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Dea and Osborn Hursten

Troopers

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of San Diego County hosted the 41st Women of Dedication luncheon, “An Army of Angels,” at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Jan Fitzpatrick was event chair. Master of ceremonies Bill Griffith of KGTV 10News recognized this year’s honorees: Ann Boyd, Anne Brown, Connie Conard, Berneice Copeland, Katie Engler, Dea Hurston, Sue Kalish, Windie Knoth, Jeanne Hancock Larson, Linda Marteeny, Delores Mc-Neely, Cindy Peterson, Sharon Stein, Pattie Wellborn and Jane Wilson.
Jeffrey and Sheila Lipinsky
Jeffrey and Sheila Lipinsky 

Aztec Pride

San Diego State University presented distinguished alumni with the 2006 Monty Award at a ceremony at Cox Arena. Hosted by Tom Blair and featuring special guest Art Linkletter, the black-tie event honored Clare Crane, Art Fleming, Rhonda Welch-Scalco, Douglas Fronius, Sheila Lipinsky, Jack Williams, Tim Day, Gregory Bear and Alexis and Ron Fowler. SDSU president Stephen Weber and wife Susan Keim Weber
Ron Roberts, Brenda Marsh-Rebelo
Ron Roberts, Brenda Marsh-Rebelo 

Cake Walk

The San Diego Museum of Art celebrated its 80th birthday with a cake ceremony and reception attended by patrons including SDMA executive director Derrick Cartwright, Mayor Jerry Sanders, Tijuana Mayor Jorge Hank Rhon, Toni Atkins, Jerry Horton and Alan Johnson (son of William Templeton Johnson, architect of the museum’s original building).
Kim and Barbara Doren, Dan and LaJuan Fenn
Kim and Barbara Doren, Dan and LaJuan Fenn 

Ciao, Bella

Italian-inspired décor and entertainment transported guests of “Brava! The Fourth Annual Renaissance Ball” to Milan’s famed La Scala opera house. Benefiting Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital, the event was held at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine and chaired by Karen Gabsch. Honorary chair Darlene Shiley made the surprise announcement that she and husband Donald would match event proceeds of $227,000, boosting the grand total to $454,000, and give an additional $1 million to the Scripps Clinic Division of Cardiology. Guests included June and Neil Ash, Patty and Rick Back, Stella and Mike Banish, Cheri and John Engle, Barbara and Terry Gooding, Jean Hahn Hardy and John Hardy, and Burl and Bill Mackenzie.
Cyndi Goodman, Harle Montgomery
Cyndi Goodman, Harle Montgomery 

Curtain Call

La Jolla Playhouse’s Center Stage Club hosted its annual membership luncheon at the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Center, welcoming 22 new members, including Mary Lou Fox, Rosemary Logan Rodger, Barbara Lubin, Beth Jacobsen and Carol Sabatini. Artistic director Des McAnuff introduced the Playhouse’s 2006 season to the 70-plus guests. Among them were Gail Ebner, Esther Nahama, Lael Kovtun, Dea Hurston, Cindy Goodman, Susan Ulevitch and Margaret Acampora.
Reggie Jackson, Jay Leno
Reggie Jackson, Jay Leno 

Flight of Fancy

The San Diego Air & Space Museum and the Institute of the Americas presented “The Spirit of Goodwill” gala in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the goodwill flight of the Ecuador III. Jay Leno hosted the event, held in the museum’s Pavilion of Flight. Guests, including Pam Slater-Price and husband Herschel, Nancy and Bill Lennartz, and Melissa and John Bolthouse were joined by honorary chair Sally B. Thornton and honorary cochairs Reggie Jackson; Louis Gallego, ambassador from Ecuador; Linda Jewell, U.S. ambassador to Ecuador; Peter Diamandis; Erik Lindbergh and Anne Evans.
Mike Ham, Amanda Woodcock
Mike Ham, Amanda Woodcock 

Night is Young

The San Diego Young Professionals Committee hosted a “Moonlight & Mingling” cocktail hour at Stingaree to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego. Among guests sipping YPC signature cocktails atop downtown’s hot new nightclub were Paul Palmer, Rick Valencia, Amanda Woodcock, James Brennan, Sheri Liebert, Jack Berkman, Nancy and Tony McCune, Rick Sterger, Martin Grunburg, Jean Walcher, Cassie Piercey and Doug Kurtz.
Richard Hart, Michael Van Daele, Derick Lowe
Richard Hart, Michael Van Daele, Derick Lowe 
 

North Country

More than 600 business and civic leaders attended the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce’s annual installation and awards dinner, “Orchestrating Business,” at the Four Seasons Resort Aviara. Michael “Mick” Pattinson was named Businessperson of the Year; Troy Mills, Tim Wrisley and David and Susan Danglard received Entrepreneur of the Year honors. Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Richard Heckmann and Judi Missett; Julie Baker and Gary Hill received the Community Leadership Award.
Lew Klein, Andy Ratner  

Peace, Please

The National Conflict Resolution Center held its 18th annual Peacemaker Awards dinner and ceremony at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Houston Mayor Bill White and Judge Robert Eckels were honored with the National Peacemaker Award for their role in helping to aid and shelter Hurricane Katrina evacuees. Travis Stocking of the Overcoming Gangs program and “Lost Boys of Sudan” Alephonsion Deng, Benson Deng and Benjamin Ajak received the San Diego Peacemaker Award. Among the 600-plus guests were Roberta and Malin Burnham, Chris Van Gorder, Cary and Bob Svet, Dan Yankelovich and Barbara Lee, Joyce Axelrod and Joe Fisch, Dale and Mark Steele, Liz and Mark Leslie, Harel Montgomery, Tara and Steve Dinkin, and Bobbie and Jon Gilbert.
Junior Seau
Junior Seau 

Say Wow

The Junior Seau Foundation hosted the “Legends” party at Seau’s: The Restaurant to kick off its three-day Celebrity Golf Classic. Bobby Ross, the coach who took the San Diego Chargers to Super Bowl XXIX, was honored as the 2006 Legend of the Year. Among the NFL stars and VIPs joining Junior Seau at the various weekend events were Tony Hawk, Ronnie Lott, Warren Moon, Stan Humphries, Leeann Tweeden, Sergio Mora, Marcus Allen, Ted Hendricks, John Lynch, Eric Dickerson, Ted Roth, Richard Roundtree, Misha DiBono, Deacon Jones and Lorenzo Neal.
Danielle Litke, Ryan Seacrest
Danielle Litke, Ryan Seacrest 
 

Spanish Rose

More than 550 guests, including emcees Larry King and Ryan Seacrest, host of American Idol, enjoyed a noche in Spain at the Kids Korps USA “Viva Espana!” gala at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Flamenco dancers entertained patrons, who included Kids Korps founders Joani Wafer and Dawn Lehman, National Leadership Award honorees Cheri Myron and Joanne and David Wolf, gala chairs Connie and Bill McNally and committee chairs Marian Benassi, Stephanie Kourie and Tiffany Mahoney. A guitar signed by members of the Rolling Stones netted $40,000 at the evening’s auction. (Photographs by Paul Savage).
Jackie Mitchell, Jeffreann Melillo
Jackie Mitchell, Jeffreann Melillo 

To Your Health

La Maestra Community Health Center launched a $10 million capital campaign for construction of a health and well-being facility in the heart of City Heights with a streetside ceremony attended by business and civic leaders including San Diego Councilmember Toni Atkins, Tom Gammiere, Vicki Penland, Stephen Escoboza, Gayle Hom, Sal Mendoza, Myrna Wosk, Pat Tomanayan, Bill Littlejohn and Carol Le Beau of KGTV 10News.
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