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August 26, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Moriarty may be best known as the savvy promoter of notorious 1980s parties, such as his "Pimps, Hookers, Drug Dealers and Lawyers Ball." The bacchanalian affairs drew as many as 3,000 people, many of them barely clothed. "I've been banned from every hotel ballroom in Orange County--plus the Spruce Goose," said Moriarty. "People still come up to me and say either, 'I got married,' or, 'I got divorced because of your parties.'
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Moriarty may be best known as the savvy promoter of notorious 1980s parties, such as his "Pimps, Hookers, Drug Dealers and Lawyers Ball." The bacchanalian affairs drew as many as 3,000 people, many of them barely clothed. "I've been banned from every hotel ballroom in Orange County--plus the Spruce Goose," said Moriarty. "People still come up to me and say either, 'I got married,' or, 'I got divorced because of your parties.'
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2006 | Roy Rivenburg, Times Staff Writer
Some millionaires decorate their mansions with rare paintings. Richard Moriarty bolted a 1974 Lamborghini to the wall of his Newport Beach estate early Friday. Because Home Depot doesn't sell kits to hang cars as artwork, Moriarty hired a 70-ton crane to lower the Italian sports car through a skylight in his living room.
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May 20, 1993 | KATHYRN BOLD
About 450 guests went wild for fine food and wine at the jungle-themed "Taste For Life" benefit staged Sunday by the South Coast Cancer League. For the party-goers, the black-tie "Safari Stalks" was a chance to hunt down gourmet specialties prepared by more than 20 Orange County restaurants and sample wine from domestic and international wineries, all gathered under one large tent at the Robert Mondavi Wine & Food Center in Costa Mesa.
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December 22, 1988 | ANN CONWAY
So many vistas, so little time. Serious party hoppers this past weekend could choose between everything from suppers in private homes with breathtaking views to brunches in restaurants with breathtaking views. . . . "We're at the tippy top of the north end!" said Cherry Spitaleri, surveying the glittering lights from her hilltop home in Laguna Beach on Sunday night. Members of the Laguna Beach Opera League were grateful, thank you very much, for the "North Pole"-esque locale.
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March 8, 1993 | ANN CONWAY
No violins please. It was nonstop rock on Friday night when the new Roxbury nightclub opened in Santa Ana with a benefit for the Young Professionals Against Cancer. Cheap Date performed. ( Perfect name for the entertainment. This blast for the mostly twentysomething set was a mere $25 per person.) Julian Lennon showed up. Jeff (Skunk) Baxter--guitarist for Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers--played. Ditto Stray Cats' drummer Slim Jim Phantom.
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October 15, 1990 | ANN CONWAY
Michael Caine didn't even wince. In fact, he got a kick out of being asked the obvious question. So, what is it all about Alfie? "It's about having fun ," said Caine, who played Alfie in the 1966 movie by the same name. "If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right."
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October 31, 1992 | Ken Williams
Today Officer McGruff and his "take a bite out of crime" safety campaign are part of the Halloween Spooktacular for children from 9 to 11 a.m. at Kaiser Permanente health pavilion, 200 N. Lewis St., Orange. The event includes a costume contest, K-9 unit demonstration, treats from the Orange and Garden Grove police departments, children's fingerprinting and a Disney film, "Halloween Surprises." Free. (714) 748-7843.
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