The Los Angeles-based clothing brand Tracks opened its third US store in Fashion Island.
The Newport Beach window joins the flagship opened in New York, San Francisco, London and Paris. The company said it will continue to expand this year.
The company launched in 2008 with just one hat style in its lineup and has since expanded into women’s and men’s apparel. Prior to opening its own stores, the Rails line was sold (and still is) at numerous retailers across the country.
The mall just a mile from the ocean recently hosted ThirdLove, a San Francisco-based lingerie company that opened its first physical store on Fashion Island.
Amtrak discounts available for midweek travel
Discounts are available for travelers wishing to escape aboard the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner.
The rail system is offering savings on midweek travel until June 29. Passengers traveling between Monday and Thursday can purchase a full-fare adult ticket and book up to three companions on the same booking at half price.
You will need the promotional code V308 when purchasing the first adult ticket. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 800-USA-RAIL or by visiting a staffed station.
1 day advance purchase required.
The Pacific Surfliner travels between San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.
For more details, visit pacificsurfliner.com/save
Orange County Community Foundation appointed tax attorney Colleen Barney as director of philanthropic partnerships. The OCCF is working toward a goal of $1 billion in cumulative grants by 2024. Barney will be responsible for leading the OCCF’s philanthropic partnerships. She brings nearly 30 years of experience as a tax attorney, most recently as a founding principal of Albrecht & Barney Law Corp., an estate tax planning firm in Irvine where she has spent the past 15 years in as managing partner of the firm.
Thomas N. Wangresearcher and author, was appointed medical director of the Hoag Melanoma/Advanced Skin Cancer Program at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach. He comes to Hoag after 15 years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he was Professor of Surgery at the UAB School of Medicine and Chief of Surgical Oncology at Birmingham VA Medical Center.
Matthew Grimes is the new senior vice president of the Santa Ana-based company California bench. He will be responsible for leading the bank’s efforts in asset-based lending. Grimes has 25 years of direct lending experience and has held senior positions at Eclipse Business Capital, Ares Management and First Capital Corp.
Hannah Pasternak was promoted to Director of Clinical Services at Transitional living center for women of Fullerton. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the Clinical Services Department, including supervising four associate clinical social workers, scheduling WTLC senior level placements, and working with the Director of Programs to improve systems and services for trauma survivors. .
Elizabeth Eastin was appointed Director of Development at Laura’s house, a nonprofit organization providing domestic violence-related services in Aliso Viejo and Garden Grove. She will provide strategic oversight, helping Laura’s House expand and diversify its donor base, increasing individual and institutional support.
Marie H. DePasquale, chairman of the Mesa Water Board of Directors, will serve on the Association of California Water Agencies Region 10 Board of Directors. Since 2018, DePasquale has been a member of ACWA’s Communications Committee, including on the development of a statewide public education campaign regarding the importance and benefits of investing in water infrastructure. and new water supplies for California. She will serve a two-year term as a board member, representing members from Orange County and San Diego.
Three Orange County business leaders have joined the Board of Directors of KidWorks. pat merrel of Corona del Mar is co-founder and president of PTS Marketing Group in Santa Ana; Willie Du of Irvine is head of research and development at Edwards Lifesciences; Emilie Mandrup de Santa Ana is the founder of ECM Management, a land development consulting firm. Santa Ana-based KidWorks provides academic, personal development, and leadership programs for children and teens in underserved communities.
Orange County Community Foundation hosted the fourth annual Love Is Giving Day on February 9, raising $133,082 for eight nonprofits. Participating nonprofits included Crittenton Services; Laura’s house; Orange County LGBTQ Center; OC pride; Planned Parenthood – Orange and San Bernardino Counties, Inc.; The Priority Center; UCI law; and Women’s Transitional Living Center, Inc., which specifically focuses on the areas of mental health support, domestic violence prevention, and LGBTQ+ advocacy.
Mitsubishi Electric based in Cypress donated $75,000 to Rotary Club of Kona, Daniel R. Sayre Foundation and Big Island Junior Golf Association as part of the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at the Hualalai PGA Tournament.
beyond blindness received a $50,000 scholarship from Marconi Automobile Museum and Children’s Foundation. The donation will help the organization fund its early intervention, education + enrichment, and family support programs. The Marconi Automotive Museum & Foundation is a Tustin-based non-profit organization founded by Dick and John Marconi. The organization’s mission is to help educate at-risk children in OC. Founder Dick Marconi lost sight in one eye at the age of 12. This loss of sight did not prevent him from realizing his dream of becoming a racing driver, artist and painter. Beyond Blindness provides services for children with visual impairments and other disabilities.
National City Bank recently donated $10,000 to the Los Alamitos Education Foundation to support its Los A1 Kids campaign and royal gala.
Irvine resident Frederick P. White, 47, was reappointed to the board of the California Housing Finance Agency, where he has served since 2021. He is the housing finance manager for the Los Angeles Office of City Homelessness Initiatives since 2019. This position requires Senate confirmation; the allowance is $100 per day. White is a Democrat.
Cedric Rutland, 40, a Lake Forest resident, has been appointed to the Health Workforce Education and Training Council. He has been a Pulmonary Critical Care Physician and Consultant and Managing Director of Rutland Medical Group, West Coast Lung since 2019. This position does not require Senate confirmation and remuneration is $25 per day. Rutland is a Democrat.
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