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By ALL ABOUT FOOD | July 14, 2006
As a young boy, growing up on a ranch in the freezing flats of Saskatchewan, Canada, Marlowe Huber dreamed of some day coming to sunny California. He loved studying American history and culture and was addicted to watching CNN. Life was not lively in his hometown, so, like a lot of other folks, he began to brew beer in the basement. From beer he progressed to making wine from juice and then grapes. At this point he was hooked and took courses and studied wine-making. In Canada, alcohol must be purchased in government stores that charge hefty taxes, so many people make their own wine.
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By BARBARA DIAMOND | May 4, 2007
Four $2,000 scholarships will be split between students at Laguna Beach High School and the Laguna Beach College of Art & Design, funded by Grapes for Grads II, held Sunday at Tivoli Too. The fundraiser was presented jointly by Laguna's Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce. This year's event doubled the number of scholarships funded by the 2006 event and a $500 prize was awarded to college junior Katherine Corcran , who won the contest for the program cover design. "We started working on this event in September, building on last year," said chamber President Elect and event chair Jeff Redecker . "The committee met once a month until March, when we started meeting for two hours a week.
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January 24, 2003
The Laguna Chapter of the National Charity League honored 22 women who have served a total of 6,165 hours to local philanthropies. Those recognized at the Dec. 21 ball included Laguna Beach residents Sonia Badheka, Ashleigh Barker, Lindsay Butterwick, Breyon Lauher, Jessica Levin, Ashley Maddocks, Martina Speare and Blair Urban. ... The Montage Resort and Spa has named Christopher Coon as its wine director. He will oversee the wine program for the resort's three restaurants and will take charge of the selection, purchasing and storage of wines for the entire resort.
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July 25, 2003
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October 8, 2004
Arts Glori Fickling Imported Spanish cheeses were the stars Tuesday when Sundried Tomato Cafe teamed with Laguna Culinary Arts for a five-course gourmet dinner. An enthusiastic group of 20-some foodies gathered on the intimate roof atop the cafe to savor fabulous fare, fine wines and scintillating conversation sharing a new appreciation for the delicacies. Showtime commenced with an enticing presentation of Spanish cheeses sliced for tasting by Culinary Arts cheese expert James Drakeford as the audience sipped Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut, Penedes -- a prestigious Spanish sparkling wine presented in frosty splits.
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January 7, 2005
Tsunami fundraiser and wine tasting Len's Wine Cite and Wine Tasting Room is sponsoring a fundraiser and wine tasting for tsunami relief from 5 to 9 p.m. today. A $20 donation at the door offers expanded wine tasting with all proceeds to be donated to Doctors Without Borders. Len's is at 303 Broadway, Suites 103 and 105. For information, call (949) 376-2215. Gallimaufry will hold youth theater auditions The Generation gap, part of Gallimaufry Performing Arts, will hold auditions from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the science fiction musical "Weird Romance."
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By Alisha Gomez | December 19, 2012
We got a tip from a reader that Kathy May's Restaurant has moved and opened up as Kathy May's Lakeview Café at 6622 Lakeview Drive in Huntington Beach. The home-style restaurant, previously on Goldenwest Street, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner at reasonable prices. Weekday breakfast specials run about $3.99 with the most expensive dinners at about $10.99. "The restaurant has windows all across the front so you can see the lake," owner Kathy May said. "There's a huge fireplace and the décor has a very cottage type of feel - like you're on vacation on the lake.
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By Michael Miller | April 8, 2014
It wasn't a peaceful or easy task to squeeze into Jack Tempchin's show at the Wine Gallery in Laguna Beach on April 3. The singer-songwriter, whose Eagles hit "Peaceful Easy Feeling" recently lent its title to a brand from South Coast Winery, performed to a packed room during a live broadcast on KX 93.5 FM. After his set, Tempchin gingerly made his way through the crowd to an outdoor area behind the restaurant, where he met fans and autographed...
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By David Hansen and By David Hansen | April 3, 2014
The night before his Blue Water Music Festival last weekend, organizer Rick Conkey slept on an air mattress on the festival grounds, making sure no one stole the equipment. At 6 foot 5, his feet hung over the edge of the mattress. But he didn't care. He had other things to worry about. Would people show up? Will he have enough cash to pay the bands? Will he be able to show his face again in Laguna? He worried but he didn't let it show. By midday Saturday, people started arriving - not a lot, but some.
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By Michael Miller | March 25, 2014
It only takes a brief online search to reach an undeniable conclusion: Jack Tempchin is quite at peace with having written "Peaceful Easy Feeling. " The songwriter who penned the Eagles' 1972 hit posts on his website an image of the lyrics' original, handwritten draft - complete with notes in the upper-left corner indicative of a fledgling songwriter's bills, listing prices for paint, heat and electrical wiring. Another section of the website, titled "My Peaceful Easy Feeling," displays stories from fans about how the country-rock ballad affected their lives.
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By Barbara Diamond and By Barbara Diamond | July 11, 2013
Laguna Wine, Coffee & Specialty Foods opened July 2 in Landmark Plaza, in the space formerly occupied by Coast Sotheby's realty. The name says it all. Wines on custom-made racks, a huge selection of olive oils and vinegars, olive oils, cheeses, crackers and chocolates cover most of the 3,163 square feet of space. Customers are invited to make requests if they can't find what they want in stock. An aromatic coffee and beverage bar is located just to the right of the entrance on Forest Avenue.
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By Barbara Diamond | July 11, 2013
Highly regarded scientist, food and wine expert and educator Joie Pierce Jones died June 23 after years of failing health. He was 72. A memorial service will be held for the longtime Laguna Beach resident later this year, date and location to be announced. "He was a special man," said Becky Jones, his wife of 48 years. "He will be missed. " The Joneses moved to Laguna Beach in 1977 when he was appointed professor of radiological sciences at UC Irvine. "He knew he wanted to live in Laguna," said his wife.
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By Alisha Gomez | March 7, 2013
Townley Gallery is hosting a "Townley Wines" event from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the gallery. A new pinot noir is in, according to an e-mail from the gallery. "Come celebrate with us and try the Townley artist signature label pinot, 2011 Pinot Noir, La Encantanada Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills," the email said. The wine is described as having aromas of dark red fruit and earth, silky textures and great balance. Winemaker Randy Bennet will be attendance to talk about the wine and pour tastings of it as well as other wines such as the Townley 2008 Cabernet, 2009 Chardonnay and 2008 Syrah.
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By Barbara Diamond | March 7, 2013
The Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau uncorked another tasty treat this week. For the third year, the bureau is hosting Laguna Beach a la Carte, a festival of food and wine that promotes Laguna's reputation as a foodie destination with world-class cuisine. Local restaurants offered prix-fixe menus, food and wine pairings, and special events that began Thursday and conclude Sunday. All events are listed at http://www.LagunaBeachAlaCarte.com . "It's exciting to showcase our culinary offerings with a four-day celebration, by bringing people together to enjoy inventive cuisine paired with superb wine offerings," said bureau President Karyn Philippsen , event committee co-chair, in a news release.
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By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | January 10, 2013
The popular Wine Gallery in Corona Del Mar has opened a beautiful second location in Laguna Beach. The large room is centered around a spacious, U-shaped, marble-topped bar that faces the white-tiled, open kitchen featuring a wood-burning oven. The atmosphere is both sophisticated and cozy. The décor is contemporary and warm, with soft lighting emanating from a fascinating ceiling composed of long wooden slats separated by fire-resistant crushed black paper. Facing the street are floor-to-ceiling windows, with pulled-back curtains made of wine corks.
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By Alisha Gomez | December 19, 2012
We got a tip from a reader that Kathy May's Restaurant has moved and opened up as Kathy May's Lakeview Café at 6622 Lakeview Drive in Huntington Beach. The home-style restaurant, previously on Goldenwest Street, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner at reasonable prices. Weekday breakfast specials run about $3.99 with the most expensive dinners at about $10.99. "The restaurant has windows all across the front so you can see the lake," owner Kathy May said. "There's a huge fireplace and the décor has a very cottage type of feel - like you're on vacation on the lake.
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By Joanna Clay | July 12, 2012
Three Laguna Beach natives are bringing Napa Valley to town with a new wine label. Purple Corduroy debuted its first varietal in April and is available at several local stores. The name has parallel meanings: First, for the purple spots on swell maps and how swells are often called "corduroy" due to the linear formation, and secondly, it alludes to the grape and the vineyards. The business idea came together when Steven Chew, also known as Sli Dawg, introduced friends Brandy Faber, a marketing consultant in the surf industry and winemaker Jeff Farthing - and as they say, the rest was history.
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