Biz News: Laguna Beach coin shop sells rare silver dollar for over $1 million

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A Laguna Beach coin shop recently sold a rare silver dollar for more than $1 million, according to a news release

Tangible Investments said the 1802 coin is one of only four of its type known to exist. It was minted as a special presentation.

“This beautiful coin is really the stuff of numismatic legend,” Silvano DiGenova, president of Tangible Investments, said in a statement.


The coin’s previous owners include David Quella, a World War II veteran and coin dealer, and Capt. John Haseltine, a Civil War veteran.

Mike Bonham, vice president of Tangible Investments, brokered the deal.

Vans HQ gets LEED certification

The Vans corporate headquarters in Costa Mesa has received the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Platinum Certification, the highest standard for sustainable buildings in the world, according to a news release.

The building at 1588 South Coast Drive has a carport solar array with more than 4,000 panels that provide nearly half the building’s energy needs.

It also features various energy and water efficiency measures.

Newport lawyer receives O.C. Bar Assn.’s highest honor

The Orange County Bar Assn. presented Newport Beach lawyer Julie McCoy with the Franklin G. West Award at its Judges’ Night and annual meeting last week in Irvine.

The award is the highest honor given by the association, according to a news release.

McCoy has been practicing law for more than 35 years, first with nationally recognized firms and then as a solo practitioner in Newport Beach. She was the OCBA’s president in 2006, and in 2012 co-founded and chaired its Masters Division, which has nearly 1,000 members who have practiced law for 25 years or more.

She also was president of the Federal Bar Assn. of Orange County and a board member of the Orange County chapter of the Assn. of Business Trial Lawyers. She also was a lawyer representative to the 9th Circuit Judicial Council.

McCoy received the Public Law Center’s Attorney of the Year award in 2013 for her representation of immigrant victims of crime and immigrants fleeing persecution in their home countries. Also that year, she received the California State Bar’s President’s Pro Bono Service Award for her work in providing legal services to low-income clients.

Apart from legal services, McCoy volunteered for local women’s shelter Human Options and is a pilot for Liga International and the Flying Doctors of Mercy, a charitable organization that provides free medical and dental care to remote, impoverished regions of Mexico.

Before establishing her solo practice in 2003, McCoy was a partner at Newport Beach-based law firm Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth.

New general manager named for Orange County Market Place

Adela Generally has been named general manager of the Orange County Market Place, the weekend swap meet at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

The announcement was made Monday by Spectra, the Market Place’s operator.

Generally most recently served eight years as an assistant general manager with Spectra Food Services and Hospitality at the Orange County fairgrounds.

Previously she was an event coordinator and house manager with the Gillioz Theatre in Missouri.

“Adela has been a longstanding employee of Spectra and really shown great initiative and creativity in her position with the OC Fair & Event Center,” Tony Hendryx, regional vice president of Spectra Food Services and Hospitality, said in a statement. “We look forward to the fresh ideas and leadership she will bring to the Orange County Market Place.”

Hoag named among top hospitals in heart care and obstetrics

Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach has been named one of America’s best hospitals for heart care and obstetrics by the 2018 Women’s Choice Awards, according to a news release.

This is the fifth consecutive year Hoag has received awards in those categories.

The hospital said the awards signify that Hoag is in the top 9% of 4,812 U.S. hospitals offering heart care services and in the top 17% of 2,720 U.S. hospitals offering obstetrics.

Children’s furniture store coming to SOCO

Cilek Kids’ Room, a children’s furniture and accessories company, plans to open a showroom in Costa Mesa with an event from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 10.

The store will be in South Coast Collection at 3315 Hyland Ave. It replaces the Granola Babies store.

The event will feature free food, a balloon artist, games, singing and more.

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