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American Composers Festival Features Exceptional Organists

Organ virtuosos led by Pacific Symphony conductor Carl St.Clair will be performed Sunday, Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Segerstom Center in Costa Mesa as part of the composers festival. Joining members of the symphony are Jacobs and Bull, Frederick Swann and Craig Williams. Tickets...

Chamber Announces ‘Spirit’ Winners

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce presented 13 Spirit of Laguna awards during its board installation last Friday, Jan. 29. President Larry Nokes emcee’d with co-host Pat Kollenda. Mayor Steve Dicterow presided over the installation and swore in the directors. Also in...

Parade Honorees Receive Early Attention

The Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade Association holds its brunch for honorees beginning at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. The parade steps off next month, Saturday, March 5. This year’s honorees include grand marshal Kelly Boyd, patriot...

Garden Club Offers a Living Valentine

All are invited to the Laguna Beach Garden Club’s Friday, Feb. 12, meeting when the annual Valentine container auction takes place at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. Registration and social hour is from 9:30-10 a.m. Purchase a unique gift for that special someone and...

Personnel File

Former Mayor Egly Takes a New Post Jane Egly, former mayor and former Laguna Beach County Water District director, has been appointed to the Laguna Beach County Water District’s water commission to fill a seat left vacant by the death of commission chair, Bruce R. Scherer, says a...

On the Pitch

Girls All-Star Soccer Team Triumphs   The Laguna Beach girls under 10 all-star team triumphed in the final 1-0 versus Mission Viejo. The team was in a three-way tie for second place and the section decided to hold two semi-finals. Laguna edged out San Juan in a shoot out to...

Chef’s Challenge Whips Up Donors

SchoolPower’s seventh annual Chef Challenge, generously hosted by Cary and Suzanne Redfearn at Lumberyard restaurant, treated 130 guests to a lively dinner while raising $9,516 for Laguna Beach schools. Principals of the four Laguna schools teamed up and selected competing...

Community Clinic Receives Major Gift

A local couple has contributed the largest gift the Laguna Beach Community Clinic has received to date to ensure the clinic’s ongoing operations.

Schools Approve New Classes, Safety Measures

Come spring, as students peruse their list of class choices, they will find for the first time Mandarin Chinese among the language courses offered at Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School.

Food Pantry Bags a Gift at Store’s Opening

In opening a new grocery store at 26560 Moulton Parkway in Laguna Hills, the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation donated a check for $2,500 to the Laguna Food Pantry and local campus New Vista School for special-needs learners, says a statement. The new Smart & Final...

American Legion Honors Laguna’s Finest

The veterans of Laguna Beach American Legion honored three public servants from the police and fire departments Thursday, Jan. 21. Firefighter-paramedic Alex Pacheco was honored as firefighter of the year and Jeff Zaccaro was honored among reserves. James Michaud was honored as...

Personnel File

Council Fills Two Openings Adam Schwerner was selected to serve on the city’s Art Commission by a 4-1 vote of the City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Mayor Steve Dicterow dissented. Lisa Berman and Denise Ford also applied for the post. The same day, the council also selected Caren...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Jan. 29 Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $10. Alisa Eisenberg, 6 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Jackie Pember & Robert Jon, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-4500 Downtown Country Club, 9 p.m.,...