December 24, 1987 |
It takes nerve to toss a benefit five days before Christmas. On a Sunday. On a Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. But nobody was saying "Bah, humbug!" at the Rex Restaurant in Newport Beach when owners Rex and Susan Chandler staged their annual brunch for the American Red Cross. More than 250 guests paid $30 each to dine on matchstick potatoes and a seafood variation of eggs Benedict--smoked salmon (instead of the traditional Canadian bacon), and a dill-flecked hollandaise sauce.
May 6, 1993 |
Prettied up in floor-length, full-skirted white gowns and their hair meticulously coiffed, seven young women were presented Saturday during the 11th annual Debutante Charity Ball staged by the Orange County Chapter of the Links Inc., an organization of professional black women.
November 17, 1998 |
Behind a cluster of buildings, beyond the cars racing along Fullerton's Harbor Boulevard, is a garden tilled, tended and enjoyed by children whose lives have been uprooted by abuse and neglect. "It's a little secret garden back there, behind a concrete jungle," said Pat Williams, known as the Garden Lady. "No one knows it's here."