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By Mona Shadia | December 31, 2009
Leslie Sykes refers to herself as a person who hunts for old stuff and reinvents it for reuse. Sykes, who sells vintage and reinvited furniture and handmade jewelry, opened Scavéngerie on Dec. 4. The store is at 107 E. 18th St., Costa Mesa. Call (949) 515-2918. What is Scavéngerie, and how did you come up with the name? It’s Scavenger with a French twist that I added myself. The name just came to me. Why did you give your store that name? Because basically it’s kind of what I’m.
By Greer Wylder | December 10, 2009
Join Carol Klein Fine Jewelry at its second annual Giving Back for the Holidays sales event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. A portion of each sale at Carol Klein Fine Jewelry will be donated to the Women’s Cancer Research Foundation. Customers will receive 20% off every item, and Carol Klein will showcase a special collection of jewelry, in addition to its everyday selection. Refreshments will be served. Carol Klein Fine Jewelry is in Bayside Center, 1028 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach.
November 26, 2009
Two Newport Beach residents had thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry stolen from them in separate incidents this week, according to police records. A woman reported Nov. 21 that sometime within about an hour that night, someone broke into her home in the 200 block of Marigold Avenue in Newport Beach and stole $40,990 worth of jewelry and cash. Police said the suspect got away in an unknown direction and no description was available. The burglar caused $500 in damage breaking into the house, according to police logs.
By Michael Miller | September 10, 2009
Lindsey Packer can speak from experience about the durability of vegan clothes. A glass case at the back of Humanitaire, her store at the Camp at 2937 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa, contains a pair of vegan boots that Packer has walked in all over the world — and which barely look used. In addition to shoes, the store offers shirts, belts and other clothing items, all made without a single animal product. Let’s say I’m a guy who wears leather all the time and has never heard of vegan clothing.
By Evelyn Rogers | August 22, 2009
Kids can learn about jewelry and how to make their own with jewelry craft books offered at the Newport Beach Public Library. As with most craft books, these cover the equipment and materials necessary to make jewelry, along with some safety tips. Kids will discover the joy of creating and wearing jewelry that is uniquely theirs with the help of some of these titles. “Jewelry Crafts” by Barrie Caldecott gives kids instructions on all sorts of make-it-yourself jewelry projects, including one you can’t wear — a decorated Faberge-style egg. Projects that are made to be worn include a foam bangle, plastic bracelet and necklace, and an ornamental glass stone ring.
By Paul Oginni | August 13, 2009
The folks at MOD Jewelry like to think outside the jewelry box. The Costa Mesa-based company offers unique and unconventional accessories. And if you don’t see anything you like, they can custom-design an accessory that better reflects your individual style. MOD Jewelry also partners with other companies to fashion jewelry that suits different subcultures. This week, we’re checking in with the company’s chief executive, Christina Lovejoy. Please describe what exactly Mod Jewelry Inc. does.
By Aviva Goelman | April 18, 2009
As a nonprofit organization, the Costa Mesa Senior Center relies on its income from several sources — these can include government grants, donations, fundraising money, and trusts. In these difficult economic times, the center is by no means immune to cutbacks experienced by people and businesses everywhere. We too, face the “devolution” of funding. Devolution is a word used a great deal these days among nonprofit leaders. Essentially, devolution is short-hand for a strong trend of cutbacks in funding; thus, devolution is associated with the end of what is often called “entitlements” to services previously guaranteed.
By Alan Blank | January 1, 2009
Bob Koop didn’t keep a low profile as he sold millions of dollars worth of high-end Newport Beach real estate over the last 40 years. It was his habit to drive prospective clients around in a bright red Rolls-Royce, wearing a diamond-studded gold ring that weighs about as much as a small jogging weight and a wide bracelet that spells “KOOP” out in big block letters with 10 carats of diamond. These were staples of his image both in Newport Beach and in Las Vegas where he was a big-money craps player.
By Joseph Serna | November 21, 2008
Police have arrested two people they say stole $350,000 worth of jewelry from a Newport Beach woman last month, authorities announced Friday. Brandy Watts, 28, and Thomas Watts, 30, will be arraigned next week on charges of possession of stolen property after police traced pawned jewelry belonging to Vonda Simon, a Newport Beach resident and business owner, back to the couple, Sgt. Evan Sailor said. On Oct. 13, Simon called police and reported that a safe containing $350,000 worth of jewelry that was left in the back seat of her Bentley parked in the garage was missing.
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