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Old Globe Theatre gala raises funds for artistic programs in San Diego

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The Old Globe Theatre hosted its annual gala, “Summer Splendor,” in Balboa Park, San Diego, on July 26, 2014 in support of the theater’s education and artistic programs. The event featured cocktails, dinner and dancing to the 13-piece band Midnight Special, and a performance by Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti, which was based on her hit New York cabaret (and new CD) “In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention.”

Sound Relief: La Jollan’s idea for documenting sign language marks 40 years

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It is a common misconception, says La Jollan Valerie Sutton, that American Sign Language (ASL) is a gesture-based literal translation of the English language. “American Sign Language is nothing like English and it is not ‘English on your hands,’ ” she informs.

La Jolla Playhouse patrons party at ‘Ether Dome’ premiere

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Another opening of another show! This time, La Jolla Playhouse celebrated the premiere of “Ether Dome,” July 19 at its Mandell Weiss Forum on the UC San Diego campus. Patrons and artists mingled, sharing insights on the story of anesthesia.

Photos: Doggone good fun at Precious Pooch contest in La Jolla

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Dogs in all shapes, sizes and ages paraded into the La Jolla Community Center Aug. 1 where they competed in categories for kudos and prizes at the inaugural Precious Pooch contest. Some 100 pet owners attended the event, which included vendors for dog toys, services and accessories.

Tina Beranbaum joins foundation that works to help women of all ages

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Soon after her arrival from Ottawa in 2007, Tina Beranbaum connected with a group of like-minded women interested in contributing to the lives of others. She became involved with the San Diego Jewish Women’s Foundation, which focuses on identifying challenges for women and girls, and supports the implementation of innovative solutions. During her tenure as chair, she helped orchestrate the funding of programs focused on building self-confidence and leadership capabilities for 300 teen girls.

Tickets on sale for Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational benefitting La Jolla’s Moores Cancer Center

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Now in its 21st year, the Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational (formerly known as the Luau and Longboard Invitational) will kick off 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 on the beach near Scripps Pier.

Centennial Crossroads: La Jolla Woman’s Club marks 100 years by looking ahead to 100 more

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As the La Jolla Woman’s Club prepares for its centennial in the historic Irving Gill building at 7791 Draper Ave. in October, club members are planning the next 100 years, and the many ways they can honor its mission and core values, while addressing contemporary needs.

Pretty in Pink: Fashion designer Zandra Rhodes named a ‘Dame of the British Empire’

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Damehood — the female equivalent of knighthood — has been awarded to fashion and textile designer Zandra Rhodes. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth bestowed the Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) status upon Rhodes as part of her annual Birthday Honors list.

Gwen Coronado practices (and preaches) the merits of a Feng Shui lifestyle in La Jolla

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A La Jolla resident for 30 years, Gwen Coronado is a Feng Shui master and founder of FengShuiSanDiego.com and GwenCoronado.com She believes that Feng Shui helps create a healthful, balanced environment and shares her insights with many Fortune 500 companies, including Qualcomm, Coldwell Banker, Kaiser, Century 21, San Diego Board of Realtors, Nordstrom, Hyatt, University of Phoenix, and others. She also is a Feng Shui columnist for Asia Media America and The Carmel Valley Life.

Tangerine trees, marmalade skies for Beatles-inspired Patrons of the Prado gala in Balboa Park, San Diego

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“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” was the theme of the Patrons of the Prado gala on July 12, 2014 in Balboa Park, San Diego. Beatles-inspired music came from Wayne Foster Entertainment. Sandy Redman and Jeanne Jones served as event chairs. 2014’s beneficiaries are the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego Museum of Art and The Old Globe Theatre.

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