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...
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.
December 9, 2011
Editor's note: Staff writer Mona Shadia has gotten used to fielding questions about Islam and Middle Eastern culture in our newsroom. Whether it's fasting during Ramadan, Eid, hijabs in the workplace, the Irvine 11 or the Arab Spring, Mona has educated her co - workers (and bosses) about her faith and experiences. Those conversations led us to realize how little some Americans understand about Islam and the Middle Easterners who live among us in this era of Islamophobia in America.
July 1, 2009
Police are seeking the public’s help with locating three men who robbed another man at knifepoint early Tuesday. A man was walking to his car near the Alejandro’s Mexican Food restaurant, 801 W. 19th St. in Costa Mesa, about 2 a.m. Tuesday when a man approached him from behind and demanded his wallet, said Lt. Clay Epperson. The robber shoved the man against his car and put a four- to five-inch knife to his throat, Epperson said. The victim then tried to get into his car, but when he did, the suspect started punching and beating him while two other men opened up the back of the vehicle and ransacked it, police said.