Three-car crash on Laguna Canyon Rd at 73 Toll Road sends two to hospital – one was Laguna woman charged with felony DUI
A three-car traffic crash on Laguna Canyon Road under the 73 Toll Road at 5:24 Monday morning sent two Laguna Beach residents to Mission Trauma Center.
A 66-year-old man was thrown out of his car and was in the roadway when the first caller dialed 9-1-1. Sgt. Tim Kleiser of the LBPD said the man suffered multiple fractures.
The driver of another car, Maria Delgado-Castaneda, 42, Laguna Beach, was also injured and hospitalized. She was later arrested for felony DUI causing bodily injury at Mission Hospital with bail set at $100,000. No one else was injured, police said.
Caller reported concerns about a suspicious man – rightfully so
A caller told police Sunday at noontime that a man was acting suspiciously in the area of Jasmine Street and Cypress Drive in North Laguna. The caller said the man was carrying a large bag and had been walking back and forth in the middle of the street as well as looking into the windows of several parked vehicles.
Officers arrived on scene and when they began to approach, the man threw items into a garage he was next to and then took off on foot but was quickly apprehended.
Officers sorted through things and checked out what the man had thrown into the garage. They found a plastic bag containing under a gram of methamphetamine among other items.
Thomas Peter Tolnay, 58, Costa Mesa, was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs, being under the influence of dangerous drugs and destroying evidence. He also had a $10,000 warrant from West Court with charges of battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.
Election winners to be sworn in at Tuesday’s Council meeting; 2017 Mayor to be seated; Measure LL is also on the agenda
By BARBARA DIAMOND
The four winners in Laguna’s election in November will be sworn in, three of them by the forth.
Normally, the City Clerk swears in the winners, but this year City Clerk Lisette Chel Walker ran successfully for a second term.
Consequently she will be sworn in by Mayor Steve Dicterow, the last official act of his term.
Chel Walker will then swear in re-elected council members Dicterow, who begins his fifth term, and Bob Whalen. She will also swear in re-elected City Treasurer Laura Parisi.
The election is then declared certified and the 2017 mayor and mayor pro tem are selected, seating on the dais is adjusted and the agenda for that meeting is tackled.
Agenda items include Measure LL recommended service enhancements, accounting and oversight committee.
The council will be asked to direct City Manager John Pietig to modify the 2016-17 adopted budget by increasing estimated bed tax revenue by $1 million and to direct him to incorporate estimated annual revenue of $2.2 million into the upcoming 2017-18 and 2018-19 city budgets.
If recommendations are approved, the existing contract for cleaning services will modified, to take effect as soon as possible.
A resolution will be presented to establish the Measure LL Fund and create an oversight committee, to be appointed Jan 31. The deadline for applications for the committee positions to be in the City Clerk’s office is 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan 13.
I am excited to announce the long-anticipated approvals from our accrediting agencies for three new majors at LCAD: a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Illustration Entertainment Design, a BFA in Creative Writing and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing.
Planning for these majors began in the summer of 2011, when LCAD’s Vice President of Academic Affairs and its chairs of Liberal Arts and Illustration noticed students’ interest in these areas increasing—one strong indication was that Creative Writing had become the College’s most impacted minor. After years of paperwork and preparation, the MFA in Creative Writing will launch in the summer of 2017, and the BFAs in Illustration Entertainment Design and Creative Writing will launch in fall 2017.
Storytelling is intrinsic to all of LCAD’s visual and liberal arts programs. It shows in our values and respect for a tradition of sharing experiences that say something meaningful and important about the human condition. Students who choose to major in either of LCAD’s Creative Writing programs will have the opportunity to take courses in the following literary genres: creative non-fiction, short fiction, drama, screen or play scripts, poetry or hybrid forms. As is true of all of the College’s undergraduate majors, students in the senior year of their BFA program in Creative Writing will develop a self-directed thesis.
The MFA in Creative Writing brings together aspiring writers with practicing writers to pursue careers in a genre of their choice: fiction; non-fiction; drama; writing scripts for screen, television or play; poetry or hybrid forms. Creative Writing faculty will work individually with students and will help them to build a professional portfolio of writing samples.
The Illustration Entertainment Design major prepares students for careers in film and television production art; scenic painting; themed entertainment staging; amusement park and ride design; theatre, museum and event design; model making and prop fabrication.
LCAD’s Chair of Illustration, Michael Savas, asked leaders in Illustration Entertainment Design to help the College ensure that development of the major would result in meeting the needs and demands of this industry. The result was an advisory board comprised of active members of the Art Directors Guild, the Guild of Design and the NextGen Initiative of the Themed Entertainment Association. Safe to say, the Illustration Entertainment Design program will meet industry needs.
Everyone at LCAD is excited to offer and to launch these three unique programs that add to the already rich variety of majors offered to our creative community. I am proud that LCAD will continue its more than 55-year tradition of preparing students to create extraordinary works in the disciplines of art, design, and now creative writing.
Jonathan Burke is President of Laguna College of Arts and Design
Laguna Beach – Looking Back
Photo series courtesy The Laguna Beach Historical Society
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Hortense Miller in the Garden – Circa 1970s
Visit the Murphy-Smith Bungalow (home of the Laguna Beach Historical Society, on Ocean Avenue). It is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Laguna Beach Historical Society is a non-profit, all volunteer organization, which runs free historical programs at City Hall, and has a newsletter, website, and is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
All are invited to the LBHS Winter Music Concert
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LBHS students will celebrate the wonder of winter through music
Members of the public are invited to attend a free instrumental music performance by Laguna Beach High School student musicians at 7 p.m. on Tues, Dec 13, in the LBHS Artists’ Theatre, 625 Park Avenue.
The LBHS Winter Instrumental Music Concert will feature wind and string ensembles directed by Jeremy Chung, and the jazz orchestra directed by Matthew Witek. All Lagunans as well as their friends and relatives are invited to come enjoy holiday music while supporting the arts and youth in our community.
Holiday sing-along at Community Garden this Sunday
Join in the holiday sing-along at the South Laguna Community Garden Park, Sunday, Dec 11 from 2-4 p.m. Bring your enthusiastic voices and treats to share.
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The Garden Band
The Garden Band, with Tom Joliet and Tony Bisson, along with a troupe of ukulele musicians will lead the singing. Songbooks will be provided so that you don’t forget the words.
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The Garden Elf
The garden elf will be dressed for the occasion. If you want to help decorate the garden, stop by on Saturday the 10th at 9 a.m.
Firefighters’ Spark of Love toy drive off and running
The Laguna Beach Fire Department in conjunction with other local fire agencies will be taking part in the annual Spark of Love toy drive. The Spark of Love campaign began in 1993 as a partnership between ABC7 and Firefighters throughout the five-county areas of Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Ventura.
Although there are many worthwhile toy drives taking place this holiday season, the Spark of Love is the only one created and operated by Firefighters. Working together as the Orange County Toy Collaborative, these agencies collect and distribute approximately 300,000 toys annually to disadvantaged children who would otherwise not be receiving gifts this holiday season.
This year marks the 23rdanniversary for the Firefighters’ Spark of Love campaign, which will run from now through Dec 24. The Laguna Beach Fire Department has been involved since the program’s inception and each station will serve as drop-off sites for new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment:
Station One – downtown, Station 2 – Agate & Glenneyre
Station Three – Top of the World, Station 4 – South Laguna
Join StuNewsLaguna and drop off new toys at a Laguna Beach fire station!
Toy Request/Family Referral sheets are available at all Orange County fire stations and at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul office at 730 N. Garfield Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92701.
Distinguished scientist and Laguna resident Dr. Hoda Anton-Culver will soon present latest cancer findings
Laguna Beach can boast as one of its most distinguished residents Dr. Hoda Anton-Culver, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at UCI, and world-renowned leader in effective cancer prevention and control.
Her must-see presentation will be open to the public and is sponsored by AAUW-Laguna Beach (American Association of University Women).
During her presentation, Dr. Anton-Culver will review the latest findings in cancer research, sketch a picture of the total incidence of cancer in humans around the world, and also tell us about her groundbreaking “All of Us” initiative, which is designed to create a framework by which medical treatment and prevention can be tailored specifically to each individual.
Dr. Hoda Anton-Culver is an internationally recognized scientist
Dr. Anton-Culver is an internationally recognized scientist and expert primarily in the areas of cancer epidemiology and genetics. Her research emphasizes relationships between genetics and the environment to better understand complex cancers such as breast, colorectal, ovarian and prostate cancers.
Among her many achievements, she is UCI’s Principal Investigator for the UC-wide Athena breast cancer consortium, the largest study in California history, intended to revolutionize approaches to breast cancer health care. She is also one of the founding investigators of the California Teachers Study and initiated and is the director of the Genetic Epidemiology Research Institute at UCI.
Dr. Anton-Culver sits on numerous National Cancer Institute review committees and is a member of the Middle East Cancer Consortium designed to build cancer programs within the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
The event will take place on Sunday, Jan 8, from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Dana Point Yacht Club, 24399 Dana Drive, Dana Point. Admission is free. Light refreshments and drinks will be available for purchase. Space is limited, so sign up early.
Kenny Loggins’ performance with the 133 band at Mozambique Monday night was all about history
By Diane Armitage
This last Monday night, a classic “Laguna magic” story happened.
Kenny Loggins, the singer/creator of multiple platinum and gold albums, jumped on stage for a jam session with the 133 Band.
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Photos by Mike Altishin
While organizers behind the special appearance tried to keep the Loggins appearance under wraps, everyone who’s lived here for any length of time knows that there’s just not much you can do with a secret in Laguna Beach. The Mozambique bar was packed to the rafters at 6 p.m., and overflow fans cascaded into the adjoining dining room, too.
It turned out to be one phenomenal evening. Yes, Kenny Loggins added to that ‘phenomenal,’ assuredly. But the best part about the night was twofold:
First, it was a celebration of the 133 Band, a collective of front men and women of this town’s leading local bands – it is the crème de la crème representative of decades of the finest music in Laguna Beach.
Second, it was a night for locals, most of whom had connection to the connection that brought Kenny Loggins to the stage. This was our party – and what a party it was.
The backstory on why Kenny Loggins was here
About three years ago, Clay Berryhill, a longtime local and musician, came up with the idea of putting the 133 Band together. He reached out to Laguna Beach band members who have created significant followings - Steve and Beth Wood (Honk), Poul Pedersen (Missiles of October), Nick “I” Hernandez (also with Common Sense), Alan Deremo (featured on Greg MacGillivary’s famed documentaries), Drew Hester (Common Sense and Foo Fighters), solo vocalist Jason Feddy and Bob Hawkins (Nick I and ADD).
Each of the above had also played on national and international tours with the top musicians of our time. Among names such as Chicago, Joe Walsh, Jewel, Santana, Aerosmith, Tears for Fears, John Denver, Beach Boys, Linda Ronstadt and Willy Nelson, a few members of the 133 Band played with Kenny Loggins.
Loggins first asked Steve and Beth Wood to take their Honk act on the road with Loggins and Messina back in the 1970s. A few years later, when Loggins decided to break out as a solo act, he returned to Laguna Beach to scoop up Steve Wood, fellow Honk drummer Tris Imboden (now with Chicago), and Laguna’s legendary guitarist Mike Hamilton.
“When we were chatting with Kenny before the show, he was kind of chuckling about how he’d come to Laguna and pilfered our town of great musicians,” says Berryhill. “But no one was complaining. It was an incredible opportunity to be a member of Kenny Loggins’ band.”
The documentary film – Now With Loggins included
When the musicians agreed to form the new band, 133, Berryhill thought an album of the combined talents would be a great production.
But, he had a bigger idea.
Why not make a documentary that traces the lives and connections of the 133 members?
“I think every great musician recognizes that so much of their world is about the connections and bonds they form,” says Berryhill. “But I’m not sure they recognize that their individual and combined efforts weave this incredible tapestry of music and history that changes peoples’ lives all over the world.
“So, we’re creating a 90-minute documentary that tells that story and honors what they actually do out there. And Kenny wanted to be a part of it.”
Exhaustive commitment to filming
Berryhill has filmed every minute of the group’s interaction, from jam sessions and kibitzing, to practice and performance.
“This was the first time we’ve brought all the members of the band together…[with Frank Cotinola on drums]…with Kenny Loggins, and it’s always surprising to listen to them talk about how they met through this person or that event, and how their lives have been so intertwined. It’s great footage.”
Undoubtedly, the final film will include some moments of Monday night’s performance at Mozambique, also great footage. Although they had all done a quick jam session prior to the show to work through a few songs, the sudden kick to “Crossroads” and “Footloose” was unscripted magic.
Says Mozambique Owner Ivan Spiers, “It’s always great when we bring in a national celebrity spotlight to Mozambique, but this was such a special night for locals because it was all about celebrating just how respected and incredible these Laguna Beach musicians are.”
133 documentary hoping to hit big screen this spring
Berryhill’s documentary is in post-production mode now with plans for release this coming spring. “Film festivals have been calling, which is great news,” says Berryhill. “But once we’re finally ready, this is a debut that deserves to happen in Laguna Beach.”
Watch for 133 details at their Facebook page: facebook.com/the133band/
133 Band will be playing again at Mozambique on Monday, Jan 2. Go to MozambiqueOC.com/live-music-calendar for news on 133 Band bookings as well as other renowned regional and national acts.
Health in Balance holds community appreciation day
Health In Balance will be holding a Community Appreciation Day next Thurs, Dec 15, from 12 – 6 p.m. Their address is 330 Park Ave, #3.
Morea Arthur said, “It is a great way to thank our patients as well as bless members of the community with complimentary treatment as a holiday gift. We always raise money for charities during the event, and we love this opportunity to give back.”
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The Health in Balance team wants you to feel good - L-R: Dr. Gary Arthur, Dr. Lisa Arthur, Dr. Marcella Dominguez, Rachelle Rodriguez FNP and Dr. Jordan Martin
Everyone is welcome. However, appointments are needed. Anyone new to the facility will have the opportunity of a brief consultation with one of the doctors. They will be offering complimentary therapy treatments, adjustments, and B-12 shots, as well as offering IVs at a discounted price.
Health in Balance will also be having a toy drive in support of the Laguna Beach Fire Department’s Spark of Love Holiday Toy Drive.
Alongside this they will be raising money for the Dominguez-Roth Integrative Medical Foundation, which seeks to prevent and treat cancer by combining the best of conventional, natural, and alternative medical therapies.
Call 497-2553 for more information.
The Ranch to celebrate its grand opening on Dec 18
By BARBARA DIAMOND
The Ranch at Laguna Beach announced that it will celebrate its grand opening from 1 to 5 p.m. on Dec 18.
General Manager Kurt Bjorkman sent invitations for an exclusive tour of the hotel, grounds, and guests room, with treats and games along the way.
“I’ve been so humbled by the community support our transformation generated,” Bjorkman stated on the invitations. “This has been a passion project for many of us Laguna locals and we are thrilled to offer our neighbors a new home away from home.”
Laguna Beach entrepreneur Mark Christy and his partners (or investment group) bought the 80-some acre property in Aliso Canyon in 2013. Most folks in town were still calling it Ben Brown’s. Ben and Violet Brown had owned the site since 1956. But the history of the property goes back way farther, to the late 1800s, when George and Sarah Thurston claimed the land and farmed it.
Their legacy lives on: Thurston Middle School was named after a Thurston, as was the Thurston Trailer Park. Councilman Kelly Boyd is a scion of the family.
Like Boyd, Christy is a lifetime Laguna Beach resident. His fingerprints are all over downtown. He is co-owner of Hobie Sports and with his sister, Laurie Alter, opened Tuvalu. He is a partner in La Sirena Grill and a Realtor.
Christy has banked a lot of good will by donating time and money to organizations such as SchoolPower, the Boys & Girls Club and Laguna Beach Little League.
The good will he has generated over the years saw him through the difficult task of a complete overhaul of the iconic, but aging, piece of Laguna’s history.
A brief history of Aliso Canyon
1871 – George and Sarah Thurston lay claim to a 152-acre homestead and a one-room wooden shack.
1940s – William “Bill” Bryant purchases an 87-acre site within Aliso Canyon and begins the construction of the golf course.
1950 – The 9-hole golf course is established as “Laguna Beach Country Club.”
1956 – Ben and Violet Brown purchase the golf course and make plans for a destination resort.
1963 – The “Laguna Beach Country Club and Village” is introduced.
1967 – Ben Brown’s Restaurant and a new Golf Shop open.
1970 – The property is renamed “Ben Brown’s Motel & Golf Course.”
1978 – The name changes to Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course.
2003 – The inn is purchased by Aliso Creek Properties, retaining its former name.
2013-14 – The Ranch at Laguna Beach arrives.
Council met Tuesday behind closed doors in a special meeting
The city issued no announcement as of Thursday after a special council meeting held behind closed doors Tuesday.
Mayor Steve Dicterow called the closed session for the council to confer on real property negotiations. State law does not require an announcement about negotiations until an action is taken.
Items discussed included price and terms for possible purchase of three properties, listing the addresses on Laguna Canyon Road. All of the properties are physically located on Frontage Road.
Ivory restaurant at 793 LCR fronts Laguna College of Art & Design’s South Campus. It is owned by DeeMark Partners LTD, which also owns [seven-degrees], an event venue at 891 LCR. The property known as Bartlett Center lies between the two at 853 LCR. Gary Sauter owns the center, which has shops and coveted parking.
City Manager John Pietig represented the city in negotiations on all three properties.
No other items were discussed.
Blessing of animals great and small takes place at the Neighborhood Church on Dec 18 at 11:15 a.m.
Reverend Jeff Utter will be blessing animals, furry, scaled, or otherwise, in the casual, sunny courtyard of the Neighborhood Community Church on Dec 18 at 11:15 am. If bringing kitties, attendees are asked to provide carriers so that the canines will not spook the felines.
This dog is blessed
The Church is also requesting that participants (the human ones) bring along a canned food or cash/check donation, which will go to Animal Crackers Pet Rescue. The organization does amazing work to find fur-ever homes for hundreds of animals.
This is a feel-good, ministry-sponsored event, and there will be no solicitors to bother guests.
Coast Inn neighbors introduced to proposed renovations
By BARBARA DIAMOND
The Coast Inn was opened Saturday to introduce neighbors to the proposed renovation of the hotel, the iconic Boom Boom Room, the old liquor store across Mountain Road and cottage behind it.
More than 45 people attended the meeting: described by architect Marshall Ininns as “pretty cordial.” Ininns is reaching out to a wider audience to gain support for the renovation.
“This is a Laguna Beach project, not just a neighborhood project,” Ininns said. “It is part of our history.”
As proposed, the project includes a 24-room hotel, a restaurant, a spa, a small meeting room and a couple of decks and a lobby area, which will feature live music, a bar and bar menu. Food and alcohol also will be available across the street at the former liquor store, to be re-named Coast Market, similar to the small deli adjacent to Sapphire in the Old Pottery Place, Innins said.
The spa will be located in the 1932 Olympics cottage behind the store.
All of the buildings have historical merit, Ininns said. Each of the components is proposed to be restored to its original façade.
The liquor store is one of the late Chris Abel’s first buildings, built in 1956. It will revert to its Mid-Century modern exterior.
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1930s Spanish Revival
The hotel will shed the current exterior in favor of its 1930’s Spanish Revival heritage.
Ininns referred to early photographs to reconnect the buildings to their historical origins.
“The city’s Heritage Committee approved the project,” said a pleased Ininns. “Members of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community were happy about an (proposed) historical wall in the lobby, which is an ode to the past including the Boom Boom Room and the gay community.”
Not everyone is happy with the project as presented on Saturday.
One of the neighbors at the meeting complained his view was being compromised. Ininns offered to visit the neighbor’s home and try to relieve his concern.
A Planning Commission hearing is scheduled for Dec 14 to consider granting conditional use and coastal development permits, a variance and to review the design. Written comments may be submitted through Dec 13 and at the hearing. Oral comments may be made at the commission meeting.
For more information, visit the city’s website www.lagunabeachcity.net or the Community Development Department at City Hall.
WealthWise’s Loreen Gilbert is the only OC advisor selected by LPL to offer new investment platform
Loreen Gilbert, founder of WealthWise Financial Services, is the only Orange County advisor selected by LPL to offer the new Robo Hybrid investment platform, which is said to provide the best of both worlds: a low cost solution plus a dedicated advisor to reach out to as life events happen.
By marrying human and digital advice from respected professionals, the hybrid Robo platform becomes a highly effective low-cost investment solution designed to appeal to millennials and individuals with less than $200,000 to invest.
Loreen Gilbert, founder of WealthWise Financial Services
Selection of WealthWise Financial Services, Inc. by leading retail investment advisory firm and independent broker/dealer LPL Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc, confirms the Irvine headquartered firm’s leadership in 21st century wealth management. LPL is piloting the program with only 50 offices out of the 15,000 advisors across the nation.
Investors can start with as little as $5,000 and there is no maximum.
WealthWise will assign a dedicated financial advisor, not use the typical “customer service” approach of most Robo advisors, and offer financial planning advice when life events impact the investor.
Fees are extremely low, typically 0.5 percent annually or less, depending on the amount invested.
All ETFs are offered through the Guided Wealth Portfolios of Future Advisor, which is owned by Blackrock, world’s largest asset manager guiding individuals, and included is a weekly market commentary, monthly report and annual portfolio review.
“We are honored to be selected by LPL. Humanizing this cutting edge new technology with a dedicated financial advisor meets the needs of investors with as little as $5000 to invest, especially millennials”, said WealthWise founder and president, Loreen Gilbert.
WealthWise is located at 9070 Irvine Center Drive in Irvine. Call 949-748-1177 for more information.
Laguna College of Art and Design set to launch 2017 Illustration in Entertainment Design BFA program
Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) has announced a new Illustration in Entertainment Design Bachelor of Fine Art’s degree program to launch in fall 2017.
The new program will provide an in-depth curriculum and instruction to prepare students for careers in film, television and/or themed entertainment.
Career opportunities in film and television include production art, scenic painting, art direction and more, for the purpose of themed entertainment, staging and amusement park design, ride design, event design, model making and prop fabrication.
“The LCAD Illustration major with an emphasis in Entertainment Design now comprises over two-thirds of overall student enrollment in our department,” said Michael Savas, chair of LCAD Illustration. “The popularity amongst students, along with shifts in the industry that are opening opportunities for new talent, propelled us to launch a more intensive and focused degree program.”
LCAD’s campus in Laguna is beautifully framed by its canyon setting
The LCAD Illustration in Entertainment Design advisory board played a key role in developing the bachelor of fine arts degree program recently approved and commended by both the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Members of the committee include Robert Dennis, chief creative officer of the International Association of Masters Guild of Design for themed entertainment; Nelson Coates, president of the Art Directors Guild and member of LCAD Board of Trustees; David Aion, senior show producer, Rethink Leisure & Entertainment, LLC; and Josh Steadman, themed entertainment production designer for Walt Disney Imagineering.
“Consulting with industry professionals ensures that our new program will better prepare our students to meet realistic needs and demands of the entertainment design industry as well as form partnerships with organizations that include the Art Directors Guild (ADG), the Guild of Design, and the NextGen Initiative of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA),” added Savas.
Dennis, a member of the LCAD Illustration in Entertainment Design advisory board, has art directed world-class theme parks for 25 years. He became involved with LCAD after he was a guest speaker and attendee of the annual Industry Open House.
“Every LCAD student I met shook my hand and looked me in the eye, and through our conversations, they understood the reality of the career path they need to take,” Robert Dennis explained. “Their work showed their strengths in drawing and sketching, which are foundational skills in this industry. LCAD is a school that prepares its students for careers.”
Founded in 1961, Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) is one of the top art and design schools in the nation. LCAD offers undergraduate degrees (BFA) in Animation, Creative Writing, Design + Digital Media, Fine Arts (Drawing and Painting), Game Art and Illustration, as well as Master of Fine Arts degrees (MFA) in Creative Writing, Drawing and Painting and Game Development. LCAD Fine Arts alumni are accepted to the most prestigious graduate programs and go on to become internationally recognized artists and educators who shape dialogue with renowned collectors, museums and gallerists.
The Dennis and Leslie Power Library at LCAD houses the historic archives of the college and The Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Papers. For more information about LCAD admissions, news, events and Annual Fund, visit www.lcad.edu or Facebook at @LCADBFA, Twitter @LCAD and Instagram @lcadbfa.
Chanukah at Chabad promises to be a festive time
The Festival of Lights, consisting of Chanukah events in Laguna Beach, will be open to the community.
On Fri Dec 16 from 6 – 7 p.m., residents can enjoy Friday Night Live, the countdown to Chanukah. There will be a short and spirited service along with a fantastic kids’ program – plus a blessing under the Tallit, Chanukah latkes and a delicious buffet.
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There’ll be dancing and cheerful on Dec 25 at Main Beach celebrating Chanukah
On Wed, Dec 21 at 4:30 pm, the JYZ Youth Club will present pre-Chanukah festivities at Chabad including Menorah making, Dreidle spinning, gift unwrapping, latke eating, storytelling, and fun galore for kids between the ages of 3 and 13. The fee is just $7 per child.
The grand finale takes place on Sun, Dec 25 at 2 p.m. on the cobblestone area at Laguna Main Beach with the annual Surfboard Menorah Celebration.
The surfboard Menorah throws a festive light on the occasion
The event will include an Israeli DJ and dancing, and awesome magician, crafts for the kids, face painting, Dreidle cookie decorating, latkes, Dreidles, and lighting of the way cool surfboard Menorah. There’ll be fun for all ages, and admission is free.
Tiny Tots: Parent & Me Program for children Ages 2-3
The Ocean Institute will offer its Tiny Tots: Parent & Me Program for children ages 2 & 3 and their parents on six successive Tuesdays, Jan 17 – Feb 21, 9 – 10:15 a.m.
You and your child can join in this adventure exploring shapes, colors, textures, and more with everyone’s favorite tide pool animal, the sea star! Each Tuesday session includes exploration, an animal encounter, and an activity.
Cost is $30 for a single drop-in class, or $150 for the series. Register online at http://www.ocean-institute.org/event/tiny-tots-parent-me-program.
Register early for this very popular series.
The Ocean Institute is an ocean education center that offers in-depth Marine Science, Maritime History and Outdoor Education programs. The facility includes state-of-the-art teaching labs, the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center, two historic tallships, and an oceanographic research vessel. The Ocean Institute is located at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629. For more information, visit www.ocean-institute.org or call (949) 496-2274.