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By Steve Smith | May 13, 2008
Any parent or teacher will tell you you have to be very careful about what you say around kids. The situation is so bad that for years, teachers have had an unwritten rule about kids acting like magpies. They say to parents, “I’ll believe half of what your kid says about you if you believe half of what they say about me.” But in the case of Sterling Gates, a student at Adams Elementary School in Costa Mesa, he is to be commended for accurately repeating what his fifth-grade teacher, Alison Walske, said.
Peter Buffa | June 26, 2010
Need a haircut? I always do. But if you need one, get yourself down to Hampton Salon, on Bayside Circle in Newport Beach by 4 p.m. today. It's important. Every hair that ends up underfoot at Hampton Salon today will be sacrificed for a very good cause — to benefit Containers of Hope, a Christian nonprofit that provides food and school supplies to kids around the world. The event is called "Cuts for Change," and not only do you get a perfect trim but it's way too cheap to stay home.
By Steve Virgen | April 2, 2014
When I stop by The Harp Inn in Costa Mesa, it's usually to unwind or to have a good time. But I was there for a different reason Sunday when the St. Baldrick's Foundation held its special head-shaving event to raise money for children's cancer research. I still had a great time, one that ended up being deeply profound and meaningful. I never intended to become a part of the story. I did feel connected to the event because my father, Julian, died of leukemia when he was 50, and I also know people close to my heart who are dealing with other forms of cancer.
June 16, 2002
The summer "buzz" is a rite of passage in our house: Father's Day, graduation and the buzz of the hair clippers begins. Ben is a setting No. 5 (while he still has hair). Our son Breck is a No. 8 -- he needs a little more to abuse with chlorine, saltwater and sun. Daughter Annie's high school friend-boys and boyfriend seem partial to a No. 4. Even the dog gets into the act with a No. 10. Only the girls have summer hair aplenty; the boys get down to basics.
December 28, 2002
Deepa Bharath Ann Archie has cut her hair maybe once in all of her life. But the 40-year-old Newport Beach resident did not hesitate to chop off 33 inches of her long blond hair last week for the benefit of cancer patients. Archie was joined by her two daughters, Samantha, 9, and Ricki, 8, who also cut their cascading, blond hair on Dec. 19. Sixty-four inches of hair donated by the three -- who call themselves the "Archie chicks" -- will soon be shipped off to Locks of Love, a Florida nonprofit that provides hairpieces to disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss.
February 8, 2003
Deepa Bharath "Not the eyebrows, guys, please!" The plea for mercy came from Oscar Santoyo, director of Save Our Youth, as he sat on a chair Friday evening surrounded by a bunch of students armed with hair clippers and hair dye. Santoyo had promised his students in Save Our Youth's academic program that if they each earned a grade point average of 2.8, they could do whatever they liked to his hair and he would...
By Daniel Tedford | May 4, 2008
While feeling good is a common byproduct of doing something good, it isn’t very often that after some charitable deeds one gets to walk away looking good as well. But that is exactly what about 200 visitors to Paul Mitchell Beauty School got Sunday. The school hosted a special charity event where various hair stylists from Orange County turned out to cut hair for OC AIDS Walk. Hair cuts were $20, facials were $15 and all the money was donated to the foundation, which will have its culminating event Saturday at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
July 31, 2010
The Costa Mesa High football team is planning for a special event Saturday to help raise funds for Carlos Vazquez, an incoming senior standout who was diagnosed with leukemia in June. The footbal team will be conducting its annual Lift-A-Thon and BBQ at Costa Mesa with a meaningful morning event: "Hair Cutting For Carlos." In an effort to support Vazquez, the players are planning to shave their hair. The team will also have a few volunteer hair stylists to help with the cuts in the morning, that is open for the community.
February 2, 2008
The Paul Mitchell School in Costa Mesa was awash in a sea of red Friday. Red balloons, flowers, clothing and hair were symbolic of public support for the American Heart Assn.’s National Wear Red Day. Clients dyeing and spraying their hair red, or sporting bright red polish on their fingernails, included heart attack and stroke survivors, and family members participating in memory of someone they had lost to heart disease. St. Joseph’s Hospital representatives provided free health screenings and raised public awareness about the risk factors involved with heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women in America.
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