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SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | October 2, 2008
They?ve got that first win. Now, the Marina Vikings want more. Fresh off a trophy-clinching victory over Huntington Beach, Marina returns to action tonight trying to add another victory under its belt. The Vikings will attempt to do just that when they take on the Orange Panthers at El Modena High in Orange. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Fred Kelly Stadium. Marina took home the perpetual trophy that goes to the winner of the Marina-Huntington Beach football game Sept. 25, which the Vikings hung on to win, 21-14, at Orange Coast College.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | October 1, 2008
“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install, A lovely bookshelf on the wall.” — Roald Dahl’s Oompa–Loompas In “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”   Thousands of young readers will descend on Orange Coast College this Sunday for the Fifth Annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival. The event includes readings and signings with top authors and illustrators, exhibits, several stages of live entertainment and a popular wild animal arena.
LOCAL
By Mike Sciacca | September 26, 2008
COSTA MESA — There wasn’t much suspense for the first three quarters of Thursday night’s matchup between Marina and Huntington Beach but the ending, well, it gave a whole new look to the game. Marina bolted to a two-touchdown lead on the Oilers, increased the advantage to 21 points in the third quarter, but then watched Huntington storm back only to fall a yard shy of keeping alive a potential score-tying drive late in the game. The Vikings hung on for a 21-14 nonleague victory at Orange Coast College.
SPORTS
September 25, 2008
Saturday?s football game between Golden West College and Orange Coast College, now known as ?The West-Coast Showdown,? went down to the wire, and it was Orange Coast that rallied to win the American Mountain Conference game. Ray Holley scored on a 1-yard run with 30 seconds left to give the Pirates a 16-13 victory over the Rustlers at OCC?s LeBard Stadium. Rustlers quarterback Michael VanDeripe completed 19 of 30 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns, both to wide receiver Lavasier Tuinei, who caught five passes for 128 yards.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | September 18, 2008
It wasn’t quite Friday Night Lights — it was a Thursday game, after all — but the feeling was still the same for Harold Eggers. Ocean View High’s new, yet not-so-new, football coach found out that you could come home again — yes, even for a third time — when he began his most recent stint in charge of the Seahawks program Sept. 11 against Calvary Chapel of Santa Ana at Orange Coast College. The setting, he said, was perfect for his return.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | September 13, 2007
The third weekend of the prep football season finds an interesting mix of games for Edison, Marina and Ocean View, while a fourth local, Huntington Beach, enjoys a bye week. Friday’s games Edison (2-0) at L.A. Jordan (1-1) (at L.A. Jordan High, 3 p.m.) It’s the third game of the year for Edison, and the third time that the Chargers will start a different quarterback when they visit Los Angeles Jordan for their earliest game time ever.
NEWS
By KATRINA FOLEY | May 24, 2007
In November 2002, Coast Community College District voters approved Measure C, a $370-million general obligation bond measure to fund facilities improvements at the district's three colleges — Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast. To date, more than $200 million has been spent on construction projects. As the chairwoman of the Measure C Citizens' Oversight Committee, I am proud to represent our community in ensuring that funds allocated to campus projects are used to benefit students and our communities.
LOCAL
By Kelly Strodl | February 8, 2007
The Huntington Beach Police Department just bought a new helicopter, but now they need an aviation mechanic. Fortunately for city officials, there's a nearby pool of qualified candidates at the only Federal Aviation Administration-certified Airframe and Powerplant program in the county. The program, offered at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, has provided students with the technical skills necessary to garner positions as certified mechanics in the aviation industry since 1969.
LOCAL
February 2, 2007
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FEATURES
By Kelly Strodl | February 1, 2007
Over the last 15 years, Scott Broberg has taken more than 20,000 photographs. Five years ago, while sifting through his work, he noticed patterns — some natural, others caused by tricks of the camera — but all somehow having a twin in their configuration with another photo in his collection. Broberg, the film and video department coordinator at Orange Coast College, says he noticed how a photo of a set of train tracks meandering along the industrial banks of Chicago mirrored another shot of a river curving through a Midwest countryside.
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