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Local Rider Brings Home the Blue

Local Lori Savit won first place in the San Juan Capistrano Dressage Society Show riding Atticus in the Training 1 class on Friday, June 19. Atticus is owned by Maureen Hall. Savit began training in dressage in 2013 after years as an occasional trail rider. She founded Laguna...

Class Notes

Locals Now BU Grads Five Laguna Beach residents graduated from Boston University in May. Alexander Wheeler received his bachelor of arts in economics Lia Berger received her bachelor of science in communication. Morgan Myers received her bachelor of arts in chemistry and...

Indy on Arts

Friday, June 26 Sawdust Art Festival, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., $8.50. Thru 8/30. Art a Fair, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. weekends, 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. Free entry to locals. Mando Cordova and Friends play Latin jazz, 7 p.m., Congregational...

Scouts Retire Flags With Ceremony

Laguna Beach’s Cub Scout Pack 35 recently held its annual end of the year beach party at Aliso Beach, which included a BBQ and flag retirement ceremony. The ceremony involves shredding and burning of old flags ready for retirement until the flag turns to ash. Other than the...

Doing Good

Pribram is Local Cox Hero   James Pribram, founder of The Eco Warrior Project, received a $5,000 check and recognition as Cox Communications local hero of the year earlier this month. Pribram, a Laguna Beach native and professional surfer, started the project to preserve the...

Personnel File

Laguna Resident Receives the First Mission Cup   The first Mission Cup was awarded to Laguna Beach resident Richard Gordinier by Mission Hospital Foundation in recognition of his service on the hospital’s board. Gordinier, with 27 years of experience as a senior executive of...

Art-A-Fair Opens Shortly

Art-A-Fair opens its summer show with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 26. The exhibit includes 125 artists, many working on site. Live music is performed Thursdays through Sundays and daily art workshops taught by professional artists offered on the premises, 777...

Four Acts to Perform in Concert Series

Song-smith Derek Thomas, Southern rock band Robert Jon & The Wreck, Emmy-nominated singer-songwriter Addie Hamilton  and singer, songwriter and musician Joseph Carroll perform Saturday, June 27, the upcoming show in the Blue Water Music Festival concert series. Showcases take...

Students Honor LBHS Anniversary

Students began a collaboration to create an artwork marking the 80th anniversary of Laguna Beach High School last year. It was up to this year’s students in the ceramics class of Somer Selway and those enrolled in Scott Wittkop’s ROP multimedia design class to finalize the...

Boys Award Scholarships at LBHS Convocation

Graduating Laguna Beach High School seniors Grant Barton and Makena Collins were each awarded a scholarship of $1,250 by 10 Boys Who Care, eighth-grade friends who fund raise money to grant scholarships. After reading 20 essays from applicants, the group chose Grant and Makena...

Pandas Serve as a Furry Textbook

Third grade teacher Tamara Wong picked up a passion for pandas as a child. A book report about the animals she completed in third grade started her fascination and resulted in her life-long advocacy for the endangered species, says a school district announcement. As an El Morro...

Thurston Surf Team Collects Medals

This past weekend, Thurston Middle School’s surf team took second place in the National Scholastic Surfing Association national championships at Salt Creek in Dana Point, which drew surfers from as far away as Hawaii. Five Thurston surfers made finals. Boys shortboard finalists...

Cyclists Promote Getting in Gear

The Laguna Canyon Riders will participate in the 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, Over the Hump race at Irvine Lake and invites newcomers to their Saturday Ride Day, which begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Big Bend parking lot. The riders promote hiking and mountain biking while aiding in the...

Indy on Arts

Friday, June 19 Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Special Blend, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. James Clay Garrison, 7 p.m., Hotel Laguna, S. Coast Hwy. Robert Jon & the Wreck, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. World...