November 1, 2007
Elaine Petty Shaw Parker, 83, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2007 in Corona, California. Born on June 20, 1924 in Ogden, Utah, Elaine was one of three children born to William Orley and Virgel Petty Shaw. Robert Frank Shaw, deceased; William Orley Shaw, Jr. (Lynnette), Centerville, Utah. Elaine married Wallace Lock Parker on March 12, 1945 in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple. He preceded her in death on August 22, 1995.
August 16, 2007
A.K.A. “Liz” Born: August 30,1922 Died: August 13,2007 Betty Ann McCormick, known to everyone as Liz, passed away unexpectedly and quickly, due to complications associated with living to the ripe old age of 85. She is survived by her daughter, Megan McCormick (partner Brian) of Tucson, AZ.; son, Steve McCormick (spouse Debbie) of Huntington Beach and her two grand-daughters, Haley McCormick and Wednesday McCormick. After her husband, John McCormick, passed away in 1999, she resided with her daughter in Salt Lake City, Utah, until they relocated to Tucson, Arizona in 2003.
July 3, 2007
There will be some familiar mascots coming to Orange County to mix it up with Peter the Anteater during the upcoming UC Irvine men's basketball season. Non-conference games against former Big West Conference counterparts the Nevada Wolf Pack and the Utah State Aggies highlight the Anteaters' schedule that was released on Monday. Coach Pat Douglass' Anteaters open with an exhibition game against Cal Baptist Nov. 6 and the regular-season opener versus Loyola Marymount Nov. 9. Both of those contests are scheduled to be played at Crawford Court due to floor and seating renovations at the Bren Center.
February 26, 2007
IRVINE — Senior closer Blair Erickson is providing more than All-American quality at the back end of the bullpen for this year's UC Irvine baseball team. So while Erickson's 46th career save capped an 11-7 nonconference win Sunday over visiting Utah and allowed him to tie the Big West Conference career saves record, Erickson was more eager to goad than gloat. "It's just another save," said the 6-foot-1, 225-pound right-hander, who had 17 saves as a freshman, 10 as a sophomore, 13 last season and now six in 2007.
February 25, 2007
IRVINE — So far this season, the pen is mightier than the rotation for the UC Irvine baseball team. That trend held true Saturday night, even when the rotation borrowed from the bullpen to give former reliever Wes Etheridge his first start. Etheridge was solid through five innings and left with a 3-2 lead. But when visiting Utah rallied to tie the score in the seventh off Cole Hathcock, the bullpen was, once again, willing to prove it had the starters' back. Anteaters relievers Dylan Axelrod, Tom Calahan and Blair Erickson combined for three shutout innings to help the hosts rally for a 5-3 nonconference victory at Anteater Ballpark.
January 19, 2007
The Arches restaurant has long been known as the place where famous people go to grab a bite to eat in Newport Beach. Little did owner Dan Marcheano know that one of those big names was on his staff. Arches' maitre d' and waiter for more than a decade Greg Weaver is recognized as a pioneer in the surfing community. For more than 40 years, Weaver traversed the globe, documenting the evolution of surf culture in the hottest and often most-secret spots in the world. Recently Weaver worked along with director Greg Schell to edit years of previously lost footage into a full-length film that will be screened this weekend in Park City, Utah.
February 10, 2006
The Sundance Film Festival isn't the only creative-arts competition going on in Utah this time of the year. College theater companies are crowding into the Beehive State in a quest for recognition in the nation's capital. Costa Mesa's Vanguard University is among the colleges vying in the Kennedy center American College Theater Festival's southwest region competition, taking place all next week in Cedar City, Utah. It's the second year in a row for the local thespians, who took last season's production of "The Lion in Winter" to the 2005 festival in Arizona.
April 25, 2005
Barry Faulkner An NFL draft that began Saturday with the selection of a Utah hero, ended Sunday by refocusing a more subtle spotlight on the southwest corner of the state. But St. George, Utah native Andy Stokes, chosen by the New England Patriots with the 255th and final pick to become Mr. Irrelevant XXX, seemed no less enthused about his football future than former Utah quarterback Alex Smith, who went No. 1 to the San Francisco 49ers. As Mr. Irrelevant, Stokes will be the featured guest of the 30th annual Irrelevant Week celebration, scheduled June 20-25 in Newport Beach.
November 11, 2004
Rick Devereux Corona del Mar High senior Taylor Meehan is getting used to making transitions from spacious environments to more crowded surroundings. The 18-year old Meehan moved from Park City, Utah, to Balboa Island last year and switched from inside linebacker on the football team to defensive end in the fourth week of the season following injuries to the regular starter on the defensive line. "The biggest difference [between Utah and California]
September 30, 2004
Georges Roudanez After finishing his freshman year of final exams at Corona del Mar High School, I promised my son an adventure trip as a reward for a job well done. In July, Marc and I embarked on an 11-day, father-son adventure trip to Utah. The first day, we took off in the car early from our home in Corona del Mar, made a stop in Las Vegas for lunch, then stopped at the Moapa Tribal fireworks store just east of Las Vegas. The store had eight aisles, each 80 feet long, filled with a vast array of fireworks and firecrackers.