| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 8:35 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Charlie Umansky has competed in a variety of sports at Estancia High School, including water polo, basketball, golf, track and field, swimming and volleyball. He knows plenty about the rivalry with Costa Mesa High School and the...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 11:35 AM
COSTA MESA — To Costa Mesa native Dan Bradley, it wasn't a question of if he would open Memphis Café, but when.
A UCLA graduate and former club promoter, Bradley, 44, knew he wanted to open the restaurant in his hometown.
A marketing executive...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 8:01 PM
Daily Pilot reporter Mike Reicher has placed first and second in the investigative reporting category in a statewide journalism contest for his work on a politician who did not live in a legislative district he sought to represent and a legal flap...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 5:45 PM
The effect of the state's fiscal crisis in higher education tore through cyberspace this week, landing painfully into the e-mail inboxes of many hopeful high school seniors. The University of California and California State University decisions were...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 6:43 PM
James Kaprielian was stumped.
Asked what seemed like a fairly innocuous question, the Beckman High pitcher could only muster an "Uhhhh …"
Finally, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound junior with an 89-mph fastball answered, "Travel ball, I think."
| Mar 29, 2011
| 12:59 PM
Murton Louis Munson
Murton L. (Murt) Munson passed away unexpectedly on March 20, 2011. He was born November 14, 1934 in Los Angeles, Ca. to Louis and Lilian Munson. Murt graduated from Inglewood H.S. in 1952.
In 1954 he entered the Naval Cadet...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 9:47 PM
The first time Ryan Andrews picked up the shot and spun around to throw it, he said he felt awkward. It was just him and a ball inside the ring.
He went to Newport Harbor High to play football. The throwing, he thought that was what quarterbacks do....