| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Probably more than any other instrument in an orchestra, the tuba has the sound of authority — big, brassy, deep and imposing.
For the young, struggling John Van Houten, that sound inspired the discipline he needed. The tuba instructor, who...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 8:20 PM
There are the statistics, the persona, the heroics and the tenacity that all combine to define Mike Wilder's four-year UC Irvine men's basketball career.
But any discussion of the 6-foot-2 senior swing man, whose status as big man on campus is as...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:02 PM
Sophomores Brandon Bauman and Jake Little, as well as freshman Jorge Sanchez, have been named first-team All-Orange Empire Conference in men's soccer.
Sophomore Baji Chela and freshman Frankie Muñoz represent the Pirates on the second team.
| Dec 29, 2012
| 11:09 PM
The Summer Olympics in London helped transfix the eyes of the sports world on representatives of Newport-Mesa.
No spotlight was as brilliant as that created when Misty May-Treanor and her partner met fellow Newport Harbor High alumnus April Ross and her...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:21 PM
To the untrained eye, the area of Costa Mesa's Fairview Park near the cliffs offers sweeping ocean views, but the grounds themselves may not look like much.
It's a mesa of dirt, brush, trails, mounds and rocks among bicycle tracks, footprints and paw...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:08 PM
It seems inconceivable that he's been gone four decades.
Polished and imperturbable, Joe Kroll was an Orange Coast College icon for 22 years. He exuded more charisma than any other OCC leader — ever. Students loved Kroll and labeled him "Joe Cool....
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Re. "Mailbag: Dogs are soiling Balboa Island beaches," (Oct. 3): Writer Dariela Wilson commented on a situation I often observe, people letting their dogs do their business on Balboa Island beaches despite the signs posted every block that clearly state,...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 11:38 PM
The Bird. Turtle. The Backstroke King.
They are known as three of Newport Harbor High's greatest athletes. Newport Harbor's "Big Three" can also be known as among the best in CIF Southern Section history.
George Yardley (basketball), Misty May-Treanor...
| May 7, 2013
| 7:14 PM
Newport Harbor High product Kirby Burnham and her USC teammate, Stevi Robinson, won the American Volleyball Coaches Assn. Collegiate Sand Volleyball Championship pairs event on Sunday in Gulf Shores, Ala.
Burnham and Robinson, the No. 1-seeded team,...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Harbor Day School in Newport Beach was built with a library at its center.
Students filter through it all day, and librarian-taught classes rotate in. The lessons often include activities such as kids feeding their "bookworm" earth worms or using...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:40 PM
William Ernest (Ernie/Coach) Johnson
Legendary football coach, Ernie Johnson, 87, of San Juan Capistrano, California passed away at his home on September 15, 2013.
Ernie was born October 12, 1925 in Bruceville, Texas to William and Bessie Johnson. The...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:18 PM
There are many reasons why the CdM Aquatics Grey 18-and-under boys' team plans to have a good time at this year's USA Water Polo Junior Olympics.
Two of the captains from last year's CdM high school team, Newport-Mesa Player of the Year Reid Chase...