| 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 23, 2013
| 9:51 PM
At 78, Bob Hailey, a former Newport Harbor High track and field coach, says he cannot get around as good as he used to because of a bad right leg. He lost mobility in that leg 34 years ago, when a drunk driver hit him.
Then 17 years ago, he lost that...
| 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 3, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Walter August Frome, Jr.
December 2, 1924 - July 1, 2013
Walter A. Frome, Jr. was raised in the small town of Black Earth, Wisconsin, just outside Madison. Growing up, Wally attended Black Earth Elementary and High School where he excelled academically...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 3:56 PM
I talked to another of my favorite people from the harbor this week. Joyce Ibbetson, who has been the boating program director for UC Irvine for the past 34 years, took some time to answer a few of my questions.
I first met Joyce when I was a student...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:19 AM
Estancia High School senior Erik Cerros will be the third person in his family to go to college, following the lead of his two older sisters.
He'll be the second of the siblings to get there with help from the Westside Costa Mesa nonprofit Save Our...
| 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...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 10:49 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — The USA Water Polo Junior Olympics is billed as the largest water polo tournament in the country. Teams from across the nation have descended on Orange County for the eight-day tournament.
But travel fatigue will not be an excuse...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:49 PM
MISSION VIEJO — One thing most people have noticed about Cleo Harrington is that she tends to play her best in the biggest moments.
In 2011-12, she stepped in as a sophomore and helped the Newport Harbor High girls' water polo team win the CIF...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 9:58 PM
SANTA ANA — Stephania Haralabidis, who moved to Southern California from Greece last year, still can't always articulate her feelings well in English.
But that doesn't stop the feisty Corona del Mar High graduate, who will play water polo at USC...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 10:23 PM
IRVINE — Carly Christian is used to being called the underdog.
She heard it often during her last two years at Newport Harbor High. That didn't stop her from helping lead the Sailors to the 2012 CIF Southern Section Division 1 title, and a...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:31 PM
After a year of full-time employment with the city of Costa Mesa, a worker represented by the current contract for general employees receives 92 hours of paid vacation.
But the city recently proposed a two-year labor contract that would slash that...