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Jazz Wednesdays Lands Jet Set Quintet

Laguna Beach Live! presents the Jet Set Quintet performing from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd. A full bar and buffet dinner are available for purchase. Cover charge is $15-$20. Purchase tickets online at http://www.lagunabeachlive.org or call...

Kid Stuff

Burgess To Perform with Pacific Symphony Local soprano Bree Burgess will play the wicked stepmother in “Cinderella: Opera for Kids!” presented by the Pacific Symphony at 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31 in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Burgess is the...

Martin Presents New Works at ArtWalk

An artist’s reception for, “How the Sun Goes,” new works by America Martin will take place during Art Walk from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, at the JoAnne Artman Gallery, 326 N. Coast Highway. The Columbian-American’s new series explores familiar themes and subjects, female...

Rotary Shines a Spotlight on Aviva Meyers

The Laguna Beach Rotary Club named Aviva Meyers its January student of the month. The Laguna Beach High School senior and National Merit semi-finalist is also a Girls’ State nominee, a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant winner, and Model United Nations best delegate. After...

It’s Shap Show Time!

The 27th Annual Shap Show, “No Suits Allowed,” returns to the Laguna Beach High School Artists’ Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7. The show is the annual senior fundraiser benefiting a safe and sober grad night. Tickets for an evening of musical entertainment featuring...

Keeping the Running Spirit Alive

Laguna Beach resident Joan Colvin intends to set out this Sunday in Huntington Beach on a 13-mile run, her fifth time running the Surf City Marathon. The race was a favorite run of her late husband, John Colvin, who was killed last June in a collision with a motorist in North...

Good Deeds

Students Step Up to Halt Child Slavery   Cho’s Academy fifth annual youth awards banquet and fundraiser recognized academy students for their martial arts and academic achievements in 2014. Nearly $3000 was raised by the academy’s Youth Outreach Initative, which was started...

Club Q Salutes the Doctor

Dr. Korey Jorgensen was saluted last week by Club Q Laguna, the Laguna Beach Seniors social group for the LGBT community, as well as at a brunch by the Laguna Beach Community Clinic. Jorgensen recently retired after 42 years with the Laguna Beach Community Clinic where he played...

Personnel File

Architect Wins Best of Houzz Award Local architect Bob McGraw received a “Best of Houzz” award for design by Houzz, an online website for home remodeling and design. McGraw works for residential and commercial clients including Mother’s Markets, Whole Foods, Laguna Drugs and Von...

Laguna Beach Bliss

Orange County Wedding Trends Ultimate OC weddings feature personal touches from start to finish. – By Cynthia Rupe Weddings are occasions steeped in love, ideals and promise. They are the romantic benchmark that evokes daydreams dating back to childhood. As such, they...

From ‘I Do’ to Honeymoon

There’s no need to look beyond the sand at your feet and the venues on our streets to plan a wedding in Laguna Beach from  start to finish. By Lisa Marie Hart “We get to live and work in Laguna Beach. Why not get married here, too?” asks Gregory Gilliland. He and his wife,...

The Groom’s Handbook

Don’t head down the aisle without consulting our guide to popping the question and prepping for the big day.  You’re ready to propose, but what’s next? The wedding planning process can be daunting for everyone involved, but it’s especially intimidating to the groom, most of whom...

Extraordinary Venues for Weddings

Inspired Spaces Laguna’s hotels, resorts and galleries offer extraordinary venues for weddings large and small. – By Vicki Hogue-Davies  Many couples marry each year, but few are fortunate enough to tie the knot in Laguna Beach. For the lucky ones who decide to say their “I...

Banquet Recognizes Outstanding Officers

Officer James Michaud and Community Services Officer Niki Hernandez were honored as the police department’s 2014 employees of the year at the annual Police Appreciation Breakfast hosted by the Laguna Beach Exchange Club this past Thursday, Jan. 22. Police employees who have gone...

League Honors Volunteer Service by Debutantes

The Laguna chapter of National Charity League hosted its 26th annual Debutante Ball at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel last month. Debutante honorees included: Arianna Assad, Liliana Bellinghausen, Cali Bradshaw, Chanel D’Epagnier, Meighan Dolan, Caroline Furman, Kylee Fracassi,...