May 6, 2005
Elia Powers Addressing an audience dominated by women, first lady of California Maria Shriver applauded luncheon attendees Thursday for their fundraising and philanthropy. "You are helping women invest in themselves," Shriver told the group of about 650 people at the Balboa Bay Club and Resort. "I've always been fascinated by women who have courage." Courage was the theme of Shriver's 30-minute speech given at a fundraising event for Women of Vision, a 15-year-old Christian organization that participates in international development and relief projects -- many of which help women and children in distress.
December 7, 2005
Women Helping Women gives business clothing to those getting back on their feet. `They made me feel beautiful,' recipient says. Eighteen months ago, Santa Ana resident Michelle Howard was unemployed and recovering from a drug addiction. Since then, she said she has undergone a major transformation. She credits her turnaround to services provided by Women Helping Women, a nonprofit organization that offers free business attire, image consulting and an employment search support to low-income women.
March 4, 2001
Jennifer Kho COSTA MESA -- About 70 Orange County women will soon be laying concrete, building walls and tiling a roof for a single-parent family in Costa Mesa. Habitat for Humanity and the city's Redevelopment Agency are collaborating to develop three Del Mar Avenue homes for low-income families. One of the homes -- with construction slated to begin late this month or early next month, depending on the rain -- will be built entirely by women.
August 15, 2003
Lolita Harper They are smiling, crying, loving and mourning. They nurture, excite, infuriate and toil. They are women, and their beauty has been captured, one frame at a time, in a breathtaking exhibit of photographs on display at the Orange County Museum of Art. Adorning the walls of the Newport Beach museum is "Woman: A Celebration: Photographs from the Collection of Peter Fetterman." It is a survey of some of the most memorable portraits of women famous and unknown from the mid-19th century through the 20th, museum spokesman Brian Langston said.
November 13, 2009
Submitted by Wendy Kaiser Soroptimist Workplace Campaign to End Domestic Violence If you are being abused, or know someone who is CALL the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE On November 25, Soroptimist International of Newport Harbor Area will “paper the town purple”—the color associated with domestic violence—as they join with Soroptimists all over the world to distribute purple cards...
December 21, 2000
If you are in the mood for a movie that will make you laugh and that you don't have to think about, you may enjoy "What Women Want." It isn't a great film, but a piece of Hollywood fluff that has funny scenes and lines. Go and be amused. Just don't go expecting a work of art. Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson, oozing charm) is a successful ad executive who is described as a "man's man." He is either obliviously callous or a slimy flirt with women and believes he is adored by all the women in his life.
April 3, 2013
New Directions for Women raised more than $400,000 at its fifth annual Circle of Life fundraising breakfast. The event, hosted at the Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach on March 25, garnered a turnout of about 250 attendees, including Mayor Keith Curry, business and healthcare professionals, and board members. The Costa Mesa substance-abuse treatment center will use the proceeds to fund scholarships for women or help mothers looking to free themselves from addiction. Established in 1977 with the help of Pamela Wilder and the Junior League of Orange County, New Directions provides a venue for affordable rehabilitative and detox care.
November 24, 2012
In keeping with the season, I should acknowledge all that I have to be thankful for. I'm grateful for my family and friends, my dog, and UCLA's defeat of USC last weekend. What a wonderful world. On a broader scale, there's something else for which I give thanks, and that's the renewed attention paid in the last few months to the issue of women's equality. That gratitude is tempered by the knowledge that, despite the many strides women have made toward achieving equal status with men, we remain maddeningly far from where we need to be. Still, we're talking about it, and that's a good thing.
July 1, 2000
Noaki Schwartz No matter how often Crystal Bujol read the Bible as a girl, she never found what she was looking for. So her mother, an assistant pastor, took it upon herself to spin the tales and in her telling gave Bujol a connection to her religion. "Where is God's wife or sister?" Bujol said, recalling how she felt reading the Bible as a child. "I wanted to talk to God about ... when he was going to have a daughter." Years later, as a minister, Rev. Bujol found that other women also craved this same need to belong and see themselves in their religion.
February 20, 2008
Many have the desire to help loved ones pinned down by addiction, but the ability to help is sometimes elusive. New Directions for Women will welcome Ken Seeley, an intervention specialist for A&E’s show “Intervention,” in an effort to give those willing to help the tools and knowledge to those suffering from addiction. Intervention workshops will start 10 a.m. Saturday and will be every fourth Saturday of each month at New Directions for Women in Costa Mesa.