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By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | June 25, 2008
Some of the main tenets of modern environmentalism are to reduce, reuse and recycle. Fortunately, clothing is pretty easy to reuse. Let’s face it. Most of the time we simply grow tired of clothing rather than wear it out. When that point comes, a good thing to do is to donate good unwanted clothing to Goodwill, Salvation Army or Working Wardrobes. Vic and I only recently learned about Working Wardrobes, near the northeast corner of Newhope Street and Slater Avenue in Fountain Valley.
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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.
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October 25, 2001
Catherine Eberhard Babies and small children grow so fast and are constantly in need of new clothing. Two Huntington Beach businesses can help you dress your child beautifully, whether you are on a budget or in the mood to splurge. Ladybugs and Inchworms is a brand new children's boutique near Main Street in Downtown Huntington Beach. Owner Lisa Stewart, 35, has only been in business since Sept. 20. A mother of three young children herself, Stewart wanted to open a store of high quality fashionable merchandise similar to what she would purchase for her own kids.
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April 13, 2006
Local surf and sport apparel company Quiksilver is planning to add a line of clothing to its Rossignol brand. Quiksilver bought well-known French ski-maker Skis Rossignol SA in July 2005. The Huntington Beach-based company is looking at expanding the apparel side of the business up to 20 times its current size and eventually surpass sales of Rossignol's primary business of selling skis. Chief Executive Bob McKnight wants sales from the Rossignol clothing line to reach $500 million to $1 billion over five years from current sales of $50 million.
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January 13, 2005
Dave Brooks After weeks of scrambling to tie up loose ends, Jeana Cason found herself facing a place she hadn't been in years. With lights flashing and music blaring, she and seven other models strutted their stuff down the narrow fashion runway to showcase a first-of-its-kind exposition for designer Minerva Gonzalez Sanchez and her line of clothing NuNu Galleries. With each piece of clothing hand-sewn and hand-painted, Sanchez leaves little doubt about the highly individualized line of clothing she unapologetically regards in the same vain as high art. Monday night, that high art mixed with an all-volunteer crew, staffed with managers and hotel staff like Delia Cruz and Missy Harris from the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa and other local businesses working as makeup artists, hair stylists and even models, for the late night show at Sutra Lounge in Costa Mesa.
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December 4, 2003
High schools may change dress code The Huntington Beach Union High School District on Tuesday will consider revising its dress code policy to allow students' religious expression. Trustee Matthew Harper brought the agenda item forward and suggested the revision in response to a group of Fountain Valley High School seniors who were left out of their senior picture last year because of their clothes, Harper said. A group of students reportedly assembled to form a religious message in the photo, which Harper believes is not punishable under the district's dress code.
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May 27, 2004
"An oil business because gas prices are really high." CAMERON PASKERIAN, 10 Newport Beach "I think it would be kind of cool if I could start a baseball team because I think it would be kind of fun to own a baseball team because that's my favorite sport." RYAN GOODING, 10 Newport Beach "I've always wanted to be a doctor." RICHARD NGUYEN, 10 Tustin "I'd like to be a professional singer or an actress since I've been taking choir lessons for a year and a half and I've been in two plays."
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By: GREER WYLDER | August 18, 2005
At their clothing design studio in Costa Mesa, Holly Sharp and daughter Amber Sharp chatted about fashion and prepared for their next trip to Hawaii. There they plan to soak up sun and beachwear inspirations. Holly Sharp, 45, and Amber Sharp, 25, acted like best friends. Michael Sharp, Holly Sharp's husband, was surfing and wasn't due in until noon. This laid-back family clothing headquarters looks like a beach studio, but don't be fooled. The Sharps rule over a beach fashion empire, with their Lucy Love clothing line and the Holly Sharp Boutique clothing shop.
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December 12, 2002
Michele Marr Deborah Kaiser is a single mom of three kids -- 13-year-old twin boys Jason and Corey and 3-year-old Sarah. She is also a former model who, like her teenage sons and their friends, is attracted to fashion trends. Kaiser is also a Christian and, more recently, an entrepreneur. About a year ago, the abundance of what she perceived to be ungodly messages broadcast across sports equipment and clothing lines began to grab Kaiser's attention.
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April 3, 2003
Michele Marr Early Saturday morning, 16-year-old Kristi Wilson sashayed down the runaway of the Brass Plum Spring Fashion Party at Nordstrom South Coast Plaza. The high school junior from the Huntington Beach South Stake Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and two-dozen other teenage girls, trained by professional models, strutted some of this season's hottest fashion trends in front of a 1,000-member audience of girls, some with their mothers and fathers.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | 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.
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By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | 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.
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By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | 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.
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By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | January 11, 2010
The weather forecasters predicted that this would be a mild El NiƱo 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.
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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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