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News | July 29, 2005
Lauren Vane and Andrew Edwards A Newport Coast doctor operating several Orange County clinics -- one in Laguna Beach -- was indicted last week on a 29-count indictment alleging that he conspired with a former assistant to under medicate patients treated for AIDS, HIV and hepatitis. The charges filed against doctor George Steven Kooshian, 54, and Virgilio Lopez Opinion, 45, include conspiracy, healthcare fraud and making false statements relating to healthcare matters.
NEWS
June 23, 2006
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NEWS
May 27, 2005
BARBARA DIAMOND The community and the Laguna Beach Police Department paid tribute May 19 to those who serve and protect us. Thaddeus "Ted" Falencki was honored as Officer of the Year and Mike Wallock as the Civilian Employee of the Year at the 25th annual Police Department Awards and Recognition Dinner, presented by The Exchange Club of Laguna Beach at Tivoli Too. Chief James Spreine and club officials presented the...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Brittany Woolsey | September 13, 2012
Laguna artist Nick Hernandez, who has sculpted several replicas of noteworthy figures such as Chelsea Clinton, is tapping politics for his latest inspiration - a sculpture of President Barack Obama. "[Artists] have a rather prominent voice in Laguna Beach," Hernandez said last week while working on the Obama sculpture at the Democrats' local headquarters. "When I do work, it's not about the amount of money. I think about making history. I think we're going to produce a great piece here.
NEWS
By Bryce Alderton | October 24, 2013
Laguna Beach fire Capt. Scott Jennie described Oct. 27, 1993, in Laguna Beach as "chaos" with parts of the city "looking like a bomb had gone off. " Jennie, a paramedic, and department colleague Capt. Gary Ganger were on duty that October day, when Laguna Beach endured a firestorm for the ages. Nearly 20 years later, Jennie and Ganger are still able to recount details of the battle to control the blaze that took such a toll on the city. The morning began with howling winds and fires already burning in other parts of Orange County, including Anaheim Hills, said Ganger, who had been with the department for seven years at that point.
NEWS
June 11, 2010
Allegedly abducted girl was at hotel An Orange County Sheriff's Department helicopter was hovering above the Surf and Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach Wednesday after a report that a 16-year-old Kansas girl and her stepfather, who had allegedly abducted her, were at the hotel, Laguna Beach Police Lt. Jason Kravetz said. Authorities issued an Amber Alert on local freeways after the girl was reported missing in Kansas and believed to be staying in Orange County, according to news reports.
BUSINESS
By Josh Aden | February 7, 2008
Eiler’s Inn is no more, but a new boutique hotel will be opening in its place. The hotel at 741 S. Coast Hwy was built by J. R. Leonhardt in 1946 and was the Clift Hotel until 1983. The 12-room bed and breakfast became Eiler’s Inn in 1983. The name was in honor of the famous Laguna Beach greeter, Eiler Larsen. Business partners Brent Eneix and Daniel Sussman purchased the property in 2007. Eiler’s officially shut its doors around Christmas. Eneix said the duo plans to renovate the building into a high-end boutique hotel, but the facilities will have to be updated to achieve that.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | April 24, 2009
A budding poet has bloomed. El Morro fifth-grader Noah Hawkins Rosen has been writing poetry since he was in the third grade, but this summer, his poem, ?Inauguration,? will be published in the Harvard Educational Review. ?I?ve only written a few poems, and up to now I have been really bad at poetry,? 12-year-old Noah said. ?But I have been around my mom and her songs and that has helped.? Noah is the son of Leon and Bree Burgess Rosen, founder of ?Lagunatics? and noted for the clever lyrics that are the signature of the shows.
NEWS
October 11, 2002
Mary A. Castillo Ask any firefighter in Laguna Beach and they will tell you that their first night in the fire house was an eye-opening experience. "I couldn't sleep," Eng. Carl Klass admitted, even though he had been a volunteer for two years when he joined the department in 1977. "I was scared to death," said Eng. Dennis Marsh, who began his career with the Lake Arrowhead Fire Department in 1981 (he joined Laguna in 1989). "I had first aid training and I hadn't even been on a fire truck.
NEWS
By By Barbara Diamond | November 18, 2005
City orders grading, landscaping changes at 17,000-squarefoot hillside home; effort to revoke permits underway.For the second time this month, the City Council took issue with a 17,000-square-foot home under construction on Mar Vista Avenue in South Laguna. On Tuesday, the council ordered changes to grading and landscaping plans that exposed more of the project than had been approved. On Nov. 1, the council issued a stop-work order for the project, which has been a lightning rod for criticism by neighbors and community members because of its size.
NEWS
December 26, 2003
Laguna Beach residents didn't take kindly to the idea of the Pageant of the Masters being taken other places, and the Festival of Arts board president and executive director absorbed most of upset residents' blows. Now-former board president Bruce Rasner and former executive director Steve Brezzo were subjects of angry letters to the editor throughout the summer. Both were said to be out of touch with what the community wanted and too focused on money.
NEWS
By By Barbara Diamond | November 11, 2005
City Council orders environmental report for downtown project; Festival of Arts raises questions about sale of lots on rim of Irvine Bowl.Two joined-at-the-hip city projects were on the City Council's agenda at its Nov. 1 meeting. The council reviewed progress on the sale of city-owned lots to finance the city maintenance yard relocation to ACT V, awarded a contract for an environmental impact report for the Village Entrance and approved signage for the interim Village Entrance parking lot. A color scheme for the buildings that will not be relocated was given a thumbs-up, but funding depends on the passage of Measure A -- the half-cent tax increase on the Dec. 13 ballot.
NEWS
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | August 30, 2007
EDITOR?S NOTE : From time to time, the Gossiping Gourmets will be reviewing restaurants outside Laguna Beach in bordering areas close enough for residents to travel to easily. These columns will be called ?The Gallivanting Gourmet.? ? Less than a mile from the Laguna border is Monarch Bay Plaza, home of the Crab Cove Restaurant. This attractive Euro-Asian bistro has made the most of its strip mall location. The outdoor patio is masked from the parking lot by three contemporary water walls.
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