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November 9, 2012
RUTH CARROLL MACDOUGALL McCARTIN passed away on November 4, 2012 in Dana Point, California.  She was born in Redwood Falls, Minnesota on December 17, 1925, attended Redwood Falls schools and graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1947.  After graduation, she worked in department store advertising in St. Paul, Minnesota; taught first grade in Quantico, Virginia; worked in newspaper display advertising in Costa Mesa, California; and...
February 28, 2011
Molly Muntzel Smith, age, 80, of Newport Beach, CA, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2011. Molly was a native of Portland, Oregon, where she graduated from Grant High School.  She earned her Bachelor of Allied Arts in 1952 from University of Oregon, where she studied art. She was an enthusiastic member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and was crowned Queen of Homecoming at the University in 1951. After graduation, she moved to San Francisco, California, where she was introduced to her future husband, Walker Smith, Jr., of Pasadena, California.
January 6, 2012
Saad F. Nohra (John) September 4, 1932-December 23, 2011 Resident of Alameda, California Born in Alexandria, Egypt on September 4, 1932 to the late Fouad Nohra and Odette Antonios., Saad (John) Nohra passed away peacefully in Alameda, California on December 23, 2011 surrounded by his beloved wife, Irene Nohra and his children Guy(Linda) Nohra, Carol (Gary) Crane, and Maureen Nohra (James Gilchrist). He also leaves behind his loving grandchildren, Brittany and Camille Nohra, Tess, Jason, and Hannah Crane and Quinn and Chloe Gilchrist.
May 18, 2004
"I like learning about the gold rush. I think it's important to learn about it. And I've learned about the regions and the Native Americans." Melody Ackroyd, 9 Costa Mesa "The gold rush. It was very popular and everybody went to San Francisco, across from where my sister lives [in Berkeley]." Sarah Rogalla, 9 Costa Mesa "I learned about the gold rush and missions and all the Indians, like where they live and how they live." Kaya McAllister, 10 Costa Mesa "California is very old and also it has been part of Mexico because they owned the claim and California is the state where they first found gold."
May 16, 2013
Dorr-Carey Engagement Announcement Mr. and Mrs. George Carey of Balboa Island are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Morgan Carey  to John Wells Dorr III, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dorr II of Lafayette, CA. Jennifer is a graduate of Newport Harbor High School and the University of Hawaii where she competed in volleyball. She is the Assistant Volleyball Coach at the University of California at Berkeley. John is a graduate of Las Lomas High School and the University of California at Berkeley where he competed in swimming.
December 31, 2001
The California Coastal Commission is currently hosting its fourth annual Amateur Photography Competition in an effort to "pay tribute to the resources it is mandated to protect -- California's spectacular coast and ocean." All interested amateur photographers who earn less than 50% of their income from photography have until March 15 to send in photos that depict California's scenic coast, the way people use the coast and coastal wildlife. Photos must be taken from a public place and should be in color.
May 3, 2010
Patricia (Patty) Lillegraven, entered this life in Chicago, Illinois on June 27, 1927, the daughter of Grace and Thomas Thompson. She entered eternal life on April 23, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, California, following a brief illness. Her death was peaceful, surrounded by her closest family. Patty lived on Balboa Island with her husband, Ben, and they spent winters in Rancho Mirage, California playing golf and enjoying the ambience of the desert.
November 2, 2009
Shaw, Roger Roger lost his fierce battle with Parkinson?s on October 19, 2009 at the age of 82 years. Born in Concord, Massachusetts to Roger Shaw, Sr. and Helen Botsch Shaw on June 22, 1927. After graduation from Dartmouth High School he joined the Navy in 1946, where we was a Bursar. After the service, he joined Union Carbide (later to become Dow Chemical) and had an adventurous position in accounting that enabled him to travel around the east coast. He enjoyed plays, concerts and all that New York City had to offer.
September 25, 2004
Timothy Titus has speculated in the Daily Pilot that his Episcopal Church will grab property from St. James Church, which was built and is supported by the contributions of hundreds of St. James families ("St. James property debate stacked against local church," Daily Pilot, Sept. 9). The result will not be determined by the Internet, the law of other states or even church rules, as Titus claims. Instead, a California court will apply California law and decide the question based on California's long history of protecting the property rights of independent corporations and those who hold the deeds.
April 17, 2009
Phyllis Ketchum Goggio died peacefully at home on April 6, 2009 shortly after reaching her 87th birthday. Phyllis is survived by her brother, Stuart M. Ketchum Jr., daughters Carol Goggio Babington, Diane Catherine Fuller, Cristina Goggio Banks, Annette Goggio, four nieces and nephews and six grandchildren. Phyllis was born in New Rochelle, NY in 1922 and moved to southern California with her family as a young girl, ultimately settling in Laguna Beach’s Emerald Bay. As a teenager, Phyllis attended Laguna Beach High School.
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