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June 29, 2012
David Lamar Taylor died June 22, 2012, surrounded by family. David was born in Chowchilla, CA on Sept. 18, 1933 to David Taylor and Blanche Johns. After serving 3 years in the U.S. Army, David married Audrey Adrianos in June 1960 and graduated from the USC School of Pharmacy in 1961. David and Audrey have lived in Costa Mesa the past 50 years. The Taylors owned North Drug and served the Costa Mesa community there for 30 years. A highlight of Dave's life was helping start an orphanage in Baja California and serving as Chairman of Foundation for His Ministry for 18 years.
NEWS
November 16, 1999
There used to be a fad that prompted people to hire a genealogist out of the Yellow Pages and buy a family tree done up on fake vellum with fancy red and gold calligraphy. You could go back as far as you wanted, depending on how much you wanted to spend and how much wall space you wanted to cover. I read somewhere that Charlemagne was a favorite ancestor to whom people liked to trace their roots. However, if those rumors about his incest with sister are true, I'd be a little leery about that line of descent, unless you wanted to use it as an excuse for some loony member of the tribe.
ENTERTAINMENT
By By Elia Powers | January 18, 2006
Opera Pacific vice chairman's stately lineage includes characters in an upcoming show.Their most recent encounter came on a weekday afternoon inside Opera Pacific's headquarters in Santa Ana. Fillmore Wood, vice chairman of Opera Pacific, caught up with Kristine Winkler, one of the principal performers in the upcoming show, "The Italian Girl in Algiers." "Rehearse well; do the family proud," Wood told Winkler as they exited the office. It was a seemingly unusual salutation given that the two are not related.
NEWS
December 16, 2001
Karen Wight A collection of cream-colored ponies sounds messy, and a table full of kitten whiskers sounds downright cruel, but brown paper packages tied up with string do peak my interest. If you have a collection of favorite holiday "things," pull them out if you haven't already and put them on display. The holidays are steeped in tradition and every family has its own unique twist on what makes their heart sing. I have a friend that loves the Byers Carolers.
NEWS
By By Michael Miller | November 20, 2005
Pilgrim people gather at Costa Mesa hotel for yearly get-together.Kathleen Kane isn't a member of the Mayflower Descendants just yet -- but with a little more research, she might be. Kane, a Mission Viejo resident, has heard stories for years that her family sailed to America on the Mayflower. About 40 of Kane's ancestors lived in New England by the 1630s, and some of them, she surmised, may have come over with the Pilgrims. "Just the other day, someone said that if you descended from William the Conqueror, then you probably have ancestors in the Mayflower line," Kane said, referring to the 11th century monarch she believed to be part of her family tree.
NEWS
February 17, 2000
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Reel Critics column features movie critiques written by community members serving on our panel. Show your kids some love with 'Tigger' "The Tigger Movie" is about the bouncing-pouncing Tigger and how he tries to find his family. He searches everywhere, looking for his family tree. He says it has to have stripes, just like the the ones on his coat. Will he find his family? You'll have to see the movie and find out. "The Tigger Movie" is for kids around 5 and under.
NEWS
September 21, 2002
For about five years, from 1993 to 1998, I owned a small import business. I started the business not with the hope of making lots of money but to be able to have a very flexible schedule that would allow me to spend a lot of time with my kids. The business was successful and after awhile, Cay and I thought of parlaying our success into a better lifestyle. Our thoughts turned to Lake Tahoe, where we honeymooned and had visited many times. My business could be located anywhere and although I had a lot of customers in Southern California to whom I delivered orders myself, I knew that with a little planning they could be served just as well by a commercial freight forwarder.
NEWS
May 15, 2005
JUNE CASAGRANDE I knew I'd hit the big time when I got an e-mail asking whether I'm related to the dentist Eugene Casagrande. You see, that's a Burbank thing. Years ago when I worked at the Burbank Leader, people asked me that regularly. Apparently the guy's handiwork and his three pretty daughters were well as well known in that town as the long lines of tourists waiting to see Leno. This column started out in the Daily Pilot in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach and has since spread to three other community newspapers, including one in Burbank.
NEWS
November 25, 2009
Editor’s note: In observance of Thanksgiving, readers have submitted letters expressing what they are grateful for. Here because of hubby I am still residing on this earth because of my husband, Richard Flaxman. When I met him 14 years ago, I was a very sick and heartbroken woman. I had lost six members of my immediate family within two months, four of them murdered. I wanted to join them. I’m not sure what he saw in this broken human being, but the sweetest man in the world wrapped his arms around me, held on to me, married me and has loved me like no one else in this world could!
NEWS
Jim Carnett | September 7, 2010
On a couple of occasions I've mentioned in this space that I have Parkinson's disease. I was diagnosed nearly five years ago. Parkinson's is a brain disorder that manifests itself when certain nerve cells die or become impaired. The cells produce dopamine, a chemical that permits the body fluidity of movement. Signs of the disease include tremor or shaking, slowness of movement, rigidity or stiffness, and balance problems. It can also reveal itself in a shuffling gate, muffled speech or diction and depression.
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June 29, 2012
David Lamar Taylor died June 22, 2012, surrounded by family. David was born in Chowchilla, CA on Sept. 18, 1933 to David Taylor and Blanche Johns. After serving 3 years in the U.S. Army, David married Audrey Adrianos in June 1960 and graduated from the USC School of Pharmacy in 1961. David and Audrey have lived in Costa Mesa the past 50 years. The Taylors owned North Drug and served the Costa Mesa community there for 30 years. A highlight of Dave's life was helping start an orphanage in Baja California and serving as Chairman of Foundation for His Ministry for 18 years.
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Jim Carnett | September 7, 2010
On a couple of occasions I've mentioned in this space that I have Parkinson's disease. I was diagnosed nearly five years ago. Parkinson's is a brain disorder that manifests itself when certain nerve cells die or become impaired. The cells produce dopamine, a chemical that permits the body fluidity of movement. Signs of the disease include tremor or shaking, slowness of movement, rigidity or stiffness, and balance problems. It can also reveal itself in a shuffling gate, muffled speech or diction and depression.
NEWS
November 25, 2009
Editor’s note: In observance of Thanksgiving, readers have submitted letters expressing what they are grateful for. Here because of hubby I am still residing on this earth because of my husband, Richard Flaxman. When I met him 14 years ago, I was a very sick and heartbroken woman. I had lost six members of my immediate family within two months, four of them murdered. I wanted to join them. I’m not sure what he saw in this broken human being, but the sweetest man in the world wrapped his arms around me, held on to me, married me and has loved me like no one else in this world could!
SPORTS
By Charlie Brande | September 7, 2009
Last weekend, I was in Monterey for a wedding of a former player. Jen Moser was a former back-row player on my UC Irvine women’s volleyball team. She was a three-time Big West Conference scholar-athlete. It is always such an honor to attend weddings of former players. I am always reminded about how many of these events I attend, as I have been coaching volleyball in this area for almost 35 years. As I thought about my initial article, after a 15-year layoff as a volleyball columnist for the Daily Pilot, I started to think about all of the former volleyball players who have children who have followed in their footsteps.
NEWS
By Chris Caesar | November 27, 2007
The South Coast Plaza kicked off the holiday season this year by hosting the annual lighting of the Segerstrom Family Christmas Tree at Town Center Park yesterday. The event, in its 26th year, has long been a staple of an Orange County Christmas, South Coast Plaza representative Debra Downing said. “It’s a great way to get yourself into the holiday spirit, because it’s very happy,” she said. “At just the right moment, they do the lighting and have a beautiful ‘ta-da’ moment, with the tree lit and the holiday music — it’s all very beautiful.
ENTERTAINMENT
By By Elia Powers | January 18, 2006
Opera Pacific vice chairman's stately lineage includes characters in an upcoming show.Their most recent encounter came on a weekday afternoon inside Opera Pacific's headquarters in Santa Ana. Fillmore Wood, vice chairman of Opera Pacific, caught up with Kristine Winkler, one of the principal performers in the upcoming show, "The Italian Girl in Algiers." "Rehearse well; do the family proud," Wood told Winkler as they exited the office. It was a seemingly unusual salutation given that the two are not related.
FEATURES
By By Elia Powers | December 21, 2005
For 25 Christmases, a spruce in Corona del Mar has grown with the family whose deck is its non-holiday home. Inside the Dreyfus home sits the little Christmas tree that could. It has survived 25 winters on a Corona del Mar deck. It has been watered, decorated and occasionally forgotten, all of which has played a role in its current, slightly crooked form. Patricia and Gary Dreyfus' children have all left home. Presents have been unwrapped and stuffed inside closets. But the tree has been a constant.
NEWS
By By Michael Miller | November 20, 2005
Pilgrim people gather at Costa Mesa hotel for yearly get-together.Kathleen Kane isn't a member of the Mayflower Descendants just yet -- but with a little more research, she might be. Kane, a Mission Viejo resident, has heard stories for years that her family sailed to America on the Mayflower. About 40 of Kane's ancestors lived in New England by the 1630s, and some of them, she surmised, may have come over with the Pilgrims. "Just the other day, someone said that if you descended from William the Conqueror, then you probably have ancestors in the Mayflower line," Kane said, referring to the 11th century monarch she believed to be part of her family tree.
NEWS
May 15, 2005
JUNE CASAGRANDE I knew I'd hit the big time when I got an e-mail asking whether I'm related to the dentist Eugene Casagrande. You see, that's a Burbank thing. Years ago when I worked at the Burbank Leader, people asked me that regularly. Apparently the guy's handiwork and his three pretty daughters were well as well known in that town as the long lines of tourists waiting to see Leno. This column started out in the Daily Pilot in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach and has since spread to three other community newspapers, including one in Burbank.
NEWS
September 21, 2002
For about five years, from 1993 to 1998, I owned a small import business. I started the business not with the hope of making lots of money but to be able to have a very flexible schedule that would allow me to spend a lot of time with my kids. The business was successful and after awhile, Cay and I thought of parlaying our success into a better lifestyle. Our thoughts turned to Lake Tahoe, where we honeymooned and had visited many times. My business could be located anywhere and although I had a lot of customers in Southern California to whom I delivered orders myself, I knew that with a little planning they could be served just as well by a commercial freight forwarder.
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