Nonprofits and NGOs

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2014

    First Annual Noche de Risas

    City National Grove of Anaheim

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Great Memorial Day Weekend Beach Season Kickoff News: Poche Beach is Less Stinky!

    Well here's some fine news (for a change) heading into Memorial Day weekend, which is the unofficial start of the summer beach season in Orange County: Things have improved so much at perpetually polluted Poche Beach that the San Clemente locale has been removed from Heal the Bay's annual Beach Bumm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    Garden Grove Police Hold First of Six December DUI Checkpoints Saturday Night

    Garden Grove cops looking for drunken drivers will be more prevalent this holiday season than Santa Claus (and Justin Timberlake) soliciting donations on sidewalks. To that end, the first of six--count 'em--six DUI checkpoints in December will be staged Saturday night "at an undisclosed location wi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 17, 2013

    Ultimate Beerfest OC

    OC Fairgrounds

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    ACLU Project Targets Orange County Dick Moves Against Homelessness, Shelter Space

    In any given year, Orange County, one of the wealthiest counties in the United States, is home to thousands of people forced to live and sleep on the streets because they cannot obtain housing or shelter, notes the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. And so, the ACLU o' SoCal has ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 5, 2013

    Russian Folk Dances

    Muckenthaler Cultural Center

  • Calendar

    April 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    2013 Orange County Indicators Show Where We Shine ($$$) and Need Improvement ($$$)

    Half of Orange County's adults own smartphones, nearly a third of our young adults have no health insurance and most nonprofits here  make due with less than they have in the past. Those findings are in the 2013 Orange County Community Indicators report issued Thursday that found gains in key s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Sex Offender Law Reformers Sue Websites That Post Personal Details, Demand Cash to Remove

    California Reform Sex Offender Laws (RSOL), which has been part of lawsuits against the County of Orange and Orange County cities over controversial laws that ban registered sex offenders from public parks, now has a new target. A lawsuit filed by RSOL in federal court Wednesday challenges websites ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Newport Beach Charity Helps Spinal Cord Injury Victims Walk Again

    Anthony Purcell lay on the sand, uncomfortably aware of the silence that surrounded him. He was wide awake, and well aware of the fact that he could not move a muscle. It was Feb. 6, 2010, and the 22-year-old had just taken a bad dive into a sandbar in South Beach, Florida, instantly compressing his ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 7, 2013

    Tet Festival

    Garden Grove Park

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Capistrano Terrace Mobilehome Park Residents Successfully Save Their Homes ... for $8.25 mil

    In these days of shady foreclosures, robo-bank calls for mortgage payments before your mortgage is due and other assorted example of Mitt Romney's pals trying to royally fuck with us just trying to make ends meet comes a bit of happy news. About 150 families in San Juan Capistrano banded together to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    [VIDEO:] Vegan Zombies Help Filipino Chamber Promote Green Fair (Just Go With It)

    The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County is dedicated to helping small and medium-sized businesses grow to their full potentials, and one way they will do that is by sponsoring the Aug. 22 "Conserve, Go Green, Be Healthy: The Winning Edge For Your Business" fair in Garden Grove.And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Costa Mesa Convention & Visitor Bureau: Marketing Business Stole $100,000 From Us!

    The folks at the Costa Mesa Convention & Visitor Bureau feel duped by a sneaky Irvine marketing business and want, if a court documents filed this week are any indication, painful financial revenge.According to a July 30 lawsuit, bureau officials claims they paid more than $100,000 in fraudulent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Adam Hunter: Giving Back And Giving Laughs

    ​FLOC (Future Leaders Of our Community) is an organization whose main focus is to get young professionals engaged with doing service work, philanthropic work, and volunteer work in the community. They act as a bridge builder to help young professionals get involved in non-profits and recognize tha ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 8, 2012

    North Orange County Heritage Festival

    Muckenthaler Cultural Center

  • Calendar

    December 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Bruxie's First Birthday Party for Charity Tomorrow

    Braised Beef Short Ribs, Crispy Blue Cheese Potatoes with Caramelized Onions, Horseradish and Chives​It's been a year since Old Towne Orange's beloved waffle restaurant Bruxie opened, and to celebrate, they're throwing a party for 400 guests tomorrow October 26. You know you've always wanted to g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Poor Muppet to Debut on Sesame Street

    ​Sesame Street announced that a new, "poverty-stricken Muppet" will talk about hunger struggles on Sesame Street. Named Muppet Lily, her family deals with "food insecurity,"  and will part of a prime-time special with country singer Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams Paisle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Orange County Rescue Mission Needs Donors to Dig Deeper This Summer

    ​The Orange County Rescue Mission is seeking $300,000 more in contributions because of a 25 percent increase in the number of people seeking assistance this summer.Last summer, the nonprofit says it served approximately 3,396 individuals. This summer, it's shot up to 4,476 souls seeking services.

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    A Fine Caterer Chef Molly Kruger Is

    ​A couple of months ago, I was asked to be a judge at some food contest or other sponsored by a nonprofit. Tell you the truth, I can't even remember the name of the nonprofit, or the theme of the contest. I do remember two things, however: that the new chef of 6ix Park Grill at the Irvine Hyatt (w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Long Beach Says Goodbye to Annual Celebrity-Studded Women's Conference

    ​The annual, superstar-studded women's conference that brought speakers like Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Diane Sawyer, Sandra Day O'Connor, Sarah McLachlan and Suze Orman to Long Beach, along with major tourism dollars, will not be back to the city this year.    It is uncerta ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2011

    Art of Haiti Opening Gala

    Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    FAIR-y Tales In the Immigration Debate

    Anti-immigrant think tanks are aiming their dubious statistics at the 14th Amendment

  • Calendar

    November 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Charlize Theron, Richard Branson and the Dalai Lama to Speak at UCI

    Charlize Theron founded an Africa outreach project. ​Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and His Holiness XIV Dalai Lama will take the stage at UCI as part of a speakers series on peace. Called the Living Peace Series, the moderated talks will b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    What Do You Get When You Mix Dodgeball and Homeless Kids?

    ​Since Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story hit movie theaters in 2004, the once forgotten childhood game has made a comeback.  In September, a dodgeball world record was set at UC Irvine. Perhaps hoping to steal some collegiate thunder, Cal State Fullerton is holding an event where dodgeballs wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    CEO of Charity Clinic Pays Himself with Taxpayer Cash, Report Alleges​The CEO of an LA-based non-profit that operates clinics in Anaheim and Stantion paid himself hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in taxpayer money that was intended to fund the clinics, according to a report posted on the website, which is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Gettin' Made: BAM Fest Tomorrow in Santa Monica

    Looking for something to do this weekend? How about an event that combines your love of booze, paintings and tunes? You're in luck--the first Beer, Art and Music Festival takes place tomorrow to bring you three great tastes that taste great together! ​ After the jump, details on ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Billy Kernkamp Plays at Summer Concert at South Coast Plaza Village

    Danielle Bacher/OC Weekly​Locals Only alumni Billy Kernkamp is performing at the South Coast Plaza Village for a Music For A Cure benefit. Folk singer-songwriter Barrett Johnson (performing with a full band), alternative rock group Melanoid, and R&B outfit Justin Grennan an ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2010

    Taste of Downtown

    East Village Arts District

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    James Hirsen, Fox's Anti-Hollywood Pundit, Indoctrinates Local Screenwriters Tonight

    ​OC Screen Writers Association, a nonprofit organization formed to help amateur and professional writers and filmmakers pool their talents to help one another, warns that the guest speaker for its first networking event tonight is "not buying the drinks."That's a shame because members may need ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Santa Ana Mayor-for-Life Miguel Pulido Uses Libreria Martinez Re-Opening to Babble about Himself

    Don Papi Pulido: A knight in his chessboard?​It's not uncommon for politicians to grandstand at any community event, but most of them make the token effort to relate their comments to the occasion at hand. That scenario happened again and again this Saturday, when secular saint Rueben Martinez re- ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 8, 2010

    Eddie Money

    Cerritos Center

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Assembly Panel Opposes Fairgrounds Sale

    Does Da Gov's stand on the fairgrounds sale help fat cats.​Facing a roomful of Orange County civic leaders wearing orange lapel buttons stating, "Derail the Sale," the California Assembly's Business and Professions Committee voted unanimously today to support a bill that would block the sale of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    [UPDATED:] New Year Shapes Up Eventfully for Octomom to loathe.​UPDATED WITH LINK TO VIDEO OF OCTOMOM DEFENDING HER FERTILITY DOCTOR.It's already shaping up to be an eventful new year for Nadya "Octomom" Suleman. The La Habra resident rang out 2009 by learning she'd been named the nation's least-desirable neighbor. By Monday morning, Octomom w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Got the Stuff to Be a Tableaux Vivant?

    ​Do you have a burning desire to be made up as a two-dimensional object so that strangers can ogle you while you stand motionless for several minutes, nightly for eight weeks?If so, the Pageant of the Masters wants you.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Ex-CHP Official Convicted of Trying to Have Sex With 13-Year-Old Girl

    Stephen Robert Deck​As the comments section to this post shows, at least one person did not believe longtime CHP official Stephen Robert Deck was guilty of trying to have sex with a 13-year-old girl he met online."You know, everyone makes mistakes," Teresa writes in her comment posted at 9:49 this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    TONIGHT: Joe Sib's one man show "California Calling" at The Boathouse in Costa Mesa

    ​If you ever hang around a group of aging punk rockers, you're ultimately going to get an earfull about the mayhem and magic of the glory days when legendary bands walked the earth and tore up the stage. Splice that in with a bag of comical life lessons, misadventures and a pinch of borderline&nbs ... More >>

  • Music

    October 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 28, 2009

    Gettin' Made: Maxin' and Relaxin'

    Ahhhhh, Monday morning. Settle back into your 9-5 cubicle job, grab a cup of tea, it's time to surf the internet!   FemininiTea by Herban Lifestyle​Did you know you can find herbal teas (that people make themselves!) on Etsy? Herban Lifestyle is one Etsy seller doing just that, providi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 5/25

    Film Screening: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* But Were Afraid to Ask, 8 p.m.Woody Allen's 1972 eccentric adaptation of the book that was under every teenager's bed and in every parent's dresser drawer takes a comical look at the science of love. Several quirky skits follow the boo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Welcome to the Poorhouse: Relief Agencies Need Relief

    A big hole is ripping through the safety net, according to the Orange County Funders Roundtable, a coalition of local foundations that today released results of a countywide study that found 58 percent of responding nonprofits are facing declining revenues in 2009 and more than 66 percent are seeing ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 11, 2008

    Downtown Dog Rescue

    Bark Victory! At Taco Beach Cantina

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    Ed McKie, 1958-2008

    The Weekly regrets to report that Ed McKie passed away in his sleep this past weekend from a heart attack. You may remember McKie from our July 31 cover story, "Metheds to His Madness," detailing McKie's struggle to open a nonprofit foundation in support of recovering addicts in downtown Santa Ana ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 28, 2008

    Earth Tones

    Green Threads Fashion Show

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2008

    Save Straight Marriages, Quash Queer Ones

    The funniest of articles appeared earlier this week in the Orange County Register: Christian churches are uniting to save marriage. At Eastside Christian Church in Fullerton, about 100 pastors gathered under the guise of the Orange County Marriage Education Initiative, which its website declares is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2008

    Down in the Dumps

    The LA City Attorney's office moved quickly to clarify the story that appeared in the print version of the Daily Journal, a legal newspaper, about a schizophrenic man who had been driven 40 miles from College Hospital in Costa Mesa and then mysteriously "dumped" near the Union Rescue Mission on skid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    Shitty business

    The folks over at Surfrider Foundation are always working to clean up the ocean water from pollutants that degrade the environment, and they aren't alone. The Weekly recently received an interesting email from Dave Bulleshat, a.k.a. the Poop Detective. His personal mission is to remind people why t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007

    To Do Tonight - 10/04

    8 MINUTE DATING, 8pm Single? In a rush? Then, 8minuteDating may be the thing for you. You’ll get straight to the point by having 8 one-on-one dates that are limited to 8 minutes each. This new twist on speed dating is being held tonight and tomorrow night at the OC Autoshow. Anaheim Convention Ce ... More >>

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