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March 9, 1990
Janet Evans, the Olympic gold medalist from Placentia, has been selected honorary chairwoman for the Fifth Annual 'Round Orange 10-Kilometer Race on April 8. The race benefits abused and neglected children at the Orangewood Children's Home. Three races--a 5K, 10K and a children's one-mile fun run--will start from Peralta Junior High School in Orange. The 5K starts at 7:30 a.m., the 10K at 8:30 a.m. and the fun run at 9:30 a.m.
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June 6, 1998 | LESLEY WRIGHT
It's a couple of weeks late, but the annual Gogh Van Orange art and music festival is set to open today. The fair traditionally is held in mid-May but was postponed this year because of unpredictable weather. "We really just wanted to build the excitement," festival chairman John Silverman said, jokingly. More than 50 juried artisans, painters, glass artists, sculptors and others will display and sell their work during the two-day event at the downtown plaza around the traffic circle.
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September 1, 1990 | MARLA CONE
The Orange International Street Fair opened Friday night with an around-the-world cultural repertoire--from belly dancing to bluegrass--that attracted more than 70,000 people. More than 90 groups are sponsoring food stands at the 18th annual street fair, which runs through Sunday night in downtown Orange. The cuisine includes German, Turkish, Italian, Irish, Mexican, Japanese, Greek and other international fare.
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May 2, 1997 | CATHY WERBLIN
Volunteers are sweeping the streets and readying the city for this weekend's third annual Gogh Van Orange Art and Music Festival. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with a selection of musical performances and art displays in the city's historic Old Towne Plaza planned. Holly Harman, art chairwoman, said Saturday's music will feature jazz and blues bands, with Peter White, the Tony Guerreo Group and Taryn Donath among the bands taking the main stage.
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August 29, 1991 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, Rick VanderKnyff is a free-lance writer who regularly contributes to The Times Orange County Edition.
Every Labor Day weekend, the resolutely old-fashioned streets of downtown Orange are home to a resolutely old-fashioned community fair. For the 19th year running, several blocks of Chapman Avenue and Glassell Street radiating from the city's historic traffic circle will be closed to automobile traffic Friday through Sunday for the Orange International Street Fair.
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April 5, 1991 | MARY HELEN BERG
The city will mark its 103rd anniversary on Saturday, but there will be no birthday cake or candles to celebrate the occasion. Orange will quietly recognize its 1888 incorporation without fanfare, City Clerk Marilyn Jensen said. The next citywide celebration will be saved for a Fourth of July festival, complete with a parade down Chapman Avenue, to welcome soldiers home from the Persian Gulf. Most years, the city's anniversary passes almost unnoticed.
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May 2, 1997 | CATHY WERBLIN
Volunteers are sweeping the streets and readying the city for this weekend's third annual Gogh Van Orange Art and Music Festival. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with a selection of musical performances and art displays in the city's historic Old Towne Plaza planned. Holly Harman, art chairwoman, said Saturday's music will feature jazz and blues bands, with Peter White, the Tony Guerreo Group and Taryn Donath among the bands taking the main stage.
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April 30, 1992 | MARY HELEN BERG
The battle to block the use of scrip at the 1992 Orange International Street Fair stalled Tuesday night when the City Council failed to comment on the controversy despite a heated public hearing. The decision by street fair officials to use paper tickets in lieu of cash at this year's Labor Day weekend event has divided vendors and organizers of the fair, a celebration that attracted about 300,000 visitors last year.
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August 15, 1989 | CLAUDIA LUTHER, Times Political Writer
A federal judge in Santa Ana approved an agreement on Monday that will allow Orange County Democrats to distribute political literature at a September street fair in the city of Orange. U.S. District Judge J. Spencer Letts, ruling in a case brought by Democrats, said fair organizers could not restrict materials distributed by political parties at booths set up at the fair, which was established to promote communication and international understanding.
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August 13, 1991 | MARY HELEN BERG
Banners designating Irish, Mexican, Japanese and American streets have been hung above downtown as the city prepares for the 19th Orange International Street Fair on Labor Day weekend. Last year's event attracted between 400,000 and 450,000 visitors, and organizers believe that it is one of the largest events of its kind in the state.
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November 23, 1995 | LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With tap-dancing turkeys, whip-cracking dominatrixes and straight-laced marching bands, radio talk show hosts Mark and Brian brought their irreverent Day Before Thanksgiving Day Parade to Orange County for the first time Wednesday. The Macy's parade it wasn't. But most of the 10,000 fans and spectators who filled the Old Towne traffic circle and surrounding streets in the wee hours couldn't have cared less.
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September 6, 1992 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United Nations came to Orange County this weekend for the 20th International Street Fair, offering a smorgasbord for the thousands who flocked to this city's central plaza Saturday afternoon. "Denmark: You'll Love It," proclaimed one overhead banner, encouraging eaters to sample the Danish delicacy ableskiver--fluffy fried dough balls dipped in raspberry jam and topped with powdered sugar. "Velhommen til Norge" read another sign, offering rare Norwegian imported beer.
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September 3, 1992 | HELAINE OLEN
The Orange International Street Fair begins Friday and continues through Sunday with a Labor Day weekend schedule of entertainment, food and fun. The fair's theme is "Orange: It's a Small World," said Al Ricci, president of the Orange International Street Fair. "Orange is a melting pot of all different cultures, and is a small world in and of itself," Ricci said. The fair will feature "ethnic streets" where visitors can buy ethnic foods and learn a bit about a variety of cultures.
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April 30, 1992 | MARY HELEN BERG
The battle to block the use of scrip at the 1992 Orange International Street Fair stalled Tuesday night when the City Council failed to comment on the controversy despite a heated public hearing. The decision by street fair officials to use paper tickets in lieu of cash at this year's Labor Day weekend event has divided vendors and organizers of the fair, a celebration that attracted about 300,000 visitors last year.
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April 8, 1992 | MARY HELEN BERG
The Orange International Street Fair is moving ahead with plans to substitute scrip for cash at fair vending stands this year, despite threats by some long-term participants that they will pull out of the event. Event organizers say scrip will make the fair, which attracted about 300,000 visitors last Labor Day weekend, more professional and efficient.
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March 13, 1992 | MARY HELEN BERG
A new flag will soon fly over the city. City Council members agreed this week to raise a flag daily that commemorates service personnel who remain unaccounted for in the Vietnam War. The flag will be raised for the first time in a ceremony honoring Vietnam prisoners of war and military members missing in action. The date and location of the ceremony are yet to be set.
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October 2, 1990 | MARY HELEN BERG
Kindergarteners at West Orange Elementary School burst into applause after Principal Mary Elaine Kunz described the tiered birthday cake baked to celebrate the 100th birthday of their school tonight. "They don't have a sense of history at this age," said kindergarten teacher Ramona Kemp-Blair, "but they love birthday parties." Some of the 600 West Orange students will join former staff and alumni for tonight's birthday bash and old-fashioned ice cream social at the oldest school in the city.
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August 30, 1990 | MARY HELEN BERG
With a tradition of apple strudel, bratwurst and the ever-popular schuhplattler dancers, the Phoenix Club's booth at the Orange International Street Fair promises once again to be "almost like Munich," said Dietrich Hoffmann, event chairman for the German-American organization. The Anaheim-based club is one of more than 90 groups sponsoring food stands at the 18th annual street fair this weekend in downtown Orange.
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September 1, 1991 | LILY ENG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange Countians shunned the surf and sand for a taste of the world Saturday. As the Labor Day weekend got under way, lifeguards reported that crowds at the county's beaches were surprisingly sparse compared to previous years. But in Orange, organizers of the Orange International Street Fair were busy entertaining more than 100,000 people who formed long lines at food and art booths throughout the day.
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August 29, 1991 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, Rick VanderKnyff is a free-lance writer who regularly contributes to The Times Orange County Edition.
Every Labor Day weekend, the resolutely old-fashioned streets of downtown Orange are home to a resolutely old-fashioned community fair. For the 19th year running, several blocks of Chapman Avenue and Glassell Street radiating from the city's historic traffic circle will be closed to automobile traffic Friday through Sunday for the Orange International Street Fair.
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