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August 10, 2004
Deepa Bharath Its time has finally come. It's the story of a 26-year-old Newport Beach woman's journey to a country torn apart by war, strife and Apartheid. The tragedy of her death and the inspiration of her hopes, her dreams and her desire to see the world as a better place -- where people, cultures and ideologies co-exist -- is set to hit the big screen. The story of Amy Biehl, a Fulbright scholar, who was stoned and stabbed to death in a South African town called Guguletu in 1993, is being made into a movie and will star Reese Witherspoon as Amy. Amy Biehl's mother, Linda Biehl, who divides her time between her own family in Newport and her adopted family in Cape Town, South Africa, said she signed a deal with Universal Studios two weeks ago, which will set the process in motion.
NEWS
April 4, 2002
The passing of Peter Biehl represents a huge loss, not only to his family and our local community but to humanity as a whole ("Father of Amy Biehl remembered for his caring," Tuesday). Our family is devastated at hearing this news, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Biehl family. We had crossed paths with the Biehls in the past as part of teams volunteering at Newport Harbor High School. When we lost our son, Brian, in August, Peter and Linda Biehl learned of his death from our dear friend, then reached out to us in such a loving way. They wanted to lend support and share strategies for coping with the loss of a child.
NEWS
June 16, 2002
Young Chang COSTA MESA The most thrilling part about Marilyn Gust's game drive in South Africa was seeing cheetahs. There were hippos, lions, rhinos, leopards, zebras, giraffes, wart hogs and even hyenas, but the cheetah made the most rare appearance. Even the driver and tour guide got excited, said Gust, a Costa Mesa resident. She and friend Sandy Waitneight, both area travel agents, visited South Africa for about ten days and stopped by Ground Zero in New York before returning to California.
NEWS
July 15, 2004
Marisa O'Neil Like many Newport-Mesa teenagers, Nombulelo Moeti likes to go to the mall, watch movies, listen to rap music and hang out with her boyfriend. But when her boyfriend comes to pick up the 17-year-old South African at her home, she told local students on Wednesday, he's not allowed inside. Cultural mores say he must stand outside and whistle for her. "But sometimes when my parents aren't home ... " she started with a shy smile, drawing sympathetic laughs from the high-school students.
NEWS
November 26, 1999
Greg Risling Peter and Linda Biehl are racking up some frequent flyer mileage with all the traveling they have done in the last year. The former Newport Beach couple have barely a moment to spare, hopping from one destination to the next, helping the underprivileged in the name of their slain daughter. The couple, who now live La Quinta, have continued their daughter's legacy and have shared it with anyone who is willing to listen. The Biehls will tell their story Sunday at the Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church in Costa Mesa.
NEWS
August 26, 2003
Deepa Bharath Ten years ago, the Biehls made a choice. Peter and Linda Biehl lost 26-year-old daughter Amy to an angry mob in South Africa. The Fulbright scholar and Stanford University student was helping people register to vote in the racially torn country when she was stoned and stabbed to death. But the Biehls chose not to live in bitterness. They not only forgave the four men convicted of killing their daughter, but they embraced them and welcomed them to come and work for the Amy Biehl Foundation Trust headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa.
FEATURES
By By Rhoda Friedman | November 24, 2005
Does the smell of elephant breath appeal to you? Does sitting on the edge of Victoria Falls staring down into a vast abyss turn you on? How about standing 100 feet away from a herd of hippos wallowing in the water? Maybe a cocktail in the bush watching a sunset and hearing the sounds of wild animals is your idea of a good time. It all can be yours when you take the trip of your dreams to Africa. My husband, Arthur, and I were in East Africa in 1987. We talked about going back and seeing what South Africa, Botswana and Zambia had to offer.
NEWS
February 1, 2003
Christine Carrillo A country stricken by 25 years of civil war and a people left without adequate shelter, land or the basic means to sustain themselves will receive much needed relief thanks to a group who wants nothing more than to help. Three students from Corona del Mar High School will be among 25 people to travel to Angola, in Southern Africa, next month with 24 tons of supplies in tow to give aid to some of the millions of villagers left with nothing.
NEWS
By Imran Vittachi | October 29, 2009
The fortune cookie told the story of my life: “You will step on the soil of many countries.” After cracking open the after-dinner cookie Tuesday, I slipped the piece of paper bearing my fortune into my wallet and forgot about it. My life has been made from the clay of many countries, but little did I know that those foretelling words would come true again the following evening. And I didn’t have to travel far. I drove down Pacific Coast Highway to attend an event at the Laguna Art Museum hosted by a fellow global-minded citizen, Doug Wilson, who was a stranger to me. About 140 people showed up, including some folks from Newport-Mesa, to hear an informal talk by two world human rights experts and to take part in a town hall-like question-and-answer session.
NEWS
By Ron Vanderhoff | July 7, 2006
Let's check this week's forecast. Lisbon is expecting clear skies, a high of 80 degrees and a low of 66 degrees. Barcelona, Spain, is showing clear skies also, highs around 86 degrees and nighttime lows of 69. Athens will have morning clouds, followed by a clear afternoon, a high of 80 and a low of 73. Sound familiar? Palermo, Rome, Malta, Algiers ? it's all about the same. In fact, the gardens in these Mediterranean Sea cities are experiencing a climate surprisingly similar to ours here in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Corona del Mar and Newport Coast.
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By Imran Vittachi | October 29, 2009
The fortune cookie told the story of my life: “You will step on the soil of many countries.” After cracking open the after-dinner cookie Tuesday, I slipped the piece of paper bearing my fortune into my wallet and forgot about it. My life has been made from the clay of many countries, but little did I know that those foretelling words would come true again the following evening. And I didn’t have to travel far. I drove down Pacific Coast Highway to attend an event at the Laguna Art Museum hosted by a fellow global-minded citizen, Doug Wilson, who was a stranger to me. About 140 people showed up, including some folks from Newport-Mesa, to hear an informal talk by two world human rights experts and to take part in a town hall-like question-and-answer session.
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By Ron Vanderhoff | July 7, 2006
Let's check this week's forecast. Lisbon is expecting clear skies, a high of 80 degrees and a low of 66 degrees. Barcelona, Spain, is showing clear skies also, highs around 86 degrees and nighttime lows of 69. Athens will have morning clouds, followed by a clear afternoon, a high of 80 and a low of 73. Sound familiar? Palermo, Rome, Malta, Algiers ? it's all about the same. In fact, the gardens in these Mediterranean Sea cities are experiencing a climate surprisingly similar to ours here in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Corona del Mar and Newport Coast.
FEATURES
By By Rhoda Friedman | November 24, 2005
Does the smell of elephant breath appeal to you? Does sitting on the edge of Victoria Falls staring down into a vast abyss turn you on? How about standing 100 feet away from a herd of hippos wallowing in the water? Maybe a cocktail in the bush watching a sunset and hearing the sounds of wild animals is your idea of a good time. It all can be yours when you take the trip of your dreams to Africa. My husband, Arthur, and I were in East Africa in 1987. We talked about going back and seeing what South Africa, Botswana and Zambia had to offer.
NEWS
August 10, 2004
Deepa Bharath Its time has finally come. It's the story of a 26-year-old Newport Beach woman's journey to a country torn apart by war, strife and Apartheid. The tragedy of her death and the inspiration of her hopes, her dreams and her desire to see the world as a better place -- where people, cultures and ideologies co-exist -- is set to hit the big screen. The story of Amy Biehl, a Fulbright scholar, who was stoned and stabbed to death in a South African town called Guguletu in 1993, is being made into a movie and will star Reese Witherspoon as Amy. Amy Biehl's mother, Linda Biehl, who divides her time between her own family in Newport and her adopted family in Cape Town, South Africa, said she signed a deal with Universal Studios two weeks ago, which will set the process in motion.
NEWS
July 15, 2004
Marisa O'Neil Like many Newport-Mesa teenagers, Nombulelo Moeti likes to go to the mall, watch movies, listen to rap music and hang out with her boyfriend. But when her boyfriend comes to pick up the 17-year-old South African at her home, she told local students on Wednesday, he's not allowed inside. Cultural mores say he must stand outside and whistle for her. "But sometimes when my parents aren't home ... " she started with a shy smile, drawing sympathetic laughs from the high-school students.
NEWS
November 23, 2003
The legendary Oscar Santoyo is no longer at the helm of Save Our Youth but the organization lives on under new direction. Who has stepped up to take control? Trevor Murphy, a Golden Bear with a golden heart and nerves of steel. Columnist Lolita Harper caught up with Murphy Friday to ask him about his new Westside endeavor. Here's what he had to say. If you had to describe yourself using three words (yes, you have to) what would they be? Fortunate, grateful, opportunistic Can you tell us a little about your background and how you landed at Save Our Youth?
NEWS
August 26, 2003
Deepa Bharath Ten years ago, the Biehls made a choice. Peter and Linda Biehl lost 26-year-old daughter Amy to an angry mob in South Africa. The Fulbright scholar and Stanford University student was helping people register to vote in the racially torn country when she was stoned and stabbed to death. But the Biehls chose not to live in bitterness. They not only forgave the four men convicted of killing their daughter, but they embraced them and welcomed them to come and work for the Amy Biehl Foundation Trust headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa.
NEWS
February 1, 2003
Christine Carrillo A country stricken by 25 years of civil war and a people left without adequate shelter, land or the basic means to sustain themselves will receive much needed relief thanks to a group who wants nothing more than to help. Three students from Corona del Mar High School will be among 25 people to travel to Angola, in Southern Africa, next month with 24 tons of supplies in tow to give aid to some of the millions of villagers left with nothing.
NEWS
June 16, 2002
Young Chang COSTA MESA The most thrilling part about Marilyn Gust's game drive in South Africa was seeing cheetahs. There were hippos, lions, rhinos, leopards, zebras, giraffes, wart hogs and even hyenas, but the cheetah made the most rare appearance. Even the driver and tour guide got excited, said Gust, a Costa Mesa resident. She and friend Sandy Waitneight, both area travel agents, visited South Africa for about ten days and stopped by Ground Zero in New York before returning to California.
NEWS
April 4, 2002
The passing of Peter Biehl represents a huge loss, not only to his family and our local community but to humanity as a whole ("Father of Amy Biehl remembered for his caring," Tuesday). Our family is devastated at hearing this news, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Biehl family. We had crossed paths with the Biehls in the past as part of teams volunteering at Newport Harbor High School. When we lost our son, Brian, in August, Peter and Linda Biehl learned of his death from our dear friend, then reached out to us in such a loving way. They wanted to lend support and share strategies for coping with the loss of a child.
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