June 25, 2008
It’s rare that you find competitors rooting for the other to do well, but that’s exactly what you’ll see when lives are on the line. With thousands of healthy bodies flooding the Newport Beach sand Wednesday afternoon, lifeguards did their best to find those willing to take a pin prick and needle to donate blood and save a life, or three. The six-hour blood drive was one of two city lifeguards will be hosting over the next couple of months; department officials hope they had enough donors Wednesday to claim the American Red Cross of Orange County trophy for having most successful blood drive in the summer.
June 23, 2008
Newport Beach lifeguards are inviting people to come out and help save a life Wednesday when they host their annual blood drive at the base of the Newport Pier. From 2 to 8 p.m. outside of lifeguard headquarters, nurses from the American Red Cross will be on hand for anyone who wishes to donate. The blood drive annually produces more than 100 units of blood to assist in lifesaving measures for up to 300 people. American Red Cross officials are prepared to take up to 120 units of blood, officials said.
September 9, 2007
Passengers traveling through John Wayne Airport Monday may donate blood from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be parked at the Thomas F. Riley Terminal on the lower level outside of Terminal A, between the first and second traffic signal. Departing passengers may give blood prior to checking in for their flight, and arriving passengers may participate after picking up their luggage at baggage claim. “The blood drive is a convenient way for willing employees and passengers to donate to a good cause.
August 30, 2007
Newport Beach lifeguards have scheduled a second blood drive Friday due to an expected shortage of reserves over the weekend, authorities said. Donations will be taken from 1 to 7 p.m. in front of lifeguard headquarters at the base of the Newport Pier. The drive will count as part of a contest between the different lifeguard agencies in Southern California. ?We had the title stolen from us from L.A. County and we?re trying to reclaim the plaque back,? Lifeguard Battalion Chief Jim Turner said.
July 23, 2007
The annual Newport Beach Lifeguards' blood drive is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the lifeguard headquarters at the base of the Newport Pier. The event is run as part of the California Lifeguards' blood drive contest with the Red Cross. Each of the Southern California lifeguard agencies compete and over the last four years Newport Beach Lifeguards have taken the top spot. Blood supplies are needed daily for patients going into surgery, being treated for cancer, those with blood diseases, severe burns, or traumatic injuries.
February 5, 2007
Mail CALENDAR items to Daily Pilot Calendar, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, or e-mail dpcalendar @latimes.com. TODAY GOLF TOURNAMENT Eastbluff Elementary School will hold its 5th annual Edads Golf Tournament at Newport Beach Country Club, 1600 East Coast Highway. Fee is $175 and includes breakfast, green fees, lunch and an awards dinner. Tournament proceeds benefit the Eastbluff Foundation, which helps funds programs at Eastbluff Elementary.
December 12, 2006
Lifeguards need donors for blood drive Newport Beach lifeguards, in cooperation with the American Red Cross, will be having a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Those interested can go to Lifeguard Headquarters at the Newport Beach Pier. Walk-ins are welcome to give blood, as the drive is short on donors. As a result, lines today are expected to be very short as well. For more information, call (949) 279-8424. Developer adds new board member Newport Beach-based Bixby Land Co. appointed Robert Brunswick to its board of directors Monday.
July 20, 2006
Unguarded candle causes $15,000 damage An unattended candle resulted in a fire that caused $15,000 in damage to a Newport Beach apartment late Tuesday, fire officials said. Newport Beach firefighters responded to a Balboa Peninsula apartment at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday and found smoke coming from a locked unit on the first floor of the complex. No one was home when the fire broke out and no other residents were injured. Firefighters rescued a cat. Firefighters found the source of the fire was a candle left burning in the bathroom.
July 14, 2006
Newport Beach Lifeguards will hold a blood drive from 2 to 8 p.m. July 26 at lifeguard headquarters at the base of the Newport Beach Pier. The blood drive is part of the California Lifeguards Blood Drive contest together with the American Red Cross: a challenge to raise blood for people in need. The annual Newport Lifeguards blood drive raises more than 100 units of blood. Sign up to give blood by calling the Newport Beach Fire Department at (949) 644-3178 or online at www.givelife.
February 14, 2006
Newport Heights holds a bake sale to help secondgrader injured in fire. His response: `People love me that much?'NEWPORT BEACH -- Newport Heights Elementary School postponed its outdoor Olympics Friday, citing air concerns from the recent brush fire, but in one corner of the blacktop were festivities of a more sobering kind. As second-grader Trevor Dennis continued his recovery from severe burns at a hospital in San Diego, the school hosted a blood drive and conducted a bake sale to help raise funds for his treatment.