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.
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October 18, 1997 |
The National Assn. of Women Business Owners on Friday honored women from more than 30 Orange County businesses, schools and nonprofit organizations for setting outstanding examples. Special awards went to Vicki Heston, vice chairwoman of Vicki Heston PDQ Staffing; Cynthia French, chief executive officer at Reprogran Inc.
April 9, 1997 |
Orange Coast magazine is getting some swankier digs. The chi-chi lifestyle magazine, headed by Ruth Ko, recently moved from its rented offices in a business park in Costa Mesa to a three-story office building in Newport Beach. Ko purchased the 14,705-square-foot office building on Birch Street for $1.5 million. It will house employees of both Orange Coast magazine and Orange County Woman, a magazine scheduled to debut next month. Melinda Fulmer covers real estate for The Times.
January 14, 1994 |
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.
December 18, 1999 |
Less than three years after its first press run, Orange County Woman magazine is being discontinued. The publication, which had its debut in May 1997 as the first magazine geared toward local female entrepreneurs, apparently fell victim to Orange County's fiercely competitive free-media market, which includes OC Metro, OC Weekly, OC Golf, Coast Magazine and upstart OC Family, among others.
June 2, 1993
Emma Jane Riley of Newport Beach says honest self-appraisal is the key to her 55-year marriage to Orange County Supervisor Thomas Riley. "There have been times when I wanted to walk out, slam the door and not look back," she says. "Tom wasn't the problem. It was my own reaction to what was happening around me and within me that needed to be addressed." The Rileys are two of 20 guest speakers slated to address a four-session Orange Coast College class next month.