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|
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