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Laguna Candles Gains a Partner

Laguna Candles founder and owner Sharie Hendricks announced a collaboration with the galleries operated by the marine mammal artist Wyland. The partnership will expand Laguna Candles exposure to eco-aware consumers, Hendricks says in a statement. Laguna Candles makes scented,...

Personnel File

Promoter Receives a Promotion Ashley Johnson, who worked for 10 years in various jobs for Visit Laguna Beach, was named president and chief executive of the 30-year-old organization. Johnson oversees marketing and management of the city’s official visitors center and was...

Schoolpower Backers Receive Their Due

SchoolPower’s annual appreciation party for its business supporters featured a spirited bidding war for coveted cover spots of the organization’s 2016-17 student directory. Led by Vice President Taylor Pillsbury, the auction raised $13,500 thanks to bidding by Marcus...

Green Thumb News

  Gardening with Beneficial Insects Lucian Toma will describe how to garden with beneficial insects at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, in the South Laguna Community Garden, at Coast Highway and Eagle Rock Way. He will describe how to incorporate ecological design features, create...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 6 Sissy Gillio Duo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-4500. The Salty Suites, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. “Sex and Education,” 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets; 949 497-2787. Thru 5/22. Robert Jon...

Young Filmmaker Wins Public-Service Contest

Laguna Beach High School student Hailey Meister won second place in a regional contest to create minute-long films to reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness. Hailey volunteered to direct a student group in creating a video that depicts the difficulty in...

Class Notes

American Sculptor Delivers Graduation Address Innovative marble sculptor Elizabeth Turk will deliver the Laguna College of Art And Design commencement address at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 23, at the school’s main campus, on 2222 Laguna Canyon Road. The class of 2016 will include...

Surf Team Closes Season

The Laguna Beach High School surf team competed against several schools in different divisions in the Scholastic Surf Series high school state championships in Oceanside Sunday, April 17. Two team members also competed in the individual high school state competition on Monday,...

Quintet Rocks the Museum

French horn player Annie Bosler joins Oakwood Brass in a 7 p.m. concert Thursday, May 12, at the Laguna Art Museum. Programming by the classical brass quintet bends genres and strays into jazz and pop. Reservations are now necessary and can be made through the Museum’s website or...

Festival of Arts Shares its Good Fortune

The Festival of Arts Foundation awarded $140,000 in grants to more than a score of local non-profits in the Laguna Beach. The recipients are as follows: Laguna College of Art and Design, No Square Theatre, Laguna Art Museum, Festival of Arts Education Programs, LOCA Arts...

Artists Celebrate Spring

“La Dolce Vita,” a spring rite at Cove Gallery, takes place on Saturday, May 21, from 5-8 p.m. at 1492 S. Coast Highway. The public is invited to a reception celebrating the art and artists of the Cove Gallery offering sweet treats, hors d’ oeuvres, wine and music.

Theater ‘Rock Star’ Joins Playhouse

Tony Award-winning producer Ellen Richard, who began her career as a stagehand and scenic design assistant, will join Laguna Playhouse as its interim executive director later this month, the board announced this week. A national search for an executive director began last year to...

Familiar Face Bids for School Board

After years critiquing the actions of Laguna Beach school board members, Howard Hills now wants to join them.

T-Shirt King Receives a Crown

Tillman Segal, known by some as the t-shirt king of Laguna Beach, has promoted the town’s brand with souvenir merchandise for over 35 years. Former employees, business associates and friends plan to help Segal, 77, celebrate his legacy with a “surprise” party at 2 p.m. Saturday,...

Lighting Entrepreneurs Flip the Switch

A decade since opening lighting shop Lightopia in Laguna Beach, the store will relocate by June to the Costa Mesa design center Soco and will hold a warehouse liquidation sale Saturday, April 30, at 1043 N. Coast Highway. Floor merchandise will be discounted over the next two...