The Eighth Annual Crisp Family Super Bowl Event at Newport Beach American Legion Post 291 honored the 5th Marine Brigade from Camp Pendleton.
About 200 Marines walked through a giant American Eagle tunnel and were greeted by supporters, well wishers and the San Diego Charger cheerleaders.
Hosted by Julie and Gary Crisp and their
Greg MacGillivray was the type of youngster who took on projects. He built a go-kart. He set up a home darkroom. When he was 13, his parents gave him a Kodak 8 mm camera, and he began shooting short films and showing them to his friends in Corona del Mar.
“I loved doing that,” MacGillivray, 70, remembers. “I loved the c
What’s it like to be saluted as a hero in a roomful of other heroes?
“Amazing,” said Cameron Granger, 14, who, along with his sister, rescued three teenagers from a riptide at Huntington State Beach.
Their swift action earned them the 2015 Youth Hero of the Year Award at the Orange County Register’s third
Imagine living in a world where no parent has to hear the words, “Your child has autism.” This was the mission of Talk About Curing Autism’s ninth annual Ante Up for Autism gala held November 7 at the St. Regis Monarch Beach. The event raised over $500,000 for the efforts of the Irvine-based national nonprofit to educate, empow
Let’s hear it for the lively performing arts’ reception, a mini-bash fueled by bubbly, delectable fare, and animated gab about the performance at hand. Not to mention the frequent opportunity to rub elbows with the performing artists themselves.
When The Philharmonic Society presented the Los Angeles Philharmonic a
Village could replace RV lotA pedestrian-oriented waterfront village and a highly contemporary restaurant and marina complex are planned for two sites in Newport Beach, where Bayside Drive intersects with East Coast Highway just south of the bridge over Upper Newport Bay.
The waterfront village, called Back Bay Landing, stil
More than 200 Orange County ladies (and a few gentlemen) gathered in December for tea at The Balboa Bay Resort, which netted more than $95,000 to support the Samueli Academy – a public charter high school in Santa Ana funded by Orangewood Foundation.
Chair of the holiday-themed tea, Lupe Erwin, brought her mother with her to
At the crossroads of fashion and philanthropy, JDRF Dream Guild’s holiday luncheon kicked off its Type1 diabetes fundraiser with runway-ready style.
The Versace-sponsored event began with shopping and Champagne in the all-too-chic Versace boutique at South Coast Plaza. “Versace was kind enough to sponsor us this year, which i
It’s an accomplishment no other regional theater west of the Mississippi can claim: “The Laguna Playhouse has been open 95 consecutive years,” said Melinda Masson, co-chair with Barbara MacGillivray, of the venue’s 95th Season Gala, a mix of theatrical acts, pink Champagne toasts, gourmet fare and dancing into the wee hou
HERE COMES ANOTHER LUXURY HOTELA new ocean-facing luxury hotel will open on the Orange County coast in the spring with completion of the eight-story, 250-room Pasea Hotel and Spa rising on Pacific Coast Highway near First Street in Huntington Beach. Located next to the just-opened Pacific City retail center, Pasea will join Pacific
Kevin McKenzie was pinching himself. “This is such a gratification for me,” said the artistic director and acting executive director of American Ballet Theatre as he joined cast members and local ballet lovers at “The Nutcracker” opening-night cast party at South Coast Plaza. “I’v
For the second annual Goodwill of Orange County Gala, think Aruba. The Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort presented a perfect seaside backdrop for the island-themed affair on November 7. John Stamos and his longtime pals the Beach Boys returned to perform for a generous crowd.More than 550 guests dined, clinked cocktails and shared bidding stra
Warning: No attempt at journalistic objectivity is being made in the following article. The reason is because the woman featured has been one of my closest, call-at-4-a.m. girlfriends since we were in our 20s, married to musicians (whom we later divorced). I did OK, but she got pretty famous, a fact for which I still have not forgiven her. And s
It was the kind of night that would have made Henry T. Segerstrom proud.
Noted for decades as the glittering launch of Orange County’s holiday social season, the annual Candlelight Concert in Segerstrom Hall was elegant, joyful and artfully detailed, right down to the purple light on its iconic façade matching the
You’d think Rita Rudner, who prides herself on being the longest-running comedy act on the Las Vegas Strip, would actually live in the place where’s she’s been performing since 2000. But noooo. Rudner – along with producer-writer husband Martin Bergman and their daughter Molly – makes her home in Laguna’s Mona
Always anticipated in the community as a cornerstone of the O.C. charity event season, the 29th annual Women of Chapman holiday luncheon, Christmas at the Ritz, also marked the last that outgoing President Jim Doti will attend in the position he’s held since 1991.
The mood among the 280 guests at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach &
In a holiday blur of twinkle lights and heartfelt song, Vanguard University's department of music staged its 19th annual Christmas Fantasia Concert on Dec. 8 at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. Festivities began with a cocktail and buffet supper reception at the Center Club where university boosters and staf
To the Association of Fundraising Professionals, giving is always in season. More than 850 family, friends, and philanthropists gathered on November 19 at the 30th annual National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Orange County Awards Luncheon. Guests enjoyed a program emceed by PBS So Cal’s Maria Hall Brown and Rick Reiff, honoring some o
If you have any doubts about Orange County’s passion for shopping, just look up and down the coast. Two new consumer meccas cut their ribbons in time for holiday buying. Pacific City in Huntington Beach sits beach-adjacent on PCH, with more than half its 60 stores and restaurants still to come through the summer. Outlets at San Clemente ov
Anaheim’s JW Marriott progressesOne of a spate of new hotels proposed for the Disney Resort area of Anaheim is ready for the city’s approval process, and this one is a potential gem: a JW Marriott. The JW brand is the top of hotel giant Marriott’s brands, and the 466-room, 12-story hotel would rise on a 2.8-acre pa
Fashion is everything. Those who know Rachel Zoe – and really, who doesn’t? – know this is more than a catchphrase. It’s the motto this stylist-to-the-stars lives by and the belief she evangelizes through an empire that includes a clothing line, the Bravo reality series “The Rachel Zoe Project” as well as &ldq
The son of a spy, born in Panama while his father was on assignment, who goes on to a career managing some of the world’s finest luxury properties – when you hear these details about Rick Riess, “glamorous” might be the word that pops to mind.
But in person, Riess, who took the reins as managing director of Montag
Move over, Tinseltown party planners. Chapman University’s annual American Celebration had it all – star power, polished entertainment and one of the most sophisticated suppers ever tossed in a tent.
Oscar nominee James Caan (“The Godfather”) received the school’s Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award at th
In celebration of National Adoption Month, a crowd of 340 guests attended Olive Crest Orange County’s The Power of One luncheon to hear keynote speaker David Pelzer, best-selling author, inspirational speaker and internationally recognized humanitarian.
“For over four decades, Olive Crest has become the premier facilitator of
Sporting island-style attire, more than 350 supporters of Laura’s House filled Newport Beach’s Island Hotel for the Bahamas Nights gala, sponsored by Laura Khouri and Michael K. Hayde, for the signature fundraiser for the nonprofit dedicated to ending domestic violence.
Guests – including TV personality, philanthropist