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July 26, 1992 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Hollywood spiritual guru Marianne Williamson launched Project Angel Food three years ago with the promise of delivering hot meals and kindness to people with AIDS, Clark Carlton was among the first volunteers. A year later, the self-described "screenwriter between sales" was hired for $355 a week to work as a pastry chef. Today, Williamson is a best-selling author, Carlton still pushes his scripts, and both have parted ways with one of Los Angeles' glitziest charities.
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July 26, 1992 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Hollywood spiritual guru Marianne Williamson launched Project Angel Food three years ago with the promise of delivering hot meals and kindness to people with AIDS, Clark Carlton was among the first volunteers. A year later, the self-described "screenwriter between sales" was hired for $355 a week to work as a pastry chef. Today, Williamson is a best-selling author, Carlton still pushes his scripts, and both have parted ways with one of Los Angeles' glitziest charities.
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February 16, 1992 | TERRY PRISTIN, Terry Pristin is a Times staff writer. and
Wearing feathers in her hair, spike heels and a strapless evening gown, Marianne Williamson, New Age guru of the hour, is seated on a hotel ballroom stage in Marina del Rey, shoulder to shoulder with unmarried soap opera actors and other eligible and glamorous singles. Amid much banter and giggling, they will be "auctioned off" by talk-show host Cyndy Garvey and producer-director Garry Marshall.
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March 1, 1993 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Laughter, the Best Medicine: The Comedy Store in Hollywood is getting serious about AIDS fund-raising with its All-Comedy AIDS Benefit on Sunday. Comics scheduled include Louie Anderson, Jake Johansen, "Dream On's" Denny Dillon and others, who will perform in the benefit for the Los Angeles Center for Living, a support center for people with AIDS.
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August 15, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Hockney Jumps In: Artist David Hockney is donating an interesting item to the Los Angeles Center for Living's "Divine Design" auction Sept. 29: He'll hand-paint your swimming pool. The second annual fund-raising event will benefit Project Angel Food, which delivers free meals daily to more than 200 homebound people with AIDS and also assists people with life-threatening illnesses. The 4 p.m. auction will be held at Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Air Center.
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August 26, 1994
Hoping to raise half a million dollars for AIDS service providers, local activists Thursday announced plans for a 22-city, fund-raising bicycle trek across the United States. The ride will begin in Los Angeles on Sept. 24 and end in New York on Nov. 18, said Maureen Simkins, who will lead the first AIDS Ride Across America.
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May 6, 1992 | EMILY ADAMS
BACKGROUND: Tanya Shaw, 25, is one of a growing number of mothers with AIDS. As her health declined, Shaw wondered what would happen to her two healthy daughters (View, April 7). She discovered there were no options except Los Angeles County's overburdened adoption system for dying parents who couldn't--or wouldn't--leave their children with family. So Shaw (pictured with daughter Chassidy, 2) resolved to create an independent adoption agency for children orphaned by AIDS.
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May 29, 1993
Rick Saslaw, a Democratic political activist who was former chief of staff for the California Democratic Council, has died at the age of 40. Saslaw, a commercial real estate broker who was also a founding director of the West Hollywood Community Housing Corp., died Tuesday in Los Angeles of complications of AIDS. A native of Forest Hills, N.Y., Saslaw attended Drew and Harvard universities and USC.
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July 7, 1992 | BETTY GOODWIN
The scene: Fourth of July party, sans firecrackers, with aural pyrotechnics provided by Lily Tomlin. The music wasn't Sousa, but performed by Sally Kellerman. Saturday's event at the home of physician Peter Kraus, who underwrote the dinner, raised funds for Project Angel Food. Its supporters provide free meals and deliver them to the homebound suffering from AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses.
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October 6, 1991 | THE SOCIAL CLIMES STAFF
There will be kinder, gentler paparazzi attempting to cover the Elizabeth Taylor/Larry Fortensky wedding this evening at Michael Jackson's Santa Ynez ranch. The Star tabloid's plan is to rent a hot-air balloon to gently waft overhead as La Liz and Le Larry exchange vows. "We're going to go hog wild on coverage," says Barry Levine, the tabloid's chief L. A. correspondent. The balloon is one of a half-dozen means by which the Star plans to secure photos. Levine won't reveal the others.
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October 16, 1991 | KEVIN ALLMAN
The Scene: Friday night's premiere of "My Own Private Idaho," sponsored by Fine Line Features and Detour magazine. After a reception and screening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, guests convened for an after-party at the Hollywood discotheque Arena. The evening benefited the Los Angeles Center for Living's Project Angel Food and the Los Angeles Film Forum. The Buzz: Would "Idaho" stars River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves be at the screening? (No and no.
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