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September 3, 1999 | Karen Alexander, 714-966-5637
Someone Cares Soup Kitchen is seeking donated school supplies to help children prepare for the start of school. The soup kitchen, open daily for lunch from 1 to 4 p.m., serves 45 to 55 children and as many as 175 adults each day. Director George Neureuther said his young clients need backpacks, pens and pencils, loose-leaf paper, rulers, folders and three-ring binders. The kitchen also is seeking food donations, especially poultry, he said. Someone Cares is at 720 W. 19th St.
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November 11, 2001 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To those who know Merle Hatleberg, it's no surprise that this perpetually cheerful 78-year-old committed her life to feeding those who are hungry. As a child, she helped her mother feed coal miners who knocked on the back door of the family boardinghouse in West Virginia. "There was an X marked in front of our house, and everyone would always ask my mother what the X was for," said Hatleberg, her eyes twinkling behind square, plastic-rimmed glasses.
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December 21, 1992 | LYNDA NATALI
The Someone Cares Soup Kitchen will present a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings Christmas Eve from noon to 4 p.m. at the Rea Center, 661 Hamilton Ave. Along with the roast beef and ham dinner, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus are expected to make an appearance with gifts of toys and clothing. A children's choir from Newport Beach will entertain. More than 600 people are expected to attend the Christmas Eve festivities at the kitchen, which is run by local volunteers.
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September 3, 1999 | Karen Alexander, 714-966-5637
Someone Cares Soup Kitchen is seeking donated school supplies to help children prepare for the start of school. The soup kitchen, open daily for lunch from 1 to 4 p.m., serves 45 to 55 children and as many as 175 adults each day. Director George Neureuther said his young clients need backpacks, pens and pencils, loose-leaf paper, rulers, folders and three-ring binders. The kitchen also is seeking food donations, especially poultry, he said. Someone Cares is at 720 W. 19th St.
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August 9, 1997 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
Someone Cares Soup Kitchen has moved again, but this time it has a permanent home. The charity recently began serving hot meals at 720 19th St. in Costa Mesa in a former Chinese restaurant. Merle Hatleberg, director of Someone Cares, said she is relieved she finally raised enough money to buy a building. She won't have to face another eviction. "We have weathered it, and our new home is just wonderful," she said.
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April 30, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
After an unsuccessful five-month search for a new home, Someone Cares Soup Kitchen is scheduled to close Friday. Merle Hatleberg, founder of Someone Cares, said she was notified in December that First United Methodist Church, where the charity has been based for four years, could no longer accommodate it. She has since contacted every church in the vicinity, she said, but has not been able to find a new location. Hatleberg said she is disappointed but not surprised that no one has come forward.
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January 31, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
After feeding the hungry for nearly 10 years from various rented sites, Someone Cares Soup Kitchen finally has a home--and a kitchen--of its own. The nonprofit organization has relocated its management headquarters and dining facilities, which had been at separate locations on Hamilton Street, to a former restaurant site at 720 W. 19th St. Volunteers who have served up meals at several locations in the past few years said that Monday's move is considered permanent.
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May 8, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
Fearing that vandalism and vagrancy will be the unwelcome result of having a soup kitchen in the neighborhood, residents of the city's west side turned out to complain to the City Council about Someone Cares Soup Kitchen moving to their part of town. After losing its lease at First United Methodist Church, where it had served hot lunches to the poor for four years, Someone Cares said Friday it will move to Costa Mesa Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church.
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July 10, 1992 | LYNDA NATALI
Someone Cares Soup Kitchen can continue to prepare its free lunches at the Rea Community Center, but it cannot serve them there, the City Council decided this week. In a 4-0 decision, with Councilman Peter F. Buffa absent, the council granted the charity the right to rent out a portion of the center's kitchen along with office space for $125 a month.
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December 1, 1992 | MIMI KO
Joel, a man who was laid off of his aerospace job nine months ago, sipped his turkey soup Monday, alongside a pregnant mother named Billie and her two sons, who ate pumpkin pie, bread and salad. At the next table, 42-year-old Tom, wearing his tight camouflage fatigues, and Donna, 41, had lunch, as did about 200 other homeless and hungry people at the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen in the First United Methodist Church on 19th Street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1997 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
Someone Cares Soup Kitchen has moved again, but this time it has a permanent home. The charity recently began serving hot meals at 720 19th St. in Costa Mesa in a former Chinese restaurant. Merle Hatleberg, director of Someone Cares, said she is relieved she finally raised enough money to buy a building. She won't have to face another eviction. "We have weathered it, and our new home is just wonderful," she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
After feeding the hungry for nearly 10 years from various rented sites, Someone Cares Soup Kitchen finally has a home--and a kitchen--of its own. The nonprofit organization has relocated its management headquarters and dining facilities, which had been at separate locations on Hamilton Street, to a former restaurant site at 720 W. 19th St. Volunteers who have served up meals at several locations in the past few years said that Monday's move is considered permanent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
Fearing that vandalism and vagrancy will be the unwelcome result of having a soup kitchen in the neighborhood, residents of the city's west side turned out to complain to the City Council about Someone Cares Soup Kitchen moving to their part of town. After losing its lease at First United Methodist Church, where it had served hot lunches to the poor for four years, Someone Cares said Friday it will move to Costa Mesa Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church.
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May 4, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Just hours before the doors at the First United Methodist Church were about to slam shut behind her Friday, Merle Hatleberg found a new home for her soup kitchen. Beginning Monday, the Someone Cares soup kitchen will continue its mission of feeding the poor and homeless at the Costa Mesa Spanish Seventh-day Adventist church on the west side of town.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
After an unsuccessful five-month search for a new home, Someone Cares Soup Kitchen is scheduled to close Friday. Merle Hatleberg, founder of Someone Cares, said she was notified in December that First United Methodist Church, where the charity has been based for four years, could no longer accommodate it. She has since contacted every church in the vicinity, she said, but has not been able to find a new location. Hatleberg said she is disappointed but not surprised that no one has come forward.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1992 | LYNDA NATALI
The Someone Cares Soup Kitchen will present a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings Christmas Eve from noon to 4 p.m. at the Rea Center, 661 Hamilton Ave. Along with the roast beef and ham dinner, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus are expected to make an appearance with gifts of toys and clothing. A children's choir from Newport Beach will entertain. More than 600 people are expected to attend the Christmas Eve festivities at the kitchen, which is run by local volunteers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Just hours before the doors at the First United Methodist Church were about to slam shut behind her Friday, Merle Hatleberg found a new home for her soup kitchen. Beginning Monday, the Someone Cares soup kitchen will continue its mission of feeding the poor and homeless at the Costa Mesa Spanish Seventh-day Adventist church on the west side of town.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2001 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To those who know Merle Hatleberg, it's no surprise that this perpetually cheerful 78-year-old committed her life to feeding those who are hungry. As a child, she helped her mother feed coal miners who knocked on the back door of the family boardinghouse in West Virginia. "There was an X marked in front of our house, and everyone would always ask my mother what the X was for," said Hatleberg, her eyes twinkling behind square, plastic-rimmed glasses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1992 | MIMI KO
Joel, a man who was laid off of his aerospace job nine months ago, sipped his turkey soup Monday, alongside a pregnant mother named Billie and her two sons, who ate pumpkin pie, bread and salad. At the next table, 42-year-old Tom, wearing his tight camouflage fatigues, and Donna, 41, had lunch, as did about 200 other homeless and hungry people at the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen in the First United Methodist Church on 19th Street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1992 | LYNDA NATALI
Someone Cares Soup Kitchen can continue to prepare its free lunches at the Rea Community Center, but it cannot serve them there, the City Council decided this week. In a 4-0 decision, with Councilman Peter F. Buffa absent, the council granted the charity the right to rent out a portion of the center's kitchen along with office space for $125 a month.
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