| Jul 1, 2011
| 1:27 PM
Joseph Peterson, age 89, loving father and husband and dedicated community volunteer, died peacefully at home in Newport Beach surrounded by his family, June 28, 2011. Joe loved watching sports, playing golf, and firing up the bar-b-cue. After serving in the Air Force in WWII, he went on to graduate in business from Washington University, St. Louis. He had a long career in advertising with the J. Walter Thompson Agency, and as Marketing Manager for Coldwell Banker. He and wife Marcy raised four children in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood, and then relocated to Newport Beach, a town they grew to love. In retirement, Joe spent many years as a Big Brother of Orange County, volunteered as teacher’s aide at Pomona Elementary, Costa Mesa, and dedicated over 15 years at Friendship Shelter, Laguna Beach. Son of Joseph and Katharine Peterson, Joe was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1921 and raised in St. Louis. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marcy Peterson, sister Barbara Harford of St. Louis, and children Katie Peterson of Seattle, Chris Peterson of Petaluma, John Peterson of Palo Alto, and Anne Bentley of Seattle, and by grandchildren Evan, Collin, and Sofia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent In Memory of Joseph Peterson to Friendship Shelter, P.O. Box 4252, Laguna Beach, CA 92652.
| Feb 7, 2009
Put merit first
Re “UCLA said yes. Now, the hard part.,” Column One, Feb. 2
As a UCLA student, I am disappointed that our school has chosen diversity over merit. Though Karina De La Cruz's experiences are not to be made light of, they do not...
| May 24, 2008
Watching the Spring Festival
By Frank Bidart
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 58 pages, $25
The subject of Frank Bidart's new collection, "Watching the Spring Festival," is the construction of artifice, and the poems tackle some of art's largest themes....
| May 3, 2008
By Katie Peterson
A Phone Call to the Future: New and Selected Poems
By Mary Jo Salter
Knopf, 222 pages, $26.95
'A Phone Call to the Future" combines selections from five earlier books and a generous helping of new works by Formalist poet Mary Jo...