October 21, 2013 |
The event: “An Indian Summer Evening With Jakob Dylan and the Wallflowers,” benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu Teen Center. The setting: Guests partied al fresco Saturday at the Malibu estate of “The Bachelor” creator Mike Fleiss. Even if his mega-hit reality show doesn't often result in permanent romantic success, Fleiss - who has been creating reality TV shows since the 1990s - said he and fiancée Laura Kaeppeler, Miss America 2012, expect to be wed this spring.
June 26, 2013 |
She still has the letters. The ones Dad sent from "camp," the federal kind with armed counselors and orange jumpsuits. The same dad that had her too young, fought for custody in court and then went away for five years. Kimberly Woodruff, 17, still doesn't know why he left, only that she wanted a regular family. She didn't expect one to come from the Boys & Girls Club of Venice. "The club really opened my eyes and made me more independent," Woodruff said. "I can do my own thing and venture off. I was able to learn about myself and I could be more of an individual.
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April 25, 2013 |
Malibu City Councilman Skylar Peak has been sentenced to two years of probation and 30 days of community service after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor count of reckless driving related to a Christmas Day accident. Judge Lawrence Mira on Wednesday agreed to drop two other misdemeanor charges, of vandalism and hit and run, after conferring in closed session with Michael Shultz, Peak's attorney. Peak was not present at the subsequent public hearing at Los Angeles County Superior Court in Malibu, where Shultz, on Peak's behalf, entered a plea of no contest to reckless driving.
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December 27, 2012 |
Bruno Serato strolls down the middle of a narrow street, his signature white chef's coat illuminated by the headlights of a cargo van. A light rain falls as he yells into the boxy homes that line the road at the Golden Skies Mobile Home Park in Anaheim. He stops each passing person - a man driving home from work, a woman pushing a child in a stroller. "Turkey," he calls out, the Italian in his voice still thick. "Turkey!" The van is loaded with 12- and 13-pound turkeys, and the 56-year-old owner of the Anaheim White House restaurant is on another mission to help Orange County's neediest.
July 4, 2012 |
The moment Kobe Bryant entered the gym, fans serenaded him with cheers, claps, waves and, of course, the MVP chants. It's inevitable he'd get that reception. It happens all the times at Laker games. It wasn't any different when Bryant arrived Monday at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara, as part of his efforts with Sprite in donating $25,000 toward refurbishing the facility's gym. Yet, those M-V-P chants came with a hint of irony after Bryant lost in a three-point shooting contest.
August 2, 2011 |
It was only three weeks before summer camp was to begin that Gricel Mendoza, program director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley, broke the news to Taylor Evans: She was one of the 15 members chosen to attend a weeklong session at Pathfinder Ranch. The 13-year-old's freckled face lighted up with delight. "Yay!" she exclaimed, reaching over to hug Mendoza. "Thank you!" "It's been so hard for me to keep this from her," said her mother, Toni Mickelson. She had known about the news earlier but kept silent so that Taylor could personally hear it from the club's staff members.