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The DP 103: Our list of 2013's newsmakers

December 26, 2013

73.) Ursini family: The owners of the Newport Rib Co. go out of their way every holiday season to help a multitude of local charities, and they are active throughout the year in numerous programs.

74.) Oronde Crenshaw: There are plenty of great players on the Costa Mesa High School football team, but this standout linebacker had a terrific year.

75.) Howard Cork: The president of the Newport Bay Conservancy has been an active volunteer for several years.

76.) Jim Ferryman: The Costa Mesa Sanitary District board president, who has been in office since 1988, is working with his peers on a zero-waste program to recycle organic materials.


77.) Greg Kelley: This Newport resident is active in Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council.

78.) Robert and Dorothea Kalatschan: The co-owners of Original Pizza in Newport Beach founded Giving It Back To Kids, an Orange County nonprofit doing charity work in Vietnam.

79.) Dennis Harkins: The Orange Coast College president is considering a host of ambitious plans, including offering four-year degrees and providing student dormitories.

80.) Keith Page: The founding pastor of Rock Harbor Church in Costa Mesa has a new spiritual endeavor — The Loft, a multipurpose space in Costa Mesa's Westside.

81.) David Lester: This 94-year-old Costa Mesa resident received the National Order of the Legion of Honor from the French government for his U.S. Army service in Europe during World War II.

82.) Bill and Sue Gross: The couple built an estimated $2 billion fortune at Newport Beach-based PIMCO and have pledged to give it all away to charity before they die.

83.) Karen Yelsey: Though the Newport-Mesa school board has its ups and downs, the board president knows that children in the area receive much better educations most of their peers statewide.

84.) Joseph F. Lewis: He is the art dean at UC Irvine, where the Claire Trevor School of the Arts puts on dynamic programming each and every year.

85.) David Beek: Known for his service to the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, this is the guy who helped put the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade on the map.

86.) Dennis Popp: This relatively new addition to the Costa Mesa blogosphere runs the CMConserve site, which writes in support of the City Council majority.

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