* Spotlight on achievers

Peter J. Espinosa

Capistrano Unified School District trustee

The Capistrano Unified School District trustee was honored recently at a conference in Ontario for attaining a master of boardsmanship. Espinosa was honored by Sherry Loofbourrow, president of the California School Boards Assn. The program requires 60 hours of instruction and participation over a two-year period. Espinosa joins two other Capistrano Unified School District board members in being recognized. The other trustees are Crystal Kochendorfer and Annette B. Gude.


Bob Ozibko and Libby Applegate

Amateur photographers

Ozibko and Applegate were the top winners in the the Amigos de Bolsa Chica eighth annual amateur photography contest of the Bolsa Chica wetlands. This year’s contest had a 40% increase in the number of entrants and entries, with 35 photographers submitting 165 photos. The most competitive category was Egrets & Herons, which drew 52 entries. The most photographed subject was the great egret.

First place winners in the large-print division included: Chip Margelli, Egrets and Herons; Libby Applegate, Other Bird or Animal Life; John Nakagawa, Plants and Landscapes, and Jeannette Good, People at Bolsa Chica.


Other winners included Robert Brueggeman, Tia Collins and Andee Burrell.


Fe Anoina-Box, Mary Jane Wainwright and Lori Thompson

Registered nurses

These three nurses have dedicated time and research to improve pain control in children. While working in the pediatric department at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, they developed a simple scale used to measure pain in children. “It’s taken the nurse’s gut feeling about a patient and it’s put it into a uniform, consistent method that allows you to make a decision whether it’s irritability or pain,” said Anoina-Box, clinical manager for the pediatric unit and pediatric intensive care.

Their pain scale and guidelines have been adopted for use at the hospital. Now they hope to get their research published in a nursing journal.

Says Anoina-Box: “To be part of the solution makes you feel good. Everybody likes to make a child feel better.”


Jeane McPhee

City of San Clemente employee

She was recently appointed by Gov. Pete Wilson as a youth consultant to the Governor’s Council of Physical Fitness and Sports. The council, which is chaired by Arnold Schwarzenegger, was created last year to promote physical fitness activities in the state. McPhee works with the city of San Clemente, which offers a fitness program to local schools.