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Soccer Update

Laguna Beach High School’s boys’ soccer team started the first five games of the season with two wins, two ties and a loss. The Breakers area scheduled to play three away games this week, including Friday’s match on Dec. 20 at Garden Grove’s Santiago High School, beginning at 3...

No Crying for These Blues

To top off their regular season, Laguna Beach’s AYSO girls U12 team Laguna Blues advanced to the semifinal match of the AYSO South Orange County tournament of champions. In the regular season with matches played against Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel, the Laguna Blues were the...

Baglin to Lead Patriots Day Parade

Wayne Baglin, selected as “Citizen of the Year,” will lead Laguna Beach’s Patriots Day Parade in March, parade organizers announced. A former city council member, Baglin is a long time community volunteer, having  served as president of the Festival of Arts and as a...

Expect Construction Delays Near El Toro

City road crews are expected to add a slurry seal to El Toro Road, beginning this Friday, Dec. 20. The project is expected to take a week.    

Workshop on Healing Souls

A psychologist and former Catholic priest leads a workshop for people struggling with unresolved grief on Saturday, Dec. 21, at Laguna Beach’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 421 Cypress Dr. Anyone who is interested may attend the free 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. workshop “Healing Our...

Club Receives National Award

Laguna Beach’s Boys and Girls Club received the national organization’s Pacific region Impact Award for increasing its daily average attendance in 2012. Pamela Estes, the club’s executive director, accepted the award in September. The club serves 2,200 children, of which 1,500...

Chamber of Commerce Announces Award Nominees

Laguna Beach’s Chamber of Commerce announced nominees to its Spirit of Laguna Awards, which will be announced at its December board meeting. The winners will be honored on Jan. 31 during an installation scheduled from 6-9 p.m. at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. And the...

Taking Stock

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town After months of speculation, the Federal Reserve finally announced that it would begin reducing its money-easing program of buying bonds. Rather than any abrupt termination of these popular activities, it will modestly taper its monthly purchases...

Paper Taps Son of Local Residents for Top Job

Managing editor Marshall Ingwerson has been appointed to succeed John Yemma as editor of the Boston-based Christian Science Monitor, the paper’s directors announced Monday, Dec. 16. Yemma, who is stepping down next month, led the paper in a much-watched move away from daily print...

Community Foundation Seeks New Leader

Darrcy Loveland, chief executive of the Laguna Beach Community Foundation, informed board members of her intent to retire, effective next month. Foundation board chair Rick Balzar said this week a search committee has been established to look for a successor. Loveland, a resident...

Club Members Jam with Matt Quilter

Bassist, surf rocker and local resident Matt Quilter brought vintage guitars and sound equipment to the The Boys and Girls Club earlier this month for a talk about a homegrown musical genre. Laguna Beach Live’s Music and Kids program is sponsored by Festival of Arts Foundation,...

Pet Peeves

Christmas Past By Mark D. Crantz The holidays can be a time of mixed feelings. It’s a joyous time of year for retailers and not so much for the rest of us, who are in a frenzy to make each retailer happier than the next. This year my wife’s secret Santa, which she doesn’t keep a...

Village Matters

Life-changing Christmas By Ann Christoph For all you kids out there whose parents won’t let you have your own phone, or the latest computer game—I’m here to put that in perspective.  I not only had to walk to school in the snow uphill both ways, but our family was the last in my...

Festival of Arts Exhibit Opens

“Selections from the Collection,” a new exhibit from the Festival of Arts, is open to the public at City Hall, 505 Forest Ave., during business hours Monday through Friday. The exhibit which runs through Jan. 17 features recent acquisitions by the Festival, early Laguna Beach...

Gallery Spotlights its Artist Series

The newly expanded Forest & Ocean Gallery kicks off its artist series with glassblower and sculptor Bill Kasper and photographers Elizabeth Attenborough and Cheyne Walls. The public is invited to a reception with the artists on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 6 – 9 p.m. for unveiling...