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Charity Spotlight: Crystal Cove Alliance Will Go “Back to the Beach” for its 12th Annual Gala

Charity Spotlight: Crystal Cove Alliance Will Go “Back to the Beach” for its 12th Annual Gala

Crystal Cove Alliance is going “Back to the Beach” for its 12th Annual Gala, presented by The Resort at Pelican Hill. At the annual soiree, to be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at 5:30 p.m. at Crystal Cove, supporters will celebrate the organization’s outstanding work in preserving the cultural, natural and historic resources of Crystal Cove […]

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Charity Spotlight: Film Screening at Port Theater Raises 50K for Charity

Charity Spotlight: Film Screening at Port Theater Raises 50K for Charity

By Haylee Barber | NB Indy Imagine visiting the United States for the first time. Even more, imagine flying on an airplane for the first time. The wheels go up, the attendants come by to say hello, and you’re left to take it all in. And then, as the pilot announces the descent into sunny […]

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On Faith: First Fruits at Rockharbor

On Faith: First Fruits at Rockharbor

“First Fruits does not exist because we have extra money, we choose to sacrifice and say no to things, so that we might be generous and give our first and best away,” said Chad Coltman, director of operations at Rockharbor. “First Fruits is Rockharbor’s initiative to continually give away the first of every dollar they […]

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Charity Spotlight: Angels and Hoag Strike Out Stroke

Charity Spotlight: Angels and Hoag Strike Out Stroke

Last Saturday, two-time stroke survivor and Newport Beach resident Michelle Wulfestieg, 32, threw out the first pitch at Angel’s Stadium as part of the “Strike Out Stroke Day,” a partnership between the Angels and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian intended to raise awareness about the signs of stroke and the urgency of treatment. Wulfestieg is Executive Director […]

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Charity Spotlight: OC Community Foundation Funds Local Nonprofits

Charity Spotlight: OC Community Foundation Funds Local Nonprofits

Philanthropy is thriving in Orange County, due in part to the ongoing efforts of the Newport Beach-based Orange County Community Foundation, which works with individuals, families and corporations to create philanthropic plans that benefit the community and fulfill charitable intent. Early this year, OCCF awarded $555,000 in ReachOut OC 2014 Grants to 42 nonprofits, a combination of OCCF […]

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Lynn's Spin: Tales of an American Granddaughter

Lynn’s Spin: Tales of an American Granddaughter

Like most Americans, I come from a family of proud immigrants. My grandmother’s family made the harrowing trip across the Atlantic from Ireland in the late 1800s and opened the Murray Baking Company in Los Angeles. As a kid I remember the story of my great-grandfather, having come from poverty himself, handing out bread to […]

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Local Focus: Newport Beach TV Launches New Programming

Local Focus: Newport Beach TV Launches New Programming

Newport Beach Television (NBTV) will begin broadcasting its new program schedule the week of July 14. Three new shows shot in and around Newport Beach have been added to the programming: “Active Me,” “The Backstory” and “Dine Newport Beach.” “Active Me” is a program hosted by Kelly Lam that highlights active, fun things to do […]

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Local Focus: Kekopey Documentary Has World Premiere at Port Theater July 13

Local Focus: Kekopey Documentary Has World Premiere at Port Theater July 13

By Haylee Barber | NB Indy It is often easy to become overwhelmed with the ever-increasing number of nonprofits and charities asking for help. For those on the other side, heading these organizations is no easy feat. But for Lindsey Pluimer, the 27-year-old Orange County resident who started the nonprofit organization With My Own Two […]

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Great Wine Festival Benefits LegalAid of OC

Great Wine Festival Benefits LegalAid of OC

Last year, Celebrity Cruises introduced the cruise industry’s first gourmet food truck, and 10 Celebrity Cruises restaurants received Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence.” Now, Celebrity Cruises has made another impact on land by launching the industry’s first-ever wine and food festival. The Celebrity Cruises Great Wine Festival was held last month at the Great Park […]

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Charity Spotlight: Balboa Bay Club’s 1221 Club Honors Newport-Mesa Students

Charity Spotlight: Balboa Bay Club’s 1221 Club Honors Newport-Mesa Students

On May 28, the 1221 Club Scholarship Foundation (the philanthropic arm of Balboa Bay Club) honored the recipients of the 20th annual 1221 Club College Scholarship Awards during a presentation and dinner in the Balboa Bay Resort Grand Ballroom. This year, 24 outstanding high school seniors from across the Newport-Mesa Unified School District shared more […]

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