The district asked the court to reconsider its June 23 decision,
which nullified the sale of KOCE to the station's foundation and
ordered the district to either keep the station or sell it to the
highest cash bidder. Dallas-based Daystar, meanwhile, demanded that
the court immediately award it ownership of the station's license,
which the foundation currently holds.
On Monday, the court accepted both petitions. In the next month,
it will have to either issue a new opinion on each one or set up
* The Orange County Performing Arts Center concluded the second
week of its 14th annual Summer at the Center, a program in which
at-risk teenagers participate in music and dance workshops and give
three public performances on the final day. Forty students from
around Orange County participated in the program this year, out of
110 total who applied and went through an interview process.
Among the young singers and dancers this month was Sandy
Hernandez, a junior at the Mesa Education Center in Costa Mesa.
Sandy, 15, was inspired to apply for the show after seeing one of the
performances last summer.
"I just liked it -- all the singing and dancing," she said. "I
just felt really glad for all of them."
After stinging hundreds, jellyfish leave Newport
The jellyfish that stung area beachgoers and drove some people out
of the water started leaving toward the end of the week.
The waters off Newport Beach were crowded with the reddish-brown
globs, identified as black jellyfish, until midway through the week,
when Newport lifeguards reported seeing fewer and fewer of the
But the jellyfish did not depart without leaving a lasting
impression. Newport lifeguards treated hundreds of people for
jellyfish stings, an ouch often compared to that of a wasp or bee
sting. Lifeguards stocked towers with spray bottles of vinegar, a
quick antidote for anyone who came in contact with the stinging
U.S. Senate confirms Rep. Cox as SEC chairman
The U.S. Senate on Friday voted to confirm Newport Beach Rep.
Chris Cox as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, a