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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,...
FEATURES
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)
FEATURES
By Mary Ellen Bowman | 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.
FEATURES
By Jim Carnett | 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?
LOCAL
By Matilde Ochoa | 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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
April 11, 2014
Guess what's back? Measles. Really, they are. This shouldn't be. The dangerous trend of not vaccinating children is leading to an uptick in a highly preventable disease that was all but eradicated in Southern California. Children are needlessly suffering from the misinformation campaigns about the supposed, and mostly denounced, dangers of vaccines. There's a real threat here in Orange County, which, as the Los Angeles Times reported, has had the biggest outbreak of measles of any county in the state.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | April 10, 2014
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Welcome to the Newport Harbor High boys' tennis season, where one of the top doubles players in Southern California can team with a football player. It happened Thursday at Marina High. Newport junior Reese Stalder, ranked No. 4 in Southern California in boys' 18 doubles and No. 7 in singles, teamed up with tennis novice Garrett Hall, a senior running back and safety in football. Stalder and Hall did well, sweeping for the Sailors at No. 3 doubles. Hall's mom, Cheryl, told her son that he should get something signed by Stalder that will be valuable when he's famous one day. "I'll probably get my shoe signed by the end of the season," Garrett Hall said.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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...
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NEWS
April 11, 2014
Guess what's back? Measles. Really, they are. This shouldn't be. The dangerous trend of not vaccinating children is leading to an uptick in a highly preventable disease that was all but eradicated in Southern California. Children are needlessly suffering from the misinformation campaigns about the supposed, and mostly denounced, dangers of vaccines. There's a real threat here in Orange County, which, as the Los Angeles Times reported, has had the biggest outbreak of measles of any county in the state.
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By Matt Szabo | April 10, 2014
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Welcome to the Newport Harbor High boys' tennis season, where one of the top doubles players in Southern California can team with a football player. It happened Thursday at Marina High. Newport junior Reese Stalder, ranked No. 4 in Southern California in boys' 18 doubles and No. 7 in singles, teamed up with tennis novice Garrett Hall, a senior running back and safety in football. Stalder and Hall did well, sweeping for the Sailors at No. 3 doubles. Hall's mom, Cheryl, told her son that he should get something signed by Stalder that will be valuable when he's famous one day. "I'll probably get my shoe signed by the end of the season," Garrett Hall said.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | March 20, 2014
It was arm discomfort that prompted Cypress College baseball coach Scott Pickler to shuffle his pitching ace from a scheduled start Thursday against Orange Coast to Saturday. For Orange Coast ace David Hill, who awoke Thursday with a slight illness, it was a sore spot of a different variety that helped him talk Pirates Coach John Altobelli into giving him the ball against the visiting Chargers. "[Altobelli] mentioned maybe having me go Saturday instead, but I said 'No way!'" said Hill, who allowed one run and six hits in 10 innings but took a no-decision in Cypress' 2-1 win in 13 innings on Feb. 27 at OCC. "I said 'Give me the ball and let me throw against these guys and we'll get two out of three.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | March 12, 2014
Apparently, one way to slow down the state's most productive hitting team is to, well, throw slower pitches. Fullerton College sophomore left-hander Nick Morton used that approach to help the visiting Hornets edge Orange Coast, 3-1, in an Orange Empire Conference baseball battle on Tuesday. OCC, ranked No. 1 in Southern California, entered the game leading the state in hits (219), doubles (40) home runs (nine), batting average (.317) and slugging percentage (.443). But Morton, with his repertoire of slow, slower and slowest, kept the Pirates off balance to earn his fourth win in five decisions and his third complete game.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | February 7, 2014
The tapping of hammers still sounded and students still bustled around yellow- and red-striped tents, as the first gaggles of stylishly dressed teens and families meandered through the gates of the Tet Festival of Southern California. As in years past, some made a beeline for the food - pho, banh mi, boba tea, green papaya salad - while others stopped to play games or browse through stacks of DVD's. Not far away, young women prepared to compete in the 2014 Miss Vietnam of Southern California pageant, set to take place that evening.
NEWS
By Shawn Dewane | 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.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2013
My Year in California By Ingrid Hart Commerce Printing; 146 pages I had a high school English teacher who wrote an inspirational phrase on the blackboard each week. The slogans ranged from Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman to the poster of the movie "Braveheart" ("Every man dies; not every man really lives"). For that matter, our school newspaper was titled Carpe Diem - Latin for "seize the day" - so I graduated well enlightened. During those heady teenage years, I saw the world as a playground of possibility.
SPORTS
December 10, 2013
By winning the CIF Southern Section Southern Division championship, Corona del Mar High's football team earned a berth into the CIF State Southern California Regional Division III Bowl Game. The Sea Kings (14-0), who won its unprecedented third straight Southern Division title Friday at Orange Coast College, returns to OCC Saturday to face Ojai Nordhoff (13-1), starting at 7:30 p.m. CdM has won a school-record 24 games and punched its ticket to the state bowl game by pulling away from previously unbeaten Garden Grove (13-1)
NEWS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | December 6, 2013
Everything seemed to be going as planned for the Corona del Mar High football team Friday night. The Sea Kings had been on this stage before, as they made their third straight trip to the CIF Southern Section Southern Division finals. For the second consecutive year and against the same opponent, CdM jumped out to a fast start against Garden Grove. Then the penalties began to pile up, seven for 80 yards. The biggest one came with less than 8 minutes left in the first half, as the usually respectful CdM sideline erupted and for the wrong reason.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | November 30, 2013
Students in the first few rows held sticks with huge cutouts of the heads of the Sage Hill School girls' volleyball players. As if Sage Hill's opponent on Saturday had not seen enough of the Lightning. For the second time in eight days, Crean Lutheran faced the Lightning, in the stands and on the court. The second meeting turned out much like last week's in the CIF Southern Section Division 3A finale. Sage Hill finished the Saints in three sets, 25-17, 25-19, 25-22, in the second round of the CIF State Southern California Regional Division III playoffs in front of a raucous home crowd.
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