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Indy on Arts

Friday, Aug. 2 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...

Laguna Plans to Ban Short-Term Rentals

Laguna Beach is moving closer to enacting a total ban on short-term rentals and on Tuesday extended a moratorium on granting new permits for another year. In order to iron out details, the City Council didn’t act to impose a ban, but unanimously signaled their intent to draw up...

Correction:

In the article “Keep Calm and Groom On” in the Aug. 7 edition, prices for dog grooming were reported in error. Baths start at $35; haircuts start at $55. Full grooming can range up to $200 depending on the size and breed of the dog and the condition of their coat.

City Revisits Short-Term Rental Rules

The City Council revisits regulations of short-term vacation rentals at its next meeting Tuesday, Aug. 18. Potential changes, including a repeal or revision of current permit requirements or an extension of the current moratorium on new permits, are up for discussion, Assistant...

Art Festivals Light Up With Special Events

Two of the summer’s most popular art festival events take place this weekend at the Festival of Arts: the recycled materials fashion show Saturday, Aug. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. and the 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16 award ceremony for young artists. Cristina Ferrare hosts the fashion show...

Grab Your Shades for the Show

Look for “Soul Man,” “Rubber Biscuit,” Gimme Some Lovin’,” and more at “The Blues Brothers Revue,” which opened this past Thursday at Laguna Playhouse for a brief week-long run through Sunday, Aug. 20. The live concert featuring Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as...

Emerging Artists Share Their Sources of Inspiration

Laguna College of Art & Design Professor Darlene Campbell moderates an 11 a.m. panel discussion with Averi Endow, Robin Hextrum, Taylor Montague and Laura Weinberger at the CAP Banking on Art Gallery, Saturday, Aug. 15. The artists whose work is exhibited in the CAP Gallery...

Shop Talk Over Noted Authors’ Latest Works

    Laguna Beach Books’ book club discusses author Jonathan Franzen latest work, “Freedom,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1200 S. Coast Highway. The following day, the shop hosts award-winning author Meg Waite Clayton, who shares insights from her latest book, “The...

Indy on Arts

  Friday, Aug. 14 “Blue Brothers Revue,” 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets $45, www.lagunaplayhouse.com. Thru Aug. 30. 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...

Roundabout Comes to Town

  The temporary roundabout at the five point intersection of Los Robles, Catalina, and El Camino Del Mar, which was approved by the City Council last April, is now fully functional. Delineators were also installed as a temporary measure to aid in visibility until drivers get...

Worship with a Song and a Brew

Beer and Hymns OC, a musical group, will lead the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 16, at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Dr. A barbecue lunch and root beer follows. Performers Kristen Howerton, Chad Markley and Tim Taber are not pastors, but have been worship...

Art-To-Go Sale Set for Aug. 8

The Artists Fund at Festival of Arts is presenting its Art-To-Go fundraising sale now through Aug. 31 on the Festival grounds. A special Vote-and-Win Happy Hour sale is on Saturday, Aug. 8, 5-7:30 p.m., where select items will be discounted 10-20 percent. Free prizes and wine...

Jazz Fans Ready for Torres

  Poncho Sanchez fans will especially enjoy Jazz Wednesdays’ Aug. 12, concert that features trombonist Francisco Torres, the lead trombonist and musical director for the Grammy winning Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band. Torres, a trombonist and composer, is at home with jazz,...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Aug. 7 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...

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...