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Wine Fest Nets $150K for Symphony

As we mingled and admired the incredible array of fine rare wines on display at the fourth annual Pacific Coast Wine Festival, there was little evidence of a recession as bidders went bonkers over the cache, both silent and live. The event succeeded in netting more than $150,000 for Pacific...
Posted On 18 Mar 2011

Diane Daruty: The Running Spirit

10 Questions Diane Daruty is an avid runner, a Newport-Mesa district parent and one of the lead organizers of the annual Spirit Run, which this year has come under the direction of a new community-based nonprofit organization. This year’s Spirit Run will be held March 27 at Fashion Island and...

Hooray for Daylight Saving Time!

Is there anything better than Daylight Saving Time? In my book, this time to “spring forward” is at the top of the list of things I most look forward to during the year. This year, DST will begin on March 13 at 2 a.m. (set your clocks forward to 3 a.m.). It will run until Sunday, Nov. 6. Each...
Posted On 11 Mar 2011

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Restaurant Week Brings More Choices

  Did you go to Taste of Newport? The 22nd annual coastal foodie fest was a fun mix of restaurants and music. We ran into friends, sampled some wonderful cuisine, and listened to headliner bands while planning our next food foray. Among our favorites: Five Crowns. The booth...

SCR Gala Nets $530K for the Theater

  South Coast Repertory’s 32nd annual Gala Ball, “The Play’s the Thing,” opened the theatrical and social seasons in Orange County with a glittering event that netted more than a half-million dollars for the theater’s Annual Fund and featured a surprise performance by two of...

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