Eunice Monje of Newport Beach celebrated her 90th birthday...

February 16, 2005

Eunice Monje of Newport Beach celebrated her 90th birthday Feb. 5

with her great niece Kiere Johnson, also of Newport Beach, who

celebrated her ninth birthday. Friends and family of the ladies

celebrated with them at a barbecue in the Island View Mobile Home


... Ninth-grader Michelle Y. Ha and 11th-grader Alexander S.B. Ha

of Newport Beach earned high honors at Phillips Exeter Academy for


the fall term. They are the daughter and son, respectively, of Dr. K.

Ha and Mrs. H. Moon. The academy, located in Exeter, N.H., is a

coeducational, independent, preparatory school, where the diverse

student body comes from a wide variety of geographic, economic,

racial and religious backgrounds.

... Cristina Guccione, a 2000 graduate of Corona del Mar High

School, recently graduated from Cal State Sacramento with a major in

government and a minor in communications. In Guccione's third year of

college, she began working for the campaign of Rep. Dan Lungren

(R-Gold River), eventually becoming the assistant campaign manager.

Guccione recently accepted a position to work in Rep. Lungren's

district office in Sacramento as the constituent representative for

veteran affairs, the military and the IRS. Cristina is the daughter

of Nancy Christiano and L.D. Christiano.

* NEIGHBORS spotlights achievements in the community. Please

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