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April 10, 2012
WEDNESDAY The Fab Four's Magical Mystery Tour As part of the Inside Edge breakfast forum series, Philip Goldberg will give a talk on the Beatles' spiritual trip to India in 1967. The event starts at 6:30 a.m. at the University Club, UC Irvine, 801 E. Peltason, Irvine. First-time guests pay $25. To reserve a seat at the event, go to Balboa Bay Republican Women Federated The Balboa Bay Republican Women Federated club meets at 11 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Balboa Bay Club & Resort.
April 6, 2012
Mariners Christian School raised $250,000 through its spring fundraiser in Newport Beach for programs and school supplies. The money raised at the Costa Mesa K-8 private school's annual Spring Benefit and Auction on March 30 at the Balboa Bay Club will be used for teacher iPads, golf practice nets and a rubberized outdoor play surface as well as academic and extracurricular programs. "It was an amazing evening," Head of School Bob Sladek said in a prepared statement. "The Balboa Bay Club is a great place to hold the event.
By B.W. Cook | March 21, 2012
An evening in Newport Coast attracted Orange County VIPs to an intimate yet serious salon gathering on behalf of the local Make-A-Wish Foundation. The private gathering raised $100,000 in donations from guests, including Angels President and Chairman Dennis Kuhl , Irvine Co. Vice President Steve Friedlander and his wife, Marie , and Montage Resort General Manager Todd Orlich and his wife, Victoria . Hosted by make-A-Wish board members Daniel Kim and Joel Solomon , the event was billed as the 2012 Inaugural Cornerstone.
By B.W. Cook | January 25, 2012
Celebrating in great style the Chinese New Year 4710, the Year of the Water Dragon, hostess Elizabeth An of AnQi in South Coast Plaza invited some 50 local VIPs to a luncheon in her private dining room. An was joined by David Grant and Werner Escher of South Coast Plaza hosting the affair at a spectacular banquet table. It was festooned with multiple arrangements of red blossoms, all symbolizing good luck in the coming year. Dining publicist to the stars Lee Healy greeted arriving patrons, including the local legend Gloria Zigner prior to luncheon service, which consisted of four courses, each designed to bless the Year of the Water Dragon with good fortune.
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.
From L.A. Times and Daily Pilot reports | January 17, 2012
A deal to sell the Balboa Bay Club and Newport Beach Country Club to a wealthy Hong Kong businessman has collapsed. The $174.5-million deal for the combination yacht club and hotel and its sister Newport Beach Country Club was called off Jan. 13. Investor Winston Chung never came up with the money as agreed, forfeiting what city documents show was a nonrefundable $4-million down payment. "We were told he was having difficulty moving money out of China," David Wooten, chief executive of the clubs, said Monday.
By B.W. Cook | January 13, 2012
Orange County has more good causes per capita than just about any community in the nation. Recently, an athlete named Brian Hutchison decided to create a non-profit foundation to help others, based on his own personal experience with traumatic brain injury, known as TBI. Two years ago, Hutchison suffered a traumatic brain injury while playing softball. The team's most valuable player, Hutchison made an extended reach for a fly ball that resulted in a life threatening injury to his head.
December 8, 2011
Meredith Toews and Drew Lorentzen Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Thiessen of Newport Coast joyfully announce the marriage of their daughter, Meredith Leigh-Anne Toews, to Drew Gregory Lorentzen, son of Terry and Debbie Lorentzen of Newport Beach. The wedding was held in the late afternoon on September 4 at Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church and followed by a dinner reception at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach. The bride wore an ivory lace gown. Drew and Meredith are alumni of Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach.
September 29, 2011
Newport Beach traffic may be impacted while the Orange County Sanitation District performs construction on West Coast Highway. A contractor will trench across the highway starting Monday, and construction will stretch between Tustin Avenue and the Balboa Bay Club entrance, according to the district's website . The construction may take three weeks. Traffic in the area will be reduced to one lane in each direction, and noisier activities are scheduled between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to reduce impact on the community, the district said.
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