A Dream Realized for Hoag

  By Lynn Selich | Society Editor   California’s newest hospital – Hoag Hospital Irvine – celebrated its grand opening recently in front of 450 distinguished guests and dignitaries including many from Newport Beach. The hospital, scheduled to open Sept. 1, will be one...

Reflections Luncheon All About the Dance

  A very special luncheon was held this week at Marche Modern restaurant hosted by South Coast Plaza, celebrating the kick-off of the world premiere of the “Reflections” project, a dance partnership between the Orange County Performing Arts Center and the Bolshoi Ballet of...



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Charity: Prepare to ‘Ante Up for Autism’ on October 12

If seven is a lucky number, then the 7th annual Ante Up for Autism charity event on October 12 should be the luckiest one yet. This noted gala and casino night benefits Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), a national non-profit organization with a mission to educate, empower and...

Charity: Global Genes | RARE Project ‘Tribute to Champions of Hope’ Gala

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy The 2nd annual “Tribute to Champions of Hope” Gala at the Balboa Bay Resort last weekend was a rare event–rare in that it was an undeniably moving and heartfelt affair, and that it raised more than $370,000 for people...


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A Survivor Battles Human Trafficking

Rani Hong speaks eloquently about human trafficking.  She speaks from experience. Last Saturday Rani told her story of suffering, slavery and survival to 420 guests at the Women of Vision 21st anniversary luncheon, held at the Balboa Bay Club. Rani speaks around the country with...

Dalai Lama to Visit UCI

The Dalai Lama will visit UC Irvine on May 4 for a public talk, “Compassion & Global Leadership,” to mark the sixth anniversary of UCI’s XIV Dalai Lama Endowed Scholarship and thank the scholars for their efforts to foster peace, ethical leadership and positive global...
Posted On 14 Apr 2011

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