3 Who Helped Break Cycle of Child Abuse

Barbara Fults of Newport Beach, Becki Perez of Buena Park and Steve Fainbarg of Costa Mesa will be honored Thursday for five years of service with the Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center of Orange County.

Each has worked as parent aides in homes were child abuse has been reported. They are dispatched to the homes by a county agency to help break the cycle of abuse.

The visits usually last for a year.

The ceremony will be held at the Marriott Suites Newport Beach and will feature keynote speaker Michael Reagan, son of former President Ronald Reagan.


New tutors to teach English as a second language who were graduated by the Central Orange County Literacy Center are Vivian Powell, Carolyn Lindberg, Burt Lewis, Cheryl Hartley, Marge Robinson, Karen Davitian, Edith McTiernan, Carol Dague, Matthew Anthony, Robert Rexford, Amalia Ford and Roger Ford, all of Costa Mesa; Roger Berg, Santa Ana Heights; Kelen McArtor, Huntington Beach, Karlene Williams, Garden Grove; Martha Compton, Irvine, and Nancy Taylor, Fountain Valley.

Golden West College graduated 11 police officers from its 80-hour session of its Police Motorcycle Training Academy, the only program of its kind in California to be sponsored by a community college.

Graduates include Van Bethea, Christopher Filicicchia, Eric Ault and Ramon Martin of the Huntington Beach Police Department; Thomas Bevins of the Orange department; Ronald Braasch, La Habra; Benjamin Cevallos, Monterey Park; Kirk Klein, Pomona; Kevin LaCroix, Garden Grove; Timothy Hillis, Torrance, and Eric Grimm, Whittier.

Hillis earned the Top Gun title for motorcycle expertise. Grimm was named Most Improved Rider.


Fullerton High School’s Basic Movement and Wellness Program won first place at the recent Golden Bell Awards competition of the California School Boards Foundation, according to Principal Ed Shaw.

The program is a lifetime physical fitness regimen to teach students to manage their own health and teach the skills to others. There were 300 entries.

Ten youngsters have won $100 each in the Laguna Beach Children’s Holiday Art Contest, judged recently by local artists.

Winners were Skye Thomsen, 13; Jane Shin, 9; Leila McMillan, 8; Cassidy Raeber, 5; John Collen, 6; Austen Ezzell, 7; Lauren Krinsky, 11; Kumar McMillan, 11; Nick Darby, 10, and Morgan Reynolds, 8.

More than 50 children 5 to 14 years old entered.

Michale D. Kelner, 36, former executive director of the Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center in Des Moines, has been named executive director of Heritage Pointe, a Jewish home for the aging in Mission Viejo.

Kelner, former secretary of the North American Assn. of Jewish Homes & Housing for the Aging and now its treasurer, is a University of Kansas graduate. He was selected after a national search.

Kelner said, “I believe that Heritage Pointe is, and will continue to be, a model for other Jewish homes.”


Veteran Fullerton College accounting instructor Ray Carreon of Yorba Linda was honored by Beta Lambda, a national vocational education organization, for his 30 years of volunteer service to the group.

A laminated box designed by the Hayes Paper & Packaging Co. of Irvine--used to send automotive equipment--was named winner of the New Packing Award presented by the Automobile Packaging & Accessories Assn.