March 1, 1998 |
Penny Hall and Kevin Taylor planned to be together in marriage. Instead, they were united in death, buried side by side, a week after they perished in a fierce night of tornadoes. More than 300 mourners came to the funeral for the couple and Hall's parents, Ed and Debra, who also were killed when a twister demolished the family's mobile home early Monday morning.
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March 24, 1985
A 17-year-old Oxnard youth, convicted of murdering the owner of a doughnut shop during an attempted robbery, was given the maximum sentence of 27 years to life in prison. Ventura County Superior Court Judge Charles McGrath sentenced Kevin Taylor for the murder of Soon Jaar Hur, 33, the mother of two children. The judge said psychiatric reports showed "absolutely no hope of rehabilitating Taylor," who was tried and sentenced as an adult.
March 8, 2001
Junior forward Jon Krupansky of Newbury Park High was selected most valuable offensive player in Marmonte League boys' soccer. Guy Sanford of Newbury Park was selected coach of the year. Senior midfielder Randy Wilson of Royal was chosen most valuable defensive player and teammate Chris Noah, a senior, was selectedgoalkeeper of the season. In girls' soccer, Sara Silver-Hill of Westlake was selected most valuable offensive player in the Marmonte League.
February 1, 1985 |
Throughout this season, top-ranked Poway High School has grabbed most of the boys basketball headlines in North County. In Oceanside, however, there are two Avocado League teams that are hoping to poke their heads into the limelight. Oceanside and El Camino, will meet at 7 tonight at El Camino in a battle for first place. The 10th-ranked Pirates are 13-5 overall and 7-1 in the Avocado League. The host Wildcats, ranked seventh, are 15-2 overall and also 7-1 in league.
November 2, 1985
Reed Tomlinson scored four goals and three teammates added three goals each Friday to lead the top-ranked Rancho Santiago College water polo team to a 24-4 Inland Conference win over Rio Hondo at Santa Ana. Mike Cornell, John Gessner and Mike Toscas scored three goals for the Dons, who are ranked first in the state. Rancho Santiago is 8-0 in conference and 21-1 overall.
November 24, 1996 |
After Cal State Northridge's crushing 61-59 loss to Nevada-Las Vegas on Saturday night before 13,066 fans at the Thomas & Mack Center, Brady Mertes put his arm around Trenton Cross, consoling his friend. It was Cross whose errant pass whizzed by Mertes just as he was heading the other way, sailing out of bounds for a turnover with Northridge down by a point and 4.9 seconds left. "I just made a mistake," said Cross.
November 17, 1997 |
On the verge of making a strong statement, Cal State Northridge was undone by a few choice words and fell to Arizona State, 97-91, in an opener Sunday before 4,026 at the University Activity Center. The Matadors had charged back from a five-point halftime deficit and led by a point with 12 minutes to play when forward Jabari Simmons responded to a foul call by arguing and drawing a technical. The fouls were Simmons' fourth and fifth, and Bobby Lazor made three of four free throws.
April 19, 1987
The Master's College, led by home runs by Steve Reyes and Jeff Preston, scored 13 runs in the first inning and defeated Southern California College, 18-12, to complete a sweep of an NAIA District III doubleheader Saturday at Master's. Master's won the first game, 4-3, when Preston singled with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run in the eighth inning.
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December 6, 1987
A guard and a field supervisor for a Los Angeles security firm have been accused of conspiring in an attempted armed robbery Wednesday night at a Redondo Beach Thrifty drug store. Police arrested Kevin Taylor, 27, of Los Angeles and John Gardoza, 64, of Carson shortly after the 10 p.m. closing of the Hawthorne Boulevard Thrifty on Wednesday. Redondo Beach detectives charged that Taylor, a supervisor with USPS Security Inc., used a pistol to force employees into the back office of the store.