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Firefighters Flipping for Labor Day The public is invited to the annual Labor Day pancake breakfast on Monday, Sept. 3, from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Heisler Park, the corner of Myrtle and Cliff Drives. Firefighters flip flapjacks and the police association will serve coffee at...

Local Filmmaker’s Project Set to Open

Three years after shooting “You May Not Kiss the Bride,” a romantic comedy he wrote and directed, local filmmaker Rob Hedden finally strode across the red carpet this past Wednesday at the film’s premiere in Honolulu. The film, much of it shot in the nation’s...

Taking Stock

Summer’s End Investors had a good summer in the stock market. As we approach the end of August, Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke is expected to indicate whether the economy needs another shot of bond buying by the Fed or if the recovery has strengthened sufficiently to forego...

Musings on the Coast: Brits Fall for Paradise

My girlfriend Kim Bowen was born in London and went to St. Martins College of Art and Design, the Harvard of England’s artistic community.   From there, she became a writer/critic for London’s fashion press and a regular at The Blitz, which was like NYC’s Club 54 where the young...
Posted On 30 Aug 2012

Division Shakeup, Hard Work Ahead

The Laguna Beach girls volleyball team kicked off its season yesterday in a re-aligned CIF division 1-A. Corona del Mar and Loyola Marymount, teams that escorted Laguna to early playoff exits the past two seasons, have been moved up to 1-AA, clearing the way for the pre-season...

Wisdom Workout: Right Use of Humor

As August ends and September begins, my head is spinning with all that is clamoring for my attention. As a small example, my mother is turning 90 on Sept. 7 and is in a nursing home in Houston. She has a sketchy grasp of where she is or whether I am her daughter, her sister, or...

Art Fests End Season With Final Flourishes

Art-A-Fair is holding its customer appreciation weekend in the season’s final days with admission is free on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A line-up of live entertainment is set. Contest prizes are available. Over 200 Laguna...

Igniting ‘Fires in Heaven’

AR4T Gallery will present its fall staple: Heaven’s on Fire, a group art and photography show inspired by music icons, outcasts and legends in the making. Viewing begins on Sept. 6 and runs through Sept. 29. An artist’s reception will be held on Sept. 6 from 6 – 9 p.m.

Gallery Takes Leap

The JoAnne Artman Gallery will present “Leap of Faith” running from Sept. 6 through Sept. 30.  The exhibition features artwork by Randy Brennan and Lisa Schulte, respectively. An opening reception at 326 N. Coast Highway will be held on Sept. 6 from 6 – 8 p.m. to coincide with...

Sandstone Gallery Dreams Big

Sandstone Gallery exhibits from Sept.5-Oct. 1 Cosmic Dream, paintings of Sunny Kim, and “Figuring it Out,” works by Marge Chapman. Meet the artists Sept. 6,  384-A N. Coast Highway, from 6-9 p.m. Other exhibiting artists: Anne Marie deJony, KL Heagen, Howard Hitchcock, Mada...

Sawdust Festival Reopens for Classes

In addition to weekly art classes on Friday and Saturday, the Sawdust Studio Art Classes will offer specialty classes beginning next month: glassblowing in September, followed by ceramics and photography in October and November, respectively. For its second year anniversary on...

Rhythms of Brazil Wraps Up Outdoor Jazz Series

Bossa Zuzu will perform the “sounds of Brazil” on Wednesday, Sept 5., in the Hotel Laguna Rose Garden as the finale of the summer series, Laguna Beach Live! Jazz Wednesdays. Bossa Zuzu, featuring Dan Reckard on saxophone, guitarist and vocalist Capital, and percussionist Jose...

Fischman Performing Arias, Songs

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach presents Stephen Fischman, in recital, performing a selection of tenor arias and songs with Patricia Riffel at piano Saturday, Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at 429 Cypress Drive. Admission is $15 at the door.

Master Chorale Performs Folk Music

The Saddleback Master Chorale’s director, Charles Stephenson, will present “Whispers in the Wind” on Friday, Sept. 7 at Laguna Beach’s St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1042 Temple Terrace, at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 9 the chorale performs at St. Catherine of Siena Parish...

Brombies Return for a Second Bluegrass Barbeque

Laguna Beach Live! brings back the popular Brombies on Sept. 16 for an afternoon of bluegrass and barbeque at Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course. The Los Angeles-based Brombies plays from 5 to 7 p.m. and Aliso Creek will be serving barbeque starting at 4 p.m. Dinner is $15 per...