July 24, 2001
Mathis Winkler NEWPORT BEACH -- Barely a week into his new job as Newport Beach's public works director, Stephen Badum has already made some drastic changes. He's moved the desk in his office so his back faces the window and put up a couple of car race posters. Gone is his predecessor's hat stand -- Don Webb kept about 20 specimens at City Hall from his 200-plus hat collection. "I'm not really a hat guy," Badum said, as virtual sea gulls chirped from the speakers on his computer.
August 10, 2000
Richard Dunn SEAL BEACH - With the European professional volleyball season over, Newport Beach's Leland Quinn is back on local sand, but the neighborhood isn't quite what it used to be. After a one-year hiatus, the Association of Volleyball Professionals Tour will return to Seal Beach Aug. 18-20 for the Paul Mitchell AVP U.S. Open. Quinn, among the area products expected to compete with beach volleyball's best athletes for the $75,000 purse at Seal Beach, lives most of the year in Europe, where last season he played in Spain.
October 26, 2002
Newport Harbor High's unbeaten club surfing team swept to its fifth straight victory Wednesday morning with a 66-60 decision over Laguna Beach at the 56th Street site. With the surf in the 3- 4-foot range and conditions ideal, senior Geoff Rill racked up his fifth straight win in the short board. Also a winner in the short board was senior Will Anderson, winning for the third time this season . David Neira placed second in a heat. Senior Alex Knost and freshman Bret Catron went 1-2 in the long board, and senior Dan Krestschmar and junior Justin Kast went 1-2 in the body board.
October 30, 2002
SEAL BEACH -- Newport Harbor High's undefeated club surfing team won its sixth straight dual meet of the season Monday with a 70-56 victory over Los Alamitos at Anderson Street. Joey Head, David Neira and Matt Doheny were heat winners in the short board, and Alex Knost and Erica Hosseini were runners-up in the same events in intermittent 1-2-foot surf Knost, a senior, doubled with a victory in the long board, and Justin Kast was a winner in the body board.
May 26, 2007
The 13th annual Tour de OC, a bike-a-thon that benefits abused and neglected children, raised more than $35,000 this year in Costa Mesa. The charity ride, held on April 21 at Vanguard University, gathers funds every year to send children to the Royal Family Kids Camp, a one-week summer camp for children who have been removed from abusive situations. The event's organizers announced the fundraising total last week and awarded prizes to the three riders who raised the most money: Vera Teller of Arcadia, Reid Griffin of Orange County and Tom Cressman of Seal Beach.
March 31, 2004
These people have been arrested recently on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. They have only been arrested on suspicion of a crime and, as with all suspects, are considered innocent until proved guilty. NEWPORT BEACH Monday Tracie Ilene Shea, 33, Omaha, Neb. Adrianna Denise Phillips, 24, Diamond Bar Sunday Jason Richard Molino, 26, Irvine Christopher Jordan Falk Adams, 19, Newport Beach Elijah Matthews Gautney, 26, Laguna Beach Saturday Brandon Christopher Morris, 19, Newport Beach Thursday Tally James Stevens, 21, Salt Lake City, Utah Scott Joseph Hernandez, 21, Seal Beach Patricia Grace Sweede, 49, Irvine March 24 Michael Bernhardt Chayes, 67, Corona del Mar Ronald Joseph Rudis, 47, Newport Beach COSTA MESA Costa Mesa drunken driving arrests were not available this week.
September 2, 2005
Odors have been reported at several locations along the sewer line from Laguna Beach to Aliso Creek, according to City Manager Ken Frank. City officials have initiated an interim plan to apply chlorine to the lift stations, which will eliminate some odiferous material which Frank believes may exist in the force main and which may be causing gas production throughout the system. On a longer-range basis, city officials are watching a study by the Orange County Sanitation District in Seal Beach, which has installed a super oxygenation system at one of its pump stations to address an odor problem.
February 16, 2003
CULTURE Seniors take a stab at the dating game A dozen seniors citizens proved last week that Valentine's Day is not reserved for youngsters, as they embarked on a pre-holiday dating game at a Costa Mesa restaurant. Eleven eligible bachelorettes competed for the affection of 74-year-old Frank Darlow at Maggiano's Little Italy in South Coast Plaza. Darlow, a mortician and clown by trade, chose the company of a bright Seal Beach woman who was dressed all in orange.
November 12, 2009
The Costa Mesa City Council will consider adding the motto “In God We Trust” to the Council Chambers at its Tuesday meeting. During a council study session earlier this year, Councilwoman Wendy Leece asked the council to adopt the slogan to, in her words, “encourage patriotism.” Fourteen cities in Orange County have placed the “In God We Trust” motto in their city council chambers. They are Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, Seal Beach, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster and Yorba Linda.
December 30, 2008
Editor’s note: These people have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. As with all suspects, they are considered innocent until proved guilty. Newport Beach Dec. 23 Brian Ferguson, 44, Marina del Rey Dec. 24 Robert Grant, 38, Newport Beach Thursday Christopher Gallagher, 31, Newport Beach Daniel Fennessey, 51, Newport Beach Saturday Leslie Knowlton, 56, New York City Sunday Kalen Norton, 27, Lakewood Kristen Tolzda, 25, Newport Beach Guadalupe Alcantara, 41, Buena Park Claudia Araiza, 28, Buena Park Monday Jaziel Castelazo, 24, Santa Ana Duke Mataele, 34, Costa Mesa Vivian Fernandez, 43, Huntington Beach Martha Fernandez, 46, Seal Beach Costa Mesa Dec. 23 David Myers, 25, Ladera Ranch Dec. 24 Andres Cortez, 21, Santa Ana Thursday David Keyes, 38, Costa Mesa Friday Juan Cruz, 22, Costa Mesa Saturday Ashton Budde, 22, Laguna Niguel Lindsay Longstreth, 26, Santa Ana Ryan Hampton, 21, Costa Mesa Sunday Bang Nguyen, 67, Costa Mesa Monday Jeffrey Mueller, 42, Costa Mesa