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September 15, 1987
A team of 10 Orange County women from the Los Caballeros Racquet Club in Fountain Valley will represent the Southern California section in the United States Tennis Assn./Volvo Tennis League 3.0 National Championships, Thursday through Sunday at Seabrook Island, S.C. More than 100,000 adults participate every year in the league, which features team competition based on six ability levels ranging from novice (2.5) to advanced (5.0).
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April 14, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Murder and rape charges were filed Monday against two registered sex offenders accused of killing four women who vanished from the streets of Orange County. Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, were formally charged Monday with murder in the commission of rape and lying in wait, accusations that would make them subject to the death penalty. Both have prior convictions, and have done time in prison for sex crimes against a child under the age of 14. The two transients were arrested Friday in an industrial area of Anaheim, not far from the trash-sorting facility where the body of 21-year-old Jarrae Nykkole Estepp was found last month on a conveyor belt.
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NEWS
March 24, 1987
Nine Orange County women will be honored by the South Orange County YWCA when it holds its annual awards dinner Thursday at the Irvine Hilton. The women, who are in business, the arts, education, government, law, media and religious affairs are: Betsy Sanders, vice president and general manager of Nordstrom in Southern California; Carla Espinoza, assistant vice chancellor for affirmative action at UC Irvine; Pamela L. Iles, presiding judge of the South Orange County Municipal Court; Dr.
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May 2, 2004 | Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer
The Orange County Breakers, an expansion team of the National Women's Football Assn., have no stadium, no training facilities, no multimillion-dollar television contracts, and, before Saturday, they had no players. "I would have never thought I'd play professional football," said Kalena Johnson, 21, a fitness trainer who along with six other women showed up Saturday at an Irvine neighborhood park for the Breakers' inaugural tryouts All seven made it, but no surprise there.
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August 11, 1985 | GORDON GRANT, Times Staff Writer
Linda Blaha takes the heads off of mealworms before feeding them to the sick and injured birds she cares for--the birds seem to prefer them that way. When Bonnie Geyer goes to the hairdresser, she sometimes takes a cardboard box full of baby wild birds so she can keep them on their feeding schedule. Susan Parkes, an authority on owls and other birds of prey, handles about 1,000 of the species every year. She spends about 16 hours a day and $200 a month of her own money to do it.
NEWS
October 29, 1992 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Writer Christine Gustafson once asked self-made millionaire John Crean to name his key to success. Without hesitation, the owner of the nation's most successful RV firm responded: "My wife, Donna." Later, she asked the same question of the Rev. Robert Schuller, the founding pastor of the Crystal Cathedral, and he said: "My faith and my wife."
NEWS
May 5, 1993 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Move over Siskel and Ebert, here comes the Myers and Schlarb criteria for moviegoing. Like many folks, Jacqueline Myers and Therese Schlarb hadn't heard much good about the film "Indecent Proposal" and its "women as a commodity" theme. They evidently couldn't give a hang even that the ever-charming Robert Redford is in it. But just mention that there's a three-minute hippopotamus-related scene in the film and color them there.
BOOKS
December 25, 1994 | Jo-Ann Mapson, Jo-Ann Mapson is the author of two novels, the Orange County-based "Hank & Chloe," and "Blue Rodeo," both from HarperCollins
Orange County-based novels tend to offer up the obvious--shopping malls, executives, sailboats--trappings of wealth defining a small part of the county's whole (even less now, what with the financial debacle). In "Goodbye, Saigon," Nina Vida forgoes that territory to focus on card parlors, noodle shops and herb pharmacies, delivering a satisfying slice of Vietnamese family life along Bolsa Avenue in Westminster, Calif. The wealthy are present, purposely, but peripherally.
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July 3, 1994
I would like to offer my theory to Dr. Hoda Anton-Culver why Orange County women have a breast cancer rate twice that of the nation. ("Hunt Goes On for Clues to Higher Rate of Breast Cancer Locally," commentary on health, June 26). There is a theory Dr. Anton-Culver didn't talk about, that breast cancer is caused by elevated stress levels. I have traveled extensively and I have said for years that Orange County women are the most "stressed out" women in the nation. By "stressed out," I mean high worry levels about material things and status.
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November 2, 2000 | ANN CONWAY
Intent on making the Newport Beach Film Festival a world-class event, a group of Orange County women has founded the Newport Beach Premiere Cinema Guild. "We want to help bring cultural events of an intellectual caliber to Newport Beach," said Rita Goldberg, founder of the guild with Lucy Steinberg. The guild has landed a cinematic coup for its inaugural benefit: a West Coast showing on Nov. 16 of the Beatles 1964 classic, "A Hard Day's Night."
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June 6, 2000 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even the director of the Orange County Women's Chorus is surprised the members find time to sing. "This is truly one of the busiest groups of women I've ever met," director Eliza Rubenstein said in a recent phone interview. "Most have full-time jobs. Many have kids. Many are also involved with nonprofit causes. They are incredibly involved over and above their own jobs and lives. "They're all like this. It's amazing they find two hours a week to rehearse."
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February 12, 1999 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Glen E. Stillwell, a retired Orange County businessman and well-known philanthropist, died last week at his Newport Beach home after a lengthy illness. He was 79. Stillwell and his wife, Dotti, were among the founding benefactors of the Orange County Performing Arts Center, where he was remembered Thursday for his quiet generosity.
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February 3, 1999 | Lesley Wright, (714) 966-7824
Low-income women who are at least 40 years old can make a free long-distance telephone call when they have a breast cancer screening at the Orange Senior Center on Thursday. The nonprofit Susan G. Komen Foundation, which funds the ENCOREplus screening program, is working with Samsung/Sprint PCS to offer the free phone calls. Participants may call any other woman, locally or long-distance. Komen officials hope women will urge their friends and family members to get breast exams.
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May 12, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS and JOHN POPE and LISA ADDISON
Tricia Nichols has been named winner of the 1998 Amelia Earhart Award for Individual Leadership in recognition of her work to improve the lives of women and young girls. UCI Extension's Women's Opportunities Center will present the award at the Irvine Hyatt Regency on May 20 at 11:30 a.m. during the center's largest fund-raiser, the Amelia Earhart Awards Luncheon. Nichols began her pursuit in 1972 when she traveled to Paraguay as a Peace Corps volunteer.
NEWS
March 26, 1997 | CATHY WERBLIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
She didn't strut down the runway to Bert Parks' famous rendition of "Here She Comes, Miss America." She didn't carry an armload of red roses, and she didn't anticipate a year traveling the world promoting her crown. But when a rhinestone tiara was placed over Maria Martinez's perfectly coiffured brown tresses, she offered the crowd a toothy beauty queen grin, waved a beauty queen wave and proudly displayed her newly awarded Ms. Elegant Orange County satin sash.
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March 23, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE and MIMI KO CRUZ
The Girl Scout Council of Orange County honored two Orange County women for their professional achievements. Monica Florian of Huntington Beach and Bernice Hird of La Habra were chosen to receive the Women of Distinction award. Florian is senior vice president of corporate relations at the Irvine Co. Hird, now retired after a career as manager of community relations for Hunt-Wesson, is active in civic and social services organizations throughout Orange County.
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June 24, 1993 | GEOFF BOUCHER
Orange County women who have shown outstanding leadership in the fields of humanitarian aid, health, the environment, education, youth service and business will be honored todayat the presentation of the American Red Cross Clara Barton Awards. Red Cross President Elizabeth Dole, former U.S. secretary of labor and transportation, will deliver the keynote address at the Newport Beach luncheon and ceremony, which organizers hope to make an annual tradition in the county.
SPORTS
December 30, 1996 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Clare Walker and Angie White laugh about the day nearly four years ago when they stood shoulder to shoulder, posing for a photo to accompany their making The Times Orange County All-County team. "We talk about it a lot," said Walker. " If you had told me four years ago that we would be on the same team. . . . " Back then, Walker played at Huntington Beach and White was at Capistrano Valley. Walker had just been signed by former Pepperdine coach Ron Fortner. White was headed to Nevada Las Vegas.
NEWS
May 8, 1996 | DEBRA CANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The hair loss is the most visible, undeniable change: It is what the cancer patient sees in the mirror each day and what the world notices. For many, within weeks of starting chemotherapy, hair begins falling out in handfuls. The chemical infusions given to kill cancerous cells also poison hair follicle cells. There are other changes too: Skin can become dry, flaky and even change color.
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