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  • Around Town: Karate studio owners honored for charity work

    Around Town: Karate studio owners honored for charity work
    Bob and Barbara White, co-owners of Bob White's Karate Studio in Costa Mesa, recently received a proclamation from state Sen. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa). The couple were credited for their years of fundraising efforts for Royal Family Kids, a...
  • Newport Beach keeps the party rolling for nonprofits

    Newport Beach keeps the party rolling for nonprofits
    The party isn't over yet. The Newport Beach Party, a three-day community festival to help raise money for local nonprofits, continues through Sunday at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina. Sunday's festivities, which run from noon to 8 p.m., will...
  • Michelle Obama to open 2015 Special Olympics in Los Angeles

    First lady Michelle Obama will travel to Los Angeles next month to kick off the Special Olympics World Games, organizers announced Thursday. Obama, long an advocate of physical fitness and healthy lifestyles, will take part in the opening ceremonies July...
  • Stevie Wonder, Cody Simpson, to open Special Olympics games

    Stevie Wonder, Cody Simpson and Avril Lavigne are some of the stars who will perform during next month's opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games, organizers announced Thursday. The July 25 ceremony will also feature appearances by actress...
  • Police carry the torch for Special Olympics

    Police carry the torch for Special Olympics
    About a dozen Huntington Beach police officers ran alongside Special Olympics athletes Friday to help raise awareness of the international program for people with developmental disabilities, especially in light of this past weekend's Summer Games in...
  • Knights Of Columbus Reports Giving $173.5 Million To Charities In 2014

    The Knights of Columbus said this week that in 2014 it gave more to charities, and accumulated more service hours, than ever before. The New Haven-based Knights, the world's largest Catholic fraternal organization, reported donating more than $173.5...
  • Special Olympics donations looking up, thanks to police

    Special Olympics donations looking up, thanks to police
    Will County Sheriff's deputies took to the rooftop and drive-through lane at the Homer Glen Dunkin' Donuts on Friday to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois. This is the 13th year in which Special Olympics Illinois has coordinated the statewide Cop...
  • Around Annapolis: Local man carries Special Olympics World Games torch through city

    Around Annapolis: Local man carries Special Olympics World Games torch through city
    When it comes to being a torchbearer, Michael Heup is an old pro. The Maryland State Special Olympian from Davidsonville will carry the torch for the Maryland State Games as the Law Enforcement Torch Run Ambassador on Wednesday as he has done for the...
  • Special Olympics' Flame of Hope to pass Baltimore this week

    Special Olympics' Flame of Hope to pass Baltimore this week
    The Unified Relay Across America, which will carry the Flame of Hope to the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, will pass Baltimore on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday, the torch will be carried from Mount Rainer to College Park from noon to 1...
  • South Florida's generous golfers give back

    Like the PGA, LPGA, Champions and Legends tours, many South Florida golf clubs raise lots of money for charity through tournaments. Wycliffe Golf & Country Club had a different type of fundraiser this past Monday, the "Fore the Community" Marathon...
  • Costa Mesa to discuss host city events for Special Olympics

    Costa Mesa officials are holding a press conference Wednesday to discuss its host town partnership for this summer's Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. The press conference will begin at 2 p.m. at Vanguard University, 55 Fair Drive. City...