By DENNIS McTIGHE
July 31, 2015
August & September look exciting! Stay Tned!
The atmosphere is on steroids over our local mountain and desert regions as a huge plume of monsoonal moisture has invaded much of New Mexico, Arizona, Southern California up through the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and Southern Nevada. This latest flood of warm moist unstable air from the east and southeast is strongly enhanced by El Niño fueled hot ocean temps down in the tropical eastern Pacific with surface temps as high as 91 degrees in the Sea of Cortez and the immediate coast of Mainland Mexico.
During most normal monsoonal flows here in Southern Cal, Cumulonimbus thunderheads may reach 25 maybe 30,000 feet into the upper atmosphere but some of these cloud tops today reached as high as 42,000 feet! That’s more like the kind of storms they get in the Great Plains and Midwest! Several of these storms reached super cell status with rotation spotted near Moreno Valley northwest of Palm Springs.
Violent hailstorms also pelted the area with golf ball size hail that fell so hard and for so long (up to 45 minutes) the ground was covered in white up to four inches deep that made it appear like it was a snowstorm. Maximum wind gusts in some of these cells reached 60 mph, just like a storm out of the Midwest.
Big Bear Lake got hammered by a huge cell on Thursday afternoon with an inch and a half of rain falling in less than an hour with an incredible 238 cloud to ground lightning strikes during the two hour event. There was no activity here along the coast but that didn’t stop dew points from soaring up into the high sixties so today’s high in Laguna was 78 but the humidity made it feel like 85! Nights have been super warm and humid with temps hovering around the 70 mark even during the wee hours of the morning.
Ocean temps are now running between 70-73 degrees here in Orange County. Right on the heels of that nice little SSE tropical swell was the arrival of a beefy Southern Hemi swell that’s still here but fading with sets still in the 3-4 foot range here in town. During the peak of the SSW swell earlier this week, there were some six foot sets at Brooks St. but the direction wasn’t quite right. The Wedge had some sets up to ten ft. and Lower Trestle was really good with some sets of 2-3 foot overhead.
There’s tropical storm Guillermo way out there in the Pacific about halfway to Hawaii and if he holds it together his present course if maintained would set his sights on Hawaii’s Big Island by early next week. He has a shot at further intensification, maybe reaching Category 1 hurricane status as ocean temps are up to 83 which are 5-6 degrees above normal thanks to this El Niño. Remember, Hawaii took a hit from hurricane Iwa during the 1982-83 El Niño and the island of Kauai got hammered by hurricane Iniki in 1992’s El Niño when one wind gust was clocked at 224 mph on the far northwestern tip of that island.
The annual U.S. Open surfing championships at Huntington pier have had waves every day of this event for a change, finally! It’s been in the 4-7 foot plus range the whole event which runs from July 25 through August 2.
So things are getting real interesting around here and they’re only gonna get more exciting come August and September and beyond, so stay tuned!
Festival of Arts events for this weekend
Youth Arts Education Workshops
Dates/Times: Through August 29
Mondays – Fridays 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Cost: $10-$20 material fee/session
Bring out that creative spark in your young artist at the Youth Arts Education Days this summer at the Festival of Arts. Kids will enjoy art classes taught by professional Festival artists in mixed-media, jewelry making, collage and more. Meanwhile, parents will have free time to view the artwork on display throughout the Festival grounds. Festival artists will also share some of their creative techniques in a fun and friendly environment that will inspire your kids to come back every week! Open to children ages 5 - 12. Reservations required. For schedule and reservations, visit LagunaFestivalofArts.org.
Friday, July 31: Mixed Media (11 a.m.), Figure Painting (1 p.m.)
Cost: $10-$20 material fee/session
Daily Live Music Schedule, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with Festival admission
Friday, July 31: Rick Tatum (Jazz/Funk/R&B)
Saturday, August 1: The Tony Guerrero Quintet (Jazz)
Sunday, August 2: Ilya Serov (Jazz/Soul/R&B)
Adult and Teen Art Workshops
Discover your inner artist at the Festival of Art’s Adult and Teen Art Workshops! Ages 13 and up. Reservations preferred. For full schedule and reservations, visit LagunaFestivalofArts.org.
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Assemblage/Collage workshop on Friday
Friday, July 31: Assemblage/Collage with Carolyn Machado (3 – 5:30 p.m.)
Cost: $40 material fee
This class will introduce students to the “art of mosaic.” We will be working on a small tile, using simple design elements to create a unique piece of artwork. Decorative tiles will come to life with the use of colorful and interesting pieces of broken pottery, tiles and small beads. Come have some fun and get creative with mixed media artist Carolyn Machado.
Saturday, August 1: Ceramic Masks with Scott Young (10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
Cost: $40 material fee
Create an African inspired mask in this fun and engaging class with artist Scott Young. Using clay slabs and basic tools, students will form facial features from templates provided to the class. Learn the basic principles of hand building in clay and take home your own one-of-a-kind artwork!
Sunday Afternoon in the Park
Live Performance by The Salty Suites
Sunday, August 2
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Cost: Free with Festival admission
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The Salty Suites perform on Sunday
The Salty Suites are a dynamic three-piece acoustic band with blazing instrumentals, beautiful vocals and soaring harmonies. Playing Americana, Folk and Bluegrass, with original compositions and selected covers. Chelsea Williams on guitar is a singer song writer of beautiful ballads, Scott Gates on mandolin and vocals is a tightly wrapped bundle of energy and musical virtuosity on the mandolin and Chuck Hailes on Bass rounds out the trio with his amazing bass style. Comfortable on a jazz tune or a pop ballad, this band crosses bridges and takes you on a romping musical ride that leaves smiles everywhere.
Sundays at the Festival of Arts features a new musical series with an eclectic mix of music from Bluegrass to Chill to Jazz/World/Classical fusion. From 2 – 4 p.m., Sunday Afternoon in the Park will provide the perfect atmosphere to browse the art gallery, picnic on the green, or simply relax in the beautiful weather of Laguna Beach.
Recently voted one of the top five art festivals in the nation by USA Today readers, the Festival of Arts is one of the most highly acclaimed juried fine art shows featuring the artwork of 140 award-winning artists. Patrons may enjoy the work of exhibiting artists, demonstrations and art workshops, daily art tours, live music, special events, on-site restaurants and much more. For a full listing of events, visit LagunaFestivalofArts.org.
Through August 31, 2015
Open daily from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Early closing: August 29 at 3:30
General Admission: Weekdays $7, Weekends $10
Students & Seniors: Weekdays $4, Weekends $6
Free Admission for Children 12 and under, Military, and Laguna Beach Residents.
Passport to the Arts:
A special promotion (funded in part by Bank of America): Passport to the Arts for only $23. Includes unlimited admission all summer long to the Festival of Arts, the Sawdust Art Festival and Art-A-Fair, plus a one-time, all-day free parking pass with each Passport purchased. Order online at LagunaBeachPassport.com. Passports also available for purchase on-site at each festival location during the summer. Offer excludes Pageant of the Masters. Valid June 26 – August 31, 2015.
Festival of Arts Grounds 650 Laguna Canyon Road
Red Cross Blood Drive at Laguna Presbyterian Aug 5
On Wednesday, August 5 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., donate blood at Tankersley Hall, Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Avenue.
Donors, please remember to bring your photo ID with you when you come to donate blood.
Art-A-Fair Old West Quick Draw Sunday, Aug 9
Picture this: it is Sunday, August 9, a glorious summer day. You are at Art-A-Fair, Laguna Beach’s world class art festival, happily strolling among its 125 extraordinary local and national artists. Suddenly, you hear a deep voice shout, “Draw partner.”
You don’t reach for your gun, you reach for your paintbrush. You are in the middle of Art-A-Fair’s Old West Quick Draw, a unique event for participants and observers alike. A Quick Draw is a fun way for artists of all skill levels to participate in a timed event using live models dressed in Old West clothing.
Art-A-Fair’s Old West Quick Draw throws out a challenge and provides the opportunity for artists of every experience level to paint, draw or photograph live Old West models, available for one hour. There is no charge except the Art-A-Fair entry fee. On Sunday August 9th, the schedule is as follows: 10 a.m. - the Western models arrive; 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. - Quick Draw; 11:45 a.m. – Lunch (at additional charge). Artists will need a signed release from the Old West models for any images (resulting from this event) for resale purposes.
This is a day for everyone to enjoy. Artists challenge their ability to create in a limited amount of time, while working with live models. Observers can enjoy watching the creative process come to fruition.
Art-A-Fair offers many pleasures through the summer season. Live music plays for listening or dancing pleasure on Thursdays through Sundays. Daily art workshops are taught by professional artists. Tivoli Too! Restaurant provides a relaxing retreat in its garden courtyard, overlooking a cascading waterfall, where fine cuisine is a work of art in itself.
Art-A-Fair is open Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. A season pass is $7.50 for adults, $4.50 for seniors and military, children 12 and under are free with an adult. Call 949-494-4514 or visit www.art-a-fair.com.
Laguna Beach Eco Heroes documentary to air on Cox
Beginning in August, Cox Cable will air the 30-minute documentary, Laguna Beach Eco Heroes produced by The MY HERO Project. The documentary was made possible by the support from The Massen Greene Foundation.
Cox Cable Channel 3 schedule: 8/2/15 thru 10/3/15, airing Saturday’s at 9 a.m. and Sunday’s at 6 p.m. for a total of 18 airings.
This documentary features local environmental activists who have worked hard to keep Laguna Beach green & blue. Featured heroes include: Laguna Canyon Foundation, Laguna Bluebelt, Nancy Caruso, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Crystal Cove Alliance, ECO Warrior, Zero Trash Laguna, Wyland & One World One Ocean
My HERO said in a press release, “These organizations and individuals have worked diligently to preserve nature and wildlife around Laguna Beach. They are inspirational leaders in the stewardship of the environment.”
Hobie gathering for grand opening downtown San Clemente
Cruise in with your friends and family and help celebrate the opening of the latest Hobie Surf Shop! A neighborhood gathering and grand opening will take place Saturday, August 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 167 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente.
Hobie is honored to revitalize this iconic corner with the original vision of Ole Hanson in mind. A true downtown that serves as a gathering space offering a unique, vibrant and sustainable community hub. The kind of place locals will take pride in and where visitors can discover the “real” San Clemente.
There will be food, drink and music from San Clemente local band Calafia Stones.
For more information, call 949-542-3355.
Laguna’s Tuvalu opening new store in San Clemente
By DIANE ARMITAGE
When Laurie Alter opened Tuvalu Laguna Beach in 2003, she never imagined the fast expansion it would enjoy. Designed with the idea of providing a treasure trove of furniture, accessories and artwork in a casual, coastal vibe, the Forest Avenue store was an immediate hit.
Now, she’s opening a second store in San Clemente in the former Hobie shop at the top of Del Mar Avenue on El Camino Real. (Meanwhile, the Hobie store has relocated to larger space just a couple blocks down at 167 Avenida Del Mar.)
Alter was born and raised in Laguna Beach, but lived in Idaho for eight years before returning to Laguna with husband and kids in 2002. While in Idaho, she’d taken up antiquing and décor work and had eventually opened her own antique shop there, Wild Goose Chase.
At Tuvalu, Laurie original idea of showcasing interesting and one-of-a-kind finds blossomed into an additional interior design division in 2012. From there, it simply expanded again as Laurie and the store, Tuvalu, began working closely with her husband (Hobie Sand Bar Restaurant) and brother, Mark Christy (The Ranch), in extensive design and accessory work. (I cannot wait to show you her finished work in the rooms at The Ranch!)
The new Tuvalu in San Clemente will feature the same concept – coastal home furnishings and a design center with head-to-toe design services. Congratulations to Laurie for spreading the Laguna Beach love!
A published writer and marketing agency owner for 30 years, Diane Armitage authors the popular blog, www.LagunaBeachBest.com and the newly revised, The Best of Laguna Beach: The Travelers’ and Residents’ Guide.
Mountain Bike Hall of Fame voting open until Aug 12
The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame has moved from Colorado to California. The goal is to preserve and celebrate the history of Mountain Biking and the people who made it the sport it has become.
Hans Rey, Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Inductee 1999, a Laguna Beach resident, asked in a press release, “Please help us spread the word and help us raise the level of respect and honor the Hall of Fame deserves.
“Voting is now open to the public, anybody who joins the Hall of Fame ($30) can vote and have a say to who gets elected to become an inductee.”
The voting deadline for 2015 is Aug. 12th.
To join, vote, and find more information, visit http://mmbhof.org/mtn-bike-hall-of-fame/nominees-2015-voting-season-open/.
Every mountain biker in the world has been influenced directly or indirectly in one way or another by one of the nominees:
North Shore Pioneers, Danger & Digger
If you haven’t heard of them, read their bios at the link above!
Polls are open until midnight August 12. Thank you for voting!
Mommy and Me Group Meets Wednesdays at LBUMC
Pastor Mandy Flemming of Laguna Beach United Methodist Church has started a Mommy and Me group at the church, 21632 Wesley Drive (across the street and up the hill from the Montage). The group meets at 10 a.m. every Wednesday in the church nursery for fellowship, conversation, support and coffee. There is no age restriction for the babies, who stay in the same room as the moms.
Joy Cleary (L) holds daughter Sienna as Zachary Beutin, getting a helping hand from his mother Erin, ponders his next move at the Mommy and Me get-together
A mother of three, Pastor Flemming says, “The memory of the first year of parenting is one that is filled with joy, unconditional love, and a lot of sleepless nights and damp clothing. It was a time that both overwhelmed me with blessings and also felt a little isolating. I’m hopeful that we can be a support to one another as we work each day to do a very gratifying job that came with no instructions.”
Join LAM for Art Access: Los Angeles trip Aug 15
On Saturday, August 15, join museum supporters as Laguna Art Museum members visit Los Angeles art galleries and one of the foremost private collections of contemporary art.
The cost for Laguna Art Museum members at the Friend level and above is $125. Individual and Family level members will be $150, and non-members are $175. This price includes lunch.
Book now – this trip is limited to 30 spaces! For reservations and payment, contact the membership and development office at 494-8971, ext. 203.
The group will meet at Laguna Beach High School (625 Park Avenue) at 9 a.m., departing at 9:30 a.m., returning approximately 5 p.m. You can leave your car in the lot all day. If you are running late or will not be able to meet the group Saturday morning, please call Janet Blake at 949-310-3247.
Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Dr. For more information, visit LagunaArtMuseum.org.
The Official Blues Brothers Revue opens August 13 at The Laguna Playhouse: it’ll be a soulful show!
The Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Karen Wood and Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham & Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi and Musical Director Paul Shaffer are thrilled to present a special engagement of The Official Blues Brothers Revue, featuring Wayne Catania as Jake, and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood.
Wayne Catania (L) as Jake, and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood
“Laguna Beach is going to rock out this summer to the soul sounds of the iconic Blues Brothers,” comments Wood. “Jake and Elwood and an extraordinary band will bring our audiences a hand-clapping, foot-stomping, stand-up-and-cheer, not-to-be-missed good time,” adds Wareham.
The Official Blues Brothers Revue will begin performances on Thursday, August 13 and will run through Sunday, August 30 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.
This live concert show combines the comedy and hits from the original movie and pays homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, gospel and soul music. Hear all of The Blues Brothers classics as Jake, Elwood and the band hit the right balance of humor, music and mayhem. Backed by a powerhouse band, they’ll give you a show to remember including their biggest hits “Soul Man,” ”Rubber Biscuit,” “Gimme Some Lovin’,” and many more. Fun for all ages!
Performances are Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. There will be additional performances on Sunday, August 16 at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 26 at 7:30 p.m., and Thursdays, August 20 and August 27 at 2:00 p.m.
All Tickets are $45 and can be purchased online at www.lagunaplayhouse.com or by calling (949) 497-ARTS (2787). Group discounts are available by calling 949-497-2787 ext. 229.
The box office is open Monday – Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (open until showtime on performance days), and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information on all shows and programming visit http://www.lagunaplayhouse.com.
Laguna Playhouse is located at 606 Laguna Canyon Road.
Local Foundation, R Star, still committed to saving thousands in Nepal following earthquakes
R Star Foundation, and their Women Helping Women & Children in Nepal, continues to make a difference in 48 villages following the earthquakes that began major destruction last April.
“Because of individuals who believe in our work – their generosity has fueled our efforts further,” said R Star Founder and Laguna local, Rosalind Russell. “We tend our 48 villages, including approximately 30,000 people, with food, medical care, vaccinations, temporary and permanent housing too.”
The region in which R Star Foundation works, the Kavre area, has lost 70,600 homes due to the earthquakes. It is an agricultural area, not an area tourists are likely to visit. Most of the government money is directed to areas of tourism.
“R Star’s work has been critical to the agricultural people who continue to be set aside, neglected and ignored, though it should not be misconstrued that all the areas damaged by the earthquakes need extensive help,” added Russell.
The R Star Foundation will visit all their villages in Kavre this month.
“Some of our villages were not reachable because the roads no longer existed, but we have had phone contact to determine their needs and still managed to get them tents and food,” said Russell. The villagers hike to accessible areas where they receive the donated goods and supplies.
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Women asking for more supplies in the village of Bagultar, Nepal. They have received tents and mosquito nets thanks to R Star Foundation.
Rabindra is the R Star executive in charge within Nepal. He coordinates the practical necessities to provide for the remote villages.
“Our thanks go to Rabindra, our determined executive in Nepal for R Star who creates connections for everything, including transportation; where to purchase supplies as well as negotiate fair rates; pay for purchases; communicate with all the villages to coordinate deliveries and know their needs; handles the paperwork R Star must receive including lists of who gets what, and in what order, and when; carries supplies along with others to areas where roads don’t exist; inspects the purchased supplies,” said Russell. “He does much more, but suffice it to say, he is the angel taking care of all matters to lift our villagers, all without pay as we remain a 100% volunteer organization. He expresses his pleasure to be able to serve. But, I tell you, it removes him from his wife, infant, and 8 year old.”
Rabindra serves R Star because he feels genuine solidarity with the villagers. Russell adds, “He is sure compassion is necessary and required in addition to the supplies we furnish. He feels we are to lift them since the ‘cure’ won’t be for many, many months – or years.”
To help with donations, visit R Star’s Villages fundraising page:
Laguna Beach philanthropist, master channeler and medium Maureen Allan launches Angels Among Us Foundation
Kick-off fundraiser is on Thursday, Aug 13 to Benefit Children of India
Maureen Allan, a Laguna Beach-based spiritual teacher, master channeler, medium and now philanthropist, announced the launch of Angels Among Us Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, and date for the organization’s first fundraiser on August 13 in Laguna Beach. She says she helps individuals find peace and closure by connecting them with loved ones who have passed on, as well as providing personal guidance by channeling insightful messages from their spirit-guides and guardian angels.
Allan was inspired to create Angels Among Us Foundation from pure divine intervention from her spirit-guide Ascended Master Kuan Yin. “I was being shown countless visions by my spirit guide Kuan Yin of the atrocious living conditions that the children in these areas are suffering in,” explains Allan. “I could feel the physical pain of their illnesses and the emotional pain of their suffering and hopelessness. Kuan Yin pleaded with me to help, and I finally, gladly agreed to do what I could do to help them; and, as she also wished, to inspire others to help.”
Kuan Yin has given her two locations that are in dire need of her help: Bihar, India and Darfur, Africa. The charity’s first fundraiser will be for the children of Bihar, India where the conditions are some of the worst in the world.
“I am extremely happy to be of service through Angels Among Us Foundation, and look forward to the gift of relief that this charity can bring to those who truly need it,” remarks Allan.
Angels Among Us is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable foundation dedicated to helping those suffering from extreme and heart-breaking hardships, such as poverty, starvation and dis-heartening abuses. One of the charity’s primary goals is to bring relief to those suffering in dire living conditions in third world countries, with a special focus on the abandoned, abused and starving children. Angels Among Us Foundation hopes to bring awareness of this sad, atrocious reality to those here in the United States; and, to raise funds that can improve the well-being, health and quality of life for those who have been devastated due to the on going wars and violence that threaten them on a regular basis in our under-privileged third world communities.
Coffee with a Cop – second gathering set for August 1
The Laguna Beach Police Department will brew up their second Coffee with a Cop community event on Saturday, August 1, where residents can connect with law enforcement officers over a free cup of organic coffee.
Laguna Beach Community Outreach Officers will be at the Laguna Beach Farmers Market starting at 8 a.m. until 12 noon. The Laguna Beach Farmers Market is located at 521 Forest Avenue at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Forest Avenue.
Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the Laguna Beach Police Department. Since the majority of contacts that officers make are during emergency situations, this is not always the most effective time for relationship building with the community. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction with the officers who proudly protect this city.
“I am eager for the Police Department leadership team to connect with the community and enhance our partnerships in the interest of working together to keep Laguna Beach safe for our residents, business owners and visitors,” said Chief Laura Farinella.
Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the county, as local police departments and educational law enforcement agencies strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.
The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members, one cup of coffee at a time.
Police Beat Primer
Police Beat derives from information in the log maintained at the front counter by the Laguna Beach Police Department and required under CA Government Code Section 6254 (f). The press does not have access to written police reports.
Information in the police department log is deemed reliable and StuNewsLaguna is not responsible for mistakes made available as public record by the Laguna Beach Police Department.
Parents with children in school may contact 949-497-1615 to request that their names be omitted from Police Beat. The decision of StuNewsLaguna is final.
Any person arrested is innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
Abbreviations sometimes used in Police Beat
647f – Public Intoxication; DUI – Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; NFA – No fixed address; RP – Reporting/Responsible Party; UTL – Unable to locate
Police Beat 073115
Miguel Angel Palemonte, 19, Santa Ana – Tuesday, July 28 – 11:06 p.m.
Tuesday, July 28
N. Coast Hwy | 100 Block | Shoplifting
2:34 a.m. On Monday night at 11:43, an employee at the Mobil station reported that a man had been loitering near the front entrance and refused to leave. The man was gone when an officer arrived. About three hours later, the same man returned, entered the store area and took snacks and a sandwich and began eating them before leaving the store.
Heisler Park | Vandalism
1:41 a.m. One of the women’s restrooms was tagged.
Monday, July 27
Arrests for Being Drunk in Public
Brian James Szafran, 45, no fixed address
Wayne William Chancey, 43, no fixed address
John Michael Hensley, 33, no fixed address
(He was also arrested for a Harbor Court warrant with the same charge - $1500 bail)
N. Coast Hwy | 300 Block | Burglary, residential
11:52 p.m. A woman left her front door unlocked and went for her usual dog walk. When she returned within 10 minutes, her purse was missing. Loss: $1000.
Main Beach | Theft
8:29 p.m. A backpack containing an ID card, military paperwork, meds, clothing, a cell phone and $20 in cash was stolen.
Broadway | 500 Block | Burglary, vehicle
7:41 p.m. John Michael Hensley, 33, no fixed address, was arrested for breaking into a vehicle and charged with felony vehicle burglary with bail of $20,000.
Oak Street | 400 Block | Vandalism, vehicle
10:04 a.m. The driver’s side window of a Nissan Versa was smashed by someone who threw a clay pot at the window causing $300 in damage.
Temple Hills Drive | 2200 Block | Felony Vandalism, vehicle
8:12 a.m. An unknown suspect used a ground light to smash the driver’s side window of a Smart car and also broke the side mirror. Damage was estimated at $1000.
Laguna Canyon Road | 20600 Block (ASL) | Theft
7:54 a.m. A backpack containing prescription meds and $25 cash was stolen.
N. Coast Hwy & Emerald Bay | Warrant Arrest
7:02 a.m. Wants and warrants checked during a traffic stop resulted in the arrest of Michael Allen Garriot, 45, Bullhead City, AZ, for a LASD traffic warrant with $25,000 bail.
Sunday, July 26
Arrests for Being Drunk in Public
Lisa Dawn Griffis, 55, no fixed address
Alta Vista Way & Solana Way | Burglary, vehicle
5:23 p.m. A GPS was stolen out of a 2008 BMW. Value: $250.
Brooks Street | 300 Block | Warrant Arrest
3:26 p.m. Horacio Silva, 43, Laguna Hills, was arrested for a Harbor Court misdemeanor bench warrant.
Diamond Street | 100 Block | Warrant Arrest
1:54 p.m. Fullerton resident Andrew Huy Tran, 32, was arrested for a Central Court misdemeanor warrant with $1500 bail.
S. Coast Hwy | 1500 Block | Warrant Arrest
7:15 a.m. Andrew Patrick Nathan, 34, no fixed address, was arrested for a Harbor Court warrant with a charge of being drunk in public with $1500 bail.