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March 10, 2005
Elia Powers As part of the V-Day movement, which aims to end violence against women, "The Vagina Monologues" is making a one-night stop tonight at the Regency Lido Theater in Newport Beach. And Nelson Nio is the man behind the production. The Newport Beach resident booked the venue, searched for the actresses, hand-picked the directors and sought publicity for the show, which will raise money for Human Options, an Irvine shelter for domestic-violence survivors.
NEWS
September 1, 2009
Vanguard University is hosting a free screening of the documentary “Sin by Silence,” a film about battered women and their seemingly hopeless options to get out of abusive relationships. The screening is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Newport Mesa Church on the Vanguard University campus on Fair Drive next to Costa Mesa City Hall. The film was inspired by a Vanguard professor’s book on battered women who were killers. The documentary is directed by Vanguard alumna Olivia Klaus and co-produced and edited by Vanguard assistant professor Ann-Caryn Cleveland.
NEWS
October 25, 2001
Deirdre Newman COSTA MESA -- Brenda Aris' husband started abusing her before they were married. She was beaten on her wedding night and on the night before she had surgery for cervical cancer. Her jaw was broken, her ribs cracked, her eye sliced open in various incidents. Still, she stayed with her husband, mostly out of fear. It wasn't until her husband said, "I'm not going to let you live until morning," while he was beating her that something defiant awoke within her. Aris grabbed a gun from the kitchen and shot her husband dead.
NEWS
April 5, 2002
Deepa Bharath NEWPORT COAST -- Actress Tawny Kitaen-Finley faces arraignment on two domestic violence charges for allegedly battering her husband, former Angel pitcher Chuck Finley, officials said Thursday. The star couple, who live in Newport Coast with their two children and are seen together often at local social events, shocked the community Wednesday when news of Kitaen-Finley's arrest became public. Newport Beach police responded to a 911 hang-up call Monday night at the couple's home.
LOCAL
March 13, 2008
The preliminary hearing for a Newport Beach man accused of killing a liquor store owner while out on bail for robbery and domestic violence charges has been rescheduled for March 27, prosecutors said Wednesday. Weston Scott Kruger, 29, is charged with killing Hao Huynh July 28, 2007, after Huynh confronted Kruger about allegedly stealing a magazine from his store. Prosecutors claim Kruger violently knocked Huynh to the ground, where his head slammed against the payment, prosecutors say. He died in the hospital a day later.
NEWS
January 26, 2011
Decorative Arts Society, a Newport Beach-based nonprofit, recently granted $25,000 to Laura's House, a Ladera Ranch-based nonprofit organization that assists families affected by domestic violence, according to a news release. The money is slated for children's therapeutic art programs, the release said. —Mike Reicher
LOCAL
By Barbara Kimler | May 14, 2010
 Human Options major fundraising event Serious Fun will be held on Friday, May 21 at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach.  “Happy Days for Human Options”is a light hearted, casual-attire event with a 50’s/vintage theme.  All proceeds benefit Human Options programs and services to help battered women, their families and the entire community break the cycle of domestic violence.  A highlight of the event is the presentation of the  2010 DOVE Award to Human Options supporters Artyn and Max Gardner who have made significant contributions of time and financial gifts to the organization.
NEWS
June 30, 2000
Sue Doyle COSTA MESA -- Tanya Brown lived through the trauma of the murder of her sister, Nicole. But seeing the agony her parents went through is something she hopes no one experiences. "If only someone had spoken up earlier, she would still be alive," said Brown with tears in her eyes. Brown told her story to others as the guest speaker for a fund-raiser Thursday for Parent Help USA, a Costa Mesa-based nonprofit agency devoted to child abuse prevention.
NEWS
October 24, 2013
A fundraiser in Costa Mesa last week highlighted by celebrity guest speaker Dr. Drew Pinsky netted more than $250,000 to help victims of domestic violence. More than 550 attendees came to the Human Options luncheon Oct. 17 at the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel. The funds will help Human Options' programs for abused women, their children and families, according to a news release. The Irvine-based nonprofit is in its 32nd year. It serves more than 20,000 people annually. - Bradley Zint Twitter: @bradleyzint
LOCAL
November 28, 2007
A group of Costa Mesa Police Explorers recently won eight trophies from a countywide competition. Twelve members of the department’s post 198 battled in a two-day test at Orange County Sheriff’s Training Facility in Tustin. After competing in an obstacle course, the explorers tested their minds in a series of scenarios encountered by local police every day. As a team, they handled mock calls for burglaries, domestic violence, DUIs, vehicle stops resulting in felony arrests, assaults, disabled vehicles, and “officer down.
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NEWS
October 24, 2013
A fundraiser in Costa Mesa last week highlighted by celebrity guest speaker Dr. Drew Pinsky netted more than $250,000 to help victims of domestic violence. More than 550 attendees came to the Human Options luncheon Oct. 17 at the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel. The funds will help Human Options' programs for abused women, their children and families, according to a news release. The Irvine-based nonprofit is in its 32nd year. It serves more than 20,000 people annually. - Bradley Zint Twitter: @bradleyzint
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2013
Hush Little Baby Suzanne Redfearn Grand Central Publishing ; 357 pages If Suzanne Redfearn's "Hush Little Baby" had a second half to equal its first, it might have been a remarkable achievement. For nearly 200 pages, the novel is a spellbinding thriller that wrings suspense out of tiny moments: the looks, gestures and carefully calculated words that make up an abusive marriage. It's when the heroine breaks out of that situation that the book itself begins to roam.
SPORTS
By Leigh Steinberg | December 3, 2011
Sports sections today read like the business section of the newspaper, or even worse the crime beat section. Since I have spent almost 40 years advocating the concept of athletes serving as role models and triggering imitative behavior, it is especially distressing to see the model of poor decision making. The advent of 24-hours-a-day news channels, talk radio, blogs, cellphone cameras and all celebrity oriented media has the effect of amplifying negative behavior. When Michael Vick abused dogs, we saw the story repeated non-stop for weeks and it created the image that Vick abused dogs every day of his life and that is who he is. When Ryan Leaf, the former Chargers quarterback, was caught on tape yelling at a reporter in the locker room it was shown ad nauseum until viewers had seen the same clip over and over again.
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By B.W. Cook | October 21, 2011
The Island Hotel Newport Beach was the setting for the 17th annual gala on behalf of Laura's House, an organization dedicated to providing domestic violence related services. More than 300 guests came together to assist the cause, netting $150,000 for services offered by the organization. Funds will be used for counseling, legal advocacy, educational programs and emergency shelters among other essential needs for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Organizers called this season's event "Island Breezes," adopting a South Seas theme with a dinner menu featuring macadamia nut-crusted mahi mahi and Kurobuta pork medallions.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | February 11, 2011
COSTA MESA — Vanguard University began its 90th anniversary celebration in the world of higher education Thursday with a look at what some of its alumni have gone on to accomplish. University officials, alumni and some cupcakes in the Great Commission Hall helped kick off the private Christian school's festivities, which will last 90 days. The event was a chance to show off what Vanguard has done, but it also was a moment for alumni to say thank you for the foundation the school on Fair Drive has given them.
NEWS
January 26, 2011
Decorative Arts Society, a Newport Beach-based nonprofit, recently granted $25,000 to Laura's House, a Ladera Ranch-based nonprofit organization that assists families affected by domestic violence, according to a news release. The money is slated for children's therapeutic art programs, the release said. —Mike Reicher
NEWS
By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | December 16, 2010
Wednesday was the second time in less than a week that UC Irvine police responded to Gregory Scott Turner's home on campus on a report of domestic violence, university officials said Thursday. Turner, 33, is wanted for attempted murder after he tried to strangle his wife to death Wednesday afternoon in their Verano Place home at UCI, police said. Police were called to his home the first time on Dec. 9 after an argument between him and his wife turned physical, said university spokesman Tom Vasich.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2010
A n impressive $435,000 was raised at the "Serious Fun Party" produced by Human Options. The Balboa Bay Club & Resort, Newport Beach, was the setting for the 1950s "Happy Days"-themed event. The crowd wore vintage clothes. Some women were in poodle skirts and saddle shoes and some men in lettermen's sweaters. Other ladies chose to show off a little upscale '50s attire, wearing vintage dresses accessorized with the mandatory choker of pearls and the upswept hair of the period.
LOCAL
By Barbara Kimler | May 14, 2010
 Human Options major fundraising event Serious Fun will be held on Friday, May 21 at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach.  “Happy Days for Human Options”is a light hearted, casual-attire event with a 50’s/vintage theme.  All proceeds benefit Human Options programs and services to help battered women, their families and the entire community break the cycle of domestic violence.  A highlight of the event is the presentation of the  2010 DOVE Award to Human Options supporters Artyn and Max Gardner who have made significant contributions of time and financial gifts to the organization.
NEWS
April 19, 2010
Laguna Beach Crimes dropped in Laguna over 2009 Major crimes in Laguna Beach dipped by 4.3% in 2009 over the previous year, according to the Laguna Beach Police Department’s annual report. The fact that the city has a full complement of officers for the first time in several years has improved many areas of policing the city, said Lt. Jason Kravetz. The increased police presence has translated into a 22.4% increase in felony arrests; a 20.1% increase in warrant arrests; and a 31% increase in traffic stops over 2008 figures.
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