Monday, September 23, 2013

Living History

The Laguna Beach Historical Society is inviting the public to their free program, featuring Arnold Hano, longtime Laguna resident and author, on Tuesday, September 24th, at 7:30 pm, in City Hall's Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave.
 Arnold Hano, 91 years young, may be best known outside of Laguna for his love of baseball, and his 1954 book, A Day In The Bleachers, which is his own account of the first game of the 1954 World Series. But around town he is also known as an ardent civic activist, a local mover and shaker, and longtime member of Village Laguna, Laguna Canyon Conservancy, and a fighter for building height restriction limits in the 1970's. He is all these things, and much more.

Arnold Hano in his editorial office at Lion books in the Empire State Building, 1953. Photo: Arnold Hano/SF Chronicle.

The author of at least 40 books, and one-time publisher of Lion Books, in New York City, Arnold has put one more feather in his cap, and written a book comprised of newspaper columns that he has written over a span of 50 years. His new book, It Takes a Villager: Wit and Wisdom by Laguna's Irreverent Observer, features Hano's unique perspective and reflections of events of the day.

Photo: Laguna Beach Magazine
Be sure not to miss this chance to hear Arnold discuss Laguna history, his new book, and I'm sure, some witty stories.

Laguna Beach Historical Society Free Program