February 15, 2013
Jeanne Parquette Wertman of Dallas, Texas formerly of Irvine, California passed away peacefully in Dallas, Texas on February 5, 2013 at the age of 94. Jeanne was preceded in death by the love of her life husband of 63 years, Howard “Buck” Wertman and her son, Michael Everett Wertman. Jeanne was born December 14, 1918, in Ashland, Ohio. She graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in Physical Education. She taught Physical Education at...
October 27, 2012
It was the NAIA women's volleyball version of the immovable object vs. the irresistible force. Irvine's Concordia University, 24-0 and ranked No. 2 in the nation, played host to the University of Texas-Brownsville, 20-0 and ranked No. 1, Thursday night at CU Arena. The teams know each other well, their last meeting coming in the NAIA national championship match last season and one in which Brownsville came out on top. Concordia went into last year's title game having won 36 matches in a row. Thursday, the Eagles' winning streak was a more modest 24 straight, while Brownsville had won 29 in a row, going back to their regular-season loss last season to, of course, Concordia.
October 12, 2012
Robert Lawrence Evans, 73, of Newport Beach and Scottsdale passed away on October 5, 2012. Bob was born in Lubbock, Texas on June 28, 1939. He was the son of Lawrence Evans and Mildred Evans Sandlin. He played four years of varsity tennis at Hardin Simmons University, graduating with a BA in Political Science. In 1987, he co-founded WEK Enterprises, a Ca. based manufacturer of garment-dyed sportswear. He is survived by his wife, Joey, his sons Sean and Brandon of Natick, Ma., their wives Linsey, Beatrice and grandchildren: Tess, Tyler, Robert, Sophie, Molly and Lucy.
July 6, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. William Halladay of Corona del Mar joyfully announce the marriage of their son, Benjamin Paul, to Natalie Erin Empfield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald I. Empfield, Jr. of San Antonio, Texas. The wedding was held on March 31 at the University United Methodist Church, followed by a reception at The Austin Club in Austin, Texas. The couple spent their honeymoon in Negril, Jamaica, and reside in New York City. Natalie is currently studying at Columbia University, pursuing an advanced degree in family practice nursing. Ben works in Executive Business Operations at Pfizer, Inc. and is pursing an MBA in Finance and Accounting at Fordham University.
June 16, 2012
FOUNTAIN VALLEY - As two high school freshmen, much may not be expected of Corona del Mar High's Henry Gordon and Newport Harbor's Reese Stalder in the boys' 18 doubles division of the 110th Annual Southern California Junior Sectional tennis tournament. As two good friends who happen to both be good doubles players, too, maybe Gordon and Stalder will take people by surprise. By the end of the summer, though, only one of them will still be living in Newport-Mesa. Gordon, who was an integral part of CdM's run to the CIF Southern Section Division 1 title match this spring, said Saturday that he is moving to Texas to attend the John Newcombe Tennis Academy.
June 7, 2012
Jason Smith has stepped down as the baseball coach at Costa Mesa High after one season, said Jim Kiefer, the boys' athletic director, on Thursday. Kiefer said Smith resigned last week because Smith plans to relocate his family to Texas. Under Smith, the Mustangs finished in last place in the Orange Coast League with a 2-13 record. Costa Mesa, which went 4-20 overall, missed the CIF Southern Section playoffs for the second straight season. Kiefer said Costa Mesa plans to hire a coach in the summer.
March 13, 2012
Obituary Knipp, Kirk Barnes Born Feb. 17, 1959 Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach. Died Feb. 21, 2012, Fort Worth, Texas. A victim of melanoma, but his suffering was short lived. He grew up in Costa Mesa, attending Prince of Peace Lutheran School through 6th grade, and then attended public schools. He graduated from Costa Mesa High School with high scholastic recognition. He ran with the Cross Country Championship Team during his last two years. In his senior year he received an appointment to West Point Military Academy.
February 8, 2012
The Goldenrod 6 may become the Longhorn 6 if the owner of the Corona del Mar chicken flock moves out of state. Michael Resk said escalating tension with his neighbor has made him contemplate moving "the Ladies" he's kept for 18 months at his home on Goldenrod Avenue. He is looking at moving to Texas or another local home because he fears for the safety of his hens after he found rock salt, which is potentially toxic to the birds, spread about his yard. He also said a pipe was removed from the ground at his home.
November 16, 2011
A new university study released this week confirms what many here already know: Orange County has some of the most congested freeways in the nation. California can boast — or loathe — that it has nine of the 10 most clogged stretches of freeway in the country, with a majority in Los Angeles County. But just take a short drive southbound on the San Diego (405) or Santa Ana (5) freeways to the O.C., and the situation isn't much better. According to the study by an institute at Texas A&M University, parts of the 405, 5 and Costa Mesa (55)
October 11, 2011
A game at Dodger Stadium and two trips to Texas are among the highlights of the nonconference portion of the UC Irvine baseball schedule, which was released Tuesday. Following the annual Alumni Game on Feb. 4, Coach Mike Gillespie's Anteaters open the 2012 campaign at the RBI Tournament, which will be played at Minute Maid Park and the RBI facility in Houston, Feb. 17-19. UCI's home opener is against UNLV Feb. 20 and its first home weekend series is against Washington Feb. 24-26.