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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. […]

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What’s Sprouting

What’s Sprouting

Nurturing Plants That Heal The public is invited to Jessica McLeish’s free workshop on Healing Foods in the South Laguna Community Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12. McLeish will share her knowledge of the healing properties of plant-based foods and how eating certain foods may help counteract ailments. The garden is at Eagle Rock […]

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Design Professional Wins Award

Design Professional Wins Award

Laguna Beach architect Bob McGraw received a customer satisfaction award from Houzz, a home remodeling and design website. Users of the site, which has 16 million monthly visitors, chose McGraw. Winners receive a “Best of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles.

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Laguna Tests Tsunami Planning

Laguna Tests Tsunami Planning

Laguna Beach’s first-responders participated in a statewide tsunami exercise last month, working through a tabletop drill of the challenges whipped up by a 8.2 magnitude earthquake off the Alaskan coast that put the Californian coastline into a tsunami watch. Laguna Beach holds certification through the National Weather Service as a TsunamiReady city because of simulations […]

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Rhythm Riders Pedal for Food

Rhythm Riders Pedal for Food

In its first five years in business, stationary bikers – or “spinners” – have flocked to Shelley Arends’ tidy studio on the second floor of the Village Faire building. To mark this milestone of her business success, Arends and her physically fit crew are holding “Six for Five,” a food drive to collect the top six […]

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Plan a Park Hike

Plan a Park Hike

April 11 and 18 Wild Tales, story telling.10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Learn about the natural history of the Newport Bay through crafts, hands-on activities and nature walks. Upper Newport Bay, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, $5 per student, free parking, 949 923-2290 Ages 2 to 8 years. Space is limited and pre-registration required at 949 […]

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Gates, Ekstrom Receive Art Stars Awards

Gates, Ekstrom Receive Art Stars Awards

  Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts recognized its stars and paid tribute to renowned Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St.Clair at the eighth annual Art Star Awards on Sunday. About 260 attended the event at Seven Degrees, which included a red carpet reception set to music by Laguna Concert Band’s Swing Set. Even chair Wayne […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Studying Oil Painting and Native Creatures Enjoy an informative tour of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center on Saturday, April 12, with a close-up view of live sea lions, followed by a hands-on art project, taught by a professional instructor Mary Hurlbut. Everyone takes home finished art. Beginners are welcome and all supplies are included. The fee […]

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Spring Delicacies Season New Menu

Spring Delicacies Season New Menu

English peas, sugar snap pea vines, asparagus, artichokes and sweet onions are incorporated into 10 new dishes on the menu at The Deck, 627 Sleepy Hollow Lane, next door to the newly renamed Driftwood Kitchen, due to open this summer. Chef Rainier Schwarz, who trained in Switzerland and was mentored by Joachim Splichal, says “By […]

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Culture for Kids

Culture for Kids

My Hero Project Jumps into Two Festivals My Hero Project will be leading a free, hands-on art project at the Laguna Art Museum on Saturday, April 12, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., part of the annual Imagination Celebration. Artworks completed at the museum will be featured on My Hero’s website, www.myhero.com. My Hero will […]