| Nov 2, 2011
| 8:26 PM
Los Angeles may boast the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval on Santa Monica Boulevard, but in Orange County the Halloween party of choice may just be the annual Friends of Dorothy Guild Haunted Halloween gala at the Village Crean in Santa Ana...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 7:35 PM
An annual AIDS conference in Irvine is aiming to create change by targeting the most vulnerable — the county's youth, an event organizer said this week.
The sixth annual Youth Conference on AIDS, a free event, is hosted by the Africa Project...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 10:04 PM
IRVINE — On Billie Jean King Night, the first one 100 fans received a free bobblehead of the tennis icon.
That meant about half of everyone who came to watch the Orange County Breakers play on Wednesday night got a bobblehead.
The turnout at the...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 8:25 PM
A Laguna Beach family made a $50,000 surprise donation to help provide HIV testing to at-risk Orange County residents.
The William and Sue Gross Family Foundation made the donation last week to the AIDS Services Foundation Orange County, or ASF, a...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 5:05 PM
Hope has been in short supply lately — the murder of a diplomat in Libya, the ongoing savagery in Syria, Iran's apparent march toward nuclear weaponry, Midwest drought, climate change, the pain of the unemployed — the list is long.
| May 15, 2012
| 9:16 PM
An Orange Coast College art instructor is being honored Wednesday by students for her humanitarian work.
Irini Rickerson will be awarded Humanitarian of the Year by the campus' Extended Opportunities Programs and Services (EOPS) at 3 p.m. in the...
| May 22, 2012
Parkinson's Fitness Class
A free class, “Parkinson's In Balance,” is at noon Tuesdays at the Central Orange Coast YMCA, 2300 University Drive, Newport Beach. Call (949) 642-9990, or go to www.parkinsonsinbalance.com, for more...
| May 25, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Irini Rickerson has a heart for people.
The Orange Coast College art professor does her part when earthquakes strike or hurricanes hit, and when a former student died of AIDS, she started a benefit to support others suffering from the virus.
| Oct 23, 2012
| 11:57 AM
In the past, once a year I deviate from my usual Community & Clubs column for the Thanksgiving Turkey of the Year column and with this column, I will deviate again.
A trip to Cuba
I was among a group of 65 who flew on a charter flight from Los...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 7:55 PM
See a Thai temple made from glass bottles, Ugandan coffins that are works of art and a Czech Republic chapel made from the bones of monks as part of an Orange Coast College lecture.
Art professor Irini Vallera-Rickerson hosts her 22nd annual "Art and...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 8:30 PM
Newport Beach's tony Ritz Restaurant was the setting for the Big Canyon Spyglass Hill Philharmonic dinner on May 26.
It welcomed more than 100 patrons to a fabulous evening with entertainment by the talented "Baker Boys." If you have not enjoyed an...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 10:20 PM
Surfing certainly has become an international sport, but Uganda?
You might think finding a surfer from Uganda would be about as easy as finding one from Siberia, but there he was a few weeks ago, right there off 22nd Street in Newport Beach.
His name is...