Have you seen Riddle Field lately, aka "Field of Dreams"? Laguna's Little League field is getting a make-over and having a fundraiser to help pay for it. It is Thursday, March 20th, at Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course. Food and drinks will be served, auction items, and the live band, F-jamz, will entertain the crowd. Check out one of the band member's solo projects with great shots of local Laguna spots. To donate to the Riddle fund, please go to www.beachbaseball.com.
The American Legion Post 222, Laguna Beach, was incorporated in 1928. Here are just some of their many activities and projects:
- Sponsor a AA team in Laguna Beach Little League
- Post flags around town for every patriotic holiday
- March in our local "Patriots Day Parade", this Saturday if it doesn't rain
- Host 100 veterans at the "Pageant of the Masters" along with dinner at Tivoli Terrace
- Conduct Memorial Day services at Heisler Park
Thank you to all those who have served and sacrificed for defending our freedoms and way of life.
Once a year Laguna Beach holds lifeguard tryouts. That was yesterday. In order to hang out in the new lifeguard headquarters (will it be done before summer is the million dollar question), save us from rip tides, and deliver treatment for jellyfish stings/stingray barbs to the foot, you must complete 1000 meter ocean swim in less than 20 minutes. Loved watching all these athletes compete with their parents cheering them on.
The other day stumbled upon Manfred Kuhnert's art gallery. Because everyone has a story, I had to find out about his. He has traveled all over the world to paint. Sold his paintings to celebrities and exhibited in famous galleries. Put his two kids through Ivy League schools by selling his artwork. He is now 83 years young, won't travel anymore, and is in his gallery 7 days a week. Go visit him at 1493 Glenneyre St. His website KuhnertsArtGallery.com.
Did you see the new art installation on Forest Avenue yesterday? Artist, Michael Graham, was at the vintage, red telephone booth securing his 1/4" laminated, aluminum sculpture to the door. It is 5'6" tall and called, "I Need to Make a Phone Call". It is on display for the next 24 months. This piece will be incorporated in my Heisler Park / Downtown Tour.
In my quest to know everything about Laguna Beach, I parked my car on PCH and walked into the Laguna Royale. Is this place a time share? Hotel? Apartments? As I walked in to take a look around, a security guard greeted me. He said this place has 78 ocean front condos, pool, spa, and fitness center. One interesting fact he shared was in the early 1960's, a group of actors from the show "Bonanza" bought up a bunch of the condos and spent their downtime here. I guess they needed to get off the ranch and hang ten.
Yesterday I was at the beach watching my daughter surf and here comes a family of small dogs with USC and UCLA sweaters on. Laguna Beach is such a dog-friendly town I want to write about it. If you have a picture of you and your dog enjoying Laguna Beach, can you send it to me at LagunaBeachWalks@gmail.com for publication? Here are some ideas: dog surfing, staying at one of our dog-friendly hotels, eating at a restaurant with your dog, the dog park in the canyon, walking your dog in Heisler Park. Thanks and hope to see you around town with your dog!
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