Talented Dancer Is Miss Sugar Ray Teen

Compiled by George Stein

How sweet it is!

Miss Sugar Ray Teen for 1985-86 is Tamara Townsend. The 14-year-old Curtis Junior High student from Carson outpointed 14 other finalists from Southern California in the annual competition sponsored by the Sugar Ray Robinson Youth Foundation. Tamara, who wants to be an entertainer, does a soft-shoe dance routine as well as jazz and classical ballet. She was recently chosen for the chorus of a children’s version of the Ethiopian famine relief benefit song “We Are the World.” Tamara has also been selected to attend the new Los Angeles County High School for the Performing Arts.

He’s 101, but who’s counting?

Carl Christianson, born in Wisconsin in 1884, spent his working life as a carpenter--and until age 99, was a familiar sight in Hawthorne, tooling around on his three-wheel bike. For his birthday, well-wishers from Memorial Hospital of Hawthorne skipped the first 100 candles and put just one big one on the cake.


You volunteered.

The Volunteer Center for the South Bay, Harbor and Long Beach areas will honor the Key Club of Leuzinger High School in Lawndale and Mayko Tarumoto of Torrance today for special efforts as volunteers. The Leuzinger Key Club will receive the Carnation Community Service Award for more than 1,500 volunteer hours at the Richstone Center for the prevention of child abuse. Tarumoto organized and ran a seniors program at the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute.

Mr and Mrs. Rabbi.

Martin E. Zinkow of Playa Del Ray and his wife, B. Elka Abrahamson, were ordained as rabbis recently after completing graduate study at the New York School of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Zinkow will serve as director of Camp Zwig in Saratoga, Calif.


Two students at California State University, Dominguez Hills, who are planning careers in historic preservation have been named recipients of the Jack Kilfoil Memorial Scholarship in History. Denis Murrin of Redondo Beach and Richard J. Wall of Sunland will receive $500 awards.

Two Palos Verdes High School students whose fathers are executives at Union Bank will study abroad this summer in a scholarship program sponsored jointly by the bank and Youth for Understanding, a nonprofit organization. Union, the 32nd largest bank in the United States, provides funding through the program for chidren of bank personnel. Douglas Harden, son of Union vice president Darrell M. Harden, will study in Argentina. Christopher Fox, son of Union senior vice president John O. Fox, will study in Switzerland.

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