Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Sports Log In Log In Today’s Paper Sports | The Boxing Champion Who Battles O.C.D. Advertisement Supported by Virginia Fuchs has no trouble stepping into the ring against the world’s top fighters. It’s her obsessive-compulsive disorder that causes problems. ByAimee Berg Jul 31, 2019 Virginia Fuchs announced herself to the boxing world at the 2016 United States Olympic Trials, where she twice upset “That’s an engine!” said Billy Walsh, the head coach for the American team. “She’s a supreme athlete. We joke and call her Seabiscuit because she’s like a racehorse.” Fuchs, known as Ginny, is now the most established fighter from the United States at the “Pretty much everybody’s looking at me to win gold,” said Fuchs, a 31-year-old Texan. Boxing, though, is the least of her battles. … [Read more...] about The Boxing Champion Who Battles O.C.D.
An Orange County woman and her driver, kidnapped last week at gunpoint by a group of men in a Uganda national park, have been rescued from their captors, authorities said Sunday.Kimberly Sue Endicott, 56, an aesthetician from Costa Mesa, and her driver, Congolese national Jean-Paul Mirenge Remezo, were rescued by security forces, the Ugandan government tweeted. No other details about their rescue were available.“The duo are in good health & in the safe hands of the joint security team,” the Uganda police said on social media.Their kidnappers used Endicott’s cell phone to demand a $500,000 ransom, but it was unknown if any money was paid or if the abductors had been arrested. Endicott was traveling in a car on an evening game drive with Remezo and two other tourists in the national park on Tuesday when four men held them at gunpoint. The other tourists, an elderly couple, escaped, but the gunmen took Endicott and Remezo, said Uganda deputy police spokeswoman Polly … [Read more...] about Kidnapped O.C. tourist Kimberly Sue Endicott rescued in Uganda, officials say
While searching for whole grains to bake with, she met Alex Weiser of Weiser Family Farms in Tehachapi, and got hooked on his Abruzzi rye — so much so that she named her bakery after it. Although she uses other flours than just rye, it’s rye that goes into her tart dough, the chocolate chip cookies (made with 100% rye flour), banana bread, the loaves of farmhouse rye and the sourdough starter that powers most of the breads and pastries. “It’s the fussiest of starters,” Lezama says of the all-rye mixture that bubbles away in a Cambro on the production table. … [Read more...] about Rye Goods Co. is a bakery of the times — operating out of a converted O.C. garage
Another consulting firm received nearly $230,000 for more than 1,300 hours spent reading “emails of news from transportation stories; evaluate reporter perspectives” at up to $185 an hour, the records show. Meanwhile, the authority paid yet another consultant more than $3,000 a month to compile news stories at $90 an hour, according to the bills. … [Read more...] about The battle to tame O.C. traffic now rages over fees for high-priced consultants
The 89-year-old — who, like Anne, hid from the Nazis in Amsterdam as a teenager during World War II, before being captured — spoke with about 55 Newport Harbor High School students, parents and staff members Thursday afternoon about her nine-month incarceration at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and the deaths at the hands of the Nazis of her father, brother and other family members. … [Read more...] about O.C. teens involved in swastika party meet with Anne Frank’s stepsister