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Grant Seeds a School Garden

Grant Seeds a School Garden

  Top of the World Elementary School  has received a grant to expand their garden through Whole Kids Foundation’s School Garden Grant Program, which was created in partnership with FoodCorps to help schools grow students’ relationships with food through gardening. The Foundation has extended $4 million in grant funds to over 2,100 schools and garden-related […]

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Setting Sights on the Nation's Capital

Setting Sights on the Nation’s Capital

He grew up in the sand and surf, but fell in love with the Washington, D.C., region. Now, Laguna Beach High School graduate Weston Barnes is making his mark as a freshman at George Mason University. In high school, Barnes won a gold medal in Junior Olympics volleyball in 2011 and a silver medal in 2013. […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

UCI Summer Programs Offer Scholarships UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts received a grant that will fund as need-based scholarships for Orange County students to attend the Summer Academies in the Arts, for middle and high school students ages 13-18.  They offer focused workshops in art, dance, drama and music. The grant also […]

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Festival Foundation Confers Local Grants

Festival Foundation Confers Local Grants

The Festivals of Arts Foundation has awarded $90,000 in grants to local non-profits. Recipient include the Laguna Art Museum, the Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach Live!, the LBHS Band Boosters, Laguna Beach Seniors, Laguna Community Concert Band,  Laguna Dance Festival, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, LagunaTunes, Inc., No Square Theater, Festival of […]

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Basket Overflows With Easter Treats and Events

Basket Overflows With Easter Treats and Events

The Laguna Beach Parents Club will host its annual Easter egg hunt on Friday, April 18, from 4 -7 p.m. at Alta Laguna Park. Member families are welcome. After the hunt there will be food, fun and DIY pictures with the Easter Bunny. Visit lagunabeachparents.com to become a member of the LBPC. The veterans of Laguna […]

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Assembly Candidate Makes Campaign Stops

Assembly Candidate Makes Campaign Stops

A candidate for the 74th state Assembly district, Newport Beach councilman Keith Curry, is the guest speaker at the Laguna Beach Taxpayers Association’s annual meeting on Saturday, April 26. The 10 a.m. brunch at Mare’s Culinary Lounge, 696 S Coast Highway, costs $50 per person. R.S.V.P to 949-910-9265 by April 23. Discussion of concerns by […]

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Marking 50 Years of Filmmaking

Marking 50 Years of Filmmaking

Laguna Beach-based MacGillivray Freeman Films celebrates 50 years of award-winning film making at the 15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival with events Tuesday and Wednesday, April 29 and 30. The red carpet screening of “Lovesick,” staring Matt LeBlanc, on April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Dr., will open the […]

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Librarian Writes a New Chapter

Librarian Writes a New Chapter

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Jon Gilliom took on the job as Laguna Beach’s library branch manager a little more than a year ago and he is already helping rewrite what library patrons can expect to find amid the stacks. Gilliom, who holds a degree in literature and has studied computer science, discovered that […]

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New Appeals Keep Artists on Hold

New Appeals Keep Artists on Hold

Artists are already lining up for the chance to take up residence in Louis Longi’s controversial work-live project in Laguna Canyon, which was approved by the City Council last week. When they will get the chance to apply remains to be seen as opponents are pursuing new avenues to halt the project. On one front, […]

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Service Set for Hobie Alter

Service Set for Hobie Alter

A memorial paddle out for Hobie Alter, whose innovations reshaped surfing and sailing, is planned for 4-7 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Doheny State Beach. The water ceremony should begin at 4:30 p.m. The gate will be open free of charge from 4 to 7 p.m., says a statement on the company’s website.

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Students Compete in Unusual Contest

Students Compete in Unusual Contest

Members of a Thurston Middle School club participated in the Destination Imagination Challenge tournament at El Cajon’s Granite Hills High, an example of learning that includes a focus on critical thinking and communication, Principal Jenny Salberg said. The contest is sponsored by a non-profit organization whose purpose is to inspire and equip children to become […]

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Young Actor Scores Another Role

Young Actor Scores Another Role

Makenna Pitz was honored with a certificate of recognition by the Rotary Club as the Laguna Beach High School student of the month for March in the performing arts department. She will also receive a scholarship at the Honors Convocation to be held in June. Makenna performed in the high school’s spring musical. She plans […]

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Indy Calendar April 11-17, 2014

Indy Calendar April 11-17, 2014

Friday, April 11 Sawdust Art Festival Classes: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 4/12-13. Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. , 949-715-7777 VooDoo Grove, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave, 949-494-3027 Bruce Cockburn, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949-496-8930 Roger Housden, […]

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Himalayan Festival Comes to Laguna Beach

Himalayan Festival Comes to Laguna Beach

Visitors to the first Himalayan Festival held in Southern California will have a chance to experience a sampling of culture from four different Asian countries over two days while in Laguna Beach. On Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20, the Festival of Arts’ grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, will experience an influx of Tibetans, Nepalese, Bhutanese […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Forum Looks at Housing Homeless in Laguna Canyon Neighborhood Congregational Church hosts a community forum to discuss Friendship Shelter’s permanent supportive housing proposal at 7 p.m., Friday, April 11. Dawn Price, Friendship Shelter’s executive director, will give details about the proposal and will answer questions about its impact and benefits at the church, 340 St. […]