January 2, 2004
Evan Marmol It has become a platitude to refer to a film as "cinema at its finest," but to apply this saying to "Big Fish" would be an understatement of epic proportions. Tim Burton crafted a film that transforms the mundane into the majestic. This awe-inspiring flick captures the imagination and heart of viewers with an elegance that seldom graces the silver screen. The narrative consists of a son discovering the truth behind his father's incredulous, albeit fabulous adventures.
April 16, 2010
The guys from K?ya have done it again with another boisterously noisy bistro with a beautiful view and an incredibly inexpensive menu. It is aptly named House of Big Fish and Ice Cold Beer because the portions are more than generous and the plethora of beers come icy cold. Taking over the space once occupied by the Aegean Café, on the third floor of the Collection on South Coast Highway, they have bought themselves an amazing ocean view. The attractive remodel has opened up the space and added a clean and simple décor with wooden booths, new wood floors, ceiling fans, a few big mirrors, the requisite faux stuffed fish and the feeling of a contemporary tavern.
May 30, 2008
Well, slap me silly. After “Sounding Off” about Marine Life Protection Act in last week’s Coastline Pilot, I couldn’t have been more shocked by the news of President George W. Bush’s intent to set aside areas of U.S. waters into the Marine Reserve system. One of the news wires stated that Bush’s actions had “environmentalists choking on their morning cornflakes at the news.” Seems apt that the same president who gleefully opened up pristine wilderness areas to wholesale mining and timber concerns would suddenly become the “blue” guy had the affect of a stun gun to the head.
November 25, 2005
Students dissect fish, examine microscopic particles to learn what is present in ocean waters.A group of fifth graders at Top of the World Elementary School will be the first to tell you that down is the direction pollution travels. As part of their education in science, the students of Susan Dick's homeroom class took a trip to the Ocean Institute in Dana Point to conduct experiments on the environment. In search of pollutants, the students went on a boat a mile off the coast to take samples of water and mud. At first observation, everything appeared normal.
April 25, 2013
Laguna Beach Little League's Crescent Bay Advisors collected a big win Saturday at Laguna Hills Community Center Park. Adam Kerfoot hit two, inside-the-park home runs to spark a 13-4 victory over the host Laguna Hills Hawks in a AAA Division game. The homers were two of three hits delivered by Kerfoot, who also tripled. Cooper Noriega also had three hits in a three-for-three performance and both Aidan McDennon and Paxton Burzell had two hits. Booker Frith pitched five innings and allowed only one run. The win increased CBA's record to 10-0-1.
March 7, 2013
Laguna Beach Little League held opening day ceremonies Tuesday and in one of two games played that day, Crescent Bay Advisors held off UPS, 11-8, in AAA Division action at Riddle Field. Starting pitchers for both teams gave strong performances. Booker Frith of Crescent Bay Advisors struck out eight, and Jamie Mackay of UPS, struck out five. Frith led CBA's offensive attack with two doubles and Paxton Burzell and Jeremy Hayes both hit doubles. George Williams doubled and singled for UPS. Upcoming games at Laguna Beach Little League: Friday AA Division: McKenna Audi vs. Lumberyard, 4:15 p.m. AAA Division: Zero Trash vs. Crescent Bay Advisors, 6:45 p.m. Majors Division: Hobie vs. LH Outlaws, 7 p.m. Saturday Rookie Division: Javiers vs. La Sirena Grill, 9:30 a.m.; Gapp Construction vs. Team Hansen's, noon; McKenna BMW vs. Nick Alexander Imports, 2:30 p.m. T-Ball Division: McKenna VW vs. Red, 9:30 a.m.; Purple vs. Rip Curl, 11 a.m.; Auction.com vs. Casey's Cupcakes, 12:30 p.m.; Orange vs. Big Fish and Kya, 2 p.m.; Light Blue vs. Maroon, 3:30 p.m. A Division: Ventura Foods vs. Ebell, 9 a.m.; Tuvalu vs. McKenna Porsche, 11 a.m.; Laguna Five-O vs. Drs. Digiovanni & Cook, 1 p.m. AA Division: American Legion vs. Bushards, 10 a.m. AAA Division: LH Mavs vs. Sportsworld, 10 a.m.; Gapp Construction vs. LH Hawks, 6 p.m. Majors Division: Rotary vs. VFW, 12:30 p.m.
May 2, 2014
Lumberyard got off to a fast start in its AAA Division game against UPS on a hot and windy Tuesday, and used that quick opening to take an 11-6 victory in Laguna Beach Little League action. Lumberyard started strong getting four runs in the first inning, thanks to Chase Hall's hard hit single that plated Noah Neufeld and Ben Kelly . UPS, however, came right back with four runs of its own in the bottom of the first. Aidan McDennon led off with a single and scored along with Lucas Jablon on Jax Laluotte's two-run double.
March 15, 2013
Zero Trash might not have picked up a victory in its AAA Division game against Crescent Bay Advisors, but it did record the first home run of the 2013 season at Laguna Beach Little League. In a game that was delayed by rain, Crescent Bay Advisors completed a 9-3 victory on Saturday over Zero Trash. Connor Fink of Zero Trash hit the first home run of the season, a two-run homer in the third inning at Riddle Field. Teammate Jack Payne struck out four in two innings of pitching. Later in the game, the second home run was recorded when Jeremy Hayes of Crescent Bay Advisors smashed a three-run homer.
February 2, 2012
The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce may be 95 years old, but officials are celebrating its anniversary as a rebirth. A new board was officially installed Jan. 27, but the group had already been at work to revitalize the chamber. "At our board retreat, it was clear that this group wants to have a different chamber than what you have seen in the past," said President Michael Kinsman. "This board is dedicated to a positive change in the chamber direction. Our new executive director, Kristine Thalman, has already moved us forward on many fronts.
April 19, 2012
A jumble of vintage cameras and other cinematic treasures that date to the magical beginnings of moving images fills Greg MacGillivray's upstairs corner office. Next to a staircase in the hallway to his office at the MacGillivray Freeman Films company is a row of cameras, more modern and personal ones that have defined the stages in the Laguna Beach filmmaker's life and long career. There is his first camera, a Kodak, which MacGillivray acquired at age 10, along with the 8-millimeter camera he used to make his first films during his days as a teenager growing up in Corona del Mar and surfing at Big Corona.