December 2, 1997 |
The event: Le Bal des Papillons (Ball of the Butterflies), a black-tie gala celebrating the metamorphosis of women who have escaped domestic violence and found independence through the Interval House shelter. The 18th annual celebrity ball for the shelter took place Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Dana Point. Butterflies are free: Shelter volunteers play an active role in staging the gala. About 30 of the women circulating among the 350 guests were current and former shelter residents.
May 4, 1990 |
Golf Clubbing The Huntington Harbor League of Interval House--a temporary shelter for battered women and their children--held its fifth annual golf tournament Monday at the Seacliff Country Club in Huntington Beach. About 100 golfers (and a few self-designated "hackers") showed up for mid-morning registration despite high winds, storm clouds massed overhead and a few ominous raindrops.
November 2, 1992 |
In costumes ranging from a stylish gown worn the night the Titanic sank to a girlish pinafore worn by Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz," Orange County society got into the masquerade act on Saturday at three Halloween galas staged on behalf of local charities.
September 30, 1986 |
The night was special indeed for the 450 guests who attended the $100-per-person, black-tie "Renaissance Ball" Saturday night at the Four Seasons in Newport Beach to benefit the Interval House shelter for victims of domestic violence. Certainly, it was celebrity-studded. Actress Charlotte Rae and former Gov. Edmund G. (Pat) Brown dined with guests. But the real stars were Interval House "graduates"--women who expressed thanks for the chance to escape the cycle of domestic physical abuse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1998 |
With her husband's fingers clutching her throat, Maria Mercado felt she had lost her last chance to escape. For a year, off and on, she had tried to leave her abusive husband. But every time she called battered women's shelters in Los Angeles and Orange counties for help, the mother of two was told she would have to go elsewhere because they didn't have Spanish-speaking staff members.
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November 26, 1995 |
They were more accustomed to seeing one another in the drab starkness of a Los Angeles courthouse, as the so-called Trial of the Century reached its stunning conclusion. On Saturday night, they were together again, this time at a luxury hotel awash with black ties and glittering evening gowns. Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti and the family of Nicole Brown Simpson were attending a benefit gala for Interval House, which runs shelters for battered women and their children.