December 20, 1985
The Murdy Foundation has made a second $100,000 donation for the construction of the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. The Orange County-based foundation made its previous $100,000 contribution in 1982. The foundation was established by Mr. and Mrs. John Murdy Jr. It is administered by John Murdy III and Maxine Murdy Trotter. The Center is now under construction in South Coast Plaza Town Center. The 3,000-seat multipurpose theater is set to open next fall.
September 8, 2008 |
TRACY, Calif. -- The first indication that something might be horribly, irreversibly wrong with Eric Scoggins materialized nearly two years ago. Decorating his new home, the once-robust former USC and NFL linebacker realized he no longer had the strength to lift a hammer over his head. Someone else would have to hang pictures for a man who 30 years ago helped USC win a national championship, who was the defensive player of the game in a season-shaping victory over 1978 co-national champion Alabama, who was a part-time starter for teams that ranked among the Trojans' all-time best.
June 24, 1989
Janet Evans, a triple gold medalist in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, will help launch the Amateur Athletic Foundation's Summer Swim '89 program at the Belvedere Community Park swimming pool Monday at 11 a.m.
January 29, 2005
Re "Land-Use War, Malibu Style," Jan. 23: The rental of the Foundation for the Junior Blind campground to nonblind organizations is money-based. Jeremy Joe Kronsberg and his family have the right to their lifestyle, undisturbed by politically correct bureaucrats. The foundation can upgrade its existing facilities without disturbing people, steelhead trout, creeks or ancient oak trees. Susanna Hahn Malibu
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2008 |
Gloria Jean Gibbons, 72, who inspired her daughter Leeza to create a nonprofit organization that supports patients with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers, died May 22 at the Lowman Home Nursing Center in White Rock, S.C., after a long battle with the degenerative disease. The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation was set up by the television personality in 2002, about three years after her mother's illness was diagnosed. The organization works to provide better care, education and support for those affected by the disease, which is marked by the deterioration of brain cells.