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October 2, 2002
COSTA MESA Sunday Tomas Vitalino-Santizo, 50, Costa Mesa Howard Luong, 60, Huntington Beach Nimish Chandra Sheth, 21, Newport Beach Saturday Jimi Sebastion Etherington, 26, Costa Mesa Frank Cruz, 54, Costa Mesa Bernardo Garcia-Morales, 43, Fullerton Robby Gene Holman, 26, Huntington Beach Daniel Jonathan Greenberg, 47, Laguna Woods Mark Jason Navarro, 22, Perris ...
NEWS
January 22, 2000
Jasmine Lee Supervisor Tom Wilson is inviting his constituents to join him Wednesday in a discussion of the proposed El Toro airport and Measure F -- two issues that have divided his district. The public meeting, which Wilson is calling a "millenniumcelebration," will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Leisure World clubhouse, through Gate 12 on Moulton Parkway just north of El Toro Road in Laguna Woods. The featured speakers will be Laguna Woods Mayor Bert Hack and Bob Ring, a specialist on Measure F -- a March 7 ballot initiative designed to block the proposed airport.
NEWS
October 5, 2012
Lee Childress, beloved Co-Founder of "The M.A.C.Y. Awards," Music & Arts Commendation for Youth, which for 42 years has honored high school musical theatre students with trophies, medals & scholarships, passed away listening to her favorite songs, with her family at her side. Lee loved people, she had a special relationship with students, she loved musical theatre, she loved life! Lee attended L.A. High, worked in the motion picture industry, married her U.C.L.A. football hero, John, who co-founded .A.C.Y.
NEWS
December 6, 2001
FountainGlen Properties LLC, with corporate offices in Newport Beach, has emerged as one of the leaders in California's senior housing industry. The firm has 2,522 apartment units within 12 properties in various stages of operation, construction or development within the state. A catalyst in FountainGlen's success has been the recent merger with Pacific Gulf Properties Inc., a Newport Beach-based real estate investment trust. FountainGlen has eight active senior apartment properties known as The Fountains in operation in Anaheim Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita and Laguna Woods in Orange County, Temecula and Escondido in San Diego County, and Riverside in the Riverside County.
NEWS
May 22, 2013
Eleven convicts released into the community as part of the state's "realignment" plan aimed at relieving prison overcrowding were arrested in a sweep for violating the terms of their release, Costa Mesa police announced Wednesday. More than half of the offenders visited by police were found out of compliance with terms of their early releases. Those arrested were: •Steven Gray, 30, of Costa Mesa, on suspicion of possession of controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia and violating the terms of his probation; •Freddy Ramirez, 31, of Costa Mesa, on suspicion of possession of controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, violating the terms of his release and having outstanding warrants; •Daniel Peckenpaugh, 24, of Costa Mesa, for outstanding warrants; •Anna Giss, 31, of Laguna Woods, on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia and probation violations; •Justin Markin, 32, of Laguna Woods, on suspicion of violating probation; •Jamie Bergstrom, 30, of Costa Mesa, on suspicion of having drug paraphernalia, violating the terms of his release and having an outstanding warrant; •Ashley Lyons, 27, of Costa Mesa, on suspicion of possession controlled substances and violating probation; •Krystal Rodriguez, 24, of Costa Mesa, on suspicion of violating the terms of release; •Ryan Gobrogee, 29, of Costa Mesa, on suspicion violating the terms of release; •Ryan Walker, 24, of Newport Beach,...
NEWS
April 18, 2012
Manzi, Michael Xavier Michael Xavier Manzi, 28, was born March 14, 1984 in Newport Beach, CA and passed away April 13, 2012 in Hollywood, CA. Mike graduated from Laguna Hills High School in 2002 and then earned his Bachelors Degree in Economics from UC Santa Cruz. At the time of his death, Mike was studying at the Academy Le Cordon Bleu, Hollywood, CA. Mike is survived by his mother Pamela Manzi; father Lincoln Manzi, M.D.; sister Marilyn Manzi; former wife Katarzyna “Kate” Manzi and their son Martin Manzi of Warsaw, Poland.
FEATURES
September 2, 2008
Editor’s note: These people have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. As with all suspects, they are considered innocent until proved guilty.   Newport Beach Aug. 26 Jakob Taylor, 19, Costa Mesa Thursday Janet Parsekhian, 62, Newport Beach Jeremy Lee, 33, Huntington Beach Friday Daniel Harrison, 30, Tustin David Rochman, 41, Costa Mesa Saturday Marcela Ruelas, 38, Bell J Covington, 24, Newport Beach Vanessa Canlas, 33, Rialto Amanda Burger, 31, Irvine Mattisyn Ellingwood, 20, Irvine Sunday Joseph Nielsen, 23, Santa Ana Tracy Eslinger, 47, Carson City, Nev. Heather Kirkorowicz, 31, Irvine Cheryl Gatch, 47, Huntington Beach Jennifer Kitchens, 28, Yorba Linda Joseph Tregellas, 28, Irvine Seeyera Namagerdy, 31, Long Beach Costa Mesa Aug. 26 Rolando Villanueva-Gonzales, 25, Orange Aug. 27 Shaun Moore, 39, Capo Beach Travis Castro, 28, Laguna Beach Ryan Ammerman, 22, Newport Beach Thursday Andrew Stein, 52, Tarzana Bryan Duncan, 32, Costa Mesa Samuel Bain, 28, Laguna Niguel Friday Erasmo Sanchez, 27, Newport Beach Melanie Benner, 40, Laguna Woods Santiago Morales, 36, Costa Mesa Saturday Frank Bartosic, 59, Costa Mesa Sean Meredith, 23, Costa Mesa ...
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NEWS
September 4, 2013
Debra Healy Deem Debra Healy Deem, 58 of Laguna Beach passed away on August 28th after succumbing to injuries received in a tragic bike accident on August 27th 2013. Debra was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and grew up in Southern California. She received her BA, Magna Cum Laude at California State Polytechnic of Pomona and JD from Loyola Law School. She practiced Business Law at Buchalter Nemer LLP. Debra was selected a Southern California Super Lawyer in 2004 and 2007. She had a strong commitment to Pro Bono work and community support, and was a member of the Public Law Center Board of Directors.
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NEWS
May 22, 2013
Eleven convicts released into the community as part of the state's "realignment" plan aimed at relieving prison overcrowding were arrested in a sweep for violating the terms of their release, Costa Mesa police announced Wednesday. More than half of the offenders visited by police were found out of compliance with terms of their early releases. Those arrested were: •Steven Gray, 30, of Costa Mesa, on suspicion of possession of controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia and violating the terms of his probation; •Freddy Ramirez, 31, of Costa Mesa, on suspicion of possession of controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, violating the terms of his release and having outstanding warrants; •Daniel Peckenpaugh, 24, of Costa Mesa, for outstanding warrants; •Anna Giss, 31, of Laguna Woods, on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia and probation violations; •Justin Markin, 32, of Laguna Woods, on suspicion of violating probation; •Jamie Bergstrom, 30, of Costa Mesa, on suspicion of having drug paraphernalia, violating the terms of his release and having an outstanding warrant; •Ashley Lyons, 27, of Costa Mesa, on suspicion of possession controlled substances and violating probation; •Krystal Rodriguez, 24, of Costa Mesa, on suspicion of violating the terms of release; •Ryan Gobrogee, 29, of Costa Mesa, on suspicion violating the terms of release; •Ryan Walker, 24, of Newport Beach,...
NEWS
October 5, 2012
Lee Childress, beloved Co-Founder of "The M.A.C.Y. Awards," Music & Arts Commendation for Youth, which for 42 years has honored high school musical theatre students with trophies, medals & scholarships, passed away listening to her favorite songs, with her family at her side. Lee loved people, she had a special relationship with students, she loved musical theatre, she loved life! Lee attended L.A. High, worked in the motion picture industry, married her U.C.L.A. football hero, John, who co-founded .A.C.Y.
NEWS
May 18, 2012
The Laguna Woods Democratic Club has given its support to 74th Assembly District candidate Bob Rush, according to a news release this week. "We are proud to endorse Bob Rush for the state Assembly," club President Linda Nearing said in a prepared statement. "We need a strong leader in Sacramento who is willing to work with all parties to find real solutions to the enormous problems facing our state and we believe Bob Rush is that person. " Rush is owner of US Realty Group, a commercial real estate brokerage firm based in Newport Beach, which he founded in 1997.
NEWS
May 2, 2012
Sam Amburgey, resident of Laguna Woods, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 27th at the age of 80. Born in Kentucky and raised in Minnesota by Charles and Rosetta Amburgey, Sam moved to Costa Mesa at the age of 16 and graduated from Newport Harbor High School.  He was one of 14 children and is survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Oscar and Pat Amburgey, Orville and Bea Amburgey, sister and brother-in-law, Lorraine and Wayne Crosswhite, sister-in-law...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Bradley Zint | April 26, 2012
Editor's note: This column is the third in a series about Bradley Zint's participation in OC Can You Play With Us?, an initiative where he and other Orange County amateur musicians will play alongside the Pacific Symphony professionals. The columns will run through May. * LAGUNA WOODS - For weeks I've been playing my French horn by myself. It has been hours in the practice chair, playing to the monotonous tunes of scales, arpeggios, lip slurs and other simple exercises.
NEWS
April 18, 2012
Manzi, Michael Xavier Michael Xavier Manzi, 28, was born March 14, 1984 in Newport Beach, CA and passed away April 13, 2012 in Hollywood, CA. Mike graduated from Laguna Hills High School in 2002 and then earned his Bachelors Degree in Economics from UC Santa Cruz. At the time of his death, Mike was studying at the Academy Le Cordon Bleu, Hollywood, CA. Mike is survived by his mother Pamela Manzi; father Lincoln Manzi, M.D.; sister Marilyn Manzi; former wife Katarzyna “Kate” Manzi and their son Martin Manzi of Warsaw, Poland.
NEWS
October 21, 2011
Costa Mesa and Newport Beach residents can join their legislator for a cup of joe Saturday morning. Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) is hosting the Newport-Mesa Community Coffee event from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Harper Room at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. Mansoor, a former Costa Mesa mayor, wants to meet with residents to discuss his first year in the state Assembly and his plans for the future. "Next year, I'm hoping we can chip away at some of the policies that are running California into the ground," Mansoor said in a newsletter sent from Allan Mansoor for Assembly 2012.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia | September 12, 2011
SANTA ANA - Rhoda Harris, who sat next to a student who later protested the Israeli ambassador's speech, testified Monday that she was upset by the protestors' repeated disruptions. Harris, a resident of a Laguna Woods retirement community, said the disruptions in February 2010 made it hard to fully understand Ambassador Michael Oren's speech at UC Irvine. "I couldn't hear, there was shouting, and I was emotionally distracted," she said. "When you're focused on the disruption, you're not focused on the speaker.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier, cindy.frazier@latimes.com | June 28, 2010
Immigrant rights activists gathered in downtown Laguna Beach early today to denounce the U.S. Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. About 20 people from various community groups and religious organizations in Laguna Beach and surrounding areas held signs and handed out Spanish-language materials at the Laguna Beach Bus Depot on Broadway. The protest was organized to counter a rumored Border Patrol sting targeting employees getting off buses to work in Laguna.
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