March 05, 2002

Marine Corps PFC Shane P. Ontiveros, son of Gary Ontiveros of Costa

Mesa and alumni of Estancia High School, completed basic training at

Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. After a short leave, he will

help out at the Marine Corps Recruiting Command in Costa Mesa. He will

then travel to North Carolina for training. . . . Newport Beach resident

Hilary Wynne made the dean's list for the 2001 fall semester at Wheaton

College in Norton, Mass. Students earn dean's list honors at Wheaton for


maintaining grade-point averages of 3.25 or higher. Wynne is a graduate

of Madiera School and is the daughter of Donald and Nancy Wynne of

Newport Beach. Wheaton is a liberal arts college with 1,500 students from

43 states and 35 countries. . . . Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon M.

Martin, son of Laurie A. and Steven R. Labbitt of Costa Mesa, reported to

duty aboard the guided missile cruiser Bunker Hill, deployed to Yokosuka,

Japan. Martin joined the Navy in September 1999. . . . WL Homes' Chief

Executive Larry Webb was selected to receive one of the highest

achievement awards in the building industry, the Max C. Tipton Award.

After 20 years of service in the industry, Webb is being recognized for

his innovative thinking and service. Under his supervision and as a

result of his commitment to customer satisfaction, WL Homes received a

first-place ranking among Southern California builders for three

consecutive years. . . . Ira Hermann, a Newport Beach financial

representative with the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network's Waltus

general agency in Newport Beach, received a sales award for the company's

Western region in 2001. Hermann ranked fourth among 1,149 financial

representatives participating in the Western region's annual sales

contest. She is among the company's 7,500 financial representatives who

provide guidance on insurance, investment services and products,

retirement and estate planning, employee benefits, and education funding.

The company is consistently ranked one of the best sales forces in the

industry, according to Sales and Marketing Management magazine surveys,

and in 2000 was named the best in the nation of any industry.

* NEIGHBORS spotlights achievements in the community. Please direct

noteworthy information to Bryce Alderton via fax at (949) 646-4170, or

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