October 8, 2010
NEWPORT COAST — Dr. Drew Pinsky watched the action Friday night at Sage Hill School. Pinsky, the radio and television personality, was happy to sit in the stands watching the game without too much fanfare. He doesn't have as much advice to dish out on the football field. His son Jordan, a senior center for visiting Pasadena Poly, dished out plenty. Poly dominated in the trenches, rushing for 370 yards and handing the Lightning their first loss of the season, 35-14, in the nonleague game.
April 2, 2010
Janet (Kelso) Speers, of Newport Beach, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2010. Born in Pasadena on April 21, 1930, Janet graduated from Westridge High School for young women in 1948. She raised a family and was active in community efforts in South Pasadena for several decades. She then pursued the dream of moving to the beach. A consummate volunteer, Janet was active in numerous community organizations, including as a longtime volunteer at Hoag Hospital.
March 30, 2010
Esther Gordon said she’s devastated by the loss of a beloved Costa Mesa family’s son who grew up with her children. Norman Schureman, 50, a professor at the Pasadena Art Center College of Design, was gunned down while at a Persian New Year celebration March 20. His funeral was Saturday, and he was memorialized Sunday. “There’s nothing I can say other than the fact that it’s a sad, sad situation, such a loss, such an untimely death,” Gordon said.
March 3, 2010
Died February 19, 2010, of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, in Costa Mesa. He was born in Pasadena December 20, 1930 and attended schools in Altadena and Pasadena and the University of California at Berkeley . He is survived by his wife, Margaret, his son, Lawrence Jr., Brother-in-Law Philip McWilliams, Sister–in–Law (Melody), many friends, and his loving cousins who were the light of his later years and who particularly delighted in his wild, corny sense of humor.
February 11, 2009
Michael Millikan, M.D. (August 5, 1933 - February 6, 2009) was born on August 5, 1933 in Pasadena, CA, to Clark and Helen Staats Millikan. He was the grandson of Noble Prize Winning physicist Robert A. Millikan. After attending Polytechnic in Pasadena and Hotchkiss Preperatory School in Connecticut he later graduated from Yale University in 1955. He then went to Albany Medical School and after, became Chief Resident at LA County Hospital for three years. He opened his own practice as a general surgeon at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, and later went on to practice internal medicine at Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena.
December 1, 2008
Joan Howard Sammis passed away on November 25 after a valiant nine month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born on May 7, 1935 in Pasadena, CA to Nelson and Betty Howard and lived an idyllic childhood in Pasadena, Houston, Texas and Watertown, Connecticut while her father was in the Navy in the Aleutian Islands during WWII. She and her sister Natalie attended Westridge School in Pasadena from kindergarten through high school and she met her husband, Lee Sammis, at Cal Berkeley, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.
November 24, 2008
The Orange Coast College women’s volleyball team will open the Southern California Regional playoffs at home against Pasadena City College tonight at 7. The Pirates (18-4) are the No. 8 seed in the regionals, while the Lancers (16-6), tied for second in the South Coast Conference, are the No. 11 seed. The Pirates finished third in the Orange Empire Conference, winning five of their last six matches to do so, including solid triumphs over Cypress and Golden West College.
October 20, 2008
Dr. Millard Hardy (“Mac”) McLain Nov. 21, 1921 to Sept. 28, 2008 Pasadena physician Millard Hardy McLain passed away peacefully at home on the evening of Sept. 28 at 86 years. Mac was born at the Huntington Hospital and raised in the Pasadena area where his aptitude as a student and passion for the outdoors were encouraged by his parents, Fred and Faith McLain. He attended Eagle Rock High School, then Occidental College, where he was a class officer and a competitive diver coached by Olympic diver Sammy Lee. Upon graduation, he was immediately drafted but allowed to pursue his medical studies at Stanford University in an accelerated three year program.
July 22, 2008
Jones, Thaddeus C., M.D. March 25, 1924 - July 16, 2008 Born in Pasadena, Ca., Dr. Thaddeus C. Jones practiced medicine in Laguna Beach for over 50 years. He attended Polytechnic School in Pasadena, the Catalina Island School for Boys and Princeton University. In 1942, he enlisted in the Navy and was stationed in the South Pacific aboard the destroyer, USS Massey. Dr. Jones completed medical school at U.S.C. and set up his practice in Laguna Beach in 1955. He was also a former chief of staff at South Coast Medical Center.