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By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | December 11, 2010
COSTA MESA — Alex Lopez didn't care what he would get for Christmas. He just wanted something — a gift from Santa under his tree to open on Christmas day. Before this year, when a group of nonprofit organizations along with South Coast Plaza collaborated to throw a Christmas party for 400 homeless and motel children, the 13-year-old, who lives at a shelter with his brothers and mother in Garden Grove, would have nothing for Christmas....
NEWS
December 14, 2000
Students at Vanguard University will host their annual children's Christmas party for low-income families in the community from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. This year, the party is expected to draw between 150 to 200 children to the school's campus in Costa Mesa, where they will make crafts and cookies and sing carols. The annual Christmas party is presented by Vanguard students and the College Park Elementary School's after-school program. The party will culminate with a visit from Santa Claus, who will pass out gifts for children 3 to 11. Anyone wishing to donate gifts -- such as books, puzzles, or toys ranging in price from $8 to $12 -- should call Tim Bohnert, director of Vanguard's outreach ministry, at (714)
NEWS
December 11, 1999
It's a busy time of the year for all of us, but especially for service club members as they do extra outreach programs and help decorate their organizations' Rose Parade floats. Led by Eric Burton, members of the Newport Beach-Corona del Mar Kiwanis Club are serving as volunteers at Share Our Selves weekday mornings, helping with food distribution. To raise funds, Joel Carlson has club members selling entertainment books and See's Candy certificates. And they enjoyed an early Christmas party on Dec. 3 at the home of Nancy Bell while planning for a Jan. 15 tour of the Getty Museum.
NEWS
December 19, 2002
DECEMBER Saturday: Balboa Bay Republican Women Federated & Corona del Mar Republican Assembly hold their Christmas Party at the Newport Harbor Boat Parade Festival of Lights. The party will begin at 6 p.m. at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. (949) 721-0744 or (949) 644-7425 JANUARY 20: Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee general meeting at 7 p.m. at the South Coast Plaza Westin Hotel, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa. Admission is free, and all Republicans are welcome.
NEWS
December 12, 2002
DECEMBER 21: Balboa Bay Republican Women Federated & Corona del Mar Republican Assembly hold their Christmas Party at the Newport Harbor Boat Parade Festival of Lights. The party begins at 6 p.m. at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. (949) 721-0744 or (949) 644-7425 JANUARY 20: Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee general meeting at 7 p.m. at the South Coast Plaza Westin Hotel, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa. Admission is free, and all Republicans are welcome.
NEWS
January 20, 2005
Chris Yemma If it is written that a soccer team can score at will, it's usually not a literal meaning. If a team needed a goal within two minutes or it would lose, it's more likely the team wouldn't get that goal. Unless, that is, if the team has an offensive weapon that is itching to end the game so she can go home. During the Corona del Mar High girls soccer team's Dec. 22 game against Marina for third place in the Irvine tournament, junior Kelly Morgan wasn't expecting the game to go into overtime.
NEWS
November 28, 2002
DECEMBER 11: Orange County Young Republicans holds its general meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel. (949) 475-5559 21: Balboa Bay Republican Women Federated & Corona del Mar Republican Assembly hold their Christmas Party at the Newport Harbor Boat Parade Festival of Lights. The party begins at 6 p.m. at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. (949) 721-0744 or (949) 644-7425 JANUARY 20: Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee general meeting at 7 p.m. at the South Coast Plaza Westin Hotel, 686 Anton Blvd.
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By Peter Buffa | December 18, 2010
We've been through a lot of them, no? We've seen lots of Christmases and the stories that go with them on these pages over the years, and in just a few days, another one will be upon us. Happens every year just about this time and every year, I try to come up with something inspiring for you, something uplifting, one of those stories that makes you teary-eyed and reminds you of why we are here and what the real meaning of Christmas is. I couldn't...
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | December 5, 2012
About 150 Corona del Mar Middle School students got a chance to play Santa on Wednesday at the Veterans Administration in Long Beach. They handed out gifts with hand-written cards, feasted on a donated Christmas dinner and put on a variety show in the VA's packed community room. "It's really nice to have a chance to serve them because they served us so much," said eighth-grader Sarah Lawson. CdM has a long-lasting relationship with the hospital, putting on the Christmas party for 34 years under the steady hands of Kathy and Jim Roberts, whose children have long since graduated.
FEATURES
By Brianna Bailey | December 19, 2009
About 200 volunteers gathered at a Costa Mesa car dealership on Saturday to wrap Christmas presents for needy children and stuff backpacks full of goodies like magnifying glasses and pill boxes for senior citizens. “It feels good to help people who aren’t as fortunate as the rest of Orange County this Christmas and let them know that they aren’t forgotten,” said Costa Mesa Resident Gena Van Horne, who volunteered her time on Saturday to wrap toy cars and Barbie dolls for local children.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | January 22, 2014
Save for breaking in, how can someone gain entry into a family's home and hear about the experiences that form the tapestry of their lives? By cooking for them - or so Bay Ewald and Nick Nigro, founders of comewecreate, have found. The Costa Mesa couple, self-proclaimed foodies, launched the in-house catering service last summer after picking cooking as their creative outlet of choice. Since word got out, they've served at birthdays, business events and Christmas parties, provided romantic meals for two and even fed people with special dietary needs.
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By Mark Wiley | December 20, 2012
The Christmas story ends too soon. Oh, I don't mean Christmas ends too early. We have found ways to keeping the presents coming, the tree up and the lights on long after Christmas Day is finished. If we time it right, we can keep spending the Christmas gift cards throughout the whole year. And God alone knows how long the fruitcake will last! But the Christmas story, the nativity story, ends too early. We know the story by heart; the angel appearing to Mary, the travel to Bethlehem, the inn that had no room but a stable, the birth of a baby born to save us all, the angelic chorus, the shepherds, the star and the three Kings.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | December 5, 2012
About 150 Corona del Mar Middle School students got a chance to play Santa on Wednesday at the Veterans Administration in Long Beach. They handed out gifts with hand-written cards, feasted on a donated Christmas dinner and put on a variety show in the VA's packed community room. "It's really nice to have a chance to serve them because they served us so much," said eighth-grader Sarah Lawson. CdM has a long-lasting relationship with the hospital, putting on the Christmas party for 34 years under the steady hands of Kathy and Jim Roberts, whose children have long since graduated.
NEWS
By Tom Titus | November 26, 2012
After watching South Coast Repertory's "A Christmas Carol" usher in the holiday season for the past 32 years, it was singularly gratifying to see my (almost) 6-year-old granddaughter enraptured by her first visit to the local tradition. Little Riley Mills was literally on the edge of her seat during SCR's 33rd annual rendition of the beloved Charles Dickens story, adapted for the stage back in 1980 by former SCR member Jerry Patch for what originally was intended as a one-shot production.
NEWS
By Mark Wiley | December 23, 2011
It was almost the end of August, almost the end of summer. The tourists were all heading home. There was a good chance the national park would close in the next week until the following May. Snow was on its way. Summer's end was near. But for the park staff, it was a party. Maybe it should have been a goodbye party. Most of the staff would not see each other for nine months. They jokingly called it their city deployment. Or their pregnancy leave. So it should have been a time of tears and farewells, blended with vague promises to see you next season.
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By Jim Carnett | December 19, 2011
Santa Claus celebrates his 60th birthday in our household this holiday season. I speak not of Father Christmas, who's more like 400 years old and dates back to 17th century Britain, or St. Nick, who was birthed in New York some time in the 19th century. I'm talking about a little 6-inch-tall, cotton-ball Santa who joined my family in December 1951. He's been perched atop the loftiest branches of our Christmas tree - next to the angel - every year since. That's 61 Christmases this year.
NEWS
By Peter Buffa | December 18, 2010
We've been through a lot of them, no? We've seen lots of Christmases and the stories that go with them on these pages over the years, and in just a few days, another one will be upon us. Happens every year just about this time and every year, I try to come up with something inspiring for you, something uplifting, one of those stories that makes you teary-eyed and reminds you of why we are here and what the real meaning of Christmas is. I couldn't...
NEWS
By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | December 11, 2010
COSTA MESA — Alex Lopez didn't care what he would get for Christmas. He just wanted something — a gift from Santa under his tree to open on Christmas day. Before this year, when a group of nonprofit organizations along with South Coast Plaza collaborated to throw a Christmas party for 400 homeless and motel children, the 13-year-old, who lives at a shelter with his brothers and mother in Garden Grove, would have nothing for Christmas....
FEATURES
By Brianna Bailey | December 19, 2009
About 200 volunteers gathered at a Costa Mesa car dealership on Saturday to wrap Christmas presents for needy children and stuff backpacks full of goodies like magnifying glasses and pill boxes for senior citizens. “It feels good to help people who aren’t as fortunate as the rest of Orange County this Christmas and let them know that they aren’t forgotten,” said Costa Mesa Resident Gena Van Horne, who volunteered her time on Saturday to wrap toy cars and Barbie dolls for local children.
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By Mona Shadia | December 14, 2009
Residents at Costa Nuporté Elegant Senior Living, a retirement home in Costa Mesa, celebrated Christmas in old-fashioned Victorian style. On Friday, the home held its fourth annual Christmas Tea Party. It was a once-a-year opportunity for the senior residents to socialize and drink tea from antique cups and pots as they enjoyed homemade pastries. Celebrating Christmas with a tea party was Vicki Gibbons’ idea. The activities director wanted to start a tradition of an elegant but simple yuletide celebration.
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