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By Sue Thoensen | January 7, 2008
The exterior of the Honda Center in Anaheim threw off a healthy pink glow Monday night. The building was illuminated by 110 pink floodlights placed around its perimeter. Drivers passing by on the 57 Freeway were also able to see the signature Susan G. Komen breast cancer ribbon logo displayed on the east side of the building. The hockey arena, one of the most recognizable buildings in Orange County, threw some high-wattage support behind the O.C. affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation’s “Close the Gap: Komen Community Challenge” initiative.
By Kelly Strodl | September 25, 2006
A sea of pink flooded the steps of the Pacific Life building in Newport Beach Sunday in a show of strength from pink-clad breast-cancer survivors and their loved ones. "It's power-infusing when you see all the survivors," Santa Ana resident Emily Benes said. More than 2,000 past breast cancer patients and survivors, including Benes, stood together for a ceremony honoring their struggle at the 15th annual Orange County Race for the Cure at Fashion Island Plaza. A two-year survivor herself, Benes participated in the race long before she was ever diagnosed.
May 30, 2002
Richard Dunn COSTA MESA - After months of anticipation for the Daily Pilot Cup, players on the fifth- and sixth-grade boys soccer team at Lincoln Elementary finally got to see their jerseys. While they might have been a little surprised by the team color (pink), the Leopards showed their spots in the opening game of the third annual tournament Wednesday in an 8-0 pool-play victory over the Newport Elementary Tritons at Costa Mesa High. "Our school liaison picked pink for our jerseys and our fourth graders didn't like them because they thought pink was for girls, but our sixth graders thought it was pretty cool, because nobody would want to lose to a team with pink shirts," Lincoln Coach Jon Kottke said.
March 23, 2004
Marisa O'Neil Ensign Middle School was calm on Monday after a fashion statement last week turned some students into fashion victims. Hundreds of students wore pink in protest on Friday, the day after six boys were excluded from a school photo because they were wearing the pastel hue. Principal Ed Wong made the call because he feared their attire might have been associated with a gang or party crew, district spokeswoman...
October 23, 2008
The Orange County affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation is trying to get business owners to jump on board with the organization’s breast cancer campaign this month by picking one day, dressing their employees in pink and recommending that each give $5 to fund breast cancer research, treatment and education. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is October, the foundation thinks that the initiative is a good way to make local businesses aware of the need for funding and give their employees a conduit through which they can donate.
March 25, 2004
Alicia Robinson The color of cotton candy is at the center of an issue some think has become a media circus. Ensign Intermediate School Principal Edward Wong pulled six students from a class photo last week for wearing pink in a way school officials thought could signify a party crew, which they considered a precursor to a gang. Other students walked out of the photo in protest and hundreds wore pink the next day to show their support. Since then, various TV personalities have jumped into the fray, with radio and TV host Ryan Seacrest airing the issue on the radio Tuesday and four local TV stations showing up at the school Wednesday.
By B.W. COOK | May 10, 2007 and click on "Blogs and Columns." Then click on the column and scroll to the bottom to find the comments field. If you had any doubt about the power of purpose and passion, look to the cause of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure. What began not long ago as a tribute to a woman lost to dreaded breast cancer has become a national campaign to eradicate the disease.
September 6, 2004
Deirdre Newman Pink is the color associated with breast cancer awareness, and now the color will infuse Martinis at a local restaurant to honor the upcoming Race for the Cure. Yard House Restaurants, USA, which has a restaurant at Triangle Square, is promoting a pink martini to raise funds for a breast cancer foundation. A portion of the proceeds from the "Pinktini," in honor of the pink breast cancer ribbons, will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundations' Race For The Cure.
October 17, 2007
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is encouraging locals to pick a day and wear pink. Choose something pink, wear it around town and donate $5 or more to Passionately Pink for the Cure in Orange County. Seventy-five percent of the proceeds will go toward breast cancer research; the remaining 25% will support education, screening and treatment programs in the local community. Lisa Wolter, executive director of the Komen Orange County Affiliate, said “The idea for Passionately Pink is to see pink everywhere, every day in October, reminding everyone of the crucial need to end breast cancer everywhere.
March 28, 2004
Today it is pink. Tomorrow it may be plaid, stripes or a rainbow of colors. The children of Ensign Intermediate School may not have realized the frenzy they would cause by choosing the rosy color to stand out from the rest of the class in a group photo but the effect has left pink as the color school officials love to hate. Principal Ed Wong yanked the students from the photo because he feared their attire might have been associated with a gang or party crew, which are known for "gang-like activity."
By Jeremiah Dobruck | April 18, 2013
Coastline Community College will lay off up to 32 employees this summer after it did not receive grant funding to run an Irvine career center it has operated for years. Coast Community College District's board of trustees voted to issue the layoff notices Wednesday night due to the lack of funds. "This is not a happy vote for any of us," board President Lorraine Prinsky said. Coastline's two Orange County One-Stop Centers, which provide job training and searching resources, are funded through federal grants.
By Bradley Zint | December 18, 2012
News that the city officially rescinded almost 70 layoff notices brought good cheer, according to one labor leader. "It's great news for the employees," said Helen Nenadal, president of Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. "It's great news to come up in the holiday to receive the rescinding of these layoff notices. " Mayor Jim Righeimer echoed her sentiments. "It's just something that we felt strongly about," he said. "We wanted to make sure it was done before the Christmas holiday … to get it done and get on a brand new, fresh year.
By Bradley Zint | November 20, 2012
The driving force behind Costa Mesa's sweeping austerity measure to lay off city workers called for guidance Tuesday night in rescinding the move. Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer asked city CEO Tom Hatch at the City Council meeting about the next steps needed to cancel the employee pink slips, which, when first approved in March 2011, numbered nearly 200 - or about half the city's workforce. The council majority had hoped to privatize those employees' jobs as part of a comprehensive cost-saving measure that would address costly worker pensions.
By Mike Reicher and Joseph Serna | September 1, 2012
Third in a series about Costa Mesa's political battle. * For him, local politics is like the Cold War. Costa Mesa City Councilman Steve Mensinger equates the City Council with the Reagan administration and the public employee associations with the USSR. It's better to amass political weapons than to discuss a truce with labor, he reasons, and eventually the collective bargaining associations will cave in like the Soviets. "Everybody along the way said, 'Isn't there a better way to do it?
By Lauren Williams | May 24, 2012
SANTA ANA - An attorney for pink-slipped Costa Mesa employees urged a three-judge panel Wednesday to keep in place a court-ordered injunction that prevents the city from starting to implement a plan to outsource some workers' jobs. But attorneys for the city argued in the Court of Appeal that city hall is well within its rights to find less expensive ways to serve residents. "If a city has the power to provide a service, it has the power to contract it," argued Richard J. Grabowski, a Jones Day law firm attorney representing the city.
By B.W. Cook | May 4, 2012
The Festival of Arts grounds in Laguna Beach on April 21 was the setting for the Orange County Pink Tie Ball benefiting the foundation known as theSusan G. Komen for the Cureof Orange County. An impressive $360,000 was raised, which will be distributed among local breast health programs and research projects in this community. Harald Herrmann , chief executive of Yard House Restaurants, has been a staunch advocate of the work of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This year the Pink Tie Ball paid special tribute to Herrmann for his steadfast support and generosity.
By Bruce Bourquin, Special to the Daily Pilot | October 25, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH - Pink covered Davidson Field in a field hockey game at Newport Harbor High between Edison and the Sailors on Tuesday. The ball was pink, instead of the standard orange. There were pink ribbons tying back ponytails of the players. Even the officials wore distinct dark pink jerseys for a Play for the Cure event, with proceeds from sales of pink ribbons going toward Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The result seemed pretty inconsequential compared to the overall cause - Newport Harbor won the Sunset League game, 1-0, on a goal by junior forward Taury Hlinka - but the real winner appeared to be breast cancer research and awareness.
By Mike Reicher | September 20, 2011
Hoag Hospital announced plans Tuesday to lay off about 175 employees. Accounting for about 3.5% of its 5,000-person workforce, the cuts will affect its hospitals in Newport Beach and Irvine as well as its network of health-care centers, according to Nina Robinson, vice president of corporate communications. The layoffs were a result of "the weak economy, high unemployment" and insurance payment changes, according to a written statement. None of the hospital's 1,400 physicians will be affected.
By B.W. Cook | June 1, 2011
Their goal was to "hit it out of the park. " The 2011 Pink Tie Ball, produced by the Orange County affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, recently took place at Angel Stadium. The benefit event drew nearly 400 guests and netted $310,000, earmarked for breast health services for underserved Orange County women. The unusual pink-tie evening at the Anaheim ballpark was created by more than 160 volunteers donating their time and resources to make one of the spring social season's events an enormous success.
From KTLA | December 1, 2010
IRVINE — Irvine-based Claim Jumper restaurants, which recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, has closed several of its locations and is in the process of laying off 400 workers in Ventura, Los Angeles and Orange counties. Claim Jumper restaurants in Irvine and Torrance were closed Monday. State unemployment records show that 67 workers at the Irvine restaurant on Alton Parkway will be laid off as of Dec. 11. More than 90 workers at the Claim Jumper corporate headquarters in Irvine were given pink slips.
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