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SPORTS
By Bryce Alderton | June 15, 2012
The ownership change that now has Eagle Four Partners and Pacific Hospitality Group, LLC in charge of the Newport Beach Country Club and Balboa Bay Club means more discussions and meetings between owners and country club members to come up with a new golf clubhouse for a course that hosts the Toshiba Classic each year. "We are not committed to building that clubhouse," said Kevin Martin, a principal partner with Eagle Four. "We're still in the evaluation process. " Martin was talking about the expanded clubhouse proposed by Newport Beach Country Club Inc. earlier this year.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | June 13, 2012
The future of America was celebrated at a recent reception honoring outstanding high school seniors from the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. The 2012 Balboa Bay Club & Resort's "1221" College Scholarships were awarded to an exceptional group of young people with big dreams and even bigger potential to succeed and make an enormous difference in people's lives. For the past two decades, the Balboa Bay Club has awarded college grants to students recommended by their high school teachers, counselors and principals.
NEWS
June 7, 2012
On Friday, a very large and truly historic event took place here in Newport Beach. But you would never know it from reading the Daily Pilot the next morning ("Visit has satire, support," June 2) . The Romney Victory Committee, made up of many Newport Beach residents, that night raised more than $3 million - the single largest political fundraising event in Orange County history. Indeed, it was one of the largest fundraisers in the nation and more than double what President Obama raised here last month ("Obama visit rattles CdM," Feb. 17)
NEWS
From KTLA-5 | June 4, 2012
Editor's note: The Daily Pilot was not granted access to Mitt Romney's visit to the Balboa Bay Club & Resort on Friday night and instead covered the protests outside. This story from pool reports was made available later. * A confident-sounding Mitt Romney in Newport Beach mocked his rival's campaign Friday, hours after the release of disappointing jobs numbers put Democrats on the defensive. At his private fundraiser at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort — where four tickets fetched as much as $25,000 — Romney joked about a visit former President George W. Bush made to the White House a day earlier for the unveiling of his official portrait.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia | June 1, 2012
Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stopped in Newport Beach on Friday as part of a fundraising tour throughout California. The private event at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort, with an entrance fee starting at $1,000, was met outside the club's West Coast Highway confines by both supporters and dissenters of the former Massachusetts governor's candidacy. In spite of Newport's status as a conservative stronghold in the county, the five or so Romney supporters were the minority of the demonstrators present Friday.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | May 31, 2012
Local political activists are planning to meet Mitt Romney's visit to Newport Beach on Friday with a mocking wink and nudge when they dress up as faux-billionaires to protest the wealthy's influence in Washington politics. Led by 29-year-old entrepreneur and event organizer Christian Larsen, the "Billionaires for Romney" group will protest the Republican presidential candidate's fundraising visit to the Balboa Bay Club and Resort at 5:30 p.m. across the street. "We want to draw attention to the dangers of unchecked Wall Street power to the 99%," Larsen wrote in a news release, "and Romney, with his plans to cut capital gains tax and privatize Social Security, is a perfect target.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher | May 30, 2012
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney plans to attend an evening fundraiser in Newport Beach on Friday. Organized by a Romney fundraising committee, the private cocktail reception at the Balboa Bay Club and Resort is expected to draw high-profile GOP donors. Individual tickets to the reception are $1,000, down from the original $2,500. Organizers said Wednesday that they were able to secure more space at the resort and discounted tickets to attract more donors.
SPORTS
By Bryce Alderton | May 11, 2012
We're heading into the meat of golf's major championship season, which got me thinking? What are the criteria to host a U.S. Open or PGA Championship? Do the powers that be at area golf courses desire to stage one of these events? And, perhaps the most critical question is: Are events of that magnitude feasible and make economic, logistical sense at a certain venue? Let's discuss the pros for hosting a tournament with U.S. Open or PGA Championship magnitude. First, the pros: 1. Exposure.
NEWS
May 1, 2012
International Bay Clubs Inc., parent company of the Balboa Bay Club & Resort and the Newport Beach Country Club, has been sold to investors in Irvine. Eagle Four Partners, a private equity group, and Pacific Hospitality Group LLC, a hotel management group, will assume joint management of both properties. "One of the great things about this asset is that it is historic and iconic," Kory Kramer, vice president of acquisitions and development of Pacific Hospitality Group, said Tuesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2012
SATURDAY Community Run The fifth annual Costa Mesa Community Fun Run kicks off in 10-kilometer, 5K and 2K categories to benefit the community and the foundations supporting TeWinkle and Costa Mesa middle schools, as well as Estancia and Costa Mesa high schools. Packet pickup and late registration will start at 6:30 a.m.; The 5K and 10K races will start at 8 a.m., followed by the start of the 2K race at 9 a.m. The event is at Fairview Park and Estancia High School. For more information and to register online, visit http://www.costamesacommunityrun.com.
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