August 13, 1993
Dorothy Yardley, former social director at the Balboa Bay Club, died Thursday in a convalescent home here where she was recuperating from surgery. She was 88. Mrs. Yardley was called "the friend of presidents" because of friendships she made with former Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan, said Linda Essig, a spokeswoman for the Balboa Bay Club. The former Presidents met Yardley while visiting the Balboa Bay Club, and lasting friendships resulted, Essig said.
November 3, 1997
The Balboa Bay Racquet Club beat the Racquet Club of Irvine, 88-52, in games at the Senior 140 tennis tournament here Sunday. Dick Soth and Dick Fitzsimmons of Balboa Bay won all 24 games they played in the event, in which the ages of the members of each doubles team must add up to at least 140. Howard Daum, 84, and Bill Popejoy, 59, combined to win 21 of 24 games for Balboa Bay. Stan Quade and Nelson Bobb of the Racquet Club of Irvine won 23 of 24 games.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1996 |
The Balboa Bay Club has signed an agreement with the city to extend its lease by 50 years, club representatives said this week. The extension becomes effective the day the expansive beachfront resort on city-owned land at 1221 W. Coast Highway embarks on more than $20 million in renovations, club spokesman David C. Wooten said. That project, which is to include a 120-room hotel and new exercise facilities, should start within five years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1994 |
As expected, the City Council on Monday night unanimously approved plans to demolish and rebuild much of the luxurious Balboa Bay Club. Club officials say the extensive remodeling effort will open the 46-year-old private club to the public for the first time and give it a more modern look. "It was fabulous," Beverly Ray, owner of the Balboa Bay Club, said of the Monday meeting. "There was such an outpouring of support for the plan."
May 4, 1995 |
The California Spring Wine Festival, with more than a half-dozen events, will be inaugurated this weekend by the Balboa Bay Club. The festival begins Friday at 5 p.m. with a "Winemaker Cruise Around the Bay" ($50 per person) aboard the Pavilion Queen and ends Sunday at the club with a "Best of the Best Sparkling Wines Brunch" from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. ($40). Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
July 14, 1991 |
The kill zone, that swatch of Balboa Bay Club sand prowled by Joseph Wambaugh's "hot mamas" in his recent book "The Golden Orange," will become part of what city planners call a view corridor. The main ballroom where that bad boy of baseball, Billy Martin, warmly signed autographs for kids at the annual Christmas bash a few weeks before his death in 1989 will be replaced with meeting rooms designed for considerably less gaiety.