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Doing Good Globally

Locals Continue to Aid Villagers’ Rebuilding Efforts   While news of the earthquakes in Nepal recedes, residents of 48 remote Nepalese villages that local Rosalind Russell has populated with donated goats over the past decade continue to struggle with new challenges. Top of...

Soroptimists Honor Sandy Vetter

Soroptimist International of Laguna Beach named long time Laguna Beach resident Sandy Vetter its Soroptimist of the Year. Vetter has held several board positions and is currently serving as treasurer.  With this recognition, she joins the Laurel Society, created by Soroptimist...

Set Out on a Blue Moon Hike

Hike with park staff and Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers as the sun sets Friday, July 31, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. and the moon rises over Laurel and Willow Canyons. Observe the changes as day turns to night on a leisurely hike and learn about night wildlife. Hear the last birds’...

Auction Supports Rebuilding Exhibition Space

  The Festival of Arts will hold a special “open house” silent auction Saturday, Aug. 1, from 1 – 4 p.m., with proceeds supporting the Festival of Arts Building Fund. The “housing project” was the brainchild of Festival exhibitor Vinta Voogd and artist Betty Haight ran with...

Concert Band Performs Free at Festival of Arts

The Laguna Concert Band marks its 15th anniversary with two remaining summer concerts: at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 at the Festival of Arts, and at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30 at Central Park in Huntington Beach. The Laguna Concert Band is partly supported by a grant from the...

Cove Gallery Focuses on the Diminutive for Art Walk

Cove Gallery will be hosting “Small Works” at the Art Walk from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 1492 S. Coast Highway. The artists will display “small and affordable” works of limited dimensions and materials. John Hall is the gallery’s featured artist in August. A Dana Point...

Former Hometown Figures in Debut Novel

Former Laguna Beach police dispatcher Cori McGlothlin’s new book, “Falling Forward,” has launched on Amazon as an e-book under her pen name, Audrey Jane Andrews. McGlothlin, who left California and dispatching in 2010 when her daughter Gwendolyn was born, and now lives in Cary,...

Indy on Arts

Friday, July 31 Art a Fair, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. weekends, 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. Free entry to locals. Festival of Arts exhibit, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily; Pageant of the Masters, 8:30 p.m., 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets: 949 497-6582. Thru Aug. 31. Sawdust Art...

Special Olympics Torch Lights Up the Town

A 41-person relay team bearing a torch lit 6,900 miles away in Athens, Greece, made its way across a mile of Laguna Beach on Monday. The runners – four athletes and 37 law enforcement personnel drawn from points across the globe — received a warm reception from Mayor Bob...

New Business Opens With Star Power

Beauty pageant winners and an “American Idol” contestant turned out with city dignitaries last week to welcome the opening of The Foundation skin care studio in Laguna Beach last week. The Foundation’s owner, Lisa G Artistry, a makeup artist and skin care specialist for 17 years,...

Doing Good

Rock and Roll Rocks Cabo A record of over $2.8 million was raised for five Orange County youth organizations during the Stars and Stripes fish, golf and music tournament in Cabo San Lucas on June 25-28. The event was managed by local residents Dick Gebhard and Al Baldwin, Stars...

Streetbeat

Monday, July 13 Vehicle burglary. 20200 block of Laguna Canyon Road. 12:06 p.m. A purse was swiped after someone busted the passenger window of a car. Vehicle burglary. 20200 block of LCR. 12:58 p.m. Valuables worth $1,700 were taken from a car parked at the wilderness park after...

Laguna’s Lawn Bowlers Win

Two players from the Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling club have emerged winners in the men’s pairs tournaments, which took past over the past two weekends. Joe Regan and Steve Smith won first place for the Stripes and Charlie Herbert with Brian Stewart won for the Stars. Also,...

Blue Water Concert Bends Toward the Blues

The Blue Water concert series continues on Saturday, July 25, with The Black Tongued Bells, The Budrows, A Step Further and more from 6-10 p.m. at Bridge Hall, in the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St Ann’s Dr. Tickets are $10-$15 general admission, $40-$45 for VIP...

Exhibit Displays Winning Sea Photos

The fourth annual Bluebelt photo contest celebrates marine protected areas with the “What Do You Sea?” Galley Q exhibition at Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. All are invited to the artist’s reception on Thursday, July 30, from 3:30-5 p.m. The exhibition will feature photo...