August 2, 2004
Carsten Ball, who will be a senior at Corona del Mar High this fall, along with Newport Beach resident and recent Mater Dei graduate Kaes Van't Hof, each claimed singles victories to help power top-seeded Southern California to a quarterfinal victory over Northern California in the 22nd Wachovia Junior Davis Cup tennis championship Sunday on the campus of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. Southern California,...
July 2, 2006
Hot enough for you? You're not alone. During the past week, Newport-Mesa (and Southern California, as well) has been in the grip of a heat wave. Temperatures in Newport Beach hit 90 degrees on Tuesday, shattering the old record for that day. The sun has been beating down, air conditioners have been humming and the beaches have started to fill. So much for June gloom. It was more like June bloom to finish out the month. Of course, this is why we all live here, right? Heat, sunshine and the call of the waves crashing on the sand (hopefully with some decent shape and maybe just a tad warmer than they've been, thank you very much)
March 9, 2008
It’s time to begin planning for nature hikes, camping outings or just enjoying the fabulous great outdoors that Southern California has in abundance. Whether you are hitting the mountains with backpacks and rugged footwear or favor long, solitary walks in the park, it’s best to equip yourself with the right gear. Read up now and get ready to take advantage of the changing season and daylight saving time’s extended sunshine to revel in the natural beauty all around us. “Hiking and Backpacking: Outdoor Adventures,” edited by Marni Goldenberg and Bruce Martin: The Wilderness Education Association thinks the best way to maintain fitness and appreciate the outdoor experience is to organize and plan for survival situations before hitting the trail.
March 30, 2010
My wife, Hedy, and I recently checked into a hotel north of the San Francisco Bay Area. The young man behind the counter couldn’t have been more cordial. But, after a warm greeting, he lost us with his next comment. “Are you folks from South Cali?” Excuse me? “South Cali.” South Philly? “South Cali!” South Bali? Slowly I began to catch his drift. How and when did this “South Cali” nonsense come into vogue?
September 21, 2009
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Southern California Celebrates its 12th Annual Evening of HOPE featuring Monty Python ’ s Spamalot. Costa Mesa, CA- On Saturday , October 18th, Boys Hope Girls H ope of Southern California will be holding its 12th annual Evening of Hope, featuring Monty Python ’ s Spamalot, starting John O’Hurley from Seinfeld and Dancing with the Stars, as King Arthur. It will be held at the Orange County Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. A pre-show dinner and cocktail reception will be held at the Westin Hotel starting at 4:30 pm. The new musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic Monty Python and The Holy Grail , Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail.
March 23, 2011
Mater Dei High sophomore defender Maddie Bauer, a Newport Beach resident, is preparing for a possible World Cup run in girls' soccer. Bauer is a member of the United States Under-17 women's national team, which is in training camp this week at the Home Depot Center in Carson. The U.S. U17s played Loyola Marymount Wednesday and play Cal State Fullerton on Saturday at 4 p.m. These are key games as the U17s are preparing to attempt to qualify for the 2012 U17 FIFA Women's World Cup in Azerbaijan.
January 31, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown recently declared a drought state of emergency. His proclamation gives state water officials more flexibility to manage the supply throughout California under drought conditions. This announcement should not come as a surprise to Southern Californians, being that we live in a semi-desert region. The average rainfall in the region is 13 inches. However, rainfall in 2013 was a mere 3.6 inches, making it the driest year on record. The declaration has caused a bit of panic and rightfully so. Cities, businesses and residents rely on water for economic growth and sustainability and to preserve public health.
June 14, 2013
A stabbing suspect is still at large after an attack on UC Irvine's campus early Friday morning, according to UCI police. The stabbing occurred at 3 a.m. Friday near student housing at 64000 Vista Del Campo Road, police said in a news release. The suspect is Krist Porayanee, a 22-year-old Cambodian man who is 5-feet, 8-inches tall and 120 pounds, with black and brown tattoos on both arms, according to police. The victim is a student whom officials declined to identify, UCI spokeswoman Cathy Lawhon said.
September 30, 2013
Former state Assemblyman Van Tran announced Monday that he will run for a seat on the California Board of Equalization. Michelle Steel, a Surfside resident who currently holds the District 4 seat that Tran seeks, will be termed-out next year. She is running for the Orange County Board of Supervisors. The five-member Board of Equalization handles tax administration and fee collections in California, including sales, use, property and special taxes, and acts as a appellate body for franchise and income tax appeals.
July 12, 2008
Corona del Mar High graduate Fabian Matthews has been selected to represent Southern California on its Junior Davis Cup tennis team. Matthews, headed for UC Irvine, will compete in the USTA 18-and-under national team championship that begins July 26 in Urbana, Ill. Southern California, which is also made up of Orange’s Steve Johnson and the Thousand Oaks trio of Denis Lin, Kyle McMorrow and JT Sundling, will face the USTA Southern section...