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Services Friday afternoon for Liz Taber; was widow of Marina lessee Lloyd Taber

Lelah Almeda Taber died at her Marina Peninsula home Thursday, May 27th. She was 84. Known as “Liz” Taber, she was the widow of Lloyd W. Taber, one of the original lessees of Marina del Rey. The County Marina del Rey Library is named for Lloyd W. Taber. The Tabers moved to the Marina area about 1971 and to the Marina Peninsula in 1976. Liz Taber was active in the California Yacht Club and a regular member of the yacht club’s Wednesday bridge group. She was active and served as an officer of the Assistance League of Santa Monica. For years, she volunteered for the league’s thrift shop and other activities. She was a longtime member of a local P.E.O. chapter before the chapter moved to San Diego many years ago. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica. With her husband, Mrs. Taber was active in Marina del Rey lessees activities and participated in many of the social events of the Marina community. She is survived by two daughters, Linda and Terri Taber. Services for Liz Taber are planned at 3 p.m. Friday, June 4th, at the First United Methodist Church, 1008 St., Santa Monica. The family suggests that those who wish to make memorials in the name of Liz Taber may make such memorials to the Friends of the Marina del Rey...

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Six Samohi seniors get Emblem Club scholarships

The Santa Monica Emblem Club presented college scholarship funds to six Santa Monica High School seniors Wednesday, May 26th. Past exalted rulers of the Santa Monica Elks also participated. The students all had grade point averages of at least 3.5 and had contributed many hours of community service, including working with Heal the Bay, Community Art Center, Santa Monica Hospital, National Youth Advisory Council, UCLA Ocean Discovery Center, and underprivileged children. The students and the colleges they plan to attend are: n Maud Arnold, Columbia University; n Emily Brundige, University of California at Berkeley; n Lynna Jirpongopas, University of California at San Diego; n Ivy Kuperberg, Rice University; n Devora Kaye, Vanderbilt University; and n Erin Rowan, University of California at...

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Many WWII observances held around the world this past Memorial Day weekend

There wasn’t much active boating competition in Santa Monica Bay this past Memorial Day weekend. While the major naval exercises weren’t in Marina del Rey over the holiday weekend, there were many Memorial Day observances in other parts of the country. This past weekend, there were World War II observances on the Coral Sea, Midway and Guadalcanal and over the English Channel. We were immersed in Memorial Day remembrances tied to dedication of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. As the nation’s capital signaled its summer-long tribute to those who had fought in WWII both abroad and at home, media joined in, including newspapers, and all of the various sections in the dailies, including the travel section. TV joined with news, commentary and movies concerning World War II. A glutton for all the old black-and-white WWII movies, I indulged myself in the movie marathon with all those extraordinary naval and army battles being fought with the likes of young Gregory Peck, Marlon Brando, William Holden, Richard Widmark, John Wayne, Dean Martin and Montgomery Cliff. Many of these actors in the movies were the ages of most of the men who went to war. “Twelve O’clock High,” “Enemy Below” and “The Young Lions.” The movies were in black in white, which added to the mythic drama. Can you imagine “Stalag 17” in color? Also can’t imagine getting in...

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Centennial group seeks support

A group has been formed to plan 100th anniversary observ-ances of the founding of Venice of America by Abbot Kinney in 1905. Los Angeles Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski and her Venice deputy Sandy Kievman are active in the effort. The group is seeking a non-profit agency with administrative capabilities to handle its money. Local nonprofit groups are invited to assist. Information, Gwendolyn Howard and Suzanne Thompson, (310) 314-6916. A Tuesday, June 15th, deadline for responding has been...

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New program ‘to erase’ waste storm water issues launched by state agency

A new program throughout the county to “erase waste storm water” has been launched by the California Water Boards — formerly the State Water Resources Control Board. The campaign will introduce a Neighborhood Action Kit, a how-to guide of storm water pollution prevention activities, designed to help residents develop solutions to the problem of pollution in their neighborhoods. The kit includes resource materials and “get involved” suggestions designed to encourage residents to take simple actions, such as adopting a local park or playground as a trash-free zone. The kit also encourages members of homeowner groups to establish speaking boards. The kit is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese languages. The kit will be distributed throughout the county this summer as part of a two-year, $5 million advertising and public education campaign, “Erase the Waste.” Information on the campaign is available at (916) 341-5250 or...

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