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ARC San Diego

ARC San Diego has been 'providing services for people with disabilities and their families since 1951.'

And with that in mind a fundraising gala was held on March 20th, 2010 at the U.S. Grant Hotel. Themed the Jewels of San Diego, attendees enjoyed a live auction, sit down dinner and dancing to the Heroes.

Phyllis and John Parrish chaired the event. Others there included Lorraine Slack, Linda and Dan Masters, Cristull and Victor Hasson, Emma and Leo Zuckerman, Sandy Redman, her bank donated the extensive advertising blitz, the designer Jordan and David Masterjohn, Jeanne Jones and Don Breitenberg, Lee and Frank Goldberg, and Sally and John Thornton.


Please enjoy the photos by Ralph Starkweather

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Chairmen Phyllis and John Parrish

A Pretty Model



Don Breitenberg and Jeanne Jones ** Loraine Slack

The Party Scene including Don Breitenberg, David Masterjohn, Jeanne Jones and Jordan

Jeanne Jones and Jordan


Lee and Frank Goldberg with Peggy and Russell Stern

Emma Zuckerman ** Leo and Emma Zuckerman

Phyliss Parrish with Cristull Hasson

Reena Horowitz with John Thornton



To learn more about ARC-SD, please visit www.arc-sd.org


reported by Margo Schwab with the aid of photographer Ralph Starkweather

photoshopped by Scott Johnston and Ralph Starkweather


The Buzz

The Social Diary

would like to recognize

Max Gurney

for his recent prestigious award, the L'Ordre de Saint-Charles,

received from HSH Prince Albert II at the Monaco Palace.

(photo courtesy du Palais Monaco)

At Monaco's National Holiday on November 17th , 2009 Max Gurney was the only American receiving the promotion to Officer of the Saint-Charles Order by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco at the Prince's Palace in Monaco.

Max Gurney has been a resident of La Jolla since 1993, after having served Pan American World Airways for 45 years.

Max was based in Monaco by Pan Am and lived there for over 10 years and is presently representing the Principality of Monaco as an Honorary Consul. He is also an associate member of the San Diego Consular Corps.

Together with Tony Haymet, Director of Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO) in La Jolla, Max Gurney was able to successfully bring about the effective partnership of SIO and the Monaco Institute of Oceanography.

Albert II of Monaco formalized the cooperative agreement between the two Oceanographic Science Research facilities and was awarded the 2nd Revelle Prize on October  23 in La Jolla.


And on June 10th, Max Gurney will be celebrating his birthday at the Monaco Palace with good friends Lee Clark and Dr. Jerry Pikolysky and HSH Prince Albert II.




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* Margo Schwab, more formally known as Margaret E. Schwab, has produced, written, interviewed and photographed for various media organizations since 1989. Schwab attended Holton Arms School, La Jolla Country Day School and La Jolla High School. Schwab has a B.A. from Scripps College, spent a business internship with S.A.I.C., Science Applications International Corporation, and earned a Masters of Business degree, M.B.A., from the University of San Diego by way of Claremont Graduate School . Schwab additionally took college courses from Harvard University, and Syracuse University. Schwab volunteers for numerous charity organizations. She also continues to support animal organizations and the prevention of people and animal abuse. Schwab is the editor of The Social Diary.

Margo Schwab and Scott Johnston of The Social Diary are pleased to announce partnerships with the Arthritis Foundation of San Diego County, Country Friends, the San Diego American Heart Association, and the San Diego Humane Society.



San Diego's The Social Diary would like to say a special thank you to our advertisers.


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Dian Fossey Gorrilla Fund International

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Rancho Coastal Humane Society

Lisa Shapiro of Pure Barre La Jolla

Dr. Laurie Marker of The Cheetah Conservation Fund

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Jordan of Jordan Art Couture and Animal Fashions by Jordan

Lizz Russell of The Lizz Russell Collection

Gary Parker of WineSellar & Brasserie

Owner and Chef Pasquale of Cafe Milano

Kevin Smith of Extreme Pizza in La Jolla

Jeremiah Sullivan of Neptunic Sharksuits

Drs. Sue and John Morizi of The Animal Hospital of La Jolla

Eugene Ladopoulos of Mistra Estates Olive Oil



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Breed: Shar Pei/Catahoula Leopard (mix)
Color: Blonde
Weight: 35 lbs
Age: 6 months
Sex: Male
Identification number: 40647

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Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
Color: Red
Age: 2 years
Sex: Female
Identification Number: 40976

Meena came to the San Diego Humane Society with a broken leg, after being hit by a car.  Playful, engaging and affectionate, even with only three legs, she’s always thrilled to take walks and get exercise. Meena is also happy to snuggle by the side of a companion after a long day. She is social and enjoys interacting with other dogs as well.

Meena will do well in a variety of homes, but an adults-only home is recommended.

(Above and Below)

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Sex:  Male, Female
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Identification number: Henry: 35718, 35716

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As a result of their contributions to our organization, our 2009 Arthritis Walk event revenue increased by 50%!! I am very much looking forward to our continued partnership.'

- Andrea Muir, Development Director, Arthritis Foundation




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