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NEWS
February 12, 2008
Best-selling author and Clinton administration critic Lt. Col. Buzz Patterson will speak at a breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Balboa Bay Club. Patterson is the author of “Dereliction of Duty: The Eyewitness Account of How Bill Clinton Compromised America’s National Security,” and “Reckless Disregard: How Liberal Democrats Undercut Our Military, Endanger our Soldiers, and Jeopardize Our Security.” His most recent book is “War Crimes: The Left’s Campaign to Destroy Our Military and Lose the War on Terror.
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LOCAL
By Amanda Pennington and Michael Miller | January 3, 2007
Firefighters evacuated the fourth floor of the Balboa Bay Club & Resort after an apartment caught fire Wednesday evening. Shortly before 5 p.m., George Lysak, executive director of sales and marketing for the club, returned to his apartment and found smoke billowing inside. He called the club’s engineering department, which then contacted the Newport Beach Fire and Police Departments and evacuated the building. Within half an hour, the fire department — with help from additional personnel from Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa — contained the blaze.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | May 15, 2008
Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is expected to make a much-needed fundraising pit stop in Newport Beach today. Clinton is expected to make an appearance at a rally for about 200 donors in the main ballroom of the Balboa Bay Club & Resort between 4 and 7 p.m. Donors will pay $150 to $2,300 a head to attend the private rally, according to Clinton’s fundraising website. It will be a short stay for Clinton in Newport. She’s scheduled to appear later this evening at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, according to her website.
LOCAL
By Amanda Pennington | January 26, 2007
Firefighters on Thursday battled a two-alarm blaze in the fourth-floor residential units at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach. Three people were hurt, and authorities evacuated the building, Newport Beach Fire Department spokeswoman Jennifer Schulz said. Paramedics treated two people at the scene, and a third person was taken to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Schulz said. That person's injuries were not considered life-threatening, Schulz said. The blaze was confined to one unit, Schulz said.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | November 18, 2006
Newport Beach officials are in talks to buy a seven-acre parcel on East Coast Highway that could become home to a new city hall. The property at 1602 E. Coast Highway in Newport Center is now occupied by the Balboa Bay Club's tennis club, but the club's lease is set to expire soon, said Newport Beach City Councilman Tod Ridgeway, who chairs the council's building committee. "It is a piece that we're looking at for a possible city hall site," Councilman Ed Selich said. "We're appraising the property, and we've had discussions with the property owners, and some are interested in selling and some are less interested in selling, so we're trying to find out what its value is before we move in any direction on it."
FEATURES
By Jessie Brunner | January 26, 2007
Playing with Frank Sinatra at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel for three weeks in 1946 is one of the highlights of famed pianist and band leader Page Cavanaugh's career, and there are many more. His band also played for the likes of Doris Day, Mel Torme and Tony Bennett long before Cavanaugh became a staple at the Balboa Bay Club and Resort's entertainment lounge Duke's Place, where he has performed live jazz every Thursday evening for 10 years. Tonight, the public is invited to celebrate Cavanaugh's career and his 85th birthday with cake and champagne, and of course, live entertainment from the Page Cavanaugh Trio.
NEWS
From staff reports | June 3, 2010
A dozen Newport-Mesa Unified School District students were awarded a total $67,000 in scholarships at a special ceremony on Tuesday at the Balboa Bay Club's "1221 Club," continuing the club's legacy of giving back to the community. The students were honored inside the club's private dining room, the Bay Club Grill. They were nominated by teachers, principals and counselors within the district. All nominations had to be submitted and each of the students had to appear before a panel consisting of the club's Board of Governors, according to Deirdre Michalski.
NEWS
By Paul Oginni | August 4, 2009
The national debate over health care spilled onto the streets of Newport Beach on Tuesday when protesters picketed in front of the Balboa Bay Club and Resort to oppose government-implemented health-care reform. The protesters voiced their disapproval of Rep. Loretta Sanchez, who was at the resort for a scheduled fundraiser at 8:30 a.m. Sanchez has shown public support for government-implemented health-care reform, much to the dismay of the picketers. In a written statement on her website, Sanchez said, “I have made it clear all along that our health-care system needs significant reform, and that I believe a public option is necessary to reduce the overall cost of health care for the American people.
NEWS
From The Los Angeles Times | January 18, 2012
What do you do when it turns out a wealthy investor can't actually come up with $174.5 million as promised? If you're Beverly Ray Parkhurst, who owns the landmark Balboa Bay Club and Resort in Newport Beach, you call off your planned sale of the company to Winston Chung of Hong Kong and entertain other offers, as the Times reported Tuesday. And with your financials improving, you may decide to hold off on a sale altogether for now, a top club official said. Chung, a battery and electric-vehicle entrepreneur, attracted considerable attention over the last two years by investing in Southern California specialty-vehicle makers and promising to establish a green transportation industry in the Southland.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2013
The 19th annual Gentlemen's Smoker and Lobster Clambake welcomed 150 handsome men in blue blazers and khaki trousers for a summer beach event beyond compare. It was the major men's fundraiser for the Balboa Bay Club's annual 1221 Scholarship Fund benefiting students from the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. The 1221 fund, established some 15 years ago, grants annual scholarships exceeding $100,000 to help high-performing local students meet their college financial needs. The Smoker, considered one of the last bastions of the male-dominated social gatherings, was originally the brainchild of hotelier Henry Schielein , now in retirement after serving the Balboa Bay Club for nearly two decades.
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