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December 14, 1999
Hoping to block a $130-million Pepperdine University expansion project, the Sierra Club has filed a lawsuit to overturn California Coastal Commission approval of grading for the construction. More than 4 1/2 million cubic yards of earth will have to be moved on the mountainous northern side of the campus in the two-year building effort that university officials hope to start next year.
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September 23, 2000 | ELAINE GALE
The Most Rev. Tod Brown, Bishop of Orange, along with the Serra Clubs of Orange County, will host the 2000 Western Regional Serra Convention at the Anaheim Sheraton Hotel from Oct. 13-15. Serra Clubs are for the Catholic lay movement, which encourages vocations to the priesthood and religious life. The annual convention is the showcase event for Serra's Western Region, which consists of 45 clubs and 1,700 members in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2000 | ELAINE GALE
The Most Rev. Tod Brown, Bishop of Orange, along with the Serra Clubs of Orange County, will host the 2000 Western Regional Serra Convention at the Anaheim Sheraton Hotel from Oct. 13-15. Serra Clubs are for the Catholic lay movement, which encourages vocations to the priesthood and religious life. The annual convention is the showcase event for Serra's Western Region, which consists of 45 clubs and 1,700 members in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1999
Hoping to block a $130-million Pepperdine University expansion project, the Sierra Club has filed a lawsuit to overturn California Coastal Commission approval of grading for the construction. More than 4 1/2 million cubic yards of earth will have to be moved on the mountainous northern side of the campus in the two-year building effort that university officials hope to start next year.
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April 29, 1988
Martin J. O'Dea, 76, who climbed from a job as office messenger to president of the Hibernia Bank of San Francisco. He began his banking career in 1928, was named vice president and manager of Hibernia's downtown branch in 1956. In 1963 he was elected director and in 1968 was named president. He was past president of the Serra Club of San Francisco. In San Francisco on Friday after what was described only as a long illness.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1999
Sister Mary Lenore, retired parochial school teacher and administrator, died Saturday. She was 91. Born Francis Bott on April 5, 1908, in LaCrosse, Wis., she took her vows and became a nun in 1933. For more than 50 years, she taught elementary school and was the principal of St. Francis Elementary School in Los Angeles. Seeing many non-English-speaking students struggle with the language, she started telling them jokes in English.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2001
Lifelong Ventura resident Manuel Tony Garcia, a retired longshoreman, died Friday morning at his home, surrounded by his family. He was 84. He was born Jan. 19, 1917 in Ventura and was a graduate of Holy Cross School. He was instrumental in founding the Holy Cross Alumni Assn., which provides scholarship assistance to students seeking a Catholic education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2001
Theodore Erwin Van de Kamp, 79, the son of the co-founder of Van de Kamp's Holland Dutch Bakery who worked his way up from a 12-year-old cookie-baking apprentice to group vice president, died of natural causes Friday in La Jolla, Calif. As a bakery executive, he helped guide Van de Kamp's transition from a service or delivery operation to self-service sales from the shelves of some 900 Southern California supermarkets. Van de Kamp retired in 1970.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1988 | LYNN SMITH, Times Staff Writer
'We do not want to just admire him, put him on a pedestal. . . . We want to catch some of his fire.' --Father Geoffrey Bridges Until this weekend, the only statue at Mission San Juan Capistrano of the mission's founder, Junipero Serra, was outside the church. But in ceremonies Sunday at the Vatican, Pope John Paul II beatified the controversial 18th-Century Franciscan missionary. Now, Father Serra can come in from the cold.
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July 30, 1994 | ROSANNE KEYNAN
* Actor Meshach Taylor of the TV series "Designing Women," currently co-starring in the movie "Dave's World," is the featured guest of honor at Scott United Methodist Church's fund-raiser fashion luncheon, "Role Models for Male Youth," to be held at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 13 at the Doubletree Hotel in Pasadena. For reservations, phone (818) 795-7511.
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