November 6, 1999
-- Susan McCormack COSTA MESA -- Share Our Selves, a nonprofit group providing food, medical, dental and financial aid to the needy is holding its ninth annual "Celebrity Chefs" dinner at 6 p.m. tonight at the Robert Mondavi Wine & Food Center in Costa Mesa. About 250 people are expected to attend the sold-out event, with tickets costing $150 each. Ten of the county's prominent chefs, including Jack Kalustian from the Newport Harbor Yacht Club, Tony Zidar from Twin Palms, and Carlito Jocson from the Yard House, will pair up and prepare five different courses.
August 19, 2001
-- Lolita Harper Although it is a small school, Vanguard University of Southern California is the first college in Orange County to receive national accreditation for its Athletic Training Education Program, officials said. The university joins the ranks with only five other California schools that have been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs. University officials are hoping it will attract students to the program.
July 24, 2007
Volunteers are needed to assist in the Muscular Dystrophy Assn.'s 2007 Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon, which will air live on KCAL Channel 9 from 6 p.m. Sept. 2 through 6 p.m. Sept. 3. Mailroom volunteers and positions taking pledges and answering phones on live TV are needed. Volunteers to answer phones must be at least 18 years old. Prerequisites include a friendly personality and a desire to help. The Muscular Dystrophy Assn. is a voluntary health agency working to defeat 43 neuromuscular diseases through worldwide research, services and professional and public health education.
November 3, 2003
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November 30, 2009
The fourth annual Share Our Selves Festival of Trees open house will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol St. No reservations are required for the free evening, which includes a handbell choir from St. John the Baptist church, visits with Santa, children’s activities, and a reading by Steve Breen, author of “The Secret of Santa’s Island.” The Festival of Trees is known for its many holiday trees, decorated by a team of volunteer designers and trimmers.
October 11, 2013
The Orange County Equality Coalition has filed a complaint with the state accusing Corona del Mar High School of discriminating against an organization that offers support to gays and lesbians. The coalition alleges in a Department of Education filing that the Newport-Mesa Unified School District violated state laws by requiring parents to sign permission slips allowing their children to receive information about HIV/AIDS and Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) at CdM's annual Diversity Day event.
May 19, 2010
This was not your mother’s fashion show! The Friends of Dorothy, a support guild of the AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County, gathered in an Airway Avenue warehouse off the runway of the John Wayne Airport last week for an evening of food, conversation, fundraising and a runway fashion show (adjacent to the JWA runway). But that wasn’t the real show-stopper. First came the young gents showing off the latest menswear from Brooks Bros., South Coast Plaza.
April 28, 2009
The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to overturn a controversial, unanimous decision that it made last month to suspend funding for Planned Parenthood, but created new guidelines for future funding that clinics consider onerous. Supervisor John Moorlach was the driving force behind the suspension. He said he did not support giving money to organizations that perform abortions, even though Planned Parenthood officials said the county funds only educational outreach programs designed to teach kids about physiology, sexually transmitted diseases and birth control methods.
January 14, 2006
Newport woman was advocate of women in politics and led Nixon's first winning White House bid.Patricia "Pat" Hitt, who served as the national co-chair of Richard Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign and advocated women's involvement in politics, has died. She was 87. Hitt, a Balboa Island resident, died in her home Monday of natural causes. When she served as the assistant secretary of Health, Education and Welfare in the late 1960s, she was the highest ranking woman in Nixon's first administration.
April 30, 2003
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