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January 24, 2005
Andrew Edwards The rocks don't speak, so someone has to tell their story. At Crystal Cove State Park, that someone is John Wilkerson, a retired high school science teacher and park docent. On Sunday, he led a beachside tour to explain the park's unique rocks and fossils. On a stroll across the sands near the park's Los Trancos area, Wilkerson and the tour group stopped to observe a jagged boulder that looked out of place among the rocks rounded by the sea. The rough, boulder-like objects are concretions, Wilkerson explained.
NEWS
May 23, 2010
C ould there be a more appropriate acronym than ROCKS, which stands for Recreation on Campus for Kids after School? We'll answer our own rhetorical question with a resounding "no." The city of Costa Mesa's program is solid and safe, a worry-free environment for working families who need someone to supervise their youngsters between the time the school bell rings and Mom and Dad get home from work. ROCKS, which is on the city's chopping block alongside youth sports and recreation programs, should not be rolled away.
NEWS
September 17, 2011
One person was treated for minor injuries and seven were displaced after a fire at a Costa Mesa triplex early Saturday. About 12:23 a.m., the Costa Mesa Fire Department received a call of a lower level apartment on fire at 392 Woodland Place, between 20th and 21st streets, according to authorities. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the number of respondents Three fire engines, a truck company, an urban search and rescue unit and a battalion chief - totaling 19 people - were part of the first response.
NEWS
From staff reports | August 11, 2010
COSTA MESA — The Los Angeles Times and Daily Pilot recently donated a share of the proceeds from the annual Pilot Cup youth soccer tournament to the city's after-school program. The newspapers donated $750 to Recreation on Campus for Kids after School, or ROCKS, which was threatened by a recent round of city budget cuts. Because the Pilot Cup is sponsored by the newspapers, the city and the school district, The Times and Daily Pilot donate a portion of the proceeds to a public cause after the tournament concludes.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | January 23, 2007
Jose Chamu thought his backpack felt heavy all of a sudden. The Davis Elementary School fourth-grader was camping with his family over winter break when he left his bag open on a hillside for a few hours. When he slung it back over his shoulders, he could tell that something wasn't right. Inside the backpack were several rocks, which Jose guessed had rolled down the mountainside and landed in his pouch. He promptly shook them out, but then he came to one that made him pause: pink and orange, oval-shaped, full of tiny holes and splashes of color.
NEWS
December 26, 2011
CORONA DEL MAR - The days of collecting shells, rocks and other sandy souvenirs at Big Corona State Beach are coming to an end. Little Corona State Beach has long been a protected marine area, but starting Jan. 1, 2012, Big Corona State Beach will be included when changes to the state Fish and Games Marine Life Protection Act take effect. Currently, Little Corona and its tidepools are part of the Robert E. Badham State Marine Conservation Area, which limits collecting rocks and shells along with tidepool creatures and wildlife.
NEWS
June 29, 2004
"We looked through the sand to find as many rocks as we could. We found rocks that were all different colors, and small ones and big ones." ILENE UMANSKY, 9, Costa Mesa "We looked for rocks all over the place. I found all types of rocks and put them in a bag. One looked like sandstone and another looked like limestone." ANDRE HERNANDEZ, 10, Costa Mesa "I looked in the sand and found sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. I found one more, but I forgot the name."
NEWS
June 21, 2005
"Hercules, because he's really strong, and he performed a bunch of labors and killed a bunch of beasts." ANDREW MACHOSKIE, 12 Newport Beach "Hercules, because he's brave. I kind of look up to him." MIGUEL DELGADO, 12 Newport Beach "Zeus, because he's like the master god. He has more power in one finger than all the mortals combined." JONATHAN JAFFEE, 13 Newport Beach "Odysseus, because he fought in the Trojan War and lived, then survived all these other hardships."
NEWS
By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | May 21, 2011
Amid all the back and forth sniping between City Council members lately, city leaders and the community found common ground this week when Costa Mesa agreed to continue partial funding for one of its after-school programs. The City Council on Tuesday agreed to fund 40% of the Recreation on Campus for Kids Afterschool Program, or R.O.C.K.S. The program costs nearly $230,000 annually to run, most of that going to staffing, which requires one adult per 20 children. R.O.C.K.S.
NEWS
June 29, 2004
Marisa O'Neil Summer school rocks. Students in the Summer Science/Math Institute at Paularino Elementary School learned all about rocks and minerals last week. The popular three-week camp, sponsored by the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, also teaches the third- through sixth-graders about the solar system and mathematics. In their class, teachers Giao-Anh Le and Tiana Fox worked with third- and fourth-grade students to identify and analyze rocks and share their knowledge with their families.
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By David Carrillo PeƱaloza | May 1, 2014
Spencer Keith used to be a serious rock climber. With no rock climbing team at Corona del Mar High, Keith ran. Three years ago, Keith joined the boys' cross-country and track and field teams at school. During the first two seasons, he still found time for his first passion. Coach Bill Sumner caught wind of the rock climbing. In the past, Sumner, in his 31st year at CdM, has had runners rock climb recreationally. Sumner, who is 66, has seen a lot during his life. Not much fazes him. When Sumner saw pictures of Keith, his jaw dropped.
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SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | December 20, 2013
Newport Beach isn't exactly Graceland, but leave it to Newport Harbor High junior Kate Pipkin to find special meaning in each location. She can tell you how special it is to play for one of the top high school water polo programs in the country, but Pipkin would almost rather wax poetic on Elvis Presley. Pipkin said that she has a passion for music, which seems like an understatement when she almost casually adds that she can play six instruments. There's the bass, the ukulele, the mandolin, the drums and the piano.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rhea Mahbubani | December 13, 2013
"Hi, Mommy!" "Hi, baby, how ever are you?" "Oh, in heaven, everything is fine. There's no pain, sickness, sadness. What about on Earth?" "Well, there's all of that and we miss you terribly. " "I miss you too, Mommy, but please smile for me. I see you every day. I have a pony and I am in charge of watering the old man's garden. " If any of the 20 Sandy Hook Elementary School students who lost their lives last year were able to talk to their mothers, that's how the conversation would sound.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | November 29, 2013
Church opened on a Sunday morning in October with a Buffalo Springfield song. Glenn Parrish stood up and strummed a guitar; its finish was worn where he rests his elbow when he talks between songs. He danced, bending his lanky legs as he launched into the first lines. "There's something happening here. What it is ain't exactly clear. " About 15 people sat around him in a circle of slouchy chairs and wide couches. Some clapped and sang. Others sat and listened.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rhea Mahbubani | August 8, 2013
Roger Daltrey doesn't perform at fairs. Usually, anyway. Saturday's concert at the Pacific Amphitheatre will be his second such gig in a career spanning 50 years. The first was in Minnesota in the 1990s. The details escape him, he said - it's been so long. Hardcore fans tend to flock to theaters and arenas, regardless of whether it's a solo program or a tour by the Who. Fairs are a strange sort of fun because you can never be sure what you're going to get, Daltrey admitted. What about the OC Fair urged him to sign up, then?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Miller | July 31, 2013
ZZ Top, which will play Thursday night at the OC Fair, consists of two beards and one Beard. The blues-rock trio, whose career dates back more than four decades, is famous for its hirsute appearance. But ironically, the one member who doesn't sport a furry chin is drummer Frank Beard. The first word of that name, ZZ Top, sounds like the noise an electric razor makes. And that's a sound Beard must hear a lot more than guitarist Billy Gibbons or bassist Dusty Hill, since he uses a razor more often.
NEWS
By Brittany Woolsey and By Brittany Woolsey | July 27, 2013
Rivers Cuomo is a geek and he knows it. He knows he'll never be as popular as the celebrities in "Beverly Hills," he prefers surfing over driving and he longs to be on an "Island in the Sun. " But that quirkiness is what makes his fans adore him. Dressed in a Boy Scout uniform and his token thick-rimmed glasses, Cuomo and his band Weezer performed those popular songs and more to a sold-out crowd at the Pacific Amphitheatre on Friday night....
NEWS
By Lauren Williams | June 15, 2013
About 20 community members gathered at Rock Harbor Church in Costa Mesa on Saturday morning, sitting at a work table to learn about resources available to those living on the streets. Some felt the need to reach out to those living on the streets. Others began at the Check-In Center off Newport Boulevard, where homeless people can store their belongings, and wanted to be able to connect those they meet with resources for getting out of homelessness. Everyone who came together at Rock Harbor on Red Hill Avenue this weekend expressed a common interest: deepening their understanding on what the homeless face.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Brittany Woolsey | May 21, 2013
As the sun beamed on the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine on Saturday, a sold-out sea of indie music fans danced and sang along to some of today's biggest rock artists at the 21st annual KROQ Weenie Roast. While many of the past years have focused on genres like hard rock and metal, the 2013 festival showcased mellower music and bluesy rock from bands like the Black Keys, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Imagine Dragons, Jimmy Eat World and more on the main stage. While that venue highlighted some of KROQ's top acts, two side stages, which were open to fans before the main stage opened in the evening, offered up-and-coming bands whose energy made them entertaining to watch.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan, Lauren Williams and Jamie Rowe | April 4, 2013
TRABUCO CANYON - A Costa Mesa teen found Thursday after spending four nights missing in Trabuco Canyon was in good condition without any major internal injuries, a hospital spokesman said. Kyndall Jack, 18, arrived about 12:21 p.m. hypothermic, confused and with signs of dehydration, said John Murray, UC Irvine Medical Center's spokesman. She was given fluids and underwent diagnostic procedures for internal injuries. As of 9 p.m., Murray said she didn't have any major internal injuries but there weren't plans to discharge her Thursday night.
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