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  • UCI Men's Soccer Preview: Don't call it a comeback

    UCI Men's Soccer Preview: Don't call it a comeback
    The nick of time was unkind to the UC Irvine men's soccer team last season. But a closer look at the average time of the winning goal in the Anteaters' 10 one-goal defeats — the 91st minute including five overtime goals — indicates that it...
  • Whimsical stores belie struggle

    Whimsical stores belie struggle
    After spending Labor Day weekend on Catalina Island, Valinda Martin boarded a ferry for the short trip back to Newport Beach. The vessel bounced on the choppy water. Martin, seated in the back, landed hard as the boat rose and fell. Suddenly, she lost...
  • An exercise in building community

    An exercise in building community
    Instructor Kathy Andruss, 67, takes the stage at 9 a.m. sharp, donning her headset and best workout clothing. She turns up the dance version of a '90s hit tune and the seniors halt their conversations, hurrying to the center of the floor, eager to get...
  • Commentary: Running against the clock, in more ways than one

    There it is. Chapter 5 of Owen Barder's "Running for Fitness" describes age-related declines in muscle mass, lung elasticity and stride length and a loss of 9% to 10% aerobic capacity per decade. All this points to slowing down as we age. So when I...
  • The Amanda Workout

    CrossFit was founded by Greg Glassman after he trained Santa Cruz Police Department officers. The first CrossFit gym opened in Santa Cruz in the 1990s. The only machines in CrossFit gyms are for rowing. The exercises focus on functional movements, or...
  • Study describes distrust within city, but finds hope

    A new city study indicates that while Costa Mesa's municipal workforce feels disheartened at work, there is still momentum for positive changes. The 10-page report by Chip Espinoza, a Trabuco Canyon-based management consultant, was posted Thursday on...
  • Fitness: Locals join in on spin revolution

    Fitness: Locals join in on spin revolution
    Marisa Wayne has a tone of pride when she tells the story about how her father broke into show business and became a movie star and an American icon. It makes sense for her to be proud. Her father is John Wayne. "He played football for USC," said...
  • Bloodied up for disaster lesson

    Bloodied up for disaster lesson
    Blood trickles down 11-year-old Hope Martin's arm, staining her white T-shirt and streaking her leg as she bends down to tie her shoe. She turns to her classmate John Paul Bottazzi, whose arms, legs and face are covered in white body paint, to ask for...
  • The new school of learning

    The new school of learning
    The words "Common Core" don't hold special meaning to students in Terri Clarke's second-grade class at Newport Elementary. Unbeknownst to them, the lessons Clarke is implementing will have a profound effect on the way they are taught for the rest of...
  • Split council funds Fairview Park lights

    The eleventh-hour debate Tuesday about Costa Mesa's budget largely focused on a single line item: lighting for parking lots in and around Fairview Park. The council unanimously approved the $132.3-million budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year. A $650,000...
  • Faulkner: Soccer teams finding a will away

    Faulkner: Soccer teams finding a will away
    The fall semester is only a few weeks old, but already soccer players at local universities have experienced one of the great joys of collegiate life: an eventful road trip. The men's and women's teams at both UC Irvine and Vanguard came away with...
  • O.C. GOP boss defends role in 60th anniversary party

    The chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County told the O.C. Fair Board on Wednesday that his event management firm has "nothing to hide" when it comes to its contract with Costa Mesa's 60th anniversary party. Scott Baugh said he was responding...