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October 15, 2003
56, Newport Coast ... Irvine Co.'s group senior vice president of public affairs ... Guides the company's communications, focusing on news media and community communications and Web site ... Major projects this year included work on the planned Pelican Hill resort hotel ... Once served as press secretary to Pete Wilson when he was mayor of San Diego, to George Deukmejian when he was governor and George Bush the senior when...
November 10, 1999
-- Alex Coolman The School of Law at Chapman University has received a $5-million gift from Newport Beach resident and Chapman trustee Harry Rinker. Chapman President James L. Doti characterized the contribution as "one of the most significant" the school had received during its Millennium Campaign, a fund-raising effort that aims to generate $160 million. Rinker and his wife Diane have previously made sizable contributions to the university. The atrium of its Argyros Forum, a classroom in its Technology Hall and several scholarships are named for the Rinkers.
April 30, 2012
Taylor Lynd Brigandi and Gregory George Swanson. Christopher and Christina Brigandi along with Richard and Ellen Swanson are pleased to announce the engagement of Taylor Lynd Brigandi to Gregory George Swanson. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Chapman University and is currently employed at Hurley. The future groom is a graduate of the University of Arizona and earned his Master's Degree at Cal State University Fullerton. He currently works in construction management.  The wedding will take place in Newport Beach on July 28th 2012.
January 31, 2003
Rachel 'Toni' Oliphant Rachel "Toni" Oliphant, a Corona del Mar resident better known as one of the three Knott sisters, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure. She was 86. Mrs. Oliphant and sisters Virginia and Marion and brother Russell were the children of Walter and Cordelia Knott, the couple who owned Knott's Berry Farm. Mrs. Oliphant remained active in the growth of Knott's Berry Farm. She was involved in retail as a general partner and director before it was sold to Cedar Fair L.P. in 1997.
October 25, 2003
O'Meara-McGovern John and Polly O'Meara of Newport Beach announce the engagement of their daughter Christie O'Meara of Newport Beach to Jack W. McGovern II of West Palm Beach, Fla. The bride-elect graduated from Corona del Mar High school, Baylor University and Indiana University. The future bridegroom, son of Jack and Cindy McGovern of Olive Branch Miss., graduated from Kennesaw State University in Ga. A Nov. 15 wedding is planned at the Center Club in Costa Mesa.
March 15, 2003
McElfresh-Pitman Mr. and Mrs. Ross and Bonnie McElfresh of Newport Beach announce the engagement of their daughter, Marin McElfresh of Costa Mesa, to Kristofer Pitman of Costa Mesa. The bride-elect graduated from Newport Harbor High School and Chapman University. The future bridegroom, son of Lynette Matheny of Pensacola and Dwight Pitman of San Diego, graduated from Hilltop High School and Chapman University. An Aug. 16 wedding is planned at the Sherman Gardens in Corona del Mar. Carroll-Graveline Addie Carroll of Laguna Niguel and Tom Carroll of Reno, Nev. announce the engagement of their daughter, Colleen Carroll of Laguna Niguel, to Greg Graveline of Newport Beach.
By Joanna Clay | July 21, 2012
Orange County philanthropist Donna Crean died Friday morning in Village Crean in Newport Beach, surrounded by family, a family friend confirmed Saturday. Crean had been battlingAlzheimer's. She was 82. Barbara Venezia, an OC Register columnist and close friend of the family, said a burial will take place Tuesday and a private memorial shortly thereafter. "Donna was the glue that held the family together," Venezia said Saturday. "She was a force to be reckoned with. She had a great sense of humor and a great faith.
By B.W. Cook | January 31, 2013
The Orange County Museum of Art is set to begin a year of special events beginning in February, kicking off a season of cutting-edge art events in the OC. Museum director Dennis Szakacs and his team are sponsoring an exhibition titled "Richard Jackson: Ain't Painting A Pain. " The exhibition is sponsored and made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Local art support is coming from the philanthropic Jean and Tim Weiss , Lenore and Bernard Greenberg , and additional donors including the Rennie Collection of Vancouver, the David Kordansky Gallery, and Hauser & Wirth.
December 26, 2009
Two Costa Mesa-based private, healthcare-focused, post-secondary institutions have announced leadership changes. American Career College has selected Al Nederhood as its new president. He previously served as its executive vice president of operations. Nederhood now will be responsible for faculty and support personnel, accreditation, curriculum development, academic assessment, policies and procedures, and budget management for the school’s three Southern California campuses.
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