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By Jessie Brunner | June 9, 2007
With fewer than two months remaining on the Arches lease, owner Dan Marcheano has planned a "raucous" Sunday afternoon of soap suds and pulled pork sandwiches as the restaurant hosts its third-annual car wash benefiting the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion. About 35 Marines from the Pendleton-based battalion are coming to Newport Beach to take on the car-washing duties. In addition to receiving a car wash, attendees will be offered hamburgers, hot dogs, Caesar salads, pulled pork, Italian sausage sandwiches as well as bagpipe music.
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June 10, 2006
The Arches restaurant will host a car wash to benefit the city-sponsored 1st Battalion, 1st Marines from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the restaurant parking lot, 3334 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach. Marines from the Camp Pendleton battalion and their wives will wash cars to raise funds for their annual ball, held each year in Newport Beach. There will also be some homemade baked goods available. Newport Beach sponsors the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines. The sponsorship committee raises money throughout the year to help pay for expenses for Marines and their families.
BUSINESS
July 22, 2008
The Costa Mesa Senior Center will partner with Newport-Mesa churches Saturday in a car wash to raise funds for the center’s programs. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., members of Rock Harbor and Newport Mesa churches will wash cars at 695 W. 19th St. There will be a suggested $5 donation as well as a hot dog, chips and a drink available for an extra $2. The churches have set up the car wash as part of Serve Day, a day in which numerous churches venture...
NEWS
May 1, 2008
Newport Harbor High School players, parents and coaches as well as community members are mobilizing to provide support for a lacrosse player who suffered a serious injury recently. Cameron Piorek, a sophomore on the junior varsity lacrosse team for Aliso Niguel, injured his neck and spinal cord during a lacrosse game April 22. He underwent surgery Sunday to help repair the damaged areas. Cameron doesn’t play for a Newport-Mesa team, but Newport Harbor has rallied to his cause.
FEATURES
September 16, 2008
Costa Mesa is hosting a car wash to raise money for the Southern California-based Marines regiment it officially adopted last month. The city committed to helping the 1st Battalion 5th Regiment last month after representatives of the outfit approached the City Council. The council voted unanimously to offer the city’s support. A group of Marines from the regiment will be washing cars from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 in the parking lot of Costa Mesa City Hall. Proceeds from the event will go to the battalion, where they will be used to pay for support services for the families of deployed Marines and also to put on receptions.
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By Amanda Pennington | September 16, 2006
The Marine Corps Birthday Ball is an event that makes the men and their mates feel special, but it's not one that is always affordable. "Our goal for raising money is to allow the lower ranks — sergeants and lower — to go to the Marine Corps Ball for free," said 1st Sgt. John Kob of the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, Newport Beach's adopted Marine battalion, who recently returned from Iraq. "The military doesn't get paid that much respectively, they really don't, and our goal is to just help the lower enlisted people to go free."
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By Joanna Clay | June 9, 2012
Magaly Vázquez said her brother had big dreams. He wanted to go to culinary school and travel the world, learning about different cultures. He enjoyed cooking dishes for his family, especially chicken, she said. It seemed fitting that Saturday, his family cooked for him. Carlos Vázquez, 19, died Tuesday of pneumonia after a two-year struggle with leukemia. He played football at Costa Mesa High School and graduated in 2011. But for much of Saturday, sounds of laughter and lots of homemade Mexican food filled a Costa Mesa courtyard during a fundraiser to help pay for Carlos Vázquez's funeral.
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By: | September 17, 2005
Pancake breakfast and fundraiser The choirs from John Burroughs High School will have a car wash and pancake breakfast fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the school on 1920 W. Clark Ave. There is no charge for the car wash, but donations to the choir program will be accepted. The Burbank Kiwanis will sponsor the breakfast. Tickets for the breakfast are $5. For information, contact Connie Trimble at (818) 269-7043. Career fair set for Woodbury The Burbank Unified School District will hold a college and career fair from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. today at Woodbury University, 7500 Glenoaks Blvd.
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September 5, 2012
A Costa Mesa church is holding a car wash fundraiser Saturday for a Newport Harbor High School senior recovering from a brain tumor. Lighthouse Community Church, 301 Magnolia St., will give 100% of the proceeds back to 17-year-old Shelby Benjamin. Shelby is recovering from two surgeries this summer to remove a tumor in her brain. She was diagnosed with pilocytic astrocytoma a few days after school let out in June after an optometrist spotted a problem during a routine eye exam.
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July 19, 2013
About 100 Marines will wash cars at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina on July 27 to raise money for the Newport Beach 1st Battalion 1st Marines Foundation, according to a news release from the foundation. The foundation supports the 1st Battalion 1st Marines, which the city of Newport Beach decided to adopt in 2003. The money collected will be donated to 1st Battalion 1st Marines returning from Afghanistan. Some of the Marines working the car wash have just returned home or were injured in the line of duty, according to the foundation.
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By Brittany Woolsey | September 8, 2012
A Costa Mesa woman and her brother washed cars Saturday with hopes of helping those less fortunate than them. Brittany Adams, 28, along with her brother Patrick Forte, 23, held the car wash and raised $483 toward their three-week trip to Kenya with Habitat for Humanity. "I'm just really excited for the trip," Adams said. "It's something [Patrick and I] have never done before. I'm excited to help out some really amazing people and see something different. " Forte agreed. "It's all about giving something back and taking on a new experience," he said.
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September 5, 2012
A Costa Mesa church is holding a car wash fundraiser Saturday for a Newport Harbor High School senior recovering from a brain tumor. Lighthouse Community Church, 301 Magnolia St., will give 100% of the proceeds back to 17-year-old Shelby Benjamin. Shelby is recovering from two surgeries this summer to remove a tumor in her brain. She was diagnosed with pilocytic astrocytoma a few days after school let out in June after an optometrist spotted a problem during a routine eye exam.
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By Joanna Clay | June 9, 2012
Magaly Vázquez said her brother had big dreams. He wanted to go to culinary school and travel the world, learning about different cultures. He enjoyed cooking dishes for his family, especially chicken, she said. It seemed fitting that Saturday, his family cooked for him. Carlos Vázquez, 19, died Tuesday of pneumonia after a two-year struggle with leukemia. He played football at Costa Mesa High School and graduated in 2011. But for much of Saturday, sounds of laughter and lots of homemade Mexican food filled a Costa Mesa courtyard during a fundraiser to help pay for Carlos Vázquez's funeral.
NEWS
January 14, 2012
A group of car washes in Northern and Southern California that allegedly underpaid workers and routinely denied them breaks will pay more than $1 million in restitution for unpaid wages and civil penalties, state officials said Tuesday. "Workers at these car washes were taken advantage of by unscrupulous employers who illegally denied them the pay and benefits they earned," said State Attorney Gen. Kamala D. Harris. "The resolution of this case will allow workers to receive the pay they are owed.
NEWS
August 1, 2011
They may be among the few and the proud, but the Marines who belong to Newport Beach's adopted military unit, the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines Regiment, spent much of their Saturday washing cars off Coast Highway. Members of the 1/1 Marines, based at Camp Pendleton, washed, buffed and polished some expensive wheels to a shine. "The goal of the event today was for the 1/1 to raise funds to help pay for the battalion's November 17th Marine birthday ball, and to make sure those at the bottom of the Marine pay scale have a chance to attend," said Laura Dietz, a local resident who serves as military liaison for Newport Sunrise Rotary and helped the Marines publicize the car wash.
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By Jim de Boom | August 17, 2010
The Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa on Aug. 14 sponsored a shopping trip for two dozen members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area. All the children attend one of the club's two branches in Costa Mesa. Before boarding a bus to travel from the Boys & Girls Club to Target, the children received backpacks full of school supplies. Each child had a shopping buddy to help him or her. The buddies are members of Kiwanis-sponsored student service leadership clubs: Circle K Club of Orange Coast College and the Key Clubs of Costa Mesa and Estancia high schools.
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By Robin Sinclair | March 26, 2010
 The scholars of Boys Hope Girls Hope are giving back -- in a very big way. On  March 14, the students organized and ran a very successful car wash to help raise funds for relief in Haiti. Jemal, currently a sixth grader at St. Cecelia’s in Tustin, learned about the devastating earth quake from his teacher at school. He was especially concerned that the children of Haiti would not have any food, water or shelter. He wanted to raise funds to help out and came up with the idea of a car wash.
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By Alan Blank | October 30, 2008
Costa Mesa City Council candidate Bill Sneen has filed a complaint against candidate Gary Monahan with the Fair Political Practices Commission for allegedly misrepresenting a large campaign contribution. The complaint states that Monahan improperly listed $7,000 as a campaign donation from the “Chino Hills Country Club,” while Surat Singh — the man who gave Monahan the money — said it was payment for consulting that Monahan did for him. Singh owns Angel’s Auto Spa in Costa Mesa and initially said that he gave Monahan the money for helping him develop a country club on a piece of property he owned in the Inland Empire.
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By Joseph Serna | September 23, 2008
If you pass by Costa Mesa City Hall and see 60 Marines scrambling around and Humvees posted in the parking lot Saturday, don’t panic; they’re there for you. Well, actually, they’re there for your car. Saturday morning men and women from the 1st Battalion 5th Marines regiment will be on hand to raise money for their families in times of need. When Marines are deployed around the world, sometimes even the simplest things, such as buying or fixing home appliances or getting repairs done on a car can be more demanding and costlier without them there, organizers said.
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