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November 12, 2013
The Costa Mesa Aquatics Club 14-and-under boys swept the silver bracket of the Southern Pacific Area Championships this past weekend at Corona High. With wins over Vanguard, 6-4, SoCal, 17-5, and Anteater, 10-8, CMAC went in to the gold-medal match to face a familar foe in SoCal. CMAC defeated SoCal, 14-5, to win the championship. The team consists of Kevin Johnson, Teak Zachary, Kevin Volk, Nicholas Classen, Augie Cunningham, Blake Hudson, Jacob Garcia, Carter Finley, Finn Ryder, Kyle Cannon, Caedmon Fisher, Eizyk Leyva, Tony Shin, Cade Pendergraft and Tristan Trepas.
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By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | December 10, 2010
Although celebrities aren't foreign to the five-star resort , Pelican Hill will now add another name to their resort that boasts A-list clientele. Unveiled this week, the resort's spa will begin their 2011 Balanced Wellness Program, which will be curated by Ashley Borden, a fitness and lifestyle consultant who has worked with Mandy Moore, Ryan Gosling and Christina Aguilera. The program has changed its tune with a Build Your Own Retreat concept, which allows guests to stay for up to two days.
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By Brittany Woolsey | October 11, 2012
After her warm bath, Claudia Stubin said she was relaxed and her skin felt healthier. But seaweed, not bubbles, was responsible. Stubin, a Huntington Beach resident, was a first-time customer Tuesday at Seaweed Sok, a Newport Beach bathing facility that helps promote healthy skin and overall well-being. The spa, which opened in August, is the first of its kind in the United States, owner Missy Finlay said. She decided to start a seaweed soaking business after visiting Ireland, where these spas are common, she said.
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June 20, 2011
Newport Beach boutique salon and spa Ergonique on Tuesday night will celebrate the grand opening of a new "CosMed" concept in the Corona del Mar Plaza, according to a news release. The spa, at 978 Avocado Ave., offers both cosmetic and medical treatments, including Botox, liposuction, body treatments, massage and manicure. "Our goal was to create a chic, luxurious retreat where discriminating people can come to relax and socialize, while receiving the most advanced spa treatments custom tailored to address their particular needs," said DeAnn Mix, the company's chief executive.
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By Brianna Bailey | January 10, 2009
The Resort at Pelican Hill has seen a steady demand for coed rub downs since Newport Beach lifted a decades-long ban on couple’s massage at local resort hotels last month. “Couple’s massage is one of the most popular treatments now,” said Kasia Mays, spa director for the Resort at Pelican Hill, which opened in November in Newport Coast. Mays estimates that 12% to 15% of the clientele at Pelican Hill’s new 23,000-square-foot spa are requesting couple’s spa treatments.
BUSINESS
September 22, 2007
In honor of National Caregivers Month in November, Newport Beach?s Spa Gregorie?s is hosting a contest to reward loved ones? caregivers with spa treatments. Nominate a friend, associate or family member who is a great caregiver by writing a one-page description of who they are and what they do, and send it to the ?Caring for Caregivers? contest. Contest entries can be turned in online through Oct. 26 at spagregories.com/caregiver.shtml. Two winners will be announced in November and will be pampered at the spa. For more information call (949)
FEATURES
July 10, 2008
Patricia Doidge of Spa Gregorie?s in Newport Beach was recently named the winner of the 2008 Rosalind Williams Service Excellence Award. The award goes to individuals in the service industry who leave a positive impact on the community. Members of the Williams family reviewed the nominees and decided to elect Doidge as this year?s recipient. ?Patty is a commendable woman,? Spa Gregorie?s founder Angela Cortright said. ?Whether at work, with her family or volunteering, she is equal parts selfless and self-confident.
BUSINESS
By Amanda Pennington | May 12, 2007
Spas are no longer girls-only clubs, as more men are getting facials, massages and other treatments, local spa directors say. Men are apparently becoming more comfortable with the idea of being pampered, perhaps because spas in general are becoming a more popular way for people to de-stress after a hard day or week of work. But the idea of getting the same spa treatments as the ladies may still intimidate men. To counter this, many local spas are creating treatments designed specifically for men, using more masculine essential oils and incorporating sports and TV into some relaxation treatments.
BUSINESS
By Michael Miller | December 22, 2007
This corrects an earlier version. Georgette Klinger, a spa that has resided at South Coast Plaza for 11 years, closed abruptly Wednesday morning. The spa, located on the second floor by Saks Fifth Avenue, displayed a sign outside declaring that the business had closed permanently and apologizing for the inconvenience. Debra Gunn Downing, the shopping center’s executive director of marketing, said the spa had gone bankrupt, although she didn’t know whether the bankruptcy applied to Klinger’s entire corporation or just the Costa Mesa location.
LOCAL
By Alan Blank | June 3, 2008
Police are investigating the possible sexual assault of a 20-year-old woman found floating naked and motionless in a spa at the Ramada Limited & Suites in Costa Mesa Sunday morning. The police responded to a suspected drowning when a groundskeeper found her shortly after 7 a.m., Lt. Paul Dondero said. Police and paramedics responded to the call and removed the woman from the spa. She was conscious and breathing when they arrived, according to the police report. Detectives are looking into whether there were other people in the Jacuzzi with her. Evidence of alcohol was found around the area, police said, but they couldn’t give out results of toxicology reports.
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November 12, 2013
The Costa Mesa Aquatics Club 14-and-under boys swept the silver bracket of the Southern Pacific Area Championships this past weekend at Corona High. With wins over Vanguard, 6-4, SoCal, 17-5, and Anteater, 10-8, CMAC went in to the gold-medal match to face a familar foe in SoCal. CMAC defeated SoCal, 14-5, to win the championship. The team consists of Kevin Johnson, Teak Zachary, Kevin Volk, Nicholas Classen, Augie Cunningham, Blake Hudson, Jacob Garcia, Carter Finley, Finn Ryder, Kyle Cannon, Caedmon Fisher, Eizyk Leyva, Tony Shin, Cade Pendergraft and Tristan Trepas.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | October 21, 2013
To start the day in Newport Beach, Kathy Leek had a black bag that could have fit two people. That is if it wasn't so full of yarn. Throughout Saturday, about 35 people whittled down the raw material in the Fashion Island Macy's, knitting or crocheting items to sell in support of breast cancer awareness and research during the sixth annual Knit One Cure Too "knit-a-thon" put on by Spa Gregorie's. "This young gentleman is teaching me how to finger knit," Leek said, motioning to one of the youngest volunteers, who had yarn hanging off their hands.
NEWS
By Brittany Woolsey | October 11, 2012
After her warm bath, Claudia Stubin said she was relaxed and her skin felt healthier. But seaweed, not bubbles, was responsible. Stubin, a Huntington Beach resident, was a first-time customer Tuesday at Seaweed Sok, a Newport Beach bathing facility that helps promote healthy skin and overall well-being. The spa, which opened in August, is the first of its kind in the United States, owner Missy Finlay said. She decided to start a seaweed soaking business after visiting Ireland, where these spas are common, she said.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters | June 1, 2012
When Body Design member Gail Ossipoff was looking for a vacation to better her mind and body, she scoured international destinations for that perfect combination of sandy beaches, lavish restaurants, luxurious accommodations and her beloved Pilates studios. "But then I realized — wait, we have all that right here," said Ossipoff, who has been attending classes at the Newport Beach women's athletic and wellness center for about two years. Ossipoff went to Body Design owner Susan Tobiessen, who opened the facility overlooking the ocean and Fashion Island in 1987, with an idea: a total fitness vacation utilizing all Newport Beach has to offer.
NEWS
June 20, 2011
Newport Beach boutique salon and spa Ergonique on Tuesday night will celebrate the grand opening of a new "CosMed" concept in the Corona del Mar Plaza, according to a news release. The spa, at 978 Avocado Ave., offers both cosmetic and medical treatments, including Botox, liposuction, body treatments, massage and manicure. "Our goal was to create a chic, luxurious retreat where discriminating people can come to relax and socialize, while receiving the most advanced spa treatments custom tailored to address their particular needs," said DeAnn Mix, the company's chief executive.
NEWS
February 10, 2011
Editor's note: This corrects the phone number for the salon. It's Valentine's Day weekend, so love is in the air — and for a few hours on Saturday, in the hair. Ten hair stylists will volunteer their services at Tek Salon and Spa in Costa Mesa on Saturday for discounted blow-dries and styles in the name of cancer research. As an early fundraising boost for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation's Cinco de Mayo Reaching for the Cure Run/Walk in May in Irvine, a local mom organized the Saturday fundraiser with all the money going to the charity.
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By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay.dailypilot@gmail.com | February 4, 2011
COSTA MESA — The Spa & Fitness Club, a fixture at South Coast Plaza for nearly 20 years, has closed its doors. Patrons had three days to pick up personal belongings and clean out their lockers, according to the spa, which formally closed Jan. 24. The Spa & Fitness Club's website no longer rattles off the variety of beauty and spa treatments available. Instead, a plain white screen is visible with a letter from the owners. "Looking back over our years in Costa Mesa we find most pleasing, even more than the hundreds of loyal members and guests we have been able to serve over the years, are the relationships and friendships that were made here," the website reads.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | December 10, 2010
Although celebrities aren't foreign to the five-star resort , Pelican Hill will now add another name to their resort that boasts A-list clientele. Unveiled this week, the resort's spa will begin their 2011 Balanced Wellness Program, which will be curated by Ashley Borden, a fitness and lifestyle consultant who has worked with Mandy Moore, Ryan Gosling and Christina Aguilera. The program has changed its tune with a Build Your Own Retreat concept, which allows guests to stay for up to two days.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | September 20, 2010
Proposed renovations at the Newport Beach Country Club include a "boutique hotel" and spa open to non-members, as well as improvements to aging golf and tennis facilities. Property owner Golf Realty Fund aims to reduce the tennis courts from 24 to 10, remodel both clubhouses, create a health and wellness center, full-service spa, swimming pool and build five, single-unit "villas" and 27 temporary-stay bungalows. "We're looking to offer something new for tennis players, golfers and for the community," said Executive Director Robert O Hill.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | September 9, 2010
Recently retired Newport Beach police Capt. Jim Kaminsky is facing a $1,000 state fine for allegedly failing to report hundreds of dollars in gifts from friends and services and stays at The Island Hotel near Fashion Island, according to a state agency that oversees public employees. Kaminsky, who celebrated his retirement Thursday at a Newport Beach Marriott hotel, received more than $1,200 in food, lodging and gift certificates from the Island Hotel between 2007 and 2008. As a police captain, Kaminsky is required to report such gifts to the state's Fair Political Practices Commission.
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