August 30, 2003
Jackson Bell For Koreen Dickson, beauty pageants are about more than just looks. The versatility of the participants is also on display. "It shows that a lot of the girls in pageants have brains along with beauty," said Dickson, 19, a Cal State Northridge sophomore who was crowned Miss Burbank in March. "It's important to portray girls as intelligent because a lot of times, they aren't portrayed that way in the media." Dickson and Aijia Guttman, Miss Teen Burbank, are among the more than 120 contestants who have competed since Wednesday in Fresno for the Miss California USA and Miss Teen California USA titles.
August 23, 2003
Jeff Tully Coeds expect him to try and coax them into bed. Guys want him to break out his toga and slam a few beers in the name of fraternity brotherhood. Older women look forward to running into him at the supermarket picking through the produce section. Actor Tim Matheson knows what it's like to be linked with an admired and beloved character in a wildly successful motion picture. The John Burroughs High School graduate achieved movie stardom in 1978 with "National Lampoon's Animal House."
July 2, 2003
Sequel was a bad idea Summer Field Grindle of La Crescenta is a cinema and television arts major at Cal State Northridge. "Charlie's Angels" on TV, fine. As a movie, OK. But why a sequel? Maybe to sell tickets, camera phones and promote a jet-set Los Angeles lifestyle. In one day, Charlie's Angelenos do the beach, a dirt bike race, Mexico, a glamorous Hollywood premiere, and yet have time to take on, bare-fisted, sleazy mob bosses and sleazier politicians.
April 5, 2003
LEWIS Milija and Jelena Tanaskovic of Burbank have announced the engagement of their daughter, Gordana Tanaskovic, to Dr. Alwin C. Lewis, the son of Dr. Arthur E. and Diana Lewis of Burbank. A June wedding is planned. The bride-to-be graduated from John Burroughs High School and from Cal State Northridge with a degree in business administration. She is employed as a marketing director for Chocolates a la Carte in Valencia. The bridegroom-to-be graduated from Burbank High School, UC San Diego and Tulane University Medical School.
December 25, 2002
Molly Shore Lisa Clement, 46, does not have children enrolled in Burbank schools, but she wants to make the district better for students, teachers and parents. So she is running for one of three open seats on the Burbank Unified School District school board. "I think my chances look pretty good to get elected," she said. If elected, she plans to personally get involved with hiring the best new teachers from UCLA, Cal State Northridge, USC and other top schools.
December 14, 2002
Molly Shore Burroughs High School senior Curran Wedner hopes one day his artwork will hang in museums. He's off to a good start. An acrylic paint and collage piece he completed in E. Kay Anderson's advanced-placement art class made the cut for Cal State Northridge's sixth annual high school invitational exhibition, "Coming Soon ... " The show is in the university's art gallery through Jan. 11. Curran's work, "Anarchy TM," depicts a marionette with six arms and a head bigger than its body, sporting two Mohawks.
December 7, 2002
CONRAD Lauri Kirsten Rockholm of Los Angeles and Jonathan Manak Conrad of El Segundo have announced their plans to marry in January. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ellen and Dr. Jeff Rockholm of Placerville. She graduated from Loretto High School and earned her bachelor's degree from Pepperdine University. She is employed with the Public Health Foundation Enterprises as a dietitian for the Women, Infant and Children program. The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Rae and Helen Conrad of La Crescenta.
November 16, 2002
BERRETH Emma Luz Villalpando and Michael Thomas Berreth, both of Burbank, have announced their plans to marry in February. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jeronimo and Emma Villalpando of Burbank. She graduated from Cal State Northridge with a bachelor's degree in child development and earned her master's degree in education from National University. She is employed as an elementary school teacher in North Hollywood. The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Dan and Sandy Coberly of Gilbert, Ariz.
October 5, 2002
fund-raiser 48 Hours Chuck Negron whose voice made famous such songs as "Joy to the World" and "One" when he was with Three Dog Night, will perform 90 minutes worth of the band's hits during the 15th annual Evening of Wine & Roses on Sunday in Glendale. The classic European- flavored food and music gala will be from 5:30 to 10 p.m. along Central Avenue from San Fernando Road to Los Feliz Boulevard. Tickets for the black-tie optional event are $150 and benefit the hospital.
August 10, 2002
A (pea)nutty exhibit at the L.A. Zoo GRIFFITH PARK -- A 53-foot custom-designed truck with a 32-foot peanut replica is at the Los Angeles Zoo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Sunday. It is part of the National Peanut Board's "National Peanut Tour," an interactive traveling exhibit. The exhibit, traveling around the country to 25 different events in 23 cities, features historical information about peanuts, fun facts and trivia, take-home recipes, as well as nutrition information.