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Don Webb: Walkin’ Off Into the Sunset

  After eight years on the City Council, and 33 years as a city employee and department head before that, Don Webb ended his formal involvement with city government this week – Monday’s special council meeting was the lat of his term. Prevented...

Christmas Co. Opener Raises $180K

By Lynn Selich | Society Editor Photos by Peggy O’Donnell   Snowflakes drifting past a crescent moon set the holiday mood for guests attending the Opening Night Gala of The Christmas Company, the signature fundraiser of the Junior League of...

Ambassador Luncheon a Home Run for Abused Children

By Lynn Selich | Society Editor Photos by Ann Chatillon   Almost 500 guests gathered to support the recent 13th Annual Orangewood Ambassador Luncheon, which is held for current and prospective Orangewood Ambassadors – donors who give...




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HonorVet.org Inaugural Gala Will Fund New Era of Support

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ and WWII veteran, POW, Olympian and author Louis Zamperini will be the honored guests at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort tomorrow evening for the HonorVet.org Inaugural Gala, which will also be broadcast via live feed to our troops in Afghanistan. Honorvet.org was...
Posted On 17 Jun 2011

Students Help Grant Wishes

Newport Beach kids are granting wishes using money from their piggy banks, lemonade stands, bake sales and even their birthday money. Newport Coast Elementary and Corona del Mar High School both raised $4,000 this year to grant two kids’ wishes through Make-A-Wish foundation. Newport Coast was...
Posted On 17 Jun 2011

‘An Evening for Autism’ Raises $170K

Glitz and glam is an understatement in describing Saturday’s 3rd Annual “An Evening for Autism” event.  More than 600 celebrities, athletes, political dignitaries, business leaders and the OC community attended the lavish event, hosted by real estate entrepreneur Barry Saywitz at his Belcourt...
Posted On 15 Jun 2011

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Candlelight Concert Raises $1M for Arts Center

The Orange County Performing Arts Center’s 37th Annual Candlelight Concert raised more than $1 million to support the Center’s artistic and education programs. The gala in Segerstrom Hall starred Smokey Robinson and kicked off the Orange County holiday season in spectacular...

Getting Set for Holiday Fun on the Water

Ahoy! Only five more days until the start of the 102th Annual Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade, so time for more of my tips on seeing the parade and skippering in it.  Believe me, I have gathered these tips from years as a professional captain participating in this and many...

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