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New Owners to Remake Aliso Creek Inn

Among Laguna Beach’s 20 hotels, Aliso Creek Inn may well be the lone holdout to lack flatscreen TVs in its suites. In two of its 62 rooms, guests still dial on rotary phones. Reviews on Tripadvisor alternately rave about its unspoiled natural splendor or rant about smelly, dated...

‘Shap Show’ Shifts to Alumni Performers

Ty Segall, John Heussenstamm expected to play at the benefit   Gary Shapiro doesn’t shy away from center stage; in fact, he likes to be in every act “cuz it’s my show,” he says, delighted. Shapiro is the namesake, and mostly the main attraction, of the annual, one-night-only...

Friends Inspire Tracks by a Local Songwriter

Thanks to inspiration and support from friends, Laguna Beach singer-songwriter Dennis Lockwood recently released a four-track EP entitled “Vaguely Red,” which is available through iTunes and CDBaby. Local guitar legend John Heussenstamm produced the EP and added his musical...