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September 12, 2003
Laguna Beach's Dain Blanton teamed with Jeff Nygaard of Los Angeles last weekend to win the men's title at the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals Aquafina Shootout presented by Bud Light in Las Vegas. Blanton and Nygaard, seeded seventh, defeated No. 5 seed Scott Ayakatubby and Brian Lewis, 21-13, 21-19 in Saturday's final, which was the final men's match of the 2003 AVP Nissan Series. Blanton finished the men's championship match final with nine kills, seven digs and four aces.
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By Cindy Frazier | February 25, 2009
Law enforcement authorities believe they have captured a suspect in a 10-year-old art theft case centered in Laguna Beach. A fugitive charged with stealing more than $260,000 in original paintings from Laguna Beach galleries in 1999 was arrested Wednesday on a decade-old warrant while living under a false name in Las Vegas, according to Laguna Beach police. Joseph Michael Killebrew, 50, is charged with four felony counts of grand theft and sentencing enhancements for theft greater than $100,000, the Orange County District Attorney’s office states.
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By Cindy Frazier | September 9, 2009
Three Laguna Beach art galleries got a measure of justice for a 10-year-old crime Tuesday. A convicted art thief was sentenced to prison Sept. 8 after pleading guilty to stealing more than $260,000 in paintings from the galleries in 1999, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office. Joseph Michael Killebrew, 51, was arrested earlier this year on a decade-old warrant while living under a false name in Las Vegas. Killebrew pleaded guilty to four felony counts of grand theft and sentencing enhancements for theft of more than $100,000 and was sentenced to two years and eight months in state prison.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | June 26, 2009
LAS VEGAS ? Laguna Beach resident Michael Lewis hit the jackpot at the three-eighths-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring on Saturday, driving his No. 60 Western Speed Ford Focus Midget to his second USAC California Pavement Ford Focus Series win. Lewis was fast all evening, qualifying second with a time of 15.525 seconds. Then he and teammate Cody Gerhardt finished one-two in the heat race. ?The heat race went very well,? Lewis said in a news release. ?We tried some things to make sure the car was stable for the main [race]
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By Cindy Frazier | February 26, 2009
Law enforcement authorities believe they have captured a suspect in a 10-year-old art theft case centered in Laguna Beach. A fugitive charged with stealing more than $260,000 in original paintings from Laguna Beach galleries in 1999 was arrested Wednesday on a decade-old warrant while living under a false name in Las Vegas, according to Laguna Beach police. Joseph Michael Killebrew, 50, is charged with four felony counts of grand theft and sentencing enhancements for theft greater than $100,000, the Orange County District Attorney’s office states.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ashley Breeding | December 19, 2008
Local musician Jason Feddy came to the U.S. from his hometown of Yorkshire, England, more than a decade ago, after drug addiction severed his ties with record labels, halted his promising music career, and left him without even a couch to sleep on. ?I showed early promise, which I destroyed with self-absorption and drugs,? he said. ?That heroin is very more-ish you know ? kinda like pretzels. I had burned my bridges in the U.K., but my brother [who lived in Las Vegas] offered me a place to stay on the condition that I got sober.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | January 4, 2008
Master figurative sculptor Richard MacDonald, who owns the Dawson Cole Fine Art in Laguna Beach, has created a new exclusive, permanent gallery capturing images of Cirque du Soleil performers in the ?O? Theatre lobby at Bellagio in Las Vegas. Cirque du Soleil is showcasing more than 50 bronze sculptures along with original drawings, serigraphs and lithographs. The new gallery was born out of a relationship between Macdonald and Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil. MacDonald said he and Laliberté are ?
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By: | October 7, 2005
MONDAY Forest Avenue: A man was reportedly playing a guitar in front of a business and refusing to leave at 5:36 p.m. in the 200 block. TUESDAY South Coast Highway: A car was reportedly broken into at 11:50 a.m. in the 31800 block. South Coast Highway: A car was reportedly broken into at 11:29 a.m. in the 31800 block. MONDAY Castle Rock Road: Police received a report that two surfboards worth $800 each were stolen from the back of a truck at 8:42 p.m. in the 100 block.
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By JAMES PRIBRAM | February 2, 2007
CANARY ISLANDS The waves have been unbelievable, to say the least. Surfing a perfect breaking right wave, over a shallow jagged sharp reef, was the highlight of my day today and reminded me of just how special surfing is to the traveling surfer. Today's waves were about 6 to 8 feet, with some not very friendly locals who took a while to warm up to me. Nothing like good old fashioned localism in the form of scowling faces. I'm staying out of the main tourist sector of Tenerife, which is wonderful since the downtown tourist area is about as ugly a place as one can imagine ?
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By Cindy Frazier | March 31, 2011
The Boom Boom Room may be history, along with the Little Shrimp and Woody's, but Laguna Beach is not giving up on attracting and serving gay and lesbian visitors. The Gay and Lesbian Travel Industry Directory 2011 has a two-page spread devoted to the city, extolling its beautiful beaches, secluded coves, absolutely fabulous restaurants, artists enclaves and hip nightspots. The Laguna Beach Visitors and Conference Bureau placed the full-page ad and provided materials for an "editorial" page, a promotion that cost the bureau $3,000, according to Executive Director Judy Bijlani.
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By Cindy Frazier | September 10, 2009
Three Laguna Beach art galleries got a measure of justice for a 10-year-old crime Tuesday. A convicted art thief was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $260,000 in paintings from the galleries in 1999, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office. Joseph Michael Killebrew, 51, was arrested earlier this year on a decade-old warrant while living under a false name in Las Vegas. Killebrew pleaded guilty to four felony counts of grand theft and sentencing enhancements for a theft of more than $100,000 and was sentenced to two years and eight months in state prison.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | June 26, 2009
LAS VEGAS ? Laguna Beach resident Michael Lewis hit the jackpot at the three-eighths-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring on Saturday, driving his No. 60 Western Speed Ford Focus Midget to his second USAC California Pavement Ford Focus Series win. Lewis was fast all evening, qualifying second with a time of 15.525 seconds. Then he and teammate Cody Gerhardt finished one-two in the heat race. ?The heat race went very well,? Lewis said in a news release. ?We tried some things to make sure the car was stable for the main [race]
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | April 1, 2009
A Buena Park man believed to have faked his death while diving off of Treasure Island in Laguna Beach has been arrested in Las Vegas, Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Jason Kravetz said. Police announced in December that they were searching for John Sung Park, 29, who was declared missing and presumed dead after diving with friends Sept. 11. Nevada State Gaming Board police officers arrested Park at 7:30 a.m. March 30 at the MGM Grand Casino. The gaming police were investigating an allegation that a man was cheating at one of the gaming tables.
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By Cindy Frazier | March 31, 2009
A Buena Park man believed to have faked his death while diving off of Treasure Island in Laguna Beach has been arrested in Las Vegas, Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Jason Kravetz said. Police announced in December that they were searching for John Sung Park, 29, who was declared missing and presumed dead after diving with friends Sept. 11. Nevada State Gaming Board police officers arrested Park at 7:30 a.m. March 30 at the MGM Grand Casino. The gaming police were investigating an allegation that a man was cheating at one of the gaming tables.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | February 26, 2009
Law enforcement authorities believe they have captured a suspect in a 10-year-old art theft case centered in Laguna Beach. A fugitive charged with stealing more than $260,000 in original paintings from Laguna Beach galleries in 1999 was arrested Wednesday on a decade-old warrant while living under a false name in Las Vegas, according to Laguna Beach police. Joseph Michael Killebrew, 50, is charged with four felony counts of grand theft and sentencing enhancements for theft greater than $100,000, the Orange County District Attorney’s office states.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ashley Breeding | December 19, 2008
Local musician Jason Feddy came to the U.S. from his hometown of Yorkshire, England, more than a decade ago, after drug addiction severed his ties with record labels, halted his promising music career, and left him without even a couch to sleep on. ?I showed early promise, which I destroyed with self-absorption and drugs,? he said. ?That heroin is very more-ish you know ? kinda like pretzels. I had burned my bridges in the U.K., but my brother [who lived in Las Vegas] offered me a place to stay on the condition that I got sober.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | May 8, 2008
When Laguna artist Jorge Burtin retired young from his family plastics business, he found he had a lot of time on his hands. He now spends his days creating what he calls Pixaics, mosaics of thousands of tiny pieces of pigmented glass, like the pixels on a computer screen; 25 of them can fit into a square-inch area. “I switched one job for the other,” he said. Each piece of Burtin’s art sells for tens of thousands of dollars, but Burtin requires buyers to write a check for the purchase amount to a charity of their choice — not to Burtin himself.
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