May 30, 2003
DINING OUT It has been almost 34 years since lovely Las Brisas replaced Laguna's long famed landmark, Victor Hugo Inn. Although Iocals were understandably adamant at the time, it was not long before they realized that the primo oceanfront location adjacent to our superlative Art Museum, would become a definitive setting for the featured "seafoods of Mexico." What transpired was a handsome reconstruction of the sprawling bluffside locale encompassing a quartet of attractively appointed levels starting with a festive patio above the splendiferous rose gardens.
March 19, 2010
We Lagunans witnessed two terrible events last week that should concern us. One was a man masturbating in the bushes while watching a child in a backyard. The other was a knife fight between four local teenagers that left one with a serious abdominal wound that required surgery. All involved must be held accountable for their actions. The fact that the man was homeless and the boys were teens has nothing to say about all homeless people or all teenagers. To me, these events should result in two obvious actions: 1. The police and our legal system need to deal with the responsible individuals in both incidents.
May 16, 2003
Suzie Harrison If a model fashion show featuring muscular men in bathing suits sounds good, you're in luck. It's time for the second annual "Hunks in Trunks" fashion show and it's all in the name of charity. Laguna Shanti will benefit from the event co-chaired by its Executive Director Bob Barnes and Woody's Public Relations Director Alford Harrison. "Hunks in Trunks is going to be great," Harrison said. "There's a group of six businesses underwriting the event, which means 100% of the money through ticket sales and the silent and live auction will go directly to Laguna Shanti."
March 13, 2009
Local lawyers address business club ?Hot Legal Topics? will be the subject of the upcoming Laguna Beach Business Club meeting Thursday. Local attorneys Diana Cimino, who specializes in business law, and Leslie Daff, a certified specialist in estate planning, will discuss how to adapt and thrive in a changing business environment while planning for the future via new techniques in estate planning. Topics to be covered include estate planning in changing times; negotiating business and personal debt; dealing with creditors; avoiding the legal pitfalls of contracts and leases; amending terms to fit the current business climate; and learning ?
November 3, 2011
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is no Grinch. The hotel will be collecting canned food, toys, books and stuffed animals to donate to local charities throughout the holiday season, according to a news release. Guests who donate will receive a card that gives them 15% off in the hotel's restaurants and shops, plus a free day of valet parking. The resort will collect canned goods and non-perishable food items at the Thanks-for-Giving Buffet on Nov. 24 and the Christmas Day Buffet on Dec. 25. All items will be donated to the Orange County Rescue Mission.
January 3, 2003
Laguna Canyon Conservancy to hold dinner meeting The Laguna Canyon Conservancy will host its dinner meeting at Tivoli Terrace on Monday. The meeting will allow attendees to meet Mayor Toni Iseman and find out what's happening in Laguna Canyon. They will discuss the groundbreaking ceremony for the Laguna Canyon Road construction project on Jan. 7. The no-host bar will open at 6 p.m., buffet dinner is at 6:45 p.m. and the program follows. Tivoli Terrace is on the Festival grounds on Laguna Canyon Road.
May 2, 2003
Kyne dancers have impressive showing Several of Kyne Dance Academy's dancers made it to the finals of the scholarship audition at the Tremaine Dance Competition on April 14. The dancers are taught a ballet and jazz combination, which they learn and then perform with hundreds of other dancers. Ali Tuchscher, Olivia Witte and Lexie Contursi made it to the finals, and Jonathan Salta was awarded a scholarship. Kyne Dance Academy's Groove Team also performed nine dances, which include tap, jazz, ballet and hip-hop.
February 19, 2010
Chinese Purim fest set at Chabad ?Purim In China? will be at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Chabad Jewish Center, featuring a Chinese-themed holiday bash. The program will be a combination of ancient Jewish traditions with a modern twist, according to Rabbi Eli Goorevitch. ?Our goal is to provide innovative holiday programs, yet still keep with the holiday theme.? The celebration will begin with a multimedia Megillah Reading, followed by a Kosher Chinese buffet, and an array of entertainment and activities including Chinese calligraphy, martial arts by United Studios of Self Defense, Chinese fan decorating, face painting, music and more.
November 23, 2007
Chabad celebrates Hanukkah Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is highlighted by the kindling of the Menorah each night, adding one additional candle each night for eight days. ?It is a holiday that enriches our lives with the light of tradition,? said Rabbi Eli Goorevitch, spiritual leader of Chabad Jewish Center in Laguna Beach. ?In ancient times our ancestors rededicated the Temple in Jerusalem with the Menorah. Today, we rededicate ourselves to making this world a better and brighter place.