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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...

Annual Campaign Gets a Jump Start

Continuing a nine-year tradition, the Andersen family opened up their restaurant, Claes Ovation, to 200 SchoolPower supporters for a dinner last month that raised $18,000 for the organization.

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...

Corrections:

An article about a grand jury report in the June 24 edition (“Top-Paying Jobs Under Scrutiny” incorrectly identified the location where the city manager’s pay came fire. It was in Laguna Hills, not Laguna Niguel. Jason Cullmann’s name was misspelled in the June 24 article “New...

Hotel Laguna Makeover Showcases Pageant’s Backstage Magic

Friendship, community and local history are playing parts in a major renovation underway at Hotel Laguna, one of Laguna Beach’s best-known landmarks. It’s a result of a collaboration between friends inspired by a sense of history, tradition, and cooperation where neighbors helped...

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...