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Tech-Driven Companies Open Shop

Now, Shift Digital’s local employees can catch a few waves before work, and shower in the upstairs bath before heading down to the black and royal blue walled offices with polished concrete floors and rows of shiny white desks.
Posted On 29 Aug 2016

School Field Reopens After Renovation

The Laguna Beach High School athletic field renovation is on schedule to finish a week before the first day of the new school year and will reopen to the public Wednesday, Aug. 31, school officials said this week.

Town Crier


Taking Stock

The Word From Wyoming   This week, Jackson Hole is the center for stock market prediction. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will address a well-heeled money crowd. They will be straining in their seats to hear some indications of when the...

Guest column

Journey is Just Underway   It’s hard for me to believe these youngsters I once knew — Victoria B., Kelsey P., Will M. and Amanda S. to name a few — have graduated from Laguna High School and are about to start their...

Personnel File

New Leader to Guide Renovations at Crystal Cove Christopher Trela | NB Indy Staff     Alix Hobbs, a former president and chief executive of Heal the Bay in Santa Monica, will assume the same titles at Crystal Cove Alliance, the...


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Sign Up Nears for Boys B-ball

Registration for the boys basketball league at the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna, under the direction of Coach Hans Laroche, opens on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Player evaluations are mandatory and will be held the week of Oct. 3-7. Four sessions of...

Skimboard Championship Hits a Milestone

The 40th running of the VIC skimboard competition, where professional and amateur skim boarders alike ride the shore break at Aliso Beach, begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Victoria Skimboards of Laguna Beach puts on the contest, which is free...

New AD takes over at Laguna

Lance Neal, the former athletic director at Beckman High in Irvine, takes on a similar job in Laguna Beach, succeeding Ted Clarke, who is now at Gladstone High in Covina. Neal is a South County local, graduating from Irvine in 1984 where he was...

Breathing Life Onto Art: Rich in Diversity

An interview with the Pageant of the Masters scriptwriter, Dan Duling, delves into how he shapes the long running summer show in Laguna Beach and its inclusion this season of work by some of Mexico's best known artists.

Glee’ Star Shines for Festival Closing

Actress Jane Lynch is one of many stars expected to attend a celebrity benefit at the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, Saturday, Aug. 27, the final weekend of the summer season. Guests will receive a red carpet welcome at 650 Laguna Canyon Road and be treated to fine...

Art-A-Fair Welcomes All for Closing Weekend

  To celebrate its closing weekend, Laguna Art-A-Fair is providing free admission to all, Aug. 27-28. The 50-year, juried fine art show that is run as an artist cooperative displays works of all mediums — including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, pencil,...

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End Labor Day Weekend Safely

Editor, Most Californians commonly end their summer traveling to prime sites of our picturesque state on Labor Day weekend. I was thankful to have a job when I was 16 in 1992, but a drunken...

Inconvenience Residents Less with Better Power Pole Protection

Editor, Once again Laguna Canyon Road is closed because someone hit a power pole at Big Bend.  The same power pole that has been taken out the last three or four times (I am losing count at this...

Cordiality is Everyone’s Responsibility

Editor, I don’t normally write articles or share my opinions publicly but this issue has been on my heart for a long time. Our son lives in the U.S. Virgin Islands and we visit him as often...

Eat & Drink


Riverain Wine has Local Ties

By Christopher Trela, Newport Beach Independent Riverain is a French term meaning “near the river,” so it’s no surprise that Newport Beach residents Dean and Laurie Gray chose Riverain as the name of their winery. After many years of visiting the Napa Valley and enjoying boutique...

Steak Tavern’s Wine List Receives Praise

The Selanne Steak Tavern, a Laguna Beach restaurant owned by retired ice hockey player Teemu Selanne and partner Kevin Pratt, received its first Wine Spectator award of excellence. The industry publication has honored restaurants with extraordinary wine programs since 1981....

Exploring the Fourth Pillar

In this video log, Patty examines the fourth element of her four-part series exploring the Four Pillars of Health. It is discovering your Purpose & Dream in which these questions, and others, are asked: what is your dream and what is your...
Posted On 02 Oct 2015

Pelvic Floor Muscles: What’s the Big Deal?

The third pillar of health is movement or exercise. Movement that keeps the curves in the right places and trims the places that need to be trimmed. I’m not referring to cookie-cutter, generic exercise programs. I’m talking about...
Posted On 04 Sep 2015

Quiet Time: A Pillar of Health

This week’s post is a follow up from last week’s blog entry, titled The Four Pillars of Health. Today, I share the second pillar of health: quiet time. To me, quite time means meditation, rest and proper sleep. Do you take precious time...
Posted On 07 Aug 2015