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February 25, 2001
Steve Virgen There are no timeouts. There is no halftime nor pregame film to have an idea of the future. Bill Workman, a former football coach at Orange Coast College, says his life is as busy as ever since retiring from his post three years ago. Today, he must act quickly without much plan. His father's health and his family's future depends on it. He reacts with strength from an unwavering faith in God. And, he draws wisdom from growing up in the mean streets of Bell, coaching athletes numbering into the thousands and winning top honors at Whittier College, Edison High and Coast.
NEWS
February 27, 2001
The Vanguard University men's and women's basketball teams open the Golden State Athletic Conference playoffs on enemy soil this week. The Vanguard women (17-11, 10-8 in conference) play at Westmont (20-10, 13-5) tonight, while the men (8-21, 4-14) play at Azusa Pacific (30-2, 17-1) on Wednesday. Both games are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. The lady Lions, seeded sixth in the playoffs, lost both contests to the third-seeded Warriors. The Vanguard men, seeded eighth, lost twice to the top-seeded Cougars but pushed APU (ranked third nationally by the NAIA)
FEATURES
January 19, 2009
Former UC Irvine baseball player Josh Tavelli, a member of the Anteaters’ 2007 College World Series team, is one of two first-year assistant coaches on Vanguard University head man Ralph Grajeda’s coaching staff this season. Tavelli, also on UCI teams that advanced to the NCAA tournament in 2006 and 2008, will work with hitters and infielders, while also coaching third base. Grajeda’s staff also includes newcomer Erich Pfohl, who will tutor the outfielders, coordinate recruiting and coach first base.
NEWS
December 21, 2000
Story by Paul Clinton SHE IS Keeping Christmas alive for children who visit Santa Claus Santa's little helper Soothing crying children on the way to Santa's lap is more than just a holiday job for Becerra, a senior at Whittier College. Clad in a red cone hat with white trim, Becerra is doubling as one of Santa's helpers this holiday season. It takes come cajoling to get a crying child onto the lap of the shopping center's St. Nick, a job the 21-year-old says she welcomes.
NEWS
September 10, 2000
Tony Altobelli All four local high school cross country teams will be cruising the domain today in invitational action. Newport Harbor, Costa Mesa and Corona del Mar high schools boys and girls will be at the Laguna Hills Invitational, which begins at 8 a.m. at Laguna Hills High, while Estancia High's boys and girls head to San Diego for the University Invitational, which gets underway at 10 a.m. In other sports...
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July 18, 2013
John A. Scott Rear Admiral John A. Scott, U.S. Navy (ret.) passed away on Wednesday, July 10 in Irvine, California.  A native of Northern Ireland, Rear Admiral Scott was born on February 7, 1920 the son of William and Lily Scott.  He graduated from San Pedro (California) High School, Whittier College, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University.  He was commissioned in the Navy in 1942, retiring as a Rear Admiral in 1974 after a distinguished career in naval logistics.  In 1943 he married the late Velma Ramsey.  After naval service he was Senior Vice President of a national food service company and a college instructor.  During his career, Rear Admiral Scott was honored by the Armed Forces Management Association as the Department of Defense Manager of the Year for 1971 and by Whittier College with its Alumni Achievement Award and also its Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997.  He was past president of the Newport-Irvine Rotary Club; an elder at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach; and a former member of the board of United Way and The Red Cross in Dayton, Ohio and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Rear Admiral Scott is survived by two daughters, Lyn Steinle of Orange, California and Deborah Gallagher of Reno, Nevada; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  Private internment in Newport Beach will be followed by a memorial service at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, July 23 at 11 a.m. In...
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March 1, 2007
       of Whittier and Balboa Island passed away in his Island home on February 25, 2007.   Born on November 23, 1921, in Ft. Bridger, Wyoming, he moved to California and settled in Whittier.   He attended Whittier College where he played football and was on academic scholarship.     He graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1946, and was a member of the Xi Psi Phi Fraternity.   Following a stint in the United States Army, where he rose to the rank of captain, Dr. Thompson had a private practice in Whittier and was a dentist for an astounding 58 years before retiring in 2004.
NEWS
February 28, 2007
      Dr. Robert R. Thompson, D.D.S. of Whittier and Balboa Island passed away in his Island home on February 25, 2007.   Born on November 23, 1921, in Ft. Bridger, Wyoming, he moved to California and settled in Whittier.   He attended Whittier College where he played football and was on academic scholarship.     He graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1946, and was a member of the Xi Psi Phi Fraternity.
NEWS
March 20, 2007
of Whittier and Balboa Island passed away in his Island home on February 25, 2007. Born on November 23, 1921, in Ft. Bridger, Wyoming, he moved to California and settled in Whittier. He attended Whittier College where he played football and was on academic scholarship. He graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1946, and was a member of the Xi Psi Phi Fraternity. Following a stint in the United States Army, where he rose to the rank of captain, Dr. Thompson had a private practice in Whittier and was a dentist for an astounding 58 years before retiring in 2004.
NEWS
August 5, 2000
Don Cantrell The late Dick Spaulding may well be the only former Harbor High varsity football coach to ever have a grid stadium named after him. That was at Buena Park High stadium in 1974 after he had announced his retirement at the north Orange County school. It is interesting to note that Spaulding initially had no thoughts of college due to insufficient funds, but his principal at Escondido High prompted him to OK the college thought, then got his brother on the Whittier College school board to work it out. So, he left for Whittier in an old Model-A and $30 in his pocket.
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By Emily Foxhall | September 18, 2013
A memorial service will be held this weekend for a former Newport Beach city councilman. Ray Williams, an early advocate of the Upper Newport Bay ecological preserve, died of natural causes at his home in Lake Arrowhead Aug. 15. He was 79. Williams "stood in the front lines" with others during the efforts in the 1970s to protect the bay area from development, according to his wife, Tatyana "Mary" Melnikoff. The nature-enthusiast lived in Newport Beach for 12 years, beginning in 1969, she said.
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NEWS
July 18, 2013
John A. Scott Rear Admiral John A. Scott, U.S. Navy (ret.) passed away on Wednesday, July 10 in Irvine, California.  A native of Northern Ireland, Rear Admiral Scott was born on February 7, 1920 the son of William and Lily Scott.  He graduated from San Pedro (California) High School, Whittier College, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University.  He was commissioned in the Navy in 1942, retiring as a Rear Admiral in 1974 after a distinguished career in naval logistics.  In 1943 he married the late Velma Ramsey.  After naval service he was Senior Vice President of a national food service company and a college instructor.  During his career, Rear Admiral Scott was honored by the Armed Forces Management Association as the Department of Defense Manager of the Year for 1971 and by Whittier College with its Alumni Achievement Award and also its Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997.  He was past president of the Newport-Irvine Rotary Club; an elder at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach; and a former member of the board of United Way and The Red Cross in Dayton, Ohio and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Rear Admiral Scott is survived by two daughters, Lyn Steinle of Orange, California and Deborah Gallagher of Reno, Nevada; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  Private internment in Newport Beach will be followed by a memorial service at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, July 23 at 11 a.m. In...
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By Mike Reicher | April 23, 2010
High school seniors today have one more factor to consider when they choose their college: Which is the most environmentally friendly? Now they have a guide. The Princeton Review and U.S. Green Building Council teamed up to assess colleges and universities on their commitment to sustainability in their infrastructure, activities and initiatives. The result is a new listing from the Princeton Review that includes 286 above-average schools, including UC Irvine. Other Southern California schools that made the list included Claremont McKenna College, UCLA, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, USC and Whittier College.
FEATURES
January 19, 2009
Former UC Irvine baseball player Josh Tavelli, a member of the Anteaters’ 2007 College World Series team, is one of two first-year assistant coaches on Vanguard University head man Ralph Grajeda’s coaching staff this season. Tavelli, also on UCI teams that advanced to the NCAA tournament in 2006 and 2008, will work with hitters and infielders, while also coaching third base. Grajeda’s staff also includes newcomer Erich Pfohl, who will tutor the outfielders, coordinate recruiting and coach first base.
NEWS
March 20, 2007
of Whittier and Balboa Island passed away in his Island home on February 25, 2007. Born on November 23, 1921, in Ft. Bridger, Wyoming, he moved to California and settled in Whittier. He attended Whittier College where he played football and was on academic scholarship. He graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1946, and was a member of the Xi Psi Phi Fraternity. Following a stint in the United States Army, where he rose to the rank of captain, Dr. Thompson had a private practice in Whittier and was a dentist for an astounding 58 years before retiring in 2004.
NEWS
March 1, 2007
       of Whittier and Balboa Island passed away in his Island home on February 25, 2007.   Born on November 23, 1921, in Ft. Bridger, Wyoming, he moved to California and settled in Whittier.   He attended Whittier College where he played football and was on academic scholarship.     He graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1946, and was a member of the Xi Psi Phi Fraternity.   Following a stint in the United States Army, where he rose to the rank of captain, Dr. Thompson had a private practice in Whittier and was a dentist for an astounding 58 years before retiring in 2004.
NEWS
February 28, 2007
      Dr. Robert R. Thompson, D.D.S. of Whittier and Balboa Island passed away in his Island home on February 25, 2007.   Born on November 23, 1921, in Ft. Bridger, Wyoming, he moved to California and settled in Whittier.   He attended Whittier College where he played football and was on academic scholarship.     He graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1946, and was a member of the Xi Psi Phi Fraternity.
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By: ROGER CARLSON | July 26, 2005
His high school football team was on the verge of the most significant victory in Newport-Mesa Unified School District history that December night at Orange Coast College, but the best was yet to come. Corona del Mar High's Sea Kings had forged a 10-point lead over the defending CIF Southern Section Division VI champion, Valencia, and time was running out when a junior reserve named Phil Holland made his way onto the field as part of CdM's punt coverage and the coach jogged onto the field for last-second advice.
NEWS
June 16, 2004
Costa Mesa Olympic torchbearers run today The two Costa Mesa Olympic torchbearers will be doing their part of the historic global torch relay, which weaves through Los Angeles today. Janie Walker will start at 12:21 p.m. at 8860 Sunset Blvd. and continue on until she gets to 8642 Sunset Blvd. Doug Hansen will start at 39th Street, in front of the L.A. Coliseum, and continue on until right after he turns left onto Figueroa Street. Law school reports applications up 36% Whittier Law School is reporting a 36% increase in applications for enrollment, a figure that translates into almost 700 more applications this year than last.
NEWS
February 1, 2004
Shawbong Fok Walk along one of the fluorescent-lighted hallways of Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa and you will see a row of wood-framed pictures, listing its graduates, year by year in chronological order. At the end of the row, there is the 2003 graduating class frame, in which you see names like Robina Ali, Man Thi Nguyen, Horacio De La Vega, Bradford Cormany Beckett and Jameika Williams. Such diversity underscores the recent change in the legal profession, historically the bastion of white males, according to Robert Wylie, associate dean of Whittier Law School.
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