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.
October 11, 2013
Leyla Milani, a Newport Coast resident and a former model who was featured on "Deal or No Deal," is one of several special guests scheduled to appear at the seventh annual Ante Up For Autism charity event Saturday at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort. Milani, now a business woman who is married to real estate tycoon Manny Khoshbin with a 1-year-old daughter, Priscilla, was best known as "Lucky 13" or "Lucky Leyla," as a briefcase model on the NBC game show hosted by Howie Mandel.
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.
December 27, 2012
The 2012 Christmas Carol Ball benefiting Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian was exceptionally festive this season. The event has always had a warm, community-based feeling as citizen donors come together with hospital staff, nurses and physicians for a collective year-end hug. After all, what is more vital to any community than health? Chaired by Terry and Bob Callahan , the evening at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort also marked the Callahans' 20th anniversary of their first date, which coincidentally also took place at the Christmas Carol Ball in 1992.
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)
April 1, 2009
IRVINE — It was Namba Time at University High in boys’ swimming. Corona del Mar freshman Jared Namba won two events and contributed to two victorious relays in the Sea Kings’ 113-57 Pacific Coast League victory Wednesday. Namba won the 100-yard butterfly in 53.53 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 55.22. He was also in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle winning relays. Other winners for CdM included: Garrett Larson (200 individual medley in 2:05.09), Brian Schiefer (50 free in 23.20)