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February 22, 2013
The Costa Mesa Aquatics Club's boys' 12-and-under team earned third place in the platinum division at the Winterfest water polo tournament earlier this month. The team, coached by Kimmie Morrison, Mitchell Grandia, Jose De La Jara and Cody and Dustin Serrano , was one of the CMAC's squads that had a great showing at the prestigious tournament. CMAC's 10U team took third place in its division, the club's 12U team was fourth and the 16U boys finished 10th. The Costa Mesa Aquatics Center at Costa Mesa High was a site for the annual tournament, which features teams from all over the nation.
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By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | April 8, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — Reading, writing and arithmetic form the heart of education. But what about kindness, friendship, hard work and the other character traits that are also important to becoming a well-rounded individual? "If the child's behavior isn't in check, they can't learn," said Pamela Coughlin, principal of Mariners Elementary School. Every elementary school uses some kind of character education program, but about a third of those in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District have jumped on board with one program adapted from former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden's children book "Inch and Miles: The Journey to Success.
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By James P. Gray | October 1, 2011
Last month the Heritage Museum of Orange County inaugurated its speakers' series with a presentation by Martin Dietrich, the founder of Dietrich's Coffee. The theme of the series is how various businesses here in Orange County were created, and how they became successful, and that is exactly the information that Dietrich gave us. Dietrich was raised in Antigua, Guatemala, where he worked at his family's small coffee plantation. But when he became older, he bought a 1962 Volkswagen bus and drove it north to "make his fortune.
SPORTS
By By Chris Yemma | November 3, 2005
est. golf feature for thursLed by Gleason and You, Estancia's girls' golf team reaches new heights this season.Just two short years ago, a good portion of the Estancia High girls' golf team members was new to the sport entirely. During practices, Eagles' Coach Art Perry had the newcomers tee off in the middle of the fairways to shorten the holes. Just two years ago, it was hard to imagine a successful season any time soon. But Perry and the players knew that a championship team was in the works.
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September 24, 2003
LOLITA HARPER They took off this weekend. On yet another road trip. But this time Mike Marriner and Nathan Gebhard had the taste of success and satisfaction, in addition to other tasty snacks found in the cupboards of their lime green recreational vehicle. Mike and Nathan are Pepperdine graduates, originally from Laguna Beach, who decided the congested highway to success -- complete with gridlock, Sigalerts and long, boring commutes -- was not necessarily for them.
NEWS
July 10, 2003
This is an open letter to the Orange County Fair Board regarding the contract renewal of the Orange County Market Place. There have been a number of commentaries detailing the process for the renewal of the contract to operate the Orange County Market Place. As far as I have seen, the only one opposed to allowing Tel Phil to continue running its own 34-year old creation was a paid advertisement by Delaware North, which has submitted a competing bid. That advertisement asserted that this community has no right to an opinion contrary to Delaware North's.
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By John Reger | September 30, 2009
Apparently the world’s No. 1 golfer is not excused from diaper duty or middle-of-the-night feedings. Tiger Woods looked exhausted Monday, when he appeared via video from his Florida home to promote his upcoming Chevron World Challenge. Heavy eyes and a fatigued voice, the part-time Corona del Mar resident looked like he would have gladly traded the $10 million he had won the day before at the PGA Tour’s Fed Ex Cup for a full night’s rest. “Yeah, I am a little bit tired, there’s no doubt,” Woods said.
NEWS
October 16, 2001
Matt Meredith I'm drowning in a lukewarm sea of commitments. Without a doubt, this is true of too many teenagers these days. The halls of high school are becoming a ghastly site, with sickly, sleep-deprived students wearily trudging from AP (Advanced Placement) this to AP that. So what is the purpose of it all? Why do students continually subject themselves to difficult classes, physically exhausting sports and time-consuming activities? For some, it is done for nothing more than desire.
NEWS
June 22, 2003
Orange Coast College continues to navigate the rough waters of the state's budget crisis with the nimbleness of an old mariner. The school's latest success came with the annual School of Sailing and Seamanship's boat auction and marine gear sale. The event raised $63,587, enough to return 21 course sections to the schedule. The college had had to cut them because of the weak state budget. It was such a success that the state has even lauded the idea. And we're more than happy to jump aboard with our own applause and point out who the real winners are: the students who will now get to take those classes.
FEATURES
By TOM JOHNSON | August 24, 2007
Earlier this week I toured the three local Boys & Girls Clubs of the Harbor Area, two in Costa Mesa and one in Newport Beach. I was familiar with Boys & Girls Clubs. A dozen or more years ago when my daughter was seeking a basketball league to play in, we found the club in Irvine. Basketball is the most common way people find out about them. But two things struck me on my tour. One, the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area is a lot more than just basketball. They’re about after-school programs many parents depend on. They’re about computer labs for kids, arts and crafts, SAT preparation programs, kindergarten programs, homework study programs and, in lots of cases, just a plain, fun place for young folks to hang out at. They all appeared to be an environment where children could escape the streets and get into structured, well-organized programs.
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By Alexandria Bordas | March 13, 2014
On a recent morning at Costa Mesa 55 Tavern + Bowl, half of the 10 bowling lanes were the scenes of cheers, high-fives and laughter. The special occasion was a children's party, and fun was obviously being had despite a good number of brightly colored bowling balls flying into gutters. "It is best described as a boutique bowling center," said Daniel Hurd, 42, owner of Tavern & Bowl. The newest addition to The Triangle opened Feb. 27. "We wanted to bring in a project that combined a restaurant and entertainment aspect, and Tavern & Bowl does just that," said Scott Sanfilippo, partner at Greenlaw Partners, which owns The Triangle.
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SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | February 21, 2014
When Andrew Francini and Nate Pozin aren't playing soccer for Corona del Mar High, you can find the two playing inside a garage on Point Loma Drive. They cannot blast the soccer ball inside, just music. Francini and Pozin are part of a three-member Indie Rock band. The band's name is "Point Loma" and it named itself after the street it jams on. The teenagers use Pozin's garage as their jam pad and it can get loud whenever Francini is on guitar, Pozin is on the drums, and Kyle Mohan is on the mic. Neighbors can hear the three CdM seniors rock out and they have complained.
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By Steve Virgen | February 11, 2014
A soccer party took place Saturday night at the OC Mix in Costa Mesa and it was called, "The Slammers FC Celebration. " But for Walid and Ziad Khoury it was also known as a dream come true. The brothers who are the directors of coaching for the elite soccer club, based in Newport Beach, had always wanted a night like Saturday when a reunion of sorts took place intertwined with pride of past accomplishments, acknowledgment of the present talent, and strong confidence for the future.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | January 25, 2014
Inside Blackmarket Bakery in Costa Mesa Saturday morning, Chef Rachel Klemek was taping numbers to the floor to get ready for the storefront's first birthday Saturday. Klemek was about to have some customers partake in a moment from her childhood. "If it's totally dorky, I apologize," she said. "it's a really big memory of mine. " In fourth grade, Klemek won a cake walk - musical chairs where the person left standing on the winning number wins a cake. As a gradeschooler, she was overwhelmed when she won a giant coconut cake.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | December 6, 2013
When she's not playing volleyball or hanging out with her friends, Maddy Abbott enjoys to write. Abbott, a junior at Sage Hill School, is the sports editor for the Lightning school newspaper, "The Bolt. " "There's a lot of volleyball in our school paper, let me tell you," said Abbott, laughing. "We get a lot of press. I think people get sick of hearing about it. " But there's no doubt about one thing - the press is well-deserved. This fall, Abbott has gone from the story-teller to the story.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | December 5, 2013
By the time Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry announced his candidacy for state Assembly on Thursday morning, the emails of support had been pouring in - about 30 or 40 in the past 24 hours, he said. In a speech at the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce's monthly Wake Up! Newport breakfast event, he aimed to garner a few more. "It's really been a transformational year for Newport Beach," he said, citing the completion of the Civic Center and the negotiation of an extension of the John Wayne Airport settlement , which is expected to keep curfews and passenger caps in place for decades.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | November 21, 2013
When Deborah Waltz first walked into the 2,200-square-foot space in the SoCo Collection shopping center, she saw a grey shell with empty vertical space, begging to be filled. So she got to thinking. Peinture, which debuted in Costa Mesa in January, now boasts chairs that instead of sitting on the floor are attached to a wall from top to bottom - large representations of the color selections offered by Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint, which Waltz stocks exclusively. "A lot of people can't envision what the colors would look like just from a swatch," she said.
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By Emily Dixon | November 12, 2013
In California, 46% of children who are in the foster care system lack a high school degree compared with 16% of the general population, according to Orangewood Children's Foundation. Of that, fewer than 10% who do graduate from high school continue their education into college. Of those, fewer than 2% receive a college degree. Because of the lack of support and guidance available to them, 65% of former foster youths transition into adulthood, after aging out of the system (becoming emancipated)
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | November 7, 2013
Rhett Soliday came to Vanguard University to build a men's basketball program. But in his three previous seasons, particularly the last two, he has instead been saddled with nearly enough afflicted players to support a burgeoning medical practice. Despite the string of physical maladies, ranging from shoulders, to backs to knees to ankles, the Lions managed to post their first winning record (17-12) in five seasons in 2012-13. And if Soliday and his staff can limit the length of daily progress reports from the training room, this year's squad may continue the upward trend.
NEWS
By James P. Gray | September 27, 2013
Last week we discussed how the U.S. would thrive in several important areas, including education, by using a functional libertarian approach. Because education really is a common denominator and a key to success for individuals as well as our country, it deserves more exploration. Today most people agree that many schools are failing our children, particularly those youngsters who come from lower economic areas. Simply spending more money hasn't really worked. Last week I asked, "Who is in a better position to decide where and how children should be educated, their parents or the government?"
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