Sun receptionist engaged to native Californian

Cara Niedergall, of Seal Beach, the receptionist and admin. assistant at the Sun Newspapers, daughter of Glenn and Erin Niedergall of Slippery Rock, Penn., is engaged to Daniel Howard, born and raised in Southern California. The wedding is set for Dec. 31, in the Pittsburgh, Penn. area.

The couple met in March through a mutual friend on a surf trip, while Cara was out visiting. They became friends over long-distance and Dan began pursuing Cara in courtship.

Cara moved out to California in May for other reasons, but the relationship became more serious. They were engaged in Seal Beach on July 6.