If you drove Jamboree Road this weekend, you would have been overwhelmed by a mysterious new roadside planting through East Bluff: dozens of 3-foot-by-5-foot American flags flapping on 8-foot-tall poles – seemingly an out-of-season Memorial Day or Veterans Day tribute. Which it was.
If you’d followed the flags, you’d have driven into the Palisades Tennis Club, where members pulled together a tournament to memorialize SEAL Team 6 veteran Stephen “Matt” Mills. He was one of 30 U.S. troops killed Aug. 6 in Afghanistan when their helicopter was shot down. Mills left a wife, Keri, and a son, Cash. Keri’s mother, Cindi Gore, and her grandparents, Don and Connie Murphy, are longtime club members. Read the rest of this entry
More than 100 people attended the 26th annual Newport Beach Lifeguards’ Blood Drive Wednesday at the Newport Pier.
Jennifer Schulz, spokeswoman for the Newport Beach Fire Department, said that 80 units of blood were collected and that the event had “a great turnout.”
Blood collected from the drive is used daily to treat patients undergoing surgery, those with cancer, burn patients, auto accident patients and many more. Blood donations cannot be stockpiled, with the shelf life ranging from a few hours for some cells to 42 days for others. Blood donations must be made on a regular basis in order to maintain an adequate supply in the community