Man models lingerie and is arrested by Laguna Beach Police

LAGUNA BEACH A 53-year-old man was detained on fees of grand theft, break-in and also criminal damage after authorities acknowledged him on surveillance video modeling taken underwear, police said Monday, June 5.

The man, determined as Reese Westenberger, of Laguna Beach, is accuseded of stealing greater than $1,500 worth of intimate apparel and money, stated Laguna Coastline cops Sgt. Jim Cota.

Westenberger is implicated of burglarizing the underwear store at 1857 South Coastline Highway a long time after 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Could 25 when the proprietor closed for the night.

When the owner came back at 10 a.m. on Friday, Might 26, he found $250 in cash was missing out on from the register as well as $1,250 in intimate wear was gone, Cota stated.

He also uncovered boxes of goods spread throughout the floor.

The owner reported the burglary to Laguna Beach cops that involved the shop as well as additionally took the store’s surveillance video.

On the video clip, police found a man they identified as Westenberger using yellow ladies’s undergarments as well as nothing else, Cota stated.

He was additionally observed stowing away merchandise right into bags and taking cash from the register.

“A police officer recognized the suspect from previous authorities contact,” Cota said.

On Wednesday, May 31, Westenberger was detected by a Laguna Beach law enforcement officer on Laguna Canyon Road.

After first call, Westenberger removed running yet was rapidly caught and jailed on fees of theft, grand theft and vandalism, Cota said.

Westenberger was scheduled into Orange Area Prison and also is being hung on $25,000.00 bail.

Anyone with any kind of info regarding this examination is urged to call the Laguna Beach Police Department at 949-497-0701.

Flamenco music and dance at Laguna Beach’s outdoor concert series

Laguna Coastline’s Sundown Serenades performance series proceeds with music and also dancing by Marcela’& rsquo; s Noche de Flamenco at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 9 at the Heisler Park amphitheater.

The performance belongs to the Arts Compensation’s complimentary summer show series.

IF YOU GO

What: Marcela’& rsquo; s Noche de Flamenco at Laguna Coastline’s Sunset Serenade’s performance collection

Where: Heisler Park amphitheater, Cliff Drive, simply north of Key BeachDrive

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 9.

Price: Free

Beach volleyball in Laguna Beach has that old-time feel

Showing up in Laguna Coastline could sometimes resemble stepping out of a time capsule. From the relaxing streets that serpent down to the coast, to the wooden boardwalk, to the site Laguna Coastline Lifeguard Tower at Main Coastline, the community is evocative of an additional time.

That old-timey feeling was on display over the weekend, when the Laguna Open men’s beach volleyball tournament came to community. Billed by coordinators as the earliest continually held coastline volleyball tournament in the United States, the 63rd yearly Laguna Beach Men’s Open was staged at Key Beach Saturday, June 3, and also Sunday, June 4.

  • Chase Frishman tries to block against Trevor Crabb during the 63rd annual Men’s Laguna Open Volleyball Tournament, the world’s longest continuously run beach volleyball tournament in Laguna Beach on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Photo by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Contributing Photographer)

    Chase Frishman attempts to block against Trevor Crabb throughout the 63rd annual Guy’s Laguna Open Volleyball Competition, the globe’s longest continually run coastline volleyball event in Laguna Beach on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Photo by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Adding Digital photographer)

  • Micah Abbott sells shirts and guides spectators with competitors during the 63rd annual Men’s Laguna Open Volleyball Tournament, the world’s longest continuously run beach volleyball tournament in Laguna Beach on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Photo by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Contributing Photographer)

    Micah Abbott sells t-shirts and guides spectators with competitors throughout the 63rd yearly Men’s Laguna Open Beach ball Event, the world’s longest constantly run beach volley ball event in Laguna Coastline on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Photo by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Contributing Photographer)

  • Spectators watch the 63rd annual Men’s Laguna Open Volleyball Tournament, the world’s longest continuously run beach volleyball tournament in Laguna Beach on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Photo by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Contributing Photographer)

    Viewers view the 63rd yearly Guy’s Laguna Open Volley ball Event, the globe’s longest constantly run beach volley ball event in Laguna Coastline on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Image by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Contributing Professional photographer)

  • Spectators watch the 63rd annual Men’s Laguna Open Volleyball Tournament, the world’s longest continuously run beach volleyball tournament in Laguna Beach on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Photo by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Contributing Photographer)

    Viewers enjoy the 63rd yearly Men’s Laguna Open Beach ball Event, the world’s lengthiest constantly run beach volley ball tournament in Laguna Beach on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Image by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Contributing Professional photographer)

  • Spectators watch the 63rd annual Men’s Laguna Open Volleyball Tournament, the world’s longest continuously run beach volleyball tournament in Laguna Beach on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Photo by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Contributing Photographer)

    Spectators watch the 63rd annual Men’s Laguna Open Volley ball Event, the globe’s longest continuously run beach volley ball event in Laguna Coastline on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Image by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Contributing Professional photographer)

  • Trevor Crabb, from right, goes against Mike Brunsting during the 63rd annual Men’s Laguna Open Volleyball Tournament, the world’s longest continuously run beach volleyball tournament in Laguna Beach on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Photo by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Contributing Photographer)

    Trevor Crabb, from right, goes versus Mike Brunsting throughout the 63rd annual Men’s Laguna Open Volleyball Tournament, the world’s longest continually run beach volleyball event in Laguna Coastline on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Image by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Contributing Professional photographer)

  • Ty Tramblie plays during the 63rd annual Men’s Laguna Open Volleyball Tournament, the world’s longest continuously run beach volleyball tournament in Laguna Beach on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Photo by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Contributing Photographer)

    Ty Tramblie plays throughout the 63rd annual Guy’s Laguna Open Volley ball Event, the world’s lengthiest continually run beach volley ball event in Laguna Beach on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Image by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Contributing Digital photographer)

  • Ty Tramblie celebrates with his teammate Avery Drost as they play during the 63rd annual Men’s Laguna Open Volleyball Tournament, the world’s longest continuously run beach volleyball tournament in Laguna Beach on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Photo by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Contributing Photographer)

    Ty Tramblie celebrates with his colleague Avery Drost as they play during the 63rd annual Male’s Laguna Open Volleyball Event, the world’s longest continuously run beach volley ball event in Laguna Beach on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Image by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Adding Digital photographer)

  • Spectators watch the 63rd annual Men’s Laguna Open Volleyball Tournament, the world’s longest continuously run beach volleyball tournament in Laguna Beach on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Photo by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Contributing Photographer)

    Spectators see the 63rd yearly Male’s Laguna Open Beach ball Competition, the globe’s lengthiest continuously run coastline volley ball tournament in Laguna Coastline on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Image by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Contributing Digital photographer)

  • Spectators watch the 63rd annual Men’s Laguna Open Volleyball Tournament, the world’s longest continuously run beach volleyball tournament in Laguna Beach on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Photo by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Contributing Photographer)

    Spectators enjoy the 63rd yearly Men’s Laguna Open Beach ball Event, the world’s lengthiest continuously run coastline volley ball tournament in Laguna Coastline on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Photo by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Adding Digital photographer)

  • Spectators watch the 63rd annual Men’s Laguna Open Volleyball Tournament, the world’s longest continuously run beach volleyball tournament in Laguna Beach on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Photo by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Contributing Photographer)

    Spectators enjoy the 63rd yearly Guy’s Laguna Open Volleyball Event, the globe’s longest constantly run coastline volley ball tournament in Laguna Coastline on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Photo by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Adding Digital photographer)

  • Spectators watch the 63rd annual Men’s Laguna Open Volleyball Tournament, the world’s longest continuously run beach volleyball tournament in Laguna Beach on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Photo by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Contributing Photographer)

    Viewers enjoy the 63rd yearly Men’s Laguna Open Beach ball Tournament, the globe’s longest continuously run coastline volleyball event in Laguna Coastline on Sunday June 04, 2017.(Picture by Ana P. Gutierrez-Garcia, Adding Digital photographer)

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Although the Manhattan Beach Open has been referred to as the “Granddaddy” of professional coastline volley ball as well as has actually maintained formal documents because 1960, the Laguna Open traces its ancestry to 1955, when late beach legend Gene Selznick won the initial of his seven straight titles at Main Beach on his method to coming to be Southern The golden state’s unofficial “King of the Beach.”

“It’s our claim to popularity and we’re staying with it,” stated Kirk Morgan, the competition supervisor, stated of the Laguna Beach Open.

And while Manhattan Beach has actually grown in size and also extent as well as currently bills itself as the “Super Dish” of beach volley ball, Laguna retains it old-style feel and charm.

In Manhattan Beach, hundreds of followers group to the pier and also fill out the streets in all instructions. Stadium sitting fills up the sand as well as VIP tickets cost $140 each.

At Laguna Beach, you can stroll your dog to the edge of the court and also drive so near to the action on PCH that a wayward ball might miss onto the street in front of you. Just a smattering of outdoors tents lets you recognize an occasion is being presented.

There is no signs for beer or tequila representatives. No prominent clothiers. No big blow-up coastline volleyballs or TV towers.

This is beach ball as it as soon as was. This is the old-town nature of Laguna Coastline, in addition to the $3.39 gas at the edge Mobil, that is.

The Laguna Coastline tournament is an all-volunteer initiative, with a $5,000 prize bag. Fans rest courtside and stand on the wood boardwalk just feet from the action. The City of Laguna Coastline as well as the California Beach Volley ball Association aid fund the fulfill.

“As a gamer its one of the very best as well as coolest tournaments,” Morgan claimed “It’s kind of relaxeded, yet it still attracts top players. We attempt to arrange it away from the big money events.”

This year’s occasion routine have actually to be rejiggered on Saturday when a sea lion picked Court http://# 4 as the area to give birth to her dog.

Laguna heeds back to the days when players would certainly battle for a six-pack a t-shirt and perhaps a gift certificate.

Ed and also Lois Austin, of Laguna Beach, who used to play as well as organize coastline tournaments in Corona Del Mar, say of the cozy feel.

Both remember the game before Olympic as well as tv direct exposure. Prior to it came to be a full-time job for gamers. Before the rise and also fall and surge once again of the Association of Volley ball Professionals.

Lois Austin prefers to inform the tale of a year when Ed as well as his partner won an event and also her hubby lost his share. The following morning, Lois Austin was assisting clean up the parking area, and there was Ed’s victor’s share &http://#8211; &http://#8211; a $10 bill.

Ed Ratledge, 40, from Huntington Beach, is a periodic competitor on the AVP trip and owner of VolleyOC, a beach volleyball instruction college and also event coordinator.

A previous winner at Laguna, Ratledge likes the vibe.

“It takes the stress and anxiety out that we’re not betting large rewards,” Ratledge said.

Eric Zaun, 23, from Florida is Ratledge’s new partner, also likes the laid-back nature of the competition.

“I don’t generally engage with the fans as I’m aiming to get right into the area,” he said. Yet in Laguna he strolls about as well as chats up the fans, while additionally taking some time to pitch Mahogany Smoked Meats, one of his sponsors.

Organizers and also followers say a big factor for the tournament’s capability to continue with the years, past the volunteers, is the backing of the city, which appears to take pride in its event.

“It’s enjoyable that the community is actually right into it,” Ratledge claimed.

Or, as Lois Austin put it, “It’s simply Laguna.”

Corky Carroll: Remembering John Severson, a friend who left a huge footprint on surfing culture

  • A photo of John Severson holding his daughter while painting is one of the images Bill Limebrook will use for his sculpture of John Severson planned for the Surf Park in Dana Point. (Photo courtesy of Bill Limebrook)

    A photo of John Severson holding his daughter while painting is one of the pictures Expense Limebrook will use for his sculpture of John Severson prepared for the Browse Park in Dana Point. (Picture thanks to Bill Limebrook)

  • San Clemente’s Kim Kempton, board president with the California Surf Museum, introduces surf icon John Severson at a Sept. 27 book-signing in Oceanside. (Photo by Fred Swegles)

    San Clemente’s Kim Kempton, board head of state with the California Browse Museum, introduces surf icon John Severson at a Sept. 27 book-signing in Oceanside. (Photo by Fred Swegles)

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Last Saturday early morning I woke up to the unfortunate information that my buddy John Severson had actually passed away the evening prior to in his sleep. He was 83.

I was assuming that it was really kinda cool that he had passed in his rest &http://#8212; &http://#8212; that is the means most of us basically intend to go, at least I do.

Severson was just one of the most significant icons and most essential people in the background of the surfing globe and also his impact on the surfing culture is enormous. Along with being one of the very early leaders in making surf movies, he likewise was the producer of Web surfer magazine. He released the very first concern in 1960 as well as the magazine is still flourishing today when many others have actually come as well as gone. He was also an incredible musician whose paintings market for $20,000 and up. Plus he was a lifetime-dedicated internet user.

You have actually probably currently check out a lot of his achievements, as this column appears a full week after his death. So today I intend to pass along some memories I have of Severson through more than 50 years of being buddies.

My first contact was when I sent in an image I had actually taken of my chum Steve Rowe from the Huntington Beach Pier. Surfer had a “& ldquo; pictures from the readers & rdquo; page in the very early 1960’& rsquo; s and Severson selected my photo to publish in the magazine. This was the very first time I obtained my name in print. Not long afterwards I won a door prize at one of his film showings as well as he remember me from the image. After the showing that night he spoke with me a little and motivated me to keep shooting browse photos.

His early movies were terrific. To this particular day I still remember visiting “& ldquo; Surf Safari & rdquo; in 1958 &http://#8212; it was my very first surf movie. When the large wave component began, his narrative went, “& ldquo; & hellip; and on December 15th the biggest swell to hit the Hawaiian Islands in over HALF A CENTURY came marching out of the North Pacific & hellip; & hellip; as well as just a handful where there to satisfy the difficulty.” & rdquo; Then the style from Peter Gunn came blowing up from the speakers as well as it was pure magic.

When I started winning contests and also was getting understood in the surfing area we fulfilled numerous times and clicked. He had actually moved into a residence exactly on the bluff forgeting Cotton’& rsquo; s Factor in the south end of San Clemente, which is where I surfed practically every day. We invested numerous afternoons in the water with each other surfing as well as chit-chatting concerning this or that. He was an extremely great painter and I preferred to do water colors back after that, so a whole lot of time I would certainly select his brain on brush strategies or whatever.

During that time he was additionally truly into golf. He believed it would be a great idea for me to find out ways to play, so he took me to his country club one day as well as attempted to teach me. That was an one-time point as I didn’& rsquo; t really require to it and also his perseverance was not so big. He stated I might intend to think concerning tennis, which I later on did in a huge way.

Just what we did find out is that we both wanted to play Scrabble. Severson was truly excellent at it and also I needed to have a great day and also some luck to defeat him. He had this high-grade Scrabble board that rotated and also brightened that he would lower to the coastline before his residence. We would rest there playing while we were waiting on the mid-day winds to go down so we can browse the evening glass off. Several time our games got so extreme that we missed out on the surf session entirely, or the wind never ever went down as well as we simply kept playing until it got dark. I remember he had this ultra-complete thesaurus of all dictionaries. Just that he had actually the important things made you never ever want to challenge among his insane words &http://#8212; &http://#8212; the guy was really creative.

In the actual end of the 1960’& rsquo; s Severson got the movie-making pest back. The shortboard transformation was in full swing and the entire “& ldquo; vibe & rdquo; was brand-new, change, freedom, all that things that you may equate with “& ldquo; hippies. & rdquo; We had a shared buddy, artist Rick Lion, that had done the “& ldquo; Murphy & rdquo; animes in the very early issues of Web surfer. He had actually come to be basically the leading “& ldquo; psychedelic & rdquo; musician of that duration, and did Grateful Dead album covers, concert posters as well as stuff like that. Lion was doing some stuff for Severson about after that and also I believe the whole point that was taking place in not just the searching society but on the planet in general inspired Severson and also his artful side to develop another motion picture and increase on his own art though his paintings. The result was one of the truly fantastic browse films of perpetuity, “& ldquo; Pacific Vibrations.”

& rdquo; Shortly afterwards, Severson offered Web surfer publication as well as removaled to Maui, where he invested the last fifty percent of his life browsing and also painting. He had a beautiful family members and a truly significant and also wonderful, wow that’& rsquo; s”a great deal of & ldquo; fuls & rdquo;, life. John Severson, one of the greats.

ASK THE EXPERT

Q. This is type of a technological inquiry, which I wish you can answer in nonprofessional terms. I saw a board that had little wings near the idea of its fin. I have never ever seen that before as well as am wondering just what is the objective for having those? It looking much like even more stuff to obtain hit with to me, yet I make certain there is a great reason. Please inform my dark mind?

Tim Livingston, Water fountain Valley

A. Yes I can do that. There is a great factor for placing wings on a fin, or numerous fins for that issue. On a longboard, many web surfers will certainly make use of a center fin with fly order to hold the tail down when they noseride. The most effective means to clarify it to you is to contrast this to a “spoiler” on a race automobile. The suggestion is to keep the tail of the car strongly on the ground when going around corners at high speed. This maintains the back of the auto from rotating out. On a surf board, maintaining the tail down, embracing the water if you will, assists the internet user ride the nose of the board without the nose going under as easily. Shortboarders sometimes make use of a variety of tiny fins with fly order to take full advantage of plaining surface area as well as maintain rate in limited locations of the wave.

The Ranch at Laguna Beach designated one of National Geographic’s ‘Unique Lodges’

The Ranch at Laguna Beach is the initial hotel in The golden state to receive the invitation-only membership of the unique National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, a collection of store hotels in amazing areas around the globe with a shown commitment to “sustainability, credibility and also quality.”

According to a joint launch issued by The Ranch and also National Geographic, member lodges have to pass a “strenuous analysis process” that ascertains if the property supplies an outstanding visitor experience while supporting the protection of social and natural heritage, and also accepting sustainable tourist methods. The Special Lodges collection currently includes 55 residential or commercial properties on 6 continents. The Cattle ranch at Laguna Coastline is among just six participant lodges in the USA.

National Geographic deployed specialists to each site to review procedures, satisfy team at all degrees, inspect the lodge’& rsquo; s effect on the regional setting as well as area and ensure that these requirements were met.

Visitors that reserve their stay through National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World could receive a special “& ldquo; National Geographic Exclusive & rdquo; experience, that includes joining an agent from the Ecology Facility of Southern The golden state for an exclusive scenic tour of the lodge’& rsquo; s half-acre organic yard, the largest in Laguna Beach. Visitors could taste as they go, sampling some of the seasonal components that are included into the restaurant’& rsquo; s recipes. After that they could delight in al fresco wine sampling in the canyon.

“& ldquo; We are thrilled to welcome The Cattle ranch at Laguna Coastline to this remarkable team of lodges, each which shares the values of National Geographic and our vacationers,” Lynn Cutter, National Geographic’& rsquo; s executive vice president for travel, stated in a statement. “With 2017 marked the Year of Lasting Tourist by the United Nations, we are enjoyed be at the forefront of the movement, aiding to increase the bar for the traveling industry.”

& rdquo; In enhancement to The Ranch at Laguna Coastline, the adhering to residential properties have actually just recently signed up with National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World:

Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania
Beyond Matetsi River Lodge, Zimbabwe
Beyond Benguerra Island, Mozambique
Tsara Komba Lodge, Madagascar
Belcampo Lodge, Belize