December 8, 2009
Submitted by Stephanie Mack In Season of Giving, Make a Difference by Supporting Local Food Kitchen Serving the Homeless COSTA MESA, Calif. (Dec. 07, 2009) – While the rest of us worry about finding the perfect Christmas tree or the prettiest wrapping paper, there is a sizeable group of people in Orange County who have a simpler holiday wish: food and shelter. Determined to help these less fortunate individuals, local business owner Corey Donaldson has launched a dynamic campaign to raise $40,000 in 40 days for the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen in Costa Mesa.
November 24, 2009
Executives from Newport Beach-based Integrity Wealth Management, will help serve a Thanksgiving Eve meal today at the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen in Costa Mesa. The executives will peel potatoes, prepare cranberry salad and dish out food for about 325 needy families during the lunch from 1 to 2 p.m. Integrity Wealth Management Chief Executive Ralph G. Adamo, helped out at the kitchen for the first time during last year’s pre-Thanksgiving meal. Some 800 needy people are expected to line up at the kitchen.
November 26, 2009
Local executives served up a healthy dose of holiday cheer when they paid a pre-Thanksgiving visit to Someone Cares Soup Kitchen. Executives from Newport Beach-based Integrity Wealth Management on Wednesday joined the soup kitchen’s staff to prepare dinner for about 800 people. They also presented a check to the soup kitchen to cover the costs of about 300 more meals during December. The Someone Cares Soup Kitchen’s mission is “to feed a daily nutritional meal to the homeless, the unemployed, the working poor, the mentally challenged, the physically challenged, the senior citizens and most important of all — the children.
June 13, 2012
An Irvine food company's management team got to see how their $7,500 donation to Costa Mesa-based Share Our Selves will be put into action when they met with some of the soup kitchen's officials and got a tour of their facility Wednesday. The donation from Irvine-based TODDS Enterprises Inc., a soup- and sauce-making company, covers the costs of more than 3,300 bags of food for the needy, said SOS' Elizabeth Evans. The money will go directly toward buying protein and dairy items for the SOS Food Pantry program.
August 8, 2003
Greer Wylder The Spaghetti Bender is a childhood nickname of its fun-loving founder, Lorenzo Eugenio Pasini from Riomaggiore, Italy. The restaurant is one of Newport's oldest. In 1969, the late Lorenzo Pasini and Ailie Maria Pasini (fondly remembered as Papa and Mama) opened the casual Italian restaurant on Coast Highway in West Newport. The couple started out as a butler and cook working for wealthy families. Before they opened a string of restaurants, they even worked at the Encino Ranch house of Clark Gable and Carole Lombard in the early 1940s.
December 3, 2002
"Ice cream, `cause it's sweet, tastes really good and, on a hot day, it cools you down." STEPHANIE CASH, 11 Costa Mesa "I like to eat a certain kind of soup. It has quail eggs, vegetables and scrambled eggs. It is a Philipino soup." MELISSA TOWNSEND, 10 Costa Mesa "I like fast food because hamburgers are really good, and I like fries, too." MORGAN BRENNAN, 11 Costa Mesa "Chicken, because my mom fed it to me all the time and that just happens to be my favorite food."
November 28, 2003
Lolita Harper Cadillac Escalades and rusty ten speeds were parked outside Someone Cares Soup Kitchen on Thanksgiving Day. A man with a shiny gold watch put his arm around an elderly man who wore glasses with broken frames, sharing a tale that made both men chuckle. A young woman, dressed in the latest cargo pants and jean jacket, was serving cold drinks to a young teenager wearing dime store threads. Mother Lourine Clemons, whose skin was a rich shade of mahogany, fixed the bib around the neck of the little girl sitting next to her, whose skin was as pale as porcelain.
July 1, 2007
In John Campbell's response to the workers and citizens on or near Ground Zero after 9/11 ("That's Debatable," June 28), it seems he suggests they might apply to Al Qaeda for necessary health care due to their exposure to chemicals after the bombing. The logic of this retort seems to echo the responses of other neo-cons in their constant illogic toward all Arab countries, even though the terrorists were largely from Saudi Arabia. My question is: Did Campbell visit Ground Zero soon after the attack?
February 12, 2000
Andrew Glazer CORONA DEL MAR -- She celebrated her first birthday party ever with friends, margaritas, polka music and taco salad. "I was always busy working," said Sophia Cook, who turned 95 years old on Friday. "I never had time to celebrate." But on Friday, Cook -- whose arthritis in her knees has confined her to her bed and wheelchair for the past five years -- partied hard. A church group from Our Lady Queen of Angels in Eastbluff brought meatball soup, a heart-shaped birthday cake and margaritas -- her favorite drink.
February 8, 2002
Deepa Bharath WESTSIDE -- The white Chevy van had "Someone Cares Soup Kitchen" boldly displayed on its windows. But that did not stop someone who apparently didn't care from stealing the van, which the charity used daily to pick up donations and groceries to feed people in need. Volunteers who came in Monday morning and noticed the van missing could not believe somebody would steal it, said George Neureuther, the soup kitchen's development director.