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  • 'Drive the Dream' at O.C. Fairgrounds

    'Drive the Dream' at O.C. Fairgrounds
    The Childhelp "Drive the Dream" gala debuted last week at the Orange County Fairgrounds and Event Center. Chaired by Patti and James Edwards III, Diana and Chris Miner, and Priscilla and Dick Marconi, the evening was a smashing success, raising more...
  • Car auction: $15 million in sales

    COSTA MESA — Who says cars depreciate in value the moment they're driven off the lot? In what company officials are calling a strong showing, the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car auction at the Orange County Fairgrounds last month reported more than $15...
  • Racqueting up the game

    Racqueting up the game
    COSTA MESA — It all started in 1999, when friends Clay Peterson and Johnny McCray bought neighboring homes on East 20th Street. While unpacking, Peterson came upon a wooden tennis racquet and they started to hit balls in Peterson's tennis court....
  • The Crowd: Funds pour in from Speakeasy party

    The Crowd: Funds pour in from Speakeasy party
    The final fundraising tally for the 2010 O.C. Baron's Speakeasy summer party has topped $140,500. Chaired by the super dedicated Carol Wilken and Kay Burra, the 12th annual event, to raise money for the fight against cancer in Orange County, unfolded at...
  • Letters from the Editor: Memories forever in newsprint

    I never met Marcia Forsberg, who wrote features for this newspaper in the 1970s and 1980s. Now it looks like I never will. Her husband of 39 years, Richard Forsberg, was charged this week with killing her in their Rancho Santa Margarita home and...
  • Pink Tie raises some $70,000 more than last year

    The 2010 Pink Tie Ball, thrown by the Orange County affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, raised a most impressive $400,000 for the fight against breast cancer. Some 400 donors gathered in the private Atlantic Aviation hangar at John Wayne Airport...
  • Trading cars for carts

    COSTA MESA — When Dan Chirilov received an e-mail from his longtime friend and co-worker inviting him to play golf at a special event, he turned down the invitation. "I said, 'Why are you sending me this? I don't play golf. I don't have time for...
  • EuroCar gets new showroom

    EuroCar gets new showroom
    COSTA MESA — It was a 55,000 square-foot run-down warehouse until a German master mechanic converted it to an indoor state-of-the-art dealership. "My belief from a few years ago is that the car world has changed to more of an online buyer," said...
  • The Crowd: A sea of support for Oceana

    The Crowd: A sea of support for Oceana
    Ocean conservation should not be a matter of partisan division. Unfortunately, to a greater rather than lesser degree, it is. The Democrats line up on the side of government-sponsored global protectionism, the Republicans favoring Laissez-Faire capitalism...
  • The Coastal Gardener: The greatest botanical find of the century

    The Coastal Gardener: The greatest botanical find of the century
    It's been called the botanical discovery of the century. It was 16 years ago this month when Australian outdoorsman David Noble went on a hike less than 100 miles from downtown Sydney. David and two companions descended into a deep, sheltered canyon...
  • Community & Clubs: Helping clean up the bay

    Community & Clubs: Helping clean up the bay
    Dozens of members of the Rotary Clubs of Newport Balboa, Newport Beach Sunrise and Costa Mesa teamed up with Newport Beach firefighters Saturday to serve hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, chips and soft drinks to nearly 800 volunteers who...
  • Demolition doing good

    Demolition doing good
    COSTA MESA — It was like a scene from a movie where drivers go at each other, hitting and crushing one another, but only this time, it was all real. And the audience cheered, screamed, clapped and rooted for their favorite driver and car to win....