Dec 2 2009

Surf Team

The El Segundo High School Surf Team posed for a team picture after their meet with Mira Costa.

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Nov 27 2009

Dodgeball Tournament

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A dodgeball tournament was organized at the Venice Japanese Community Center over the Thanksgiving weekend. It was a ton of fun, with kids, and adults, getting into the action. In fact, the adults seemed to be getting into it more than the kids. A mobile taco crew provided dinner and the […]

Nov 14 2009

Multi-Team Surf Meet

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Stephanie competed for El Segundo High in a multi-school surf meet in Hermosa Beach. Other schools competing were Redondo Union, Mira Costa, San Pedro, Palos Verdes, and South Torrance. Stephanie placed fourth in the Girls Long Board competition, beating out the surfer from Redondo Union and San Pedro. Also competing that […]

Oct 31 2009


Another quiet Halloween this year. We had maybe three dozen trick-or-treaters come by, mostly because our street is out-of-the-way and not too many houses seem to give out candy.

Stephanie took Morgan and Morgan’s friend, Carolyn, to some of the busier streets in El Segundo to do their trick-or-treating. Earlier in the day, Ron took […]

Oct 24 2009

Surf Competition

Stephanie competed in her first meet with the El Segundo High School Surf Team. The KO Classic Surf competition was held in Hermosa Beach and involved five other high schools: Mira Costa, Redondo Union, San Pedro, South Torrance and Palos Verdes.

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Sep 23 2009

Miley Cyrus Concert

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Stephanie and Morgan were invited by their friend, Lena, to the Miley Cyrus Wonderworld Tour concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim. They had excellent seats off to the side.

Aug 20 2009

Disneyland with Kimberley

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We took Stephanie’s friend, Kimberley Davey, who was over on a holiday from England, to Disneyland for the evening. It happened that the Sangha Teens from Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple were also at Disneyland for the day, so the girls were able to join up with them, and Morgan had a […]

Aug 13 2009

Hollywood Dodgers Tournament

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Once again, we traveled to Las Vegas for the annual Hollywood Dodgers basketball tournament. We stayed at the Desert Paradise Resort, but this time booked a two bedroom unit. The Angels won one game, while the Ponies were shutout this year, but we all had fun just being in Las Vegas.


Aug 2 2009


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Morgan attended LABCC (Los Angeles Buddhist Coordinating Council) camp again this summer. This was her second year, and it was a summer activity that she was very much looking forward to.

This year’s camp was again up at Camp Morningside in the San Bernadino mountains, up by Big Bear. Morgan was […]

Jul 16 2009

San Diego Classic

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Stephanie played with the El Segundo High School girls basketball team played in the San Diego Classic this weekend. It is supposedly the largest high school girls basketball tournament in the country, with over 300 girls high school basketball teams competing from Thursday through Sunday. This is the first time […]