March 5, 2003
TENNIS: The Corona del Mar High boys tennis team opened its season with a strong statement Tuesday, dominating visiting Brentwood, 16-2, in a nonleague match at CdM. "We've been thinking about this lineup for two months and it worked," said veteran CdM Coach Tim Mang, who deployed standouts Garrett Snyder and Carsten Ball with separate doubles partners. "We knew they'd stack their doubles and they did. But we split up our best two doubles players (Snyder and Ball)
November 5, 2007
Two weeks ago Kimberly Stotmore found herself accosted for her shaved head. A man grabbed Stotmore as she walked to her car in the parking lot of Santa Ana College and accused the mother of two of being a skinhead. Stotmore, also an 18-year nurse, tried to explain that her lack of hair was merely the result of chemo treatments she recently completed while combating breast cancer. “He didn’t believe I had cancer, he didn’t want to believe me,” Stotmore said.
March 5, 2011
COSTA MESA — They don't come more humble than Allan Roeder. City managers typically last four to five years. Then they get canned or they move on. City councils came and went but Roeder survived Costa Mesa's pressure cooker politics for 25 years as city manager. And through that quarter-century until his retirement on Friday, the city manager, who had started his career at City Hall as an intern 37 years ago, never wavered. Somehow he maintained a calmness, steadiness and quiet confidence about him as the city went through cycles of boom and bust.
January 9, 2006
South Coast Rep unveils "Eureka!," a touring production aimed at students.A South Coast Repertory educational touring production is taking a look at one of the California's most famous historical events. "Eureka!," a musical about the Gold Rush in 19th century California, is a world premiere musical by Richard Hellesen and Michael Silversher, directed by John-David Keller. It tours Southern California elementary schools from Jan. 11 to April 29. In conjunction with the tour, there will be four public performances of "Eureka!"
May 22, 2004
Reehl-Shwam Lynn and Michael Reehl of Costa Mesa announce the engage- ment of their daughter Celina Reehl of Costa Mesa to Michael Shwam of Huntington Beach. The bride-elect graduated from Newport Harbor High School, UC Santa Barbara and Pepperdine University. The future bridegroom, son of Stanley and Nancy Shwam of Huntington Beach, graduated from Edison High School and attends the Santa Ana College Fire Academy. An Aug. 14 wedding is planned at the Santa Ana Country Club in Santa Ana. Narotsky-Jetton Stuart and Patricia Lancer and Robert Narotsky all of Minne- apolis announce the engage- ment of their daughter Nicole Narotsky of Minneapolis to Douglas Jetton of Newport Beach.
September 17, 2013
The Vanguard University women's soccer team is ranked No. 2 in the NAIA coaches' poll for the second straight week. The Lions (5-0) moved up two spots and received four first-place votes to match the highest ranking in program history last week. The Lions were also ranked No. 2 last season. Vanguard ranks among the top 10 nationally in major offensive categories. Lindsey Wilson of Kentucky is ranked No. 1. The Lions beat No. 17-ranked William Carey University, 3-2, in Orange Beach, Ala. on Friday.
September 17, 2013
Vanguard University junior goalkeeper Lauren Terry has been named Golden State Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week in women's soccer. Terry had two saves to help the No. 2-ranked Lions defeat No. 8-ranked Mobile, 2-0, on Saturday. She had seven saves in a 3-2 win over No. 17-ranked William Carey on Friday at the Orange Beach Sportsplex in Alabama. Terry is 5-0 on the season heading into a nonconference clash with Bethesda of California on Friday at 2 p.m. at Santa Ana College.
December 19, 2013
Vanessa Bryant, wife of Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant, made an appearance during an event last week for Working Wardrobes. The Costa Mesa-based nonprofit helped 12 single mothers from Orange County on Dec. 12 by providing them with professional wardrobes and personal grooming services. The Bryants live in Newport Coast. Vanessa Bryant, representing her family's foundation, donated clothes, shoes and handbags from her closet. She spoke and passed on advice to the women during the event, which also featured a fashion show.
June 10, 2005
Michael Miller Aide Brambila's public education, which began with her packed in a room of 50 children, ended with her alone amid a stack of volumes. As a child growing up in Jalisco, Mexico, Brambila attended first grade and second grade in a tiny, two-room schoolhouse. Afterward, she had to travel to other towns to attend secondary school; her village, with a population of about 400, didn't offer the third grade and above. Nearly 40 years later, the 50-year-old Costa Mesa resident once again went out of her way to go to school.
August 30, 2013
Somehow, some way, Andrew McDonald is back behind center as a starting quarterback, and will be playing against a highly ranked team in a big-time venue. McDonald, the former Newport Harbor High standout who made his way from Arizona walk-on to Santa Ana College, will lead little New Mexico State at No. 15 Texas Saturday at 5 p.m. (PST, Longhorn Network) at Texas Memorial Stadium. Just how did McDonald get here? He threw all of three passes last year for the Aggies, who went 1-11.