Female drug dealer arrested early Sunday on Fairview
An officer saw two people seated inside a vehicle in the 200 block of Fairview Sunday morning at 3 a.m. The vehicle was searched.
“Officers seized a total amount of 38.65 grams of methamphetamine and 1.34 grams of heroin,” said Lt. Tim Kleiser of the LBPD.
Christine Ann Wright, 46, Fullerton, was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance for sales.
Juveniles leap from the roof of Laguna Royale
On Saturday around 11:54 a.m., a witness reported two juveniles jumping off of the fourth-floor roof of the Laguna Royale complex in the 31400 block of Coast Hwy to land in the pool on the ocean side of the building.
Beach Patrol officers contacted the two sixteen-year-old boys, one from Lake Forest and one from Rancho Santa Margarita, and issued citations for trespassing, since neither live in the complex.
They were later released to their parents.
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False name leads to second arrest
On Friday night, officers conducted a routine traffic stop for a vehicle violation. The female occupant was arrested for possession of prescription pills without a prescription, providing officers with her information during the booking process.
After her release, she returned to the police station Saturday evening and informed officers she had given a false name and age during the previous arrest.
This led to a second arrest for 19-year-old Tyler Lattenhauer of Yorba Linda, this time for providing a false name.
Will proposed Slice eatery be too much for Laguna to digest? New Forest Ave pizzeria is approved
By BARBARA DIAMOND
Folks who search out casual, family-friendly, sit-down eateries with reasonable prices will find what they are looking for Slice opens up on Forest Avenue.
The Planning Commission approved on Wednesday the application by Lumberyard restaurant owners Cary and Suzanne Redfearn to open a pizzeria kitty-corner from City Hall.
The historical building at 477 Forest was previously occupied by home goods retailer Stephen Frank and will be restored to its original character.
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Historic building on Forest to become new pizzeria, Slice
“You couldn’t find better stewards for a historical property,” said resident Aaron Talerico.
He also read a letter from several young families in support of the Redfearns’ project.
“About two months after the store closed, I was staring out the window and wondered if it could be converted to a food use,” said Cary Redfearn. “When my children were younger, there weren’t many choices in Laguna for a fast casual restaurant. We went out of town.”
Fast casual restaurant is intended to appeal to families
Redfearn said that fast casual restaurant customers place their order at a counter and the meal is served to them at their table.
“We will also offer the Slice of the Day – one vegetarian pie, 18 inches, different every day,” said Redfearn. “We are creating something different in Laguna.”
Salads and personalized pizza will be the only food items on the menu. Pizzas will cost $10, salads, $8. Beer and wine will be served.
“This will be a wonderful place for families with their little tribes to come in,” said Commissioner Anne Johnson, a long-time advocate of restaurants suitable for children.
Prisma Romeo, wife of one of the owners of Romeo Cucina, opposed the application.
Plenty of Italian restaurants in Laguna already, Prisma Romeo says
“There are plenty of Italian restaurants in Laguna and 14 of them sell pizza,” she said. “There is not enough restaurant business to go around.”
However, planning staff stated that restaurants had not reached the saturated point, carefully monitored in the downtown.
“I had heard of concern by some restaurants,” said Redfearn. “I am disappointed. This is not an Italian restaurant. We are providing something unique and there is room for all of us.”
The building had been as C-rated due to extensive remodeling, but was unanimously upgraded by the Heritage Committee to E for Exceptional, contingent on the completion of proposed restoration.
Restoration includes removal of the mansard roof, added in 1969 to cover the irregular parapet, which is in more in character with Mediterranean/ Mission Revival- influenced architecture. New lighting fixtures will be installed.
Windows and doors on the Forest Avenue façade are original.
New Raptor computerized visitor registration system approved for LBUSD
On March 14, the LBUSD approved the implementation of a new computerized visitor registration system. The system will screen visitors to district schools to ensure efficient tracking and consistency of security procedures.
Purchased from Raptor Technologies, the system will allow school personnel to scan a visitor’s driver’s license, state identification or passport and issue a printed visitor badge.
Once scanned, the software will conduct a near-instant check to see if the visitor is listed on any sex offender registries. If the system identifies a match between the visitor and the database, the school’s administrator is alerted.
Registration system will identify sex offenders listed on databases
The system only stores a person’s name and whether or not he or she is a sex offender. No other information is stored by the system or the district.
Subsequent visits will not require the visitor’s identification to be scanned. At that point, the visitor will provide their name and a badge will be printed that the person wears during their visit.
The badge will have a picture, name, date, time and the area of the school the person is visiting. If a parent has children at more than one school, he or she will have to provide ID the first time at every school they visit.
Goal of system is to enhance safety at all district schools
“This system will further enhance the district’s efforts to improve safety at all schools by allowing school officials to monitor who visits the schools and when they are in the buildings,” said Jeff Dixon, interim assistant superintendent of business services.
The district anticipates implementation of the new system in late April.
Anaheim Elementary, Irvine, and Santa Ana districts in Orange County also use the Raptor system.
Mission Hospital Laguna Beach gets a new MRI
This week the new MRI was installed at the Sue and Bill Gross Emergency Department at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach. This lifesaving technology was made possible through the Gross’ very generous $10 million gift to enhance emergency services.
The MRI will be open for service in late April.
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Mission Hospital is thrilled to get latest MRI machine
The MRI is part of a comprehensive plan funded by the Grosses that includes new imaging technologies, expanded and enhanced facilities, and the provision of emergency support services to ensure sustainability for generations to come.
The need for advanced imaging technology is critical in caring for emergency medicine patients.
The Gross’ gift will fund imaging enhancements that will enrich patient comfort and convenience, promote optimal healing and augment the efficiency of treatment.
To learn more about the exceptional care and services at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach or to donate, visit www.mission4health.com or call (949) 499-1311.
The call of my gall: or, why I am so happy about the new imaging equipment at Mission Laguna Beach
Story by LYNETTE BRASFIELD
Except for a recurring case of tennis elbow (despite never playing the game) I was, a few years back at 59, a healthy individual.
But one early morning, caught in the intertidal zone between sleep and wakefulness, I dreamed that I had swallowed a large conch shell. Then I woke up and the conch shell was still lodged in my upper abdominal area.
I don’t like to fuss. But I knew something was wrong. I’d had quite a few episodes of similar pain, though not as bad. I was driven to the ER at Mission Hospital Laguna.
During sweaty moments of agony while being admitted – which fortunately didn’t take long – I caught sight of myself in the mirror. My eyes had turned a delicate shade of lemon.
“Gallstones, most likely,” the doctor said.
During the course of my life, I have spent quite a bit of time thinking about my various organs, being by nature somewhat of a hypochondriac.
For one thing, my father died of cardiac arrest when he was only 39 years old, so I have long been attuned to every skip and beat, every twitch and hopscotch of my heart.
Most organs, some moles and a few muscle aches have had their fifteen minutes during my decades-long scrutiny.
But my gallbladder? No. Oh, I knew I had one. Where it resided, I had no idea. I had never, ever, ever worried about my gallbladder.
No one talks about gallbladders. No one makes movies starring pale heroines abed, suffering biliary colic, gazing into the eyes of her beloved as she fades away. Bile is not romantic. Bile is vile.
Now I know that the gallbladder, a pear-shaped organ, is approximately three inches by two and is tucked into a space beneath the liver. It stores bile, which is used to break down fatty foods.
Like an automated pet feeder, it sends out bile as needed.
Sometimes the bile duct becomes blocked with migrating gallstones.
Turns out the bile duct is extremely anti-immigration—think Minute Men, think Donald Trump—and in my case was reacting accordingly, creating a wall, sending boatloads of bile back, which had subsequently invaded my liver, inflaming the organ to a riotous red, and making a solid attempt to poison my pancreas.
I was admitted to the hospital. My nurses had Midsummer-Nights-Dream kinds of names, Blossom and Aricela. They fluttered around me.
She is a very sick woman, I heard someone say, and I felt a perverse pride. I am not a hypochondriac, not today, I thought. Today I am very sick.
Because of the uncertain diaspora of my migrant stones, I needed an MRI.
So I was loaded onto a gurney and driven in an ambulance to the main Mission Hospital. Pain meds helped, but there was discomfort, let’s say, en route. I’d rather have been happily abed with my new IV.
To say I enjoyed the MRI would be dishonest, but I liked that it was finding out what was causing me such pain.
Back on the gurney, back in the ambulance. The novelty of actually being in an ambulance wears off fast. Too much history has taken place in those vehicles to make them a pleasant ride. Better than a hearse – but, you know.
Fortunately the MRI had been able to pinpoint the exact location of the migrating gallstones, which made the subsequent surgery to flush the stones out much easier.
My gallbladder was removed several weeks later. I haven’t missed it one bit since.
Polyp and pimple, bump and bend, stone and bone, we (me, myself and I) are all in this together, that I understand now. I cannot worry about the multitudes I contain.
But that level of comfort is only possible because of imaging machines, without which my life might not now be, well, my life (there’s more to tell, but I’ve bored you enough, and all is good now).
And now I am now within mere miles of an MRI at the amazing Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, which enhances my comfort level even more.
Hooray for Sue and Bill Gross for their compassion and foresight. And hooray for all the nurses and doctors who took care of me, too.
Water conservation challenge starts on April 1: this year there’ll be an OC spinoff too with new prizes
Every year the Wyland Foundation hosts the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge. It is a friendly competition between cities across the nation. Mayors challenge their residents to conserve water, energy, and other natural resources.
Last year, the City of Laguna Beach won the top spot nationally in its population category.
The Board of Directors of the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) has approved a partnership with the Wyland Foundation to hold a regional Orange County spinoff of the Annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge beginning on April 1.
Laguna won in its national category last year: now there’s a chance for a regional prize, a pocket park
The breakaway MWDOC competition is between cities in MWDOC’s service area, which includes 28 water agencies.
“It’s no secret we take water conservation very seriously here in Orange County,” said MWDOC Board President, Wayne Osborne. “Obviously, the City of Laguna Beach has proven that in the past. Competition is good. We all can do a little more.”
This local challenge will have OC mayors calling on their residents to “Take the Pledge” to conserve with the winning city getting OC bragging rights and a park makeover.
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Laguna Beach Water Board has nurtured a splendid water-wise garden
On behalf of Laguna, residents can take the “My Water Pledge” and earn a chance to win prizes by going to www.mywaterpledge.com. Once the pledge is completed, the MWDOC will send a code to share with friends.
The more friends the resident signs up, the more chances to win. Residents from the winning cities are eligible to win hundreds of prizes being given away including a Toyota Prius Prime.
Residents, not just the City, eligible for prizes
Contest participants nationwide are also eligible to win prizes through a daily drawing. Those signing up by March 31 will be entered to win a piece of art picked out by famous marine life artist Wyland.
The winner of the OC competition will not only be recognized by the Wyland Foundation, but the winning City will also get its very own water-wise pocket park.
The pocket park, which will be approximately 1,000 sq. ft., will be awarded to the city who has received the most pledges from their residents through the Wyland Foundation National Mayor’s Challenge.
The location of the pocket park will be determined by the city, water agency, and program organizers.
The pocket park will serve as a demonstration garden that is water-efficient, and home to California friendly landscape. The winner of the competition will be selected May 15 and notified by June 1.
Put all your eggs in one basket of fun and be part of the 4th Annual Laguna Beach Tour de Coop
Urban homesteaders who have victory gardens, chicken coops and eco-systems in their backyards are being urged to participate in Laguna’s 4th Annual Tour de Coop. It will be held on Sunday, April 30, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The route is to be determined.
Tour homeowners on the route should expect a flow of visitors on a self-guided tour to view their accomplishments in urban homesteading.
The tour is a fun way to spread the word about the potential of backyard edible gardens, egg production, and water re-use/grey water systems, and to encourage the community to adopt similar principles.
Each visitor will check in to a designated location prior to arriving to the home and sign a release form to ensure a friendly visit.
Accessed by bike or car or on foot, Tour de Coop (TDC) is a community tour of local homes that offer homesteading and eco-systems within an urban environment.
The number of visitors varies from year to year and home-to-home as it is a self-guided tour. There can be anywhere from 20-100 visitors within the four-hour period.
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Visitors get a close-up look at urban homesteading and fancy chicken coops
In honor of Laguna Beach’s history in agriculture and farming, the TDC’s mission is to maintain that heritage and encourage community by educating and encouraging urban homesteading.
This event is free of charge and put together by friends and neighbors of Laguna Beach.
Playhouse announces 2017-2018 season: countdown to 100th anniversary includes three Tony winners
Laguna Playhouse has announced its 2017-2018 season of shows. Executive Director Ellen Richard comments, “We are incredibly excited about our 97th season. It is a huge season of musicals and plays, unlike anything we have been able to produce in years. And there are several shows next year that people will find particularly timely. Pieces that look at diversity, justice and inclusion through the lens of brilliant writers. I know our audience will leave the theatre having very interesting conversations.”
This summer get ready to rock with an all-new production of Hairspray in July; then get ready to be rocked out some more as you spend A Night with Janis Joplin; then the Playhouse will try to seduce you with the Broadway version of the classic The Graduate; followed by the remarkable Pulitzer & Tony award-winning I Am My Own Wife; the riveting courtroom drama 12 Angry Men; and completing the season will be another Pulitzer Prize & Tony winner, Clybourne Park.
Also included in the season is a yet to be announced Artistic Director’s Choice and a special bonus with the third engagement from Lythgoe Family Panto with Aladdin & Jasmine’s Winter Wish.
“There is simply no better year to subscribe and become a member of our Playhouse family as we are about to turn 100 and have never looked better!” adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham.
Subscriptions to the 2017-2018 - 97thseason are now available by calling the box office at 949-497-2787 (ARTS) or online at www.lagunaplayhouse.com. 6-Play Season Tickets range from $279 - $351.
Single tickets range from $48 - $66. Group discounts are available by calling 949-497-2787 ext. 229. The box office is open Mondays – Saturdays: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (open until showtime on performance days); Sundays: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
From classic plays and musical comedies to the current off-Broadway smash, cutting edge and traditional music exhibitions, dance festivals and stand-up comedy performances, Laguna Playhouse brings the magical experience of the performing arts direct to more than 80,000 patrons each season. Laguna Playhouse is also home to the annual Laguna Dance Festival, Laguna Beach Music Festival and Laguna Beach Concert Band.
For more information on all shows and programming, with complete details about the dates and times of the upcoming season’s shows, visit www.lagunaplayhouse.com.
Laguna Playhouse is located at 606 Laguna Cyn Rd.
Follow the yellow brick road to The Wizard of Oz at Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre, March 31-April 9
Lagunans have a great opportunity to take this classic musical journey with Dorothy as she travels with Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, and Toto to the Emerald City in search of The Wizard of Oz during one of the twelve performances at the Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre.
The live on-stage performances are directed by Donna Inglima, and begin on Fri, March 31, continuing through Sun, April 9. Student matinees are presented on Thurs and Fri, April 6 and 7 at 10 a.m. Weekend performances are at 7 p.m. on Fri, and 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sat and Sun.
Tickets range from $15 - $25 and can be purchased online at www.lagunaplayhouse.com or by calling 949-497-2787 x 1. Group tickets are available by calling 949-497-2787 x 229. The box office is open Tues – Sun: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (open until 8 p.m. on performance days).
For more information on all shows and programming, visit the website above. The Laguna Playhouse is located at 606 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Youth Theatre offers spring classes
Acting Fundamentals (9 – 12 yrs), a six-week course, begins Tues, April 25 and continues through May 30, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. Fee is $160. Classes will be held at The Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach.
Musical Theater Workshop (9 – 12+ yrs), an eight-week course, begins on Fri, April 7 through June 2 (with no class on April 21), from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Laguna Playhouse.
The Laguna Playhouse is noted for its Youth Theatre Education and Outreach programs. In 2008, the Youth Theatre was awarded “Outstanding Contribution to Education” by the OC Dept of Education.
Tour on May 6 offers a personal and culinary encounter with OC’s Muslim community
On Sat, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., a unique tour dubbed Understanding Islam, offers a rare opportunity to visit two Orange County mosques and meet their representatives.
Created by local tour entrepreneur and retired teacher Bill Hoffman, owner of Hoffy Tours, with Dr. Geoffry White, a therapist and social justice activist, the daylong tour includes a catered Middle Eastern lunch and comfortable bus transportation from Laguna Beach. The cost is $75 per person.
Destinations include the Islamic Institute of Orange County in Anaheim, where the group will hear a presentation by two Muslim spokespersons, and the Islamic Society of Orange County in Garden Grove, where a panel discussion will be held after exploring the mosque.
Religious and community leaders will discuss the Muslim religion and its role in Orange County and invite questions from guests.
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Hoffy Tour Group
Tour organizer Hoffman observed, “The media is full of stories about Muslims, but too often the coverage is about conflict and extremism. There seem to be too few serious attempts to educate the American public, and the need today seems more important than ever. Who are these 1.5 billion people who make up one out of five people on this planet? What accounts for the fact that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the U.S. and the world today?”
His colleague White added, “Current events remind us of the saying ‘We fear what we cannot understand, and we eventually hate what we fear’ – we want to resist falling prey to this idea. We invite anyone interested to join us as we meet, break bread with, and attempt to understand our Islamic neighbors.
“We have been enthusiastically welcomed by the male and female spokespersons for two Orange County mosques. Together on May 6, we will take the time to understand the origin of the stereotypes and myths about Islam,” White added.
The tour departs from the LBUSD parking lot at 550 Blumont. For details or to sign up, visit www.hoffytours.com or call 949.246.4548.
The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach announces
2017 annual fundraising events
The Boy & Girls Club annual fundraising events support the programs the club offers to their members year-round, and as usual, they have an exciting series of events scheduled to benefit various club locations.
17th Annual Art of Giving Gala – “The Rat Pack is Back!” kicks off the series. On Sat, May 13, attendees will have a swinging good time at the Montage Hotel. Guests will start off with an exclusive cocktail hour that includes tasty morsels, and signature cocktails. The evening continues with an elegant dinner and a rousing live auction, followed by dancing with some Rat Pack inspired tunes.
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Guests enjoy art and cocktails at the Annual Art of Giving Gala
3rd Annual Night Under the Stars Gala follows on Sat, June 3. Proceeds of this event will help fund a building for the Boys & Girls Club’ Program of Lake Forest. The gala will be held at the Hyundai Capital Building in Irvine. Guests will enjoy the sunset view from the Rooftop Sky Garden while enjoying dinner and drinks, and participating in the silent auction.
17th Annual Bob Margolis Golf Tournament takes the fundraising series into July with the theme of “Lucky 7’s.” Guests will join the annual golf scramble at the Aliso Viejo Country Club on Mon, July 17. The tournament will end with a fun cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner, and their traditional Chopper Ball Drop. Proceeds of this event go to the Club’s Blue Bird Branch in Laguna.
4th Annual Night at the Ranch at The Ranch in Laguna Beach brings in the fall season on Fri, Sept 22. Beginning an evening of celebration, guests will experience signature cocktails, followed by a farm-to-table dinner prepared by a master chef, exciting live and silent auction items, and live music.
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Iconic Annual Girls Night Out fundraiser
The 9th Annual Girls Night Out ends the event season with the iconic Laguna Beach fundraiser at the spectacular Wilson family home. This event, said by many to be unforgettable, is exclusively for women. Three hundred of the most influential women of Laguna come together for this big event benefiting the Club. With fantastic food, drinks, breathtaking views, and an amazing silent and live auction; this event always sells out fast.
To learn more about their events and to get updates visit www.bgclagunabeach.org.
More than 60 events take place during Trophy Invite Track Meet: here are great photos and some history
Photos by Scott Brashier
Back in the mid 1930’s Orange County consisted of 12 high schools, 10 of which were lumped into the Orange League regardless of size. Red Guyer recognized this inequity and the lack of any high school competitions for the county’s smaller schools.
Due to this inequity, Laguna Beach hosted the first “minor” division track meet in 1937, and thus began the annual Trophy meet held almost every year until 1983.
During the 70’s, Laguna’s State Champion Eric Hulst attracted elite runners for special one, two, and three-mile races featuring Southern California’s top long distance runners.
By the late 70’s the two-day meet annually attracted athletes from more than 60 schools.
The Trophy Invitational was resurrected in 2010 for schools of all sizes, and the LBHS track was named the Eric Hulst Track.
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A great capture of the moment this long jumper hits the sand
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These girls are on track for success
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The results are still in the air at this moment in time
Annual City track meet takes place on April 7 at LBHS
The City of Laguna Beach will host the annual Community Track Meet on Friday, April 7 between 5 and 8 p.m.. The track meet is open to children under the age of 14 (kids who were born in 2002 or after). Children run in heats with others their own age and can participate in sprints (50, 100 meter or 200 meters) or longer runs (400, 800 or 1600 meters).
Field events include: long jump, softball throw, high jump, and shot put. The top four winners in each age division advance to the Orange County Track Meet on Sunday, May 7 at Laguna Hills High School.
If your child is interested in participating in the track meet on Friday, April 7, register by visiting www.lagunabeachcity.net.
Also, volunteers are needed. These VIPs make or break the track meet. If you would like to volunteer, call Alexis Braun, Recreation Supervisor, at (949) 497-0762, as soon as possible.
Vocalist Melissa Morgan appears for the first time on March 29 at Laguna Beach Live! Jazz Wednesdays
Outstanding vocalist Melissa Morgan brings her extraordinary talent to Laguna for the first time on March 29 for Laguna Beach Live!’s Jazz Wednesdays series at [seven-degrees]. The intimate venue offers a full bar and a special buffet dinner menu for purchase.
Concerts are 6 to 8 p.m. and the doors and kitchen open at 5 p.m. for a great pairing of outstanding talent and delicious food.
Melissa Morgan will perform at [seven-degrees] on March 29
Brought up in the jazz clubs of New York, award winning vocalist Melissa Morgan has made a name for herself on the East Coast as a gifted classically trained jazz and blues singer who seduces and captivates her audience. A recent transplant to California, she’s here to blow the audience away with her rare sound.
Cover charge is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. To purchase tickets buy online www.lagunabeachlive.org or by phone at 800-595-4849. Reservations are accepted until noon on day of concert or until sold out. Information line is 949-715-9713.
The series closes out with West Coast Jazz performed by Tony Guerrero Quintet on April 12.
Also not to be missed: on April 26, Rock/Surf Legends Members of Honk come together for an exciting evening of music to raise funds for education programs for Laguna Beach kids.
Authors will speak at Laguna Beach Books on March 23 and March 26
On Thurs, March 23 at 6 p.m., Laguna Beach Books welcomes author Susan Meissner. Susan will be discussing her new book, A Bridge Across the Ocean, a compelling novel that follows the lives of three women, past and present, connected by a seventy-year-old tragedy that took place aboard the Queen Mary.
Drawing from memories of June Allen, a passenger on the first voyage of the Queen Mary in 1946, which carried war brides across the Atlantic to their American husbands, the story shifts between the war years in Europe, the 1946 voyage, and present day California.
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A Bridge across the Ocean, an historic novel, by Susan Meissner
Susan Meissner is a former managing editor of a weekly newspaper and an award-winning columnist. She is the award-winning author of Secrets of a Charmed Life, A Fall of Marigolds, and Stars Over Sunset Boulevard, among other novels.
On Sunday, March 26 at 4 p.m., Laguna Beach Books welcomes author Lisa Napoli. Lisa will be discussing her new book, Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away.
Ray & Joan is an American tale of corporate intrigue and private passion: a struggling Mad Men–era salesman with a vision for a fast-food franchise that would become one of the world’s most enduring brands, and a beautiful woman willing to risk her marriage and her reputation to promote controversial causes that touched her deeply.
Ray & Joan, a tale of corporate intrigue and private passion, by Lisa Napoli
Lisa, who has lived for the last dozen years in southern California, was inspired to write this book by a public artwork with a mysterious provenance. In her three decades as a journalist, she’s worked for The New York Times, MSNBC, the public radio show Marketplace, and a variety of other outlets. Her first book, Radio Shangri-La, is about the impact of media culture on the mysterious Kingdom of Bhutan, where she was invited to help start a radio station at the dawn of democratic rule.Laguna Beach Books is located at 1200 So Coast Hwy, Ste 105, 949-494-4779, www.lagunabeachbooks.com.
Brain health is the topic at the Laguna Beach Library on March 22 & 29, presented by Alzheimer’s OC
The Laguna Library will host the final two events in its informative series presented by the Alzheimer’s Orange County Association. The second event will be held on Wed, March 22, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Speaker Ben Allen’s topic will be Brain Health.
The third event will be held on the following Wed, March 29, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., and the topic will be Programs and Services.
Since 1982, Alzheimer’s Orange County has been the center for Alzheimer’s resources and is dedicated to providing quality care and support services to thousands of residents of Orange County who are affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and other related dementia. They also partner with local researchers to populate clinical trials to help find a cure.
These events are free. The library is located at 363 Glenneyre St., 949-497-1733.