| May 21, 2011
| 10:07 PM
NORWALK — Newport Harbor High junior Ethan Cochran had the most crowd support of any competitor as he stepped into the ring for his first attempt at the discus Saturday afternoon at Cerritos College.
In addition to his Sailors coaches and...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 5:26 PM
John Vallely, the guest speaker at the 50th annual Athletic Awards Breakfast, challenged high school seniors with a question Wednesday morning.
Speaking about accomplishing feats, Vallely asked, "How will you ever know unless you dream big?"
| Jun 9, 2011
| 3:18 PM
Unlike any of his teammates, Sean Madigan has seen college baseball's promised land. He is a multiple-dog-pile survivor with a distinguished postseason pedigree whose UC Irvine career is either as many as eight wins or as few as two losses away from...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 9:38 PM
SANTA ANA — The chant at the end of the quarter break is not unfamiliar for the CdM Aquatics 18-and-under girls' team.
It's the same as the one the Sea Kings use during the high school season. Senior-to-be Pippa Saunders instructs her teammates...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 1:22 PM
The first sentence in the preface of my book that attempts to help new judges "learn the ropes" says, "The best decision I have ever made was in choosing my parents." That is true because they always gave me stability, boundaries, stimulation and love....
| Aug 29, 2011
| 8:12 PM
Costa Mesa High product Sharon Day is in 12th place after four events on the first day of competition in the heptathlon at the IAAF Track and Field World Championships on Monday in Daegu, South Korea.
The former Olympian will take 3,700 points into the...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 11:35 PM
Local schools welcomed in some new faces this fall.
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District hired five new principals — four elementary, one middle school — to take over as their predecessors were promoted, retired and moved out of state...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 8:24 PM
First of three parts.
COSTA MESA — As he tours Mesa Verde with prospective home buyers, Realtor Larry Weichman boasts of the neighborhood country club's heated swimming pool and acclaimed golf pro.
But when clients ask about the public schools,...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 8:37 PM
Second of two parts.
COSTA MESA — Many nights she sipped tea and listened to other parents complain.
They questioned the academic rigor of Adams Elementary, the school just down the block. Some told rumors of Spanish speakers slowing down...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 10:48 PM
Last of three parts.
COSTA MESA — Jill Fales remembers moving to Mesa Verde three years ago and hearing neighborhood parents recite stereotypes in an effort to dissuade her from enrolling her son in the elementary school down the street.
| Nov 18, 2011
| 9:29 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Former Newport Beach Mayor Doreen Demond Marshall died of natural causes at her home Nov. 9.
The longtime Lido Isle resident, who served on the City Council for nearly a decade, was also known for her charitable contributions. She...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 9:58 PM
IRVINE — When UC Irvine supporters approached Scott Brooks about lending his name to a golf tournament to raise money for the school's athletic department, it likely had more to do with the cachet the Oklahoma City Thunder coach who starred for...