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 20, 2012
USMC Sergeant, Brett Michael Jaffe, of Reno was taken from the world on Sunday, July 15, 2012 in a boating accident at Boca Reservoir. Brett was born in Seattle, Washington on March 8, 1971. Brett was a Corona del Mar High School alumnus. Brett served with distinction in the United States Marine Corp for eleven years. While stationed in Reno, Brett met the love of his life, Betsy (Elizabeth) Jaffe. Brett and Betsy were married on March 6, 2005. She was his “true north”. Brett was a licensed realtor for many years and was pursuing his passion for cooking while enrolled at TMCC's culinary school.
October 8, 2013
Ahoy! October is upon us, and my friends are telling me that they are getting snow in Utah and Colorado already. Our weather is still very pleasant, with this weekend forecast to be in the high 60s to the low 70s along our coast. However, hearing about the recent snowfall has brought boat winterization to the forefront of my mind, especially when many boaters are securing their vessels until next season. We are lucky to live along the coast in Southern California, where our boating season really never ends because we do not experience long periods of freezing temperatures.
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.