July 26, 2002
GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Daily Pilot on a rotating basis. If you'd like For information on adding your organization to this list, call (949) 574-4298. Discovery Shop The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop needs unwanted goods, such as clothing, furniture, jewelry, accessories, antiques and collectibles, to fund the society's research, education and patient services programs. The goods may be dropped off at 2600 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. Volunteers are also needed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the same location (949)
September 27, 2006
GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Daily Pilot on a rotating basis. Mail information to the Daily Pilot, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa 92626, call (714) 966-4600, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . ORANGE COUNTY HOMELESS TASK FORCE The task force is recruiting volunteers for the Interfaith Council Network to work one-on-one with homeless adults in a program on basic life skills. Call: (949) 263-1774. ORANGE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART Learn more about art and share with your community by becoming a docent at the Orange County Museum of Art. A volunteer docent guides adults and school groups through the galleries and teaches about the museum's collections and exhibitions.
November 19, 2009
Submitted by Ryan Chan A team of 5th and 6th graders from Newport Coast won the FIRST Lego League qualifying tournament at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana on Saturday. Out of 24 teams from Orange County, the Newport Coast “Bad Robot” came in 1st place overall and 2nd place on the Team Project presentation. FIRST is a nonprofit group that aims to inspire young people to develop a passion for science and math and well-rounded life skills that include self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
October 29, 2012
One Step, an Irvine-based nonprofit Christian organization seeking to end homelessness for single-parent families in South Orange County, will hold a fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Wyndham Orange County Airport, 17941 Von Karman Ave., Irvine. The organization will update attendees on their efforts to house families and share their plans to prevent homelessness. One Step seeks to meet a wide range of needs in the community, including physical, financial, emotional and spiritual, through individual volunteers and community partners.
April 4, 2003
Jim Degroot has been named Vanguard University's men's basketball coach, succeeding Stephen French, who was relieved of his duties in his fourth year. "Jim was the most competitive and best player I ever coached," said Vanguard Athletic Director Bob Wilson, who was Degroot's coach at Phillips University and Hawaii-Hilo. "As a player he was a coach on the floor, continued Wilson. "One of the criteria we looked for in our candidates was a person that had performed at the national level.
April 22, 2003
Christine Carrillo As marketing moguls have made sure their labels state, orange juice is high in Vitamin C. But as eighth-graders at St. John the Baptist School in Costa Mesa found out, you can't always believe what you read. During a science experiment last week that tested the Vitamin C content in different beverages -- including orange juice, white grape juice, Gatorade and apple juice -- students were surprised to discover how their scientific endeavors could reveal the true content of each beverage.
March 1, 2011
COSTA MESA — A local charity netted big donations in honor of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, including a gown worn at the 2011 Country Music Awards and sneakers signed by a member of the Lakers. The EXTRA Luxury Lounge, a retreat for celebrities during awards shows and festivals, selected Costa Mesa nonprofit Working Wardrobes as this year's charitable organization to be featured in the Lounge, according to a Working Wardrobes press release. The Working Wardrobes donation booth was set up from Feb. 24-27 in the Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles.
November 28, 2006
Bullying — the intentional torment of others through verbal harassment, physical assault or manipulation — has become a national epidemic not only in our schools and on our playgrounds but in our homes, on our highways and in our workplaces nationwide. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District's Safe Schools/Healthy Students initiative Project ASK is implementing two programs — Second Step in our preschool and kindergarten classrooms, and Life Skills for our older students — to address this destructive behavior.
September 26, 2006
Albert Einstein once stated insanity was doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. With this as Newport-Mesa Unified School District's Project ASK's (Advocates Supporting Kids) and Costa Mesa Middle School's dogma, and with the knowledge that detention, suspension and other punitive measures do not deliver changed behavior, ASK and the middle school have created a different approach to achieve student well-being. It is a class titled "Life Skills for Teens."