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All Ages Invited to Rhyme

Laguna Beach Library is taking submissions for its 15th annual poetry contest. The contest is open to the general public in the following categories: adult; high school; sixth through eighth grade; sixth and fifth grade; second and third grade; first grade; and Pre-K and...

Wells a Splashing Success

Money raised by Laguna Beach’s Soroptimist International and its partner, Newport Beach’s Woman of the Wells, have built four wells in India. The first of eight wells planned were installed in the villages of Dukari Pada, Gultaare and Pepal Gaon, located in State of Maharashtra,...

Shore Scene: Visitors Fuel Up on Stop Over

By Mia Davidson and Jan Sattler   Designated a bird sanctuary by a 1978 ordinance, Laguna Beach is a refuge for a wide variety of migratory species that travel along the Pacific Flyway, the route taken from the breeding grounds in the far north to the wintering grounds in the...

Community Datebook 3/22/13

Eco-Warrior Takes Up the Adopt-a-Beach Torch The California Coastal Commission has partnered with the recently established Eco-Warrior Foundation to organize Laguna Beach’s Adopt-A-Beach Program, the first of which is scheduled for Saturday, March 23 at multiple locations. “We...

Spring Events Both Sacred and Secular

Religious Services The following are local services for Palm Sunday, March 24 and Easter, March 31: United Universalist Fellowship – 10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday; 10:30 a.m. Easter, 429 Cypress Dr. Church By the Sea – 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday; 6:30 a.m. Easter sunrise service at...

Irvine School Honors Supporters

Irvine’s Tarbut V’Torah Day School honored top volunteers,  Newport Beach’s Sam Wyman and Laguna Beach’s Lou Weiss,  during its annual fundraising event. Weiss, a long-time Laguna resident, played a role in founding two local Jewish institutions. He was a founding member of...

Philip Herbert

Philip C. Herbert, 73, a long time resident of Orange County passed away on March 12, 2013, in Prescott, Ariz., with his loving wife Katherine by his side. He is survived by children Scott, Kristine, and Penny; grandchildren Brynna, Stephen, Gianna, Kristin, EvaJean, Justin, and...

Indy Calendar March 22-28, 2013

Friday, March 22 Sawdust Art Festival Art Classes: 10 a.m. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. 10 and 2 p.m. 3/23 Nick I & A.D.D. 9 p.m. Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. www.mozambiqueoc.com  949-715-7777 Guitarist-vocalist Jason Feddy, 8 p.m., Hotel Laguna,...

An Appreciation for a Laguna Legacy

Editor, Last Saturday morning.   My sons Little League game was 10 a.m.  Riddle Field. I was dead tired from a long week, so my plan was to arrive at the field right about 10 a.m. But at 8:30 a.m. my wife rousted us.  We were needed at Riddle Field to help prep the field due to...

Missing Mar Bar Icons

Editor, The Marine Room’s walls seem dull without the historic and iconic cartoons by world-renowned Laguna artists and the colorful, mounted fish that once added so much character. Please bring them back, Chris Keller and Kelly Boyd, so we can continue to enjoy them at our...

Lack of Parking Inhibits Visitors

Editor,   I will be out of town on March 26 so I won’t be able to attend the village entrance meeting. I just wanted to express my support for the new village entrance plan, especially as it pertains to much needed parking. I have always thought that festival...

Local Currents: Love Your Neighbor

“Many of you don’t belong to the Catholic Church, others are not believers,” he said in his native Spanish. “From my heart I impart this blessing, in silence, to each of you, respecting the conscience of each one, but knowing that each of you is a child of...

Guest Column: A Road Map for Improving Downtown Parking, Traffic

By Tom Williams As a business owner, there are two issues I hear about every day of my life. They are parking and praffic. Constantly I hear that there “is no parking” or “traffic is a nightmare”. This in a mall where we provide at least (some) free parking. I have been in My...

Meet Comes of Age, Starts a New Chapter

Laguna Beach High’s Eric Hulst Track and Geyer Field came alive last Saturday, as thousands of spectators, coaches and athletes ushered in a new era in the storied history of the Laguna Beach Trophy Invitational track and field meet. “We’re going to continue to build a...

Still Settling Into an Outsize Role

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   Heading into her show’s final weekend, Haley Castuera has only so much time left finding out who Dolly is. “I find something new about her each night, each performance,” explains Castuera, 18, a Laguna Beach High School senior. “It’ll be my...