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Preparing for the 4th

Laguna Beach will observe special guidelines for Independence Day activities on Monday, July 4. Large crowds are always expected. The city fireworks show will originate from Heisler Park’s Monument Point, which will be closed all day on July 4, including the south end of Picnic...

Hot Dish

Alessa in Laguna Beach By Patty Pinto My motis operandi requires dining at a restaurant on several occasions before critiquing. I broke my own rule regarding Alessa in Laguna Beach because it is worthy of a first time food critique.  Especially since I have kvetched about having...
Posted On 30 Jun 2011

Sports Luminaries at Home at Laguna Beach Gallery

Willie Mays, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Bill Walton, along with golfers and even jockeys, now keep company in North Laguna, or at least their images do. Artist Dave Hobrecht’s paintings and prints depicting sports icons in action are displayed at his Hobrecht Sports Art gallery...

Diverse Palette Painted for Art Walk

Laguna’s cultural art scene gears up for First Thursdays Art Walk on July 7, beginning with the city’s dedication of the sculpture “Breaching Whale” by Jon Seeman at 5 p.m., in Heisler Park at Rockpile Beach. In galleries throughout town, visitors will see artists in action...

Getting Out

Yve Evans & Company Plays Hotel Laguna Laguna Beach Live! welcomes back keyboardist and vocalist Yve Evans with her band to their popular Jazz Wednesdays series on July 6 in the outdoor Rose Garden of the Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway.  Evans’ band is comprised of...

The Write Stuff

 Trek Through Local Hiking Guide Find out about the best hikes near the Orange County coast and throughout the county while enjoying a day at the beach during Saturday’s, July 2 event at Crystal Cove State Park sponsored by the Crystal Cove Alliance. Laguna Beach resident Karin...

Art Seen

‘Art-to-Go’ Opens at Festival of Arts     The Festival of Arts introduces “Go Gold”, a new Art-to-Go collection of art works donated by festival exhibitors whose sale benefits a disaster relief fund for artists. One hundred originals are featured, most following the “Go Gold”...

Hotels in the News

Resort Revitalizes and Refurbishes Surf & Sand Resort recently completed a $3 million renovation of its 167 guest rooms and 13 suites with ocean colors and natural tones that are reflected in textiles and custom furnishings. The restoration extends a more modern aesthetic to...

McWeather or Not

Summer Delights It’s Tuesday, June 28, and on this date in 1992 there were two strong earthquakes here in Southern California. The first one struck at 4:59 a.m. under the desert town of Landers about 115 miles from Laguna. The shaker was a strong one measuring 7.4. Just three...

Community Datebook

Youth Makes a Clean Sweep over Beaches The Clean Water Now! Coalition and Laguna Beach Girl Scout Troop 789 will be conducting its summer beach cleanup on Saturday, July 2, at Main Beach. The event also serves as Ashley Andrews’ and Crystal La France’s Girl Scout Community Gold...

Reveling in a Timeless Love

Laguna Beach couple Robert Lewis Walker, 91, and Helen Jane Zick, 94, expect to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Thursday, June 30. Walker and Zick met in Grand Lake, Colo., in 1938, the summer before Walker started at Colorado College as a freshman where Zick was a...

Obituaries

Rita Curry Rita Sylvester Curry, also known as Malelo, passed away early Sunday morning, June 19, 2011. She was born in Little Italy of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1917, the daughter of Anthony “Tony” Sylvester and Mary Scotto. Her grandparents Giuseppe and Maria Nicola Salvastano...

Scout Pack Holds Flag Retirement Ceremony

Laguna Beach Pack 35 Cub Scouts participated in Flag Day by retiring U.S. flags at Aliso Beach in a ceremony designed to respectfully honor our nation’s flag and inform the scouts about the significance of our flag.  Cubmaster Tom Fay explained the meaning of the 13 stripes, 50...

Varied Classes Offered at Susi Q

The Susi Q Center is offering a variety of classes, discussions, and groups during the month of July. On select Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. there will be a free science discussion group focusing on the issues, controversies, and societal impact of a variety of topics. Twice...

Funding for Anniversary

Laguna Playhouse Director of Development Amy Larson receives a check for $3,000 from Ann Roth, vice-president and branch manager of Laguna Beach’s Union Bank, in support of the Playhouse’s 90th anniversary.