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Local | February 12, 2010
Cash reported stolen from bar safe Laguna Beach police are investigating a theft from a safe in an Ocean Avenue bar/restaurant, said Lt. Jason Kravetz. The theft occurred Feb. 1 and was discovered Feb. 3. Police were told that a male suspect entered the rear door of the business and walked to the office area where he found the safe and allegedly removed more than $600 in cash, Kravetz said. After taking the cash, he fled through the rear door. Surveillance tape reveals apparent theft A $139 cell-phone earpiece was reported stolen at 1:20 p.m. Feb. 5 after the owner of a gas station in the 100 block of North Coast Highway was reviewing store video in order to find a recent customer purchase, Kravetz said.
NEWS
July 19, 2002
Mary A. Castillo Inside Different Drummer Books the shelves are no longer crammed with books. After co-owner Rob Merrell announced that the 15-year-old bookstore will be closing its doors at the end of this month, loyal customers have walked in to say goodbye and then left with discounted merchandise. "What I really loved about this store was meeting the most wonderful people in the world," said Merrell, 47. "Many of my customers became friends and that will be one of the best things I'll walk away with."
NEWS
June 13, 2003
The next First Thursday Art Walk will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. July 3 NORTH COAST HIGHWAY GALLERIES California Art Gallery (949) 494-7270 305 N. Coast Highway, Suite A Gallery McCollum (949) 497-4027 206 N. Coast Highway Featuring a one man show of Patrick Tobin's new paintings, tropicals and the Mediterranean. Greenwood/Chebithes Gallery (949) 494-0669 330 North Coast Highway Laguna Art Museum (949)
NEWS
By BARBARA DIAMOND | March 17, 2006
The Board of Realtors and Affiliates presented local models and local fashions for the enjoyment of a local audience for the "Seventh Annual Only in Laguna Fashion Show." "This is one of the most popular events all year in Laguna," show coordinator Patty Truman said. "Only in Laguna are the mayor and many local dignitaries on the runway modeling and having a great time. This is a heavenly place." Truman chose the theme for this year's show, "Laguna ? A Heavenly Place." She was inspired by Arnold Hano's description of Mayor Elizabeth Pearson-Schneider as "Laguna's Angel" for her efforts on behalf of the families displaced by the Bluebird Canyon landslide.
NEWS
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | October 16, 2007
You meet the nicest people when writing about food and you get the occasional delectable perk like being invited to special tastings. Recently, Sapphire held a cheese and wine tasting for 5 Spoke Creamery, a new, small, artisanal producer of organic, raw milk cheeses from New York State. Sapphire Pantry is currently the only venue in California where it can be purchased. The charming and enthusiastic Alan Glustoff, the cheese maker, was a former food scientist who worked on developing such things as Cool Whip and Pudding Pops at General Foods.
LOCAL
By Barbara Diamond | December 20, 2007
Two Laguna Beach men, Adam Zuckerman, 37, and Jeff Greenough, 48, were among 23 defendants charged Nov. 7 with fraud in an FBI’s investigation into alleged multimillion-dollar leasing scams dubbed Operation Lease Fleece. Neither man has entered a plea to date, according to Department of Justice spokesman Thom Mrozek. Zuckerman, who owned and operated Brickbanc Capital in Costa Mesa, was charged with one count of mail fraud, Mrozek said. “There is no indication when he will appear in court or even if he has an attorney,” Mrozek said.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | July 17, 2009
The five principles hang in a picture frame on the wall, giving visitors an inkling of what they might expect when they enter the dojo. “Effort, etiquette, sincerity, self-control, character.” These are words that mean a lot to Sensei Jeff Kash, the instructor at the United Studios of Self Defense in Laguna Beach. He tries to convey these things to the young — and the young-at-heart — who enter the doors of the small studio, tucked into a corner of the Albertsons parking lot on South Coast Highway.
NEWS
August 15, 2003
Free Festival Trams will shuttle from the north end of town to the south, from the canyon to the ocean. "Catch the Wave" signs mark the stops. Glossy blue trams with all-wood interiors also display the logo. The trams will operate from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. seven days a week through Aug. 31. There are four separate routes, with a transfer point at the Transit Center Bus Depot on Broadway between Forest Avenue and Beach Street. The Canyon Shuttle begins at ACT V parking at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road, goes past the Festival of Arts at 650 Laguna Canyon Road to the bus depot and loops back to ACT V, stopping at Art-A-Fair and the Sawdust Festival.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2008
Festival of Arts accepting applications Artists who would like to apply for the 2009 Festival of Arts should submit a CD with three digital images per media and a completed application form by 4 p.m. Jan. 16. To learn more about the Festival of Arts, the application process and photographing artwork, artists are invited to attend a free seminar from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Forum Theatre on the Festival of Arts grounds. The Festival of Arts accepts applications from artists residing in: Aliso Viejo, Balboa, Balboa Island, Capistrano Beach, Coto de Caza, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Foothill Ranch, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest (El Toro)
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier, cindy.frazier@latimes.com | September 13, 2010
A diver who was pulled into the Giggle Crack rock formation off Fisherman's Cove in north Laguna on Sunday afternoon died after efforts to resuscitate him failed, according to Laguna Beach police. The diver, identified as Kenny Lee, 41, of Irvine, had been diving with a friend when both passed an opening in the rocks known as the Giggle Crack because of the unusual sound it makes. Both were pulled into the rocks by pounding surf, and Lee disappeared, according to Sgt. Louise Callus.
NEWS
By Bryce Alderton | June 3, 2013
Tom Purdy did not anticipate a long career in education when he agreed to an interview for a Thurston Middle School teaching position while waiting to play volleyball on Main Beach 41 years ago. Purdy, who was 22 at the time, had just finished college. His uncle, a lifeguard, approached him on the beach and told him that Thurston's then-Principal David Lloyd was looking to fill a teaching position. Purdy immediately called Lloyd from a nearby phone booth and soon was sitting, sand-caked skin and all, in Lloyd's office.
NEWS
By Beau Nicolette | October 11, 2013
When Chad Cooper's father wanted a flag to fly in his Maryland backyard, he asked his son to send him a Laguna Beach flag. Cooper, who has lived in Laguna for more than 30 years, scoured the city for an official flag and when his search led him to a City Council meeting, he noticed the dais displayed only two - those of the United States and California. He commented on the need for a city flag at the meeting, and the council told him to pursue a design. "They loved the idea," he said.
NEWS
By: | September 24, 2005
Shell casings carpet the ground in "Lord of War." Stacks of U.S. dollars fill suitcases. Bodies are left behind. Fired in a frenzy normally reserved for Xbox afternoons, bullets are but one item in the lethal inventory of Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage): the dollars are the profit and bodies the loss. "Lord of War" is an episodic journey through 20 years of Yuri's life as a mega-successful, and highly illegal, international arms dealer. The story opens in New York where Yuri is one of many Russian immigrants dreaming of vast American riches.
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