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Archive for September, 2011

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Biker Shop Stocks Eye Candy for Men

Biker Shop Stocks Eye Candy for Men

As a 20-year-old, Troy Lee fortuitously combined his zeal for motocross racing and passion for art by painting helmets for friends. Trail grit must fleck his DNA; both his father and grandfather raced. For three decades, the Laguna Beach resident has been fine tuning those interests into a namesake product line that includes helmets, gear […]

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Hit-and-run Driver Snarls Laguna Traffic

Hit-and-run Driver Snarls Laguna Traffic

Three people suffered minor injuries in two separate four-car pileups less than a mile apart that temporarily blocked lanes of Coast Highway Thursday afternoon near Nyes Place. The 73-year-old Laguna Beach driver whose vehicle caused the collisions was suffering from a medical emergency and was not charged or arrested, police said. Though he was tested […]

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Unbowed by Cancer, a Nurse Turns to Advocacy

Unbowed by Cancer, a Nurse Turns to Advocacy

“This can’t be cancer, because I had a mammogram,” Laguna Beach resident Sol Roberts recalled thinking when she found a lump in her breast in December 2006. Though the uncomfortable test intended to detect cancer found none just five months earlier, Roberts’ self-examination saved her life. After a lumpectomy, followed by chemotherapy and then radiation, […]

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Laguna OKs Firefighters Pact Without Raises

Laguna OKs Firefighters Pact Without Raises

A spokesman for the firefighter’s union remains dismayed at the terms of a two-year contract ratified Tuesday by the City Council, which has yet to come to terms with the police employees’ union. “There was nothing harmonious about this,” John Latta, spokesman for Laguna Beach firefighters and the Orange County Firefighters Association Local 3631, said […]

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Playhouse Taps Pearson for Outreach

Playhouse Taps Pearson for Outreach

The Laguna Playhouse has hired current City Council member Elizabeth Pearson’s firm, ADworx, to help with outreach and fundraising. “Elizabeth’s 28 years in the community, her reputation as a leader, and her relationship base in Laguna Beach and throughout Orange County – along with her marketing & fundraising consulting firm’s 17 years of experience – […]

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Wielding Chop Sticks Boosts Team Spirit

Wielding Chop Sticks Boosts Team Spirit

In a year of tight school budgets and a legal settlement that has spiked the levying of “spirit fees” for student athletes, Laguna Beach’s Katsuya restaurant has made a welcome season-long offer: 10 percent of game-night dinner checks from patrons who wear the school’s maroon and white colors will be donated to the high school’s […]

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Live Performances

Live Performances

Guitarist Makes Segovia’s Spirits Sing Playing a guitar once owned by world-renowned Andres Segovia, former student Eric Henderson will perform with the world-famous concert instrument for the first time publicly at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, in Bridge Hall at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Drive. “I can’t believe what a difference […]

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Culture Karma

Culture Karma

In Search of Wall Space At Zinc’s the other day, I noticed a display of elegant prints by Sheryl Seltzer, the most recent of their continuing showcase for local artists. Earlier this year, she displayed at Zinc in Corona del Mar. Seltzer is a painter who has spent recent years perfecting the fine art of […]

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Laguna’s Lola Crowned Queen of Comedy

Laguna’s Lola Crowned Queen of Comedy

Competing with women half her age and younger, Laguna’s Lola Gillebaard, 81, is now officially the Funniest Female in California.  She won the final round of the contest Sunday night in Pasadena.   Her killer line?  While following a comedienne spoofing beauty pageants and stripping down to a bikini, Gillebaard told her audience, “You’ll be […]

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Unfurling the Red Carpet for ASF Fundraiser

Unfurling the Red Carpet for ASF Fundraiser

Elizabeth Taylor would love it. Hundreds of her admirers in their most glamorous garb gather to pay homage to her beauty, glamour and contribution to the HIV-AIDS community at this year’s Red Ball II, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, on the Festival of Arts grounds in Laguna Beach. Like last year’s first Red […]

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Museum Revamps its Once-Exclusive Annual Meeting

Museum Revamps its Once-Exclusive Annual Meeting

Laguna Art Museum is revamping its members-only annual meeting into a community open house and volunteer recognition reception, now set for Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 6-8 p.m., where the public may enjoy a free night at the museum. The evening will include remarks from the museum’s board president, local resident Robert Hayden III, a video […]

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Alumnus Illustrates Multi-Cultural Children’s Book

Alumnus Illustrates Multi-Cultural Children’s Book

Laguna College of Art & Design alumnus Adolph Soliz has illustrated a children’s book, “I am Flippish” written by local author Leslie Ryan. The book conveys a personal message from Soliz, who is Native American Indian and Mexican, for children of bi-racial parents. “Working on “I am Flippish’ actually helped me to accomplish one of […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Ethereal landscapes, moody seascapes, and beautiful abstracts are part of more than 20 paintings featured by artist Georgeana Ireland at Fingerhut Gallery, 201 A Forest Ave. in Laguna Beach. She will create a new masterpiece live this Saturday, Sept 24.

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Tunes & Tomes

Tunes & Tomes

Laguna Beach Books The Old Pottery Place, 1200 S. Coast Highway Top 10 Bestsellers 1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 2. The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan 3. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett 4. Leftovers by Tom Perotta 5. The Help by Kathryn Stockett 6. The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson 7. Unbroken […]

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Indy Calendar, September 23-29, 2011

Indy Calendar, September 23-29, 2011

Friday, Sept. 23   Sawdust Art Festival classes: 10 a.m-noon, and 2-4 p.m.   www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also Saturday.   Gourmet Cheese and Wine Shop happy hour, 845 Laguna Canyon Rd. Adults only.  $20, $6 for additional glasses of wine. 949.494.4006.   Jazz Friday with pianist/vocalist Christina Aguinaga at Romeo Cucina, 249 Broadway. 949-497-6627 www.romeocucina.com   Sunset […]