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September 26, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
The Latino Business Council will host a candidates forum Oct. 15 at the Costa Mesa Community Center. Six candidates are vying for two open City Council seats in the Nov. 3 election. Councilman Gary Monahan is the only incumbent in the race. Mayor Peter Buffa is retiring from the council at the end of the year. Other candidates are Caroline Butler, Linda Dixon, James Fisler, Lawrence Jones and Chris Steel. The forum is from 6 to 10 p.m. in the community center's Adams Room, 1845 Park. Ave.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
The Latino Business Council will host a candidates forum Oct. 15 at the Costa Mesa Community Center. Six candidates are vying for two open City Council seats in the Nov. 3 election. Councilman Gary Monahan is the only incumbent in the race. Mayor Peter Buffa is retiring from the council at the end of the year. Other candidates are Caroline Butler, Linda Dixon, James Fisler, Lawrence Jones and Chris Steel. The forum is from 6 to 10 p.m. in the community center's Adams Room, 1845 Park. Ave.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
The Latino Business Council is planning a reception for business, civic and community leaders April 23 at the Country Side Inn. Members of the council work regularly with local leaders to foster economic and social development throughout Costa Mesa. The group last year became an arm of the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce. The reception will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Inn, 325 Bristol St. Information: Council President Manfredo Lespier, (714) 474-7755; Country Side Inn, (714) 549-0300.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
The Latino Business Council is planning a reception for business, civic and community leaders April 23 at the Country Side Inn. Members of the council work regularly with local leaders to foster economic and social development throughout Costa Mesa. The group last year became an arm of the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce. The reception will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Inn, 325 Bristol St. Information: Council President Manfredo Lespier, (714) 474-7755; Country Side Inn, (714) 549-0300.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Giving is receiving, even in the business world. That is what the Latino Business Council hopes to show members at a meeting Thursday on how community involvement helps businesses as well as those in need. The featured speaker will be Frank Dominguez, director of the United Way of Orange County's west region office. Members of the council, which is an arm of the Chamber of Commerce, include business owners, educators, religious leaders and social services providers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
The Latino Leadership Council changed its name to the Latino Business Council on Monday to better represent its focus, which no longer includes social or political issues. Earlier this year, council directors voted to join the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce and focused on the Latino marketplace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Airplane crash teams, motorcycle cops, helicopter crews and police dogs will be among the participants at the Public Safety Services Expo on May 9 at the Placentia Avenue Fire Station. The event will include information on disaster preparedness, community emergency response teams, crime and fire prevention, and use of the 911 system. Members of the Latino Business Council and Save Our Youth will help sponsor the event and provide food and beverages. The expo runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
The Latino Business Council on Wednesday will honor founding members Maria Elena Avila and Ivan Calderon. "It's for their contributions to the [business council] and to thank them," said Manfredo Lespier, president of the council. Avila and Calderon started the organization about three years ago to give a greater voice to the Latino community, primarily on the city's west side.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS and YUNG KIM and MIMI KO CRUZ
Daily Pilot Publisher Tom Johnson, El Ranchito restaurant owner Maria Elena Avila and Balboa Instruments President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Cline on Friday were named Man, Woman and Business Person of the year, respectively, by the Chamber of Commerce. Johnson, who has been with the paper for six years, was lauded for reviving advertising sales and participating in community events.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
The director of a local nonprofit organization that helps children has resigned to resume his law career. Bill Turpit, 44, helped the board of directors launch Families-Costa Mesa in 1996 and turned it into an organization that refers poor children and their families to various charities and social services agencies when they need help. He planned to spend a year in the position but remained for 18 months. "It's difficult to leave," Turpit said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Giving is receiving, even in the business world. That is what the Latino Business Council hopes to show members at a meeting Thursday on how community involvement helps businesses as well as those in need. The featured speaker will be Frank Dominguez, director of the United Way of Orange County's west region office. Members of the council, which is an arm of the Chamber of Commerce, include business owners, educators, religious leaders and social services providers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
The Latino Leadership Council changed its name to the Latino Business Council on Monday to better represent its focus, which no longer includes social or political issues. Earlier this year, council directors voted to join the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce and focused on the Latino marketplace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Mayor Peter Buffa will take his vision of a revitalized west side to the Latino Business Council on May 28. Formally the Latino Leadership Council, the group was initially formed to focus on economic, social and political reform in the west side. Though the council now has a business focus and is an arm of the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce, it still considers the area west of Newport Boulevard a primary concern.
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