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Tatiana and Jonathan Shiff Tatiana and Jonathan Shiff 
LE JAZZ HOT: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego patrons delighted in a de-lovely evening at “Monte Carlo Meets the Roaring Twenties,” chaired by Gary Koerper and Tiffany Archer. The Jazz Age fun included dinner and dancing in the museum’s “Cotton Club,” casino gambling and decked-out flappers and dappers Paul and Stacy Jacobs, George and Eileen Haligowski, Steve and Teri Penhall, Mary and Jim Berglund, David Copley and Audrey Geisel strolling the dazzlingly transformed museum grounds.
Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk

A SHORE THING: Taste at the Cove, San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation’s signature event, featured a stunning La Jolla Cove setting, gourmet food from the area’s top restaurants and a New York–style fashion show. This year’s honorees were skateboarding legend Tony Hawk and physical therapist Ed Ayub. Also in attendance: Shaun White, Bill Walton, Drew Brees, Donnie Edwards, LaDainian Tomlinson and basketball coaching great Jerry Tarkanian.

 
 

Chris Strickland, Frank Fiction
ROCK THE VOTE: 12,000 ballots were tallied to select winners of the 15th annual San Diego Music Awards, which featured performances by superstar Jason Mraz and other nominated local talent who rocked Humphrey’s by the Bay. Among the evening’s winners: Tristan Prettyman, Eve Selis, Ryan Ferguson, Anya Marina and Steve Poltz & the Rugburns.
 Gayle Wilson, Craig Noel, Pete Wilson
Gayle Wilson, Craig Noel, Pete Wilson
’ROUND THE GLOBE: Guests of the Old Globe’s annual black-tie gala in Balboa Park enjoyed an elegant repast following a special performance by Broadway legend and honorary cochair Chita Rivera and starlit dancing to the Wayne Foster Orchestra. Todd Figi, Tony Thornley, Harry Cooper, Conrad Prebys, Harvey White and Don Cohn cochaired. Old Globe founding director Craig Noel celebrated his 90th birthday during the Globe’s 70th anniversary season.
Joyce Cameron
Joyce Cameron  
 A RURAL JEWEL: The Country Friends celebrated a half-century of its annual fashion show (the largest of its kind in the country) and the accompanying Luncheon on the Lawn, staged at the pastoral Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Chaired by Jeanne Lucia, the “Art of Fashion” fund-raiser benefited the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation.
Lisa Slagter, Maurice Maid
Lisa Slagter, Maurice Maid  
 

NOT JUST HORSEPLAY: The Young Professionals Committee of San Diego celebrated closing day of the racing season at Del Mar with its ninth annual Party in the Paddock and pre-party on the sixth floor’s Il Palio. The evening’s festivities raised $40,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County. Ponying up support: Jeff Jacobs, Frank Arrington, Amanda Woodcock, James and Lauren Brennan, Garr Stevenson, Tony and Nancy McCune and Dion Rich.

Samantha and Joshua Beeson
Samantha and Joshua Beeson  
 

IN A FAMILY WAY: Family Health Centers of San Diego hosted its ninth annual KidCare Pediatric Benefit at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla, featuring an eclectic offering of gourmet food stations set up by local restaurants, live(ly) and silent auctions and jazz by the Peter Sprague Quartet. San Diego Magazine editor-in-chief Tom Blair served as emcee and auctioneer. Patrons included Kris and Jim McMillan, City Councilman Scott Peters, Terry Arnett, Kevin Barrie, Sally Bowen, Leslie Bruce, Carol Johns, Kiernan Vaccaro and Fran Butler-Cohen.

Donnie Edwards
Donnie Edwards
THE WAITING GAME: LaDainian Tomlinson, Drew Brees and some 20 other Chargers—past and present—traded their uniforms for aprons for the “Jump for Life” celebrity waiter dinner at Jeffrey Strauss’ Pamplemousse Grille. The event, hosted by Donnie Edwards, sacked $170,000 for an after-school program that encourages kids to make healthy choices. Former Chargers Willie Buchanon and Hank Bauer auctioned off memorabilia that included a signed photo of Muhammed Ali (which netted $6,000), an autographed Marcus Allen football and a Tiger Woods–signed pin flag. Billy Ray Smith emceed.
Oscar Monge, Adrian Arancibia, Juan Coronado
Oscar Monge, Adrian Arancibia, Juan Coronado  
 

THAT’S THE SPIRIT: Tamales, mariachi music and a spoken-word poetry performance by renowned poet Adrian Arancibia highlighted the Family Health Centers of San Diego’s Spirit of the Barrio luncheon, a celebration of Mexican Independence Day at the Logan Heights Family Health Center. In attendance: assistant sheriffs Bill Gore and Paula Robinson, Isabel Valdez, city councilmember and mayoral hopeful Donna Frye and District 8 council candidates Ben Hueso and Remy Bermudez.

  The Seau Foundation's Bette Hoffman, Charger DeQuincy Scott
C.S. Keys hands out phone cards to Katrina victims
C.S. Keys hands out phone cards to Katrina victims  
KATRINA RELIEF: When Chargers teammates and Louisiana natives Mike Scifres, DeQuincy Scott and Jerry Wilson approached the Junior Seau Foundation to host a party for Hurricane Katrina refugees, Junior Seau offered up his restaurant for the event, which began as a simple get-together for 85 evacuees (planned in less than 24 hours by the board) and quickly morphed into a giveaway spree, thanks to the generosity of community members. Donations included housing at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, courtesy of Doug Manchester; food provided by Tommy Battaglia; transportation underwritten by Anita Crandall of Nordstrom; and cash donations from Nordstrom employees. Chuck Hansen of Viejas supplied gifts for goodie bags; Ken Ramirez of Coca-Cola provided Coke and water for the party and for survivors during their stay in temporary housing; Quentin Anderson of Dream Homes California donated Chargers tickets, auctioned off by Billy Ray Smith . . . Fox TV sportscaster C.S. Keys and C Global Distributors handed out USA Patriot phone cards to help Katrina-affected families stay connected.
 Barbara Jamerson
Barbara Jamerson
 

MORE AID: Park Manor Suites hosted a concert and rooftop party, raising $9,000 for the Tulane University Adolescent Drop-in Center. In tribute to New Orleans’ indefatigable spirit and to the delight of guests, Sue Palmer & the Motel Swing Band performed, in addition to Kenny Ard & Etouffe and a host of outstanding local talent that included Andy Anderson and Nathan Fry, Carol Curtis, Coral Thuett, Gayle St. Gregory and Tommy Gannon, Janet Hammer and J.R. Betts, Karen Giorgio, Ria Carey and Don L.

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