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December 6, 2012
The museum that William Wendt helped to create has taken in another of his works. Last week, the Laguna Art Museum announced it has added an untitled 1933 oil painting by Wendt to its collection. Montebello residents Robert and Shirley Foster, who received the painting from the estate of their friend Janet W. Wood, donated it to the museum because of Wendt's strong connection to Laguna Beach. The artist, who came to the United States from Germany in 1880, co-founded the Laguna Beach Art Assn.
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April 23, 2010
Here is Gabriella Sunheart?s basic recipe for flatbread pizza. Get creative! FLAT BREAD/PIZZA DOUGH (Serves 4) 1-1/4 cups water 1 egg 3 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine water and egg into a large bowl, beating egg and mixing at same time, with a fork. Add flour and salt and continue to mix by hand. Dust hands with flour to prevent dough from sticking to hands.
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March 16, 2007
The Sawdust Art Festival's annual Spring Into Art workshops begin Saturday, and run for three weekends. The classes, held at the festival's grounds at 935 Laguna Canyon Road, range from oil painting to blown glass to crocheting, and are taught by professional Sawdust exhibitors. Classes are open to everyone, from beginners to experts; each class is limited to 10 students. The sessions meet from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. The costs for each class range from $100 to $250, including supplies, refreshments and catered lunches.
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By Catharine Cooper | May 7, 2010
In the distance, the oil platforms stand like sentries between the offshore islands and the coastline. Their stark steel frameworks rise from the sea’s surface, most visible from Laguna on clear mornings or early evenings. At sunset, the platform lights shimmer through the blaze of oranges and reds, indistinguishable from boat masts on the horizon. Joan Baez’s song “From a Distance” comes to mind, for in the darkness, the sparkling lights on the rigs are beautiful.
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April 29, 2005
CATHARINE COOPER Let's talk about oil. Drat. That doesn't sound like much fun, does it? I mean, if you're like me, a glance at the gas gauge nudging itself toward the BIG E (for EMPTY) sends a recurring shiver down your back. I admit it -- I own a gas-guzzling SUV. "Slynx" was a mid-life crisis purchase. She's beautiful, has 347 ponies running under the hood, and rips past grief-giving jerks on the freeway. When she was new, gas prices were what I can affectionately refer to as low, and we definitely had a love affair.
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August 2, 2002
How I Read it From June 1035, somewhere in North America, to August 2003, in Washington, D.C., Clive Cussler weaves a riveting adventure, including Vikings inhabiting North America long before Columbus, and Jules Verne's Captain Nemo and his submarine, Nautilus, as a historical technological event. The CIA, the FBI, the National Underwater and Marine Agency and the notorious Cerbarus oil-monopoly all come together in "Valhalla Rising," a story about corrupt oil millionaires wanting to become billionaires (sound familiar)
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May 19, 2011
Laguna Beach resident Norma Young ushered in her 90th birthday with a party at her home May 14. More than 150 people showed up to celebrate the life of Young, who has owned property in Laguna for 54 years and moved permanently to the city in 1976. In tune with the town's artistic spirit, the art collector and painter raffled off oil paintings to guests. Many of her friends were lucky enough to take something home with them.   —Joanna Clay  
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By Ashley Breeding | April 29, 2010
Members of the community are invited to join the transition movement toward a cleaner, brighter and more sustainable future. Transition Laguna Beach, an organization that seeks to engage the community as it develops practical alternatives to a lifestyle dependent upon a fuel-based economy, will host “The Great Unleashing” from 6 to 10 p.m. May 14 at the Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Road. Group co-founder Chris Prelitz said the goal of the event is to “unleash” the wisdom and potential into positively creating a future the community collectively wants, by raising awareness and educating its members about the issues and impact of peak oil and petrol-dependency.
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By Joanna Clay | August 30, 2012
You have to get the temperature right, Celia Lerum says, as she sticks a thermometer in a pitcher of hot wax. After mixing the wax slowly back and forth with a pitcher of essential oils, she slowly pours the mixture into small jars, the wicks held up with Popsicle sticks. The Laguna Beach native is making candles for her company, Arovela, which began out of her one-story San Clemente home last year and whose products are now sold in Laguna Beach. Muted rock music plays inside the house and Lerum, 30, is tranquil as she makes her soy- and coconut oil-based candles in the backyard.
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By BOBBIE ALLEN | September 25, 2006
Primitivism in painting (and its close relative fauvism) was poorly received when it first appeared in the work of artists like Paul Gauguin, but it left a lasting mark on art. It was difficult for viewers to understand. Hundreds of years of development toward an increasingly realistic human figure did a u-turn in just a few years, turning into something that stressed color over form, simple over complex compositions and heavy brushwork over the more delicate (or even invisible)
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Rhea Mahbubani | January 24, 2013
As a young boy, when Wyland saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time, he felt something shift within him. Moments later, two gray whales peeked out from the surface of the water. A lifelong connection was formed. "I saw two gray whales spouting right in front of me," said Wyland, 56, of his earliest memory of Laguna Beach in 1971. "I saw their barnacle-encrusted backs and their beautiful tails. After that, the whale tail has became the symbol of my art. What happens to you when you're a kid can really be profound.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2012
The museum that William Wendt helped to create has taken in another of his works. Last week, the Laguna Art Museum announced it has added an untitled 1933 oil painting by Wendt to its collection. Montebello residents Robert and Shirley Foster, who received the painting from the estate of their friend Janet W. Wood, donated it to the museum because of Wendt's strong connection to Laguna Beach. The artist, who came to the United States from Germany in 1880, co-founded the Laguna Beach Art Assn.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay | August 30, 2012
You have to get the temperature right, Celia Lerum says, as she sticks a thermometer in a pitcher of hot wax. After mixing the wax slowly back and forth with a pitcher of essential oils, she slowly pours the mixture into small jars, the wicks held up with Popsicle sticks. The Laguna Beach native is making candles for her company, Arovela, which began out of her one-story San Clemente home last year and whose products are now sold in Laguna Beach. Muted rock music plays inside the house and Lerum, 30, is tranquil as she makes her soy- and coconut oil-based candles in the backyard.
NEWS
May 19, 2011
Laguna Beach resident Norma Young ushered in her 90th birthday with a party at her home May 14. More than 150 people showed up to celebrate the life of Young, who has owned property in Laguna for 54 years and moved permanently to the city in 1976. In tune with the town's artistic spirit, the art collector and painter raffled off oil paintings to guests. Many of her friends were lucky enough to take something home with them.   —Joanna Clay  
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By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | December 23, 2010
Retired City Manager Ken Frank thought he and his wife, Nancy, were stopping by the Marine Room Tavern for a quick drink before going out to quiet dinner with Kathleen and Bill Blackburn. He was wrong. His wife knew it, and so did a couple of hundred movers and shakers in town, as well as artist Scott Moore. The Marine Room was packed with Frank well-wishers, gathered to surprise him with the gift of a commissioned painting by the internationally recognized Surrealist. "I was absolutely clueless," Frank said.
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By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | October 7, 2010
Environmental issues dominated the Oct. 5 City Council Agenda. Five of the 11 items heard in the regular order of business were directly related to improving or preserving the environment. Three others had peripheral effects. "I don't want any of you 'greenies' to miss a minute of it," Councilwoman Verna Rollinger said. Arthur Winer, professor of environmental health services at UCLA, briefed the council on the implications of the peak oil production for Laguna Beach.
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Catharine Cooper | June 4, 2010
T he air is heavy and cool with June fog that's layered in along the coastline. Buster and I wander early before the dog police arrive to ticket us off the local sands. Small waves break the silence of the morning, and a tidal surge gently rolls over the reefs between Brooks and Cress streets. Even with the gray skies, I know that blue-green waters wait only for the sun to peak through the clouds to reveal themselves. A few fish dart; a pair of dolphin frolics. I stop and ponder the beauty around me. A tear snakes down my cheek.
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By Wyland | May 28, 2010
T oday we see the impact of inaction on the part of our political leaders to have the courage and vision to end offshore oil drilling in U.S. waters. As I recall, we voted for change in 2008. The kind of change that invests in the future and not in the destruction of the planet that has been happening around the world. We can't go back in time and make the oil companies and politicians do what they should have done in the first place to avert the ever-worsening Gulf oil spill disaster.
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By Catharine Cooper | May 7, 2010
In the distance, the oil platforms stand like sentries between the offshore islands and the coastline. Their stark steel frameworks rise from the sea’s surface, most visible from Laguna on clear mornings or early evenings. At sunset, the platform lights shimmer through the blaze of oranges and reds, indistinguishable from boat masts on the horizon. Joan Baez’s song “From a Distance” comes to mind, for in the darkness, the sparkling lights on the rigs are beautiful.
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By James Pribram | May 7, 2010
Flying into New Orleans with the great Mississippi River below us, I couldn’t help but wonder what impact the Gulf of Mexico oil spill would have on this area. There is already a halt on all fishing and shrimping in effect. Many of the local fishermen and their vessels are being hired to help in the cleanup efforts. One interesting note is that five sea turtles have come up dead in the last few days with no evidence of oil contributing to their deaths. Shrimping vessels are being released a week early because of the oil spill, and local authorities speculate that fisherman may have killed them accidentally as they raced against the impending halt on fishing.
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