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By Britney Barnes, | April 26, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — The highest-performing seniors from the city's two public high schools were recognized Tuesday for top grade and community service. The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce's Commodores Club honored 31 students from Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar high schools at the 50th annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast at the Island Hotel. "You are part of the 1%," said guest speaker Ted McGinley, who played Jefferson D'Arcy on "Married... with Children. " "The 1% not just in Orange County, not just in California, not just in the country, but in the world.
By Jim de Boom | May 8, 2012
The 116 members of Orange Coast College's Circle K Club invite Circle K alumni to "A Splash of Color," the service club's end-of-year banquet May 27. The event will take place at OCC's Student Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and dinner, catered by the Newport Rib Co., will be served at 7 p.m. Alumni are invited to reserve a seat, at the presale price of $18, by sending an email by May 20 to . Tickets at the door will cost $20. The banquet theme represents the club's diversity and each club member's contributions toward community service.
December 6, 2011
USC junior quarterback Matt Barkley, a Newport Beach resident who set USC season records for touchdown passes and completion percentage, was named the team's Most Valuable Player at the annual awards banquet Monday. Barkley, a three-year starter, also set four USC game records this past season: completions (35 vs. UCLA), pass yardage (468 vs. Arizona), touchdown passes (six vs. Colorado and UCLA) and total offense (470 vs. Arizona). Barkley was also named to the All-Pac 12 second team.
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | June 25, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — You know something is wrong when the highlight of a Rams Reunion is Mr. Irrelevant XXXIII. Only a handful of former players showed up at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa Wednesday night. Someone outside joked that maybe the low turnout had something to do with the late Georgia Frontiere moving the reunion to St. Louis before she passed away in January. The line drew some laughs, but there was more to come later in the night in which David Vobora was celebrated and roasted for being the last player selected in the NFL Draft.
By Daniel Tedford | May 16, 2008
While many high school seniors are spending their final months of school preparing for the future, students, parents, faculty and community members took the time to reflect on strides the students have made over the last four years at the 29th Costa Mesa Les Miller Awards banquet this morning. “I just think about how much I have changed, my friends have changed,” said 17-year-old Estancia High School student Meagan Kunert. Kunert was honored as one of the four members from her school to receive a Les Miller Award, complete with a plaque, honors from local legislators, and a $200 stipend.
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | June 24, 2009
NEWPORT BEACH — An inflatable goal post stood on every table, where some thought about flicking pieces of food through the uprights. Out of respect for Ryan Succop, they behaved Wednesday night. Leave it to the man of the hour for accuracy. Succop is a kicker trying to make it in the NFL, but everyone got a kick out of him. The last player selected in April’s NFL Draft was the butt of practically every joke at the All-Star Lowsman Banquet at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa. The agent negotiating Succop’s three-year, $1.2 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs failed to back up Succop Wednesday.
From staff reports | June 1, 2012
LOS ANGELES — Three members of the staff who produce the Daily Pilot, Huntington Beach Independent and Coastline Pilot won Los Angeles Times Editorial Awards banquet Thursday night. Times Community News (TCN) South employees Mona Shadia, Barry Faulkner and Joanna Clay received recognition at the annual internal competition that recognizes the best work produced by the Los Angeles Times as well as its community and Spanish-language divisions. Shadia received the top prize for TCN South, the editor's award for her series of columns on the Muslim-American experience in Orange County.
By Steve Virgen, | June 18, 2011
Paul Salata, the founder of Irrelevant Week, hesitated a bit before naming the biggest celebrity coming to Wednesday's All-Star Lowsman Banquet. As he thought, his daughter, Melanie Salata-Fitch said, "Oh, here it comes. " Salata, acted cool, as he said, "Clay Matthews Sr. " Matthews' son, Clay Jr., the former ironman linebacker of the Cleveland Browns, has also been confirmed for attendance to roast and toast Mr. Irrelevant Cheta Ozougwu of the Houston Texans. It will be a family affair at the banquet at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa. Clay Jr.'s son, Casey Matthews, the Oregon product who is now with the Philadelphia Eagles, is also coming to the party.
By Sarah Peters | March 22, 2011
Daily Pilot reporter Mike Reicher has placed first and second in the investigative reporting category in a statewide journalism contest for his work on a politician who did not live in a legislative district he sought to represent and a legal flap involving cell phone towers. The California Newspaper Publishers Assn. (CNPA) notified winners of the 2010 Better Newspapers Contest by mail this week. The Daily Pilot received two notifications for first and second place in the category for Investigative or Enterprising Reporting in its circulation division.
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