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Fire Protection Intensifies in Arch Beach

The city’s Fire Department is proposing a fuel modification plan for undeveloped areas that border Arch Beach Heights, Portofino, and Lower Nyes Canyon. A community meeting on the topic is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, and another scheduled for the Design Review Board...
Posted On 26 Feb 2015

A Season of Reflection Begins Outdoors

The South Laguna Community Garden stood in as an informal open-air chapel for the observance of Ash Wednesday, which uses ashes as a sign of penance and mourning and marks the start of Lent, a time of penance before Easter, which is on April 5. The Rev. Andrea Paddock, deacon of...
Posted On 22 Feb 2015

Spiritual Matters

Lent Leads Off With Guest Speaker Inclusivity will be the topic of Rev. Kathy Black’s sermon on Sundya, Feb. 22, during the 10 a.m. worship service at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Dr. She will provide the first of a five-week Lenten series called “My...
Posted On 19 Feb 2015

On the Dial

Talk Offers First-Hand Insights on Pakistan Pakistan’s consul general to Los Angeles, Hamid Khan, is a guest on the Sunday, Feb. 22 broadcast of Laguna RoundTable on radio station KX 93.5. Co-hosts Jim Kennedy and Ari Grayson hope to hear first-hand about Pakistan and its...
Posted On 19 Feb 2015

Winners Dive for the Prize

  From a field of 65 submitted entries to its annual photo contest, the Laguna Bluebelt Coalition announced seven winners in two categories. The contest focuses attention on preserving Laguna Beach’s marine habitats, which is the coalition’s aim as well. “We had...
Posted On 19 Feb 2015

Indy on Art

  Friday, Feb. 20 “Number the Stars,” 7 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd. Pawnshop Kings, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. The Strangers, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave....
Posted On 19 Feb 2015

Lu Campbell, Festival of Arts Exhibitor, Dies at 82

Former Festival of Arts artist and Laguna Beach resident Lu Campbell passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at home with her husband, John, and daughter Darcy by her side. Campbell had been fighting lung cancer since 2007. Lu was born in Whittier, Calif., on Feb. 19, 1932, to...
Posted On 13 Feb 2015

Kid Stuff

Drama, Terror and Even Humor Emerge on Stage The Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre series presents “Number The Stars,” based on the little known history of Danish resistance under Nazi occupation as told by a 10-year-old girl who finds the courage to save her best friend’s...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015

Author Turns a Food Blog into a Platform

Food-labeling advocate Vani Hari, whose food blog is foodbabe.com, stops at Laguna Beach Books Thursday, Feb. 19 for a 6 p.m. talk, Q&A and book signing. The cost is $27 and a copy of Hari’s book, “The Food Babe Way: Break Free from the Hidden Toxins in Your Food and Lose...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015

LOCA offers Sculpture Workshop, Art Club Discussion

Artist Gretchen Shannon leads a sculpture workshop at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb., at Laguna Nursery. During the Laguna Outreach for Community Arts workshop, she will demonstrate how to assemble a hanging garden sculpture. The cost is $30 and all materials are provided. The same day...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015

Dancer Shares Her Skills in Master Class

Intermediate and advanced dance students are invited to participate in a master class taught by choreographer and performer Saleemah E. Knight, who was a featured dancer in the Broadway musical “The Lion King” and has choregraphed several pieces for the stage and scree...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015

Students Wield Code to Create Artificial Hands

Students in a high school multi-media design class built prosthetic fingers that are configured together to make an artificial hand by using a 3D printer. Students downloaded the necessary code and printed the components for each child-sized prosthetic “Robohand” on an Airwolf 3D...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015

Mentors Lend a Hand to Their Peers

peer mentoring program known as Juntos, which means together, is offered students in grades four through 12. The program begun in 2004 continues to provide an opportunity for students to strengthen their English-speaking skills and receive support in academic subjects, says a...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015

Indy on Arts

Friday, Feb. 13 World Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Nate and the Declaration, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. James Clay Garrison, Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. Ottmar Liebert...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015

Indy on Arts

Friday, Feb. 6 “Bent Broadway,” 7:30 p.m., No Square Theater at Legion Hall, 384 Legion St. Tickets: $20 online at nosquare.org and $25 at the door if available. Also Saturday, Feb. 7. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Slingshot, 9 p.m., Marine...
Posted On 05 Feb 2015