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November 22, 2011
A Southern California health-care college donated a truckload of Thanksgiving feast essentials Tuesday to a Costa Mesa nonprofit. West Coast University, which has an Anaheim campus and offices in Irvine, gave to Share Our Selves (SOS) 100 18-pound turkeys and 100 boxes of stuffing. The food will be given to needy families in Thanksgiving food bags, said Elizabeth Evans, the marketing and communications manager. "Obviously having turkey and stuffing in the bags makes a huge difference," Evans said, adding that the large donation goes a long way in making the holiday special for families.
NEWS
By Andrew Shortall | November 14, 2012
There are plenty of places to pick up a hamburger down Costa Mesa's Harbor Boulevard. The Habit Burger Grill served up one more Wednesday with the grand opening of its newest location. Tony Serritella, Habit's chief operating officer, couldn't help but smile when two customers told him this burger trumped those offered at Five Guys and In-N-Out Burger — all three establishments are within two-and-a-half miles of each other off Harbor. "That's why we're here, and that's what we love to hear," Serritella said while taking a break from a busy day at the restaurant at 1510 Adams Ave. It's the 14th of 17 new restaurants the Habit will open this year with the final three coming to Irvine, San Clemente and La Cañada-Flintridge.
FEATURES
By Candice Baker | November 23, 2009
Share Our Selves is celebrating 40 years of benevolence, with the ruby anniversary of its Adopt A Family program. “It started with some women making sandwiches in their kitchen and giving them to migrant workers,” longtime Adopt A Family volunteer and Coordinator Pat Kramer said. “And just look at where we are now.” Last year, more than 7,000 children and their families were given holiday cheer by the Adopt A Family program. More than 1,650 local families are in need of gifts and food in 2009.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | June 29, 2010
Share Our Selves is looking to fill 1,600 backpacks by Aug. 16 to give children from low-income families a fresh start in the new school year. The Back to School project provides children with items like pens, paper, clothes and shoes. "There's a good amount of people that regularly choose this program to help the children, from churches to seniors and clubs," said Vanessa Ontiveros, social services operation manager for SOS. "There are some that work on it throughout the year and know that this is an annual event and it's coming up."
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | November 4, 2011
COSTA MESA — A couple boys stood inside a U-Haul truck handing down packed brown bags to an assembly line of their peers all wearing the same navy, white and khaki uniforms. "Careful, this has glass in it. Canned good. Juice," said 13-year-old Michail Villani, announcing each bag's contents before handing them down. Eighth-grade students Thursday afternoon at Carden Hall unloaded a truck — the first of two — full of nonperishable food and personal hygiene items the school donated to the Share Our Selves (SOS)
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | November 21, 2011
COSTA MESA — Volunteers stuffed clear bags with potatoes, carrots, onions, pears and oranges on Saturday morning while others filled brown paper bags with nonperishable items like pinto beans, rice, canned soup and cereal. Later, the chicken or turkey, bread and dessert item will be added to the Thanksgiving food bags to be handed out to those in need. "These are families that are struggling that might not have chosen to have Thanksgiving because they didn't have the food," said Julie Larson, the manager of volunteers at Share Our Selves (SOS)
NEWS
March 31, 2011
Donald Eugene Turner passed away on March 16, 2011 with his beloved companion of 25 years, Dorothy Gray at his side. Donald was born on April 16, 1922 in Portland, Oregon, and spent his early years in Wisconsin, and then settled in Southern California. A longtime member of Newport Beach Country Club, he enjoyed golf with his friends. He loved his weekly bridge game, and riding his bike on the many local bike trails with his buddies and family. He was a long time volunteer at SOS (Share Our Selves)
NEWS
December 8, 1999
Amy R. Spurgeon COSTA MESA -- Five years after the county went bankrupt, one local organization and its visitors are still feeling some effects of the loss. "The county chose to cut the programs for those least empowered -- the poor people," said Karen Harrington, director of development for Costa Mesa's Share Our Selves, a free medical, dental, food and clothing center. "SOS is their voice." After the bankruptcy, many of the first people to be let go were county social services personnel.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | October 18, 2012
Costa Mesa Mayor Eric Bever this week clarified earlier comments he made suggesting that two of the Westside's nonprofits close because they attract homeless people. Bever said during Tuesday's council meeting that he only directed city CEO Tom Hatch to investigate, not try to shutter, the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen and Share Our Selves (SOS) for possibly violating municipal ordinances. "That means he goes through a process of steps as outlined by our nuisance-business ordinance," Bever said.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher | October 3, 2012
Looking to cut down on homeless services in Costa Mesa, Mayor Eric Bever asked the city CEO to investigate some of the city's most prominent charities. Bever singled out Share Our Selves and Someone Cares Soup Kitchen , two nonprofits that give food and medical care to the poor and homeless. Costa Mesa's homeless population has been a stubborn issue for city officials. Residents consistently complain that individuals overtake public facilities like Lions Park and the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library.
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NEWS
January 24, 2013
The insightful letter by Tom Peterson in today's Daily Pilot ( "Mailbag: Costa Mesa homeless deserve dignity," Jan. 23) pricked my conscience and reminded me I should comment also. In my more than 23 years of association with homeless people in my work at Share Our Selves (SOS), I found our city often had trouble identifying them as fellow human beings deserving of our attention. In 1993, SOS was evicted from its location at Rea Center by the City Council, which felt SOS was a magnet drawing many undesirables, i.e. homeless, into our city.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook and By B.W. Cook | November 15, 2012
The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa welcomed an overflow crowd Nov. 9 for the 22nd annual Celebrity Chef Dinner benefiting Share Our Selves. Nearly 300 guests helped raise $187,000 in support of SOS Orange Aid Project, which collects food from restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries and caterers for distribution to low-income Orange County residents. * Barons Rock for Cancer Cure They called it "Rock and Roll for a Cure. " The Orange County Barons Ball, co-chaired by Jeanie Gibson and Karyn Sanderson, unfolded recently at the Santa Ana Country Club, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society.
NEWS
By Andrew Shortall | November 14, 2012
There are plenty of places to pick up a hamburger down Costa Mesa's Harbor Boulevard. The Habit Burger Grill served up one more Wednesday with the grand opening of its newest location. Tony Serritella, Habit's chief operating officer, couldn't help but smile when two customers told him this burger trumped those offered at Five Guys and In-N-Out Burger — all three establishments are within two-and-a-half miles of each other off Harbor. "That's why we're here, and that's what we love to hear," Serritella said while taking a break from a busy day at the restaurant at 1510 Adams Ave. It's the 14th of 17 new restaurants the Habit will open this year with the final three coming to Irvine, San Clemente and La Cañada-Flintridge.
NEWS
October 25, 2012
I am proud to say that I grew up in the city of Costa Mesa, and it was my only residence for my first 30 years until moving to Lake Forest in 1996. My family and friends continue to live in Costa Mesa, and I follow news about the city with great interest in my former hometown. Needing to restate my first sentence, in light of current opinions and efforts by many, if not most of the City Council, I would now have to write "I was proud to say that I grew up in the city of Costa Mesa.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | October 18, 2012
Costa Mesa Mayor Eric Bever this week clarified earlier comments he made suggesting that two of the Westside's nonprofits close because they attract homeless people. Bever said during Tuesday's council meeting that he only directed city CEO Tom Hatch to investigate, not try to shutter, the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen and Share Our Selves (SOS) for possibly violating municipal ordinances. "That means he goes through a process of steps as outlined by our nuisance-business ordinance," Bever said.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher | October 3, 2012
Looking to cut down on homeless services in Costa Mesa, Mayor Eric Bever asked the city CEO to investigate some of the city's most prominent charities. Bever singled out Share Our Selves and Someone Cares Soup Kitchen , two nonprofits that give food and medical care to the poor and homeless. Costa Mesa's homeless population has been a stubborn issue for city officials. Residents consistently complain that individuals overtake public facilities like Lions Park and the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library.
NEWS
August 16, 2012
Charles Harold McIntyre    September. 18, 1917 to August 6, 2012 Charles Harold McIntyre passed away at home August 6, 2012 after a brief illness.  Born September 18, 1917 in Long Beach, California Charles spent most of his young life in Santa Ana and graduated from Santa Ana High School.  He attended Stanford University and was on the boxing team, winning the Golden Gloves Championship before his graduation in 1939.  He met his true love Robin...
NEWS
November 22, 2011
A Southern California health-care college donated a truckload of Thanksgiving feast essentials Tuesday to a Costa Mesa nonprofit. West Coast University, which has an Anaheim campus and offices in Irvine, gave to Share Our Selves (SOS) 100 18-pound turkeys and 100 boxes of stuffing. The food will be given to needy families in Thanksgiving food bags, said Elizabeth Evans, the marketing and communications manager. "Obviously having turkey and stuffing in the bags makes a huge difference," Evans said, adding that the large donation goes a long way in making the holiday special for families.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | November 21, 2011
COSTA MESA — Volunteers stuffed clear bags with potatoes, carrots, onions, pears and oranges on Saturday morning while others filled brown paper bags with nonperishable items like pinto beans, rice, canned soup and cereal. Later, the chicken or turkey, bread and dessert item will be added to the Thanksgiving food bags to be handed out to those in need. "These are families that are struggling that might not have chosen to have Thanksgiving because they didn't have the food," said Julie Larson, the manager of volunteers at Share Our Selves (SOS)
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | November 4, 2011
COSTA MESA — A couple boys stood inside a U-Haul truck handing down packed brown bags to an assembly line of their peers all wearing the same navy, white and khaki uniforms. "Careful, this has glass in it. Canned good. Juice," said 13-year-old Michail Villani, announcing each bag's contents before handing them down. Eighth-grade students Thursday afternoon at Carden Hall unloaded a truck — the first of two — full of nonperishable food and personal hygiene items the school donated to the Share Our Selves (SOS)
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