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SPORTS
November 23, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Cole Norris, a 6-foot-1 junior quarterback at Newport Harbor, isn't going to forget about what happened on Friday night for a very long time, if ever. Norris completed 36 of 63 passes for 474 yards and five touchdowns to lead Newport Harbor to a 49-48 win over top-seeded La Habra in a quarterfinal game of the Southeast Division playoffs. He passed 16 yards to Quest Truxton for a game-winning touchdown with 50 seconds left. "It's going to be one of those that people are going to talk about," Newport Harbor Coach Jeff Brinkley told the Daily Pilot.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
The Long Beach City Council removed a key member of its harbor board Tuesday evening in an unprecedented move that leaves the port with two vacancies in top leadership positions. On a 6-3 vote, council members approved Mayor Bob Foster's recommendation to fire Thomas Fields, the embattled president of the Long Beach Harbor Commission. His ouster comes at a critical point, when the Port of Long Beach is overseeing billions of dollars in improvements while it continues to search for an executive director.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2013 | By Eryn Brown
Organizers of a high-profile annual free clinic in Los Angeles that attracts thousands of uninsured and underinsured patients have hoped that improvements in the nation's healthcare system would greatly reduce demand for their services. The massive Care Harbor event returns to town this week, amid the rollout of new and shifting insurance options for millions of Californians under the Obama administration's overhaul of the healthcare system. Once again, thousands showed up Monday at the Sports Arena to secure appointments for everything from mammograms to teeth cleaning - but with new expectations for the future.
SPORTS
October 10, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Newport Harbor was 2-3 in nonleague games, but none of that mattered on Thursday night in a Sunset League opener against unbeaten Los Alamitos. The Sailors pulled out a 27-24 overtime victory when Cory Stowell caught his third touchdown of the night from quarterback Cole Norris, a 25-yard reception on Newport Harbor's first play in overtime. Los Alamitos (5-1) had taken a 24-21 lead by getting a 22-yard field goal from Tristan Frembling on its first overtime possession. The passing combination of Norris to Stowell also connected on TD passes of 25 and six yards.
SPORTS
September 26, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
Friday night's top high school football games Newhall Hart (3-0) at Lake Balboa Birmingham (3-1), 7:30 p.m.: Having scored 50 or more points in each of its three games, Hart has replaced Corona Centennial as having the hardest offensive attack to stop, with quarterback Brady White leading the way. Birmingham will try to have sophomore running back Sterling Salguero churn up yards and time to keep the Indians' offense off the field. The pick: Hart. Gardena Serra (4-0)
NATIONAL
September 13, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Fish began dying en masse in the waters around Honolulu after hundreds of thousands of gallons of molasses spilled into Honolulu Harbor early this week, and there's nothing officials can do to clean it up. Thousands of fish have died from the sugary sludge. Crabs lay dead along the harbor bottom while more fish floated listlessly, some seeming to gasp above the surface of the water contaminated by the syrupy sweetener. The spill is one of the worst man-made disasters to hit Hawaii in recent memory, officials said, not least because no one has quite seen anything like it. "There's nothing you can do to clean up molasses," said Jeff Hull, a spokesman for Matson Inc., the company responsible for the leak.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer, Jill Cowan and Richard Winton
Westlake High School officials are continuing to investigate an altercation among its football players during a team trip to Hawaii that resulted in allegations of sexual assault and the arrest of one student. More than 150 football players at the Westlake Village school raised funds for a nearly weeklong trip to Honolulu for their first varsity, junior varsity and freshman games of the season. The alleged incident occurred Wednesday night after six or seven varsity players went to a Waikiki hotel room to confront freshman players who had teased a varsity player during a trip to Pearl Harbor, district and police officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
At 216 feet from stem to stern, the Invictus is a colossus of a yacht, complete with a gym, a theater and a dining room table that comfortably seats 20. And when billionaire developer Rick Caruso's mega-boat pulls in and out of Newport Harbor in the coming weeks, it will dwarf the cabin cruisers and sailboats that typically bob on the waters here. Even the long-running Balboa Island Ferry will be a speck in comparison. But the pending arrival of the Invictus and a second yacht, the 130-foot Marama, is also testing the patience of some Newport residents who say the massive vessels - even as temporary visitors - will be a nuisance and possibly lead to other large-boat owners making Newport Harbor a port of call.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
A pair of mega-yachts, including billionaire developer Rick Caruso's new 216-foot vessel, will glide into Newport Harbor next month, and not everyone is thrilled with the pending visit . Caruso's yacht, the Invictus, is expected to be anchored off Lido Isle for 16 days during a two-month stretch, in part for a gala christening party. The owner of a second boat, the nearly 130-foot Marama, wants to anchor in the harbor for five days to host a private wedding. The boat's owner wasn't identified.
BUSINESS
August 21, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
Los Angeles developer Urban Partners has joined with Seattle and New York developers to form a company that will build multifamily properties in the Pacific Northwest and Southern California. The new firm is specializing in apartments and condominiums in well-established city neighborhoods. Urban Partners was behind such large-scale projects as the University Gateway luxury rental student housing outside USC and the Del Mar Station apartment complex at a Gold Line stop in Pasadena.
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