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By: | August 9, 2005
o7The Daily Pilot went to Orange Coast College's School of Sailing and Seamanship and asked campers, "How do you stop a sailboat?" f7 "You have to turn the bow hard away from the wind." CESAR GARCIA, 17 Costa Mesa "When sailing, and you see another boat, you have to watch your fingers and turn right, or you can let your sail out." JAVIER ARANDA, 16 Costa Mesa "Sometimes we do doughnuts to stall time [while] waiting for our turn to dock, but we turned too sharp and almost capsized."
FEATURES
By Anahid Yahjian | December 10, 2008
In 1989, Sam Engel was interviewed to be the city’s first Neighborhood Services administrator. Two hours after getting hired, he left his post at the city of Covina and rolled his sleeves up in 100-degree heat for a committee meeting at John Muir Elementary School. Nineteen years later, Engel hasn’t slowed down — on land, at least. Up until having to sell his boat a year and a half ago, Engel took breaks from his fast-paced career by sailing.   How long did you sail before selling your boat?
SPORTS
September 3, 2004
La Cañada High graduate Peter Wells, who is a member of the Olympic U.S. Olympic Sailing Team, finished in 28th place in the men's mistral event at the 2004 Games in Athens, Greece last week. The former La Cañada Flintridge resident, who now lives in Newport Beach, came in 31st place in the 11th and final race of his event on Aug. 25. Battling both the weather and the stiff competition, Wells did better in the first half of the races than he did in the second half. He came in 22nd, 20th, 23rd, 16th and 22nd in the first five races.
THE818NOW
By Mary Catherine Holcomb | July 18, 2011
All aboard! So, I know Marina Del Ray is nowhere near the 818 area, but I just have to share my recent sailing experience with y'all. Sailing is universally enjoyable since the love for relaxing in the sun and on the water is universal as well. Even if you aren't able to get near the water or hop on a boat anytime soon, I'm sure you will be in the sunny weather frequently this summer. So, here are a few tips for this hot summer weather: Wear your SUNSCREEN! And I don't mean that measly SPF 15 either.
NEWS
August 21, 2004
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan In a 48-hour span, Peter Wells went from having a memorable day to a forgettable one. A day after posting his best result in the men's sailing mistral event at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Wells had his worst outing. The 29-year-old Wells, a La Canada High graduate, placed 29th in the sixth race at the Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre, where he was 6 minutes 19 seconds behind stage-winner Yuanguo Zhou of China.
NEWS
By By Vince Lovato | February 15, 2006
Students will set sail as marine science field trip takes them from San Pedro to Catalina Island.LA CRESCENTA -- About 30 of Lincoln Elementary School's most gifted students shared notes about coral reefs, lobster anatomy, tidal pools and fish in a kindergarten classroom after school Tuesday. They prepared for a three-day crash course in marine science and ocean sailing. They will take an express ship from San Pedro to Catalina Island today and stay on an anchored schooner, where they will snorkel, study biology and learn about sailing.
NEWS
By: Natalie Venegas | August 12, 2005
The camaraderie was high, and so was the intensity at the conclusion of Day 2 in the U.S. junior sailing championships Thursday at Newport Harbor Yacht Club. With two races remaining, the excitement grew as the scores got tighter. And two local entries, both sitting in third place after Thursday's competition, remain in the hunt for the ultimate prize in their respective divisions. At the Doublehanded level, which is closer than most anticipated, the Bemis trophy could be won by any of the top five teams, while in the Singlehanded races, there is a two-point difference between first and second place.
SPORTS
By Ralph Saenz | July 16, 2004
When Peter Wells finished third in the windsurfing event at the Olympic Trials for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, he vowed that he would come in first at the next Trials. Four years later, and after hard training and serious fundraising, the former La Cañada Flintridge resident and 1992 graduate of La Cañada High made it. He came in first in the Olympic Trials held off the shores of Stuart, Fla. last November and will be the sole American representing the United States in the windsurfing event at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.
NEWS
August 20, 2004
Edgar-Melik Stepanyan It wouldn't have been an ordinary day in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games if it wasn't for a rescheduling of a sailing event. The fifth stage of the men's sailing mistrial event was rescheduled for today because of inclement weather, making it the third time the event had to be rescheduled. La Canada High graduate Peter Wells did well in the one race that took place Thursday. The 29-year-old Wells, a Newport Beach resident, placed 16th in the fourth stage, coming in at 2 minutes 11 seconds on the trapezoid-inner course.
NEWS
October 8, 2010
Louise Laughlin, June 13, 1928– Sept 28,2010 With deep sorrow to those who loved her, Lou sether spirit free at the age of 82. Waiting for her to join them was herhusband Richard , mother Mary, father James and numerous friends andrelatives. She will be greatly missed by her children, Mike (Claudia),Jean (Chris) and Kate (Tom) , grandchildren Alicia and Jimmy, greatgrandson Derek , brother James (Judy), sister-in-law Dorothy , nephewsChip and Glen and niece Elizabeth. Louise was born and raised in Peabody, Massachusetts, excelling atan all girls Catholic school.
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COMMUNITY
By Ruth Sowby | September 4, 2013
Our own “Love Boat” expert Jeraldine Saunders is making news again, this time on dry land. Saunders, with fellow Glendale resident and writer Sheila Farrell Murray, has just published a book about Saunders' life as a cruise director and model. The women were front and center Aug. 28, signing copies of “The Love Boat Lady” at the Glendale Central Library. For her special friends, Saunders personalized the book with a kiss and a lipstick print. Friends from Glendale on hand included fashion designer Irene Edwards Blore, who is a long-time associate of Saunders.
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By Joyce Rudolph | August 20, 2013
Glendale residents Jeraldine Saunders and Sheila Farrell Murray have just published a book on Saunders' life as a cruise director and they'll be signing copies at 7 p.m. next Wednesday at Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. "The Love Boat Lady," written by Murray, is a look back at Saunders' experiences as the cruise industry's first female cruise director. Saunders first wrote about her life aboard luxury cruise ships during the 1960s and '70s in the book, "The Love Boats.
NEWS
June 3, 2013
Lone motorists would be able to use car-pool lanes during off-peak hours on some of Los Angeles County's most congested freeways under legislation approved by the state Assembly. The measure would allow single-occupant vehicles to use high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes after rush hours on certain stretches of the 134, 210 and other freeways in Los Angeles County deemed appropriate by the Department of Transportation.  The Assembly voted 72-0 on Thursday to send the bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake)
SPORTS
By Mario Aguirre, mario.aguirre@latimes.com | October 5, 2011
PASADENA - Each time Hoover High boys' water polo captain Hakop Kaplanyan touched the ball, Pasadena sent a double-team to swarm the senior utility driver. But Kaplanyan continued to muscle his way through every defensive scheme, scorching host Pasadena for 10 goals to lead the Tornadoes to an 18-11 Pacific League-opening victory Tuesday afternoon. "He's been doing that every game," Tornadoes first-year Coach Kevin Witt said. "He's definitely a rare talent and he's a lot of fun to coach.
THE818NOW
By Mary Catherine Holcomb | July 18, 2011
All aboard! So, I know Marina Del Ray is nowhere near the 818 area, but I just have to share my recent sailing experience with y'all. Sailing is universally enjoyable since the love for relaxing in the sun and on the water is universal as well. Even if you aren't able to get near the water or hop on a boat anytime soon, I'm sure you will be in the sunny weather frequently this summer. So, here are a few tips for this hot summer weather: Wear your SUNSCREEN! And I don't mean that measly SPF 15 either.
NEWS
October 8, 2010
Louise Laughlin, June 13, 1928– Sept 28,2010 With deep sorrow to those who loved her, Lou sether spirit free at the age of 82. Waiting for her to join them was herhusband Richard , mother Mary, father James and numerous friends andrelatives. She will be greatly missed by her children, Mike (Claudia),Jean (Chris) and Kate (Tom) , grandchildren Alicia and Jimmy, greatgrandson Derek , brother James (Judy), sister-in-law Dorothy , nephewsChip and Glen and niece Elizabeth. Louise was born and raised in Peabody, Massachusetts, excelling atan all girls Catholic school.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ruth Sowby | June 16, 2010
"Cruising into Summer" was the theme of the Women's Council of Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation Luncheon and Fashion Show on Thursday. The nautical theme was represented by the decor — ships, portholes, sand and surf — painted on the walls of the hospital's council room. "We changed the council room to a cruise ship," event Chairwoman Sue Wilder said. The imaginative decor was created by Judy Hurst , hospital director of volunteer services. Even the fashion show focused on casual, cruise-wear ensembles and gowns fit for the captain's table.
FEATURES
June 1, 2009
Dressed in their finest, last Saturday night over 700 Crescenta Valley High School seniors and their dates climbed into limos, “party buses” and their own cars to arrive at Long Beach in time to board a luxury Hornblower yacht for their senior prom. The seniors were greeted by teachers and school administrators but for some the most welcoming thing they saw were the huge food tables stretched out on the first and second floor of the yacht. The students danced the night away and when they got too warm, they ascended to the top floor and enjoyed the Long Beach skyline as they cruised the harbor.
NEWS
By RUTH SOWBY | January 21, 2009
The La Crescenta Woman’s Club knows how to put on a great luncheon, and members outdid themselves with an islands theme Jan. 14. Speakers dressed in luau shirts were Trader Joe’s Jim Blanck Jim Blanck and Robert Fernandez , who are manager and assistant manager, respectively, of the La Crescenta store. Glendale resident and club President Rita Even greeted close to 50 members and guests. Lunch of salads, sandwiches and chips, supplemented by cheese cake for dessert, was donated by a generous Trader Joe’s.
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