The CHOC Cherishes Children Gala moved to the City National Grove of Anaheim, known more for hosting concerts than galas. And a concert is just what the donors and supporters of CHOC experienced as Grammy Award-winning performer Keith Urban presented what seemedto be his full concert set list, much to the delight of the crowd.
All those years being driven by her grandmother back and forth on the 405 from her Huntington Beach home to dance practice in Santa Monica were worth it for Danica Paulos. She’ll be among the principal dancers when Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater comes to Costa Mesa for six performances this month, plus a free Arts Plaza performance, &l
In this contentious election season, who better to talk to than a political animal like Lawrence Higby? The Newport Beach resident is a native Southern Californian who, after receiving a political science degree from UCLA, jumped straight into politics by joining the presidential campaign of Richard Nixon. Then, during the Nixon administration,
You might say Nicole Mather’s life of haute parfumerie happened by divine inspiration. After she married a Pimco executive, Mather left a high-powered career in financial services and research sales. While working at such firms as Goldman Sachs, she had found the most exciting part of her work to be interviewing entrepreneurs about how the
The saying “pretty is as pretty does” was never more true than describing the dozen young women honored at the Laguna Chapter of National Charity League’s 27th annual Debutante Ball at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel.
Having logged more than 3,600 hours volunteering in South County communities and serving in NCL since t
Reality TV costars of Bravo’s “Newlyweds: The First Year,” Brandon Liberati and Craig Ramsay appeared at the Center Club in Costa Mesa recently for a cozy evening of cocktails and conversation about gynecomastia, abnormal swelling of breast tissue in men caused from an imbalance of hormones that affects about 65 percent of men.
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
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