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Quiet Man Leaves a Powerful Legacy

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Representatives for longtime Laguna Beach resident Dr. Ted Martonen delivered a $3 million gift last week to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, one of the largest donations the center has ever received. Martonen died in January 2014 at the age of 71; he...

Club Honors Standout Members

  The Boys and Girls Club bestowed youth of the year awards to individuals at each of their branches last month. Taylor Towe, Ava Knepper and Morgan Zevnick received honors from the canyon, Bluebird, Lang branches, respectively. Aaron White received the honor for the club’s...

Sister Cities Bonds Take Root

The public is invited to attend a 4 p.m. ribbon cutting and dedication of the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Garden on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at Cliff Drive, just north of Jasmine Street. The garden represents native foliage from Laguna’s adopted siblings, the cities of San Jose del...

Clinic Records Now State of the Art

Patient information at the Laguna Beach Community Clinic is now available to staff through electronic medical records, a system a year in planning. The system is hosted by Oregon Coastal Health Information Network, a co-operative that provides access to top of the line systems...

Gift Stocks Pantry’s Larder

Residents John and Lisa Mansour have directed the Laguna Beach Community Foundation to send a $1,000 check to the Laguna Food Pantry from their donor-advised fund managed through the foundation. “We thought about what would have the most impact, and we recognized that the Laguna...

Personnel File

GOP Names New Leader Laguna Beach Republicans elected Fletcher Berryman as its new president, succeeding outgoing leader Howard Hills. “We are going to build the broadest possible coalition of people in Laguna Beach who love our town and love liberty,” Berryman said in a...

New Bossa Improvises Brazilian Jazz

Brazilian Jazz vocalist and guitarist Teka and NewBossa Quartet will perform at 6 p.m. in the winter jazz series Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd. A native of São Paulo, Téka fuses the rhythms and harmonies of Brazil with the improvisation of jazz, a...

Treats for Your Valentine

Jumping in for Splashes Splashes Restaurant, at the Surf and Sand Resort, is offering a special menu for Valentine’s Day featuring oyster appetizers and chocolate mousse desserts. To celebrate all weekend, the Two If By Sea package offers overnight accommodations, spa treatments...

Bud Unfurls Nature’s Mystery

By Donna Furey | LB Indy A unique, trademarked rose whose open petals form a heart arrives just in time for Valentine’s Day. Ben and Ava Arman’s recently established, Color Blast Flowers, at 210 N. Coast Highway, are one of the only florists in the area to stock the unusual rose....

New Director Possesses a Can-Do Attitude

By Donna Furey | LB Indy One of the first tasks Mary Schmidt assigned herself as executive director of the South County Cross-cultural Council was to write a grant proposal to obtain electricity for the day worker center, which has operated in Laguna Canyon for two decades. Since...

Belly Dancers Invite All to Join In

Laguna local Jheri St. James, an award-winning dancer and instructor, will offer a free preview of a belly dancing class from 7:30-9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, in Studio 2 at the Susi Q. Community Center, 380 Third St. The evening will include live performances, refreshments, and...

Parade Committee Announces Contest Winners

Colleen Turner has been named the winner of the Thurston Middle School essay contest by the Patriot’s Day Parade committee. The eighth grader is a student in Laura Silver’s English class. Max Casper, a member of the LBHS 2018 graduating class and a student in Kerry...

Chamber Awards Spirit Winners

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce held its annual Board member Installation and Spirit of Laguna Awards Dinner at seven-degrees on January 23. City Council member Toni Iseman last month swore in a new board of the Chamber of Commerce, which will be led in 2015 by Gregg Abel as...

Seniors At Work on a Three-Year Plan

Laguna Beach Seniors is undertaking a three-year strategic plan to expand programming through the Susi Q with the aim of making the facility on Third Street a hub for services that reach into the community. As the center is nearing its capacity serving 6,000 people a quarter,...