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December 26, 2003
Glori Fickling Established in 1968 on the romantic ocean front site of the two-story vacation home of late, famed actor-comedian Slim Summerville, the Beach House has continuously gained momentum as a dining destination for dedicated foodies seeking more than a wondrous vista of sprawling sand and sea. This is a site for delicacies presented with artistic flair -- the result of dedicated direction by the Pike family, ...
NEWS
December 24, 2004
Glori Fickling In addition to a tropical lanai patio welcoming guests as they saunter down the stairs to the entry, Laguna's popular Beach House offers four other inviting dining areas. Walk past the cozy cocktail lounge and discover two interior rooms posed high above the sandy beach. The view from a surrounding perimeter deck, now festively strung with sparkling Christmas lights, often reaches clear to romantic Catalina Island. Once the vacation home of old time motion picture actor/comedian Slim Sommerville, this fascinating vintage beach cottage offers much more than inviting ambience.
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By Bill Shedd | November 27, 2009
The Laguna Beach fishing and lobster diving ban ? with its staunch support from the Laguna Beach City Council ? is now well on its way to becoming reality. The preferred option prohibits all recreational and commercial fishing and all recreational and commercial lobster take, from Abalone Point to Aliso Creek. This constitutes an almost total ban of the fishing public?s land based access. Ninety percent of the public access points are in the closed area and the few remaining public stairways such as at 1,000 Steps Beach don?
NEWS
November 7, 2003
Glori Fickling Champagne and wine flowed freely at Picayo's celebratory fund-raiser for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation as did the music which invited dancing to the rhythms of "Nobody Cares." The Oct. 26 event, replete with an appealing silent auction, was dubbed a Tapas Evening. However, owner chef Laurent Brazier went totally beyond tapas with a presentation of delicacies that added up to a total dinner. The lavish buffet of a dozen taste sensations, was continuously replenished with appetizers and entrees inspired by his enticing dinner menu.
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By Ashley Breeding, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | December 23, 2010
Jan. 1 marks the fresh start of a new year: a time to shake old dirty habits, implement new and favorable ones, and move one step closer toward becoming your best self. But before it's time to break out that self-improvement checklist, treat yourself to one last evening of overindulgence and misbehaving on the town. On New Year's Eve, several restaurants and bars in Laguna Beach will offer fancy holiday cuisine, copious amounts of bubbly and festive cocktails, and live music to help you rock in the New Year.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | November 28, 2008
The Beach House, one of Laguna?s grand old dames, is having a gastronomic renaissance, brought about by their new executive chef, Michael Ingino. In this case, the rebirth consists of dressing the baby in new clothes instead of tossing it out with the bathwater. At first glance, the menu may appear to be pretty much the same but as you peruse it more carefully, you will notice many inventive and enticing new preparations with a more contemporary flair, while old favorites have been given new life.
NEWS
July 24, 2009
The rhetoric ? and name-calling ? has heightened around the issue of a proposed marine reserve designation for all of the waters off Laguna Beach. The City Council?s early endorsement of a ?no-take zone? ? one of a slew of ideas under consideration by the state to enhance the entire California coastal environment ? has brought out an emotional reaction among those who oppose it and support it. When Mayor Kelly Boyd ? apparently the only member of the council who actually goes out into the ocean to fish ?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | July 25, 2008
This summer presents us with a lot changes on the Laguna food scene, and here are just some of them. There is quite a bit of activity on the restaurant front these days as old favorites bite the dust and optimistic new ventures open right and left. On Aug. 9, the Blue Laguna Restaurant and Lounge is scheduled to open at the Holiday Inn, replacing the Bamboo Bar and Lounge. In addition to tapas style small plates and casual fine dining with indoor and outdoor seating, they will have live entertainment every night and on Mondays, a locals only menu with 50% off on selected items.
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By Barbara Diamond | May 15, 2012
A Riverside County man caught poaching lobsters in Laguna Beach was sentenced to jail May 5. The conviction of Marbel A. Para, 30, of Romoland was the first successful prosecution of a resource crime since the establishment of the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) off the Southern California coast went into effect on Jan. 1, according to the state Department of Fish and Game. “This diver intentionally took a huge overlimit of lobster with no regard for the current laws,” said DFG Assistant Chief Paul Hamdorf in a prepared statement.
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From the Los Angeles Times | January 16, 2012
State wildlife officials cited a Riverside County man Sunday for allegedly poaching dozens of lobsters inside one of Southern California's new marine sanctuaries, in what authorities called the first major violation of fishing restrictions that took effect Jan. 1. The state Department of Fish and Game said Marbel A. Para, 30, of Romoland and a companion were diving off the Laguna Beach coast shortly after midnight when wardens stopped them and...
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By Ashley Breeding, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | December 23, 2010
Jan. 1 marks the fresh start of a new year: a time to shake old dirty habits, implement new and favorable ones, and move one step closer toward becoming your best self. But before it's time to break out that self-improvement checklist, treat yourself to one last evening of overindulgence and misbehaving on the town. On New Year's Eve, several restaurants and bars in Laguna Beach will offer fancy holiday cuisine, copious amounts of bubbly and festive cocktails, and live music to help you rock in the New Year.
NEWS
By Bill Shedd | November 27, 2009
The Laguna Beach fishing and lobster diving ban ? with its staunch support from the Laguna Beach City Council ? is now well on its way to becoming reality. The preferred option prohibits all recreational and commercial fishing and all recreational and commercial lobster take, from Abalone Point to Aliso Creek. This constitutes an almost total ban of the fishing public?s land based access. Ninety percent of the public access points are in the closed area and the few remaining public stairways such as at 1,000 Steps Beach don?
NEWS
July 24, 2009
The rhetoric ? and name-calling ? has heightened around the issue of a proposed marine reserve designation for all of the waters off Laguna Beach. The City Council?s early endorsement of a ?no-take zone? ? one of a slew of ideas under consideration by the state to enhance the entire California coastal environment ? has brought out an emotional reaction among those who oppose it and support it. When Mayor Kelly Boyd ? apparently the only member of the council who actually goes out into the ocean to fish ?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | November 28, 2008
The Beach House, one of Laguna?s grand old dames, is having a gastronomic renaissance, brought about by their new executive chef, Michael Ingino. In this case, the rebirth consists of dressing the baby in new clothes instead of tossing it out with the bathwater. At first glance, the menu may appear to be pretty much the same but as you peruse it more carefully, you will notice many inventive and enticing new preparations with a more contemporary flair, while old favorites have been given new life.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | July 31, 2008
. FOR THE RECORD: The All About Food column, ?Lots of news for Laguna foodies,? (Coastline Pilot, July 25) should have said that Nick?s Laguna Beach Restaurant and Bar is expected to open on Aug. 4, in the space vacated by The Cabana, 440 S. Coast Hwy.. This summer presents us with a lot changes on the Laguna food scene, and here are just some of them. There is quite a bit of activity on the restaurant front these days as old favorites bite the dust and optimistic new ventures open right and left.
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