August 20, 2004
Alicia Robinson City Councilman Gary Adams will resign from the council effective Sept. 1, he announced Thursday in a letter to city officials. Adams, in his second term as councilman, said in July he planned to resign to accept a job promotion and move to Washington, D.C. The council will consider accepting Adams' resignation at its meeting Tuesday, Mayor Tod Ridgeway said. If council members agree on a replacement process that night, they likely will solicit applications for Adams' replacement until Sept.
January 26, 2006
I had coffee with John Heffernan a few days after he announced he was leaving the Newport Beach City Council. I was curious about what was unspoken in his resignation, and where his five years of often difficult service to the city had left him. He talked easily and comfortably. No stunning exposures, but some thoughtful perceptions certainly worth pondering. His service might be encapsulated by one story he told me. His Newport Beach neighborhood is adjacent to a green belt and a nature walk, heavily populated by children.
May 10, 2006
UC Irvine men's tennis coach Steve Clark announced his resignation Tuesday after 14 seasons. Clark said he would move to Spokane, Wash., with his wife and three children. "Having been the longest-serving tennis coach at UCI, I thought I would never leave," Clark said in a press release. "But when all is said and done, will I look back and wish I had worked more or spent more time with my kids? I have chosen my kids." Under Clark, UCI won Big West Conference titles in 1993 and 2005 and reached the NCAA tournament in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 2005.
June 23, 2005
Chris Yemma and Bryce Alderton Costa Mesa High boys volleyball coach Dave Sorrells, who led the team to a CIF Southern Section Division III playoff appearance this season, resigned from his post early this week, Costa Mesa Principal Fred Navarro confirmed Wednesday. Sorrells, a walk-on coach who also guided the team to a CIF postseason appearance in 2002, concluded his fifth year at the helm this spring. The coach said he met with Navarro Thursday and they both discussed the future of the Mesa volleyball program, which had been affected by the departure of girls coach Allison Salladin after the fall season.
January 15, 2013
Costa Mesa Planning Commissioner Edward Salcedo announced his resignation during Monday's meeting, citing personal and business reasons. "I've had a wonderful time working with these commissioners," Salcedo said in his brief remarks that also thanked city staff. "They're all great guys and a great commission. " Salcedo, president of GCAP Services, a Costa Mesa-based professional consulting firm, was appointed by the City Council to the post in January 2011. His term was set to expire in February 2015.
October 28, 2009
In the face of an 18-month suspension, a Costa Mesa lawyer resigned last week when two convictions for having sex with a minor were discovered, according to a news release from the State Bar of California. James Parsa, 44, was a loan modification attorney who had been advertising heavily to help people facing home foreclosures, according to the news release. Parsa was going to be suspended for not reporting a pair of 2001 convictions for having sex with a person under 18 years old, but he resigned instead.
April 29, 2011
Costa Mesa's director of development services and executive redevelopment has announced she is quitting to take on a new job in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa officials said in a news release issued late Friday. Kim Brandt is leaving Costa Mesa City Hall to become director of Newport Beach's newly-formed Community Development Department, the release said. Her last day on the Costa Mesa job will be May 13. Brandt, a 23-year veteran at City Hall, was in charge of the city's planning, building safety, code enforcements and redevelopment, the release said.
June 3, 2013
A member of Costa Mesa's Pension Oversight Committee recently resigned his seat, citing difficulties with his other commitments. Shawn Dewane left the council-appointed position in late May because of a scheduling conflict, according to committee's meeting minutes. The minutes also indicate that he was unable to attend any of the first four weekly sessions, which began May 1 . Dewane said Monday that he had hoped to serve the nine-member group and provide his expertise, but the Wednesday meetings conflicted with his Orange County Water District meetings, which take place the first and third Wednesday of each month.
May 11, 2012
Ralph Grajeda has resigned after four seasons as Vanguard University baseball coach. Grajeda, who said he would pursue another coaching job, was 98-95, 64-76 in the Golden State Athletic Conference. The Lions finished 2012 at 23-21. In 2010, Grajeda led the Lions to an at-large berth in the NAIA Opening-Round Tournament. The team was ranked in the top 25 for most of the regular season and finished 34-20. The Lions missed the postseason the last two seasons. "Vanguard University afforded me the opportunity to learn and grow as a head collegiate baseball coach in the toughest conference in the NAIA," Grajeda said in a statement.
January 30, 2014
Bob Knapp, Costa Mesa's recreation manager, resigned Thursday afternoon after a year and a half on the job. His last day at City Hall is Friday, according to a city news release. No reason was given for Knapp's departure. He had no comment when reached by phone. "The city thanks Knapp for his service to the Costa Mesa community and wishes him well in future endeavors," the release says. He began the job July 2012 at an annual salary of about $105,000. Knapp previously worked as a small-business owner.