By Jean Ardell This column is the second of a series about the candidates for the 74th Assembly District. Just before the filing deadline in mid-February, Bob Rush registered as a Democrat and entered the race. Aside from being firmly pro-choice, Rush had been a political “undeclared” for most of his life. That began […]
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Getting to Know Leslie Daigle OK, I admit it. I find the drama of the campaign among Leslie Daigle, Allan Mansoor, and Bob Rush to represent California’s 74th Assembly District compelling. This is a newly redrawn district, covering Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and Laguna Woods, and parts of Huntington Beach and Irvine. It’s […]
The Ranters When I first thought about this column, I wanted it to be a rant about my seemingly endless Facebook friends who have gone off their rockers in rants of their own or send me endless email rants. And all with the particularly vicious purity of true believers. But I cannot work myself […]
Dentist’s Mentoring Receives Praise Laguna Beach resident Dr. Nicholas C. Davis earned the 2012 Lifelong Learning & Service Recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Davis, who practices in Newport Beach, received this recognition for his commitment to lifelong learning, volunteering his services to communities in need, mentoring associates and new dentists, […]
Bossa Zuzu Reinterprets Brazilian Music The hot sounds of Brazil are coming on Wednesday, Feb. 29 to the Laguna Beach Live! Jazz Wednesdays Winter Series. Bossa Zuzu, featuring Dan Reckard on saxophone, guitarist-vocalist Capital, and percussionist Jose Gurria, plays recent popular Brazilian music and original compositions to reinterpretations of classic bossa nova songs. The two-set […]
Seven years after his death, Laguna Beach artist Andy Wing (1931-2004) has remained a presence in a community defined by artists, activists and multi-faceted characters. After moving here from Greenwich, Conn., in 1957, he became the quintessential man for all seasons that created abstract-expressionist, multi-media paintings and stylistic hybrids on the roof of his Laguna […]
Friends of the Newport Coast, established 35 years ago to preserve open space on nearly 10,000 acres of the Irvine Ranch that bordered the sea, recently voted to dissolve itself. “It is not often that a non-profit organization has completed its mission and is able to step into the history books,” said the Friends’ founding […]
Fundraiser for Presidential Hopeful Laguna Beach’s Fred Karger, unsuccessful in gaining entry to the New Hampshire debate this week between candidates vying to become the GOP presidential nominee, show perseverance. The first openly gay candidate to seek the Republican presidential nomination hosts his first local fundraiser Saturday, June 18. Karger’s guest will be treated to […]
French 75 The rumor-mill hummed with news that an “out-of-town chef” was teaming up with a long standing Laguna Beach restaurant to re-vamp and freshen its menu. In fact, months ago Newport Beach restaurateur and French chef Pascal Olhats took command of French 75 Laguna Beach. Executive chef and managing partner, Olhats owns and supervises […]
Impact Giving, the Orange County based women’s collective giving organization now in its second year, will award more than $125,000 to other local and global nonprofits on Thursday, April 28, at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach. The event is open to the public and tickets are $65. Launched last year, Impact Giving’s goal is […]
It was no cupid’s bow but an official letter that took aim last week at a lit up heart displayed in an Oro Street yard, figuratively piercing the hearts of the property owners and astonishing neighbors.
By Ted Reckas | LB Indy Possible human traffickers landed a boat at Crystal Cove State Beach early Tuesday morning. Its 10 occupants fled toward Coast Highway, a witness told a Newport Beach police officer, who was flagged down by a park visitor around 7 a.m. This would be the fifth similar incident of […]
Editor, In support of “Give Bikes a Route” by Justin Gresh, the new policy for mobility from our Federal Department of Transportation gives equal consideration to pedestrians, bicycles, buses, and private automobiles. Adopting this policy into Laguna Beach’s general plan would be the first step to bringing bike lanes to Laguna. If adopted, approved and […]
A 14-year employee of a Newport Beach architectural firm was arrested this week for allegedly embezzling more than $150,000 to finance personal expenses including a license for her new business. According to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, Suzanne Denise Baumann, 40, Anaheim Hills, is charged with two felony counts of grand theft and one […]