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Archive for October, 2013

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Tackling the Village Entry Dispute

Tackling the Village Entry Dispute

Horwitz taps common wisdom to find solutions Delia Horwitz arrived in Moscow for a scheduled Chamber of Commerce talk with officials from government, banks and businesses only to learn that organizers developed cold feet. They wanted to cancel the event for fear of violence. Her arrival coincided with the now historic financial collapse of 1998 […]

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Indy Calendar Nov. 1-7, 2013

Indy Calendar Nov. 1-7, 2013

  Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 Sawdust Art Festival Classes: 10 a.m., Figurative drawing with Deborah Paswaters;  2 p.m., fused glass Sushi dish w. Maggie Spencer www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 11/2. Jazz on the Patio, 6:30 p.m. Zinc Cafe, 344 Ocean Ave. 949-494-2791 Nick I & A.D.D. 9 p.m. Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. 949-715-7777 Jason Feddy, 8:30 […]

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Redefining Art Inspired by Nature

Redefining Art Inspired by Nature

Sunbathers who languidly make squiggles in the sand rarely draw much attention. Not so for Jim Denevan, a land artist whose work elevates the beach-goer’s favorite pastime with huge circles, squares, even a cross and other shapes. These, carefully delineated to create a sense of light and dark, comprise Denevan’s oeuvre, which inevitably draws a […]

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State’s Librarian Defines California With Nature

State’s Librarian Defines California With Nature

California historian and author Kevin Starr will deliver the keynote address for the Laguna Art Museum’s first symposium at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. In “Art, Nature and the American Landscape: Pioneer Pathways Towards Defining California,” Starr will speak about nature’s role in shaping California’s identity and the importance of John Muir, the Scottish-born […]

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Green Light: Art, Nature and Science

Green Light: Art, Nature and Science

“Beauty will save the world,” said a character in a novel written in the late 1800s by Feodor Dostoevsky, one of the most revered authors in modern literature. Seemingly inspired by this insight, the MacGillivray family in town has long been making film documentaries that have aimed at saving dolphins and other marine creatures, and […]

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Getting Out 11/1/13

Getting Out 11/1/13

Historic Venue Hosts Rock Concert By Donna Furey, Special to the Independent For the first time in nearly a decade, a rock show plugs in at the Festival of Arts’ grounds on Saturday, Nov. 2, starting at 5:30 p.m. and closing out by 9:30 p.m., before the headliner at a typical concert takes the stage. […]

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Art Seen 11/1/13

Art Seen 11/1/13

  Yart Sale Benefits CAP and LOCA A Yart Sale (art-themed yard sale) will take place on Saturday Nov. 2, 8-11 a.m. at the Laguna Canyon Artists complex, 3251 Laguna Canyon Road. Proceeds from sales benefit Community Art Project (CAP) and Laguna Outreach for Community Arts (LOCA). Admission and parking are free. Offerings include more […]

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The Write Stuff 11/1/13

The Write Stuff 11/1/13

Author Revisits First Female Olympic Track Competitors Author Victoria Patterson, author of “The Peerless Four,” signs her sports work at Laguna Beach Books, Sunday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m. Her is the world of the female athletes in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, the first games in which women were allowed to compete in track and […]

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Pet Peeves: Catch ‘Fallen Angels’

Pet Peeves: Catch ‘Fallen Angels’

Laguna Playhouse is finishing up a production of Noel Coward’s “Fallen Angels.”  The cast did a superb job with this classic farce originally written in 1925.  You know good material from bad when the humor resonates 88 years later.  This is the case with “Fallen Angels,” unlike “Pet Peeves,” where the reader prefers after 88 […]

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Spiritual Matters

Spiritual Matters

Monks Revisit Church on Healing Mission Neighborhood Congregational Church will host visiting Tibetan Buddhist Monks from India’s Drepung Gomang Monastery, Nov. 5-10, here to create an elaborate sand mandala and inspire peace. The church welcomes them with an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5. The visit culminates at the 10 a.m. Sunday service […]

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The Plant Man: Myriad Hangouts to Chose From

The Plant Man: Myriad Hangouts to Chose From

  “In my little town… I was just my fathers son.” –Simon and Garfunkel To the casual observer, Laguna Beach has always been a vibrant destination with a number of quality dining and entertainment venues, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.  But it wasn’t always like that… Growing up in Laguna, during the ‘50s and […]

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Community Datebook: 11/1/13

Community Datebook: 11/1/13

Parents’ Club Kicks off Halloween About 300 kids and parents, many outfitted in group-themed costumes, collected treats from Forest Avenue businesses during Laguna Beach Parent’s Club annual Halloween parade at Main Beach last week. The mostly preschool-aged children honed their trick-or-treat skills en route to Laguna Presbyterian Church.     Health Expo and Flu Shots […]

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High Tea Toasts Women of Distinction

High Tea Toasts Women of Distinction

Over tea, homemade scones, sandwiches and cupcakes, the Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach celebrated its 90th year while honoring four members who have reached their own 90th year and beyond. Along with acknowledging the club’s nine decades of service to the community, The Women of Distinction High Tea, held on Oct. 20, applauded the achievements […]

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Benefits

Benefits

Students Create Bowls to Change Souls World Hunger Bowl, an arts fundraiser of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, relies on donated art, such as the bowls created by Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys and marine-life artist Robert Wyland, for its silent auction. Many more contributions come from compassionate high school teachers and their […]

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Think Twice: Tale of Two Cities

Think Twice: Tale of Two Cities

  If the summer passed too quickly absent a relaxing getaway, and you’re looking for a quaint California coastal town to escape to, there is one vacation option perhaps equal to our own beautiful Laguna Beach. This destination also boasts an artist culture, and is framed by white sand, blue waters and auburn kelp rivaling […]