October 13, 2011
SEAL BEACH -- Pam Serdutz paced nervously outside the Salon Meritage early Thursday morning, desperate to know whether her favorite stylist was among the victims. "I can't stand it, not knowing whether Gordon survived or not," she said, trying not to cry at the scene of Wednesday's shooting rampage in Seal Beach that left eight dead and one critically injured. She was referring to Gordon Gallego, who she said had cut her hair for years. Full coverage: Deadly shooting at Seal Beach beauty salon "I called his home phone, but his message machine is full," Serdutz said.
October 12, 2011
SEAL BEACH - A gunman opened fire in a hair salon Wednesday afternoon, killing eight people in what authorities are calling the deadliest rampage in modern Orange County history. The shooting about 1:30 p.m. in the normally placid O.C. beach town near the Los Angeles County line eclipsed even the 1976 mass murder of seven people at Cal State Fullerton. It was immediately unclear whether any of the victims were from Newport Beach or Costa Mesa, but the shooting reverberated in the Newport-Mesa community.
August 17, 2000
SEAL BEACH - Beach volleyball players ages 18 and under may compete in the final tournament of the Sunkist AVP/AVA Youth Tour, scheduled Aug. 27 at Seal Beach. The event, a follow-up to the AVP tour stop at the same venue, Friday-Sunday, features competition in 10-and-under, 14-and-under, 16-and-under and 18-and-under divisions. Winners from each division will have the opportunity to appear on Fox Sports Net. Interested competitors may register by phoning the AVP at (310)
May 24, 2013
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) has endorsed Michelle Steel for Orange County supervisor, according to an announcement from Steel's campaign this week. Steel, who lives in Surfside and serves as vice chairwoman on the state Board of Equalization, is running for the District 2 seat of the five-member board. If elected in the June 2014 primary, she would replace Supervisor John Moorlach, who is prevented from running again. "I have known Michelle all my life," Rohrabacher, an Eastside Costa Mesa resident, said in a prepared statement.
July 5, 2007
Recent Newport Harbor High graduates Bryce Greeley and Justin Morehead, as well as Ryan Knapp of Estancia, are in the field for the CORE Realty Holdings Junior Golf Tournament, which is scheduled for July 24-27 at Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach. The field includes 84 boys and girls ages 12-18 from seven states, as well as China and Taiwan. Sixty of the players are from California. Greeley and Morehead helped the Newport Harbor boys' golf team finish third at the CIF Central Team Divisional last May. Knapp, who just finished his sophomore year at Estancia, helped the Eagles to the Orange Coast League championship and their fifth straight undefeated league season.
May 24, 2001
Mathis Winkler NEWPORT BEACH -- Returning to his hometown after a 7-year stint as Seal Beach's public works director, Stephen G. Badum will take on the same job here starting June 18. Badum said he had been interested in the position for quite some time and actually left Newport Beach to return later on. "I knew I needed more experience at a higher level," he said, adding that he'll be able to build on his experience...
April 22, 2008
Doris Kettles Ronholt, born March 28, 1918, in West Haven Connecticut ,died April 16, 2008, in Whittier, California. Dorrie was a long time realtor in Orange County who pioneered the sale of Leisure World properties in Seal Beach & Laguna Beach. She was preceded in death by her first husband, A.Y. “ Sandy “ Kettles and by her second husband, Kai Ronholt. She is survived by her daughter Mary Randall and her son, Dave Kettles, three grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
November 5, 2009
GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL Newport Harbor def. Edison HUNTINGTON BEACH — The visiting Sailors clinched a share of the Sunset League title and the league’s No. 1 berth in the CIF Southern Section Division I-AA playoffs with a 25-21, 25-17, 25-16 win Thursday. Cinnamon Sary had 35 assists and Maddy Brown had 12 kills the Tars (24-6, 9-1 in league). Sage Hill def. Oxford Academy CYPRESS — Zoe Kreitenberg and Lindsey Kish had seven kills each to pace the Lightning’s 19-25, 25-17, 25-7, 25-14 Academy League win Thursday.
June 13, 2011
The jury trial of a Costa Mesa priest accused of molesting a 7-year-old has been delayed, according to court records. Denis Lyons, 77 of Seal Beach, was set to appear at Santa Ana's Central Justice Center on Monday, but will now appear in court at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Lyons is charged with four felony counts of lewd acts on a child under the age of 14, court records show. He is accused of molesting a boy in the church rectory and sacristy at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Costa Mesa, according to archived reports from the Costa Mesa Police Department and Orange County district attorney's office.
August 24, 2003
Kris O'Donnell While Pavlov was studying conditioned reflexes and the Lumiere brothers first marketed color photography, 1907 saw the birth of the coastal area's first newspaper, the Newport News. In the years following, many papers were born in the harbor area. Larger, financially dominant papers, including the Daily Pilot, absorbed nearly all. "When I started at the Pilot, in 1962, there was us [originally called the Costa Mesa Globe-Herald]