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July 16, 1991
The Vantage Foundation will receive a check for $3,000 today for money raised by the second annual Costa Mesa Grand Prix on June 16. The Vantage Foundation serves people with developmental disabilities through employment and community support and by donations to the Orton Dyslexia Society. The 30-mile bike race attracted 900 participants. It was followed by a competition among professional bicycle racers. Next year's race is tentatively scheduled for June 15.
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September 13, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
Vantage Foundation, an organization that for 15 years served developmentally disabled adults at the Rea Community Center, will host an open house Tuesday at its new northside location. The foundation and other nonprofit agencies based at the Rea Center scurried to relocate this summer so the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, the property owner, could reconvert the center to a school to ease overcrowding.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
Vantage Foundation, an organization that for 15 years served developmentally disabled adults at the Rea Community Center, will host an open house Tuesday at its new northside location. The foundation and other nonprofit agencies based at the Rea Center scurried to relocate this summer so the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, the property owner, could reconvert the center to a school to ease overcrowding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1991
The Vantage Foundation will receive a check for $3,000 today for money raised by the second annual Costa Mesa Grand Prix on June 16. The Vantage Foundation serves people with developmental disabilities through employment and community support and by donations to the Orton Dyslexia Society. The 30-mile bike race attracted 900 participants. It was followed by a competition among professional bicycle racers. Next year's race is tentatively scheduled for June 15.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
Charities and nonprofit organizations that lease the Rea Community Center, which fear they will have to move by next June, are having an open house Wednesday for the public. "We want people to come by and see the kind of work we do," said Merle Hatleberg, founder of the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1991 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
The second annual Costa Mesa Grand Prix bicycle race is expected to attract up to 1,000 racers Sunday, raising as much as $10,000 for charity. Money generated by the race will benefit the Vantage Foundation, a Costa Mesa-based organization that trains people with developmental disabilities. Most of its clients are in the process of moving out of Fairview State Hospital, said Director Debbie Marsteller. Races begin at 7 a.m. and continue throughout the day. The featured pro race is at 4 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2001 | Tami Min, (714) 966-7410
Eleven people were appointed this week to a committee that provides input to the Orange County Transportation Authority on promoting public transit and communicating with commuters who have special transportation needs. OCTA board members made the assignments to the 28-member Special Needs in Transit Advisory Committee on Monday, after receiving more than 1,400 applications from throughout the county. The appointments are for staggered three-year terms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1991 | MARY HELEN BERG
The Chamber of Commerce has named Helen Walker, an Orange native and active community volunteer, as its 1990 Citizen of the Year. Soroptimist International of Orange, which nominated Walker for the honor, received a $3,000 award from the city for doing so. A committee of past award winners selected Walker, 58, from among about 20 nominees for her long service to the community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1992 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
Teri Longard quickly walked past flower gardens and buildings at UCI Medical Center in Orange, then through hallways and into an elevator that took her to one of four pharmacies where she picked up and delivered medicine. On the face of it, it was just an ordinary delivery. But it was extraordinary because Longard, 31, is mildly retarded and has cerebral palsy.
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December 9, 1996 | JOHN CANALIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Rea Community Center is a place where battered women come for compassion, young people take part in athletic alternatives to gangs and victims of brain damage relearn how to care for themselves. But the 11 independent nonprofit agencies clustered in the city-subsidized complex on Newport-Mesa Unified School District land are now in limbo.
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June 28, 1993 | LYNDA NATALI
Chris Fiskling earns $2.81 an hour picking up trash at the Rea Community Center. Sometimes he spends his day raking leaves or sweeping the parking lot. He was lucky to find the job. There aren't many employers willing to hire Chris, who is autistic. But under a special state sponsored-program designed to help developmentally disabled people, Chris, along with Ron Shaw and Joaquin Carson, are each able to earn a salary of $8.43 a day. Until this week.
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