July 17, 2009
Forty years ago this week, humans first walked on the moon. Marking the significant event, Aviation Arts Gallery will host a nine-day exhibit celebrating the Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 moon landings. The exhibit will be on display at the gallery, 533 S. Coast Hwy., through July 24. The exhibit, extended from its original four-day duration, will showcase rare and authentic memorabilia from the moon landings including books, letters, photographs, first day cover postal envelopes, and artwork signed by the Apollo astronauts.
February 4, 2005
Volunteers are needed to join the SHARE mountain bike club in restoring the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park trail that suffered damage from the recent rains. The morning restoration project will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 at the park, 20101 Laguna Canyon Road. Tools, training and a free lunch will be provided by SHARE and volunteers should bring gloves, a hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes and water. Volunteers will meet at the park's Interpretive Center.
February 2, 2012
Heisman ring stolen from Laguna Niguel home Former Los Angeles Rams running back John Cappelletti is pleading with the public to help find his stolen NFL and college memorabilia, including an anniversary ring for winning the Heisman Trophy while playing at Penn State. Orange County sheriff's investigators said thieves broke into Cappelletti's Laguna Niguel home and made off with at least $50,000 in jewelry and sports memorabilia, including a 25-year anniversary Heisman ring.
May 17, 2002
-- Mary A. Castillo Richard Halliburton, the famed adventurer who disappeared at sea in 1939, will be the focus of a lecture given by William Taylor at 7:30 p.m. Monday "We met Mr. Taylor when he e-mailed us with a rumor that Halliburton had proposed to Mary Ann Davis before he left on his last adventure," said Jane Janz, board member of the Laguna Beach Historical Society. After a year and a half of correspondence, she hopes that Taylor and the Historical Society will be able to confirm the 60-year-old rumor.
August 23, 2012
A man suspected of bilking more than $16,000 from the AIDS Services Foundation could face felony charges of insufficient funds, theft and fraud, Laguna Beach police said Thursday. The suspect, a 34-year-old from Cypress, remains unnamed because he has not yet been arrested at this time, Laguna Beach Police Capt. Jason Kravetz wrote in an email. The man, who said he lived in Bel Air, attended the ASF Red Ball II gala Sept. 24 in Laguna Beach. He bought a $5,000 table for the event, and won several items during the silent auction, charity officials told police.
March 12, 2004
Send DATEBOOK items to the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot, P.O. Box 248, Laguna Beach, CA 92652; fax to 494-8979; call 494-4321 or e-mail coastlinepilot@ latimes.com. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. TODAY 'BANKING ON ART' An exhibition of oil, encaustic and acrylic paintings by Marsh Scott will be on display at Wells Fargo Bank through March. The bank is at 260 Ocean Ave. Information: (949) 494-7544. LOCA ART ESCAPES Artist Mada Leach will teach a lesson on papermaking and marbleizing.
September 25, 2006
"Splash" is back with "Splashback to Fantasy Island," showing this weekend at the Festival of Arts. This year's show, a parody of the "Fantasy Island" TV show, features magic tricks, a bit of Barbra and reference to Massachusetts's lenient civil laws. Saturday's show will also sport dinner, an open bar, silent auction and casino games. Friday's preview includes complimentary cocktails. This year's event has already raised more than $400,000 for people affected by HIV/AIDS in Orange County, an issue close to the hearts of many in the city; at one time, Laguna had one of the highest number of AIDS cases per capita in the country.
July 8, 2005
Barbara Diamond An estimated 650 Chamber of Commerce supporters attended the 10th annual hometown barbecue Tuesday in the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot. The event is the chamber's major fundraiser and included a barbecue, a silent auction and an option to attend the Pageant of the Masters preview, beginning at 8:30 p.m. "We've been doing this for nine years and it has been very successful for us," chamber executive director...