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By Ashley Breeding | April 20, 2009
Laguna resident and green pioneer Chris Prelitz has written a new book, “Green Made Easy,” which aims to convey that going green is not only good for our planet, but good for our pocketbooks as well. “We’re rediscovering that it’s so much healthier, more lucrative, and better for every living thing to transition away from wasteful, polluting technologies and make choices that work in harmony with nature,” he said. “It may cost more money upfront, but the return on our investments is greater when we do it right.
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By Ashley Breeding | December 4, 2008
What could be Southern California’s first exclusively green kitchen and bath showroom has planted roots in Laguna. Laguna Green EcoSmart Kitchen and Bath Gallery, a new business that offers eco-friendly finished materials, design services, project management and workshops, had its grand opening Nov. 22. Owner and designer Pam Sterling said her mission is to shift the well-being of the planet by creating healthier homes and lives through...
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By Joanna Clay | April 19, 2012
Park Avenue will transform from a normal street to a pedestrian village during Laguna Beach's inaugural Earth Day Festival on Saturday. It's the first time the city has allowed Park Avenue to be shut down for a non-city event, said event co-founder Billy Fried. Fried, owner of La Vida Laguna, came up with the festival concept with Complete Streets Task Force chairman Chris Prelitz. Fried is also a member of the Complete Streets Task Force. The event is an effort by Transition Laguna Beach, with help from SEEDS Arts and Education Inc. At the festival, there will be three "pods" — an eco-village, eco-lounge and eco-exhibition.
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By Ashley Breeding | September 10, 2009
Your pocketbooks may be suffering in this harsh economy, but now your looks don’t have to. Madison’s Day Spa, established by local newlyweds Blair and Donovan Dorsey, will offer an array of luxury services including facials, microdermabrasion, massages, full-body treatments, waxing, airbrush tanning, and manicures and pedicures at client-friendly prices. The spa, 1833 S. Coast Hwy., is scheduled to open Monday. “We think everyone should be able to afford a little spa luxury in their life,” Blair Dorsey said.
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By Liyna Anwar | July 30, 2009
A groundbreaking ceremony for two Laguna beachfront residences took place July 23, with construction already underway. The two homes, developed by Tresor Properties, are designed to be highly eco-friendly and could be the “greenest” homes on the California coast, according to Tresor. More than 100 people attended the ceremony with several dignitaries also in attendance, including Mayor Kelly Boyd and other city council members. Darren Moore, host of Planet Green Television’s “Alter Eco,” hosted the event.
BUSINESS
November 27, 2009
Green Cube opens today in Laguna Green Cube, the newest concept store by Sanja Simidzija (owner of Laguna?s Art Cube Gallery and Upside Down Boutique), will open its doors at 10 a.m. today at 264 Forest Ave., the former Laguna Fine Art Gallery location. The store specializes in items made with organic and recycled materials and designed, constructed and consumed with sustainability of the planet in mind. ?Green living had been merely a novelty for so many years, but it is now entering mainstream society,?
SPORTS
By Chris Williams | June 19, 2009
Surfing Laguna had a chance this week to get together with the fine folks over at the Hobie Surf Shop on Forest Avenue in downtown Laguna and talk a bit about how the summer season is shaping up. Hobie general manager Jake Schwaner shared his take on summer sales, retail in Laguna and the new Hobie ASEC Green Room. CW: First question: How?s business so far this early summer season? JS: Not bad, considering the weather. We have a saying here at the shop: ?When the sun?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2009
Artists vied for honors as eco-friendly fashion designers Saturday at the Festival of Arts. Hundreds watched as models strutted down the runway in fashions designed by Festival of Arts exhibitors. First place went to Luciano Bortone and Barbara Hendricks, for their design “Festival Diva — High Fashion,” made from forks, old Pageant of the Masters programs, soda can rings, bottle caps, bubble wrap, garbage bags and a hula-hoop. The pair won the $1,000 cash prize and also captured the hearts of the audience who awarded them the “People’s Choice” award.
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By Liyna Anwar | September 9, 2009
Laguna Candles, an online candle company, has undergone some major changes in the past few months. Sharie Hendricks, owner and operator and long time Laguna Beach Realtor, has become one of the millions of people personally affected by cancer. Her husband, Clarence Hendricks, who also serves as the company’s marketing director, was diagnosed with cancer last December. The news came as a shock to Clarence Hendricks, who suddenly had to juggle his work and battling his cancer.
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By Joanna Clay | April 19, 2012
Park Avenue will transform from a normal street to a pedestrian village during Laguna Beach's inaugural Earth Day Festival on Saturday. It's the first time the city has allowed Park Avenue to be shut down for a non-city event, said event co-founder Billy Fried. Fried, owner of La Vida Laguna, came up with the festival concept with Complete Streets Task Force chairman Chris Prelitz. Fried is also a member of the Complete Streets Task Force. The event is an effort by Transition Laguna Beach, with help from SEEDS Arts and Education Inc. At the festival, there will be three "pods" — an eco-village, eco-lounge and eco-exhibition.
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By Ashley Breeding | September 10, 2009
Your pocketbooks may be suffering in this harsh economy, but now your looks don’t have to. Madison’s Day Spa, established by local newlyweds Blair and Donovan Dorsey, will offer an array of luxury services including facials, microdermabrasion, massages, full-body treatments, waxing, airbrush tanning, and manicures and pedicures at client-friendly prices. The spa, 1833 S. Coast Hwy., is scheduled to open Monday. “We think everyone should be able to afford a little spa luxury in their life,” Blair Dorsey said.
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By Liyna Anwar | July 30, 2009
A groundbreaking ceremony for two Laguna beachfront residences took place July 23, with construction already underway. The two homes, developed by Tresor Properties, are designed to be highly eco-friendly and could be the “greenest” homes on the California coast, according to Tresor. More than 100 people attended the ceremony with several dignitaries also in attendance, including Mayor Kelly Boyd and other city council members. Darren Moore, host of Planet Green Television’s “Alter Eco,” hosted the event.
BUSINESS
By Ashley Breeding | April 20, 2009
Laguna resident and green pioneer Chris Prelitz has written a new book, “Green Made Easy,” which aims to convey that going green is not only good for our planet, but good for our pocketbooks as well. “We’re rediscovering that it’s so much healthier, more lucrative, and better for every living thing to transition away from wasteful, polluting technologies and make choices that work in harmony with nature,” he said. “It may cost more money upfront, but the return on our investments is greater when we do it right.
NEWS
By Ashley Breeding | December 4, 2008
What could be Southern California’s first exclusively green kitchen and bath showroom has planted roots in Laguna. Laguna Green EcoSmart Kitchen and Bath Gallery, a new business that offers eco-friendly finished materials, design services, project management and workshops, had its grand opening Nov. 22. Owner and designer Pam Sterling said her mission is to shift the well-being of the planet by creating healthier homes and lives through...
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