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November 4, 2013
A public outreach campaign by the Mesa Water District this month aims to increase water awareness and benefit a local nonprofit, officials said. The "Wahoo's, Water & Waves" campaign will launch at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wahoo's Fish Taco, 1862 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. The campaign promotes Mesa Water's supply of safe, drinkable tap water and the use of environmentally friendly refillable water bottles. Throughout November, those who buy a kids meal at any of Costa Mesa's three Wahoo's locations can purchase for $2 a special water bottle bearing the Mesa Water and Wahoo's logos.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2008
Actor Eduardo Verástegui and director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde will conduct a Q&A session after a free screening of their award-winning movie “Bella,” at the Lido Theater Sunday. The film won the People’s Choice Award at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival and the 2007 Legacy Award from the Smithsonian. It will play at 11 a.m. as part of the 44th Orange Coast Christian Outreach Week in and around Newport Beach until Saturday. The week’s main attraction is the Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Irvine.
NEWS
August 30, 2004
Children from La Colonia Anaheim Independencia Community Family Resource Center hiked a three-mile loop trail Sunday at Crystal Cove State Park. The event was designed to allow inner-city youth to experience nature firsthand. Naturalist Lori Whalen from the Environmental Nature Center guided children through the park's El Moro Canyon, explained the adaptations of plants and animals living within the Coastal Sage Scrub and Riparian ecosystems and pointed out animal evidence in tracks, scat, fur, feathers and habitats.
NEWS
October 2, 2002
Sabra Bordas went to the house of a friend of a friend's five years ago and unsuspectingly started on her volunteering path. It was the backyard of the house, actually, and the whole thing was just down the street. The gathering was of volunteers for the Philharmonic Society, which presents the Eclectic Orange Festival every fall. "I was a teacher, so it's a natural fit," Bordas said. "It really satisfies my love of the arts, and of course I've learned a lot during the process."
NEWS
By Daniel Tedford | March 27, 2008
For a 14-year-old girl living in Ensenada, Mexico, turning 15 often means it is time for marriage and a family. The teens, living in impoverished areas, don’t see too many other options — or so they thought. A few Vanguard students beg to differ. Mabel Vega, a 20-year-old former Vanguard University student, befriended one of these girls a year ago when she went down to Ensenada as part of the school’s outreach program. Vanguard has been taking students to Mexico for outreach programs for about 20 years.
NEWS
February 29, 2008
The Orange County Fairground’s board of directors decided to postpone moving forward with a controversial sightseeing tower proposed for the grounds, saying they would prefer to have an informal outreach process with the community prior to beginning the formal Environmental Impact Review process. “What we wanted to do was step back from that formal process today and have a conversation with the community and local stakeholders,” said Senior Vice President Steve Beazley.
NEWS
July 9, 2008
UCI emergency care providers and others will conduct a clinical trial on methods of resuscitation for victims of severe traumatic injury. The Orange County Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium will conduct a clinical trial that will treat victims of traumatic injury with a hypertonic saline solution as part of the medical response. Other studies have shown this treatment method to be effective in increasing the potential for survival. Normally, clinical trials need patient consent in order to be used, but this study has been granted special privileges as the product has been proven to be safe, and there will be several community outreach discussions and opt-out measures for those who do not want to participate.
FEATURES
By Jessie Brunner | March 28, 2007
Like many college students, Vanguard University junior Daisy Navarro eagerly anticipates the arrival of spring break each year because it implies a trip to Mexico with several of her closest friends. But Navarro and her companions don't spend their vacation partying on Cancun's beaches. They recently returned from Ensenada, where Navarro worked eight-hour days renovating a local orphanage and entertaining its children. "I had a lot of papers to write and other things to study for, but it's about leaving those things behind and taking the time to help others," said Navarro, who also volunteers at House of Hope, a local shelter for battered women.
NEWS
May 12, 2001
-- Matt Grenert Nelson Torres has been named as the April recipient of Vanguard University's Outstanding Service Award. "I feel loved and blessed in receiving this honor, thank you very much." Torres said on receiving the award. Torres is a senior business administration major who has been active on campus and served as a resident assistant on Vanguard Hall's third floor. He also has been involved in the university's "Hands Across the Border" student outreach ministry, both as a translator and a counselor.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | April 13, 2011
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NEWS
November 4, 2013
A public outreach campaign by the Mesa Water District this month aims to increase water awareness and benefit a local nonprofit, officials said. The "Wahoo's, Water & Waves" campaign will launch at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wahoo's Fish Taco, 1862 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. The campaign promotes Mesa Water's supply of safe, drinkable tap water and the use of environmentally friendly refillable water bottles. Throughout November, those who buy a kids meal at any of Costa Mesa's three Wahoo's locations can purchase for $2 a special water bottle bearing the Mesa Water and Wahoo's logos.
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NEWS
September 16, 2013
The Mesa Water District has received an award that recognizes its transparency efforts, according to a news release. Mesa Water demonstrated the eight requirements needed for recognition from the Special District Leadership Foundation, a Sacramento-based nonprofit that promotes "good governance" among California's special districts. The requirements include ethics training for all board members, properly partaking in open and public meetings, and the timely filing of financial transactions and compensation reports, according to a Mesa Water release.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | January 17, 2013
Following the deaths of two homeless people, a pilot program shuttling Costa Mesa's homeless to spend nights at an emergency shelter in Santa Ana has been extended through Wednesday, service providers said. Pick-ups will take place at about 4 p.m. daily at the Lighthouse Church, 1885 Anaheim Ave., said Becks Heyhoe of the Churches Consortium, a homeless outreach program. They'll take homeless people to stay at the Armory emergency shelter run by Mercy House in Santa Ana. Then, a bus will leave Santa Ana for the Lighthouse at 6:15 a.m. Update: Organizers said the departure time from the armory in the morning is now scheduled for 6 a.m., not 6:15 a.m.  After a homeless man and woman were found dead on city streets Tuesday - just after the height of the cold snap - Costa Mesa scrambled to take action.
NEWS
January 12, 2013
The Newport Sports Museum's youth outreach program earned an Outstanding Contributions to Education award from the Orange County Board of Education, the group announced Friday. Six times a year, the board honors individuals and organizations who have made signification contributions to support education across the county. Along with its collection of sports memorabilia, the museum's youth program uses sports stars to encourage at-risk students to stay focused on schoolwork and avoid drugs or other distractions.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | March 8, 2012
Sitting criss-cross on the floor, four kindergartners each placed a hand on the double bass towering over them to feel the vibrations as it was played. "Wow! How does that feel?" asked Pacific Symphony bassist Doug Basye. "Does it tickle?" Basye gave a lesson Thursday morning to a class of kindergartners at Victoria Elementary School on how the double bass works, the different sections of the orchestra and the works of American composer Aaron Copland. It was all part of Class Act, a partnership between the Costa Mesa-based Pacific Symphony and schools, to connect students with musicians and introduce them to a composer.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | April 13, 2011
NEWS
By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | September 29, 2010
Share Our Selves founder Jean Forbath will be honored Oct. 9 at the nonprofit's 20th annual Celebrity Chef Dinner. Forbath started the nonprofit in 1970 to properly address the need for lower-income outreach services in Orange County. She served for 22 years as the unpaid executive director, 30 years as the full-time coordinator of the holiday Adopt a Family Project, and 39 years on SOS' board, including being chairman with her husband, Frank, according to a news release.
NEWS
By B.W. Cook | August 20, 2010
The 19th Assistance League of Newport-Mesa Medallion Debutante Ball presented 10 exceptional young women to local society July 18. More than 200 family members and close friends joined hands applauding the accomplishments of the debutantes at an elegant Sunday evening coming-of-age ceremony held at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort in Newport Beach. A celebration that caps four years of community service that begins in the ninth grade, the debutantes first take their path as members of the "Assisteens Auxiliary.
FEATURES
By Brianna Bailey | April 15, 2010
Newport Harbor High School junior Jason Cernius, 17, likes shooting hoops and playing pingpong with his little brother, 15-year-old Andrew. “I didn’t think that he would be able to do the things other brothers do at first, but I taught him how to play sports,” Jason said. Andrew, who has problems with language and social skills, was diagnosed with autism at age 3. He was diagnosed with brain cancer when he was 16 months old and given only a 20% chance of survival.
LOCAL
By Elizabeth Evans | March 29, 2010
Share Our Selves Free Medical Clinic received the 2009-2010 Community Outreach Immunization Award, Honorable Mention, from the American Pharmacists Association. The award was given in recognition of Share Our Selves’ extraordinary contributions toward improving the community’s vaccination rates. Mary Ann Huntsman, Pharm D, SOS Director of Pharmacy, accepted the award on March 14, 2010 at the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington DC. “The APhA Immunization Champion Award was a wonderful validation of the work done at Share Our Selves to improve the health of our community,” stated Dr. Huntsman.
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