February 14, 2014
UC Irvine Pregame Vs. UC Riverside Saturday, 7 p.m. at Bren Events Center The UC Irvine men's basketball team returns to the court after six days off to battle the UC Riverside Highlanders in a Big West Conference game. The Anteaters (16-9, 7-2 in the Big West), ranked No. 22 in the CollegeInsider.com mid-major top 25, have won three straight and nine of their last 11. They defeated Riverside, 72-52, at Riverside on Jan. 11 in a game in which neither Will Davis, nor Mamadou Ndiaye played.
February 8, 2014
At several key instances in the Big West Conference game against visiting UC Davis on Saturday afternoon, the UC Irvine women's basketball team uttered a collective groan when one of its shot attempts bounded or swirled in-and-out. But, thanks in large part to the third double-double of the week for a UCI player, the Anteaters were able to prevail, 79-73, in overtime to complete a two-game home conference sweep for the week and inch up the congested Big West standings. Junior Methlyn Onomoguho loaded up on the stat sheet for the winners, producing 20 points and 13 rebounds for her second double-double of the week.
January 30, 2014
Michael V. Drake announced Thursday that he is stepping down as chancellor of UC Irvine to become president of Ohio State University. Drake, 63, who has been chancellor at UCI since 2005, will leave June 30, according to a statement made Thursday by the University of California President Janet Napolitano. In the coming weeks, Napolitano will create a committee to conduct a national search to find a new chancellor. UC Irvine Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Howard Gillman will serve as interim chancellor after Drake's departure.
January 23, 2014
Digging Too Deep Jill Amadio Mainly Murder Press ; 207 pages Jill Amadio's "Digging Too Deep" is the sort of book that will have you casting the movie version in your head as you read. Put the right director at the helm and these characters could net multiple Oscar nominations - John Malkovich, maybe, as the sinister music professor suspected of murder, or George Clooney as the avuncular Secret Service veteran with a yen for poetry. The English gossip columnist who arrives in America intent on solving a crime?
January 22, 2014
As a devoted newspaper man, Joseph Bell spent his life sharing stories. After two hours and more than a dozen speeches during Bell's memorial Tuesday night, it became clear that Bell's personality and humor touched just as many people as his widely published writing. Bell, a longtime Newport Beach resident known for his extensive publishing record as a freelance writer, journalism educator, author and Daily Pilot columnist, died on Thanksgiving 2013, members of his family said.