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  • Quite the characters

    Quite the characters
    Nearly 70 Corona del Mar Intermediate School students were honored for their "good character" in a special ceremony Monday morning in the gymnasium. And it didn't take long for Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry to quote the late John Wooden — in...
  • Mesa Musings: Loud and clear

    I experienced a mini-epiphany recently on my early morning walk. Feeling gloomy, I had my eyes riveted on the sidewalk. I ignored the azure sky, the puffy clouds above me and the fresh breeze coming off the Catalina Channel as I relived my most recent...
  • MLB Draft: More locals drafted

    Vinnie St. John Jr. couldn't make the baseball team at USC last season. "The coaches told me because I had [solely] become a pitcher that they didn't think I would be able to play on the collegiate level," said Vinnie St. John, who joined the Trojans as...
  • Omar Oliver Orr: March 7, 1924 - May 20, 2010

    Omar Oliver Orr: March 7, 1924 - May 20, 2010
    Long-time Newport Beach resident Omar O. Orr has passed away after a relatively brief illness. Omar was born March 7, 1924 in Los Angeles to Jesse Theron and Rebekah Parker Orr and grew up in Huntington Park. He was graduated from Huntington Park High...
  • Duo shares MVP

    Corona del Mar High senior outside hitters Weston Nielsen and Joey Booth shared the Pacific Coast League MVP honor in boys' volleyball after helping the Sea Kings win their eighth straight PCL championship. Nielsen and Booth also led CdM (23-9, 10-0...
  • Irrelevant Week XXXV: Toone has a short week

    Irrelevant Week XXXV: Toone has a short week
    Mr. Irrelevant is usually cut in training camp, not during the week Newport Beach worships him for being the last pick in the NFL Draft. Tim Toone is Mr. Irrelevant XXXV, but his week has been cut short. Instead of the usual six or seven days, Mr....
  • Calling the Shots: A good time for a party

    Late Saturday night on a lush backyard in Newport Beach, UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel played the guitar with an 80s cover band, Flashback Heart Attack. They performed, "Jesse's Girl," the Rick Springfield hit that's about a guy who pines for his...
  • Two finalists for police chief, sources say

    Two police veterans each with more than 20 years' experience in metropolitan departments are now finalists for the position of Newport Beach police chief, city officials said Tuesday. The candidates are retired Los Angeles Police Department Asst....
  • Irrelevant Week XXXV: A relevant helping hand

    Irrelevant Week XXXV: A relevant helping hand
    Being from Texas, Homer Bludau knows a little bit about football. He probably wouldn't be hanging around a throwback player like Paul Salata if that weren't the case. As the former city manager of Newport Beach, Bludau jokes that it was his job to...
  • The Bell Curve: And we are all connected

    A weekend of contrasts, if anyone was listening, or watching. Just for starters, the humility of John Wooden opposite the arrogance of Mike Garrett -- with politicians gearing up for the next round of half-truths and slander from the sidelines. The...
  • Briefs: Williams strikes again

    Corona del Mar High striker Reed Williams has scored on the national stage. The senior was one of a dozen boys' soccer players making the ESPN RISE Winter All-American team after leading the Sea Kings to their first CIF Southern Section Division IV...
  • Former Sailors duel again

    Former Sailors duel again
    On Father's Day, Newport Harbor High volleyball coach Dan Glenn didn't watch two of his girls play in the sand. While Glenn's former star players, April Ross and Misty May-Treanor, spent their Sunday on opposite sides of the net in Virginia Beach, Va.,...