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July 31, 2003
Mike Sciacca Pauline Menczer is a fighter. The 33-year-old Australian has won the last two U.S. Open women's events and will be out to capture an unprecedented third title in the 2003 competition. But it won't be easy for Menczer, who will be challenged by a field that includes eight of the top 16 and 24 of the top 50 women on the qualifying series. "She's great out there," said Palos Verdes' Holly Beck, who will be out to unseat Menczer.
NEWS
February 14, 2002
FRIDAY Magazine editor Sherry S. Handel will be available for a book signing and is giving a presentation on how young women can get published. She is the author of "Blue Jean: What Young Women are Thinking, Saying and Doing." The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 7777 Edinger Ave. Information: (714) 897-8781. SATURDAY The Miss Huntington Beach Scholarship Pageant 2002 will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Huntington Beach High School auditorium, 1905 Main St. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 7 p.m. Information: (714)
NEWS
July 22, 2004
Nina Ho, a senior at Edison High School, was one of 96 high school seniors in the country selected to attend Girls Nation 2004, a convention organized by the American Legion Auxiliary. Young women attending the weeklong event, scheduled to begin on Saturday, will stay in Chevy Chase, Md., and study the workings of the federal government. At the convention, girls will hold mock hearings on bills and tour national monuments including Capitol Hill, Arlington National Cemetery and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
NEWS
February 11, 2010
It’s been an uneven month for beauty pageants in the Surf City area. Cassie Cotarelo, a senior at Marina High School, was crowned Miss Huntington Beach for 2010 on Sunday, and along with her court, she’ll represent the city at events throughout the year. She’ll also have a rose bush planted in her name by City Hall, no small thing. At the same time, the Miss Fountain Valley Scholarship Pageant, which a group of city and business leaders are trying to restart after 19 years of dormancy, has been slow out of the gate.
NEWS
May 5, 2005
Mike Sciacca Whenever her daughter Nicole enters the living room of her Huntington Harbour home, Janine McMillion breaks into intimate and animated talk with the 8 month old. A smile by the wispy blond-haired little girl causes Janine to beam from ear to ear. Any word, any action by the toddler in fact, is cause for pure delight. It's a joyous time for McMillion, 38, who, for the first time this Sunday, will celebrate Mother's Day in the main role.
NEWS
February 13, 2003
Mike Sciacca The journey from Surf City to Atlantic City is a long one, but for 12 ambitious and hopeful young women that first step toward a possible trip to the Eastern seaboard will begin on Saturday night. That's when they will present themselves center stage before a panel of judges, each contestant seeking scholarship money and the title of Miss Huntington Beach. The winner of Saturday's Miss Huntington Beach Scholarship Pageant, a franchise of the Miss California/Miss America Organization and sponsored by the Women of Action committee of the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, will go on to represent Surf City in June at the Miss California America Pageant in Fresno.
NEWS
By Chris Epting | September 29, 2010
"My dad looked over the fitness chapter because, you know, he knows a lot about that stuff. " That line drew some laughs from the full house upstairs at Barnes & Noble last week, and why not? After all, it was spoken by Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver. Katherine Schwarzenegger was here to talk about her new book, "Rock What You've Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who's Been There and Back. " The third-year communications major at USC has been touring the country recently, delivering her blend of bright-eyed and enthusiastic pep talks to legions of young people.
FEATURES
By CINDY ARORA | October 29, 2008
When at the Venice Beach Boardwalk, it’s not unusual to see people preaching about anything and everything. There are still a few Hare Krishnas, roller bladers talking about the end of the world and there’s plenty of political rhetoric happening while you’re walking around trying to take a bite out of your Klondike Bar. But Huntington Beach? Saturday evening at Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street was crowded with demonstrators for and against Proposition 8, an initiative proposed to eliminate same-sex marriages.
NEWS
February 22, 2001
Tariq Malik HUNTINGTON BEACH -- Surf City has a new queen. Aimee Thiessen, 18, won the Miss Huntington Beach Scholarship Pageant on Saturday and walked off with a tiara, sash and a bouquet of roses. "I'm really excited about this, especially since I'm new to the city," Thiessen said, adding that she and her family moved into their Huntington Beach home from Fountain Valley about six months ago. "[The pageant] sounded like a lot of fun, and it's a great opportunity to learn more about the area and get involved."
NEWS
February 21, 2002
Mike Sciacca, Independent Randi Lynne Galbraith was among eight girls left standing center stage of the Huntington Beach High School auditorium late Saturday night, anticipating the announcement of who would be crowned the winner of the 2002 Miss Huntington Beach Scholarship Pageant. "When I got into this pageant, I thought it would be fun just to place," the 17-year-old Marina High senior said. "When they announced the second and first runners-up, my only thought was, 'gee, I wonder which of these other girls are going to be announced as Miss Huntington Beach."
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By Chris Epting | October 30, 2012
Last week, I wrote about my experience going undercover with Greg Reese, president of Clear Image Investigations, a local private detective firm. The 20-year veteran of the Huntington Beach Police Department started his business last May and, since then, has dedicated large chunks of his time to trying to save young women who have become entangled in the many human trafficking networks throughout Orange County. Shocking as it may seem, thousands of young people have fallen prey to traffickers right in our own backyard, and the OC provides lots of fertile ground - starting with many business travelers who order up prostitutes as easily as they order room service.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Mona Shadia | October 26, 2011
COSTA MESA - Soheila Karimi Motamed, an engineer, survived an accident that left a bullet lodged in her brain. Parisa Khosravi is the senior vice president of international news gathering for CNN Worldwide. Nadereh Chamlou is the Wold Bank senior advisor to the chief economist for the Middle East and North Africa region. Shohreh Aghdashloo, an Academy Award nominee and Emmy-winning actress, through her films tries to empower the women of the country that exiled her. On Sunday, about 40 of these successful Iranian American women - all leaders in their fields from every corner of the globe - came together at the second Iranian American Women's Leadership Conference: Pathways to Success at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa hotel to inspire young women to make a difference.
NEWS
By Chris Epting | September 29, 2010
"My dad looked over the fitness chapter because, you know, he knows a lot about that stuff. " That line drew some laughs from the full house upstairs at Barnes & Noble last week, and why not? After all, it was spoken by Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver. Katherine Schwarzenegger was here to talk about her new book, "Rock What You've Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who's Been There and Back. " The third-year communications major at USC has been touring the country recently, delivering her blend of bright-eyed and enthusiastic pep talks to legions of young people.
NEWS
February 11, 2010
It’s been an uneven month for beauty pageants in the Surf City area. Cassie Cotarelo, a senior at Marina High School, was crowned Miss Huntington Beach for 2010 on Sunday, and along with her court, she’ll represent the city at events throughout the year. She’ll also have a rose bush planted in her name by City Hall, no small thing. At the same time, the Miss Fountain Valley Scholarship Pageant, which a group of city and business leaders are trying to restart after 19 years of dormancy, has been slow out of the gate.
NEWS
By Matt Szabo | May 27, 2009
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Just because Newport Harbor High alumna Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh aren’t playing this season, don’t think there aren’t some dominant teams on tour. The top-seeded duos of Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers, as well as Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs, hammered that point home all weekend on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. About 3,500 people bought tickets to Sunday’s matches, and they watched both the top-seeded teams capture their fourth title in five Assn.
FEATURES
By CINDY ARORA | October 29, 2008
When at the Venice Beach Boardwalk, it’s not unusual to see people preaching about anything and everything. There are still a few Hare Krishnas, roller bladers talking about the end of the world and there’s plenty of political rhetoric happening while you’re walking around trying to take a bite out of your Klondike Bar. But Huntington Beach? Saturday evening at Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street was crowded with demonstrators for and against Proposition 8, an initiative proposed to eliminate same-sex marriages.
NEWS
By CHRIS EPTING | September 27, 2007
Tired of selfish, spoiled, irresponsible celebrities? Fed up with having to hear about midnight exploits acted out by young women who, despite the fact that millions of teenage girls idolize them, could care less about creating even so much as a hint of positive influence? We could debate all day over whether or not celebrities should be role models. The fact is, many of them are, especially when it comes to young female fans. How else do you explain the fascination with Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and a host of other “It” girl-pop-culture-train-wrecks?
BUSINESS
By Jessie Brunner | September 13, 2007
Damsel. The definition is as broad as the editorial team behind the new women’s lifestyle magazine would like their demographic to be. “A damsel pretty much defines every young woman,” said Nicole Wurzell, the managing editor of the Costa Mesa-based publication that launched its premier issue Sept. 5. “We don’t want to reach just surfers or just skaters or just fashionistas. We want to be every girl.” The free magazine got off the ground at the end of July, when Publisher and Editor in Chief Luann Petix left her post at a similar publication and hand-selected Wurzell, Art Director Mariela Castillo and Director of Photography Jason Wallis to help her as she pursued her dream.
NEWS
By: B.W. COOK | July 30, 2005
Pink roses were everywhere. Pink roses and lovely young girls in white floor-length gowns came together for a special Sunday evening at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort in Newport Beach. It was a memorable rite of passage in the lives of 13 young women. The 14th Debutante Ball of the Newport-Mesa Assistance League attracted more than 250 parents and close friends in elegant black tie and ball gowns. They shed a collective sentimental tear as the debutantes -- escorted by their fathers, who were wearing traditional white tie and tails -- transformed the ballroom into a fantasy land from another time and another place.
NEWS
May 5, 2005
Mike Sciacca Whenever her daughter Nicole enters the living room of her Huntington Harbour home, Janine McMillion breaks into intimate and animated talk with the 8 month old. A smile by the wispy blond-haired little girl causes Janine to beam from ear to ear. Any word, any action by the toddler in fact, is cause for pure delight. It's a joyous time for McMillion, 38, who, for the first time this Sunday, will celebrate Mother's Day in the main role.
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