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April 2, 2006 | Debra J. Miller, Debra J. Miller teaches English at a private high school in Los Angeles.
On Thursday, Oct. 8, 1964, the day the police decided my mother killed my father, I woke up late, the kind of late that snaps you out of your favorite dream, the one where you're wrapped in the arms of your favorite TV hunk--mine was Dr. Kildare--and he's just about to . . . when bang your unconscious tells you the sun is out, the lights are on all over the house and you're going to be late for school because nobody got you out of bed. We were a family of five. I was 14 and the oldest.
April 2, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
The Angels, in search of bullpen depth, claimed right-hander Michael Brady on waivers from the Miami Marlins. Brady will not report directly to Anaheim, but he will fill the last spot on the Angels' 40-man roster. Brady, 27, had been designated for assignment by the Marlins. He had 23 saves and a 1.53 earned-run average in 49 games at double-A Jacksonville last season, with nine walks and 55 strikeouts in 53 innings. Brady is an Orange County product. He was born in Laguna Beach and played at Santa Margarita High.
March 20, 1990 | LESLIE HERZOG
City officials tonight will discuss asking the state for money to acquire the 200-acre DeWitt/Platz site in Laguna Canyon and 245 other acres, all by eminent domain. Laguna Beach was allocated $10 million under the California Wildlife, Coastal and Park Land Conservation Act, which provides grants for acquisition of natural lands. Thus far, Laguna Beach has spent $3 million of that. Formal application is required to the state for the remaining funds.
March 12, 2014 | By Eric Maddy
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March 26, 1989
I think it's time for the people of Orange County to wake up. Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates has finally had a verdict rendered against him for violating the civil rights of a political rival by using sheriff's investigators to harass him. It's unfortunate, however, that the blame lies on Brad, yet the burden once again will fall on county taxpayers. (In 1987 Orange County bailed Gates out in a related matter to the tune of $375,000.) What's even more distressing is the attitude of some prominent people around the community.
July 3, 2013 | By Bryce Alderton
More than two pounds of marijuana washed ashore at Irvine Cove on Wednesday afternoon, Laguna Beach police said. The cannabis was loose and in clumps and settled at the north end of the beach between rocks, sand and the tide line, Capt. Jason Kravetz wrote in an email. The city's Marine Safety officers reported the clumps washing ashore at 1 p.m., Kravetz said. The marijuana could have come from a smuggling boat that possibly lost its load or sank, and no other physical evidence, such as life jackets or boat pieces, were found, according to police.
July 5, 2012
ART The Festival of the Arts' annual Pageant of the Masters is back for another season. This time the theme is "genius," and as usual it features 90 minutes of "living pictures. " These are detailed recreations of classical and contemporary works of art using humans posing in tableaux identical to the original pieces. A professional orchestra, original score and live narration accompany this breathtaking feat of living design. 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 8:30 p.m., nightly.
January 25, 2009 | Scott Marshutz
When Rosanne and Dennis Kline purchased this oceanfront Laguna Beach house nestled between Aliso Creek Beach and the Montage Resort & Spa in 2004, their intention was to hold on to it for a few years. The '80s glass-block look wasn't their style, so they embarked on a down-to-the-studs remodel that lasted three years and cost a hefty $2.5 million.
October 9, 2010 | By Rosemary McClure, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Laguna Beach , home of the Sawdust Art Festival , will soon be home to Sawdust Studio Art Classes , in which visitors will have an opportunity to create art or craft pieces -- such as jewelry, pottery, ceramics or tiles -- during two-hour weekend sessions. Starting Oct. 15, classes will take place Fridays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will be taught by Sawdust Festival art instructors. The workshops are being sponsored by the festival in cooperation with the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau.
April 3, 2011
Holly Hill House on Catalina Location: 718 Crescent Ave., Avalon 90704 Size: Five bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,495 square feet Published on: Nov. 28 Listed then for: $7.5 million Sold for: $4 million last month Seamless mix of art, architecture Location: 2555 Altamar Drive, Laguna Beach 92651 Size: Five bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms in 10,300 square feet Published on:...
March 12, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Huell Howser's desert retreat in Twentynine Palms has sold, along with an adjacent 71-acre parcel, for $650,000 in an all-cash deal. The proceeds from the sale of the late travelogue host's house benefit an endowed scholarship and Howser archives as Chapman University in Orange. There were multiple offers on the Midcentury Modern home, which has 2,221 square feet of living space and sits on 12 acres. Howser renovated the house after he bought the property more than 15 years ago for $160,000.
March 11, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Barry Bonds, the former All-Star outfielder, has sold his Italian-inspired estate in gated Beverly Park for $22 million. Designed as a family home capable of hosting large-scale events, the 17,100-square-foot villa sits off a circular motor court with a fountain. The 1.85 acres of grounds include a swimming pool, a 2,100-square-foot sports court and an olive grove. Ceiling heights up to 30 feet, hand-painted murals, limestone columns and Venetian plaster walls are among interior details.
March 7, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
If Leonardo DiCaprio needs to take a breather after his hard-fought Oscar battle, he can retreat to the Palm Springs estate he recently bought for $5.23 million. Set on 1.3 acres in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood, the renovated 1963 estate designed by architect Donald Wexler was once owned by Dinah Shore, a big band-era singer, television show host and avid golfer. The 7,022-square-foot Modernist showplace has floor-to-ceiling glass walls, wooden ceilings, a massive stone fireplace and a sunken bar in the living room.
February 26, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
Another Republican is throwing his hat into the ring to try to take on incumbent Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. Laguna Hills Mayor Andrew Blount, who was first elected to office in 2012 and is known for his elaborate annual Christmas lights display, filed paperwork with the state last week declaring his intention to run for governor. In a video posted online, Blount describes moving to California with $17 in his pocket, creating a software company, raising a family and putting on the Christmas display at their home that draws thousands of visitors every year.
February 17, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Lauren Conrad has listed a bluff-top home in Laguna Beach's Three Arch Bay area at $2.795 million. Set on a cul-de-sac two doors from the bluff, the Cape Cod-inspired home was built in 1966 and recently remodeled. The 2,280 square feet of living space has a shabby-chic beach house vibe with bleached walnut floors, light-colored interiors and lots of natural light. There is an entry, a great room with a fireplace, a dining room, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. A front deck has what's known in real estate circles as a “peek-a-boo” view of the ocean.
January 27, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts and Teresa Watanabe
A man killed in a midday crash Sunday that closed Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach for hours has been identified as 29-year-old Erik Valencia. Valencia, of Irvine, was “a passenger in an out-of-control auto versus truck traffic accident,” according to a statement from the Orange County coroner's office. The collision involved five vehicles along the four-lane highway at Irvine Cove Drive, according to a statement by the Laguna Beach Police Department. Police and firefighters responded to reports of a head-on collision at 1:34 p.m., and the road was closed in both directions for several hours.
March 29, 1999 | James Meier, (714) 966-5988
To celebrate April as National Poetry Month, the Laguna Beach Library is soliciting poetry from South County residents for a contest. The library is at 363 Glenneyre St. Information: (949) 497-1733.
January 21, 2014 | Seema Mehta, Chris Megerian
Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari announced Tuesday that he is running for governor, arguing that the status quo is failing millions of Californians and staking his campaign on his ability to create jobs and improve public schools. "I'm running for governor of California to strengthen California families, so that every kid in California gets a good education, and to create a lot of good jobs," the 40-year-old Republican told hundreds of people at a lunch at Cal State Sacramento.
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