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Briefly In The News

March 31, 2011
  • Laguna Beach Mayor Toni Iseman joins Michael Beck, Vice President of Operations at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, to make home deliveries on behalf of Meals-on-Wheels at Mission Hospital.
Laguna Beach Mayor Toni Iseman joins Michael Beck, Vice… (Courtesy Jhovanna…)

Resident tapped to serve on UCI advisory board

Laguna Beach resident Lester Savit will serve on Paul Merage School of Business' Dean's Advisory Board at UC Irvine. The board serves as the school's primary advisory panel, providing perspective and counsel for academic and professional programs.

"I am pleased to be appointed to the Dean's Advisory Board," said Savit, an attorney. "The support of the university is crucial to the continued success of the Orange County business community and the development of tomorrow's business leaders. I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of this undertaking and welcome the challenges it may bring."

Savit is a partner with the law firm Jones Day, where he heads up the Intellectual Property Practice in Irvine.

In addition to serving on the board, he serves as chairman of the Merage School Corporate Partners Program Executive Steering Committee and is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University School of Law. He is also an arbitrator/mediator for the American Arbitration Assn. and a member of the National Panel of Patent Arbitrators.

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"Lester is a stellar example of the type of individual we seek to advise (us) on our MBA and executive programs and community outreach," Dean Andy Policano said in a statement. "Powerfully intellectual, he enhances the critical thinking we need to graduate exceptionally qualified business persons."

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Mayor helps Meals-on-Wheels

To celebrate Mayors for Meals 2011 on March 24, Mayor Toni Iseman joined Michael Beck, operations vice president at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, to make home deliveries on behalf of Meals-on-Wheels at Mission Hospital, according to a news release.

Mayor-for-Meals is a national observance of the Meals-on-Wheels Assn. of America and is part of the March-for-Meals annual national campaign to raise awareness of senior hunger and encourage action on a local level.

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Legion honors officers

The 25 American Legion Posts in Orange County lauded the Laguna Beach Police Department. Officer Jason Farris won first place for community service in District 29 and will compete in the legion's state competition. Officers George Ramos, Rod MacDonald and Paul Bixby received commendations for valor. Citizens on Patrol Ramona Lock and Vic Opincar received commendations of merit for years of volunteering.

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