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By Brittany Woolsey | April 13, 2013
The student center at Orange Coast College began benefiting another group Saturday - veterans. About 80 attendees, including veterans and OCC students and staff, welcomed a new Veterans Resource Center at the 37th annual Santa Ana Army Air Base Reunion on Saturday. The resource center will be beneficial to OCC's veteran students, said Joey Dillard, Master at Arms of the Student Veterans Group at OCC. "We're going to give [these veterans] information, and, as little as they may think, this information will transition them into civilian life without even having to go to the health center to get help for it," Dillard said.
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May 4, 2002
Today will be a time for new beginnings at Vanguard University. A graduation ceremony for about 400 undergraduate and graduate students will be held on the athletic field at 10 a.m. At 2:30 p.m., the campus will celebrate breaking ground on the new Heath Academic Center for Religion and Business. It will be the official launch of the university's ambitious capital campaign -- "Vanguard 21." The campaign envisions a comprehensive university serving more than 3,000 students by 2010.
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September 15, 2007
Workers rushed around Newport Coast Community Center Friday morning, putting the finishing touches on the 17,000-square-foot, $8.5 million building. The center will host a grand opening dedication at 10 a.m. today. “As with any grand opening, everything is up to the last minute,” said Wes Morgan, director of the city’s Recreation and Senior Services Department. “But at least the paint is dry.” The focal point of the new center is a gymnasium with an indoor-outdoor stage.
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By Lauren Williams | July 26, 2012
The Newport Harbor Nautical Museum's ExplorOcean center has a substantial portion of the necessary funds to expand at the Balboa Fun Zone, officials said this week. During a presentation at Tuesday's Newport Beach City Council study session, ExplorOcean Capital Campaign Chairman Tom Pollack said the waterfront center has $8 million committed to it, or about 10% to 15% of what he expects will be the total cost before fundraising. The project is six weeks into its capital campaign.
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March 28, 2009
The economy stinks, as we all know, but deflation has some advantages. Initially, city officials figured the new Oasis Senior Center in Corona del Mar would cost about $20 million. But the bids came in low enough to knock the price down to about $16.5 million. That meant the city won’t need to borrow money to finance it for now. The better news, of course, is that our seniors will finally have a new center worthy of them. They’ve gotten by since the 1970s with an old-school building on Marguerite Avenue.
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By Brianna Bailey | January 19, 2010
The Oasis Senior Center hopes to see its membership grow from about 4,000 to anywhere from 6,000 to 8,000 when it moves into a new 36,500-square-foot building in Corona del Mar this fall, officials said. “We anticipate a lot of people will want to come check it out because it’s something new,” said Scott Paulsen, president of Friends of Oasis, which raises money for the senior center. Construction on the $16.5-million building on Marguerite Avenue is on schedule, and the center could be moving into its new digs by October or November, center Director Celeste Jardine-Haug said.
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By Brianna Bailey | October 23, 2008
After one year of fundraising, Oasis Senior Center is about $500,000 away from its $5-million goal to build the new 36,500-square-foot senior center, officials said this week. Construction on the new $20-million building is slated to begin early next year. “What a difference a year makes,” Friends of Oasis President Evelyn Hart said. “When we first heard that we would have to raise that much money, it seemed a little daunting, but we have had a great many generous donors.
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From staff reports | May 2, 2013
The city of Newport Beach plans to open its new Civic Center to great fanfare Saturday. But opponents of the recent decision to raise rental rates on residential piers plan to protest outside of the opening-day ceremony. "We are asking you to be physically involved," according to statement from Stop the Dock Tax. "We appreciate your monetary generosity, but now is the time for you to physically support our cause with your personal appearance at our rally to protest to the cost of the city hall.
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By Hannah Fry and Emily Foxhall | February 19, 2014
A group interested in founding a private Christian high school in Newport Beach found a possible location at the site of their alma mater, a school that has since been converted into the West Newport Community Center. Newport Beach is hoping to get a school to open at the location, which would be shared with the city as it works to finalize a location for a new community center, officials confirmed Wednesday. The property seemed ideal to David Bahnsen, vice president of Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County's board of trustees, which is interested in the former site of Newport Christian High School.
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By Emily Foxhall | February 11, 2014
Following remarks from Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill, two City Council members and two representatives from Girl Scouts of Orange County, 11-year-old Olivia Bobrownicki approached the podium Tuesday. Dressed in her uniform, the Irvine Girl Scout climbed onto a green stool to speak directly and confidently into the microphone. Olivia outlined all that she had learned so far as a Scout, a list that included skills in marketing, goal setting and leadership. "And I learned that a girl can do anything," she said to the assembled crowd of more than 150 people.
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By Hannah Fry | September 10, 2013
Corona del Mar High School parents have transformed what once was an uninviting information center into a brightly decorated hangout for students. The school's booster club, fundraising Corona del Mar High School Foundation and Parent-Teacher Assn. funded the $130,000 remodel, which took about three weeks over the summer to complete, in hopes that students will utilize the space for projects, homework and college application assistance, said Jane Jones, co-chairwoman of the foundation.
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By Lauren Williams | May 4, 2013
Music, food and bunny rabbits welcomed hundreds of area residents to the opening of Newport Beach's new Civic Center on Saturday. As the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band played "Stars and Stripes Forever" before Saturday's ceremony, many families checked out city hall's new home, some venturing out to the circle of bunny statues on the campus periphery and others peering over the viewing platform at the end of the San Miguel bridge on the breezy morning....
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From staff reports | May 2, 2013
The city of Newport Beach plans to open its new Civic Center to great fanfare Saturday. But opponents of the recent decision to raise rental rates on residential piers plan to protest outside of the opening-day ceremony. "We are asking you to be physically involved," according to statement from Stop the Dock Tax. "We appreciate your monetary generosity, but now is the time for you to physically support our cause with your personal appearance at our rally to protest to the cost of the city hall.
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By Brittany Woolsey | April 13, 2013
The student center at Orange Coast College began benefiting another group Saturday - veterans. About 80 attendees, including veterans and OCC students and staff, welcomed a new Veterans Resource Center at the 37th annual Santa Ana Army Air Base Reunion on Saturday. The resource center will be beneficial to OCC's veteran students, said Joey Dillard, Master at Arms of the Student Veterans Group at OCC. "We're going to give [these veterans] information, and, as little as they may think, this information will transition them into civilian life without even having to go to the health center to get help for it," Dillard said.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | March 26, 2013
Public art had a night in the spotlight at the Newport Beach City Council meeting Tuesday, with discussion centered on the creation of an arts and culture fund and the selection of a sculpture to adorn the new civic center grounds. "We think it's [the fund] a meaningful and significant contribution to public arts in our city," City Arts Commissioner Robert Smith told the council members, who voted unanimously to set aside 2% of previously unallocated  fees from development agreements for art and cultural facilities.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | February 6, 2013
When Mihir Worah, managing director at the asset management giant Pacific Investment Management Co. (PIMCO), arrived in Newport Beach, he had a quibble. "I moved to Orange County about 10 years ago, and I'm always complaining about how folks here don't care about science, and they're not excited," the particle physicist said. His son attends Sage Hill School on Newport Coast, so when administrators asked Worah to join a team advising the private college preparatory academy how to build a science center that would benefit the county, he agreed.
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By Jill Cowan | December 12, 2012
From a distance, Newport Beach's new City Council Chambers off Avocado Avenue glowed like a cruise ship, its metal hull rising over a sea of dark construction barriers. Getting closer Tuesday night, tall walls of windows revealed a crowd gathering to celebrate the City Council's first meeting there, capping off nearly a decade of fierce debate - though officials have emphasized that the completed Civic Center won't officially be unveiled until next year. An open house is scheduled for May 4. Inside the chambers, the soaring terraced ceilings, angular-yet-ergonomic furnishings and high-tech accouterments made the 150-seat hall feel like a space-age cathedral.
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By Lauren Williams | November 30, 2012
Florescent lights dimmed, aged seats groaned beneath shifting bodies. Amplified voices weighing in on outsourcing trash services bounced off 27-year-old walls. Tuesday's meeting marked the last time the Newport Beach City Council would meet for a regularly scheduled council meeting in the old City Hall at 3300 Newport Blvd. on the Balboa Peninsula. The council will later this month begin gathering five miles away in new chambers at 100 Civic Center Drive - a building envisioned as a sleek steel-and-stone structure hugged by a fabric sail.
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