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Personnel File

Personnel File

A New Manager Sets Music Festival’s Tone With the annual Laguna Beach Music Festival set for early next year, a new festival director, Laura Ricker, was recently appointed to take the reins. Ricker worked for nine years with Western Arts Alliance, a membership association based in Portland, Ore., of touring and performing arts professionals. She […]

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Travel Writer’s Exploits Re-examined

Travel Writer’s Exploits Re-examined

A new book by R. Scott Williams about Richard Halliburton, the famous adventurer who completed his dream home in 1938, a modern structure known as Hangover House built on a hillside in Laguna Beach, is about to be released by The History Press. “The Forgotten Adventures of Richard Halliburton, From Tennessee to Timbuktu,” explores Halliburton’s […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Canadian Artist Comes South The Signature Gallery will host a soirée from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, to celebrate French-Canadian artist Joëlle Blouin, who will live in Laguna Beach for the next three years after obtaining a special visa. Blouin paints thick textured cubes into the skies of her cityscapes with a large palette […]

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 On the Table

On the Table

Boat-to-Plate Chef Catches the Moment In honor of National seafood Month, food truck turned restaurant, Slapfish, 211 Broadway St., will introduce new specials in October. Chef Andrew Gruel, starring as a guest judge on Food Network’s Food Truck Face Off, will offer a striped sea bass taco on Oct. 19 and a black cod ramen burrito landing […]

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Western Surfing Association

Western Surfing Association

   

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New Festival Façade Wins Award

New Festival Façade Wins Award

The designer of the Festival of Arts’ new façade, Bauer architects of Newport Beach, has been presented an award of merit in the un-built category by the Orange County chapter of the American Institute of Architects. “There is no greater honor than peer recognition,” said Jay Bauer, founder of Bauer Architects. The award comes as […]

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Western Surfing Association Winners

Western Surfing Association Winners

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Stem Cell Scientist Lectures at Susi Q

Stem Cell Scientist Lectures at Susi Q

Lead scientist Dr. Peter Donovan will describe the role of stem cells in the human body and research underway at UC Irvine during a 2 p.m. talk Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. Donovan, a professor of developmental and cell biology and biological chemistry, is the former director of the […]

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Benefits and Beneficiaries

Benefits and Beneficiaries

Women’s Collective Opens Sixth Grant Season     Impact Giving will be accepting grant application requests – sponsored by Impact Giving partners – now through Nov. 10. Founded in Laguna Beach, Impact Giving is a women’s collective giving group that in the last five years has awarded $606,000 to 33 local and global nonprofit organizations, […]

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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 […]