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By Alan Blank | May 6, 2008
When the City Council considers how to allocate federal funding for local organizations tonight, one of the programs that could be on the brink is the Costa Mesa Senior Center’s free grocery distribution. The Redevelopment and Residential Rehabilitation committee, which recommends how the city should allocate the Community Development Block Grant money, has determined the city should give the senior center $12,000 for the Senior Lunchbox program. Last year, the senior center received $14,000 for the program which provides free, healthy groceries for low-income seniors every couple weeks.
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NEWS
By Michael Miller | September 28, 2009
Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series on how the recession is affecting the Newport-Mesa area. 8 a.m. Bob Jordan got in his company van, set a single cup of water in a cup holder to quench his thirst, and headed off on the route that he’s taken nearly every Monday for the last 12 years. The van, one of two owned by the Westside nonprofit Share Our Selves, maneuvered its way out of the cramped parking lot on Superior Avenue, inching around parked cars and families who had come for their daily needs.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | May 11, 2009
Undeterred by a sizable police search and police helicopter hovering overhead, authorities said a Rancho Cucamonga man doubled down on his luck Monday by robbing a bank only minutes after stealing from a nearby restaurant. Police arrested Kenneth Wayne Bennett, 46, about 2 p.m. Monday outside a Costa Mesa Albertsons store on suspicion that he robbed the Downey Savings branch inside, and less than 30 minutes earlier had stolen a bottle of liquor and a cash register from Newport Rib Co. down the street.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters | September 14, 2012
Grocery shopping is usually thought of as a chore, certainly not something that is combined with dinner and drinks. Whole Foods Market, known for natural and organic products, aims to change this stodgy attitude with the Sept. 19 opening of its Fashion Island location. The 32,000-square-foot store features a full-service restaurant, complete bar and teahouse. To take it a step further, Whole Foods Fashion Island also has an outdoor lounge area with fire pits, valet and car-side drop-off service.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | February 9, 2011
COSTA MESA — A line of about 50 customers waited Wednesday for the grand opening of the first Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market in Costa Mesa. The crowd streamed in when the supermarket's doors opened a little past 10 a.m. The new store, whose sales space occupies about 10,000 square feet at Newport and Harbor boulevards, will feature the same low prices and community-centric service the brand is known for, said store Manager Mark Spencer. "I can guarantee the best customer service in town," said Spencer, who has more than 25 years experience working in grocery stores, adding that he was very proud of the new team.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | August 27, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — Sitting on an oversized plush chair in baseball legend Chuck Finley's Newport Beach home, actress Tawny Kitaen seems to be in a much different place than she was eight years ago. A soccer goal is visible in the backyard, and her daughter's art covers the refrigerator in the family home. Her adopted dog, Woody, nuzzles Kitaen as she talks about a new off-camera passion: helping others. A volunteer at Kathy's House, a shelter for at-risk women in San Juan Capistrano, and a member of the board of directors at Testimony Life Resources, an alternative counseling center, Kitaen appears to be a far cry from her role as the eccentric star of "The Surreal Life," or the woman battling a dependency on prescription pills on "Celebrity Rehab.
NEWS
March 21, 2004
BUSINESS AND POLITICS Newport grocery store is on the road again The Pavilions grocery store in Newport Coast resumed delivery service on Monday, which was halted during the five-month lockout and strike by the United Food and Commercial Workers union. The store showed its appreciation of customers by giving them flowers and chocolates on the first day of deliveries, and free delivery is offered on orders of $100 or more through April 11. After 20 years at the helm of the local GOP party, Orange County Republican Chairman Tom Fuentes announced Monday he will retire next month.
LOCAL
July 15, 2009
Irvine police are crediting an off-duty Newport Beach police detective with helping nab a man trying to steal a case of beer from a grocery store there on Wednesday. Police said Detective Bob Watts saw Ryan William Prince, 24, wrestling with a Pavilions grocery store security guard who caught him leaving without paying for the alcohol. About 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Prince, who?s described as a 6-foot-5, 250 pound Tustin resident, walked into the Pavilions grocery store on Portola Parkway and grabbed a case of beer and walked out without paying, said Irvine police Lt. John Hare.
LOCAL
October 10, 2007
Newport Beach firefighters knocked down a structure fire Tuesday morning in the Pavilions Marketplace on Via Lido. The fire was reported at the Balboa Peninsula grocery store just before 9 a.m. Fire crews from Newport Beach and Costa Mesa arrived and, after seeing smoke rising from the building, evacuated employees and customers, said Newport Beach Fire Spokesman Matt Brisbois. According to staff at Pavilions, the flames broke out in the deli area, near the bakery. No one was injured, Brisbois said.
NEWS
October 15, 2003
Karen McGlinn, 60, Costa Mesa ... Executive director of Share Our Selves ... Oversees various projects at Orange County's largest agency for direct aid -- food, medical, financial ... Founder of SOS Orange Aid Project, which collects retrievable food from restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries and caterers and then distributes the food to low-income Orange County residents ... Gets "wild and crazy" at taco night fund-raiser ......
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