May 10, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- As he weighed a shift in his public position on gay marriage, perhaps no one had as much influence on President Obama as his wife, Michelle. "This is something that, you know, we've talked about over the years and she, you know, she feels the same way, she feels the same way that I do," Obama told ABC's Robin Roberts on Wednesday. Even as Obama's position was in a state of evolution, White House advisors said, the first lady went out of her way to invite gay, lesbian, transgendered and bisexual couples to the events she sponsored for military families.
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May 14, 2000 |
A fire early Saturday destroyed six large trailers loaded with donated clothing and forced the evacuation of two dozen guests at the Wagon Wheel Motor Inn, authorities said. The blaze began shortly after 1 a.m. in the 2700 block of Buckaroo Avenue and took 30 firefighters more than two hours to douse, said Mike O'Malia, a battalion chief for the Oxnard Fire Department. Damage to the trailers, owned by Goodwill Industries, topped $120,000, authorities said.
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May 8, 1996 |
A homeless man who spent the last few weeks sleeping on a shabby yellow couch a few feet from the railroad tracks opposite an Oxnard rescue mission was crushed Tuesday by a train, police and witnesses said. Oxnard firefighters found Ralph Beyer's body pinned beneath a railroad car about 3:30 p.m. Next to Beyer were a blue sleeping bag, a near-empty case of beer and sections of a crushed yellow couch, Oxnard Fire Capt. Mike O'Malia said.
November 22, 2008 |
Malia and Sasha Obama are headed for the Washington-area private Quaker school that Chelsea Clinton attended, aides to the future first family confirmed Friday. The Obamas picked Sidwell Friends School, where Vice President-elect Joe Biden's granddaughters also attend. The school is known for its rigorous standards and for educating children from some of Washington's most prominent and wealthy families. It is also the alma mater of President Nixon's daughters and Al Gore's son.
December 4, 1998
Paul Orfalea, who grew a single copy shop into the giant Kinko's Inc. chain, has pledged $2.5 million to the University of Southern California to endow the Kinko's Chair in Entrepreneurship. A graduate of USC's Marshall School of Business, Orfalea was named 1997 Entrepreneur of the Year by USC's Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Thomas O'Malia, director of the center, will be the first holder of the endowed chair. Privately held Ventura-based Kinko's has 900 sites.
March 18, 2007 |
Clueless about Hawaii? The Volcano Radio podcast, www.volcanoradio.com, will steer you to places that those lucky enough to live in the islands know about. What's hot: The podcast is a little tourism and a lot island culture -- slack key guitar, pollution in the Ala Wai Canal in Waikiki, the scene in Chinatown, learning to surf in Waikiki. Husband-and-wife hosts Stewart Yerton and Malia Boyd keep things low-key and conversational.
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July 15, 1997 |
With painstaking care, a team of scuba divers from the Oxnard Police and Fire departments searched the depths near Channel Islands Harbor on Monday for the body of presumed drowning victim Alex Cabrera, 15. Alex disappeared into the surf on Friday while swimming with two friends at Oxnard State Beach near the Embassy Suites Hotel. A novice swimmer, Alex apparently was caught in the rough surf churned by a north wind and a south swell.
October 28, 2008 |
No $150,000 wardrobe malfunctions for Michelle Obama. "Actually, this is a J. Crew ensemble," the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama told comedian Jay Leno on Monday on his talk show. She wore a yellow sweater, skirt and blouse. "You can get some good stuff online," she added.
June 11, 2008 |
Tension in the Obama household? You be the judge. Every once in a while, Barack Obama mentions that one of his earliest campaign promises was to his two little girls, Malia, 9, and Sasha, who turned 7 on Tuesday: They can get a dog . . . when the campaign is over. The question came up again about a month ago at the dinner table. The Obamas told "Good Morning America" the other day that the family shook hands on a promise that next spring, the girls will get their pet.