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Rehab House Owner Tries to Quell Concerns

Scores of anxious residents voiced their fears about a detox and rehab facility near Top of the World Elementary School at a town hall meeting this past Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Indy on Arts

Friday, Feb. 5 Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $10. Sissy Gillio Duo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-4500 Robert Jon & the Wreck, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. Martin Sexton, 8 p.m., Coach House,...

Senate Candidate Harris Speaks in Laguna

U.S. Senate candidate and state Attorney General Kamala Harris spoke about regulating assault rifles, women’s rights and the common thread of school truancy in the background of violent criminals during a campaign stop in Laguna Beach. A former district attorney in San Francisco,...

Gallery Exhibits Contrasting Works

A new exhibit, “Contrasts,” featuring pieces from assemblage artist Carolyn Machado and printmaker Yoonsook Ryang, runs through April 9 at the foaSouth gallery. The gallery, a collaboration between Festival of the Arts and Active Culture, is open daily until 9 p.m. at 1006 S....

Top-Selling Author Explores High School Peer Pressure

“The Goodbye Year,” written by Laguna local Kaira Rouda will be available in paperback and for the Kindle in May. It is the dramatic story of family dysfunction, high school graduation and the impending bitterness of an empty nest. Rouda is an award-winning author of contemporary...

American Composers Festival Features Exceptional Organists

Organ virtuosos led by Pacific Symphony conductor Carl St.Clair will be performed Sunday, Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Segerstom Center in Costa Mesa as part of the composers festival. Joining members of the symphony are Jacobs and Bull, Frederick Swann and Craig Williams. Tickets...

Chamber Announces ‘Spirit’ Winners

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce presented 13 Spirit of Laguna awards during its board installation last Friday, Jan. 29. President Larry Nokes emcee’d with co-host Pat Kollenda. Mayor Steve Dicterow presided over the installation and swore in the directors. Also in...

Parade Honorees Receive Early Attention

The Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade Association holds its brunch for honorees beginning at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. The parade steps off next month, Saturday, March 5. This year’s honorees include grand marshal Kelly Boyd, patriot...

Garden Club Offers a Living Valentine

All are invited to the Laguna Beach Garden Club’s Friday, Feb. 12, meeting when the annual Valentine container auction takes place at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. Registration and social hour is from 9:30-10 a.m. Purchase a unique gift for that special someone and...

Personnel File

Former Mayor Egly Takes a New Post Jane Egly, former mayor and former Laguna Beach County Water District director, has been appointed to the Laguna Beach County Water District’s water commission to fill a seat left vacant by the death of commission chair, Bruce R. Scherer, says a...

On the Pitch

Girls All-Star Soccer Team Triumphs   The Laguna Beach girls under 10 all-star team triumphed in the final 1-0 versus Mission Viejo. The team was in a three-way tie for second place and the section decided to hold two semi-finals. Laguna edged out San Juan in a shoot out to...

Chef’s Challenge Whips Up Donors

SchoolPower’s seventh annual Chef Challenge, generously hosted by Cary and Suzanne Redfearn at Lumberyard restaurant, treated 130 guests to a lively dinner while raising $9,516 for Laguna Beach schools. Principals of the four Laguna schools teamed up and selected competing...

Community Clinic Receives Major Gift

A local couple has contributed the largest gift the Laguna Beach Community Clinic has received to date to ensure the clinic’s ongoing operations.

Schools Approve New Classes, Safety Measures

Come spring, as students peruse their list of class choices, they will find for the first time Mandarin Chinese among the language courses offered at Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School.