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Scare Tactics Flourish in Family’s DNA

Scare Tactics Flourish in Family’s DNA

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Three-headed monsters, body parts littering the ground, heart removal surgery and scary clowns that suddenly come to life are some of the treats in store for visitors to the annual Freak Show. A carnival theme animates this year’s show at the adult-oriented haunted house now in its fourth year, […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Walls’ Photos Earn Awards Images by photographer Cheyne Walls received multiple awards in three international competitions. His award-winning artwork of Yosemite National Park, Death Valley, and Los Angeles will be on display during a special reception with the artist Saturday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 3251 Laguna Canyon Road, H-5, part of the city’s […]

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Stabler Performs Her Originals at Mozambique

Stabler Performs Her Originals at Mozambique

Local resident Shaena Stabler performs a full set of original tunes from her debut recording Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Mozambique restaurant. Her 9 p.m. show is preceded by Jill Moran and Connie Lim performing sets at 7 and 8, respectively. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.  

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Think Global, Dance Local

Think Global, Dance Local

Laguna Beach Live! presents a concert by Todo Mundo, nominated the best world music band by the San Diego Music Awards for their blend of Spanish rumba, reggae, samba and bossa nova. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, with dance lessons and a special wine-tasting for a donation of $7. The concert […]

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Halloween Calendar

Halloween Calendar

A Ghoul’s New Best Friend Manager Kimmie Breeding tries out a Halloween look applied by makeup artist Riley Weber at Belo Blow Dry Bar, a Forest Avenue salon. Witches, zombies or vixen looks, which take about an hour, are offered through Nov. 1 for $99. Grab your broom and pop in or make an appointment […]

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Benefits and Benefactors

Benefits and Benefactors

Helping the Un-housed, a Bowl at a Time By Donna Furey | LB Indy Distinctive bowls by local and international artists with studios as far away as Germany and Saudi Arabia will go under the gavel during the sixth annual World Hunger Bowl, set for 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6. Some of the bowls […]

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Trio of Surfers Standout Against Dana Hills

Trio of Surfers Standout Against Dana Hills

Several members of the Laguna Beach High School surf team members were standouts at Salt Creek this past Tuesday against Dana Hills. The surf was pumping with four to five foot waves, but the team came up with some noteworthy performances. Sophomore Dante Madrigal looked very sharp, getting both a good right and an even […]

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Indy Calendar

Indy Calendar

  Friday, Oct. 24 Cultural pageant with visiting monks, 7 p.m., Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Drive. Kalama Bros., 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. “Year of Magical Thinking”, 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. 949 497-2787. DJ Flex, 9:30 p.m., White House, 340 S. Coast Hwy. The Dan Band, […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Parents Return to School for Math Lessons Parents are invited to a workshop with researcher Patrick J. Callahan, Ph.D., executive director of the UC Science and Mathematics Initiative, who will explain shifts in classroom math instruction that lay the foundation for students to finish high school having taken calculus or statistics. “All Roads Lead to […]

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Political Briefs

Political Briefs

Madison Loses Key Supporter Incumbent Kelly Boyd, after remaining steadfast in his support of Laguna Beach City Council candidate Jon Madison over the last month, reversed himself this week. “I waited patiently for his information to come in,” said Boyd, referring to the well-liked restaurant owner’s promise to produce university diplomas after his academic credentials […]

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There’s a New Trail Boss in Town

There’s a New Trail Boss in Town

By Donna Furey | LB Indy After moving to Newport Beach a year ago from Flagstaff, Arizona, Alan Kaufmann worked with Earthroots Field School, based in Trabuco Canyon, teaching children wilderness survival skills. Kaufmann is now working on wilderness survival of a different sort. Recently hired by the Laguna Canyon Foundation for the newly created […]

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Hospital Halts Elective Surgery

Hospital Halts Elective Surgery

Out of an “abundance of caution,” the chief executive of Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo on Friday temporarily suspended elective surgeries at both campuses. Meanwhile, nurses at St. Joseph’s hospital in Orange, operated by the health system that also owns Mission Hospital, publicly called on hospital management to take immediate measures to ensure […]

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Indy Calendar

Indy Calendar

Friday, Oct. 17 Nick I, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. DJ Xclusiv, 9:30 p.m., White House, 340 S. Coast Hwy. Smooth Sounds of Santana, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930. $15. Andrew Bloom Band, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Saturday, Oct. […]

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Monks Return for Tibetan Art Tour

Monks Return for Tibetan Art Tour

Tri-chord chanting will begin and end each day of the Sacred Tibetan Arts tour by Drepung Gomang Monks of southern India, who are returning to Neighborhood Congregational Church in Laguna Beach beginning next week. At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, the visit begins with an opening ceremony and the drawing of the wisdom mandala, which […]

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Costume Parade Coming to Forest Avenue

Costume Parade Coming to Forest Avenue

The Laguna Beach Parents Club’s annual Halloween Walk steps off at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, beginning on Main Beach. The community is invited to watch the costumed children and often equally outrageously outfitted parents as they parade down Forest Avenue gathering candy and trinkets from local merchants. The parade ends at the Laguna Beach […]