New Book Documents Life of the Canyon

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Ron Chilcote

“The Laguna Wilderness,” by local resident Ronald Chilcote, presents the beauty of the Laguna greenbelt in stunning full-page photographs and describes the history of activism and fights against development over the last five decades.

The publication was sponsored by the Laguna Canyon Foundation in conjunction with the Laguna Wilderness Press. It can be purchased at Tuvalu gift store, Sunset Drug, Jasmine Street General Store or online from lagunawildenesspress for $30-$65 plus a cloth bound boxed edition for $225 plus shipping.


Author Reveals Playboy’s Role as Music Patron

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Patty Farmer
Patty Farmer

Laguna resident Patty Farmer will sign her new book “Playboy Swings” at Charles of Laguna, 1816 S. Coast Highway from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27.

The book is about Hugh Hefner and Playboy magazine’s influence on the music of the time.

Featuring candid, in-depth interviews with a multitude of musicians and singers, as well as those involved behind the scenes, the book moves from the inception of the Playboy Empire through the 1959 jazz festival, to the opening of club after club.

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