August 26, 2002
Bryce Alderton Another cross country season looms on the horizon and with it yet another opportunity for the Newport Harbor boys cross country team to continue their recent run at success with a sixth straight Sea View League title in sight. The Sailors have won the last five league titles, sharing the honors last season with Woodbridge, and first-year Newport Harbor boys cross country coach Nowell Kay thinks his Sailors and the Warriors will be at the top by season's end. "I think we're definitely capable of winning league again," Kay said.
February 10, 2003
Paul Clinton Gina De Michael puts a little of herself into each pastry sold at Pacific Whey Cafe & Baking Co. That goes for the currant scones, bulging muffins and pizza-shaped cinnamon custard danish. "Everything we make is full of two things: love and butter," De Michael said. "We just make it the old-fashioned way." Pacific Whey's homey, comfortable atmosphere and wildly popular baked goods tend to draw eager diners from as close as the homes along San Miguel Road to as far as Riverside and San Diego counties, De Michael said.
June 14, 2005
HUMBERTO CASPA Monique Molina is only 6 years old. She may not be as articulate as Edward James Olmos, or as funny as George Lopez, but she is more entertaining and charismatic than the two of them put together, and as talented as Jennifer Lopez. As soon as I walked into the Girls Inc. building on Anaheim Street in Costa Mesa, Monique stood up in front of me and extended her arms. With a gleeful face, she shook my hand. "Welcome to Girls Inc.," she said.
September 8, 2002
Barry Faulkner Spectators attending Newport Harbor High girls volleyball matches this fall may want to find seats as far away from the net as possible in order to avoid any repetitive motion disorders that may afflict the necks of those witnessing the back-and-forth of the Sailors' marathon rallies. "Hopefully, we can be like Manuel Orantes when he won the 1975 U.S. Open," Newport Harbor Coach Dan Glenn said. "All he did was keep the ball in play and that's our philosophy this year.
August 4, 2004
Rick Devereux Southern California used to be known as a factory of churning out professional surfers. Jack Haley, from Sunset Beach. Corky Carroll, from Surfside. Jerricho Poppler, from Long Beach. If you look at the leaderboard of the recent U.S. Open of Surfing, no one in the final rounds of the men's or women's divisions is from Southern California. San Clemente's Brendan White was first and Colin McPhilips did finish second in the longboard division, though.
June 13, 2002
Deirdre Newman Like the trees that have grown with the UC Irvine campus, William Schonfeld's roots at the university run deep. Schonfeld, a 32-year faculty member, has served as dean of the School of Social Sciences for 20 years, but he will retire at the end of the month to resume teaching. In his two-decade tenure as dean, Schonfeld has left an indelible imprint on the school, including graduating more students than any other school in the university.