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Indy On Arts

Weekend Music at the Festivals  Festival of Art Friday, July 29, DJ Style with Lucky Lou, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 30, Jazz on the Green, Greg Adams & East Bay Soul, 1-3 p.m.; Terje Lie, 6-8 p.m. Sunday, July 31, Art of Cooking features Williams Sonoma Chef Joffrey, 1-3 p.m.,...

Animal Supporters Tee Up for Shelter

About 100 people attended a golf tournament at the Aliso Creek course to support rebuilding the Laguna Beach animal shelter last month, raising $2,100 through the event hosted by Protecting Unwanted Pets (PUP) Laguna Beach and Hennessey’s Tavern. Supporters turned out for a...

McWeather or Not

Summer Delight! Chalk up yet another nice week here in Dodge. Isn’t it nice having a real summer? Take yesterday, Monday, July 25, and compare it to last year, same date. Yesterday was cloud free from dawn to dusk with high temperatures approaching 80 degrees and gentle breezes...

Grants Given to Local Nonprofits

For the second year, the Friendship Shelter and Laguna Beach Community Clinic received awards from the St. Joseph Health System Foundation in collaboration with Mission Hospital. This year, the foundation distributed $920,607 in wellness and prevention grants to 16 Orange County...

Rockledge Rocks for Girls Night Out!

  Advance tickets are on sale for the third annual Girls Night Out on Sept. 8 at 100 Rockledge. Over 250 people are expected to enjoy food, drink, pampering, and shopping at the multi-level Wilson compound, and 100  percent of the funds raised support the Boys & Girls...

Online Bait Luring Patrons in the Door

By Elvira Spektor, Special to the Independent Scores of people out during First Thursday’s Art Walk last month wedged their way into the Thalia Surf Shop as residents and curious tourists united for an evening of photographs, surfboards, and art.   Nick Corores, who owns the...

Wisdom Workout

 Savoring Laguna   My experiences lately have brought home how privileged I feel to be a part of life in Laguna.     It started with an invitation from a special friend to watch the woman’s soccer finals. Some of my favorite women in town showed up and besides the excitement...

Art Seen

Discovering Inner Artists at Festival Workshops   Art-A-Fair now offers art workshops daily with an expanded art curriculum.   Aspiring and established artists may choose from watercolor, classic beading, oil and palette knife, traditional oil, acrylic, Chinese brush...

Journalist’s Work Explores Polygamy

Sanjiv Bhattacharya, author of “Secrets and Wives: The Hidden World of Mormon Polygamy,” will read an excerpt on Friday, Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway.   Bhattacharya will also answer questions and sign copies. The author exposes his personal...

Percussionists Work on Their Beats

 Two of the town’s best drummers, Greg White and Congero Higgy, are offering a weekly drum workshop Tuesdays, at 7 p.m. in Color Salon, 1705 S. Coast Highway, throughout August.   Come learn African, Latin percussion and other styles, said Billy Fried, who leads a monthly...

Wahoos Invites Photo Feedback

Wahoo’s Fish Taco, which has over 50 locations, including the one at 1133 S. Coast Highway in Laguna, is celebrating the chain’s new Outer Reef Burrito by inviting customers to participate in a photo contest. Customers are invited to capture the moment of devouring the new...

Piecing Together Community Helpers

Pure Light Candle Studios will host the creation of a series of large mandala artworks to benefit local organizations in August in collaboration with Charlotte Backman of Mandala Visions.   The “Many Hands Mandala Project” was birthed with the intention of bringing community...

Among Friends the Game Never Ends

Despite his 95 years, Art Gilmore refused a golf cart and insisted on lugging his golf clubs over his shoulder, wandering alongside his six golf buddies each week. More like brothers, the golfers for the past 29 years have gotten together weekly to rehash their war years or just...

Woman Injured in Coyote Attack

A pair of roving coyotes, running loose in the Laguna Woods area, knocked over a resident and snatched her leashed pet Yorkie, Laguna Beach police reported Tuesday. Animal control officers, who provide services to the town and were in the area due to a flurry of coyote sightings,...

‘Quiet Zone’ Proves a Ticket Trap

There’s just one thing about the new no-parking-at-night signs in the “quiet zone” near Mozambique Steakhouse, installed to appease residents’ unceasing complaints about noisy late-night patrons. Some say they can’t be seen at night. Frank Mattingly of San Clemente said he forgot...