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December 7, 2002
Marsha Johnson Evans, the new president of the American National Red Cross, honored the Orange County Red Cross Chapter as guest speaker at the Clara Barton Spectrum Awards for Outstanding Women in Orange County. The luncheon event at the Hyatt Regency Irvine attracted a full house to applaud local leaders and to welcome Evans to Southern California. As a retired Rear Admiral of the U.S. Navy, Evans spent 29 years in the service before pursuing a business career that has included the leadership of the National Girl Scouts and now the American Red Cross.
By TOM TITUS | December 15, 2006
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on theater stages in Costa Mesa. Beyond the traditional double feature at South Coast Repertory, there are home-grown holiday shows blossoming at the Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse and Orange Coast College. The Christmas show at the playhouse is simply titled "A Christmas Show." It's a four-pronged effort (playwright, composer, director and leading actor) by John Blaylock and quite nearly an original, shifting to Costa Mesa after a two-season shakedown cruise in La Habra.
January 4, 2003
The Adoption Guild of Southern Orange County kicked off the 2003 Roy Emerson Tennis Classic with a holiday party in conjunction with the grand opening of Puzzle Zoo, a toy store in South Coast Plaza owned by Jay Demicrift. The event raised funds for Holy Family Services Adoption and Foster Care. Chaired by the Adoption Guild President Susan Beall, with support from Christine Shively and Marily Wilson, the event welcomed the Newport- Mesa community to Puzzle Zoo and a host of other shopping destinations at South Coast Plaza.
July 30, 2004
Jeff Benson Most of the sailors entered in the 69th annual "Flight of the Lasers" boat race in Newport Harbor last weekend were there purely for the fun, a spokesperson at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club said. Trophies awarded included "Best Decorated Boat," "Best Costume," "First Married Couple" and "First Parent/Child Team." But then there were those, such as reigning Laser Masters champion Ned Jones and former America's Cup Australia team captain Philip Thompson, who had their sights set on much more.
February 17, 2000
South Coast Plaza has added a new 2,000-square-foot upscale boutique called New Man, a European sportswear and leisure clothing manufacturer for men and women. New Man prides itself on original blending of color and fabric, and for creating modern classics. The Paris-based company was founded in 1967, and began as a jeans manufacturer. During the 1970s, the company expanded to include a full collection for men and women. Today, a European design team completes three collections per year, and offers customers a unique blend of European design, sophisticated fabrications and top-quality clothing.
July 27, 2000
The upcoming Pacific Symphony Orchestra season tickets go on sale Aug. 21 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. The event has something for everyone: There is a classics series, a pop series and family concerts. The Classical Connoisseur consists of 10 concerts; the Great Masterworks is five concerts; the Classical Favorites is five concerts; the Pop Series is seven concerts; the Family Concerts is six concerts; the Classical Connections is four Saturday concerts; the Classical Raves includes five parties and concerts; and Handel's Messiah is one concert.
July 15, 2002
The Irvine Co. coastal retails centers, known for their places for the community to shop, dine and gather, offer a variety of shopping and dining experiences in scenic settings. The following new stores and restaurants have opened recently, or are scheduled to open soon, at the company's retail centers located along the Newport coast. Just in time to celebrate its 35th anniversary in September, Fashion Island has recently completed construction on a new paseo, offering several new retail stores and a soon-to-open restaurant that's experiencing great popularity at its other location in the Irvine Spectrum Center.
February 26, 2004
Terry Botros "Dad, what's New York City like?" asked my 8-year-old son Eli when I returned after a business trip in September. Business had taken me to New York City almost a dozen times over the past year, and each time I returned Eli would ask that same question (right after "Did you bring presents?"). I figured the time was right for a father-son visit to the Big Apple. We decided that the Columbus Day weekend was the time to go and with Eli's teacher's permission, I sprang him from school for an extra day, giving us a nice four-day weekend.
April 23, 2001
Looking back, 5 years ago this week. The Newport Harbor High baseball team takes advantage of multiple miscues by Back Bay rival Corona del Mar, the visitors, and claims a 7-6 upset victory. Newport Harbor junior starting pitcher and CdM transfer Garrett Nuzum revels in the victory after he posts his fourth strikeout to end the game. His teammates mob him in celebration. Corona's Chad Johnson smashes a two-run homer to spark a five-run fourth inning and Bryan Bear goes 3 for 4. Newport's Andy Langsdorf also pounds a two-run home run to cap a three-run first inning.
April 6, 2005
Elia Powers Nobody can accuse budding filmmaker Vince Masciale of ignoring his childhood instincts. His latest short film features a group of pre-teens who covet a fictional, limited-edition action figure, "Jake Speedwell." And none of the under-12 actors cast in "The Great Speedwell Caper" had a reason to complain about conditions on the set. "Everyone warned me about working with kids, but they were very receptive to my direction," Masciale, 22, said.
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