January 31, 2004
Ferreira -- Mehdizadeh Jennifer Ferreira of San Francisco, the daughter of Les and Cindi Ferreira of La Crescenta, and Pooyan Mehdizadeh of San Francisco, the son of Nasser and Mahvash Mehdizadeh of Pacific Palisades, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be graduated from Crescenta Valley High School in 1992. She received a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from UC Irvine and a degree in medicine from UC San Francisco. She is a surgery resident at UC San Francisco.
April 5, 2003
VARELA Shelley Renee Rutkoske and Jesus Varela Jr. of Aliso Viejo have announced their engagement and will marry in July in Laguna Beach. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Betty Rutkoske of Burbank. She graduated from UC Irvine with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and political science. She earned her master's in education and her reading specialist credential from Cal State Fullerton. She is employed as a first-grade teacher in Tustin. The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Maria and Jesus Varela of El Centro.
June 2, 2001
SPEEDIE - MCDONALD Anne Speedie and Justin McDonald exchanged wedding vows at St. Dominic's Catholic Church in San Francisco with the Rev. Steven Maekawa officiating. A reception followed at the Berkeley City Club, a state historical landmark designed by architect Julia Morgan, who designed Hearst Castle. Anne is the daughter of Helene Speedie of Glendale and Bill Speedie of Oregon. The bride graduated from Hoover High School in 1990. She graduated from UC Irvine in 1994 with a bachelor of arts degree in English and French literature, and was a member of Alpha Phi. She is employed as a writer at Digitas, an ad agency.
September 28, 2002
MACHUCA--RAMAZAN Triana Vargas Machuca of Burbank and Kevin Ramazan of Costa Mesa were married in a ceremony at The French Estate in Orange. The Rev. Dr. Paul C. Ystebo officiated. The maid of honor was Tani Vargas Machuca. Standing up for the bride was her brother, Michael Vargas Machuca. The best men were Charles Lee and Zhone Ping. Triana is the daughter of Sidney and Humberto Vargas Machuca of Burbank. She graduated from Notre Dame High School and received her bachelor's degree from UC Riverside.
December 23, 2000
CHU - HOLDER Estelle Chu and Stephen Holder have announced their plans to marry in June. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Sam and Elling Chu of West Hills. She graduated from El Camino Real High School and from UC Irvine with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology, and is attending and teaching at Cal State Northridge. The bridegroom-to-be is the son of John and Peggy Holder of La Crescenta. He graduated from UC Irvine with a bachelor of science degree in information and computer science.
February 12, 2005
Sonnie -- Hoch Monica Sonnie and Darryl Hoch have announced their engagement and plan to marry in February. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Richard and Lupe Sonnie of La Canada Flintridge and is a graduate of La Canada High School. She has a bachelor's degree in biology from UC Irvine and a master's in business administration from USC. She is a director at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange. The groom-elect is the son of L. Paul Hoch of Littleton, Colo.
December 18, 2013
Jasmine Smith (Bellarmine-Jefferson High, 2012) freshman forward, San Jose State women's basketball : Despite coming off the bench in all 10 of the Spartans' games this season, Smith is making the most of her opportunities. In fact, she is the team's fourth-leading scorer as a reserve. Smith, an all-state player at Bell-Jeff, is averaging 12.4 points a game off the bench. In addition, she averages nine rebounds a contest. With five double-doubles in the last eight games, Smith ranks 26th in the nation in that category and leads the Mountain West Conference.
November 8, 2013
UC Irvine students have been trying a relatively new thing called “speed faithing.” The idea, much like speed dating, is to get as much information across to another person in a set amount of time, and hopefully make an impact. Religious students and two atheists gave their 10-minute talks to groups of UCI students, trying to distill their belief - whether Catholic, Mormon, Islamic or none - in a concise way, yet still making it understandable to those outside their faith. Speed faithing was developed by Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Core as a way of getting youngsters to interact with people of different faiths.
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.