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Therese Christine Ripley of Altadena announces the engagement of her

daughter, Elena Marie Ripley, to Tracy Ryan Kintz. They are planning a

December wedding.


Elena is also the daughter of Robert Lyle Ripley Jr. of Las Vegas,


Tracy is the son of Linda Lee Gage of Sunland and Ron Kintz of La




Cristina Maheras and Joe Strattan have announced their plans to marry

in April.

Christine is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Hallam of Van Nuys and

Crist Maheras of Santa Monica.

She graduated from Burbank High School in 1993 and attends the

University of La Verne with a double major in sociology and criminology.

She is employed at McDonald Insurance Agency in Burbank.


Joe is the son of Janet and George Strattan of Burbank.

He graduated from Burroughs High School in 1994 and is employed with

the Burbank Unified School District as an instructional assistant as an

after-school program in association with the Boy Scouts Verdugo Hills



Mr. and Mrs. Norman Adams of Newport Beach are pleased to announce the

engagement of their daughter, Janet Marie Adams to Dr. Brian Young


McLain. The couple plan a church wedding in Los Angeles in April with a

reception to follow at the Bel Air Hotel.

Janet was born in Los Angeles and raised in Glendale. She graduated

from the USC and is a vice president of foreign sales at Donna Karan.

Brian graduated from The Trinity School in New York City and received

his bachelor of science degree in chemistry from the University of

Chicago. He received his medical degree and master’s in business

administration degree from UCLA. Prior to his death, Brian’s father was

also a physician in New York City for 30 years.

The couple resides in New York City.