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February 4, 2013
Working Wardrobes and a Costa Mesa business are hosting a formal clothing donation drive that at-risk high school youth will wear to a special prom. The Costa Mesa-based nonprofit and Creative Outlet Studios are asking for gently used formal men's and women's wear, including dresses, shoes, tuxedos, dress shirts, bowties, purses and jewelry. Working Wardrobes — which helps its clients with career and wardrobe services — is looking for 100 clothing items and accessories toward a 1,000-item goal.
SPORTS
June 8, 2013
Instead of attending her senior prom, Newport Harbor High senior Kelsey Christensen competed in the Ironman 70.3 Hawaii triathlon on June 1. Christensen, an 18-year-old and 2013 top-15 graduate at Newport Harbor, was the youngest female participant in the highly competitive field of 1,941 professional and age-group athletes who raced a 1.2-mile open ocean swim, followed by a 56-mile bike through black lava fields and green pastures and finishing with...
NEWS
February 5, 2003
Christine Carrillo Crystal Nay always imagined she would attend her high school prom. She could imagine dressing up in a fancy gown, being escorted by a handsome date and dancing the night away with her friends. The one thing she never imagined -- that her school wouldn't have a prom. Nay attends Orange Coast Middle College High School in Costa Mesa. In the six years of the school's existence, the juniors and senior that make up the school's student body have never had a prom.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 2007
Tickets are available for South County Senior Services? 18th annual Seniors? Prom Nov. 4 at Irvine Marriott Hotel. Presented by Cox Communications, the prom is a fundraiser to support area senior services, including Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Health Care and senior centers. Art Linkletter, author of ?Old Age is Not For Sissies? and host of ?Children Say the Darndest Things? will be the guest speaker at the event. Tickets for the prom are $30 in advance, $35 at the door.
NEWS
May 23, 2004
Deepa Bharath It wasn't a regular high school prom. It wasn't meant to be. But it was Orange Coast Middle College High School's first-ever prom. So, the excitement in the Balboa Fun Zone as the students waited to board the Tiki boat was palpable. The school had made an unsuccessful attempt last year at starting this tradition, which is almost taken for granted at other high schools. "We wanted to have one last year, but didn't really get a good response from students and parents," said Richard Hoff, English teacher and one of the school's founders.
NEWS
May 27, 2004
Marisa O'Neil A Huntington Beach High School student committed suicide this weekend at a hotel party after his school prom, officials said. Senior Christopher Davidson, 18, was with his 16-year-old girlfriend and nearly 100 other students at a party early Saturday at the Residence Inn in the 800 block of West Baker Street, Costa Mesa police Lt. John FitzPatrick said. After a fight with his girlfriend and friends, Davidson locked himself in the bathroom, FitzPatrick said.
FEATURES
June 4, 2007
Last year Katherine Lang collected more than 65 prom dresses for girls from low-income households. Sunday the non-profit group Working Wardrobes thanked Katherine for her hard work by giving her a Presidential Service award at the Balboa Bay Club during a charity event. More than 400 people gathered for an afternoon tea in the Newport Beach resort's Grand Ballroom to donate money toward the charity and honor the young girl's hard work gathering gowns for the Cinderellas for Life program.
LOCAL
By STEVE SMITH | June 9, 2008
This year’s proms featured pat-downs and Breathalyzers, so as our kids were getting ready for their respective evenings, I gave them some personal prom history. Surprisingly, I did not get a rolling of the eyes or an “Oh, Dad.” I actually got questions when I was finished, a sure sign that someone is listening. Unless, of course, the question is, “Did you say something?” When I graduated from high school in 1973, proms were just coming back in vogue, after being avoided for many years because they were not cool.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | April 7, 2006
NEWPORT BEACH ? A single red dress hung on a makeshift coat rack in the campus quad during lunchtime Thursday at Corona del Mar High School. Ninth-grader Katherine Lang had donated the garment, which her mother wore to a charity event last year. The dress was slightly used, but later this month, it will be a first for someone else. This week, Katherine and seven of her friends organized a drive to collect prom dresses for economically needy girls in Orange County. By the end of lunch Thursday, the collection table had amassed five dresses, and the White Dress retailer in Newport Beach donated around a dozen more later in the afternoon.
LOCAL
By Dan Pittman | April 6, 2010
Many deserving high school girls will have cherished memories of their proms thanks to the efforts of 19 volunteers from Costa Mesa-based Experian. The Heart of Experian, along with hundreds of other community volunteers, recently assisted with the Working Wardrobes? Cinderellas For Life event. The 500 Cinderellas, who are all students in the Garden Grove Unified School District, come from low-income or foster families. Many of them might not have even gone to their proms without the assistance of Working Wardrobes.
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SPORTS
June 8, 2013
Instead of attending her senior prom, Newport Harbor High senior Kelsey Christensen competed in the Ironman 70.3 Hawaii triathlon on June 1. Christensen, an 18-year-old and 2013 top-15 graduate at Newport Harbor, was the youngest female participant in the highly competitive field of 1,941 professional and age-group athletes who raced a 1.2-mile open ocean swim, followed by a 56-mile bike through black lava fields and green pastures and finishing with...
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NEWS
February 4, 2013
Working Wardrobes and a Costa Mesa business are hosting a formal clothing donation drive that at-risk high school youth will wear to a special prom. The Costa Mesa-based nonprofit and Creative Outlet Studios are asking for gently used formal men's and women's wear, including dresses, shoes, tuxedos, dress shirts, bowties, purses and jewelry. Working Wardrobes — which helps its clients with career and wardrobe services — is looking for 100 clothing items and accessories toward a 1,000-item goal.
NEWS
January 3, 2013
Some Orange County nonprofits need donations of prom dresses and accessories for an annual day of empowerment for at-risk girls. Women Helping Women/Men2Work is partnering with Girls Inc. of Orange County and Orangewood Children's Foundation for their sixth "Belle of the Ball. " On March 23, about 350 at-risk teenage girls will hear speakers, attend body image and empowerment workshops, and receive free prom dresses and accessories at Orange Coast College. Women Helping Women is asking for new or gently used formal dresses, formal shoes, purses and jewelry to support the event.
NEWS
By Patrice Apodaca | June 29, 2012
I recently had the pleasure of meeting with some young men, all newly minted graduates of Corona del Mar High School, who did something so ridiculously cool that I just had to share it. First, you must picture these eight men. They are whip-smart, articulate and ambitious, with a combined average GPA well north of 4.0. Each lettered in at least one varsity sport, and all are headed to prestigious universities. One aspires to become the Los Angeles district attorney; another wants to be a Marine Corps officer, and others plan to pursue studies in physics, biology, business and engineering.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Steve Virgen | June 21, 2012
Mostly everyone who frequents Landmark Steakhouse in Corona del Mar knows about the crazy, fun optometrist. He's the guy who likes to party and every once in a while he'll create a theme so he can have some more fun with his friends. They were at it again June 15, this time with a vintage punch bowl, loud-colored clothing and big hair. Hans Steimann, the 31-year-old optometrist from Santa Ana, was at the center of the night with a smile, of course, and a hug for you if you dressed up for his Awesome 80s Prom party.
NEWS
By Patrice Apodaca | June 2, 2012
Add this to the list of potential threats to the economy: prom costs. As I write this column, my 17-year-old son is preparing to attend his high school prom, and I am trying not to think about how much money we're blowing on one night of teenage revelry. True, proms are a rite of passage for high school kids. They are possibly the most important social event of their young lives, a critical piece of the fabric that binds friendships and provides cherished lifelong memories.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus | May 10, 2012
Teenagers who came of age in the 1950s have "Grease" as a focal point. For those who matured in the '60s, it's "American Graffiti. " And the kids from the '70s had their moment with "Saturday Night Fever. " Now the grads of the 1980s have their own special piece of nostalgia, an interactive show from Ken Davenport called "The Awesome '80s Prom," now on stage at Orange Coast College through Sunday. No matter when you graduated, you'll likely get a kick out of this one. To begin with, only 25% of the show is scripted, according to director Alex Golson.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | January 26, 2012
Local nonprofits are looking for prom dresses to give at-risk teens the high school dance experience they could never afford. Women Helping Women has partnered with Girls Inc. of Orange County and the Orangewood Children's Foundation for the fifth annual Belle of the Ball on March 24 at Orange Coast College. The all-day event in Costa Mesa aims to empower at-risk teens with speakers, workshops, and an evening dress and accessories to wear to their high school prom. "Belle of the Ball is an extremely memorable day for the students," said Brateil Aghasi, associate director of Women Helping Women.
SPORTS
May 25, 2011
The Corona del Mar High boys' volleyball team will play host to Santa Margarita tonight at 7 in a CIF Southern California Division II Regional semifinal match. The match was originally scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m., but was moved to tonight because Santa Margarita has its prom on Thursday night. The winner of tonight's match advances to Saturday's regional final, scheduled for 5 p.m. at Irvine Valley College. Adults will be charged $10 and students $5 for tonight's match at CdM. -Steve Virgen
LOCAL
By Dan Pittman | April 6, 2010
Many deserving high school girls will have cherished memories of their proms thanks to the efforts of 19 volunteers from Costa Mesa-based Experian. The Heart of Experian, along with hundreds of other community volunteers, recently assisted with the Working Wardrobes? Cinderellas For Life event. The 500 Cinderellas, who are all students in the Garden Grove Unified School District, come from low-income or foster families. Many of them might not have even gone to their proms without the assistance of Working Wardrobes.
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