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November 30, 2001
Lolita Harper Children who live at the Orange Coast Interfaith Shelter in Costa Mesa stay in apartments that are not their own, play with toys that are shared and often wear secondhand clothes. Garrett Zimmerman, 18, said the least he could give them was a place they could call their own. Zimmerman, an Orange Coast College freshman, built a playhouse at the shelter for his Eagle Scout project. "The houses are so crowded, and it's cool for the kids to have their own space," Zimmerman said.
March 12, 2002
Deirdre Newman Newport Beach high school students got a firsthand taste of the nuances of politics and procedure as they held a mock City Council meeting, complete with controversial issues and mundane details. Forty-eight students assumed the personas of various city officials and debated issues like the John Wayne Airport settlement agreement as part of Youth Government Day last Wednesday. While the procedure proved more problematic than the politics, most of the students showed an adroit grasp of the issues.
By Robin SinclairCommunity Correspondent | December 11, 2008
Boys Hope Girls Hope’s 11th Evening of Hope Raises $75,000 and Featured the 2008 Broadway Musical, The Color Purple   Costa Mesa , CA  – November 23,  2008  Boys Hope Girls Hope of California hosted its annual “Evening of Hope” at the Orange County Performing Arts Center to see the 2008 Broadway musical  The Color Purple with a pre-reception at the Westin South Coast Plaza .  150 attended the...
By Matilde Ochoa | September 21, 2009
  Boys Hope Girls Hope of Southern California Celebrates its 12th Annual Evening of HOPE featuring Monty Python ’ s Spamalot. Costa Mesa, CA- On Saturday , October 18th, Boys Hope Girls H ope of Southern California will be holding its 12th annual Evening of Hope, featuring Monty Python ’ s Spamalot, starting John O’Hurley from Seinfeld and Dancing with the Stars, as King Arthur. It will be held at the Orange County Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. A pre-show dinner and cocktail reception will be held at the Westin Hotel starting at 4:30 pm. The new musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic Monty Python and The Holy Grail , Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail.
By Candice Baker | August 31, 2009
Dozens of local teens spent the last days of their summer vacations knee-deep in markers, pencil boxes and rulers. They weren’t selecting school supplies at their local warehouse stores; instead, the students were helping hundreds of other local kids and their families. More than 1,500 backpacks filled with school supplies, Payless ShoeSource gift cards, toys and socks were given out Saturday at the Costa Mesa headquarters of local nonprofit Share Our Selves. Saturday morning, hundreds of low-income families lined up by 6 a.m., then spent hours in line for the backpacks.
October 26, 2002
Engstrom-McCarthy Dana Jennifer Engstrom and James Cornelius McCarthy exchanged wedding vows in the Arbor at The Hyatt Newporter in Newport Beach on May 24. The bride, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David Ralph Engstrom of Newport Beach, wore a formal strapless gown of white silk duchess satin with white satin-faced organza trim. She wore a satin-edged cathedral veil adorned with a tiara and carried an arm bouquet of white calla lilies. Her maids of honor were Teri Ann Peters, Maria Dayaw and Claudia Carnesella.
September 5, 2011
The reasons families choose to leave Newport-Mesa Unified schools are as diverse as the schools they choose. Friends and sports are often major considerations. Many people spoke of attending elementary school and middle school outside of Newport-Mesa, and then following their friends to Edison High School in Huntington Beach or private Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, even though Estancia seemed like a good option. "For kids, friends at this age are the highest priority," said Jeannie Tuxford, whose teenage daughter Taylor followed a common route from Sts. Simon & Jude in Huntington Beach to Mater Dei. Administrators at Huntington Beach public schools say they are sensitive to this, and often see students who want to remain with their friends.
By Joe Haakenson | September 23, 2011
Taylor King is on the move again, and this time he's going overseas. The former Mater Dei High School basketball standout has decided to skip his final year of college eligibility and play professionally in Germany, according to his last college coach, Ken Ammann of Concordia University. “He got some good offers and so he decided to go travel,” Ammann said. “It's a good opportunity for him. I heard he got a deal in Germany and there were still more on the table. “I think he had to make a decision before school started and he decided to pursue that.” Ammann said he also believed that King would have had to earn some college units during the summer to remain academically eligible, but he didn't take those required classes.
September 29, 2003
Luis Pena The drizzle and the clouds on Sunday morning didn't stop more than 27,000 runners and walkers and 10,000 volunteers, friends and family from attending the 12th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Fashion Island. Nancy Brinker founded the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation more than 20 years ago as a promise to her dying sister to fight breast cancer. "As always, it's exciting because we have thousands and thousands of people here," said Aletha Anderson, president of the Orange County Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
December 4, 2004
Deepa Bharath Plaintiffs, attorneys and Catholic Church officials expressed relief on Friday after a two-year legal tug-of-war between the Diocese of Orange and victims of clergy abuse ended in a historic settlement late Thursday night. Terms of the settlement, which included a monetary settlement and other agreements, were not revealed because of a court-issued gag order. The amount of the settlement and other terms will likely be released late next week.
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