An assault involving three men escalated into a struggle with Laguna Beach police, who ultimately deployed a taser twice to subdue the younger combative suspect in the 300 block of Cozumel around 1:15 a.m. Friday, May 10, police said. Police ultimately arrested Laguna Beach resident Sergio Gabriel Borgognone, 51, for allegedly resisting arrest and his [...]
Archive for August, 2012
Firefighters Flipping for Labor Day The public is invited to the annual Labor Day pancake breakfast on Monday, Sept. 3, from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Heisler Park, the corner of Myrtle and Cliff Drives. Firefighters flip flapjacks and the police association will serve coffee at the $5 breakfast, whose proceeds benefit the local [...]
Three years after shooting “You May Not Kiss the Bride,” a romantic comedy he wrote and directed, local filmmaker Rob Hedden finally strode across the red carpet this past Wednesday at the film’s premiere in Honolulu. The film, much of it shot in the nation’s 50th state, opens in Hawaii theaters on Friday, Aug. 31 [...]
Summer’s End Investors had a good summer in the stock market. As we approach the end of August, Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke is expected to indicate whether the economy needs another shot of bond buying by the Fed or if the recovery has strengthened sufficiently to forego this assistance. Recent stock market advances indicate that [...]
My girlfriend Kim Bowen was born in London and went to St. Martins College of Art and Design, the Harvard of England’s artistic community. From there, she became a writer/critic for London’s fashion press and a regular at The Blitz, which was like NYC’s Club 54 where the young and cool thought they were reinventing [...]
The Laguna Beach girls volleyball team kicked off its season yesterday in a re-aligned CIF division 1-A. Corona del Mar and Loyola Marymount, teams that escorted Laguna to early playoff exits the past two seasons, have been moved up to 1-AA, clearing the way for the pre-season number one Breakers to make a run at [...]
As August ends and September begins, my head is spinning with all that is clamoring for my attention. As a small example, my mother is turning 90 on Sept. 7 and is in a nursing home in Houston. She has a sketchy grasp of where she is or whether I am her daughter, her sister, [...]
Art-A-Fair is holding its customer appreciation weekend in the season’s final days with admission is free on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A line-up of live entertainment is set. Contest prizes are available. Over 200 Laguna Beach artists will celebrate the [...]
AR4T Gallery will present its fall staple: Heaven’s on Fire, a group art and photography show inspired by music icons, outcasts and legends in the making. Viewing begins on Sept. 6 and runs through Sept. 29. An artist’s reception will be held on Sept. 6 from 6 – 9 p.m.
The JoAnne Artman Gallery will present “Leap of Faith” running from Sept. 6 through Sept. 30. The exhibition features artwork by Randy Brennan and Lisa Schulte, respectively. An opening reception at 326 N. Coast Highway will be held on Sept. 6 from 6 – 8 p.m. to coincide with the Laguna Beach’s First Thursday ArtWalk. [...]
Sandstone Gallery exhibits from Sept.5-Oct. 1 Cosmic Dream, paintings of Sunny Kim, and “Figuring it Out,” works by Marge Chapman. Meet the artists Sept. 6, 384-A N. Coast Highway, from 6-9 p.m. Other exhibiting artists: Anne Marie deJony, KL Heagen, Howard Hitchcock, Mada Leach, Anne Moore and Lynn Welker.
In addition to weekly art classes on Friday and Saturday, the Sawdust Studio Art Classes will offer specialty classes beginning next month: glassblowing in September, followed by ceramics and photography in October and November, respectively. For its second year anniversary on Oct. 13, 10 classes will be offered. For information on the classes and sign-up [...]
Bossa Zuzu will perform the “sounds of Brazil” on Wednesday, Sept 5., in the Hotel Laguna Rose Garden as the finale of the summer series, Laguna Beach Live! Jazz Wednesdays. Bossa Zuzu, featuring Dan Reckard on saxophone, guitarist and vocalist Capital, and percussionist Jose Gurria, plays recent popular Brazilian music and original compositions to reinterpretations [...]
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach presents Stephen Fischman, in recital, performing a selection of tenor arias and songs with Patricia Riffel at piano Saturday, Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at 429 Cypress Drive. Admission is $15 at the door.
The Saddleback Master Chorale’s director, Charles Stephenson, will present “Whispers in the Wind” on Friday, Sept. 7 at Laguna Beach’s St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1042 Temple Terrace, at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 9 the chorale performs at St. Catherine of Siena Parish School Chapel, 3090 S. Coast Highway, at 3 p.m. The [...]
Laguna Beach Live! brings back the popular Brombies on Sept. 16 for an afternoon of bluegrass and barbeque at Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course. The Los Angeles-based Brombies plays from 5 to 7 p.m. and Aliso Creek will be serving barbeque starting at 4 p.m. Dinner is $15 per person in advance and $18 at [...]