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By Candice Baker | September 3, 2013
Back to fashion: Teen Model presents a back-to-school fashion show from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Mall, 1025 Westminster Mall, Westminster. The show includes a fall trend preview, performances and surprises. It is co-sponsored by Macys and Quinceanera Magazine. Information: simon.com/mall/westminster-mall . Spice it up: Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill at South Coast Plaza is holding its annual Chile Fest, a tribute to the world-famous chile festival in Hatch, New Mexico, through Sept.
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By: GREER WYLDER | October 6, 2005
l.a. Eyeworks' annual designer frame and sunglass sale starts Friday and runs through Sunday at South Coast Plaza. Thousands of l.a. Eyeworks frames are reduced 20% to 80%. Some are priced as low as $15, $45 and $75. Also, shoppers can enjoy 20% off on prescription and custom lenses with any sale purchase. Eyeglass lovers anticipate this annual sale, and line up early just to get in. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
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September 12, 2002
BEST BUYS Regular customers at the Jessica McClintock Company Outlet store are big on bargains. Manager Esther Turner says that ladies who go on cruises buy evening gowns for as low as $7.50 here. It's mostly known for offering affordable wedding and bridesmaid dresses, but it's also a place to find homecoming, prom, quince cumpleanos, cotillion, christening and baptism gowns. The prices are half off of what you'll find at the Jessica McClintock Boutique store at South Coast Plaza, and some brides find dresses for as low as $100.
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By: Andrew Edwards | August 1, 2005
Just because a 3-year-old girl has never heard of the Beastie Boys doesn't mean she can't wear the hip-hop group's logo on a pink T-shirt. Mac & Madi, a children's clothing store, opened July 18 at South Coast Plaza, store manager Koko Lerner said. In addition to some of the smallest rock 'n' roll shirts on the market, the shop also sells dresses featuring images of sushi. "We're famous for our sushi dresses," Lerner said. "Everybody comes here for the sushi dresses."
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By: Andrew Edwards | October 6, 2005
The Food Wine & Micro-Brew Fest is set to hit legal drinking age today. The annual event is on tap for its 21st year today at South Coast Plaza. The epicurean festival is planned as a benefit for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and the KTLA Charities Fund. "It's an unbelievable event," South Coast Plaza partner Anton Segerstrom said. He anticipated that 1,400 to 1,500 people will show up to eat and drink their way through the shopping center.
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By: Andrew Edwards | September 26, 2005
A void may have been filled at South Coast Plaza with a new store for men that is being touted as a rarity in the modern fashion scene. "There's not a lot of specialty mens' retailers anymore," said Beth Tunney, an executive vice president for John Varvatos. "There's a big void." The South Coast Plaza shop is the third John Varvatos store in the West, Tunney said. The first opened in New York in 2000. Thomas Savage, general manager of the South Coast Plaza store, said the first weeks of business since its Sept.
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By: B.W. COOK | October 6, 2005
The National Ballet of China included Costa Mesa as one of four destinations in North America, recently concluding a week-long performance of "Raise the Red Lantern" at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. The cast, crew and a number of local arts patrons were feted at a reception hosted by South Coast Plaza executives in the Atelier Dining Room. Some 175 guests mingled with Chinese dignitaries including director Zhang Yimou, whose career includes the critically acclaimed "House of Flying Daggers," "Hero" and "Shanghai Triad."
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By: Andrew Edwards | September 3, 2005
Locals in and around the travel industry said they are not worried that the skyward path of gas prices will slow business during the Labor Day weekend. "We couldn't get much better than this," Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau executive director Marta Hayden said. "The weather's gorgeous, as you can see out the window, so we're expecting a big weekend. Gas prices don't scare us." The Automobile Club of Southern California issued a release Monday projecting that 2.4 million Southern Californians will take to the road this weekend.
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By: | October 3, 2005
Don't just get fat, get Super Fat JACKshrimp restaurant has scheduled a "Super Fat Tuesday Benefit Buffet" on -- need we say? -- Tuesday to raise money for hurricane victims through the American Red Cross. Option One Mortgage of Irvine has agreed to provide up to $5,000 in matching funds. The cost for the buffet will be $45. JACKshrimp is at 2400 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 252-1023. Eat, drink, be merry The Food, Wine and Micro-Brew Fest at South Coast Plaza is set to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and KTLA charities.
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By Greer Wylder | September 30, 2010
Girls just wanting to have fun, while staying fit and learning the sport of volleyball, can join TCA Volleyball. Programs are offered for girls ages 10 to 18, and for all levels, from beginners who have never played to those training for a national elite college position. The club offers training in Orange County, including Huntington Beach, Irvine, Aliso Viejo and San Juan Capistrano. And it's not just about sports; girls can build friendships and important teamwork skills. The elite players will learn advanced technical aspects of the game, and some can even earn college scholarships.
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By Candice Baker | December 17, 2013
Wrap it up: The Container Store at Metro Pointe at South Coast is hosting gift wrap and bow demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and noon and 2 p.m. Sunday. Learn new techniques and have the chance to win a $20 gift card for attending. In addition, a pantry organization demonstration will take place at 4 p.m. each day, with a similar gift card offer. The Container Store also is partnering with One Warm Coat; bring gently used cold weather wear to be donated to Mercy House, which assists the homeless.
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By Candice Baker | November 19, 2013
Discover reading: The Barnes & Noble bookseller at Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave., No. 110, Huntington Beach, is hosting a Discovery Friday event Nov. 22 featuring a full day of activities for the entire family, along with giveaways and book signings. At 5 p.m., Huntington Beach Independent columnist and author Chris Epting will host a meet-and-greet and signing. Illustrator Kazu Kibuishi will commemorate the 15th anniversary of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" with a presentation and signing at 7 p.m. Participants can also enjoy a "Duck Dynasty" beard-on-a-stick photo station and a quotation competition.
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By Candice Baker | September 3, 2013
Back to fashion: Teen Model presents a back-to-school fashion show from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Mall, 1025 Westminster Mall, Westminster. The show includes a fall trend preview, performances and surprises. It is co-sponsored by Macys and Quinceanera Magazine. Information: simon.com/mall/westminster-mall . Spice it up: Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill at South Coast Plaza is holding its annual Chile Fest, a tribute to the world-famous chile festival in Hatch, New Mexico, through Sept.
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By Mona Shadia | September 12, 2012
If you've been doing a little shopping at South Coast Plaza and noticed the children's arts and crafts and live performances near the carousel, that's because it's September. And thanks to Sandy Segerstrom Daniels, the founder and executive director of the Festival of Children Foundation, this month has been designated by Congress as National Child Awareness Month for the fifth year in a row. The foundation began more than 10 years ago to connect children's organizations with one another, helping them expand their resources and maximize benefits.
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By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | August 26, 2011
Sandy Segerstrom Daniels' passion for helping children began when she was a child herself. Her first time helping a children's organization came when her eighth-grade teacher offered the opportunity to the class as a means of receiving extra credit. Daniels volunteered in the tryouts for the Special Olympics. While she continued to be involved with children's charities and causes over the years, the idea of forming the Festival of Children Foundation came out of a frustrating time in her life.
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By Greer Wylder | June 29, 2011
Greer's OC and the mobile Rasta Taco are teaming up to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. While enjoying awesome, mobile, street-style tacos at a location of your choice, Rasta Taco will donate 5% of the sales from mid-week events to JDRF and its work toward finding a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Rasta Taco, the original taco cart catering company, combines cool reggae jams with tacos made with super fresh ingredients and can travel to your home, office or school during the week.
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By Greer Wylder | September 30, 2010
Girls just wanting to have fun, while staying fit and learning the sport of volleyball, can join TCA Volleyball. Programs are offered for girls ages 10 to 18, and for all levels, from beginners who have never played to those training for a national elite college position. The club offers training in Orange County, including Huntington Beach, Irvine, Aliso Viejo and San Juan Capistrano. And it's not just about sports; girls can build friendships and important teamwork skills. The elite players will learn advanced technical aspects of the game, and some can even earn college scholarships.
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By Greer Wylder | August 4, 2010
Tuesday marked the beginning of an incredible free concert series at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, but BMX, fashion, skating and, of course, surf events will continue from morning until night. The venue opens at 7 a.m. or earlier for the remainder of the competition, allowing visitors to make their mark on the Nike 6.0 Art Wall or wander around the grounds. If you missed the Cold War Kids on Tuesday night or Bedouin Soundclash on Wednesday, Switchfoot will take over the stage tonight.
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by Greer Wylder | June 9, 2010
eMotion Portraits Studios in Huntington Beach is a unique photo studio that’s ideal for families and children who want something other than traditional posed images. You show up with your family and your children can bring something with them that they’re interested in, like a skateboard, soccer ball, basketball, ballet tutu, etc. The photo session normally lasts an hour. The studio is state-of-the-art, and children can skateboard, throw balls or dance while hundreds of photos are quickly captured.
FEATURES
September 24, 2009
After competing for the title of O.C. Icon, 12-year-old Cole Fletcher didn’t win the top prize — but the experience did make the top five moments of his life, as he predicted. Cole was one of 30 finalists to perform Saturday at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center. “I didn’t win the trophy, but I won, as in, I had such a great experience,” Cole said. O.C. Icon is a singing competition for Orange County kids aged 7 to 18 years old. The contest is put on by WBZB Entertainment to give kids a unique performing opportunity, said Bruce Sampson, WBZB Entertainment president and producer of O.C. Icon.
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