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Inside View of Architect Who Shaped Laguna

The public is invited to a slide presentation on the works of architect Chris Abel, who designed over 200 homes in Laguna Beach.  His designs spanned the mid-century post and beam houses of the ‘50s and ‘60s to modern homes. The meetup by Laguna Friends of Real Estate is...

Real Estate Friends Offer Jumbo Loan Workshop

A workshop on different types of jumbo loans available for buyers and how to qualify for one will be held Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 at the DeBilzan Gallery, 224 Forest Ave. Three different lenders from conventional, hard money and institutional bankers will be participating. The...

Friends of Architecture Tour a Langworthy Home

Join a tour and a presentation on a new custom home designed by renowned architectural innovator Lamont Langworthy on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. The property is located at 607 Allview Terrace in North Laguna. Parking is limited so please car pool if possible. The...

Community Datebook

New Member Added to Foundation   Jim Jaqua was elected to the Laguna Beach Community Foundation board.   He’s familiar with the foundation’s aims since as former Bank of Hemet chief executive he worked with a similar foundation to establish a donor advised fund for...

Culture Karma

Can We Talk?   We are surrounded by art. Galleries line the streets. Laguna Art Museum sits on the hill as if presiding over its flock. Laguna College of Art & Design exhorts budding artists to go forth and make art. Summer festivals attract huge crowds. Arts groups dole...
Posted On 14 Mar 2012

Heeding the Harvest, Chefs Vary What’s on the Table

The recent news that Sorrento Grille’s executive chef Ryan Adams is taking over the restaurant, to be reopened as The Common Table: Kitchen+Drink come September, is as much about a shift in local food philosophy as a shift in ownership. Adams’ reinvented eatery, which he has...