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January 25, 1991 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Orange County Crazies, like any other comedy troupe, usually finds strength in numbers. But not tonight, when one of its members will emerge from the crowd and take the spotlight by herself. LizAnne (she prefers one name) will open her two-night solo show, "LizAnne Live . . . Alone at Last," at the Santa Ana Civic Center's Annex Auditorium.
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March 27, 2011 | By P.J. Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times
The gig: Lizanne Falsetto is founder and chief executive of ThinkProducts, the Ventura maker of the popular thinkThin brand of nutritional snack and weight-management protein bars. Over the last 12 years, Falsetto has grown her operation from a one-woman venture into a firm with 23 employees. Among the newest offerings: 100-calorie thinkThin Bites in flavors including chocolate toffee nut and white chocolate raspberry. The privately held company does not disclose its financial results, but Falsetto said sales grew 51% in 2010, despite a sluggish economy.
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June 14, 1991 | M.E. WARREN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Orange County Crazies introduced us to those inestimable entertainers the singing DuBois Sisters last year, with a skit featuring the sisters' request act: The diverse quartet would sing the song of your choice in any musical style you desired. The more challenging the combination, the bigger the laughs. Apparently, the laughs were big enough to encourage the Crazies toward this latest script, "Ahhh . . . Those Lounge Swingin' DuBois Sisters!
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July 27, 1996 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's no secret that men have long ruled the comedy scene. Everywhere you look, from the Improv to the Groundlings to Acme Comedy Players, guys dominate the L.A.-area comedy landscape, . Even in the case of the Orange County Crazies, though its founder-director is a woman (Cherie Kerr), men have tended to overshadow and outnumber women.
BUSINESS
March 27, 2011 | By P.J. Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times
The gig: Lizanne Falsetto is founder and chief executive of ThinkProducts, the Ventura maker of the popular thinkThin brand of nutritional snack and weight-management protein bars. Over the last 12 years, Falsetto has grown her operation from a one-woman venture into a firm with 23 employees. Among the newest offerings: 100-calorie thinkThin Bites in flavors including chocolate toffee nut and white chocolate raspberry. The privately held company does not disclose its financial results, but Falsetto said sales grew 51% in 2010, despite a sluggish economy.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 1996 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's no secret that men have long ruled the comedy scene. Everywhere you look, from the Improv to the Groundlings to Acme Comedy Players, guys dominate the L.A.-area comedy landscape, . Even in the case of the Orange County Crazies, though its founder-director is a woman (Cherie Kerr), men have tended to overshadow and outnumber women.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1991
Woodbury University in Burbank will expand educational options for working adults this fall with the opening of Evening College, a four-year program leading to a bachelor of science in business administration. The new program, which begins Thursday, will augment Woodbury's Weekend College, which allows working students to earn an undergraduate business degree in a weekend-only format, said Woodbury spokeswoman Lizanne Fleming.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2009 | Dan Weikel
The search for survivors of a midair collision involving two small planes off the coast of Long Beach was suspended Tuesday and the operation reclassified as a "recovery" effort to locate bodies and wreckage, U.S. Coast Guard officials said. "We did not find any additional debris, and no evidence of the people who were the occupants of the aircraft," Coast Guard Capt. Paul Wiedenhoeft said during an afternoon news conference.
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November 17, 1995 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
O.J.? What O.J.? By the look of things in the Orange County Crazies' new show, "Orange Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," the decade's most hyped, media-saturated public event carries less clout than, say, Georgia moving the Rams to St. Louis. Like talk radio, the Crazies thrive on topics, and the dominant topic in the new show is, well, an old topic: the Orange County bankruptcy crisis.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 1996
In order of preference: 1. "A Bright Room Called Day," Cypress College (March). A rare staging of Tony Kushner's superb early play about Weimar Germany was college theater-making at the highest level. 2. "Tartuffe," Shakespeare Orange County, Orange (August). Ron Campbell was a brilliant amalgam of Rasputin and a coyote-trickster in one of this company's wiliest and smoothest productions. 3. "La Posada Magica," South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa (December). The L.A.
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June 14, 1991 | M.E. WARREN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Orange County Crazies introduced us to those inestimable entertainers the singing DuBois Sisters last year, with a skit featuring the sisters' request act: The diverse quartet would sing the song of your choice in any musical style you desired. The more challenging the combination, the bigger the laughs. Apparently, the laughs were big enough to encourage the Crazies toward this latest script, "Ahhh . . . Those Lounge Swingin' DuBois Sisters!
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 1991 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Orange County Crazies, like any other comedy troupe, usually finds strength in numbers. But not tonight, when one of its members will emerge from the crowd and take the spotlight by herself. LizAnne (she prefers one name) will open her two-night solo show, "LizAnne Live . . . Alone at Last," at the Santa Ana Civic Center's Annex Auditorium.
HOME & GARDEN
April 12, 2007
LIZANNE FALSETTO seems to be more interested in her good fortune than the people who benefit from the Goodwill ["Model of Prosperity," April 5]. After reading the article, it made me sad and angry that a person with all her wealth would even think about not paying the $25 to Goodwill for her "money god." When purchasing from the Goodwill, the purchase price is a donation. To bargain with the Goodwill is one thing, but to brag about it is quite another. Shame on Ms. Falsetto -- that extra $15 would have helped some deserving people.
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January 19, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Picture this: Donald L. Bren, Henry T. Segerstrom, William Lyon, J.M. Peters and other assorted Orange County real estate moguls get together behind closed doors for a secret . . . game of Monopoly! Crazy? That's the point. The local landed gentry are just one target of the satirical jabs of the Orange County Crazies, a new improvisational comedy troupe that makes its debut with two shows Saturday at the Santa Ana Civic Center Annex.
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