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Sounding Off Over Tree Obstruction

Editor: Re: City Council Meeting of Jan. 15   Oh what a night and it was a sight to hear the plight of our tree blight that keeps an ocean view to a mere peek-a-boo. Hooray for Kelly Boyd who who stood up for me and you so that we can see that body of blue our canyons and ...

LBHS Hosts Community College, Technical Education Fair

The high school hosts a community college and technical education fair Thursday, Feb. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the library. This event promises to provides students and parents  information about admission requirements, timelines and costs as well as degrees, certifications and...

Street Beat 2/1/13

Monday, Jan. 21 Vandalism. 200 block of Forest Ave. 12:42 a.m. Vandalism was reported in the vestibule of a restroom. Drug activity. 1200 block of Coast Hwy. 3:53 p.m. Kids in a vehicle were reported filling balloons with nitrous oxide and inhaling from them. Police are unable to...

Standout Halfback Chooses a School

Drake Martinez, the star tailback for Laguna Beach, has committed to playing collegiate ball at Nebraska next year. Drake will be joining his brother Taylor in Omaha. Taylor is the starting quarterback for the Cornhuskers. Martinez and his coaches are undecided on what role he...

Indy Calendar, Feb.1-7, 2013

Friday, Feb. 1 Friday Flicks at the Forum, “Pina” 7 p.m. Forum Theatre, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Sawdust Art Festival Classes: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 2/2. Tricia Freeman, 9 p.m., Marine Room, 214 Ocean Ave....

Motorists Fail to Heed Sign

Editor, This is a highway traffic yield sign identical to that found at the corner of Forest Avenue and Broadway in Laguna Beach. From the DMV handbook it says: “A three-sided red “Yield” sign indicates that you must slow down and be ready to stop, if necessary, to let any...

A Talking Candlestick Et Al. Come To Life

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   Before a curious audience of elementary age students, actors from Laguna Beach’s middle school put on a costumed preview of their upcoming show this week. “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” draws its curtains for the first time Friday, Feb. 1 at 4 and...

Former Laguna Volleyball Star Enters Cal’s Hall of Fame

Lance Stewart, former volleyball coach and three-sport star at Laguna Beach High, was inducted into the UC Berkeley Sports Hall of Fame last Saturday. He received the award in part for his MVP performance as a setter on Cal’s first club national championship team in 1985. “It was...

An Invitation to Break Out the Dancing Shoes

Two musicians of divergent piety are ready for their final judgment. St. Peter peruses his roster and says to the first, “Here my friend is your harp; welcome to heaven.” Collaring the other player he changes his tone. “I’ve been watching you. Here’s your accordion; welcome to...

Getting Out 2/1/13

Folks Dancing for Festival The Laguna Folkdancers will hold their 43rd annual festival on Feb. 1-3, at Ensign School, 2000 Cliff Dr., in Newport Beach. Master teachers Željko Jergan with teach dances from Croatia and Christos Papakostas dances from Greece. The festival kicks off...

The Write Stuff 2/1/13

Author Visits, Stirs It Up Author David Dusty Cupple will read selections and sign copies of his novel “Stir It Up: The CIA Targets Jamaica, Bob Marley and the Progressive Manley Government” at Sound Spectrum Records, 1264 S. Coast Highway, on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m.  ...

Playhouse Receives Donation for Auction

The Laguna Playhouse will set for auction a donated still life oil painting by Virginia Woolley, by one of the founders of Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts, who was resided and painted in town from 1923 to 1971. The 20” x 16” piece, entitled “Fruit Still Life” is to be auctioned...

Wisdom Workout: Tools to Fly Above the Chaos

 How is it possible to keep our equilibrium when our world seems to be moving so fast? A typical day is filled with more interactions with inanimate objects than living, breathing people. We wade through e-mails, retrieve voice mail, and send and receive cryptic text messages...

Community Datebook 2/1/13

Parade Honorees to Take a Bow The 47th Annual Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade will present this year’s  honorees at the Honorees Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3 at Tivoli Terrace. The honorees include Capt. Jason Ehret as grand marshall, an active duty...

Soroptimist’s Surprise a Santa Ana Mother

Teresa Rodriguez of Santa Ana broke into tears upon hearing that she had won the Women’s Opportunity Award from Laguna Beach’s Soroptimist’s chapter. The single mother of a 5-year-old son is struggling to build a life for her son and herself. She is in second year working part...