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  • The Crowd: Fundraiser helps summer camp programs

    The Crowd: Fundraiser helps summer camp programs
    It is one of the most passionate charity events on the Orange Coast. The Muscular Dystrophy Assn.'s annual Gift of Hope Gala raised more than $430,000 at its 16th annual celebration earlier this summer. Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens was honored...
  • Equipment dealers protest test program for selling to Medicare

    An experimental Medicare system aiming to drive out fraudulent and overpriced equipment sellers in South Florida and the Orlando area is saving money, but angers companies seven months after it began. The system requires dealers of durable medical...
  • Wheelchair van company in Norfolk gets national MDA award

    The Muscular Dystrophy Association's 6th annual ALS Evening of Hope on May 10 gave out various awards. The Morton H. Sigel Memorial Award went to Ride-Away Corp in Norfolk, a provider of wheelchair vans that has been supportive of individuals with ALS and...
  • The Crowd: American Diabetes Assn. honors great O.C. dads

    The Crowd: American Diabetes Assn. honors great O.C. dads
    It was a week to recognize and celebrate the contributions of dads on the Orange Coast. Father's Day2012 was the theme for the American Diabetes Assn.'s annual "Father of the Year" dinner held at the Grove of Anaheim. A shoulder-to-shoulder crowd of...
  • Around Town: Girls couldn't be stopped

    Blanking and more blanking. The AYSO Girls U12 Extra Club Team Huntington Beach Region 55 team (whew!), also known as the Strikers, earned the League Cup 2012 Sunday. Team mom Susan Steiner let us know that nobody could score off the team during the...
  • The Crowd: Newport CEO honored for military reserve service

     The Crowd: Newport CEO honored for military reserve service
    Newport Beach resident Mike Talbot, Universal Space Lines LLC president and chief executive, as a California State Military Reserve major received the California Medal of Merit presented by Col. Marc Breslow, Regional Support Command South commander....
  • Ravens super-fan Captain Dee-Fense a goodwill ambassador for the team

    Ravens super-fan Captain Dee-Fense a goodwill ambassador for the team
    It's a sunny weekday afternoon when Captain Dee-Fense strolls into Beefalo Bob's, the pit beef joint in Curtis Bay, turning heads the way he often does. He's a big man, for one thing: 6 feet 4 and 235 pounds, with a build that suggests he's tossed around...
  • MDA Telethon reduced to two-hour ABC special -- with no Jerry Lewis

    In recent years, the Muscular Dystrophy Assn.'s annual telethon has undergone dramatic transformations from its early days as a live Labor Day weekend broadcast spanning almost two days with an endless parade of stars, pleas for charity and the anything-...
  • The Crowd: Giving the Gift of Hope for muscular dystrophy

    The Crowd: Giving the Gift of Hope for muscular dystrophy
    The 18th annual Gift of Hope Gala benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. unfolded June 8 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. Some 400 donors filled the elegant ballroom for the black-tie affair emceed by the beautiful blond media personality Jamie...
  • Bringing purple passion to a cause

    Bringing purple passion to a cause
    There are Ravens fans, there are passionate Ravens fans, and then there is Cindy Pierce. "I go by the fan name of Purple Dame," said Pierce, who lives in Severn and said she's missed just one home game in the past 13 years. When she cheers on her team,...
  • Critic's Notebook: Jerry Lewis walks alone

     
    So. Jerry Lewis is out as host of the Muscular Dystrophy Labor Day Telethon, which he had captained since 1966 (though he had hosted local telethons for the charity as far back as the early 1950s). Having announced that the......