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June 18, 2003
Christina M. Sumpter of Costa Mesa and Eddie D. Tung of Newport Beach were recently promoted by Pacific Life Insurance. Sumpter is the new senior vice president of operations and Tung is the assistant vice president of regulatory products accounting ... Richard "Rick" Jones has joined McCarthy Cook & Co. as senior vice president of asset management. He will be based in McCarthy Cook's Costa Mesa office ... Marine Corps Reserve Cpl. Daniel E. Adams, son of Kim and Ronald E. Adams of Costa Mesa, was recently called to active duty for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
By B.W. COOK | December 2, 2006
Chapman University hosted the 25th anniversary of its American Celebration, bringing plenty of good, old-fashioned Hollywood to Orange County. The evening, filled with music and dance, raised funds for student scholarships. Chaired by the much-admired O.C. couple Marybelle and S. Paul Musco, the American Celebration was among the most successful and most enjoyable ever produced. Honored guests of the evening were legendary Hollywood star Debbie Reynolds , who accepted Chapman's lifetime achievement award, and Newport Coast couple Kristina and Larry Dodge, who were lauded with the 2006 Outstanding Corporate Citizen Award.
By Sarah Peters, | September 3, 2010
COSTA MESA — Three Newport Beach women will be honored for transforming their dreams into thriving businesses at the 15th annual Remarkable Women Awards dinner Oct. 5. The Orange County Chapter of the National Assn. of Women Business Owners chooses three exemplary female entrepreneurs each year who define the organizations' core values in promoting women as effective leaders and role models. Although thrilling for Newport residents, as all three of this year's honorees are local businesswomen, it is purely a coincidence.
By B.W. Cook | January 24, 2013
The operative word is ambitious. The result has been nothing less than extraordinary. Launched in the spring of 2010, Children's Hospital of Orange County created a fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $125 million to fund the remodel and restoration of Orange County's premiere pediatric health facility. Last Saturday evening in Newport Beach, close to 500 guests converged upon the Island Hotel for the fifth annual CHOC Cherishes Children gala, raising some $900,000 toward the ultimate campaign goal.
February 12, 2014
Advertising executive Robert F. Anderson died February 4, 2014, in Newport Beach, California. He was 91. Born in Evanston, Illinois, to Morna Catherine Byrne and Raymond Anderson, he lived in Chicago and showed athletic ability at an early age in speed skating, track, football and baseball. Bob received an athletic scholarship to De Paul University but, after one semester, World War II broke out. He joined the Marine Corp and was sent to Lake Forest College and then to Denison University in Ohio where he pledged Sigma Chi fraternity.
By B.W. Cook | October 3, 2012
The 13th annual Orange County Arts Awards were presented Sept. 18 during a dinner ceremony at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Produced by Orange County impresario Richard Stein , the organization honored three individuals and one couple for lifetime achievement supporting artistic endeavors in Orange County. Orange County Arts labels the honor the Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy Awards, a nod to the famed European actress who settled in rural Orange County with her husband in 1876.
March 22, 2002
There's a trail of clues for first-rate whodunits in nominees for the 2002 Agatha Awards. When presented in May, the awards will solve the case involving which authors penned the best traditional mysteries published in 2001 -- works typified by the novels of Agatha Christie, generally with a low body count and an amateur detective on center stage. Those nominated as best novel include Earlene Fowler's "Arkansas Traveler." In her eighth outing starring folk art expert Benni Harper, the Orange County writer (a frequent Newport Beach Central Library user)
By Alan Blank | November 19, 2008
Corona del Mar resident Michael Harrison spends so much time at the 210-acre nature preserve that he’s preparing for wilderness education activities for local youths that his business partners aren’t sure that he still works, Harrison joked. The volunteer has led the fundraising campaign to make a $30-million Outdoor Education Center in South Orange County a reality as well as adding his expertise in real estate development and construction by supervising the effort on a daily basis.
January 11, 2001
Over its 3 1/2 decades of producing 10 or more productions a year, South Coast Repertory has introduced local audiences to most of the world's great playwrights. The word "most" is applicable because one name has been conspicuously absent. The oversight is about to be remedied as SCR prepares to open Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance" this weekend, filling the slot in its "great American playwrights" series that so far has revived works by Tennessee Williams ("A Streetcar Named Desire")
March 24, 2001
Stefanie Frith NEWPORT BEACH -- Elizabeth Taylor. Marilyn Monroe. Shirley Temple. Cher. They all plan to make an appearance at the Diva's Academy Awards Premiere on Saturday night at the Four Seasons Hotel. "Even Mae West is thinking about coming," said Joanne Pavia, vice president of the Divas, a support guild for the Balboa Theater, which is in the process of being renovated. The theater, once a vaudeville palace, was closed in the early 1990s.
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