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By Cindy Frazier | April 24, 2008
Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of DUI Tuesday and will serve three years of informal probation during which he may have no drugs or alcohol, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office. Sambora, 48, a Laguna Beach resident, had faced two misdemeanor counts for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or more on March 28 in Laguna Beach. Sambora will also take three months of first offender alcohol awareness classes and pay standard court restitution fees, district attorney spokeswoman Susan Kang Schroeder stated in a press release.
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By Cindy Frazier | April 22, 2008
Bon Jovi musician Richie Sambora pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of DUI today and will serve three years of informal probation during which time he may have no drugs or alcohol, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office. Sambora, 48, a Laguna Beach resident, had faced two misdemeanor counts for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or more on March 28 in Laguna Beach. Sambora will also take three months of first offender alcohol awareness classes and pay standard court restitution fees, district attorney spokeswoman Susan Kang Schroeder stated in a press release.
LOCAL
By Barbara Diamond | September 4, 2009
The Festival of Arts wound up the 2009 season Monday, the 11th straight year of sell-out performances of the Pageant of the Masters. “It was a particularly elegant show this year,” festival board member Anita Mangels said Saturday at the Gala Benefit dinner and performance. “We have gotten nothing but raves.” The sold-out gala raised almost $240,000 to benefit the festival’s building fund to improve the facility. Festivities began with the arrival of celebrities on the red carpet.
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By Cindy Frazier | March 26, 2008
Rock guitarist Richie Sambora, 48, was pulled over by Laguna Beach Police at 10:52 p.m. March 25 on South Coast Highway at Brooks Street and arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to police records. Sambora, lead guitarist for Bon Jovi, was driving a black Hummer with three female passengers, Sgt. Jason Kravetz said. Two of the passengers were juveniles and one was an adult. Officers spotted Sambora driving erratically on South Coast Highway at Laguna Avenue and followed him south about eight blocks to Brooks Street, where they pulled him over.
NEWS
January 12, 2007
Tony Ciabattoni, founder of Laguna Legacy, a new nonprofit fund that gears its donations to nonprofit and needy causes in Laguna Beach, donated a $50,000 check to Laguna Beach Seniors Inc. on Jan. 8, with a pledge of another $50,000 to be donated in January 2008 to help with Laguna Beach Seniors' capital campaign. "After visiting the current facility, it became obvious that this was an organization in need," Ciabattoni said. "I met most of the staff and a good number of seniors.
NEWS
June 21, 2002
Greer Wylder The Guitar Shoppe is the ultimate for guitar aficionados. Manager John Heussenstamn says at 28-year-old store is Laguna's oldest shop. The shop makes custom guitars, offers lessons, has its own museum and is one of the few shops in the world that does elaborate repairs. Famous guitarists such as Jose Feliciano, Lauren Hill, Muriel Anderson, John Sebastian and Richie Sambora, entrust one of the two custom guitar craftsmen to make their guitars.
NEWS
September 24, 2004
Barbara Diamond Fifteen candidates have accepted invitations to attend the first-ever Laguna Beach Election Festival Oct. 2 at Laguna Beach High School. "We did hear from a George Bush representative who said they were unsure of his schedule at the time, but would keep it in mind," said Linda Brown, co-chair of the Laguna Beach unit of the League of Women Voters, which is hosting the festival. The unit invited all candidates for national offices -- except vice presidential hopefuls -- the state senate and assembly, special Orange County districts, the Laguna Beach City Council and the Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Trustees.
NEWS
January 31, 2003
BEST BUYS For the past 25 years, Detlev Rothe at Tops has designed clothing for famous musicians, movie and TV stars and for MTV. Rothe is not a name dropper, but his celebrity client list is very impressive. He says 90% of the women's and men's clothing is made here; half vintage fabrics, half hand-painted silk. Styles are classic since Rothe is very respectful of fabrics. The blouse he designed of 60-year old silk with Chinese embroidery can be worn years from now. "What makes me happy is when a client says they're still wearing a piece I made in 1982," Rothe said.
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By Barbara Diamond | September 4, 2009
The Festival of Arts wound up the 2009 season Monday, the 11th straight year of sell-out performances of the Pageant of the Masters. “It was a particularly elegant show this year,” festival board member Anita Mangels said Saturday at the Gala Benefit dinner and performance. “We have gotten nothing but raves.” The sold-out gala raised almost $240,000 to benefit the festival’s building fund to improve the facility. Festivities began with the arrival of celebrities on the red carpet.
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By Cindy Frazier | April 24, 2008
Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of DUI Tuesday and will serve three years of informal probation during which he may have no drugs or alcohol, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office. Sambora, 48, a Laguna Beach resident, had faced two misdemeanor counts for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or more on March 28 in Laguna Beach. Sambora will also take three months of first offender alcohol awareness classes and pay standard court restitution fees, district attorney spokeswoman Susan Kang Schroeder stated in a press release.
LOCAL
By Cindy Frazier | April 22, 2008
Bon Jovi musician Richie Sambora pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of DUI today and will serve three years of informal probation during which time he may have no drugs or alcohol, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office. Sambora, 48, a Laguna Beach resident, had faced two misdemeanor counts for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or more on March 28 in Laguna Beach. Sambora will also take three months of first offender alcohol awareness classes and pay standard court restitution fees, district attorney spokeswoman Susan Kang Schroeder stated in a press release.
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