MCHS: 2000 Olympian Jeff Tarango

by Robb Fulcher Editor’s note: Mira Costa high tennis player Jeff Tarango (Class of 1986), of Manhattan Beach, competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics and finished 17th in singles, at the culmination of his 12-year pro career.  Later, as a coach, he worked with Andre Medvedev and Maria Sharapova. The following story is reprinted from…

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MCHS: 1996, 2000 Olympian Cliff Meidl

by Robb Fulcher Editor’s note: Mira Costa graduate Cliff Meidl (Class of ‘84) competed in kayaking in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. He was selected by his fellow American Olympians to carry the American Flag during the opening ceremonies. In an interview this week, he credited his younger…

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Peininsula Feline’s Felicitous Friend

by Robb Fulcher  Rufus, a large, orange and white feral cat, showed up in a Palos Verdes back yard 11 years ago. The angels were with him that day – the yard belongs to Donna Ciminera, whose efforts have led to the rescue of many thousands of cats living rough and deadly dangerous lives on…

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Marching forward: Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 53 marks the 40th anniversary of a timeless bond 

by Robb Fulcher Vietnam Veterans of America might look like any other service organization. As the local chapter, which covers the South Bay and Palos Verdes, turned 40 years old last month, the veterans can boast a long list of civic accomplishments, including: Handing out about $100,000 in student scholarships, Promoting legislation to designate Highway…

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Ben Allen’s tough on plastics, and clear on political transparency 

State senator honored for stance on environment, campaign finance by Robb Fulcher Democrat Ben Allen is leaning on his record of major environmental legislation, government transparency, and attention to his constituents’ needs in his bid for a third term representing the 26th State Senatorial District. The district of nearly one million constituents stretches along the…

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