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NEWS
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)
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ENTERTAINMENT
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 dailypilot@latimes.com .     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.
LOCAL
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | 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.
NEWS
By Hannah Fry | February 19, 2014
The Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area, which serves Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and Irvine, launched its annual fundraising campaign Tuesday with the goal of raising $110,000 in the next six weeks. The campaign, "It Just Takes One," received its first donation - a $70,000 matching gift - from Newport Beach philanthropist David Pyle, according to a news release. Pyle is the founder and chief executive of American Career College and the executive chairman of the board of West Coast University.
NEWS
December 19, 2013
Ralph Whitford Ralph Eugene Whitford passed away peacefully on December 10, 2013 in Newport Beach, CA. He is survived by his three sons, William (Pua), Robert (Leann), Brian (Dom) and grandchildren Alexandra, Broderick, Kekai, Wailana and Kainoa.     Ralph was born on June 9, 1929 in Orange, CA, where he was raised with his three sisters, Marie Brown, Marilyn San Ramon, and Shirley Martinez. He graduated from Orange High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Ralph then worked as an aide to William Spurgeon III to prepare the open Irvine ranchland that is today Newport Center to host 50,000 scouts from around the world at the 1953 Boy Scout Jamboree.
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