May 22, 2013
The Bulls remained in the winner's bracket side of the Ocean View Little League Minor A Division postseason tournament Sunday by defeating the Red Wings, 7-5. The Red Wings, who had rolled to two previous postseason wins before meeting the Bulls, took the early lead when Aiden Daniels hit a three-run home run in the first inning. The Bulls came back with a five-run second inning to go in front. Christopher Soto led the way for the Bulls, throwing the last 3 2/3 innings in relief.
May 15, 2013
Alec Muirhead singled in Matt Hernandez with the winning run in the top of the sixth and the Red Wings won for the second time in as many days when they knocked off the Bats, 5-4, in an Ocean View Little League Minor A Divison game Saturday. The Red Wings built a 3-0 lead in the first inning with a two-run double from Aiden Daniels being the key blow. The Bats drew even with three runs of their own in the second as Jake D'Amico doubled in a pair of runs. Daniel Kotkosky earned the victory with three innings of no-hit relief.
April 3, 2013
The Hot Rods, Iron Pigs and Red Wings went into spring break on a winning note as each picked up victories Saturday in Ocean View Little League Minor A Division play. Hot Rods 11, Bats 9: The Hot Rods outlasted the Bats in a game where the teams combined for 21 hits. Antonio Ventimiglia went three for three with a double, Nick Madole doubled twice, Micah Kennedy singled and doubled and Gavin Kells singled for the Hot Rods. AJ Hurtado pitched two innings, giving up only one run. Kells, Ventimiglia, Quentin Custodio and Madole all saw relief action.
January 2, 2013
It was something Butterfly Park had not seen in years - butterflies. Parts of the 7-acre city-owned land, formerly known as Gibbs Park, served as an overwinter resting shelter for butterflies that were flying south to warmer temperatures. But after years of neglect, the park began to break down and butterflies stopped coming. That's when the park received a new nickname from the residents - Scary Park. Dead trees, homeless people and 3-foot-tall grass were all that was left of the insect rest stop, according to Park Restoration Coordinator Leslie Gilson.
May 2, 2012
At 14, Olivia Jaber has mastered one of the key tools to being a lawyer, teacher, researcher, journalist - even politician. Proof? The Pegasus School eighth-grader is the top debater in the country for her age group. Olivia, a Newport Beach resident, received the Golden Gavel award for placing first during the 2012 Middle School Public Debate Program's 10th annual nationals competition, said Jim Conti, the Pegasus teacher who coaches the debate team. "It still hasn't really hit me yet," Olivia said.
September 28, 2011
Was it an earthquake? An explosion? What was that strange eruption that took place on Beach Boulevard between Ellis and Talbert avenues at about 1:15 p.m. Sunday? Wait. It was more than 100 intense Buffalo Bills fans reacting to their team's wild win over the New England Patriots. The place is Buffalo Wings 'n Things, 18302 Beach Blvd., where each Sunday since 1989 the Bills faithful have gathered to cheer on their team. It all started just after owner Don Hayes (a dyed-in-the-wool Brooklynite who has never been to Buffalo)
July 28, 2010
Editor's note: Last in a three-part series about the effects of the Obama administration's health-care reform on Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley health-care providers and their patients. It was a small gathering on a quiet day in one of Orange County's quieter cities, but the group surrounding the stage looked like a who's-who of the area's right-wingers. Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Assemblyman Van Tran and local Republican Party Chairman Scott Baugh took turns at the microphone.
May 13, 2010
O ne person will go home this weekend with $1,000 after the 18th annual Duck-A-Thon. One very lucky, random person. The charity event, which raises funds for AltaMed's Huntington Beach Community Clinic, takes the form of a race, as thousands of rubber ducks are dropped off the Huntington Beach Pier. The first duck to make it back to shore nets $1,000 for the person who bought it, and the next 59 garner a prize of some kind. But there is no handicapping the Duck-A-Thon, event coordinator Carol Speaker said.
April 29, 2010
The star stood a head shorter than most of the people around her, but she was hard to miss in her blue military coat with silver pilot wings pinned over the left pocket. As a crowd gathered Tuesday afternoon outside the Edwards Cinema at Fashion Island, Huntington Beach resident Vi Cowden prepared to see “Wings of Silver: The Vi Cowden Story” on the big screen for the first time. The weekend before, the film by Christine and Mark Bonn had won the Audience Award at the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival.
February 24, 2010
I love living in a city where pelicans get so much press. This paper did a wonderful job last week covering some recent news (“A long-awaited flight,” Feb. 18), and I had just been to the Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center the week before that after learning about the dozens of sick birds. Perhaps it’s because I’m partial to pelicans, but still, any opportunity to watch the volunteers at the center work their magic is always a rewarding experience. The morning I went to hang around and observe, there were but three people there, yet they seemed to be doing the work of at least twice as many, methodically weighing, treating, feeding and tending to literally dozens of brown pelicans in their Pacific Coast Highway facility.