HOME & GARDEN
April 2, 2011 |
I fancy myself the Mickey Mantle of mid-level fundraising banquets, but I am really more the Rip Repulski. You'll remember Repulski from his stint with the Dodgers, no doubt, from 1959-60. With a career .269 batting average, few players ever embodied athletic mediocrity the way Eldon John "Rip" Repulski did. And few people can lull a banquet crowd to sleep quite like I can. I am the Rip Repulski of hosting charity events, and I'm proud to carry that mantle, even if it has nothing to do with the Mick.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2012 |
As Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping makes his way across the U.S. in a five-day tour, Chinese American community leaders in Southern California are putting the finishing touches on their high-profile welcome banquet. Many Chinese American business leaders, professors and residents have been trying to score a ticket to the invitation-only event Thursday night. "My phone has not stopped ringing," said Sue Zhang, president of the Roundtable of Chinese American Organizations and the head of the 15-person welcome committee formed to prepare the banquet.
June 15, 1989
"We're facing a dismal dropout rate among Latinas of 43%, yet there are all these fantastic Latina role models they can look to," said Anna Ortega, president of the Comision Femenil de Los Angeles. At its annual banquet, the commission honored the following "11 outstanding Latinas in education." They are: Gina Alonso, founder, Latinos for Excellence in Education; Rosina Becerra, associate dean, UCLA School of Social Welfare; Mayra Fernandez, elementary school teacher; Cathy Kisee-Sandoval, Rhodes scholar; Adriana Martinez, Roosevelt High School student body president; Vilma S. Martinez, University of California regent.
HOME & GARDEN
March 14, 2009 |
I sit next to this amazing woman at the school fundraising dinner. Turns out I know her a little. We were married 26 years ago. To this day I can remember how her hair smelled in church that day -- like shamrocks over very good pasta. "Any children?" I ask her. "Four," she says, "not counting you." As you may have heard, March is madness. Each weekend, there seems to be another obligation.
January 9, 1989 |
Bill Elliott and Geoff Brabham shared the honors Saturday night at the American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Assn. banquet in the Spruce Goose Pavilion at Long Beach. Elliott was named driver of the year by a panel of 10 racing writers over Brabham, Danny Sullivan and Rusty Wallace in the closest balloting ever. Elliott, Winston Cup stock car champion, received the most points in the 1-through-5 voting although Wallace, the Winston Cup runnerup, had the most first-place votes.
March 23, 2008 |
During her career, 41-year-old food stylist Katharine Tidy has roasted pigeons with their feet intact, served up swan, and even baked the worst pies in London. This is not to say that she doesn't have some serious culinary credentials, however. "I had gone to a cooking school, so I knew how to cook," says Tidy, who enrolled in her first class at age 18 to learn how to make sushi and other Japanese favorites. "But food styling's a whole different proposition because it doesn't really matter what it tastes like.