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Who made this year's DP 103?

Chosen people (or animals) include City Council members, public safety officials and religious leaders.

December 31, 2010|From Daily Pilot staff

Ed Fawcett is a brave man. And we're not saying that because he runs the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce. Fawcett took a risk this year in speaking out strongly in favor of the city's immigrant population amidst the "Rule of Law" debate. While so many folks want to rid the city of illegal immigrants, Fawcett champions their role as workers and customers. We like people who take political risks for what they believe in.

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No. 40

Richard Luehrs

Richard Luehrs is the voice of business in Newport Beach. With 28 years of working with the Chamber of Commerce, he can possibly boast the longest tenure of any Orange County chamber of commerce executive. Serving as the chamber's chief executive and longtime president, Luehrs helps lead widely anticipated annual events such as the Taste of Newport and the Christmas Boat Parade.

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No. 41

Matt Barkley

Matt Barkley, USC's starting quarterback, led the Trojans to an 8-5 record (5-4 in the Pac-10). He passed for 2,791 yards, 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. The Newport Beach native, who prepped at Mater Dei High School, has proven he can handle adversity well. As a true freshman, Barkley earned the starting quarterback spot at USC in 2009 and threw for 2,735 yards, 15 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

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No. 42

George Kuntz

The veteran UC Irvine men's soccer coach has shaped what has become one of the nation's most dynamic programs. In 2010, UCI ranked among the national leaders in scoring and has been ranked as high as No. 7 nationally. His history of producing recent All-Americans and a highly respected staff of assistant coaches are attracting a level of talent that figures to continually keep the 'Eaters on the national landscape.

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No. 43

Val Skoro

Irvine Terrace's Val Skoro was among the homeowners in neighborhoods on the east side of Newport Bay who put up their dukes in 2010 against engine noise from airliners straying overhead. The planes were tracking a new take-off procedure out of John Wayne Airport called DUUKE TWO, which corrected an error made in plotting flight coordinates for DUUKE ONE.

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No. 44

Karen McGlinn

Share Our Selves (SOS) can serve as a necessary bridge between economic hardship and the streets. That is largely because of the work of Executive Director Karen McGlinn, who has led the organization for nearly two decades. It goes without saying that in an economy like this one, and when government programs aimed at helping are cut to the bone, people like McGlinn become essential.

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No. 45

Chris Shawkey

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