November 19, 2009
Ocean View to host Midnight Madness Ocean View High will host a Midnight Madness from 10 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Ocean View gym. Admission is $2 at the door, and pizza and other snacks will be available for purchase. There will also be a CIF ring ceremony for the boys’ basketball team, which last year won the CIF Southern Section Division IV-AA title and advanced to the CIF State Division III championship game in Sacramento. Nogueira soccer Freshman of Year Stanford freshman Mariah Nogueira, a Marina High product, has been named the Pac-10 women’s soccer freshman of the year and was also selected to the conference’s first team.
November 12, 2009
COSTA MESA — Mike VanDeripe had 301 passing yards and three touchdowns as the Golden West College football team topped San Bernardino Valley, 41-21, on Saturday at Orange Coast College. It was the fifth straight victory for the Rustlers, who improved to 5-4, 5-1 in the American Mountain Conference. If they win Saturday against San Diego Southwestern they will be bowl-eligible. Brandon Grissom had four catches for 117 yards and two touchdowns against SBVC. Bryce Blake also had four catches, for 100 yards and score.
September 24, 2009
The Golden West College football team battled but was edged by rival Orange Coast, 24-21, Saturday at Orange Coast College. The Rustlers (0-3) were down, 24-14, with less than a minute to go, but quarterback Mike VanDeripe (269 yards) threw his third touchdown pass of the game to Brandon Grissom with 13 seconds left. After Golden West recovered the onside kick, a 53-yard field-goal attempt by Eric Torres was well short. Orange Coast came into the game ranked No. 19 in the state and No. 11 in Southern California.
September 17, 2009
The Fountain Valley Modern Technology School was hit with a class action complaint for allegedly misrepresenting the accreditation of its Ultrasound program. Three graduates of the program are claiming they were led to believe the program was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and they would be able to sit for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography licensing exam after graduating. The claim was filed Aug. 13, and the school has yet to respond.
September 10, 2009
Edison and Fountain Valley got early starts and opened with impressive wins over Artesia and Foothill. But, for the rest of the area high school football teams, Week Zero was a time for scrimmages and getting ready for a long regular season. This week, all seven area teams get down to game action. Marina plays its first game on a renovated Boswell Field tonight, and Huntington Beach celebrates the grand opening of renovated Cap Sheue Field on Friday. Meanwhile, Fountain Valley will tangle with Tesoro in a battle of standout Orange County teams.
June 11, 2009
The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees swore in its new student board member, Robert Lane, last week. A student at Golden West College, Lane will act as a representative for the more than 60,000 students who use the district’s services annually, but doesn’t have a vote on the board. He will also act as chairman for the District Student Council, comprising student representatives from the district’s three schools — Coastline Community College, Golden West College and Orange Coast College.
June 11, 2009
Thomas Barbish When Thomas Barbish started high school, he enjoyed skateboarding much more than studying. Ironically, though, it was his love of skateboarding that ended up making him a better student. When a friend recommended that he join the school’s industrial technology program, he gladly signed up — mostly because he wanted to build rails on which to perform skateboarding tricks. Once in the shop class, Thomas, 18, got hooked. By the end of his senior year, he still preferred welding to his other subjects, but he had pushed himself enough academically to have a new goal: to be the first member of his immediate family to graduate from college.
May 14, 2009
The Huntington Beach Adult School, 16666 Tunstall Lane, will hold a free Career and Community Fair from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday. The event, which is open to the public, will feature employment opportunities from organizations like Marriott Hotels, Orange Coast College, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Hilton Waterfront, Paychex, Golden West College, the Armed Services, Volt Services Group, Orange County One-Stop, Preferred In...
April 30, 2009
The South roster has been released for the 50th annual Brea Lions Orange County North-South Prep All-Star Football Game, and it includes six players from the Huntington Beach/Fountain Valley area. Offensive linemen Andy Palacios of Fountain Valley High (6 feet, 245 pounds) and Bryce Brantley of Edison (6-2, 225) were the lone offensive players selected. On the defensive end, linemen Will Andrew of Edison (6-2, 220) and Awwad Yasin of Fountain Valley (5-11, 180) were named, as were linebackers Artie O?
April 2, 2009
Hans Christian Andersen?s fairy tale ?The Princess and the Pea? chronicles how a prince puts a pea under 20 mattresses and 20 feather beds to see if a woman he took in as a guest is sensitive enough to feel it. Why? To see if she?s a princess he can marry, because only a princess could be that sensitive. What could be tougher than that? How about a ?Real OC? woman who won?t judge you by the kind of car you drive? That?s the central premise behind an update on Andersen?s classic story, ?