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September 25, 2002
46, Corona del Mar ... Leading candidate for a superior court judge seat to be decided in this November's election ... In Newport Beach close to 17 years since arrival in the U.S. from Durban South Africa, where she grew up ... Was a barrister or trial lawyer in South Africa ... Tried cases in the high court, equivalent to the superior court ... "Decided it was time for me to start being a little more eclectic" ......
NEWS
March 2, 2000
-- Story by Andrew Glazer; photo by Marianna Day Massey SHE IS ... Carrying clubs, preparing grub and preventing flubs. GREEN QUEEN Sandy Jones, 32, is one of very few female caddies on the Senior PGA Tour. Of approximately 80 caddies traveling with the seniors, only five are women, Jones said. "I think it helps us get work," she said. "We stand out more." CUTTHROAT CADDIES But there's still no guarantee Jones will work. The number of caddies traveling from course to course on the senior tour by far exceeds the amount of players.
NEWS
September 19, 2002
COSTA MESA -- Two former Stanford players are leading the charge as seven Americans remain alive out of 16 players in the championship singles field in the $10,000 United States Tennis Association Diadora Pro Championships at Costa Mesa Tennis Center. In the USTA Futures Tour event, which features up-and-coming players on their way to the Association of Tennis Professionals Tour, top-seeded Radim Zitko of the Czech Republic edged his first-round opponent Wednesday, Mirko Pehar, 7-5, 7-6 (3)
NEWS
September 20, 2002
COSTA MESA -- Five of the top eight seeded players, including top-seeded Radim Zitko of the Czech Republic, were shown the upset city door Thursday in the championship singles draw in the Diadora Pro Championships at Costa Mesa Tennis Center. American David Martin, a former Stanford star who gained entry into the tournament via wild card, enjoyed a 6-2, 6-3 upset victory over Zitko and will face Sweden's Oskar Johansson in the quarterfinals today.
NEWS
By Tania Chatila | June 9, 2006
GLENDALE ? At 16, Nicole Bonoff was tracking black bears in the wild. "I remember taking her to the airport and the captain said, 'Where are you going?' and she said, 'To trap bears,'" her mother, Susan Bonoff, said. "He said 16-year-old girls shouldn't be trapping bears." But she did, and Nicole Bonoff, now 20, once again will brave the wild on a two-week expedition to South Africa to study brown hyenas in the summer. The Glendale resident was one of 18 students chosen from a pool of more than 120 applicants in five states to conduct environmental research in Nissan North America and World Wildlife Fund's environmental leadership program.
NEWS
November 15, 2001
Deirdre Newman When Peter Biehl's daughter, Amy, was murdered in South Africa in 1993, he and his wife were devastated. But they channeled their grief into reconciliation and eventually forgave their daughter's killers. Now they work with a foundation they established to continue Amy's social work in South Africa. Peter Biehl shared his emotional story with students at Corona del Mar High School on Wednesday as part of the school's Annual Community Service Assembly and Fair, encouraging students to give selflessly in their community the way his daughter did in South Africa.
NEWS
August 11, 2001
My personal summertime society travel expert Hazel Dyer of Costa Mesa recently shared the adventures of Newport Mesa citizens in Cuba, which I covered last month in my Daily Pilot column. Dyer stopped by my office to share her plans for her next jaunt to South Africa, set for Oct. 11-22 of this year. Dyer and her husband, Charles, are both South African immigrants to the United States, moving here less than a decade ago and leaving behind a life that was very different from the world they experience here in Orange County.
SPORTS
December 18, 2013
Whitney Pavlik, a former UC Irvine women's indoor volleyball standout, teamed with Jennifer Kessy to finish third at the Federation International de Volleyball beach event completed Saturday in Durban, South Africa. Pavlik and Kessy lost in the semifinals to a team from Germany, 21-16, 24-26, 15-12. The Americans staved off eight match points to win the second set. Pavlik and Kessy outlasted another German duo, 36-34, 21-18, in the third-place match. It was the first tournament for Pavlik after undergoing shoulder surgery in October.
NEWS
November 26, 1999
Greg Risling Peter and Linda Biehl are racking up some frequent flyer mileage with all the traveling they have done in the last year. The former Newport Beach couple have barely a moment to spare, hopping from one destination to the next, helping the underprivileged in the name of their slain daughter. The couple, who now live La Quinta, have continued their daughter's legacy and have shared it with anyone who is willing to listen. The Biehls will tell their story Sunday at the Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church in Costa Mesa.
NEWS
January 7, 2011
TARR, Eric G., M.D., Anesthesiologist, Artist, Yachtsman, Movie Producer and Adventurer, lost a long and brave battle with malignant melanoma, passing away in his Balboa Island home, December 26, 2010. He was born in Bloemfontein, Republic of South Africa, November 18, 1930 to Reverend A. Floyd and Edna Mae Tarr who pre-deceased him. He was a professional photographer and movie maker with a B.A. degree in photography from Art Center School of Design and an M.A. in motion pictures from the University of Southern California Film School.
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December 18, 2013
Whitney Pavlik, a former UC Irvine women's indoor volleyball standout, teamed with Jennifer Kessy to finish third at the Federation International de Volleyball beach event completed Saturday in Durban, South Africa. Pavlik and Kessy lost in the semifinals to a team from Germany, 21-16, 24-26, 15-12. The Americans staved off eight match points to win the second set. Pavlik and Kessy outlasted another German duo, 36-34, 21-18, in the third-place match. It was the first tournament for Pavlik after undergoing shoulder surgery in October.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | October 10, 2013
Jon Bon Jovi doesn't want to be another wave in the ocean. He is a rock, not just another grain of sand. And he definitely rocked Wednesday night at the Honda Center. Why? Because he can. Bon Jovi made a pit stop in Anaheim as part of its "Because We Can" tour, in support of the band's 12th album, "What About Now. " Having started in Washington, D.C., in February, the group is poised to perform across North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America. With returns to Wales and South Africa and first-time shows in Bulgaria and Poland, the tour snagged the No. 1 spot in Pollstar's last two tour rankings, having already grossed $142.1 million.
NEWS
March 1, 2013
DONALD ROBERT LESLIE STRAUSS June 28, 1941 - November 19, 2012 Donald Strauss of Laguna Hills passed away in Newport Beach, CA Nov. 19, 2012.  He was born to  Marthinus W. Strauss and Jan Olivier Strauss in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.  At age 9 he became an American citizen when his mother married an American diplomat and they lived in various countries around the world until settling in New York and Virginia when he was a teenager. He attended high school in Fairfax, VA and shortly after joined the Army and was a member of the 82nd Airborne division, stationed at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.  He played football and various sports for the Army.  He married and had two children.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | April 29, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — For Joanne Baker's 50th birthday, she asked for $500,000. It wasn't for her, but for donations to children in South Africa affected by AIDS. What the Hoag Hospital OR charge nurse got in 2001 was $35,000, but that was more than enough to fuel her fledgling nonprofit, Tias Arms, and provide financial support to multiple small organizations in KwaZulu-Natal. The province located on South Africa's eastern coast is not only Baker's birthplace, but also "ground zero" for the country's growing AIDS epidemic, she said.
NEWS
January 7, 2011
TARR, Eric G., M.D., Anesthesiologist, Artist, Yachtsman, Movie Producer and Adventurer, lost a long and brave battle with malignant melanoma, passing away in his Balboa Island home, December 26, 2010. He was born in Bloemfontein, Republic of South Africa, November 18, 1930 to Reverend A. Floyd and Edna Mae Tarr who pre-deceased him. He was a professional photographer and movie maker with a B.A. degree in photography from Art Center School of Design and an M.A. in motion pictures from the University of Southern California Film School.
NEWS
By Tom Ragan | June 10, 2010
L eave it up to sports, in this case soccer's World Cup in South Africa, to break down cultural barriers. In some cases, Mexican Americans are pulling for Mexico's team while Mexican immigrants who have long since become U.S. citizens are cheering on the U.S. squad. If basketball greats Julius Erving and Magic Johnson forced a predominantly white audience to forget about skin color for the moment and simply see them as fantastic athletes in a sport they truly loved, the World Cup, which begins early Friday morning with a match between Mexico and South Africa, provides a different twist to the polarization that's been sweeping the country lately, sports enthusiasts say. "Hey, I think Mexico has the better team.
NEWS
November 13, 2009
The Vanguard University Center for Women?s Studies will present the next event in its Women in Leadership series, ?Coming Alive,? at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the campus? Needham Chapel, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Vanguard University alumna Joanna ?Joey? Paynter, class of 2008, will present a gallery of her photography. ?Connecting women in leadership with Vanguard students will create a stronger network of collaboration and partnership for continuing our mission to study the issues, be a voice and make a difference,?
FEATURES
By Candice Baker | November 11, 2009
As Sunday wound to a close, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach found itself charting a new course. The church congregation has spent nearly two months getting to know their vibrant new pastor, but Sunday’s service was bittersweet. The St. Andrew’s flock had to say goodbye to the senior pastor who has led them for more than three decades. Seek ye first “It’s been the great joy of my life to pastor St. Andrews,” the Rev. John Huffman said.
SPORTS
By John Burton | September 24, 2009
In the days long before Kelly Slater it was a given that the best surfers came from Southern California or Hawaii. Sure, there was surfing in Australia, South Africa, and Peru, but their surfers weren’t considered to be on the same level. At the bottom of the heap was the U.S. East Coast. It was assumed that because of the smaller, inconsistent waves, East Coast surfers wouldn’t be able to compete with Californians and Hawaiians. In surfing magazines coverage of the East Coast, it was relegated to a few paragraphs with black and white photos on the last couple of advertisement pages.
FEATURES
August 21, 2009
Some years ago, I saw an old friend at a conference in an eastern city. He seemed somewhat reserved when I enthusiastically approached him, and eventually he informed me that many years previously, I had done or said something that offended him and he had spent these years angry with me. He even remembered precisely what I did, which I could not recall at all. I was astounded and apologized profusely. I had no idea of his hurt and had continued to hold him in high esteem. While I now believe the angst has healed, I gave it a great deal of thought afterward.
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