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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. arts.pepperdine.edu.
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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.
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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.
BUSINESS
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.
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February 16, 2010 | By Carol J. Williams
Kenneth Starr, the former special prosecutor who took on President Clinton over the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky scandals, will be leaving his post as dean of Pepperdine University School of Law this spring to become president of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, the schools announced Monday. Starr has headed the Malibu law school since 2004. During his West Coast tenure, he also represented the supporters of Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage, during a challenge before the California Supreme Court last year.
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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.
SPORTS
November 24, 2009 | By David Wharton
For now, at least, the UCLA basketball team will have to suffice with small improvements, glimmers of progress. Baby steps. Still looking to work their way back from a season-opening loss, the Bruins kept moving in the right direction with a 71-52 victory over Pepperdine on Monday night. "I'm sure losing that game hurt everybody," Coach Ben Howland said of the opener. "It should hurt. And that's motivation." Playing before another small crowd at Pauley Pavilion, his team finally showed hints of the pressure defense for which Howland's program has been known over the last few seasons.
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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.
BUSINESS
May 19, 2009 | Cyndia Zwahlen
While earning her business degree at Pepperdine University, Sara Dakarmen used her new know-how to persuade her husband, Todd, to turn his hobby selling salvaged Porsche parts into a full-time business. Seven years later, Los Angeles Dismantler Inc. of Sun Valley employs 17 workers and generates annual sales of $5 million to $10 million. Dakarmen has always wanted to earn an MBA to better equip her to guide the tidy salvage yard and warehouse, which supplies customers around the world.
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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."
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