September 27, 2007
A meeting Saturday between two undefeated teams left the Huntington Beach Green Chargers perfect. Huntington combined a stingy defense with an offense that was able to penetrate a tough Costa Mesa defense to hand the Mustangs their first loss, 16-0, in a Pop Warner Football Pee Wee Division game. Treavon Coley rushed for a pair of touchdowns, and Tyler Macleod added both point-after kicks in the second quarter. Aaron Vargas and Allen Vogelsang came up with interceptions for a Green Chargers defense that also received outstanding play from Elijah Herrera, Matt Oakley, Bradley Dominick, Charles Mendola, Jake Dailey, Steven Tovatt and Peter Russo.
June 20, 2012
Costa Mesa has signed on to use Huntington Beach's police helicopter for three years, netting Huntington Beach at least $900,000 over the term of the contract. In a unanimous vote at Tuesday's City Council meeting, Costa Mesa leaders said the $300,000-per-year agreement with Huntington offered equal service to their own now-defunct helicopter program but at a fraction of the cost. The contract has an option to extend it annually for the fourth and fifth years. The two cities would reopen the contract for negotiating if the cost of fuel increased more than 10% during the preceding contractual year.
May 4, 2000
The Hurricanes out of Region 56 bounced back from a 1-0 loss in the morning to earn a 1-1 tie with Costa Mesa later in the day Saturday in boys Under-10 Orange County Spring League playoff action at Balearic Soccer Field in Costa Mesa. David Taylor broke a scoreless halftime tie with a second half goal to give the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead against Costa Mesa, but the host squad came back to score later in the half to forge the tie. Hurricane goalie David Johnson helped preserve the halftime tie by stopping four shots on goal.
November 10, 2005
Opponents of the proposed Poseidon desalination plant walked out of City Hall last week with a major victory, their biggest since Huntington Beach leaders turned down the plan's environmental report in December 2003. Unfortunately for them, the City Hall was across the Santa Ana River in Costa Mesa, and the vote didn't doom entirely the $250-million plant, which has come back from its earlier defeat. But the Costa Mesa decision not to allow Poseidon to put six miles of pipeline through that city is a crushing blow, one that certainly cannot help but weigh on Huntington Beach leaders as they decide on the future of the proposal at their Nov. 21 meeting.
September 22, 2005
Earlier this month, Peggy Gardner added a bench to her outdoor garden. That bench faces a large wall. The Costa Mesa resident enjoys sitting on the bench and staring at the wall. That's where this story ends. Artistic inspiration is where the story began. This spring, Gardner's next-door neighbor asked for her permission before erecting a dividing wall -- eight feet high and 70 feet long -- between the two properties. The wall replaced a nine-foot-tall hedge that was knocked down along with the neighbor's home to prepare for reconstruction.
September 7, 2006
One after another, Candace Tift's husband, parents, siblings and friends bent and kissed her flower-dressed coffin outside a Huntington Beach church last week. Tift, a young mother and teacher at Eastbluff Elementary, died Aug. 24 after she was hit by a car while riding her bike on West Coast Highway. She was 31 and the mother of a 15-month-old son, Owen. Family, friends and former and current students gathered at Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, the church where Tift was baptized, to remember the woman who reached out to many of the hundreds gathered together.
October 10, 2005
A two-car crash at Newport Boulevard and East 17th Street early Sunday resulted in the death of one passenger and left two people injured, police said. The person killed has been identified as Nacheli Garcia-Torres, 23, of Garden Grove, said Leslie Meader, Orange County supervising deputy coroner. Garcia-Torres was a front-seat passenger in a 1987 Acura LS driven by Jaime Grenado, 21, also of Garden Grove. Grenado is in police custody on suspicion of drunk driving, said Costa Mesa Police Sgt. Larry Hicks.
February 9, 2006
Seahawks can still tie for league title by beating Westminster.The Ocean View High boys' basketball team lost sole possession of first place in the Golden West League race Monday when host Costa Mesa held on for a 44-42 victory. The Seahawks, playing without starter Brad Sweezy, were led in scoring by Wynton Johnson, who finished with a game-high 16 points. Costa Mesa, which completed a season sweep of Ocean View, moved into first place with a 9-2 record. The Seahawks slipped to 8-2 but can earn no worse than a share of the league title with wins this week over Orange and Westminster.
May 29, 2001
Jennifer Kho COSTA MESA -- The City Council still doesn't have a permanent location for its skateboard park, but that isn't going to stop skateboarders and in-line skaters from riding on rails, quarter pipes, wedges and spines this summer -- with the city's blessing. A mobile skateboard park debuted May 19 at a Leadership Tomorrow event to paint tiles for renovations at Tewinkle Park. "It was really popular," said Rob Cavanaugh, recreation coordinator.
September 3, 2005
Thomas Schriber -- a co-founder of the Costa Mesa real estate company that played a major role in the redesign of Fashion Island -- plans to reduce his activities with the firm at the start of the new year. Schriber, currently chief executive and chairman of Costa Mesa-based Donahue Schriber, announced Monday that he intends to hand the chief executive's post to Patrick Donahue the firm's president and chief operating officer. He is also the brother of company co-founder Daniel Donahue, who died in 2002.