October 15, 2009
Editor?s note: These people have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. As with all suspects, they are considered innocent until proved guilty. ?Jennifer Crabtree-Robin, 35, Huntington Beach ?Daniel M. Coley, 23, Fullerton ?Gungor Kaya, 31, Anaheim ?Lucas J. Newbill, 29, Laguna Hills ?Justene N. Guthrie, 30, Mission Viejo ?Thomas Chapanar, 60, Seal Beach ?Jacqueline A. Shinn, 26, Huntington Beach ?
August 26, 2009
As he shuffled up to the TV screen, controller in hand, with the white band safely around his wrist, 84-year-old David Dong planted himself in front of the screen and adjusted the settings, before swinging back his left hand and letting the ball roll. “Strike,” the screen flashed, as an instant replay of all 10 pins falling over was shown. Dong bowled strike after double strike after turkey as he competed with Huntington Beach’s Michael E. Rodgers Senior Center team in a Nintendo Wii bowling tournament Aug. 19. Dong is one of 25 members of the Surf City Strikers and the current record holder, having scored a 299 in a game of digital bowling.
August 20, 2009
The Fountain Valley/Huntington Beach Five Star Dirt Dog White travel baseball team was somewhat of a Cinderella story. Playing in Cooperstown, New York, the 12-year-olds had been together for only a month. They were playing against teams that had been together for years. Yet, the slipper fit for the Dirt Dogs Sunday, as they captured the 12-year-old Cooperstown All-Star Village tournament championship by beating the Mission Viejo Thunder, 13-12. The Dirt Dog White team had previously been beaten by Mission Viejo in the week-long tournament, 11-3.
July 20, 2009
HUNTINGTON BEACH --- Sometimes the curveball didn’t curve and went behind the Ocean View batter. But, too often, it found the strike zone Sunday. South Mission Viejo pitcher Wesley VandenBranden shut down the Ocean View bats for much of the day as South Mission Viejo posted a 5-1 victory in the Little League Section 10 9/10-Year-Old All-Star tournament. South Mission Viejo advanced to the championship series Tuesday, while Ocean View will face Aliso Viejo tonight (Monday)
May 20, 2009
For this upcoming Memorial Day, I present the story of two men. One is searching for a path back in time to touch the spirit of his father. The other wants to help him get there. Ron Grubbs lost his dad at 4 years old. The Grubbs were stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro. On Nov. 18, 1950, Ron’s dad, 1st Lt. Willard M. “Bill” Grubbs, was part of a four-man flight aboard a USMC Beechcraft SNB-5. The plane was returning to El Toro from Arizona on a routine training flight.
February 26, 2009
Edison High was the lone local school to emerge safely from the opening week of play in the CIF Southern Section girls? basketball playoffs. The No. 3 Chargers (22-4) won their first two postseason games to earn a Division II-AA date Wednesday with host Centennial of Corona. The result of that game wasn?t available at press time. The winner of that game moves on to face the winner of another Wednesday quarterfinal game between Mira Costa and Buena in a semifinal match-up at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.