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Indy Calendar, Dec. 2-8, 2011

 Friday, Dec. 2   Sawdust Art Festival art classes: 10 a.m-noon, tidepool Bracelet w. Linda Ames; 2-4 p.m., silk scarf w. Olivia Batchelder www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030.  Also Saturday.   Sawdust Winter Fantasy Festival. 10 a.m-6 p.m. Adults...

The Abel Legacy: Four Generations Of Art And Architecture

You can find their creations from one end of town to the other, both hill and dale. From iconic architecture to elaborate wood carvings to fine art and jewelry, the Abel family has been a major part of Laguna history for over 74 years.

Holiday Happenings

Harpist Samples Holiday Favorites, Christmas Candlelight Concert, Latter Day Saints Welcome the Season, Holiday Food-Gift Workshop, Holiday Hoedown Skips to Town, Crystal Cove Alights for the Holiday and Reliving Holiday Memories.

Wisdom Workout

Rekindling Holiday Magic   The holiday card that I found the other day at the Laguna Colony Company on Forest Avenue said:  “Christmas Therapy Group.” It pictured a caricature of a psychiatrist sitting in front of a semi-circle that included Santa, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the...

Art Seen

Children’s Stories Go to College, Wells Fargo Art Exhibit and Sandstone Gallery Opening

Movie Premier Jumps Into Snow Season

The Orange County premier of “One for the Road,” featuring skiers and snowboarders, screens Thursday, Dec. 8, at 9 p.m. at The White House restaurant, 340 S. Coast Highway. This high-energy movie documents the lives of snow sport athletes on the road and captures...

Local Designer Featured in Historic Home

Laguna Beach interior designer Sheldon Harte was selected to design a room for Luxe Interiors and Design’s Maison de Luxe showcase house at the historic Greystone Estate in Beverly Hills.   Harte and associate John Henry Kaufman designed the lounge.   Greystone tours...

Tunes & Tomes

Top 10 Bestsellers at Barnaby Rudge Videos

Street Beat

Teen Assaulted on Beach A 16-year-old Laguna Beach boy was detained by police and taken to Juvenile Hall late Tuesday after an acquaintance reported he had sexually assaulted her on the beach in front of a downtown hotel, police said. The 19-year-old victim, also a Laguna...

Village Matters

 Home is Here   When I climbed the steps to the Congregational Church on Thanksgiving day, I didn’t know what to expect.  In all the years I have lived in Laguna, I’ve never gone to the community potluck.  Hesitating at the upper landing while carefully balancing my recently...

Dreaming of a Green Laguna

Editor, Green architect Chris Prelitz’s proposal to transform and revitalize Laguna Beach as an eco-destination is right on the money (“Eco-Trade Not to be Ignored,” Nov. 28). In the face of economic uncertainty, art and other luxury items are the first thing to go; this...

A Tall (Tree) Tale

Editor,   I’ve lived in Laguna Beach a little over 75 years and, laugh if you like, but I still feel pretty spry, and I like to think that I’ve grown wiser as I‘ve grown older.  Sadly, those 75 years have passed like a quick shadow over the lawn.   But I digress.  I...

Business Moves

Locals Branch Out With Twig   A new gift store, Twig, will open at 1175 S. Coast Highway this month, the brainchild of longtime Laguna Beach residents Susan Elliott and David Richardson.   The former computer programmers met at UC Irvine when Elliott asked Richardson...

McWeather or Not

That’s Why We Live Here!   Turkey weekend’s incredible weather was a perfect example of why we live in this beautiful corner of the world. While most of the nation is gearing up for Ol’ Man Winter’s arrival, we’re laughin’ under bright  sunshine and 80 degree temps ...