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November 17, 2008
Working Wardrobes, a nonprofit organization that helps men and women emerge from crises via wardrobing and career development services, is extending a helping hand to all Southern California wildfire victims. The Fountain Valley facility, 11614 Martens River Circle, is open to people affected by the wildfires. Victims are instructed to provide their Red Cross number and make an appointment at (714) 210-2460 to obtain as many clothes as they need at no cost. “Working Wardrobes provides free clothing to wildfire victims so that they may save their financial resources for necessities such as food and water," said Jerri Rosen, CEO and founder of Working Wardrobes.
March 25, 2004
"The clothes are different and people get away with things a lot more easy." Tyler Class, 10 Huntington Beach "Back then the money was less, you could get a soda for five cents. There weren't a lot of electronics back then because they haven't been invented yet." Frances Ashurst, 10 Huntington Beach "They don't have phosphates a lot, and the sodas are different. They don't have jukeboxes now." Alina Carnahan, 10 Huntington Beach "People dress differently.
September 20, 2001
Huntington Beach police are searching for a man who allegedly attempted to rape a Huntington Beach woman in an alley behind her home earlier this month. The woman was not hurt but was "scared to death," said Lt. Luis Ochoa of the Huntington Beach Police Department. Ochoa said the man pulled a knife and began ripping the 24-year-old woman's clothes off behind her home on Bell Circle about 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 as the woman was taking out her trash. "He started pulling her clothes off when he heard voices in the alley and decided to run away," Ochoa said.
January 25, 2001
--Story by Deepa Bharath; photo by Greg Fry SHE IS Making clothes that will swirl and sparkle on the dance floor. SEWING DREAMS Nepomnin, 38, has always engaged her creative side. The Huntington Beach seamstress specializes in ballroom dancing clothes, making costumes for Strictly Ballroom Dance Apparel in Newport Beach. A dancer herself, Nepomnin used to participate in international dance contests, pairing with her husband, Serge. The couple moved to California from Moscow 10 years ago. Nepomnin said she has made clothes since she was a little girl.
November 15, 2001
SHE IS Presser of polyester and sorter of silks. SOMETHING SHE'S ALWAYS DONE Margaret Cirson began pressing clothes 23 years ago in Huntington Beach when her and husband John moved back to the United States after living with her family in Europe for several years. The couple had first come to the United States in 1967, to Detroit, Mich., from Italy, where Margaret was born. John Cirson found a job in real estate, while Margaret went to Royal Cleaners on the corner of Garfield Avenue and Magnolia Street in Huntington Beach to find work.
August 1, 2002
Jose Paul Corona All Robin Sherwood wants is her clothes back. The Huntington Beach resident dropped her clothes off at Beach Valet Cleaners about a month ago and hasn't been able to get them back since. It appears as though Beach Valet Cleaners, in a strip mall at Pacific Coast Highway and Warner Avenue, has gone out of business. It's an unfortunate reality that small businesses don't always succeed, Sherwood said, and she understands that.
By: Lindsay Sandham | September 5, 2005
After a summer of pastel-colored fashions and sizzling-hot beach wear, Newport-Mesa students are getting ready to go back to school. While the early birds may have finished their shopping weeks ago, South Coast Plaza was bustling this weekend with parents and children shopping for the latest fall styles. To help some choose the right fashions, a back-to-school fashion show featuring clothes from Gymboree, Beach Works, Oilily and other stores was held twice on Sunday as part of the Festival of Children.
By: Suzie Harrison | September 2, 2005
Coordinating two children, getting ready to go back to school for two working parents can be a challenge. Imagine adding the stress the Stevens family is experiencing, after losing their house and many belongings in the June 1 Bluebird Canyon landslide. John and Diane Stevens and their two children Hayley, 14 and Luc, 11, are making the best of their situation despite the fact they've had to move 10 times in less than three months. "Whoever sleeps best in whatever room gets the room or the couch," Diane said.
June 15, 2000
-- Compiled by Torus Tammer, Photo by xxxx FAMILY STATUS: Married to the Rev. Dennis Short for 38 years. AGE: 57 EDUCATION: Attended Chapman College, now Chapman University, as a psychology and religion major EXPLAIN YOUR JOB IN 15 WORDS OR FEWER: Coordinate internal and external communication and appointment scheduling, also maintain confidentiality and provide clerical support YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:...
By JAMES P. GRAY | May 1, 2008
Having been raised in the public school system, I had my first exposure to school uniforms when I was a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching in the smallest town in Costa Rica that had a high school. Some of the students in our school were the children of the “jefes” [bosses] of the United Fruit Company, so they could afford more expensive school clothes, but most of them came from quite humble circumstances. But all of our schools required that their students wear uniforms, which consisted of a pair of khaki pants and white shirt for the boys, and a khaki skirt and white blouse for the girls.
By Anthony Clark Carpio | March 11, 2014
A Huntington Beach parents organization has asked nationwide clothing retailer Tilly's to pull merchandise featuring images of marijuana from its shelves. The company, which has locations in Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Tustin, appears to be acquiescing to the demand, at least on the local level, according to one parent. But the chain is still selling pot-theme clothing online, though by Wednesday the types of items offered on the website seemed greatly reduced. Several members of Youth Matters, a subcommittee of Edison High School's PTSA, and its chairwoman, Kim Green, told the retailer that the products, such as leggings, tops and swimsuits with marijuana imagery, could desensitize children to drug use. "The more they see it, and the more it's common in their world, it's less likely that they'll be shocked by it or concerned about it or listen to their parents about it," she said.
By Anthony Clark Carpio | July 15, 2013
Every second Wednesday of the month in Huntington Beach, the homeless in the city gather at a laundromat at Beach Boulevard and Garfield Avenue to wash their laundry, get a fresh hot meal and socialize. Laundry Love HB seems to truly be a labor of love. It was organized by Christian Kassoff, his wife, Shannon, and volunteers from the Costa Mesa-based faith community Thom's and relies on donations. Before a recent Wednesday night event got underway, Shannon Kassoff gathered the volunteers around a table in the center of Beach Coin Laundry and gave them a rundown on what was going to happen.
By Michael Miller | December 14, 2011
The new line at Affliction Clothing in Seal Beach features the most hopeful of designs for the most devastating of causes. Inside the front entrance of the store at 1799 Apollo Court are mannequins sporting men's and women's versions of a blue T-shirt that features a white heart and the words "Seal Beach - Support In Love. " Affliction has sold about 1,200 of the shirts since they went on sale in late October. But none of the proceeds go to the store. Affliction designed the $20 shirts along with the Seal Beach Police Department, and all money raised goes to the single survivor and the family members of the Oct. 12 Salon Meritage shooting.
By Joe Haakenson | May 11, 2011
Dean Quinn was living the dream. He had turned pro, was living in Hawaii and surfing the North Shore every day. He was about to turn 20, so he went back home to Huntington Beach to celebrate his birthday with his buddies, when it happened. Quinn and six of his friends decided to go for an afternoon hike up Saddleback Mountain in Cleveland National Forest. They reached the peak but it was starting to get dark, so the fellas started running down the trail. The trail, though, was long and winding, so one of Quinn's friends suggested a shortcut, getting off the trail and going down a steep embankment.
By Mona Shadia, | March 16, 2011
There are many ways one can say hello around the world. That's what students at Heritage Montessori School in Huntington Beach told their parents and teachers Friday during a presentation that revealed their families' roots. They entered the room in traditional clothes from their countries and said hello in Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Arabic. Then they gave pieces of information to the guests about each country, like how to say, "welcome" and "we're all one," and then they sang a song.
By Joseph Serna, | December 1, 2010
With a drunk driving conviction already on his record, Jeffrey David Kirby of Costa Mesa chose to drink and drive again in March 2009, a decision that contributed to the death of a mixed martial arts icon, prosecutors said in opening statements Tuesday. Kirby, 53, is accused of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence after getting into a collision with Charles "Mask" Lewis of Huntington Beach on March 11, 2009, in Newport Beach. Lewis founded the TapouT clothing brand, which is popular in the world of mixed martial arts.
By Britney Barnes, | November 17, 2010
The difference between the haves and the have-nots can sometimes be determined by where you live or the car you drive, but at Huntington Beach high schools, it can also be seen by what you wear on your back. Students come back from winter break wearing the spoils of Christmas, but not everyone is included in the parade of the season's hippest clothes. A number of homeless students at Huntington Beach and Edison high schools aren't afforded the same luxuries as most of the student population, but hopefully, they won't have to do without new clothes this holiday.
By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | January 11, 2010
The weather forecasters predicted that this would be a mild El Niño year, with above average rainfall. So far, Vic and I are not impressed. With our new rainwater collecting system, we managed to collect and store about 150 gallons of water from the last couple of storms. I’ve already used most of it to water my vegetable garden. Most of the decorative landscaping in our yard is drought-tolerant, and gets by just fine through the winter on rain alone, with no need for supplemental watering.
By Candice Baker | July 29, 2009
. . . . . . FOR THE RECORD: A July 23 story, ?Even better than the real thing??, incorrectly spelled the name of drummer Michael Knutson.. . . . . . . . . . What does a band do when it reaches its goal? Relax, and enjoy the ride. Local U2 tribute band The Joshua Tree?s biggest dream was to play at the House of Blues, or in Las Vegas. Known for its spot-on take of the boys from Dublin, from costume to attitude to sound, The Joshua Tree has well surpassed that goal ?
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