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March 29, 1985
The Junior League of Newport Harbor, a nonprofit charitable organization of volunteers serving Orange County, has opened its new headquarters in Newport Beach at 170 Newport Center Drive, Suite 100. During a recent reception to celebrate the opening, the American Red Cross of Orange County presented a certificate of appreciation to the League for its ongoing program in disaster preparedness training.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2012 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Jean Webb Vaughan Smith, a member of the Reagans' inner circle who championed volunteerism as national president of the Assn. of Junior Leagues, died Wednesday in Los Angeles of natural causes, her family said. She was 93. Smith joined the Junior League in the 1950s, rising to president of the Los Angeles chapter in 1954 and western regional director in 1956. She served as national president from 1958 to 1960. Her decades of public service also included government appointments and civic roles, including serving on the boards of the Blue Ribbon, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the United Way, the American Red Cross, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the California Arts Commission.
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NEWS
January 20, 1991 | MARY LOU LOPER
It's finally settled. The Junior League of Pasadena has been chosen to stage the first gala at the new Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. It will deliver a double whammy on March 9: "Center Stage," a fashion luncheon for 1,000, and a black-tie fashion gala the same evening for 800, both in the elegant ballroom. "We're coming home," said league spokeswoman Joan Cathcart. She notes that the jazzy benefit has been staged the last several years at the Westin Bonaventure.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2011
EVENTS Holiday shoppers can get a little head start while contributing to a good cause at the Christmas Company shopping festival, which raises funds for the Junior League of Orange County. Visitors will find more than 90 vendors from across the country as well as a host of events, including an opening night gala; a PJs & Pancakes breakfast with Santa; and a cooking demonstration and book signing with O.C. chef Zov Karamardian. O.C. Fair & Events Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.
NEWS
June 24, 1990 | JILL LAWRENCE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Bone china and brooches and sterling silver for sale. Special guest rooms at New York's Waldorf-Astoria. Cookbooks and calligraphy and a fancy private boarding school in the Virginia hunt country. It's no surprise to find these advertisements in a recent issue of the Junior League Review. But there's another side these days to the genteel club founded by turn-of-the-century debutantes to improve the lot of poor children. More often than not, today's league members work full time.
SPORTS
August 8, 2002 | From staff reports
The Junior League baseball team from Yucaipa won its three games at the Western Regional tournament in La Mirada, among them a 4-3 victory over Hawaii in Tuesday's final, to advance to the World Series, which begins Sunday in Taylor, Mich.
FOOD
November 7, 2001 | BARBARA HANSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cookbooks produced by junior leagues are not only popular, they're major fund-raisers for charity. Putting them out has become serious business, involving scrupulous recipe testing, professional photography and food styling, fancy graphics and forewords by celebrities such as Alice Waters. Marketing and sales may involve commercial distributors and publishers. Two books by the Junior League of Pasadena and two by the San Francisco league were published by Doubleday.
NEWS
October 1, 1998
More than 3,000 people are expected to turn out this weekend in Santa Monica for the Junior League of Los Angeles' 13th annual rummage sale. The sale, which will feature donated items from 1,200 members of the Junior League and area merchants, will benefit programs that aid women, children and families. The Junior League of Los Angeles promotes local improvement projects and community volunteerism. The event will be held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St.
NEWS
April 7, 1987 | LYNN SMITH, Times Staff Writer
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Junior League of Newport Harbor will give $50,000 to New Directions, a Costa Mesa halfway house for women alcoholics, at a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Registry Hotel, 18800 MacArthur Blvd. in Irvine. Nine other programs, all former Junior League projects now run by community agencies, will each receive $2,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2000 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jane Moore Mock, who was designated a Times Woman of the Year in 1950 for her dedicated volunteer assistance to Los Angeles hospitals and disadvantaged families, has died at the age of 90. Mock, the widow of Paramount story editor John Edmonds Mock, died Monday in Los Angeles. A native of San Francisco, Mock became the first person to be elected president of the Junior League of Los Angeles after transferring from a chapter of the group in another city.
SPORTS
July 11, 2011 | By Helene Elliott
For the light-scoring Kings, having the leading scorer of the Ontario Hockey League and the top scorer in Canada's major junior leagues on the ice at the Toyota Sports Center on Monday was a little bit like Christmas in July. The first scrimmage of the Kings' summer development camp was a big day for right wing Tyler Toffoli , who led the OHL with 108 points last season, and right wing Linden Vey , who led the three major junior leagues with 116 points. Each took a step forward last season and both want to use this camp to get noticed and get a step closer to the NHL. "You just want to come in here and show the progress you've been making," said Toffoli, the 47th overall pick in the 2010 entry draft.
SPORTS
August 8, 2002 | From staff reports
The Junior League baseball team from Yucaipa won its three games at the Western Regional tournament in La Mirada, among them a 4-3 victory over Hawaii in Tuesday's final, to advance to the World Series, which begins Sunday in Taylor, Mich.
FOOD
November 7, 2001 | BARBARA HANSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cookbooks produced by junior leagues are not only popular, they're major fund-raisers for charity. Putting them out has become serious business, involving scrupulous recipe testing, professional photography and food styling, fancy graphics and forewords by celebrities such as Alice Waters. Marketing and sales may involve commercial distributors and publishers. Two books by the Junior League of Pasadena and two by the San Francisco league were published by Doubleday.
FOOD
November 7, 2001 | BARBARA HANSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you were dining at the home of an aspiring Los Angeles hostess in 1930, you might have been served smoked salmon appetizers (strips of salmon rolled "around a midget sweet pickle in the form of a calla lily"), followed by tomato bouillon, lobster timbales, baked veal and a frozen chestnut mousse.
SPORTS
July 13, 2001
A new Western States Hockey League franchise will begin play in September at Ice Station Valencia, a year-old ice hockey and skating facility in Valencia. The team, owned by Ice Station Valencia owner Roger Perez, is for players 20 and under who will compete at USA Hockey's Junior B level. Tryouts for the 25-player team are scheduled Aug. 11 and 12 at Ice Station Valencia.
SPORTS
December 31, 2000 | DAVE KINDRED, SPORTING NEWS
Muhammed Lasege is 20 years old. He's a 6-foot-11 Nigerian who played his country's primitive form of basketball. A student so bright his grades were all A's save for one B, his dream was a college education in the United States. Because his family couldn't afford that education, and because Nigerian basketball players have seen their contemporaries emigrate to America, Lasege decided he would try to earn a scholarship with his basketball ability, meager as it was.
NEWS
October 24, 1986 | LINK MATHEWSON
Ignore the facts that the evening was warm and balmy and that the roses were still in full bloom at the Orange County Fairgrounds. The Junior League of Newport Harbor was celebrating Christmas Company. A Monday night preview of the three-day event, "Winter Elegance," which ended Thursday, had Nancy Hegness, chairwoman of the event; Sheri Best, chairwoman of opening night, and Janet Harris, chapter president, greeting the crowd of 1,400 people.
NEWS
November 18, 1990 | MARY LOU LOPER
When the management of the Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, said, "It's yours for the opening gala," the Junior League of Los Angeles decided there was no way to avoid "Putting on the Ritz" as the theme of this year's fund-raiser.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2000 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jane Moore Mock, who was designated a Times Woman of the Year in 1950 for her dedicated volunteer assistance to Los Angeles hospitals and disadvantaged families, has died at the age of 90. Mock, the widow of Paramount story editor John Edmonds Mock, died Monday in Los Angeles. A native of San Francisco, Mock became the first person to be elected president of the Junior League of Los Angeles after transferring from a chapter of the group in another city.
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