Save the Date: SOCO’s Fall Day of Design

On Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., you’re invited to attend SOCO’s Fall Day of Design held at SOCO + The OC Mix (3315 Highland Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626). This local design event will offer education, expertise, hands-on activations and demos that take a deep dive into what’s trending and what’s…

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Landsea Homes Partners with HomeAid America to Support Local Homeless Community

Landsea Homes has partnered with HomeAid America, a leading national provider of housing and resources for homeless, and Families Forward, an Irvine-based organization helping Orange County families maintain self-sufficiency, to serve as building captain in renovating two buildings in Costa Mesa that will be utilized for homeless families with young children.

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The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders to Host Annual Hope & Help Gala

The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders will host its fifth annual Hope & Help Gala on Saturday, Sept. 7 to raise awareness and funds to support programs that provide help and hope to children, adolescents, young adults and their families living with autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders. 

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United to End Homelessness Set to Unveil Mural in Costa Mesa

If you’ve been searching for a chance to pose in front of an artsy mural à la Nashville-area Taylor Swift fans when she announced the upcoming release of “Lover,” here’s your chance.

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SKINrx Is Here For Your Summer Skin

Summer is a crucial time to pamper your skin due to extra time in the sun, loading up on sunscreen and other factors that can create blemishes and premature aging. Victoria Starr-Busch, owner of SKINrx in Newport Beach has the answer, with a special summer offer on a Hydro Dermabrasion Facial. This deep cleansing and refreshing facial…

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Free Mental Health Series at Hoag Begins Tomorrow

On Saturday, May 18, Hoag Mental Health Center is kicking off its Together We Prevent Suicide Series to raise awareness about suicide prevention and to reduce stigma.  The free, half-day conference will focus on empowering parents and caregivers with strategies to talk about suicide, mitigate risk, manage a psychiatric crisis and learn about self-care activities that benefit…

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Mother’s and Father’s Day Charity Drive to Help Struggling Families

What gift is better than the gift of giving back? This Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, consider doing good with the ones you love. HomeAid Orange County, in partnership with First 5 Orange County, recently announced the 12th Annual HomeAid Essentials Diaper Drive will take place between Mother’s Day, May 12, and Father’s Day, June 16, directly benefitting…

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The Woman Who Loves Giraffes: A Review

By Lexi Rafael Unless you’re seriously into giraffes, you’ve probably never heard of Anne Innis Dagg. Referred to by some as “the Jane Goodall of giraffes,” Anne was a true pioneer and the subject of the documentary, The Woman Who Loves Giraffes. In the mid-1950s, at just 23 years old, Anne took off for South…

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Film Review: Major Arcana

By Lexi Rafael It’s somewhat awkward at first for the busy, modern mind to slow down and catch onto the rhythm of Major Arcana. This is a visual poem, unconcerned with a strict adherence to standard film formula. There’s no high drama, no edge-of-your-seat stakes. Instead, we’re faced with a rather quiet story. A man…

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What to Watch: Newport Beach Film Festival Environmental Film Series

The Newport Beach Film Festival starts tomorrow, and in the days leading up to this grand, cinematic event, we’ve been going over some series you could watch if you’re into fun things like action sports or architecture. Today, we present you with the Environmental Film Series, a “curated program of documentary films designed to raise…

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