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Weekend Trolley Service Resumes

Though daily summer trolley service along Laguna Canyon and Coast Highway ends this Sunday, Aug. 30, trolleys will continue operation along a coastal route on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays year-round. After a five-day hiatus, the free weekend trolley service begins Friday, Sept....

Workshop Explains Historic Inventory

A workshop about the city’s current historic preservation ordinance, the historic inventory and the impact of the California Environmental Quality Act on historic structures will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. City Attorney Phil Kohn and consultant Jan Ostashay will be...

No End to Stoke: Exhibit Showcases Surf Art

The work of surf artists, painters and sculptors inspired by surfing and its culture enjoys a brief ride at the Forest & Ocean Gallery during the Labor Day weekend. The pop-up exhibit “Legends of Surf Art” from Saturday, Sep. 5 to Monday, Sept. 7 will feature work by Bill...

Extend Summer With a Sunset Serenade

Free city-sponsored concerts resume Friday evenings next month beginning Sept. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Heisler Park Amphitheatre. The first Sunset Serenade opens with jazz tenor sax player Jonathan Rowden. On subsequent weeks, Michael Ubaldini, the South Coast Symphony String...

Teen Whisperer Releases New Book

Laguna local and former high school teacher Tyler Durman shares his insights using a comedic approach to storytelling in his new book, “Counterintuitive: What 4 Million Teens Wish We Knew.” Thousands of one-on-one conversations with teens has given Durman a window into their...

Indy on Arts

  Friday, Aug. 28 Art a Fair, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. weekends, 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. Closes Aug. 30. Free entry for final weekend. Festival of Arts exhibit, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily; Pageant of the Masters, 8:30 p.m., Sawdust Art Festival, 10 a.m.-10 p.m....

ACLU Again Challenges Laguna’s Policies Toward the Homeless

The ACLU Foundation and the law firm of Paul Hastings Thursday sued the city of Laguna Beach for discriminating against homeless individuals with disabilities. As a result of an earlier ACLU lawsuit and settlement, Laguna Beach in 2009 opened the only municipal year-round shelter...

Water Conservation Rises

Laguna Beach residents reduced their water use by 27 percent in July, bringing Laguna Beach 30 million gallons closer to its mandatory reduction goal, the Laguna Beach County Water District announced Wednesday. Based on targets set by the State Water Resources Control Board,...

Boy and Girls Club Events Offer Fun for All

Three Boys and Girls Club fundraisers over the next three months appeal to different segments of the community, but all benefit an organization challenged by growing demand for its services, Executive Director Pam Estes said. “The number of kids who need us has grown so fast that...

Personnel File

City Hires Two New Managers Coldiron was hired to manage the city’s pool. He previously oversaw Palm Desert’s aquatics facility. Coldiron holds a bachelor’s degree in recreation administration and a master’s degree in public administration.   Scott Manchan, a 20-year transit...

Pint-Sized Artists Take the Prize

A special section of the Festival of Arts each year is devoted to the creative pursuits of children, from pre-kindergarten talents to high school-aged genius. This past Sunday, a jury announced its selected winners from the more than 300 works by Orange County students included...

Melissa Manchester to Perform 
at the Festival of Arts

Singer Melissa Manchester and actress Mira Sorvino lead off the Festival of Arts’ one-night only celebrity benefit concert and performance of the Pageant of the Masters on Saturday, Aug. 29. Other guest celebrities from television scheduled to appear are Paget Brewster, Raymond...

On the Table

Hotel Hosts Foodie-Focused Weekend The St. Regis Monarch Beach’s first food, wine and jazz festival will feature 50 chefs and 30 vintners Aug. 27-30. Some of the Orange County based chefs in attendance will include St. Regis’ Stonehill Tavern Chef Raj Dixtit, Slapfish’s Chef...

Art-To-Go Auction at Festival of Arts

  The Artists Fund at Festival of Arts holds its Art-To-Go silent auction Sunday, Aug. 23 at 4 p.m. on the festival grounds. More than 40 originals will be sold with proceeds to benefit artists in need. One buyer will win a certificate for a two-night stay at The Tides Inn. All...

School District Offers Free Lunch

Depending on their family’s household size and income, children enrolled in the Laguna Beach Unified School District may be eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. Families who are eligible need to re-enroll in the program each year, said district spokeswoman Leisa Winston....