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Biz News: Owner of Newport Dunes looking for nominations for acts of kindness

Biz News: Owner of Newport Dunes looking for nominations for acts of kindness
The owner of the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, pictured, is celebrating its 60th anniversary and looking for people to help as part of a kindness campaign. (File Photo)

Goldrich Kest, owner of the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort in Newport Beach, is celebrating the company's 60th anniversary with a 60 Acts of Kindness mission and is seeking nominations for people it can help.

"Goldrich Kest was built on recognizing and fulfilling the needs of a wide spectrum of people, and philanthropy has been a bedrock of our 60-year history," company President Carole Glodney said in a statement. "Since we launched our 60 Acts campaign, we have helped a great number of folks from different backgrounds, including a former homeless man who needed a new computer so he could continue directing L.A.'s poorest people to resources that could help them, and a young boy with cancer whose wish was for his family to visit Legoland before he starts chemotherapy."

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To submit a nomination, send a one-page description to 60acts@frankgroffinc.com.

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Jimenez started at the resort as a line cook in 1990. He received his culinary education in Mexico City.

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The name is from a genus of trees. Entrees range from $16.50 to $43.50, with desserts around $9.50.

For more information, visit oleanewportbeach.com.

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