“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
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.Firebrand Media LLC wants comments that advance the discussion, and we need your help to accomplish this mission. Debate and disagreement are welcomed on our platforms but do it with respect. We won't censor comments we disagree with. Viewpoints from across the political spectrum are welcome here. While everyone is entitled to their opinion, our community is not obliged to host all comments shared on its website or social media pages, including:
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