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Pauly Shore


As MTV’s “Totally Pauly,” Pauly Shore was a poster boy for Generation X, a silly slacker who had risen from opening for stand-up comics like Sam Kinison at his mother’s Comedy Store to starring in a string of moderately successful screwball comedies like 1993’s Son-in-Law. But after 1996’s Bio-Dome, Shore faded from the big screen. A year later, an attempt at a TV sitcom (The Pauly Show) also fizzled and died. Since then, Shore, now 35, has been conspicuously absent from the spotlight—though not for want of trying. He was last seen back at his mom’s club in La Jolla, reading his jokes from a sheet of paper and appearing disoriented. He told a few crude gay jokes, but didn’t get many laughs.


Adrienne Alpert


A fixture on the KGTV Channel 10 news for 20 years, reporter Adrienne Alpert made news in May 2000 when she was nearly electrocuted after a Los Angeles TV photographer raised a broadcast van’s microwave antenna into an overhead power line. Alpert was critically burned as she stepped outside the vehicle, operated by KABC-TV, her employer since 1996. Her lower right leg, left forearm, part of her left foot and two fingers were amputated—but six months later she was back at work.

Long known as an ace government affairs correspondent, Alpert now focuses on human-interest stories and in-depth interviews with L.A. luminaries for KABC—a beat she says she loves. In late May she was an emcee at the San Diego Burn Institute’s annual Spirit of Courage awards, a rare public appearance for the unassuming reporter who associates say refuses to see herself as a victim. “Every day for me is very difficult, but every day for me is a gift,” says Alpert.


Rich Wise,
a.k.a. Curly the Clown


An imaginative new SDSU grad burst onto the scene in 1973 as Curly the Clown, a delightful entertainer known for his outrageous orange mop of hair and beaming smile. Soon, Curly creator Rich Wise, with an innate flair for promotion, moved his jokester from the special-event circuit to his own local TV show and, amazingly, back to SDSU with what would become the nation’s first accredited clownology class.

Network news, TV talk shows and international wire services ate it up, and it wasn’t long before Curly and class graduates posed before the SDSU bell tower in a People magazine centerfold. After certain faculty members carped about such frivolity, Wise says he retired Curly “to find something more mainstream.”

A successful career in public relations and advertising followed, and Wise Communications racked up awards for such clients as the Sports Arena, Swatch watches and Rosarito Beach. Since 1997, Curly’s creator has operated Wise Incentives, specializing in travel programs for companies.
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