October 21, 2002
Send AROUND TOWN items to the Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627; by fax to (949) 646-4170; or by calling (949) 574-4298. Include the time, date and location of the event, as well as a contact phone number. A complete listing is available at www.dailypilot.com. TODAY An eight-week course providing an in-depth look at substance abuse among athletes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. at Orange Coast College.
September 27, 2002
The Daily Pilot's list of the 103 Most Influential People of the Newport-Mesa Community (DP 103, Wednesday) should have included the dean of the only fully accredited graduate school in Newport-Mesa: Dean Neil Cogan, of Whittier Law School. I hope you will consider his inclusion next year. TYLER T. OCHOA Costa Mesa EDITOR'S NOTE: Tyler T. Ochoa is a professor and co-director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law at Whittier Law School.
August 14, 2002
Deirdre Newman Police officials on Monday arrested a 67-year-old man in connection to a March murder that was previously deemed an accident. Edward Sansing was taken into custody at 2:43 p.m. Monday on suspicion of killing 56-year-old Joanne Stern, whom he lived with in her two-story Costa Mesa townhome in the 2700 block of Longwood Court, near Fairview Park, said Costa Mesa Police Lt. Dale Birney. The two were friends, and Sansing rented a room from her, Birney said.
July 24, 2002
More than 3,050 candidates for graduation received their diplomas and certificates during commencement ceremonies at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in June. Of the more than 3,000 degrees conferred at two ceremonies, about 210 were master's degrees. Graduates from Costa Mesa include Damien Isaias Alvarado, Rodrigo Ernesto Bolanos, Christopher Howard Boyd, Nicholas David Breslin, Kaitlyn Joann Bourgeois and Michael Thomas Steinfeld. Graduates from Newport Beach include Kari Marie Anderson and Amanda Marie Kent, and Myles Hal Davis from Balboa Island.
July 13, 2002
Ken and Jan Wirgler of Newport Beach would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Wirgler of Newport Beach, to Thomas Kearney of Tustin. The bride-elect graduated from Corona del Mar High School and Concordia University, and is attending Whittier Law School. The future bridegroom, son of Virginia Kearney of Tustin, graduated from Woodbridge High School and Vanguard University. A November wedding is planned at St. James Episcopal Church in Newport Beach.
July 1, 2002
COSTA MESA - Noted sports attorney Leigh Steinberg will speak on his life, career and best-selling book, "Winning With Integrity: Getting What You're Worth Without Selling Your Soul," Monday at 7 p.m. in Classroom 7 at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa. Steinberg has 25 years of sports business experience and is the founding partner of Steinberg & Moorad, a law firm representing more than 150 high-profile professional athletes. He is also the chairman and CEO of Assante Enterprises, a multi-billion-dollar Canadian wealth management firm that handles financial matters for clients such as Tom Cruise and David Letterman.
June 27, 2002
Deepa Bharath NEWPORT-MESA -- Community members reacted with shock and disbelief at a federal appeals court decision Wednesday that, for the first time ever, declared the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional because of the words "under God" added by Congress in 1954. The ruling, if upheld, means schoolchildren can no longer recite the pledge, at least in the nine Western states covered by the court. In a 2-1 decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal said the phrase amounts to a government endorsement of religion in violation of the Constitution's Establishment Clause, which requires a separation of church and state.
June 19, 2002
Two students from St. Joachim School in Costa Mesa, Jeff O'Brien and Will Crook, were honored by the American Lung Assn. of Orange County for their submissions to the group's poster and poetry contest. The contest was geared toward educating younger generations on air quality and asked students to submit artwork that depicted what clean air means to them. O'Brien won first place in the preschool through kindergarten category, and Crook won second. The students were given their awards at the annual Clean Air Award ceremony held May 29. . . . The National Assn.
May 10, 2002
-- Deirdre Newman South Coast Plaza developer Henry Segerstrom is being honored by Whittier Law School for his dedication to the city and the Orange County community. Segerstrom will receive an honorary degree during Whittier Law School's 34th commencement on May 19 along with Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer and retired Orange County Superior Court Judge Bruce Sumner. Segerstrom is managing partner of C.J. Segerstrom & Sons -- developer, owner and manager of South Coast Plaza, Metro Pointe and most recently Home Ranch.
March 20, 2001
Send AROUND TOWN items to the Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627; by fax to (949) 646-4170; or by calling (949) 574-4298. Include the time, date and location of the event, as well as a contact phone number. A complete listing is available at o7 http://www.dailypilot.com.f7 TODAYOutdoor companies will display their services and products from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. There will also be a film festival at 7 p.m. Festival is $8. (714)