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January 19, 2012
Although George Winston cites his musical influences as New Orleans R&B pianists, the impressionistic and visionary stylist also lends his talents to Hawaiian slack-key guitar and solo harmonica. One hundred percent of Winston's proceeds from this benefit concert will be donated to City of Hope Cancer Research. Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 8 p.m. Fri. $25-$45. (310) 506-4522.
October 24, 2011 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Rhoda-May Adamson Dallas, an heir of a pioneering Malibu family who, with her siblings, donated the land that enabled Pepperdine University to establish its campus overlooking the Pacific, has died. She was 94. Dallas died Oct. 14 of natural causes at her longtime home in Studio City, her family said. She was the granddaughter of businessman Frederick H. Rindge, who bought a former Spanish land grant in Malibu in 1892 and expanded it into a 17,000-acre working ranch. Rhoda-May, born on Feb. 14, 1917, in Santa Monica, spent much of her early life on a choice slice of that land in a Spanish-style oceanfront house built in 1930 as a weekend retreat for her parents, the former Rhoda Agatha Rindge and her husband, Merritt Adamson.
August 6, 2011
Annette Cardona Actress played Cha Cha in 'Grease' Annette Cardona, 63, a versatile actress, dancer and singer best known for her role as Cha Cha in the 1978 movie musical "Grease" about romance at a 1950s high school, died Wednesday at USC University Hospital, her family announced. She had lung cancer even though she was not a smoker. Under the screen nameAnnette Charles in "Grease," she played Cha Cha DiGregorio, the self-proclaimed "best dancer at St. Bernadette's," showing off her steps in the movie's many dance scenes and starting the drag race by waving her scarf.
February 11, 2011 | By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times
Pepperdine University on Thursday named a federal appeals court judge from Kansas to succeed former special prosecutor Kenneth Starr as dean of its law school. Deanell Reece Tacha has been a federal judge on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals since her 1985 appointment by President Reagan. She also has served on the Judicial Conference of the United States, the federal court system's policymaking body, as well as on the U.S. Sentencing Commission that sets guidelines and punishment ranges for those convicted in federal courts.
July 27, 2010 | By Sharon Bernstein, Los Angeles Times
An overwhelming majority of business owners say they have plans to expand their companies, but relatively few have the capital to do it, according to a new study. Nationwide, just 40% of privately held businesses said they have the resources to grow, said John Paglia, who surveyed 559 businesses and 1,430 lenders and investors for the Pepperdine University Private Markets Capital Project. The findings come at a time when there is national concern about small business' access to loans.
January 15, 2010
Jay Reatard Punk rocker in Memphis Jay Reatard, 29, a punk rocker known for performing shows and releasing singles at a breakneck pace, was found dead in his bed early Wednesday in Memphis, Tenn. Memphis police are investigating his death, but police spokeswoman Jennifer Robinson said foul play is not necessarily suspected. Friends of Reatard told the Commercial Appeal newspaper that the singer had been complaining of flu-like symptoms. An autopsy was performed Wednesday and the results are pending.
September 27, 2009 | Carla Hall
Mitrice Richardson is afraid of the dark and always has been, says her mother, Latice Sutton, who remembers that quirk when she thinks about her daughter's release from a jail cell at a Los Angeles County sheriff's substation in Calabasas in the predawn hours of Sept. 17. Wearing jeans and a dark T-shirt, Richardson, 24, had no car, no cellphone and no purse as she left the station about 1:25 a.m. The nearest Starbucks and fast-food restaurants are about a mile away in a shopping area.
May 2, 2009 | Martha Groves
Pepperdine University on Friday dedicated as open space a 72.7-acre property known as Little Las Flores Canyon, about eight miles from campus. The state Department of Fish and Game and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy will hold title to the land. In 2000, the university, located on a small portion of an overall 830 acres in the Malibu area, pledged to work with government agencies to set the property apart for preservation. The land is an integral part of the watershed and ecosystem of the adjoining Tuna Canyon "significant ecological area."
October 2, 2008 | Jessica Garrison
Concerned that Pepperdine University is being dragged into the fight over gay marriage, university President Andrew Benton said all references to his institution must be removed from a new "Yes on 8" television commercial being aired around the state. The commercial features law professor Richard Peterson, who warns of the consequences of not passing Proposition 8, which would amend the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. "That changes a lot of things," Peterson says, as a sign identifies him as a professor at Pepperdine's law school.
May 4, 2008 | Jim Peltz, Times Staff Writer
With Pepperdine's Paul Carroll on a scoring blitz near the end of the third game, Penn State's Matt Anderson and his teammates decided enough was enough. The Nittany Lions blocked Carroll's next two kill attempts and, with that game saved and the momentum regained, Penn State went on to beat Pepperdine and win the NCAA Division I men's volleyball championship Saturday.
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