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By Jessie Brunner | January 19, 2007
GARDEN GROVE — It was the funeral service John Crean would have hoped for and the memorial he deserved. "This is just what Dad would have wanted," Andy Crean, one of John Crean's sons, said. "The only thing that would have upset dad was that it went over schedule." More than 1,000 people gathered to honor the Newport Beach philanthropist and entrepreneur Thursday at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove after he died Jan. 11 of congestive heart failure. He was 81. The Rev. Robert Richards, Crean's Lutheran pastor for 25 years, presided over the ceremony, which included eulogies from five men who represented various aspects of Crean's life.
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By Amanda Pennington and Alicia Robinson | January 12, 2007
John Crean may not be around to host any more charitable parties at his home, but his legacy of generosity will remain throughout Newport-Mesa and Orange County in the form of the buildings and communities named in his honor. Despite those very public tributes, his loved ones described him as a humble, "real" person, who gave for the love of the cause. What many people remember about Crean was the welcome mat he put out for the community, charitable organizations, neighbors and friends.
NEWS
January 13, 2007
A public memorial service for Newport Beach philanthropist John Crean will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Crystal Cathedral, 12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove. Crean died Jan. 11 of congestive heart failure. Crean, who was 81, was born on a farm in North Dakota and moved with his family to California as a child. He founded Fleetwood Enterprises, a motor home and manufactured housing company that became a multibillion-dollar industry leader. Known for his down-to-earth humor and boundless generosity, Crean often opened one of his two Newport Beach homes, the Village Crean, to charity events.
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By TOM JOHNSON | January 19, 2007
Funerals aren't typically that much fun. However, local philanthropist John Crean was not typical. On Thursday, well over 1,000 people attended the final services for Crean at the magnificent Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove following his death last week of congestive heart failure. Some shed tears. Others filled the room with laughter. What everyone recognized, though, was just how much John, and his wife, Donna, had touched the lives of others. One of the speakers, James Doti, president of Chapman University, had prepared a list of the organizations the Creans had donated to over the years to see its magnitude.
NEWS
April 8, 2009
In the weeks following TapouT founder Charles “Mask” Lewis’ death in a Newport Beach car wreck, his company has been inundated with people wishing to say one last goodbye at his memorial next week. Organizers said the memorial service, scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Crystal Cathedral, 12141 Lewis St. in Garden Grove, will be public and they expect thousands to show. The theme of the memorial will be “Simply Believe: A Celebration of Charles ‘Mask’ Lewis Jr.” Lewis was killed in the early hours of March 11 when his Ferrari lost control on Jamboree Road north of Eastbluff Drive and slammed into a light pole, shattering the car in two. A woman in the car with Lewis suffered non-life threatening injuries.
NEWS
October 17, 2004
Under no circumstances should this TV station be sold to a Christian conglomerate whose only agenda is to make tax-free money to keep their proprietors living the grand life. This station should remain a public broadcast station, and the FCC should designate that all PBS stations can be only PBS stations, period. I don't care what these corporations bid, it should not be considered as legitimate use of a public broadcast station. Religious programming does not ...serve the public.
NEWS
January 14, 2007
Men like John Crean come around once in a lifetime. And what a lifetime, he had. Newport-Mesa lost a true gem of a man Thursday, when Crean died at 81. There's no denying that Crean was a rich man in more ways than one. As the founder of Fleetwood Enterprises, he amassed a fortune building motor and manufactured homes. Fleetwood was a Fortune 500 company and as of last year was worth more than $2 billion. But John Crean was much more than his money. He was a benefactor extraordinaire.
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By Joseph Serna | April 9, 2009
Charles “Mask” Lewis Jr. had no drugs or alcohol in his system March 11 when his Ferrari collided with a Porsche on Jamboree Road in Newport Beach and sent his car slamming into a light pole, killing him, the Orange County coroner said Thursday. Many have speculated Lewis, a 45-year-old Huntington Beach native and founder of TapouT clothing, was racing Costa Mesa resident Jeffrey Kirby, 51, on Jamboree Road about 1 a.m. March 11 when Kirby’s car allegedly hit Lewis’ and sent it careening off the road.
NEWS
June 9, 2005
Lynda Adams From the outset of its latest effort to expand, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church has followed a two-pronged strategy to neutralize the objections of the adjacent neighborhoods. One element has been to continue to call itself a neighborhood church, and the other is to characterize any resistance as NIMBYism in its most parochial form. Never mind that this is a numbers-driven land-use issue that goes beyond the specific neighborhoods, indeed beyond the entire city.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kelly Strodl | April 2, 2007
Merika Gopaul stood in front of a wide-screen television and became enthralled in a one-way dialogue. On the screen before the Costa Mesa resident, a woman with no name or identification other than her physical appearance and surroundings, spoke for nearly an hour while a donkey nibbled on her clothing. Surrounding 64-year-old Gopaul, 23 identical TV sets rested in a bull-eye target pattern occupying one room of the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach. Each TV featured an interview of some Southern California resident or residents, ranging in age, gender and walk of life from "Paradise," a video display by artist Kutlug Ataman that premiered in March at the museum.
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By Teresa Minke | November 1, 2013
A musical celebration takes place at Newport Harbor Lutheran Church & School (NHLCS) at 9:15 a.m. every Sunday thanks to the Rev. William Wells. He marked his 25th anniversary as its minister of music and organist during a ceremony Sunday. "For me, every Sunday is a celebration," says Wells, whose boyish good looks surprise many who hear he turned 50 this year. "That's the way it's always been here at NHLCS. Since 1945, this congregation has always had a strong, musical choir. The music here is healing, and our members know how it can make a difference in people's lives.
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By Candice Baker | August 20, 2009
“I love to hear a choir. I love the humanity — to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when I see them cooperating like that.” A German study made news around the world when it found that the act of singing boosts the immune system, increasing immunoglobin and hydrocortisone while improving mood. “Singing is trans- formative,” said Kelly Ruggirello, president of the Pacific Chorale.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | April 9, 2009
Charles “Mask” Lewis Jr. had no drugs or alcohol in his system March 11 when his Ferrari collided with a Porsche on Jamboree Road in Newport Beach and sent his car slamming into a light pole, killing him, the Orange County coroner said Thursday. Many have speculated Lewis, a 45-year-old Huntington Beach native and founder of TapouT clothing, was racing Costa Mesa resident Jeffrey Kirby, 51, on Jamboree Road about 1 a.m. March 11 when Kirby’s car allegedly hit Lewis’ and sent it careening off the road.
NEWS
April 8, 2009
In the weeks following TapouT founder Charles “Mask” Lewis’ death in a Newport Beach car wreck, his company has been inundated with people wishing to say one last goodbye at his memorial next week. Organizers said the memorial service, scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Crystal Cathedral, 12141 Lewis St. in Garden Grove, will be public and they expect thousands to show. The theme of the memorial will be “Simply Believe: A Celebration of Charles ‘Mask’ Lewis Jr.” Lewis was killed in the early hours of March 11 when his Ferrari lost control on Jamboree Road north of Eastbluff Drive and slammed into a light pole, shattering the car in two. A woman in the car with Lewis suffered non-life threatening injuries.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kelly Strodl | April 2, 2007
Merika Gopaul stood in front of a wide-screen television and became enthralled in a one-way dialogue. On the screen before the Costa Mesa resident, a woman with no name or identification other than her physical appearance and surroundings, spoke for nearly an hour while a donkey nibbled on her clothing. Surrounding 64-year-old Gopaul, 23 identical TV sets rested in a bull-eye target pattern occupying one room of the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach. Each TV featured an interview of some Southern California resident or residents, ranging in age, gender and walk of life from "Paradise," a video display by artist Kutlug Ataman that premiered in March at the museum.
NEWS
By TOM JOHNSON | January 19, 2007
Funerals aren't typically that much fun. However, local philanthropist John Crean was not typical. On Thursday, well over 1,000 people attended the final services for Crean at the magnificent Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove following his death last week of congestive heart failure. Some shed tears. Others filled the room with laughter. What everyone recognized, though, was just how much John, and his wife, Donna, had touched the lives of others. One of the speakers, James Doti, president of Chapman University, had prepared a list of the organizations the Creans had donated to over the years to see its magnitude.
NEWS
By Jessie Brunner | January 19, 2007
GARDEN GROVE — It was the funeral service John Crean would have hoped for and the memorial he deserved. "This is just what Dad would have wanted," Andy Crean, one of John Crean's sons, said. "The only thing that would have upset dad was that it went over schedule." More than 1,000 people gathered to honor the Newport Beach philanthropist and entrepreneur Thursday at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove after he died Jan. 11 of congestive heart failure. He was 81. The Rev. Robert Richards, Crean's Lutheran pastor for 25 years, presided over the ceremony, which included eulogies from five men who represented various aspects of Crean's life.
NEWS
January 14, 2007
Men like John Crean come around once in a lifetime. And what a lifetime, he had. Newport-Mesa lost a true gem of a man Thursday, when Crean died at 81. There's no denying that Crean was a rich man in more ways than one. As the founder of Fleetwood Enterprises, he amassed a fortune building motor and manufactured homes. Fleetwood was a Fortune 500 company and as of last year was worth more than $2 billion. But John Crean was much more than his money. He was a benefactor extraordinaire.
NEWS
January 13, 2007
A public memorial service for Newport Beach philanthropist John Crean will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Crystal Cathedral, 12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove. Crean died Jan. 11 of congestive heart failure. Crean, who was 81, was born on a farm in North Dakota and moved with his family to California as a child. He founded Fleetwood Enterprises, a motor home and manufactured housing company that became a multibillion-dollar industry leader. Known for his down-to-earth humor and boundless generosity, Crean often opened one of his two Newport Beach homes, the Village Crean, to charity events.
NEWS
By Amanda Pennington and Alicia Robinson | January 12, 2007
John Crean may not be around to host any more charitable parties at his home, but his legacy of generosity will remain throughout Newport-Mesa and Orange County in the form of the buildings and communities named in his honor. Despite those very public tributes, his loved ones described him as a humble, "real" person, who gave for the love of the cause. What many people remember about Crean was the welcome mat he put out for the community, charitable organizations, neighbors and friends.
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