Thursday, June 23, 2005 | The Zoo’s Wild Trunk Show Starring …

Among the generous animal loving mix there were Chairperson Dotti Howe and Co-Chairperson Jinx Ecke both in St. John Couture; Toni and John Bloomberg; Anne and Ian Campbell; Christy and John Walton of the Wal-Mart Family; Yolanda Walther-Meade; Pat and Bob Whalen; Linda and Don Swortwood; Jeanne Jones, in a hand-painted gown by Jordan, with husband Don Breitenberg; Carol and Dr. Jeff Chang; Susan Clifton, Lynda Forsha and Hugh Davies of the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art; Audrey Geisel and Alex Butterfield; and Claudia and Bill Allen of the Crystal Pier Hotel.

Others there included Jim and Joy Furby; Theresa and Harry Hixson; Barbara and Neil Kjos; Constance Hughes, in off-the-shoulder Ralph Lauren Couture, and Richard Wildman; Joanne Leidenberger; Sandra Morales; Jane and Tom Fetter; Rose Marie and Charles Pipetone; Emma and Leo Zuckerman; Susie and Dean Spanos; owners of the Chargers; and Hermeen and Sam Scharaga.

Stars were everywhere in the Dick Ford designed dining area (created by Liz Smith). Guests enjoyed a Chef Steve Black dinner of fancy roasted mushroom salad with baby greens, Cabernet infused roast beef tenderloin in Bordelaise sauce with vegetables and a dark chocolate elephant filled with white chocolate, vanilla, raspberry crème, fresh berries, and Chantilly cream for dessert.

Entertainment by “The Les Brown Orchestra”, “The Four Freshmen” and Art Deco” was a big hit with party goers. Apparently Audrey Geisel wasn’t the only one dancing past midnight that night.

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And the Zoo wasn’t the only party in town … the Mort “Lean and Mean” Machine celebrated 70 years young

The big highlight was the “roast” put on by Mort’s family. Mort, who is famous for so many things in the psychology and psychiatry world including the self-help book, “Lean and Mean”, got to sit back and watch his family analyze his life via skits and a slideshow. All in good fun though with lots of laughs.

Among those enjoying the roasts and toasts were family members Jonathon, Karen, Jack and Rebecca Shaevitz; Erica, John, Sammy and Jonah Shaevitz Huggins; Geoff Shaevitz and Jeanne Allgood; and Marejka Shaevitz and Chris Esparaza.

Also there were Marie and Dr. Merrel Olesen of the La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre; Viviana and Enrique Lombrozo; Arlene and Dr. Peter Sachs; and Georgia and Blair Sadler.

Guests were jokingly warned that any comments made by them may be turned into quotes for upcoming bestsellers by Marjorie and Mort. Between the two of them they have written quite a few including “The Superwoman Syndrome,” “adMISSION POSSIBLE!,” “The Confident Woman,” “Lean and Mean,” and one that sounds like their marital motto, “Making it Together as a Two-Career Couple.”

The Shaevitzs don’t have time to run for mayor but is Charlie Jones in the race?

Super Sports announcer Charlie Jones has kept his humor in tact. When you call his home in La Jolla, the message nicely inquires if you think he should be a write-in candidate for mayor. At least he has a pleasant voice and knows how to call the plays.

It can be lonely at the top

Aguirre was by himself though at Harry’s Coffee Shop counter on Father’s Day. Well almost alone that is. Seated next to Aguirre were three policemen whose pensions are at stake. Not a whole lot of conversation between the sides took place … about as cold as one of Harry’s great milkshakes.

Margo Schwab, an alumna of the University of San Diego’s graduate business school, reports on social/charity events, celebrities, restaurants and from time to time breaking scoops. You can read more at her Web site,

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