Tag Archive 'Laguna Beach'

Sawdust Festival Winter Fantasy: Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach’s Sawdust Festival, my favorite summertime treat, is all dressed up and deck-out for the holidays. OK, so there are eucalyptus trees towering overhead instead of snowy pines and there’s sawdust underfoot instead of snow. It may be Christmas “California-Style,” but the 21st Annual Sawdust Festival Winter Fantasy is sparkling with holiday spirit. I […]

Who’s Who in Irvine:

This flamboyant ranchero once owned the land that is now Irvine and Newport Beach as well as parts of Tustin, Costa Mesa, and Laguna Beach. Do you know his name? Don Jose Andres Sepulveda (1801-1875) Sepulveda owned the Rancho San Joaquin, the 50,000 acres of land granted by the Mexican government in 1842. His legendary equestrian […]