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An Alternative to Black Friday

  A national, first-ever Small Business Saturday effort, which is being promoted by American Express, is being billed as the community business antidote to big-box stores’ Black Friday. Small Business Saturday encourages people to “shop small” and put their dollars to work supporting their...

Thank You Sarah, for a Sustainable Tradition

    So, what are you thankful for?  Better yet, is there anything so important to you, that you will spend a week, a season, a year or a lifetime championing it? Thanksgiving represents such an example of commitment to push for change while maintaining the courage of your convictions....

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 Orange County. At the event, posh Santa...

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Italy Comes to Newport at Barone Ristorante

  Barone Ristorante opened only six months ago, but it’s already become known as one of the finer Italian restaurants in Newport Beach. Last fall, Chef Franco Barone – longtime executive chef at Antonello – decided it was time to open his own restaurant. He took over the...

Party Animals Net $100K for Zoo

  By Lynn Selich | Society Editor   Returning for the 18th year, the Santa Ana Zoo’s annual Zoofari gala fundraiser hosted around 350 guests who were treated like royalty with the theme, “Hot Egyptian Nights!” Guests were greeted with a special drink appropriately...

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