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March 3, 1993 | ANDREA HEIMAN
Christopher Duong hasn't seen his family since he fled to the United States from Vietnam almost 15 years ago. But thanks in part to his colleagues in the Westminster Police Officers Assn., Duong, now 30, will soon be reunited with his parents and two sisters. Duong works for the Police Department as a community service officer, and the association has raised $7,500 to help bring Duong's family to Orange County.
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September 8, 1993 | JON NALICK
Helen Valentine never thought she would live long enough to see her granddaughter have a granddaughter. But at a five-generation family reunion last weekend, Valentine, 88, folded her arms around her great-great-granddaughter, Chelsea, and gently kissed her cheek. "I enjoy this. I appreciate it," she said with a smile. Family members, including 2-month-old Chelsea and her parents, John and Tonya Walkowiak, traveled from as far as Michigan for the event.
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January 23, 1998 | From Associated Press
The parents of a child allegedly kidnapped from her home seven years ago and recently found in Puerto Rico hope to be reunited with their daughter on the island. Dorothy and Jeff Anzaldi, who divorced after the disappearance of Crystal Leann Anzaldi, now 8, are scheduled to attend a custody hearing in Puerto Rico today. The woman who had been taking care of the child is also seeking custody.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1995 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a reunion that Gabriele Schickentanz never expected--because there are usually no homecomings for those who have been homeless. So there was reason to celebrate as the 36-year-old Long Beach mother returned during the weekend to a Los Angeles shelter for homeless families, the temporary home she credits for giving her a new life.
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February 28, 1994 | KAY HWANGBO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Most people are trying to forget the earthquake. But for 35 people who attended an unusual "earthquake reunion" Sunday, seeing former neighbors from their severely damaged apartment complex and recounting their experience was an emotional and ultimately healing affair. "This is the first time we've seen each other in five weeks," said Ruben Hernandez, who organized the event for former neighbors of the Matilija Apartments, which are located at 4334 and 4346 Matilija Ave. in Sherman Oaks.
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August 19, 1990 | SHANNON SANDS
Jim Wade came to the second annual Vietnam veterans reunion in La Habra on Saturday to look for a fellow soldier. "I don't know his name, but I'll never forget his face," said Wade, 44, of Long Beach, who remembers unloading the wounded soldier from a helicopter that had been hit. "He was a corpsman. He had lost half his leg. From the top of his right (buttocks) cheek right down to his heel, it was missing," Wade recalled. "He had been given a shot of morphine.
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July 12, 1997 | BOB POOL
College graduates do it. So do high school graduates. And today Rosewood Avenue Elementary School, Class of 1960, will gather in Hollywood for a class reunion. "Everybody cracks up when I tell them I'm going to my sixth-grade reunion. And I crack up too," said Sonia Preiser, a Long Beach adult school teacher. "People roll their eyes. They're amused, then they're amazed," agreed Steve Kipnis, a real estate agent from West Los Angeles.
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July 24, 1990 | LEN HALL
For two years, Pat Forster of San Juan Capistrano has searched for fellow members of the Army's 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Division, who served in Vietnam. This weekend, Forster and his battalion veterans will mark the 20th anniversary of their return home in November, 1970, with a reunion in San Juan Capistrano. A march through downtown, a memorial service for those who died in battle and a barbecue will highlight the three-day reunion.
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November 8, 1990 | GREG HERNANDEZ
A famous ship that once served as the setting for a big-budget Hollywood movie spent most of Wednesday sailing in the waters of Newport Bay. The HMS Bounty, which was built for the 1962 MGM film "Mutiny on the Bounty," arrived in Orange County around noon to give the ship's 16-member crew the chance to attend a private dinner at the home of Newport Beach resident Dan Elliot.
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October 7, 1995 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nine of the original Mouseketeers from the "Mickey Mouse Club" basked in the spotlight Friday during a reunion that marked the 40th anniversary of the television series, but Annette Funicello, the most famous of them all, was not there. Still, hundreds of people lined up to catch a glimpse of Bobby, Sherry, Don, Doreen, Tommy, Cheryl, Karen, Lonnie and Sharon as they made their way down Main Street in the group's first appearance together at Disneyland in more than two decades.
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