Unraveling Local History

Local Shares Hometown Wit and Wisdom

1.2 history hano 11.47.17 AMThe public is invited to attend Laguna Beach Historical Society’s program featuring longtime resident and author Arnold Hano at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in City Hall’s Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave.

Hano, author of recently published “It Takes a Villager: Wit and Wisdom by Laguna’s Irreverent Observer,” promises a lively and informative description of his civic activism since moving to Laguna Beach in 1955 with his wife Bonnie.

The book is a collection of newspaper columns written over a span of 50 years featuring his observations and reflections about events of the day.

The Historical Society, housed in the Murphy-Smith Bungalow at 278 Ocean Ave., is seeking funds for $32,000 worth of repairs to the ‘20s-era building required by lessee Wells Fargo Bank. The bungalow is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

The program will be videotaped and is to be televised on the local Cox Cable channel 30.

Arnold Hano

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Chronicling the Irvine Ranch

1.4 history IrvineRanchMartin A. Brower, author of “The Irvine Ranch: A Time for People” and the former director of public relations for The Irvine Company, presents a local history program on The Irvine Ranch at the Newport Beach Public Library on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

The free 7 p.m. presentation takes place in the Central Library Friends Room, 1000 Avocado Ave.

Brower’s book, originally published in 1994, has been re-released and updated.



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