pastor, is the new head of school at Mariners Christian School. During the summer, after a nearly year-long search, the board of directors at Mariners Christian chose the former principal of Mission Hills Christian School and associate pastor of Mission Hills Community Church to lead the Costa Mesa campus this academic year. The Mission Hills church and its school are in Rancho Santa Margarita. Sladek took over in July from Todd Perkins, who led the campus during the 2009-2010 year as the interim head of school.
July 19, 2010
The Orange County Sheriff's Department is continuing to investigate the fatal shooting of a Newport Beach owner of a bail bonds company, a department spokesman said. Dean Patrick Maldonado, 49, was shot at least twice by an unspecified type of handgun shortly before midnight Saturday at a private residence in Rancho Santa Margarita, said Jim Amorimino, public information officer for the Sheriff's Department. The Los Angeles Times reported that Maldonado entered the home on the 21300 block of Stonetower Lane through an unlocked sliding glass backdoor.
February 18, 2001
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA - Estancia High's Nathan Thaler, a senior wrestler in the 215-pound weight class, won the CIF Southern Section Division IV title at Santa Margarita High. He earned a 6-4 overtime decision over Steve Gonzales of St. John Bosco on Saturday. Corona del Mar senior Aaron Hacker (152 pounds) finished third after a major decision victory, 10-2, over Noah Harrison of Diamond Ranch. Thaler and Hacker will try to advance to the state championships as they wrestle in the Masters meet, Friday and Saturday, at Fountain Valley, where the top eight in each class qualify for State.
April 5, 2001
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA - The Orange Coast College men's golf team lost to Saddleback, 374-399, Thursday, in Orange Empire Conference action played at Tijeras Creek Golf Course, par 72. Jason Woodrome led the Pirates (14-6, 7-6 in conference) with a 77. Other OCC golfers included Brian Winston (78), Costa Mesa High graduate Lou Carrasco (80), Clay Wright (81), Newport Harbor grad Jake Allanach (83) and Mike Akahoshi (84). Former Sailors' golfer Kevin Olson (73)
June 21, 2000
Cherrie Dolloff of Costa Mesa and Howard Dolloff of Wichita, Kan., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Nicole Dolloff of Costa Mesa, to Andrew Wayne Morrell of Costa Mesa, son of Kenny and Carol Morrell of Rancho Santa Margarita and Ronnie Carr of Carlsbad. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Costa Mesa High School and OCC. She will attend the University of Nevada, Reno this fall. The groom-to-be is a graduate of Murrietta High School and will attend the University of Nevada, Reno this fall.
January 21, 2011
Prosecutors will not charge a man for shooting and killing a Newport Beach bail bondsman during an argument in Rancho Santa Margarita last year. After a five-month investigation, Orange County District Attorney investigators determined there was "insufficient evidence" to file criminal charges against Brian Scott Ostrom for killing Dean Patrick Maldonado on July 17, 2010, according to a letter from prosecutors dated Dec. 8. The letter did not say if prosecutors considered the shooting self-defense.
September 15, 2004
These people have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. They have only been arrested on suspicion of a crime and, as with all suspects, are considered innocent until proved guilty. COSTA MESA Wednesday Joan Son, 26, Costa Mesa Thursday An Robert Buiho, 20, Rancho Cucamonga Orlando Xitumul-Perez, 30, Santa Ana Friday Kevin Leonard Shields, 45, Costa Mesa Jesus Ramirez-Peralta, 23, Costa Mesa Michael Thomas Noonan, 44, Anaheim Saturday Manuel Colocha-Lopez, 28, Costa Mesa Ronald Lee Cole, 38, Costa Mesa Juan Alvarez, 18, Costa Mesa Payman Bahmani, 27, Anaheim Yashar Monazah Youseffi, 21, Calabasas Sunday Alex Romero-Martinez, 27, Costa Mesa Timothy Scott Varga, 30, Huntington Beach Bradley Pope Lamoureux, 23, Irvine Fernando Zavala-Vega, 35, Los Angeles Monday Santiago Alvarez-Tadeo, 27, Costa Mesa Shawne Lee Cooke, 36, Costa Mesa Alejandro Cruz-Vasquez, 21, Garden Grove NEWPORT BEACH Friday Trevor David Nalore, 20, Newport Beach Greg Patrick Sweeney, 32, Beverly Hills Malcolm Guy Stewart, 72, Eatontown, N.J. Saturday Kristina Ann Cisco, 30, Rancho Santa Margarita Archy Posada, 20, Costa Mesa Sunday Alessio Guiuseppe Caldarera, 29, Irvine Roland Felix Molimard,...
August 14, 2008
Home goods retailer Linens ‘n Things, which went into bankruptcy protection in May, plans to shutter its Metro Pointe store in Costa Mesa as part of a new round of closures. The store is one of 59 in the country slated to shut down; one other Orange County shop, in Mission Viejo, was also on the list. The company originally planned to shut down 87 stores in its second wave of closures. Three other Orange County locations began liquidation sales in May. The Fullerton, Tustin and Rancho Santa Margarita stores were some of the worst underperformers in the company, and were among 120 stores on the original chopping block.
April 22, 2008
MEN’S GOLF Big West Championship RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA — UC Irvine junior Sean Shahi led the field with six-under-par 138 after 36 holes in the Big West Conference Championships Monday. Defending champion UC Irvine was tied for first with UC Davis through 36 holes at Tijeras Creek Golf Club. Pacific was in third place with 588. UC Davis and Irvine were tied with 571. ‘Eaters sophomore John Chin was in second place with five-under-par 139 after shooting six-under-par 66 during his afternoon round.