February 17, 2002 |
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.
October 20, 1996 |
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.
June 17, 1997 |
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.
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 |
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.