Local Shares Hometown Wit and Wisdom
The 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.
Chronicling the Irvine Ranch
Martin 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.