April 29, 2004
Deirdre Newman While some 86-year-olds may look upon hydro-foil water skiing as some newfangled sport for young whippersnappers, Mary Murphy embraced it. Her son Mike invented the signature unit for hydro-foil water skiing, known as the Sky Ski. The sport involves sitting on a seat and holding a rope to steer, while your legs are attached to a small ski. For Mary Murphy, hydro-foil water skiing isn't just a...
March 17, 2002
Young Chang The Wests and the Thomases of Costa Mesa caravaned up to Mammoth Mountain in the Sierra Nevada mountain range last month for a relaxing vacation that included cooking dinner, packing lunches and home facials. They enjoyed the comforts of home in a land covered with snow, in a brief world that allowed the kids and parents of two families to have a weeklong slumber party under the same condo roof. The Wests and Thomases both have children at TeWinkle Middle School, which meant they had coinciding time off for President's Day. They chose to caravan to Mary Thomas' mother's cabin because the two families had made a similar trip to the ski resort and loved it. "Everywhere you turned, you saw people you knew," said Mary Thomas, a pharmacist at Fairview Developmental Center, of other TeWinkle families spotted at Mammoth.
July 31, 2012
Antoinette “Toni” Wasson Ayres March 19, 1931 - July 12, 2012 Antoinette “Toni” Wasson Ayres passed away peacefully at her home in Newport Beach on July 12, 2012 at the age of 81. A mother of five, a grandmother of 12… a believer, an artist, a traveler, a writer, an encourager, an optimist, a naturalist and a woman of passion, these were just some of our mother's traits. Born in Hollywood on March 19, 1931, the daughter of Reid and Jean Wasson. She spent her early years in the hills of Hollywood with her brother, Mackenzie, graduating from Hollywood High, graduating from UCLA with a BA degree in Education, while being a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.
July 22, 2000
Compiled by SEAN HILLER We asked people at a Costa Mesa post office: What are your summer vacation plans? We're going to Texas to visit my husband's relatives. They live on Lake Travis, so there's water-skiing and SeaDoos. JENNY NEX Costa Mesa Summer vacation? Summer's almost over. I don't have any money right now. I baby-sit, so unless they take a vacation, I can't. JOCY OROZCO Costa Mesa I have a sick wife at home. I can't go anywhere.
October 19, 2002
Gaddy-Schmidt Mr. and Mrs. Charles Griffen of Balboa Island announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Gaddy of Newport Beach, to Todd Schmidt of Fallbrook. The bride-elect graduated from Corona del Mar High School and Cal State Long Beach. The future groom, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schmidt of Fallbrook, graduated from Fallbrook High School and the University of San Diego. A Nov. 9 wedding is planned at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Fallbrook.
July 21, 2004
Club affiliation: Big Canyon Country Club Residence: Newport Beach Birthplace: Oakland Age: 45 Golf handicap: 1 Favorite golf moment: Playing and qualifying for the 1986 U.S. Open at the San Francisco Club Favorite club to use: Driver Favorite course to play: Pine Valley Golf Club Favorite hobbies outside of golf: Skiing and weightlifting Family: Wife, Sandy; daughter, Claire (7), son, Dalton (11). Noteworthy: Played in two U.S. Open championships as an amateur, missing the cut by just two strokes in 1986 and four shots in 1989.
February 2, 2005
Club affiliation: Newport Beach Country Club Residence: San Clemente Birthplace: Compton, CA Age: 46 Golf handicap: 6 Favorite golf moment: The hole-in-one. Favorite course played: Newport Beach Country Club Favorite club: 5-iron that she used for the hole-in-one Family: Husband, Ed; Daughter, Natalie Favorite hobby outside of golf: Snow skiing, going to the beach Noteworthy: Hit a hole-in-one on Newport Beach Country Club's 170-yard, par-3 No. 13 with a 5-iron Jan. 18 ... In the last six years has gone from a 20 handicap to a 6 ... Worked in the stock brokerage business for 20 years ... Works as a compliance consultant ... Graduated from UC Irvine in 1983 with a degree in history ... Was a setter on UCI's women's volleyball team ... Tried out for the boys volleyball team at San Clemente High because there was no girls team ... Was a member of the San Clemente girls tennis team ... Only started playing golf nine years ago ... Is a member of Newport Beach Country Club's women's golf team that competes against other country clubs.
June 9, 2003
UC Irvine senior golfer Mike Lavery has been named to the 2003 Verizon Academic All-District VIII men's at-large third team. Lavery, a psychology and social behavior major, led the Anteaters to their third straight Big West Conference championship this season by winning the individual title with a 36-hole score of 6-under par 138 (70-68). He had four top-10 finishes this season and was UCI's top performer at the NCAA West Regional Championships with a 32nd-place finish of 221 over three rounds.
July 7, 2008
Lloyd, William (age 65) It is with tremendous sadness that we announce Bill’s passing on July 1st. He is survived by his loving wife, Victoria; his sons, Chad, Brenden, Brad, Kevin; step-children, Nick, Alexis and son-in-law Eric; grandchildren, Cassidy and Harmony and his siblings, Richard, Greg, Thomas and Lori. The son of Mary Kay and Frank Lloyd from Pasadena, who enjoyed forty years on Balboa Island. Bill won the “Flight of the Snowbirds” in 1959 and was Commodore of B.I.Y.