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September 25, 1988 | Pat H. Broeske
It's been hailed as one of the great B films. With its grim story of a guy whose life takes a deadly turn, when he chances to meet a bad-to-the-bone dame, the 1946 "Detour" is also a classic exercise in film noir . And now, Tom Neal Jr.--whose father starred in the original--is going to star in the "Detour" remake. (In the case of Neal Sr.
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February 17, 2002 | Ann Conway; Patt Diroll
Art for AIDS With Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson as featured guests, AIDS Services Foundation Orange County and the Laguna Art Museum presented its first joint benefit event, "Art for Aids, A Tribute to Rock Hudson." The two-tiered benefit included a $2,500-per-plate sit-down dinner for 40 guests in a private home and a $125-per-ticket supper and live auction for hundreds at the museum. The event netted $200,000, to be divided equally between the museum and AIDS foundation.
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February 17, 2002 | Ann Conway; Patt Diroll
Art for AIDS With Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson as featured guests, AIDS Services Foundation Orange County and the Laguna Art Museum presented its first joint benefit event, "Art for Aids, A Tribute to Rock Hudson." The two-tiered benefit included a $2,500-per-plate sit-down dinner for 40 guests in a private home and a $125-per-ticket supper and live auction for hundreds at the museum. The event netted $200,000, to be divided equally between the museum and AIDS foundation.
NEWS
October 27, 1996 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 240-seat grandstand has been removed. The huge painted backdrop of a '50s-vintage high school has been dismantled. The cast has disbanded. And the Aquanettes--a one-woman, five-men-in-drag team of synchronized swimmers--are in dry dock. Like Cinderella's bejeweled coach that turns back into a pumpkin at midnight, Al Roberts and Ken Jillson's Laguna Beach backyard is back to normal.
NEWS
October 20, 1996 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 240-seat grandstand has been removed. The huge painted backdrop of a '50s-vintage high school has been dismantled. The cast has disbanded. And the Aquanettes--a one-woman, five-men-in-drag team of synchronized swimmers--are in dry dock. Like Cinderella's bejeweled coach that turns back into a pumpkin at midnight, Al Roberts and Ken Jillson's Laguna Beach backyard is back to normal.
NEWS
October 27, 1996 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 240-seat grandstand has been removed. The huge painted backdrop of a '50s-vintage high school has been dismantled. The cast has disbanded. And the Aquanettes--a one-woman, five-men-in-drag team of synchronized swimmers--are in dry dock. Like Cinderella's bejeweled coach that turns back into a pumpkin at midnight, Al Roberts and Ken Jillson's Laguna Beach backyard is back to normal.
HOME & GARDEN
March 24, 2005
LILI SINGER's "Callas to Have and to Hold" [March 17] compelled me to begin a stand of white callas. But her assertion that South African varieties do best in Southern California may mislead readers into believing that the U.S. has no arum lilies of its own. Many Angelenos from colder climes can recall the joy of seeing native arums poking purple spathes through the slush as harbingers of spring. The bright leaves that follow, are among the year's earliest beauties. The name Chicago is said to be derived from a Native American name for the plant, and naturalists have studied the heat-generating mechanism that allows a member of an otherwise semitropical family to thrive in Windy City parks.
NEWS
June 17, 1997 | KATHRYN BOLD
The Event: Round-Up for Life III, a boot-stompin' hoedown featuring a barbecue, country dancing and arcade games to benefit the AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County. The gala took place Saturday amid haystacks and barnyard animals at the Orange County Fairgrounds' Centennial Farm. Down on the Farm: More than 500 city slickers in blue jeans, boots and cowboy hats moseyed around the farm, bidding on auction items and trying their hands at arcade games.
NEWS
September 14, 1999
The event: The 14th annual Big Splash, an all-wet, all-volunteer musical spoof featuring lip-syncing and "un-synchronized" swimming to benefit the AIDS Services Foundation Orange County. The show took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in the backyard pool of the Laguna Beach home of ASF board members Al Roberts and Ken Jillson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1996 | LESLIE EARNEST
AIDS Services Foundation/Orange County has received a $42,500 donation from the estate of actress and entertainer Martha Raye, according to the Irvine-based service organization. The money will be used to provide direct services to Orange County residents with AIDS, officials said. Raye, who died in 1994, left much of her estate to charitable organizations throughout the country, officials said.
NEWS
October 20, 1996 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 240-seat grandstand has been removed. The huge painted backdrop of a '50s-vintage high school has been dismantled. The cast has disbanded. And the Aquanettes--a one-woman, five-men-in-drag team of synchronized swimmers--are in dry dock. Like Cinderella's bejeweled coach that turns back into a pumpkin at midnight, Al Roberts and Ken Jillson's Laguna Beach backyard is back to normal.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 1988 | Pat H. Broeske
It's been hailed as one of the great B films. With its grim story of a guy whose life takes a deadly turn, when he chances to meet a bad-to-the-bone dame, the 1946 "Detour" is also a classic exercise in film noir . And now, Tom Neal Jr.--whose father starred in the original--is going to star in the "Detour" remake. (In the case of Neal Sr.
SPORTS
December 8, 1989 | From Associated Press
The NFL said today it has no proof that bounties were placed on Dallas Cowboy players by the Philadelphia Eagles and has no evidence there was intent to cause deliberate injuries. The league issued a two-paragraph statement saying its findings were based on an investigation by Commissioner Paul Tagliabue following charges that surfaced after the Eagles played the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day.
SPORTS
January 8, 1994 | Associated Press
The New York Jets fired Coach Bruce Coslet on Friday and replaced him with defensive coordinator Pete Carroll. "When we talked on Monday, I didn't think we'd go this way," Jet General Manager Dick Steinberg said. "But it became obvious there was a difference about the offense." Steinberg said he didn't count on Coslet's refusal to give up running the offense. "He believed in himself," Steinberg said, "but he was told when he first came here to develop an offensive coordinator or bring one in."
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