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By: | October 5, 2005
Jonathan Bass, a 2002 Newport Harbor High School graduate, was recently promoted to the rank of corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. He also received a three-year Good Conduct Medal. Bass, who joined the Marines in August 2001 and graduated from boot camp in October 2002, works in aviation electronics in Beaufort, S.C., where he is stationed. Bass is the son of Jeff and Jeanine Bass of Costa Mesa. Raelyn Drury of Newport Beach is one of 78 Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation recipients from California for the 2005-06 academic year.
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By: Elia Powers | August 20, 2005
More than 30 youth and teen dancers locked arms and slithered across the stage, while singing a classic George Gershwin tune. Artistic director Jimmy Hippenstiel danced along with the summer students at the Musical Theatre Academy of Orange County's Summer on Broadway program. And he still managed to notice when a performer was out of step. "This is correct. This is incorrect. This is really incorrect," Hippenstiel said as he shuffled his feet and moved to the piano music.
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By: | September 10, 2005
1. What is a central issue that could hold up plans for residential towers in north Costa Mesa? A. No one is sure how tall they will be B. The traffic that more people living in the area might bring C. Neighbors are complaining about the building designs D. Debate about need for a new freeway offramp 2. Costa Mesa High School construction work, which was completed in July and paid for by Measure A funds, included...
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By: Elia Powers | August 6, 2005
The news crews, civilian volunteers and aid workers have slowly departed from the devastated areas of Southeast Asia, where throngs of people continue to live without means after December's tsunami. Michael Simonoff and Phillip Bailey have returned from their trips, as well. But the two college friends said they are determined to stay active in relief work at a time when disaster victims need them the most. "There are so many people still without housing," said Simonoff, 21, a Costa Mesa High School graduate.
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By: | September 11, 2005
COSTA MESA Council changes rules on athletic-field use The City Council on Tuesday revised the rules regarding who gets to use city and school athletic fields. The biggest change: Adult sports groups will no longer be allowed to use elementary school fields, many of which are closely surrounded by homes. Council members said they still want to work with the Newport-Mesa Unified School District to fix the agreement that governs how playing time on fields is scheduled, but the council wants the schools to agree to several conditions.
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By: Michael Miller | September 28, 2005
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District has embarked on a three-year plan to improve math scores, citing new federal standards that demand higher student performance. Under the plan, which English-learner programs director Karen Kendall introduced at the Sept. 13 board meeting, Newport-Mesa will seek to enhance and coordinate its math programs. Items on the district's action plan include aligning grades with standardized test scores, encouraging project-based instruction and developing common definitions of what constitutes a grade.
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By: Andrew Edwards | September 23, 2005
Locals can eat, drink and help raise money to benefit Costa Mesa youth at the 2005 CM900 Wine and Food Tasting festival Sunday. The event is planned as a fundraiser for Costa Mesa United, a community group working to raise money to build new athletic facilities at Costa Mesa high schools. CM900 is the charitable arm of the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce. Event chair and CM900 member Bill Pierpoint said that as of Thursday, 300 people were expected to attend the event.
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By: Michael Miller | September 7, 2005
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District opened for the new school year Tuesday, sporting a number of buildings newly glistening from summer renovations. On the same day, the district also enrolled several students who were grateful to have shelter at all. By the time school opened across Newport-Mesa on Tuesday morning, four students from Louisiana had already signed on at Newport-Mesa schools, having fled Hurricane Katrina to stay with their extended families in Orange County.
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By: JIM DE BOOM | August 27, 2005
The first starter's gun for the 25th running of the Woodbridge Cross-Country Meet will fire at 7:25 a.m. on Sept. 18. The event, co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newport Irvine and Woodbridge High School, will attract 6,000 star athletes from 180 high schools in California, Arizona, Nevada and Washington to Irvine for a series of three-mile races. Woodbridge cross-country Coach George Varvas said, that this meet is the second largest high school cross country meet on the West Coast and the third largest in the nation.
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By: JIM DE BOOM | October 1, 2005
The 50-member Costa Mesa Kiwanis Club, in connection with American Youth Soccer Organization Region 57, will be holding its annual pancake breakfast for the benefit of Region 57 and the club's youth activities. The breakfast will be held at Costa Mesa High School today from 7 a.m. to noon. Breakfast is $4 for an individual or $13 for a family of four. Everyone is invited, said Fran Ursini. You will enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast and Kiwanis fellowship.
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By: | October 5, 2005
Jonathan Bass, a 2002 Newport Harbor High School graduate, was recently promoted to the rank of corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. He also received a three-year Good Conduct Medal. Bass, who joined the Marines in August 2001 and graduated from boot camp in October 2002, works in aviation electronics in Beaufort, S.C., where he is stationed. Bass is the son of Jeff and Jeanine Bass of Costa Mesa. Raelyn Drury of Newport Beach is one of 78 Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation recipients from California for the 2005-06 academic year.
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By: JIM DE BOOM | October 1, 2005
The 50-member Costa Mesa Kiwanis Club, in connection with American Youth Soccer Organization Region 57, will be holding its annual pancake breakfast for the benefit of Region 57 and the club's youth activities. The breakfast will be held at Costa Mesa High School today from 7 a.m. to noon. Breakfast is $4 for an individual or $13 for a family of four. Everyone is invited, said Fran Ursini. You will enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast and Kiwanis fellowship.
NEWS
By: Michael Miller | September 28, 2005
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District has embarked on a three-year plan to improve math scores, citing new federal standards that demand higher student performance. Under the plan, which English-learner programs director Karen Kendall introduced at the Sept. 13 board meeting, Newport-Mesa will seek to enhance and coordinate its math programs. Items on the district's action plan include aligning grades with standardized test scores, encouraging project-based instruction and developing common definitions of what constitutes a grade.
NEWS
By: Andrew Edwards | September 23, 2005
Locals can eat, drink and help raise money to benefit Costa Mesa youth at the 2005 CM900 Wine and Food Tasting festival Sunday. The event is planned as a fundraiser for Costa Mesa United, a community group working to raise money to build new athletic facilities at Costa Mesa high schools. CM900 is the charitable arm of the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce. Event chair and CM900 member Bill Pierpoint said that as of Thursday, 300 people were expected to attend the event.
NEWS
By: | September 11, 2005
COSTA MESA Council changes rules on athletic-field use The City Council on Tuesday revised the rules regarding who gets to use city and school athletic fields. The biggest change: Adult sports groups will no longer be allowed to use elementary school fields, many of which are closely surrounded by homes. Council members said they still want to work with the Newport-Mesa Unified School District to fix the agreement that governs how playing time on fields is scheduled, but the council wants the schools to agree to several conditions.
NEWS
By: | September 10, 2005
1. What is a central issue that could hold up plans for residential towers in north Costa Mesa? A. No one is sure how tall they will be B. The traffic that more people living in the area might bring C. Neighbors are complaining about the building designs D. Debate about need for a new freeway offramp 2. Costa Mesa High School construction work, which was completed in July and paid for by Measure A funds, included...
NEWS
By: Michael Miller | September 7, 2005
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District opened for the new school year Tuesday, sporting a number of buildings newly glistening from summer renovations. On the same day, the district also enrolled several students who were grateful to have shelter at all. By the time school opened across Newport-Mesa on Tuesday morning, four students from Louisiana had already signed on at Newport-Mesa schools, having fled Hurricane Katrina to stay with their extended families in Orange County.
NEWS
By: JIM DE BOOM | August 27, 2005
The first starter's gun for the 25th running of the Woodbridge Cross-Country Meet will fire at 7:25 a.m. on Sept. 18. The event, co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newport Irvine and Woodbridge High School, will attract 6,000 star athletes from 180 high schools in California, Arizona, Nevada and Washington to Irvine for a series of three-mile races. Woodbridge cross-country Coach George Varvas said, that this meet is the second largest high school cross country meet on the West Coast and the third largest in the nation.
NEWS
By: Elia Powers | August 20, 2005
More than 30 youth and teen dancers locked arms and slithered across the stage, while singing a classic George Gershwin tune. Artistic director Jimmy Hippenstiel danced along with the summer students at the Musical Theatre Academy of Orange County's Summer on Broadway program. And he still managed to notice when a performer was out of step. "This is correct. This is incorrect. This is really incorrect," Hippenstiel said as he shuffled his feet and moved to the piano music.
NEWS
By: Elia Powers | August 6, 2005
The news crews, civilian volunteers and aid workers have slowly departed from the devastated areas of Southeast Asia, where throngs of people continue to live without means after December's tsunami. Michael Simonoff and Phillip Bailey have returned from their trips, as well. But the two college friends said they are determined to stay active in relief work at a time when disaster victims need them the most. "There are so many people still without housing," said Simonoff, 21, a Costa Mesa High School graduate.
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