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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2000 | SHARON NAGY and MONTE MORIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Directors of the Pageant of the Masters art celebration signed a tentative lease agreement to move its longtime home in Laguna Beach to nearby San Clemente. But even as pageant officials lauded Tuesday's signing as a significant development in the 68-year-old event's drive to expand, critics insisted that the agreement will only fuel efforts to recall its embattled board of directors. "What they're doing is just incredibly arrogant.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2000 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of members of the renowned Festival of Arts held a special meeting Saturday to determine whether to launch a recall of the festival board. Many festival members have been highly critical of the board's plan to move the festival to San Clemente next year after its lease in Laguna Beach runs out.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2000 | VIVIAN LETRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a "sculpt," actor Mark Palmer of Laguna Niguel is breathing a little easier these days. Draped in resin garb the color of a penny and painted from head to toe, Palmer portrays a statue of Charlie Chaplin at the Pageant of the Masters, opening Friday in Laguna Beach. Palmer holds his pose for a minute and a half before changing to another. "We're going to be mobile and animated sculpts," said Palmer, 36. "We didn't do that in the previous years. Traditionally, the sculpts don't move.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2000 | MATT KIETA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
San Clemente's City Council on Wednesday approved a concept that officials hope will lure away Laguna Beach's popular Festival of Arts. The proposal would bring the festival to a 20-acre site in the Talega development in east San Clemente at a facility to be completed by May 2003. The 40-year lease would give the festival three additional five-year options that could keep it in San Clemente past 2050.
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