May 15, 2004
B.W. COOK They called it "Spring into Spring," a special afternoon at the Balboa Bay Club and Resort that filled the grand ballroom with guests in support of the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa. The annual luncheon welcomed Marni Nixon, "the voice of Hollywood," sharing showbiz "insider" stories of her career as a voice-over artist and singer dubbing in vocals for such stars as Audrey Hepburn in the classic musical film "My Fair Lady." Costa Mesa's Corinne Black, a longtime devotee of the league, served as special events chair for the affair, which raised an impressive $68,000.
October 17, 2003
INSIDE CITY HALL Here are some decisions coming out of Tuesday's Newport Beach City Council meeting: FICUS TREE MAINTENANCE In what has become an annual process, the council once again approved $60,000 for maintaining ficus trees whose roots can become destructive when they're allowed to grow too far. The $60,000 will go toward pruning, root pruning and installing root barriers on some of the city's most...
December 1, 2001
Danielle Elisa Shedd of Corona del Mar and Mark Edmund Slymen of Mission Viejo exchanged wedding vows Oct. 13 at the South Shores Church in Monarch Beach. The bride is the daughter Steven and Terri Shedd of Irvine. The matron of honor was Amber Stinson, and the bridesmaids were Amy Salceda, Lindsay McPhetridge, Karin Graves, Brenda Hyman, Keri Olson, Tami Jacobson, Chrissie Krusic and Laura Slymen. The bride wore a white crepe strapless A-line gown with a lace and pearl bodice.
July 24, 2004
B.W. COOK "Catwoman" pranced over to Newport Beach this week as Hoag Hospital once again teamed up with Regal Entertainment to present a movie premiere to the local crowd. More than 1,000 guests turned out Wednesday evening for a light supper in the Edwards Cinema parking lot at Fashion Island, followed by a screening of "Catwoman," starring Halle Berry. The annual movie premiere is a project of Hoag's 552 Club, with proceeds from the evening earmarked for the Hoag Women's Pavilion expansion project.
August 9, 2013
Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf is hosting his third annual Getzlaf Golf Shootout tournament on Sept. 8 to benefit CureDuchenne, a nonprofit that raises awareness and funds research to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Anaheim Duck players Corey Perry, Dustin Penner and Sauk Koivu, and assistant coach Scott Niedermayer, a Stanley Cup champion, Olympic gold medalist and Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, as well as other hockey players, celebrities and community leaders plan to participate in the tournament at Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point.
December 1, 2013
When Misty May-Treanor was asked all for that she had to be thankful, the three-time Olympic gold medalist said she is grateful to be starting a family. May-Treanor, the beach volleyball legend, said she is about three months pregnant with her first child during an interview with the Daily Pilot Sunday night at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort. She was there as the special guest/mistress of ceremonies for the 13th annual Sand Sculpture Dedication and Tree Lighting Ceremony. She attended with her husband, Matt Treanor, a pro baseball catcher, and her father, Butch.
April 15, 2009
Athletes First, a Newport Beach-based sports agency that represents nearly 100 pro football athletes, joined forces with the Orangewood Children’s Foundation recently, specifically supporting the Orangewood auxiliary known as PALS. A two-day fundraiser called “The Athletes First Classic,” included a major party and a spectacular spring golf tournament. The Saturday night gala at the St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach, attracted 600 guests and honored NFL Pro Bowler John John Lynch and prominent business leader William Thompson , retired executive with PIMCO.
July 19, 2012
There's a new chef in town. After bouncing around more than four kitchens over the past decade, Greg Harrison has taken the reins as Five Crowns' executive chef. "I'm going to change it up," he said in a crisp white chef's uniform, his enthusiasm evident as he sat on a bar stool. "I'm bringing new ideas to the table. " Harrison, 35, replaced Ryan O'Melveny Wilson, 31, from Lawry's Restaurants, the restaurant group that includes Five Crowns, on June 19. Wilson, the grandson of Five Crowns founder Richard Frank, acted as executive chef after veteran Dennis Brask retired after 26 years at the helm in February 2011.
February 21, 2013
JERI JEAN MC CUMSEY Jeri Jean McCumsey of La Quinta, CA, passed away on February 3, 2013, after an 8 year battle with cancer. Her family will never experience a sadder day in their lives, the day Robert lost his teenage sweetheart and her sons lost their Mother, Mommy-Mom. Jeri was born in San Bernardino, CA on October 22,1934, was the only child born to Raymond D. and Tibi H. Forsythe. Jeri attended San Bernardino schools and Montecito Girls School in Montecito CA. Jeri was a wonderful devoted mother, homemaker and talented artist. Survived by her loving husband of 58 years, main caregiver and supporter in her battle with cancer, Robert D; son Robert R. (Wife-Danielle)
December 23, 2011
It's Christmas Eve 2011 and the world is taking a collective moment to reflect. Listen to the quiet. Cherish the peace. Most everything and most everyone grinds down an octave or two as Christmas dawns. So much to be grateful for. So much to aspire to. The message, not only for people of the Christian faith, but for all humankind, is pax vobiscum - Latin for "peace be with you. " If only it could be so. Surely such a miracle would signal the dawn of the Messianic era. We will simply have to wait.