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Hotelier’s Generosity Lives On

Georgia Andersen and her children Stefan and Katie established the Claes Andersen Hospitality Scholarship Fund at the Laguna Beach Community Foundation, the foundation announced this week. The fund honors Mr. Andersen’s love for Laguna Beach and the hospitality industry, said...

Hotelier’s Generosity Lives On

Georgia Andersen and her children Stefan and Katie established the Claes Andersen Hospitality Scholarship Fund at the Laguna Beach Community Foundation, the foundation announced this week. The fund honors Mr. Andersen’s love for Laguna Beach and the hospitality industry, said...

New Top Executive at Hotel Laguna

Nearly a year after the death of Claes Andersen, the chef-proprietor and wine aficionado who restored the historic Hotel Laguna, Heinz U. Hofmann was named this week as its chief operating officer. He succeeds Michelle Wheeler, the hotel’s 10-year general manager, whose departure...

Hotel’s Ex-Controller Pleads Guilty to Embezzling

The former controller of Hotel Laguna faces a maximum term of four years in state prison at a sentencing hearing scheduled for May 6 after she entered a guilty plea to a single charge of felony embezzlement. Cydney Ann Ruano, 51, of Laguna Niguel, was formally accused of...

Laguna’s Restaurants Season Expectations

With its art festivals and oceanfront, Laguna Beach delights visitors with a taste for visual culture and beach life. Yet, despite numerous restaurants, it lacks a reputation as a culinary destination. Several determined local “foodies” for years have worked to change that. Next...