December 10, 2013
Drivers in the area of Arlington Drive and Fairview Road in Costa Mesa on Monday afternoon honked in support of the nearly 30 local teachers and community members huddled on the street corner and waving signs to encourage reform in public schools. The gathering was part of a larger national day of action sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers, a nationwide teachers union, to shed light on issues regarding public education in the United States. In recent years, dwindling budgets for education have resulted in increased class sizes, inadequate support staff in the form of counselors and nurses, and curriculum lacking in art, physical education and science, said Joel Flores, co-chairman of the committee on political education for the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers.
September 15, 2009
Submitted by Jess Block Newport Beach Philanthropists Honored National Philanthropy Day Orange County 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEWPORT BEACH, CA – Four Newport Beach residents have been selected as Outstanding Honorees at this year’s National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Orange County celebration. NPD Orange County has become the most prominent philanthropic recognition event in Orange County with more than a thousand individuals, businesses and support organizations honored since its inception in 1986.
May 6, 2005
TONY DODERO Thursday morning found me groggily wandering into a gathering at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Costa Mesa. No, I was not there seeking redemption. Besides, I'm sure many of you think that would be impossible anyway. I was there for my annual attendance at the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council National Day of Prayer breakfast. The event, which is mimicked at churches nationwide and has roots dating back 54 years, is the place to hear the prayers and thoughts of those who share the Sikh, Bahai, Hindu, Islamic, Mormon, Jewish and Christian faiths all at the same time and in the same room, without a war breaking out. Indeed, the reason for the existence of the interfaith council, a coalition of diverse religious groups, is to promote unity and open discussion between faiths.
November 17, 2005
National Philanthropy Day, which in 2005 honored Newport family and two Newport Coast residents, recognizes those who donate to several organizations.If you didn't get a chance to thank the philanthropist in your life Wednesday, don't fret; there's always next year. A Newport Beach family and two Newport Coast residents were among those honored across the country as part of the 20th annual National Philanthropy Day. Started by Doug Freeman, an attorney and former chairman of the board of Orange County's Pacific Symphony, the event is intended to honor donors who have supported several organizations.
January 18, 2010
Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and teachings are bringing people from all walks of life together to help those in need. On Monday’s national holiday commemorating what would have been the slain civil rights leader’s 81st birthday, which was Friday, many in Orange County were spending the day doing service work to honor King’s spirit. Through the leadership of Volunteer Center Orange County, at least 1,000 volunteers throughout the county took part in activities to help survivors of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti.
April 25, 2000
NEWPORT BEACH -- For the 10th time, the city will receive a Tree City USA Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation at tonight's city council meeting. The award is given based on four qualifications: the city must have a tree department, a city tree ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program and an Arbor Day observance. It appears Newport has all of the above and more. The city will also receive its fifth Growth Award for demonstrating a higher level of tree care.
April 22, 2000
SPECIAL EVENTS 'THEN CAME THE MORNING' Liberty Baptist Church Choir will present an Easter musical, "Then Came the Morning," at 6 p.m. Sunday. The program is free. There will Easter services at 11 a.m. Sunday. The church is at 1000 Bison Ave., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 760-5444. NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER Local religious leaders will gather at 7:15 a.m. Friday to lead the community in the third annual Interfaith National Day of Prayer breakfast at the Orange County Airport Hilton Hotel, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.
February 26, 2008
Noted golf historian. Also renowned as a golf course designer, having formed a partnership with Bill Coore in 1986. Duo created noted courses like Sand Hills GC in Nebraska, The Plantation Course at Kapalua, site of the PGA TOUR's Mercedes-Benz Championship, and the newly-opened Bandon Trails GC on the Oregon Coast...Introduced to golf by his father and won his first tournament as a fourth-grader...Fought winning battle against Graves Disease (disease of the thyroid) in mid-1980s.
July 23, 2008
Where’s it at: The Cheesecake Factory, 1141 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, (949) 720-8333. What’s in it: This is a spin on the trademark dessert for the restaurant. The limited-edition 30th anniversary Chocolate Cake Cheesecake features dark chocolate and graham-cracker crust. Cost: $1.50 on July 30. Why you should order it: National Cheesecake Day is July 30, and the restaurant is offering a slice of cheesecake for $1.50, the same price as when the first location opened in 1978.
May 7, 2004
Tony Dodero Three local leaders told a multi-denominational crowd gathered for the National Day of Prayer Thursday morning that faith plays a big part in shaping how they make their public decisions. Newport Beach City Councilman Steve Bromberg, Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Libby Cowan and retired Irvine School District trustee Margie Wakeham were asked to give a talk on "Reconciling political life with personal religious belief." The breakfast at the Presbyterian Church of Covenant in Costa Mesa was sponsored by the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council and emceed by the Rev. Dennis Short of Harbor Christian Church in Newport Beach.