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August 8, 1993 | MIMI KO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Alicia Rodriguez and Kacee Frayo giggled as the El Torito Danza Mexicana dancers passed by wearing comedic Guanajuato costumes. "They're the funny ones," Alicia, 5, told Kacee, 11, pointing at the dancers who wore traditional colorful masks and frolicked around a man dressed as a bull. The girls were among an estimated 20,000 people lining La Habra Boulevard on Saturday morning, cheering, clapping and waving during the 45th annual Corn Festival Parade.
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August 11, 1999 | Jin Whang, (714) 966-7440
The 51st annual Corn Festival sold 14,000 ears of corn over the weekend, said Gary Bird, general chairman for the event. He added that 60,000 to 70,000 people attended the corn feast between Friday and Sunday at El Centro Lions Park, and vendors sold out of soft tacos, corn dogs, pizza, ice cream and funnel cake before the end of the festival.
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February 10, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Over the protests of some merchants, the city's 15th annual I Love La Habra Fair opened downtown Friday for a three-day run that organizers project will draw more than 15,000. Business owners' objections focused on the fact that La Habra Boulevard is being closed to traffic for the event. "This is terrible," said Jackie Fogel, owner of MacKinnon's Stationery store on the boulevard. "The weekend before Valentine's Day is my busiest weekend, but . . .
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February 7, 1998 | MIMI KO CRUZ
The 20th annual I Love La Habra fair will continue through Sunday night, no matter what the weather brings, organizers said. "This is the biggest fund-raiser for some of the city's nonprofit groups, so it must go on," said Kay Jacklin, the city's supervisor of recreation and social services. Last year, the three charitable organization that sponsored the festival raised $5,000 each. A number of other nonprofit groups, schools and sports leagues averaged about $1,000 each.
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December 14, 1995 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Despite complaints from merchants that it hurts their businesses, the annual I Love La Habra Fair will take place on La Habra Boulevard. The business owners could not persuade the City Council last week to move the fair to another location. Organizers staged the fair on Euclid Street last year, but that site was rejected this year because residents had complained about parking problems. The council said the fair, which will take place Feb.
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February 7, 1998 | MIMI KO CRUZ
The 20th annual I Love La Habra fair will continue through Sunday night, no matter what the weather brings, organizers said. "This is the biggest fund-raiser for some of the city's nonprofit groups, so it must go on," said Kay Jacklin, the city's supervisor of recreation and social services. Last year, the three charitable organization that sponsored the festival raised $5,000 each. A number of other nonprofit groups, schools and sports leagues averaged about $1,000 each.
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August 2, 1993 | MIMI KO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
More than 70,000 people are expected to attend the 45th annual Corn Festival at El Centro Park this year. The event, which has become a family tradition for many residents, will be this weekend and will feature a two-hour parade on Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m. The parade, themed "Through the Eyes of Our Forefathers," highlights the three-day festival with marching bands, drill teams and floats. The grand marshal is Iron Eyes Cody.
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August 11, 1999 | Jin Whang, (714) 966-7440
The 51st annual Corn Festival sold 14,000 ears of corn over the weekend, said Gary Bird, general chairman for the event. He added that 60,000 to 70,000 people attended the corn feast between Friday and Sunday at El Centro Lions Park, and vendors sold out of soft tacos, corn dogs, pizza, ice cream and funnel cake before the end of the festival.
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January 10, 1995 | MIMI KO
After business owners complained that the city's 14th annual "I Love La Habra" fair would hurt businesses because it would close La Habra Boulevard, City Council members decided to consider moving the event. The council had given approval to closing La Habra from Cypress Street to Euclid Street on Feb. 9 to 12 for the fair, which previously had been held in a shopping center parking lot. Officials said the parking lot could no longer be home to the fair because it has become too run down.
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August 3, 1990 | DAVID F. BURKE
Organizers of the 42nd annual La Habra Corn Festival plan to serve about 20,000 ears of corn during the two-day celebration that begins today. The charity event will also feature carnival rides, food booths and live entertainment, according to Chuck Overbey, who is in charge of the event for the host Lions Club. "The whole intent is to raise funds to help those who are less fortunate than we are," he said. Three local musical groups will perform tonight, each playing '50s-style music.
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February 10, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Over the protests of some merchants, the city's 15th annual I Love La Habra Fair opened downtown Friday for a three-day run that organizers project will draw more than 15,000. Business owners' objections focused on the fact that La Habra Boulevard is being closed to traffic for the event. "This is terrible," said Jackie Fogel, owner of MacKinnon's Stationery store on the boulevard. "The weekend before Valentine's Day is my busiest weekend, but . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1995 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Despite complaints from merchants that it hurts their businesses, the annual I Love La Habra Fair will take place on La Habra Boulevard. The business owners could not persuade the City Council last week to move the fair to another location. Organizers staged the fair on Euclid Street last year, but that site was rejected this year because residents had complained about parking problems. The council said the fair, which will take place Feb.
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January 10, 1995 | MIMI KO
After business owners complained that the city's 14th annual "I Love La Habra" fair would hurt businesses because it would close La Habra Boulevard, City Council members decided to consider moving the event. The council had given approval to closing La Habra from Cypress Street to Euclid Street on Feb. 9 to 12 for the fair, which previously had been held in a shopping center parking lot. Officials said the parking lot could no longer be home to the fair because it has become too run down.
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December 29, 1994 | MIMI KO
The I Love La Habra fair has not drawn an affectionate response from some business owners who are angry over the plan to shut down part of a busy boulevard for the celebration. Jackie Fogel, owner of MacKinnon's Stationery store on La Habra Boulevard, said the fair will cause her to lose money on the busiest weekend of the year, just days before Valentine's Day.
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December 21, 1993 | MIMI KO
Gracia Borja held her youngest child in her arms as her eight other children waited for a turn to hit a star-shaped pinata Monday afternoon during a neighborhood Christmas celebration. About 150 children and their families from two of La Habra's poorest neighborhoods attended the second annual event, held at the La Habra Boxing Club and organized by community activists. "This is so nice," Borja, 37, said in Spanish.
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August 8, 1993 | MIMI KO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Alicia Rodriguez and Kacee Frayo giggled as the El Torito Danza Mexicana dancers passed by wearing comedic Guanajuato costumes. "They're the funny ones," Alicia, 5, told Kacee, 11, pointing at the dancers who wore traditional colorful masks and frolicked around a man dressed as a bull. The girls were among an estimated 20,000 people lining La Habra Boulevard on Saturday morning, cheering, clapping and waving during the 45th annual Corn Festival Parade.
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August 5, 1990 | ROBERT E. PIERRE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The aroma of freshly cooked corn filled the air, trumpets blared and horses clip-clopped on the pavement to the cheers of thousands of people who lined the streets Saturday for the 42nd annual La Habra Corn Festival parade. The parade highlights the two-day festival, with marching bands, drill teams, floats, bicycle-riding Boy Scouts and Shriners showing off their prize miniature automobiles.
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August 2, 1993 | MIMI KO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
More than 70,000 people are expected to attend the 45th annual Corn Festival at El Centro Park this year. The event, which has become a family tradition for many residents, will be this weekend and will feature a two-hour parade on Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m. The parade, themed "Through the Eyes of Our Forefathers," highlights the three-day festival with marching bands, drill teams and floats. The grand marshal is Iron Eyes Cody.
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