December 28, 2013
As New Year's Day draws near, the excitement continues to build for Al Freeman. The Granddaddy of Them All hasn't featured his beloved Michigan State Spartans in 25 years. Yes, they are his Spartans. That's because Freeman, an Irvine resident, isn't just any other Michigan State fan. You can call him Mr. Michigan State. When the Spartans go to the Final Four in men's basketball, he's there. He's been to four of them in the past 12 years. When it became evident Michigan State would face Stanford in the Rose Bowl, Freeman went into fanatic mode, mixed with his expert touch from his career.
November 5, 2013
Corona del Mar High senior Annie Mortimer has verbally committed to play water polo at the University of Michigan, she said Tuesday night. Mortimer is an emerging center defender for the Sea Kings, who recently won the Foothill Fall Fling preseason tournament on Oct. 27. "Michigan has a great balance of academics and athletics," said Mortimer, who made an official visit to the school in October. She said she wanted to leave California for college. Mortimer said she talked to 2012 Newport Harbor graduate Presley Pender, who now is a sophomore at Michigan, before making her decision.
July 27, 2013
The Pateadores Costa Mesa under-14 boys' team claimed the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship after it posted a 4-0 shutout win against the Michigan Wolves 99 in Overland Park, Kan., on Saturday. Christopher Lopez scored two goals and Santiago Galera added another goal for the Pateadores. The Pateadores went 3-1 during the six-day tournament, their lone loss came against Penn Fusion. The Pateadores outscored their opponents, 9-2. Lopez and Galera recorded three goals each during the tournament.
April 20, 2013
Junior Sam Mikulak, a Corona del Mar High alumnus, won his second career NCAA all-around crown and helped the University of Michigan men's gymnastics team capture its fifth NCAA title in program history Saturday at Penn State. Mikulak, a U.S. Olympian and the Big Ten Gymnast of the Year, won the all-around with 91.150 points, ahead of teammate Adrian de los Angeles' 88.350. Mikulak, the 2011 NCAA all-around champion, won the high bar (15.65) and finished second in the parallel bars (15.350)
March 1, 2013
Carrie LeeAnn Widder and James Richard Robertson, Jr. Mark and Tracy Widder of Newport Beach are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Carrie LeeAnn Widder to James Richard Robertson, Jr. son of James and Nancy Robertson of Wolverine Lake, MI. The bride to-be graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. She is currently an Associate Copywriter at Enlighten Agency in Ann Arbor, MI. The groom-to-be graduated from the University of Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Math.
January 21, 2012
IRVINE — About 700 community leaders and business owners gathered at the Irvine Marriott for breakfast, networking and to hear the latest economic news — good or bad — at Wednesday's 2012 Irvine Business Outlook. Chamber of Commerce President Tallia Hart had nothing but good things to say about the city's economy. "This is like writing vows," Hart joked before the crowd. "I have so much to say in so little time. " More than two-thirds of Irvine businesses reported that they do not expect to reduce operations this year, and 22% have plans to expand, Hart said, citing statistics from a just-released survey completed by the chamber, the Orange County Register and the MacKenzie Corp.
November 25, 2011
MEN'S BASKETBALL Central Michigan 82, UC Irvine 72 ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Daman Starring scored 20 points and Michael Wilder had 19 points for the Anteaters in the Great Alaska Shootout at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage Friday. Will Davis II grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds and Wilder had 10 rebounds for UCI (0-5). Central Michigan is 3-2. * Vanguard 99, Concordia (Ore.) 98 COSTA MESA - Christopher Kupets had 21 points, including the game-winning jumper with five seconds for the Lions in the Thanksgiving Classic game Friday.
November 8, 2011
Newport Harbor High senior Presley Pender has committed to play water polo at the University of Michigan, the Newport Harbor Aquatics program announced Tuesday. Pender will be a team captain this winter for the Newport girls' water polo team. Last year the driver had totals of 34 goals and 41 steals for the Sailors. She will be the third Newport Harbor girls' water polo product in the last several years to play for Michigan, joining Leah Robertson and Sarah Roberts. Pender can sign her national letter of intent with the Wolverines on Wednesday, when the early signing period for women's water polo begins.
July 29, 2008
Robert Clayton Woodruff, M.D. July 1, 1920 – July 19, 2008 Born and raised in Bay City, Michigan, and a graduate of the University of Michigan in 1948. Robert specialized and was Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Married for 65 years to Phyllis Bushbaum whom he met in college while Phyllis was studying nursing. He served in the United States Army and was discharged to pursue medicine. In 1954, Robert moved his young family to California. The Woodruff family settled in Newport Beach where Robert’s OBGYN practice continued to grow for the next 42 years including service as Chief of Staff at Hoag Memorial Hospital in 1971.
July 28, 2008
BARBARA JOAN MARTIN-ELLS Barbara Martin-Ells, born June 19, 1921, in Detroit, Michigan, passed away on June 27, 2008 (at 87 years of age). Barbara was born in Michigan and came to California as a young adult. Most of her early life growing up was spent in or around Detroit, Michigan. In her early married life, she and her husband and their three children lived in Sherman Oaks in a very nice mansion; and after their divorce, she and her mother subsequently moved to Van Nuys in the San Fernando Valley.