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Personnel File

Personnel File

Architect Recognized for Organizing Skills   Local architect Bob McGraw was named R Star Foundation’s board member of the year for leading its most successful fundraiser to date. The Laguna Beach non-profit founded by Rosalind Russell provides goats to women in rural Nepal. McGraw met Russell when she hired him to rebuild her Park Avenue […]

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Backyard Farmers Open Their Coops

Backyard Farmers Open Their Coops

The second annual Laguna Beach Tour de Coop takes place at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. Chicken lovers and coop curious will bike coop-to-coop to learn all about keeping backyard chickens during this community bike ride. Check in at Anneliese Schools’ Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road, for information, bike maps, guest speaker, water and light […]

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Local Nominated for Vet of the Year

Local Nominated for Vet of the Year

Dr. Matthew Wheaton of Alicia Pet Care Center in Mission Viejo has been sniffed out as one of six semifinalists for insurance provider Petplan’s 2015 veterinarian of the year aware. Clients, colleagues, friends and family can have a paw in the process by voting for their favorite semifinalist at: gopetplan.com/form/petplan-veterinary-excellence-awards-public-voteGoPetplan.com/raiseapaw. Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. […]

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Playhouse Summons a Magical Journey

Playhouse Summons a Magical Journey

Linda Purl, currently staring  in the television series “Reckless” and having played  supporting roles in “Homeland,” “Matlock” and “Happy Days,” brings talent to Laguna Playhouse’s second show of the season, “The Year of Magical Thinking,” which opens Saturday Oct. 11. The play is based on Joan Didion’s National Book Award winning memoir and directed by the […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

The eight-day 16th annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational begins Sunday, Oct. 12, with 35 artists painting on location at Treasure Island Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. With the exception of the 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, soirée at The Ranch, all other events are free. See the full schedule at lagunapleinair.org. Each […]

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Fun Fall Events in the HIP District

Fun Fall Events in the HIP District

Proprietors of shops in the mile-long stretch of South Coast Highway between Thalia Street and Bluebird Canyon, known as the HIP district (historic and interesting places) are offering new attractions this month. Two shops in The Old Pottery Place, 1200 S. Coast Highway, are worth a look. Laguna Beach Books will host T. Jefferson Parker […]

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 Piano Studio Holds Annual Concert

Piano Studio Holds Annual Concert

The Laguna Beach Piano Studio will hold their 32nd annual concert hosted by Director Dr. Jung Sook French at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Laguna Hills Community Center and library, 25555 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills. An array of music will be presented. A dinner of international fare will be served. Please observe the […]

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Indy onArts Calendar

Indy onArts Calendar

Friday, Oct. 10 Work Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. “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. Kim Wilson’s All-star blues band, 8 p.m., […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Alex Monda, son of Michele and Emil Monda of Laguna Beach, earned a spot on the Dean’s List at Boston University for the second semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. Monda, now a sophomore, is studying business. He also competed with the BU men’s team in national gymnastics contest in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Surf Team Rides Against Newport Harbor

Surf Team Rides Against Newport Harbor

The high school surf team’s season began at Thalia Street Beach last week with new and returning surfers. Freshmen Jeremy Shutts put in a top-notch performance to secure a second in shortboard, while Willy Hogan came in fourth. A welcome addition to the team, newcomer Noah North, who relocated from Australia, placed second in his […]

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Young Racer Takes the ‘S’ Curves

Young Racer Takes the ‘S’ Curves

Nicolai Elghanayan, 20, took third place in the top division of the Lotus Cup, held at the Sonoma Raceway, a 2.52-mile road course and drag strip, on Sept. 20-21, according to the race website. His father and Laguna Beach resident Jeff Elghanayan trained his son beginning in middle school to build, control, and race cars. […]

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New Owner Nets Big Fish

New Owner Nets Big Fish

Jim Walker and Louie Feinstein, owners of The Bungalow restaurant in Corona del Mar, say they acquired of The House of Big Fish and Ice Cold Beer and will rename the popular Laguna Beach restaurant Big Fish Tavern effective Nov. 1. The deal announced Thursday, Oct. 9, saves the planned closure of the restaurant, which […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

The Glass artist Maggie Spencer welcomes visitors to her studio this weekend.Festival of Arts purchased Baldemar Fierro’s color photograph, “Favela Morro do Cantagalo,” an image of the slums above Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, to add to its own collection. Fierro exemplifies a new breed of photographers, whose documentary work often reveals the incongruity […]

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Catch Ferguson Live!

Catch Ferguson Live!

Trombonist Kurt Ferguson and Friends will be performing in the Live! at the Museum concert series at the Laguna Art Museum from 7- 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9. Ferguson is the music director at the Cate School in Santa Barbara. Live! at the Museum is free to museum members and to non-members with museum admission. […]