November 13, 2013
Obituary JOHN B. LANDSTROM John Badgley Landstrom passed away at his home in Corona del Mar on November 3, 2013 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Rockford IL July 17, 1932, to Edgar and Annette Landstrom. He attended schools in Grand Rapids and Indianapolis, and graduated from Rockford High School. He attended Duke University and then transferred to the University of Arizona, Tucson where he graduated in 1955 with a degree in business. He...
December 2, 2006
Chapman University hosted the 25th anniversary of its American Celebration, bringing plenty of good, old-fashioned Hollywood to Orange County. The evening, filled with music and dance, raised funds for student scholarships. Chaired by the much-admired O.C. couple Marybelle and S. Paul Musco, the American Celebration was among the most successful and most enjoyable ever produced. Honored guests of the evening were legendary Hollywood star Debbie Reynolds , who accepted Chapman's lifetime achievement award, and Newport Coast couple Kristina and Larry Dodge, who were lauded with the 2006 Outstanding Corporate Citizen Award.
September 3, 2010
COSTA MESA — Three Newport Beach women will be honored for transforming their dreams into thriving businesses at the 15th annual Remarkable Women Awards dinner Oct. 5. The Orange County Chapter of the National Assn. of Women Business Owners chooses three exemplary female entrepreneurs each year who define the organizations' core values in promoting women as effective leaders and role models. Although thrilling for Newport residents, as all three of this year's honorees are local businesswomen, it is purely a coincidence.
February 12, 2014
Advertising executive Robert F. Anderson died February 4, 2014, in Newport Beach, California. He was 91. Born in Evanston, Illinois, to Morna Catherine Byrne and Raymond Anderson, he lived in Chicago and showed athletic ability at an early age in speed skating, track, football and baseball. Bob received an athletic scholarship to De Paul University but, after one semester, World War II broke out. He joined the Marine Corp and was sent to Lake Forest College and then to Denison University in Ohio where he pledged Sigma Chi fraternity.
January 9, 2014
Admit it. At some point in your life, you've done an impression of Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa wailing, "Adria-a-a-a-a-a-an!" And now, thanks to Irvine resident Kevin Derek, you'll get to meet the man who directed that iconic moment. While writer-star Stallone may dominate most people's memory of "Rocky," it was actually director John G. Avildsen who picked up the Oscar for that 1976 classic - and he'll be a guest of honor at this month's Irvine International Film Festival, which will bestow on him its Lifetime Achievement Award.
March 22, 2002
There's a trail of clues for first-rate whodunits in nominees for the 2002 Agatha Awards. When presented in May, the awards will solve the case involving which authors penned the best traditional mysteries published in 2001 -- works typified by the novels of Agatha Christie, generally with a low body count and an amateur detective on center stage. Those nominated as best novel include Earlene Fowler's "Arkansas Traveler." In her eighth outing starring folk art expert Benni Harper, the Orange County writer (a frequent Newport Beach Central Library user)
November 19, 2008
Corona del Mar resident Michael Harrison spends so much time at the 210-acre nature preserve that he’s preparing for wilderness education activities for local youths that his business partners aren’t sure that he still works, Harrison joked. The volunteer has led the fundraising campaign to make a $30-million Outdoor Education Center in South Orange County a reality as well as adding his expertise in real estate development and construction by supervising the effort on a daily basis.
January 11, 2001
Over its 3 1/2 decades of producing 10 or more productions a year, South Coast Repertory has introduced local audiences to most of the world's great playwrights. The word "most" is applicable because one name has been conspicuously absent. The oversight is about to be remedied as SCR prepares to open Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance" this weekend, filling the slot in its "great American playwrights" series that so far has revived works by Tennessee Williams ("A Streetcar Named Desire")
March 24, 2001
Stefanie Frith NEWPORT BEACH -- Elizabeth Taylor. Marilyn Monroe. Shirley Temple. Cher. They all plan to make an appearance at the Diva's Academy Awards Premiere on Saturday night at the Four Seasons Hotel. "Even Mae West is thinking about coming," said Joanne Pavia, vice president of the Divas, a support guild for the Balboa Theater, which is in the process of being renovated. The theater, once a vaudeville palace, was closed in the early 1990s.
February 20, 2005
COSTA MESA Transportation Authority pulls light rail line The Orange County Transportation Authority pulled the CenterLine light-rail line off line last week. Officials have been studying plans for a light-rail system since 1991 and have spent $63 million on the project. Originally planned to be more than 20-miles long, it ended as a 9.3-mile route from Santa Ana through Costa Mesa to John Wayne Airport. The transportation agency will study converting the light-rail project to another rapid-transit system, but board members made sure to include options besides a bus-based system.