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July 12, 2001
Jennifer Kho COSTA MESA -- In a process complicated with substitute motions and revisions, the City Council this week unanimously agreed on a new way to select planning commissioners. The old process, which the council conceived in December to select an entire commission after former commissioner Chris Fewel resigned, was a messy one that left some commissioners feeling insulted or embarrassed. The new method has to be better, Mayor Libby Cowan said.
NEWS
August 19, 2008
UC Irvine baseball will hold a seat-selection party for season-ticket and mini-plan holders Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Anteater Ballpark. Fans who purchase a UCI baseball season ticket on or before Thursday will receive a special UCI Athletics fleece blanket and have the opportunity to select their own seats for the 2009 season. Seat selection will begin with pre-sales in the order they were received. Those purchasing tickets Thursday will select after the pre-orders. Festivities include music, a tour of Newkirk Pavilion, the opportunity to spend a few minutes in the batting cages and complimentary refreshments.
NEWS
June 14, 2001
COSTA MESA - Tryouts for the AYSO Region 97 boys under-14 "select progressive" team will take place today at 4 p.m. at Harper School, located on the corner of Tustin Ave. and 18th Street. All Region 97 registered boys are invited to the tryout and youngsters who wish to register at the tryout must be accompanied by a parent of guardian and must be there by 3:45 p.m. The team is coached by Jim Noonan, who has over 25 years of coaching experience at the youth and high school levels.
NEWS
April 25, 2002
Jeana DeArakal and Stephanie Fox scored two goals each to lead G Force, a girls under-10 select soccer team from AYSO Region 120, to a 5-1 victory over Corona del Mar's select squad. DeArakal scored both of her goals in the first quarter on assists from Maiquel McLeish and Natalie Seckel. Fox scored off an assist from Justine Cathey and Kiana Whipple. Nushin Tasbhichi capped the scoring with a second-half goal. Misha Brown and Allyson Wallace contributed with solid midfield play, while Amanda Bauer and Jenny Johnston anchored the defense.
SPORTS
January 9, 2008
Estancia High senior Connor McKendry, the Golden West League’s Most Valuable Lineman, has been nominated as an Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year. He is among a select group of players who are eligible to be selected as one of 50 who will be a national Red Zone Player of the Year. High school coaches across the nation nominated one player from their team as their player of the year. As a nominee, each player will receive a certificate to acknowledge his accomplishment.
NEWS
June 6, 2007
The Orange Coast College Foundation expects to find a buyer for Rabbit Island, its British Columbian property, in the next few days, the foundation's Executive Director Doug Bennett said. Last week, Bennett and foundation board member Rush Hill traveled to the Vancouver area to meet with real estate brokers who have expressed interest in purchasing the island. Bennett said the foundation narrowed the field down to five candidates and planned to select a winner this week. Bennett said he foresaw an asking price of around $2 million for the property.
SPORTS
February 19, 2010
Bibona up for award UC Irvine senior pitcher Danny Bibona is among 50 players on the preseason Golden Spikes Award watch list. Bibona is one of six candidates who finished among the 30 semifinalists for the 2009 award. Bibona, the 2009 Big West Pitcher of the Year, ranked fifth in the country with 12 wins. He was 12-1 with a 2.63 earned-run average as a junior, when he earned All-American honors. The southpaw struck out 108 in 106 innings to help UCI win the Big West championship and earn the No. 1 national ranking late in the regular season.
NEWS
April 16, 2001
Steve Virgen COSTA MESA - With their sights set on Easter Vacation, players from the Costa Mesa AYSO select boys under-12 team turned in their best performance of the season in a 5-1 victory over the Tustin Inferno, Saturday at the Costa Mesa Farm Field. The Costa Mesa's players' reward? Coach Sal Burciaga canceled practices during their week off from school. Burciaga, perhaps, deserves a vacation as well. His strategy was a big reason for the outcome.
NEWS
January 31, 2002
Newport North Shopping Center will have its annual winter sidewalk sale today through Saturday, offering savings and special promotions to shoppers. At B. Magness, for women's clothing and accessories, the sales merchandise is marked down up to 70%. A Basket Case is having a drawing to win a valentine-themed basket worth $50. Customers will receive a ticket for a chance to win the basket with every purchase. The basket is filled with chocolates, plush toys, candles, bath and body products, and specialty gourmet food items.
NEWS
November 13, 2003
GREER WYLDER At the Plantation House, find an eclectic blend of home furnishings that are quality and an exceptional value. Owner Pauline Doherty selects everything mostly in Los Angeles. She says with the incredible vendors, there isn't a need to buy out of the country. Doherty also designs vignettes, creates eye-catching window displays, and even offers interior design. Her husband, Carter Brown, make all the custom furniture. They can custom design any piece: built-in cabinets, tables, benches, beds and more -- mostly from high-quality alder.
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SPORTS
March 25, 2014
The Houston Texans are slated to pick Mr. Irrelevant on the NFL Draft's final day, May 10, it was announced when compensatory picks were released Monday. This year will be the 39th Mr. Irrelevant or if you're from the old school, Mr. Irrelevant XXXIX. He will be celebrated and roasted during Irrelevant Week in Newport Beach and other parts of Orange County, a tradition that was created by Newport Beach resident Paul Salata and began in 1976. The final pick of the NFL Draft is known as Mr. Irrelevant.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Miller | February 27, 2014
In the 1950s classic "Roll Over Beethoven," Chuck Berry declares, "I got the rockin' pneumonia / I need a shot of rhythm and blues / I caught the rollin' arthritis / sitting down at a rhythm review. " The day may never come when music can cure pneumonia or arthritis. Still, Christopher Duma has witnessed other cases where a well-chosen tune can alleviate a medical condition. The Newport Beach doctor has watched a Parkinson's patient put pegs in holes faster with the help of rhythm.
SPORTS
January 17, 2014
UC Irvine senior Marco Franco was taken 13th overall by the Chicago Fire in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Thursday. Franco, the Big West Conference Defender of the Year in 2013, when he led the Anteaters to the Big West regular-season and tournament titles and a berth in the NCAA Sweet 16, becomes the highest pick in UCI program history. Franco, a second-team All-American and first-team All-West Region honoree, is UCI's first first-round selection in the MLS draft. He helped UCI produce 10 shutouts and allow a conference-low 77 shots on goal in 2013.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | January 7, 2014
Ramsey Hufford's dream is to play in the NFL. If that doesn't pan out, he wants an education to fall back on. Hufford, Newport Harbor High's 6-foot-4, 300-pound lineman, said on Tuesday he verbally committed to the UC Davis football program. He said academics played a key role in his decision to join the Aggies, an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision program, instead of Fresno State, which competes in the higher NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision. Fresno State and UC Davis each gave Hufford offers before his senior season at Newport Harbor, where he went on to excel at left tackle and defensive tackle.
NEWS
January 3, 2014
Newport Beach residents are being asked to choose new trash bins as the city rolls out what staff has playfully dubbed The 2014 Trash Cart Tour. Sample trash carts will be on view at set times and locations the next two weekends, with city staff on hand to answer questions, according to a news release. The City Council in November voted to outsource the trash pickup to Stanton-based CR&R Waste Services, promising to keep the same level of service. Residents can order as many carts as they want, free of charge.
NEWS
December 13, 2013
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees unanimously elected Karen Yelsey as president during an organizational meeting Tuesday night. The board also voted to begin the twice-monthly meetings an hour earlier, starting at 6 p.m. in January. Yelsey, who served as board vice president this year, will replace Trustee Dana Black as president in 2014. Yelsey has served on the school board since 2006, representing the Corona del Mar area. She was the board president in 2010.
NEWS
August 28, 2013
A former Orange County executive officer and budget director will be Costa Mesa's interim finance director, according to a news release issued Wednesday. Stephen Dunivent replaces Bobby Young, who left City Hall this month for a job in the private sector. Young was a 13-year city employee. Dunivent, who starts Sept. 3, lives in Costa Mesa and will serve until Young's permanent replacement is found. Dunivent worked for the Orange County for 35 years and served as the deputy county executive officer from 2007 to 2011.
NEWS
June 15, 2013
Newport-Mesa Unified School District officials are asking what the community wants in new principals at Newport Harbor High and Rea Elementary schools. There will be two open meetings early in the week to discuss what's needed to do the top job at each school. Newport Harbor's principal, Michael Vossen, is moving on to a district-level position where he will oversee career technical education. Rea's principal, Anna Corral, is moving to TeWinkle Middle School. The district has started a search for their replacements and wants to hear opinions from families and other stakeholders.
SPORTS
May 18, 2013
Australia and New Zealand again dominated this year's Governor's Cup invitee list for international teams, as the Selection Committee for the 47th Annual Governor's Cup International Junior Match Race Championship has completed work on selection of the 12 international and U.S. teams. Those teams will compete in this year's regatta which will be held at Balboa Yacht Club July 16¿21 in Newport Beach. The Governor's Cup is the oldest junior match race event in the world and is known as the "Pathway for Champions" with many alumni going on to America's Cup and other worldwide sailing success including, most recently, James Spithill and John Kostecki the helmsman and tactician respectively for Oracle's 2010 America's Cup win. All competitors must be under the age of 21. The Committee chose six international teams as well as U.S. competitor AJ Reiter from the San Diego Yacht Club based on their sailing resumes.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | May 4, 2013
The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to look into the selection of members for a committee whose task will be creating a charter in time for either of next year's elections. The charter, essentially a city constitution, would ultimately change Costa Mesa from its general-law city status under the purview of Sacramento guidelines to one home-ruled by the document. The charter would face voter approval either during the June 2014 primary or the following November's general election.
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