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."
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.
July 14, 2011
Hugh E. Hill, 91, of Newport Beach, California passed away peacefully on Saturday July 2, 2011. He was born to the late Clarence and Edith Hill, on February 15, 1920 in Buffalo, New York. Hugh graduated from Grimsby High School in Ontario, Canada and later studied at UCLA in Los Angeles. Hugh was a First Lieutenant in the Army and was trained in San Francisco in the then new field of X-Ray technology. He later served in Italy during World War II. After he left the service, Hugh and his brother, Bruce, owned a music store in Inglewood, California for several years. He later had a long career in medical equipment sales working for Pickar, and traveled extensively in Asia.
October 18, 2013
Pidio “Pete” Anthony Martinez Pete was born on November 8th, 1957 in East Los Angeles, California. He grew up in Hacienda Heights, California with his parents Elpidio and Betty Martinez, along with his siblings Emelynn, Esther, Vincent, Paula, Victor, David and Kelly. Pete attended Glen A. Wilson High School. Pete's first born child, Elpidio Anthony Martinez II, was born on August 2nd, 1976 in La Mirada, California, as well as his second son, Daniel Ray Martinez on February 6th, 1978. Pete worked at Owens & Minor as a distribution manager for 20 years, where he met the love of his life, Laurie Anne Nieto. Pete & Laurie married on July 16, 1994 in Nipomo, CA. Through their marriage they joined two families, Pete and his sons with Laurie and her daughter, Nicole Ann Siwiecki and son Ryan Paul Siwiecki. On January 11th, 1996, Quinton Scott Martinez joined the family. In 2001, Elpidio married Erin and gave Pete his two grandchildren, Kaitlin and Madison. Pete & Laurie built a life and home together in Huntington Beach, CA. For the last 13 years, Pete worked as the Operations Manager at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA. He selflessly volunteered for many community projects sponsored by Hoag. Pete and his family were very active members of the St. Simon & Jude parish.
November 30, 2012
Bradford Wayne Wilson passed away comfortably in his home in Costa Mesa, California on November 29, 2012 after his courageous battle with cancer. He was 73 years old. Born on January 26, 1939 in Brisco County Texas. Son of Charles and Glenna Wilson. Survived by wife Nancy Jo Wilson, daughter Heather Michele Calder, son Kyle Kenneth Wilson as well as grandchildren Logan James Calder and Nicklaus Bradford Wilson. Brad was a noted assistant golf...
March 20, 2010
The state’s Department of General Services acted in the public interest this week when it rejected all seven bids to buy the Orange County Fairgrounds. The state is broke, but that doesn’t mean California, which owns the 150-acre fairgrounds, should sell a treasured and economically viable landmark at fire-sale prices. One of the key problems is that the true market value — forget the intrinsic value to the Orange County community, just for a moment — appears to be unknown.