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November 20, 2013
UC Irvine senior Camille Buckley was recently named Big West Conference Player of the Week in women's basketball. Buckley, a 6-foot-1 forward, led the Anteaters with 15 points and a game-high eight rebounds in a season-opening victory against South Dakota on Nov. 10. She also recorded two steals in 27 minutes. Buckley, a first-team All-Big West honoree as a junior, drained two key free throws with 1:29 remaining to put the Anteaters up by six in an eventual 68-64 victory. It was UCI's first win in a season opener since 2002.
SPORTS
January 14, 2014
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Vanguard 103, San Diego Christian 68 EL CAJON — Nicole Ballestero and Taylor Belmont scored 23 and 22 points, respectively for the No. 1 ranked Lions in a Golden State Athletic Conference opener Tuesday. Belmont also had 13 assists. She shot six for six from the field and hit her only three-point attempt. She was nine for 11 at the foul line. Samantha Doucette added 16 points and Ashleigh Anderson finished with 12 points for Vanguard (12-0, 1-0 in conference)
NEWS
April 8, 2014
A Newport-Mesa area women's recovery center raised $450,000 during a recent event in Newport Beach. New Directions for Women's sixth annual Circle of Life fundraising breakfast took place March 31 at the Big Canyon Country Club. The event, which drew more than 200 attendees, generated $225,000. That amount was then matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous family, organizers said in a news release. New Directions, a state-licensed, 24-bed facility on Willo Lane, will use the funds toward scholarships for women seeking recovery from chemical dependency, according to the release.
NEWS
February 27, 2013
A Newport Beach women's gym is hosting an online designer sale Thursday to benefit orphaned women in Kenya. Through its efforts with Empowering Lives International, an Upland-based nonprofit, CrossFit Fly aims to be "empowering women across the globe" as well as women in Orange County, Gena Wueste, an events coordinator and coach for CrossFit, said in an email. The event, dubbed "Beauty and the Buff," will be the gym, 3767 Birch St., from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring used clothing, which will then be listed online at Runway Junkie, a web-based marketplace that supports nonprofits.
SPORTS
July 20, 2013
Three UC Irvine women's water polo players received honorable mention in All-American voting by the Assn of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches. Senior Kelsey Klatt, junior Hannah Croghan and sophomore Jillian Yocum were recognized after leading UCI to a 21-9 campaign in 2013. Klatt, the younger sister of UCI Coach Dan Klatt, had 35 goals to finish with 104 in her career. Croghan led the 'Eaters with 42 goals and 49 steals. Yocum amassed 269 saves and posted a 5.78 goals-against average.
NEWS
May 10, 2012
A pair of roommates who stole a check from a Newport Beach law firm were convicted and sentenced to three years of formal probation and 305 days in jail Thursday, authorities said. Alexa Antonella Polar, 35, and Robin Johzen Pabello, 34, lived together in Garden Grove in 2011 when they stole a $19,500 check and changed the amount to more than $285,000, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. The women used the money to charter a private jet to fly them and several friends to New York, pay for five hotel rooms near Times Square, and go on a spending spree at Tiffany & Co. and Montblanc, prosecutors said.
SPORTS
April 11, 2013
Stanford University senior Kate Baldoni, a product of Corona del Mar High, has been named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week in women's water polo. Baldoni, a goalkeeper, had seven saves to help the No. 2-ranked Cardinal top No. 4-ranked UCLA, 8-1, on Saturday. The win clinched a No. 2 seed in the MPSF tournament, April 26-28 in Berkeley. Baldoni's goals-against average is 4.28 per game. - From staff reports
NEWS
May 17, 2000
Alex Coolman You can get any kind of shoe you want at Women Helping Women -- as long as the kind you want is sensible. The Costa Mesa nonprofit group helps women put together a professional look after they've been in difficult situations -- abusive relationships, substance abuse habits, welfare or jail. Part of getting the image right, say the women who run the organization, is learning what exactly it means to look confident, poised and polished after a long time of looking down and out. Shoes -- smart, conservative designs with low heels -- are part of it. What's more difficult, said Stella Gerk, the group's executive director, is rediscovering the internal sense of strength that situations like abusive relationships can destroy.
LOCAL
May 26, 2009
Submitted by Helen Chade Mahshi Women Helping Women (WHW), a United Way nonprofit agency in Costa Mesa recently received the Tanner Legacy Award of $5,000 from Doncaster, a division of Tanner Companies.  Women Helping Women’s mission is to empower low-income individuals to achieve self-sufficiency through employment success. Susie McCollom, the District Business Leader for Doncaster in Orange County, presented the check to Jeanne Flint, Executive Director for WHW. The award will help WHW continue to provide funding for their support services and programs.
NEWS
May 20, 2011
An Irvine man received a 45 years to life in prison sentence Friday for raping and forcibly sodomizing three women he met through a millionaire matchmaking website. Joseph Raymond Garcia, 51, was convicted last month of six counts of forced sodomy and two counts of rape with a sentencing enhancement for attacking multiple women. Between March 2005 and October 2006, Garcia met two women who contacted him on http://www.MillionaireMatch.com , where he claimed he made more than $200,000 a year and was "strikingly handsome.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | May 1, 2014
Angela Alford spent three months, silently, on the sidelines. The former professional athlete, who is 6-foot-5 and played for Vanderbilt University and USA Basketball in the 1990s, had a hard time believing the scene unfolding in front of her. A senior women's amateur basketball team from Raleigh, N.C., her hometown, was battling it out on the court. "I thought they must be genetic anomalies to still be playing in their 70s," she said. "Surely they just didn't age like the rest of us. " What started out as giving advice on a shot or calling out encouragement from the bleachers led to her coaching the Fabulous 70s at the National Senior Games in Texas in 2011.
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By Hannah Fry | May 1, 2014
Mariners Elementary students greeted UC Irvine basketball players Wednesday afternoon with about as much fanfare as one might expect if a teenage pop sensation visited the Newport Beach campus. The students clamored around the college athletes for their chance at an autograph and, if they were lucky, a selfie with one of the basketball players. Six men and women from UCI's basketball programs visited the fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade classes at the Newport Beach elementary school to talk about sports and the importance of earning a degree.
SPORTS
May 1, 2014
UC Irvine junior Danielle Warde has been named Big West Conference Player of the Year in women's water polo. Warde, who led the Anteaters with 56 goals on the way to the Big West regular-season and tournament titles, is one of five UCI players on the first team. UCI's Dan Klatt was named Coach of the Year. Warde, a utility player, becomes the third UCI player to earn the conference's top individual honor, joining Gianna Rossi in 2009 and current teammate Jessy Cardey, who collected the award in 2011 and 2012.
SPORTS
April 30, 2014
Ashley Merrill, Mackenzie Piper and Olivia Montgomery have signed scholarship agreements with the UC Irvine women's basketball program, head coach Doug Oliver recently announced. Merrill, a 6-1 guard, transfers to UCI from the University of Arizona. She played in 17 games for the Wildcats, averaging 4.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. She had a season-best 13 points in 28 minutes against Iona. Merrill was prepped at Corona Centennial High, where she was a McDonald's All-American nominee.
SPORTS
April 29, 2014
UCI's In recognized UC Irvine freshman Kaley In was named second-team All-Big West Conference by women's golf coaches. In, who leads the Anteaters with a 76.0 scoring average over 22 rounds, has two top-10 finishes, including leading UCI with a seventh place performance at the Big West Championships. UCI senior Ronnie Valerio received honorable mention. — From staff reports — OCC divers shine Orange Coast College sophomore Rae Adams won the one- and three-meter events at both the Orange Empire Conference and Southern California women's diving championships recently.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | April 29, 2014
Millie Tanner, a 16-year-old sophomore at Sage Hill School, showed excitement Sunday morning at the Fashion Island Cinema. She left with mixed emotions, mostly positive, after watching the documentary: "Half the Road: The Passion, pitfalls & power of women's professional cycling. " She has a small, but meaningful part in the documentary, which is among the movies in the Newport Beach Film Festival. The documentary details the inequalities for women in pro cycling. "The discrimination from men to women in cycling has become very big," Tanner said, speaking into a microphone in front of a couple dozen people in a theater after the film ended.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mona Shadia | April 23, 2014
The Festival of Children Foundation and Team Kids are busy with their Letters from Home program, an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for most letters written to U.S. military personnel in a one-month period. The two nonprofit organizations teamed up for Global Youth Service Day on April 12 at South Coast Plaza in an effort to collect 10,001 letters by May 12. The campaign is a group effort, according to Sandy Segerstrom Daniels, founder and executive director of the Festival of Children Foundation, which raises money for children's charities.
SPORTS
April 17, 2014
WOMEN'S WATER POLO UC Irvine 10, Long Beach State 7 The host Anteaters clinched their third straight Big West Conference regular-season championship behind four goals from Danielle Warde and eight saves from Jillian Yocum on Thursday. No. 6-ranked UCI (21-7, 5-0 in conference) has now won five Big West regular-season crowns. The 'Eaters led, 3-1, after the first period and were not outscored in any of the three remaining quarters. No. 10-ranked Long Beach State fell to 18-10, 2-3. UCI finishes the regular season Friday at 7 p.m. against No. 12 Loyola Marymount at Anteater Aquatics Complex.
NEWS
April 8, 2014
A Newport-Mesa area women's recovery center raised $450,000 during a recent event in Newport Beach. New Directions for Women's sixth annual Circle of Life fundraising breakfast took place March 31 at the Big Canyon Country Club. The event, which drew more than 200 attendees, generated $225,000. That amount was then matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous family, organizers said in a news release. New Directions, a state-licensed, 24-bed facility on Willo Lane, will use the funds toward scholarships for women seeking recovery from chemical dependency, according to the release.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | April 8, 2014
A retired USC professor and management consultant plans to challenge U.S. Rep Dana Rohrabacher's seat in Congress. Suzanne Joyce Savary, 67, a Newport Beach resident of 15 years, said Tuesday that she plans to run in the June primary race for the 48th Congressional District. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) is seeking his 14th term. Savary, a Democrat, co-founded the Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club in 2007 and has long been active on Balboa Island, where she lives. She also served on a city committee that worked to update Newport's city charter.
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