August 1, 2007
The Humane Society of the United States on Tuesday weighed in on the case of a sea lion stabbed in Newport Beach, urging officials to diligently prosecute the man suspected of stabbing the animal. Police arrested Hai Nguyen, 24, of Garden Grove Friday on suspicion of stabbing a sea lion that took the bait from his pole as he fished off the M Street Pier. The sea lion was euthanized at Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach. In a letter to Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas, Dale Bartlett of the Humane Society asked that Rackauckas "diligently pursue this case and to seek, upon conviction, a meaningful sentence that includes jail time and mandatory psychological counseling."
January 13, 2001
Jennifer Kho HUNTINGTON BEACH -- Higgens, a yellow Labrador mix found spray-painted in Costa Mesa last week, remained homeless Friday, Orange County Humane Society employees said. After a Daily Pilot article about Higgens' plight Thursday, the society received "some calls about [Higgens], but only one or two people have come down to see him," said Julie Douglas, a Humane Society employee. "He's very timid," she added. His shyness could be one of the reasons Higgens has not been adopted, Douglas said.
May 13, 2008
December 2, 1925 - April 28, 2008 Betty passed away after a short illness in Newport Beach, CA where she had been residing since 1979. She is survived by her three daughters, Connie, Ann and Tina and four grandchildren Joshua, Matthew, David and Marielle. Services will be held at Pacific View Memorial Park, 3500 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar, CA on Saturday, May 17 at 3 p.m. Donations to the Santa Barbara Humane Society are requested in lieu of flowers.
August 23, 2006
KELLY Kelly was named after Helen Keller because she is blind. The 6-year-old Egyptian Mao moves around the house well and has no problem finding her litter box and food. Raylene adopted Kelly from the Humane Society when she was just a kitten, knowing she was born with a corneal birth defect. Unfortunately, she later lost both her eyes. Two Himalayans, Meisha and Mimi, are still available for adoption. They have a combined veterinary bill of just over $900 from health exams that included blood panels and urinalysis, teeth cleaning and grooming to prepare them for adoption.
July 6, 2005
Lindsay Sandham A hundred bucks can pay for a lot of toys and candy. At least, that's what many children might consider buying with $100. Not Roxana Crane, 9, and Lauren Willard, 10, both of Costa Mesa. The two friends spent two weeks baby-sitting, dog-walking and selling their arts and crafts until they had raised more than $100 -- $106.54 to be exact -- and donated it all to the Orange County Humane Society. "We walked in with a bucket full of money and these two really big dog houses," Roxana said.
February 1, 2008
The Newport-Mesa school district has suspended the service of all beef products indefinitely due to an act by the United States Department of Agriculture, according to school officials. The stoppage is a result of an “administrative hold” on all beef products purchased under a contract with Westland Meat Company of Chino due to recent reports of inhumane activities at one of the company’s slaughterhouses, according to Richard Green, director of nutrition services for Newport-Mesa Unified School District.
February 4, 2011
Benita Helen Egan (Bonnie), 76, of Newport Beach, departed this life on February 2, 2011 after a long illness. Bonnie was born on September 27, 1934 in Brainerd, Minnesota. Her mother Helen Quinlen was widowed early by the loss of her father Clinton Quinlen during World War II in the Philippines, and moved Bonnie and her twin siblings Dennis and John to California following her high school graduation in 1952. She attended Los Angeles County Nursing School, graduating with the class of 1957, and was employed as a medical ward charge nurse at the same hospital.
June 19, 2012
Obituary for Jacqueline Joy Humphries Jacqueline Joy Humphries, of Newport Beach, California, passed away on June 15, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Glendale, California on October 24, 1927, she was one of three children of L.Z. and Evelyn Taylor. Jackie was proud to be a fourth generation Californian. Jackie and her family moved to Newport Beach when she was ten years old. After graduating from Newport Harbor High School in 1945, she met and worked with her beloved late husband, J.C. Humphries, in their jewelry business, J.C. Humphries Jewelers. Jackie worked in the jewelry store until she started a family with her husband. After J.C. died in 1996, Jackie managed their commercial real estate properties, with the assistance of her daughter Kathy, as President of J.C. Humphries Enterprises. A loving mother, she is survived by her daughters, Kathy Jo Humphries, Robin Joy Humphries, and Julie Anne Kalyvas; her grandsons Alexander and Zachary Kalyvas; son-in-law, James R. Kalyvas; and brother Lee Taylor.
February 10, 2008
Have you seen the video from the Humane Society of the United States showing slaughterhouse workers using forklifts and other inhumane means to move “downer” cattle for a Chino-based supplier of meat for the National School Lunch Program? There are many words that immediately come to mind, of course. Cruel, disgusting, immoral. Whether it was criminal will be determined by the authorities. But in the meantime, the federal government has suspended the company and is doing its best to track the beef so that it won’t enter the food supply.
May 6, 2004
Robert Jackson Kingsbury Services are scheduled for Mr. Robert Jackson Kingsbury at 2:30 p.m. on Monday at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar. Mr. Kingsbury, a former Newport Beach resident who lived here for 30 years, died in Sarasota, Fla., on April 29. He was 88. Mr. Kingsbury is survived by his sister, Elizabeth K. Westendarp; two nephews; and a grand nephew. Donations may be made to the Humane Society. Margie May Robinson A funeral Mass will be held for Ms. Margie May Robinson at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Joachim Roman Catholic Church in Costa Mesa.