Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: Daily Pilot HomeCollectionsWater
IN THE NEWS

Water

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
May 3, 2014
The article "The Fading of the Grand Canal " (April 27) contains a lot of truth. Newport Beach used to dredge it every decade or two. I was a child living on the canal, and I remember watching the work. Workers did it correctly, at high tide only, taking sand from the center and piling it up under water so it could compact properly and stay put. The last time workers dredged the canal, in about the 1980s, they did it fast and incorrectly. They dredged at any time, and the sand wasn't piled up under water.
NEWS
February 9, 2008
Mesa Consolidated Water District President James F. Atkinson is this year’s recipient of the Excellent in Leadership Award from Leadership Tomorrow, a civic empowerment organization. Atkinson, a former organization board member, was recognized for his efforts to promote awareness of the city’s water infrastructure, Chairwoman Stephanie Murguia said. “He has donated countless hours to our nonprofit organization, in addition to the time he spends on critical water issues as president of the Mesa Board,” she said.
NEWS
July 2, 2005
Andrew Edwards Word on the beach has it that the water's cold, too cold. "If you stay in there for more than a minute, it just numbs," beachgoer Jacob Chavez said after a group of friends threw him into the waves. "Your legs, they feel like ice." Chavez, who lives in Glendora, visited the beach between the Balboa and Newport piers Friday. Around noon, many of the people visiting that stretch of shore were lounging on the sand overlooking the water.
NEWS
July 19, 2000
Sue Doyle NEWPORT BEACH -- People packing local beaches for relief from rising temperatures in inland cities may have found a little more cooling than they bargained for Tuesday as water temperatures chilled to icy levels. Breezy winds from the west are to blame for the dramatic drop in water temperature, which plummeted to the low 60s. However, cool water was certainly a sought-after commodity Tuesday as temperatures spiked to more than 90 degrees throughout the county, and even 92 degrees in Costa Mesa, sending many searching for ways to beat the heat.
NEWS
December 29, 2003
Alicia Robinson State funds from Proposition 13 will pay for an expansion of Orange County CoastKeeper's citizen water-monitoring program that will start in February, CoastKeeper project manager Ray Hiemstra said. Proposition 13 is a $2-billion bond for water-quality improvement approved by California voters in 2000. The first round of funding is now becoming available, and CoastKeeper will get $180,000, Hiemstra said. The coastal protection organization began its citizen monitoring in January 2001 with money from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, and the program has been a big success, he said.
FEATURES
By Michael Miller | November 24, 2006
Linda White's favorite subject is always changing. It turns colors in different light, reflects the world above it, rarely holds its shape for more than an instant. The artist does her painting at a home studio in Balboa, but most of her research comes from peering over the side of a boat. On Nov. 1, White's one-woman painting show, "Impressions of Water," opened at the Newport Beach Central Library. The oil paintings in the show, most of which capture the patterns and colors of sun on the water, came from her trips to the Sea of Cortez, the Mexican coast and just off the beach in Newport.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | July 21, 2006
CORONA DEL MAR ? It's hard out there for a pelican. After a June 22 collision with a car windshield in Laguna Beach, a now-recovered California brown pelican nicknamed "Crash" was released at the water's edge in Corona del Mar State Beach Thursday. Workers from Huntington Beach's Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center, which nursed the young female bird back to health, also released 10 other pelicans that had been victims of fishing lines and hooks or starvation. Crash may have hit the car because she'd been poisoned by domoic acid, a substance produced by red tide algae that is eaten by fish, which are then eaten by birds.
NEWS
By: Lindsay Sandham | September 2, 2005
Recognizing that many people are afflicted with a passion for the nautical lifestyle, and that there is no television programming specifically for them, Gregg Baum and his stepbrother Chip Plested created "Water on the Brain." The television show, which features boat owners exploring the waters, will premiere Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on Channel 3 of Cox Communications cable systems. Two years ago, Baum asked Plested what kind of TV show he would create if he had the opportunity.
FEATURES
By Ron Vanderhoff | February 2, 2008
One of the significant natural processes on earth is the soil?s ability to act as a cleansing filter for water. Water, either from rainfall or irrigation, eventually finds its way back into the ocean or into underground water-storing aquifers. In urban spaces such as most of Orange County, however, we?ve covered much of our landscape with solid, impermeable surfaces that do not allow water to filter back into the earth. Additionally, most of us live on properties that have been designed specifically to remove water from our properties, and to do it as quickly as possible.
FEATURES
By Jana Colver | June 7, 2008
If anybody has ever lived near water or known the joys of going for walks along the edge of a stream, river or ocean, gone swimming or fishing, taken a boat ride, or even just looked at water from a vantage point, you understand its magic. Water soothes our souls, provides mystery and allure, creates history and, most importantly, sustains life! Here are some titles at the Newport Beach Public Library that revolve around this glorious liquid: “Rivers of America” by Tim Palmer: An explorer, conservationist, photographer and writer, Palmer reminds us that there would be no life without water.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
May 3, 2014
The article "The Fading of the Grand Canal " (April 27) contains a lot of truth. Newport Beach used to dredge it every decade or two. I was a child living on the canal, and I remember watching the work. Workers did it correctly, at high tide only, taking sand from the center and piling it up under water so it could compact properly and stay put. The last time workers dredged the canal, in about the 1980s, they did it fast and incorrectly. They dredged at any time, and the sand wasn't piled up under water.
Advertisement
SPORTS
May 1, 2014
UC Irvine junior Danielle Warde has been named Big West Conference Player of the Year in women's water polo. Warde, who led the Anteaters with 56 goals on the way to the Big West regular-season and tournament titles, is one of five UCI players on the first team. UCI's Dan Klatt was named Coach of the Year. Warde, a utility player, becomes the third UCI player to earn the conference's top individual honor, joining Gianna Rossi in 2009 and current teammate Jessy Cardey, who collected the award in 2011 and 2012.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | April 29, 2014
IRVINE - Do not underestimate the girls' water polo contingent on the Corona del Mar High girls' swim team. Two weeks ago it was junior Grace Morgan stepping in on the "A" relays, helping CdM win the Battle of the Bay for another year. On Tuesday afternoon at University High, sophomore Bridgett Storm took center stage. Storm sure picked a great time to win her first 200-yard freestyle race of the season. She gave her team some early-meet momentum, helping CdM accomplish something it hadn't done in eight years.
NEWS
By Mike Whitehead | April 25, 2014
Ahoy! I receive numerous emails every day from people seeking nautical information, and not everyone is a boater. They want to know what a boat is worth, get navigational tips for a voyage and learn the long-range weather forecast because they will be attending a wedding in six months. I try to answer my emails, but some are left on the cutting room floor because either I simply do not know why your 1970 OMC outboard engine will not start or I am traveling to distance ports. However, the Internet is a great tool for finding answers.
SPORTS
April 17, 2014
WOMEN'S WATER POLO UC Irvine 10, Long Beach State 7 The host Anteaters clinched their third straight Big West Conference regular-season championship behind four goals from Danielle Warde and eight saves from Jillian Yocum on Thursday. No. 6-ranked UCI (21-7, 5-0 in conference) has now won five Big West regular-season crowns. The 'Eaters led, 3-1, after the first period and were not outscored in any of the three remaining quarters. No. 10-ranked Long Beach State fell to 18-10, 2-3. UCI finishes the regular season Friday at 7 p.m. against No. 12 Loyola Marymount at Anteater Aquatics Complex.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | April 17, 2014
Corona del Mar High sophomore Maddie Musselman can't help but notice all of the Olympians helping out with the CdM water polo program. Olympians Kelly Rulon and CdM alumna Tumua Anae are coaching on the CdM Grey girls' club team for CdM Aquatics. Four-time Olympian Ryan Bailey has been helping out with the CdM boys' program for the last several years. "I just think that's so cool," Musselman said. Some people say that Musselman is a future Olympian too. It's not a stretch at all, considering that she made her debut with the U.S. senior national team last December at the Canada Cup and has been participating in national team scrimmages with Coach Adam Krikorian since the high school water polo season ended.
NEWS
By Emily Foxhall and By Emily Foxhall | April 15, 2014
While some Newport Beach residents eagerly await the opening of Marina Park in two years, others already have cause for celebration. They've been promised some of the location's sand. To make way for the 23-slip marina planned for the new Balboa Peninsula park, crews will soon dredge more than 40,000 cubic yards of material from the harbor and redistribute it throughout the city's shoreline. It's a perfect source for reusable beach material — a highly sought-after commodity for beach dwellers who experience, quite literally, life's shifting sands.
NEWS
March 24, 2014
I recently received an email showing a home water report from Newport Beach. Needless to say, my family and I are water hogs compared to our "average neighbors," and downright gluttons next to our "efficient neighbors. " Once I recovered from this assault on our civic identity and environmental conscience (will we ever be green?), I scrolled down to "Who are your Neighbors?" in hopes of finding a role model. Alas, as I feared, neighborliness is a construct of assumptions, statistics and, probably, an algorithm or two. I suspect our soggy status reflects a profile compiled by the city that bears little resemblance to our actual situation.
Daily Pilot Articles Daily Pilot Articles
|