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By Barbara Diamond | December 4, 2008
City Manager Ken Frank will research the costs and options to modernize the city’s website and make it useful for the public. The City Council voted unanimously at the Nov. 18 meeting to direct Frank to come up with cost estimates and requirements for displaying videos of the City Council, Planning Commission and Design Review Board meetings. Outgoing Mayor Pro Tem Cheryl Kinsman and Councilman Kelly Boyd proposed archiving videos of the meetings, but Kinsman said the agenda item was altered by Frank, who is not known for his electronic expertise.
NEWS
May 10, 2002
The Citizens Oversight Committee, established by the Board of Education of the Laguna Beach Unified School District in March of 2001, recently submitted its quarterly report to the Board. The focus of the committee has switched gears as the construction projects and expenditures at El Morro, Thurston and Top of the World are near competition. The Committee is getting ready to track the work to be completed with the $39-million school modernization money that voters approved in June 2001.
NEWS
By: Sarah Hill | October 8, 2005
New art facilities, air conditioning and nursing offices will come sooner than expected for some public schools after the School Board's unanimous approval Wednesday of a timeline for modernization projects. The four Burbank Unified School District schools waiting to be modernized as part of a $122.5-million bond passed in 1998 are Luther Burbank Middle School, McKinley and Providencia elementary schools and Monterey Continuation High School. Each were scheduled to begin construction in sequence about a year apart from each other.
NEWS
April 15, 2005
"Modernism" and "postmodernism" are slippery terms, especially when it comes to art. They were protean even at their starts (which was pretty concurrent, right around end of the first World War), and they still have sweeping applications. You'll hear the both terms applied to the same music, architecture, and even furniture. They're pretty interchangeable to most people. We recognize an artist like Picasso as a "Modernist," but is Jackson Pollock (a contemporary)
NEWS
November 28, 2003
The first American Thanksgiving feast was celebrated over a three-day period in 1621 in Plymouth, Mass., with European settlers sitting down with about 90 Native Americans to meals consisting mostly of wild game and fish. The fact the settlers were eating anything at all was probably the greatest cause to celebrate that year -- the first winter in Massachusetts had wiped out fully half of the original Plymouth colonists. It was a far different time of thanks in America than we find today.
NEWS
January 31, 2003
THE GARDEN FANATIC "There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose . -- HENRI MATISSE "Your next-door neighbour ... is [about] roses that are better than yours." -- G. K. CHESTERTON The Greek poet, Sappho, described the rose as the "queen of flowers" nearly 2,600 years ago. To her east, Confucius noted the exquisite rose gardens of the Imperial Palace. Today's roses owe their heritage to these forebears, mostly five-petaled native roses of the northern latitudes.
NEWS
March 26, 2004
Glori Fickling It has been 12 successful years since Romeo Cucina debuted on Broadway in Downtown Laguna Beach. The artistic culinary creation of dynamic Vittorio Romeo, this handsomely attractive restaurant features the delicious cuisine of Southern Italy. Specifically the food centers on the fresh fish, legumes and produce indigenous to the fertile region of Calabria, birthplace of the charming Romeo himself who admirably likens our town to the picturesque Italian city.
NEWS
By Kate Rogers | December 13, 2012
PTA's parent education forum welcomed local psychologist Jerry Weichman last month at the Aliso Creek Inn. Weichman, author of teen guide "How To Deal," has an active adolescent practice in Newport Beach. He covered a broad range of topics from behavioral parenting to substance abuse and included very practical tips. Here's a summary of what he told attendees. The vast majority of today's teens are navigating a world in which everyone else seems to be "living the life," and there is a nagging feeling "there is something really wrong with me. " High school operates like a caste system in which kids are concerned about personal presentation and managing their social stock.
NEWS
October 24, 2003
Evan Marmol "Kill Bill Vol. 1" is an exceptional amalgam of the fascinating elements of Japanese animation, acrobatics, and Quentin Tarantino's unique flair for the narrative. Tarantino's ability to engross his audience by transforming mundane conversations into remarkably pithy banter and inventive dialogue is an unmistakable trademark of his films. Combining those aspects with the bewitching Uma Thurman, the lovely Lucy Lu and Vivica Fox is a formula for a consummate box office success.
LOCAL
By Lindsay Neely | June 9, 2009
Cute and Dangerous is a collective of renowned artists, illustrators, graphic and toy designers, painters and sculptors. Sixteen artists from seven countries will be presenting their interpretations of modern art at the event which will also feature live paintings by Jon Burgerman and Luke Feldman (aka SKAFFS). Attendees will have the chance to interact with the artists as well as purchase sculptures, designer toys, original illustrations and prints. Photo ops will be available at the step and repeat wall, and professional videographers will be filming the event’s proceedings.
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By Sam Lubell | January 6, 2014
If you worked on a house for five years, you'd call it a labor of love, right? What if that process took 25 years? Is there a name for that? This is the story behind architect Paul Zajfen's epic quest in Laguna Beach. Zajfen, a design principal at the Los Angeles firm CO Architects , bought an ocean-view site on the steep, winding bluffs of Laguna in 1989. His dream was to create a modern oasis, hugging the landscape and opening to the elements. Then things got messy.
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NEWS
November 7, 2013
The wood is in, the ovens are prepared and Selanne Steak Tavern is ready to open its doors in Laguna Beach. The restaurant named for Anaheim Ducks' star Teemu Selanne, one of two proprietors along with Kevin Pratt, will serve its first cocktail and meal beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, according to a news release. Selanne, which will double as both a casual tavern and an upscale steakhouse, opens in a spot formerly occupied by French 75, at 1464 S. Coast Hwy. Executive chef Joshua Severson's menu includes, as the restaurant's name implies, steaks and chops while also giving a nod to fish and poultry.
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By Kate Rogers | December 13, 2012
PTA's parent education forum welcomed local psychologist Jerry Weichman last month at the Aliso Creek Inn. Weichman, author of teen guide "How To Deal," has an active adolescent practice in Newport Beach. He covered a broad range of topics from behavioral parenting to substance abuse and included very practical tips. Here's a summary of what he told attendees. The vast majority of today's teens are navigating a world in which everyone else seems to be "living the life," and there is a nagging feeling "there is something really wrong with me. " High school operates like a caste system in which kids are concerned about personal presentation and managing their social stock.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Imran Vittachi | May 31, 2012
Clarence Hinkle lived in Laguna Beach from 1922 until 1935. Dating to 1917, he painted scenes of the arts colony, but only one of his paintings remains in the Laguna Art Museum's permanent collection. "Laguna Beach," a 30-inch by 36-inch oil on canvas, is LAM's lone Hinkle. His 1929 painting depicts a swathe of the town's coastline from an elevated vantage point. Soon, that and more than 114 of Hinkle's other pieces, including more than 25 painted locally, will go on display for "Clarence Hinkle," one of two exhibits that LAM will open to the public June 10 and run concurrently until Oct. 7. Paintings by Hinkle - who died in Santa Barbara in 1960 - will comprise the larger of the two shows.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | June 29, 2011
A vacation in coastal Orange County doesn't have to be at a five-star hotel. For as little as $50 a night, one can have an ocean view and a walk to the beach with the opening of the Moro Campgrounds on Friday. The 35-acre property in Crystal Cove State Park has 60 campsites, 30 of which have hook-ups providing electricity and water. Hook-up spots cost about $65 per night. The entire Moro Canyon area redevelopment project near the edges of Newport Coast and Laguna Beach is estimated to cost $15 million.
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By Ashley Breeding, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | July 29, 2010
In a sea of original paintings, sculpture, jewels and glass, two new artists have managed to give Art-A-Fair a splash of something fresh and creative this season. Vietnamese American painter Truong Buu Giam brings his "Asian view of the west" through a collection of epoxy-on-aluminum paintings of nature, wild and marine life. His mixture of vibrant hues, he said, convey the emotions that stir through him when he observes the captivating red rock of Utah, Great Falls of Montana and sea life of La Jolla Cove.
LOCAL
By Gene Felder | March 11, 2010
The next Laguna Beach Historical Society program will be Monday, March 15th “Architectural Modernism in Laguna Beach" by Ted Wells. The program is from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will be held at the Laguna Beach City Hall Council Chambers, 505 Forest Avenue. The public is invited and there is no charge.  Laguna architecture of the 1960s and 70s has become an important part of our city’s character, even though these buildings have yet to be officially recognized in our historic resource inventory.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | January 29, 2010
For those of you who don?t keep track of these important milestones, January was National Pizza Month and Feb. 9 is International Pizza Day. So, put these on your calendar for next year before you forget again. Americans eat an average of 18 acres of pizza every day and spend about $32 billion a year indulging this pleasure. The average American consumes 23 pounds of pizza per year. Pepperoni and cheese is the most popular combination and pizza?s second only to the hamburger as this continent?
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By Cindy Frazier | November 6, 2009
Laguna Art Museum will pay tribute to its major donors in an eclectic exhibition opening Sunday. ?Collecting California: Selections from Laguna Art Museum? encompasses 83 works of art from the 1830s to 2007, all of it donated ? or funded by donations. The show is the second in a ?bracketed? set of exhibitions intended to reestablish the museum?s reputation as a repository for important California art, said museum Director Bolton Colburn. The exhibitions were funded by a grant obtained in 2005.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ashley Breeding | July 17, 2009
Gallimaufry Performing Arts will take audiences back in time with two musical performances, ?Thoroughly Modern Millie? and ?Bugsy Malone,? which will premiere Thursday and July 25, respectively, at the Artists? Theatre in Laguna Beach. Artistic Director Steve Josephson said he?s thrilled to finally put on ?Thoroughly Modern Millie,? a widely adored musical for which it?s taken him three years to get approval to direct in Orange County. ?I thought it would be fun to pair this with another 1920s New York City musical that has fantastic songs and dance numbers,?
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