Two houses judged to have the best "curb appeal" are the first-place winners of the recent Huntington Beach/Fountain Valley Assn. of Realtors Pride of Ownership contest.
The houses are owned by Audrey and Gerard Van Dellen, 18889 Santa Madrina Circle, Fountain Valley, and Charles A. Casey, 6931 Lafayette Drive, Huntington Beach.
Second-place winners are Erwin and Roswitha Kager, 18542 Prunus St., and Allen Wessa, 18540 Cork St., both in Fountain Valley.
Third-place winners are Mae Brown, 9093 Heron Ave., Fountain Valley, and Marsha and Dick Anderson, 8302 Kingsdale Drive, Huntington Beach.
"In addition to general appearance of the home and yard, judges considered landscape design and home and yard maintenance," contest chairman Jackie Cordary said. "Homes entered in the contest were judged in categories with others of similar size."
The judges were representatives of civic and professional organizations.
DeAnn and John Hunt of Santa Ana have departed for Malawi, Africa, as Peace Corps volunteers.
John Hunt will work with local government officials in water and sanitation engineering to improve health conditions. DeAnn Hunt, his wife, will assist as an occupational therapist in a home for handicapped children.
Both are 28 years old and Colorado State University graduates.
Newport Beach resident Sally Marshall Corngold, managing editor of the Journal of Behavioral Optometry, was presented the 1990 award for best journal from the Optometric Editors Assn. at its annual meeting in Dallas.
The journal, launched last year, also won awards for best editorial, best non-technical article and scored second place for best technical article in a national or international optometric publication.
The 32-page publication is published eight times a year. It is based in Santa Ana.
State community college honor society Alpha Gamma Sigma has granted lifetime memberships to Orange Coast College students Hong Nhi Do, Sieu K. Do and Renee Updegraff, Costa Mesa; Suzanne Sering, Tustin; Magin Patten, Irvine; Celia C. Hsu and Steven Montano, Huntington Beach; Mikhaila Adams, El Toro; Rachelle Blanc, Fountain Valley; Julio Zapata, Garden Grove, and Courtney Sheets, Encino.
The Mission Viejo Herricanes girls soccer team won the recent National Youth Challenge Cup in Omaha, defeating a Georgia team in the semifinals and an Illinois team in the finals, both by 2-1 scores.
The team is composed of girls ages 15 and 16. They are Tiffany Brown, Kim Campbell, Jenny Clabaugh, Tammi Daman, Berkeley Edwards, Amber Escobedo, Lea Hada, Christina Hallenbeck, Tracy Jensen Denise Kenyon, Sarah McGovern, Shannon Pickett, Ami Rae, Kelly Robson, Amanda Stack, Paige Viloria and Alison Wright.
Coaches are John Clabaugh, Chris Jensen and Ian Sawyer.
The Orange County office of the Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton law firm has received a Pro Bono Firm of the Year award from the Poverty Law Center of Orange County.
Orange Coast College alumni CHP Sgt. Jill Angel, Irvine Police Chief Leo E. Peart and Thomas C.K. Yuen will be inducted into the college's Alumni Hall of Fame Sept. 20 in a ceremony in the campus Fine Arts Hall.
Angel, who first enrolled at the school in 1975, is now a sergeant with the California Highway Patrol and a media personality. She won the state Toughest Female Cop Alive competition in 1990.
Peart has been Irvine police chief for 17 years, the longest tenure for any police chief in the county. Peart was graduated from Orange Coast College in 1963. He was also named 1990 Citizen of the Year by the Irvine Chamber of Commerce.
Yuen is chief operating officer of AST Research Inc. in Irvine, of which he is a founder. He graduated from Orange Coast College 1972. He has won numerous professional awards.
Orange resident Carolyn Garfein has been elected membership vice president of the American Assn. of University Women. The group has 135,000 members. Garfein is vice president and regional manager of Maritz Marketing Research in Orange.
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