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By Cindy Frazier | September 18, 2009
Fashion designer Shereen Loth had a big job on her hands in creating more than 40 costumes, most of them individually tailored, for the performers in the Final Big Splash. Loth, who runs a small clothing manufacturing facility in a former dance studio in Laguna Beach, worked closely with Splash creator Ken Jillson to design and sew costumes that range from silky showgirl outfits to colorful clownwear. One of the acts, a Michael Jackson tribute, is all in black and white. The performers wear outfits that are white on one side and black on the other, while they sing Jackson?
NEWS
January 2, 2004
Suzie Harrison They were gorgeous with perfect, tall, lean bodies, beautiful hair and makeup, wearing the most glamorous couture -- they were dream girls. One had to wonder if these women were too good to be true. Waiting for the three beauties to make their entrance on stage, the crowd was filled with anticipation. It was time, the house lights dimmed and before a single sequin could be seen, the announcer encapsulated the magic of the show in one sentence.
FEATURES
December 16, 2005
Laguna Relief and Resource Center seeks donors to buy gifts for low-income local families.The Laguna Relief and Resource Center still has low-income families who need to be adopted for holiday giving. This program pairs up a needy family with groups or families in our community who make up a gift box according to the families needs and wishes. The gift boxes are delivered to the families before Christmas or to the Resource Center for distribution. Much of the income of the families goes toward rent and necessities, leaving very little for toys and treats, spokewoman Marsha Bode said.
NEWS
December 24, 2004
The Coastline Pilot has intercepted some letters from students in Mary Blanton's third--grade class at El Morro Elementary School before they were sent off to Santa. Dear Santa, Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas! I think that my mom would like a really nice pair of earrings because she cares for me. She also gives me food so I won't starve. I think my dad would like a mini iPod because my dad does so much with the house and he should just have some time with himself with some music and entertainment.
NEWS
December 13, 2002
OUR LAGUNA Help! When was the first Hospitality Night held in Laguna Beach? Who organized it? We couldn't find anyone in the crowd for the 2002 Hospitality Night who could answer those questions. City Manager Ken Frank, who almost always has the answers, said, "It's been going on at least 20 years." He knew that because he has been employed by the City Council for 20 years. Police Chief James Spreine's best guess was "a long time." Laguna Niguel Police Chief Linda Spreine, who was a sergeant in the Laguna Beach department before she married the chief, didn't know.
NEWS
October 25, 2002
Barbara Diamond Halloween is one of the busiest times of the year at Tippecanoe's, a vintage clothing store. "We get customers right up to closing," said Chazz Wergeles, co-owner with Barbie Hawk of the store. "Sometimes we are here until 8 or 9 p.m. It can get frantic." Wergeles hires extra staff for Halloween customers who come in right up to party time. "The girls get them dressed from head to toe," Wergeles said. "They choose wigs, dresses, jewelry and accessories, even cigarette holders."
NEWS
May 26, 2006
Memorial Day is the traditional kickoff to summer, and there is plenty around town to do before the crowds start overflowing and the traffic backs up beyond reason. The Exchange Club's Annual Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast at Heisler Park is the highlight start to the season. For decades, locals have come out to watch the Laguna Beach Firefighters flippin' flapjacks. The event is sponsored by Las Brisas and the Jolly Roger. Proceeds from the Memorial Day Breakfast benefit the Exchange Club's Child Abuse Prevention Programs and local youth groups.
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By Candice Baker | June 8, 2007
The rivalry at this year's Hurley Walk the Walk high school fashion show competition took a more intense turn, with new schools entering the fray. Laguna Beach High School's slip-and-slide show finale was met with raucous cheers, but it wasn't enough to take top honors from first-timer San Clemente High School. The school won $20,000 for its art and music departments. Held Tuesday night at Hurley's headquarters in Costa Mesa, the second Walk the Walk attracted about 1,500 teens, who came to see their schools compete.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2009
Weingartner featured at Artist Eye Artist Eye Laguna Gallery is featuring paintings by Laguna Hills artist Al Weingartner through October. The gallery will host a reception for Weingartner from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 17. Weingartner began painting while living in Europe on international assignments for more than three decades. Traveling extensively, his sources of inspiration included English landscapes, the Cotswolds, rainy streets of London, Provence, the French Riviera, Paris, Italy?
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By Cindy Frazier | September 18, 2009
Fashion designer Shereen Loth had a big job on her hands in creating more than 40 costumes, most of them individually tailored, for the performers in the Final Big Splash. Loth, who runs a small clothing manufacturing facility in a former dance studio in Laguna Beach, worked closely with Splash creator Ken Jillson to design and sew costumes that range from silky showgirl outfits to colorful clownwear. One of the acts, a Michael Jackson tribute, is all in black and white. The performers wear outfits that are white on one side and black on the other, while they sing Jackson?
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