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October 29, 1997
Martin J. Smith said he's stepping down as editor of Orange Coast magazine by the end of the year to focus on his fiction writing. Smith, 41, editor of the 23-year-old lifestyle publication since April 1994, will continue as the magazine's editor-at-large. He is working on his third book, to follow the release last March of the suspense novel "Time Release" and another book due in June. Publisher Ruth Ko said she hopes to name Smith's successor within a few weeks.
September 1, 1993 | Anne Michaud; Times staff writer
Staff Box Rewrite: Orange Coast magazine continues to make changes in its editorial staff. Editor Erik Himmelsbach departed in April, and Lynn Beresford, who had been managing editor, moved up. More recently, Beresford's old job has been filled by Robin Manougian, former editor of Los Angeles-based Beauty Handbook magazine. Allison Joyce has been appointed associate editor. She was most recently an assistant account executive with ad agency Rosen Kennedy & Associates in Newport Beach.
May 3, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON
Phyllis Ann Marshall, who helped create the popular Mr. Stox restaurant in Anaheim, has signed on to consult with Minneapolis-based General Growth Management, one of the nation's largest shopping center management companies. Marshall's FoodPower consulting firm will try to help bolster sales at mall food courts around the country. She will be working with individual merchants to help improve menus, operations and customer service.
January 14, 1994 | Anne Michaud, Times staff writer
Orange Coast magazine promised that its January issue would depict a local personality with clothes off. But those who considered that a promise of nudity were too hasty, said the magazine's publisher, Ruth Ko. The new issue shows Carol Humphreys, society editor for the Orange County Register, with clothes off--but bathing suit on. In an accompanying article, Humphreys discusses such weighty topics as her favorite time of day. (It's sunset.
March 22, 2009 | Harriet Ryan
If Brian Quintana, an events planner who bills himself as "the billionaire's Hollywood go-to guy," is to be believed, the last decade and a half of his life has been marked by a series of startlingly abusive relationships with celebrities. If he is to be believed, actress Stefanie Powers sexually assaulted him, socialite Paris Hilton tried to wreck him professionally and movie producer Jon Peters solicited him to commit murder.
March 29, 2013 | By Kim Christensen, Los Angeles Times
Early this year, Orange County Register executives approached officials at three local universities with an offer they couldn't resist - weekly, six-page sections packed with positive news about their schools. For $275,000 apiece, UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton and Chapman University were promised a half-page ad in each of 45 sections over the next year, along with feature stories, events coverage, personality profiles and other light fare produced by Register staffers. The schools jumped at what one UCI marketing official called "an exciting new partnership.
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