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By Barry Faulkner | April 20, 2010
COSTA MESA — The plan was to flip the lineup, not the script. But visiting Santa Monica College was clearly not willing to play the feeble victim against Orange Coast College in the quarterfinals of the California Community College Athletic Assn. men’s volleyball state championship Tuesday night. The Corsairs, who were swept by the Pirates on Feb. 24 at OCC, required much more convincing this time, though the Pirates advanced with a 32-30, 30-27, 30-20 triumph. OCC (17-2)
By Dominic Perrone | August 26, 2006
SANTA MONICA ? It is a useful barometer scrimmaging the same team prior to the season. For the second consecutive year, the Orange Coast College football team scrimmaged Santa Monica. Last season, the Pirates failed to score against a Corsairs team that went on to produce a 1-9 record. The Pirates eventually advanced to the East County Bowl and finished the season 6-5. This season is looking up because the Pirates scored three touchdowns against a Corsairs team that could not be much worse than the 2005 version.
By Barry Faulkner | November 19, 2006
SANTA MONICA ? First, Mt. San Antonio College's Jake Fadden gave the Orange Coast College secondary something to fear. Then, the freshman quarterback gave the Pirates something to chase. Either way, the Pirates (7-4) never quite caught up to the Mounties (9-2), who prevailed, 29-20, in the U.S. Bank Beach Bowl Saturday at Santa Monica College. Fadden gave the Mounties a quick lead by throwing a 54-yard touchdown bomb to Eric Walker, who had sprinted past OCC cornerback Derrell Perkins, on the second play of the football game.
By Barry Faulkner | August 28, 2007
While much of the Orange Coast College campus remains under construction, Pirates football players traded their hard hats for their more familiar helmets as they moved into their new locker room facility to prepare for the upcoming season. Pirates Coach Mike Taylor, entering his eighth season, hopes they will also make themselves at home on Nov. 17, when the program will play host to a bowl game organized with the help of sponsorship dollars. OCC has been to bowl games the last two seasons, the program’s first back-to-back postseason appearances since 1992-93.
By: | October 12, 2005
Girl Scouts and leaders from Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Westminster and Laguna Hills had the honor of escorting astronaut Buzz Aldrin and some notable authors at the Orange County Children's Book Festival, held at Orange Coast College on Oct. 2. Costa Mesa law firm Rutan & Tucker announced the addition of Jessica Blanche as marketing coordinator. Under the direction of Chief Marketing Officer Bruce Allen, Blanche will support the firm's new business development and marketing communications efforts.
By Britney Barnes | January 27, 2012
COSTA MESA — Despite budget cuts, fewer class offerings and an influx of students, Orange Coast College set a record last year for student transfers to four-year universities, campus officials said. OCC ranked No. 1 among 110 community colleges statewide. The Costa Mesa campus sent 2,274 students to University of California campuses and California State University schools in 2010-11. OCC has a tradition of being highly ranked in transfers, and gaining No. 1 status in a tough economic climate made the honor a little more meaningful, said college President Dennis Harkins.
By Bradley Zint | November 2, 2012
Kacey Leggio was about 4 years old when she visited the Port Theater, looked at the screen and proclaimed to her mother: "Mommy, I'm gonna be up there someday. " For the 20-year-old Newport Beach native and aspiring actress, that goal is coming true Sunday night at the invite-only premiere of "One Candle One Man" at the newly revived Corona del Mar venue on East Coast Highway. The film by Xerxes Afshar is partially based on his own life. He directed it, played the starring role and wrote the screenplay.
September 1, 2000
Tony Altobelli SANTA MONICA - Even Mother Nature knows it's football season. With November-like temperatures chilling the field, the Orange Coast College football showed some mid-season shine in its scrimmage with host Santa Monica College Thursday night. "Overall, I was very pleased with what we did out there," Coach Mike Taylor said. "We wanted to run a bunch of stuff and see as many people as we could. We also wanted to get through this thing without anyone getting hurt and I think we did."
November 17, 2006
TODAY Basketball College men -- UC Irvine at Oregon, 8 p.m.; Vanguard at Pomona-Pitzer, 7:30 p.m. College women -- UC Irvine at New Mexico State, 6 p.m.; Vanguard vs. Freed-Hardeman at Rotary Classic at Union University, Jackson, Tenn., 6 p.m. Football High school -- Corona del Mar vs. Estancia at Newport Harbor High, CIF Southern Section Southern Division first round, 7 p.m.; Sage Hill vs. Maranatha at San Marino High, CIF Southern Section Northeast Division first round, 7:30 p.m. Volleyball College women -- UC Irvine at Cal State Northridge, 7 p.m. Water polo High school boys -- Newport Harbor vs. El Toro, CIF Southern Section Division I semifinals at William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center (Irvine High)
By: Darleene Barrientos | August 24, 2005
Crescenta Valley High School graduate Seong Park's involvement in acting and theater was an accident. Park, 19, actually chose a guitar class for an elective, but was mistakenly enrolled in drama when he was a freshman. He continued in the class, but was presented an ultimatum -- audition for the spring musical or get an F. Park auditioned, and now hopes to continue his acting career at the Guildford School of Acting Conservatory in the United Kingdom -- if he gets the money.
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