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Reward Offered for Tips on Sea Lion Poisoning

An animal rights group is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever poisoned more than a dozen sea lions with chlorine at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach. “It takes an appalling disregard for others to...

Somber Parade Sets Out

A usually joyful experience will take on darker undertone Wednesday, May 20, during the Ride of Silence, when local cyclists set out at 7 p.m. from Heisler Park to honor 13 cyclists who died in bike accidents in Orange County since 2014. The ride’s intent is to honor those...

Pacific Blue Yoga Studio Changes Name and Enhances Offerings

Bikram Yoga Laguna Beach has officially become Pacific Blue Yoga. The studio remains under the same management but is expanding to offer more classes in other styles of yoga. They have also remodeled with new high-tech flooring and other improvements. Pacific Blue Yoga’s stated...

Personnel File

Cosmetic Dentist Earns His Peers Praise Dentist Nicholas C. Davis, a long time Laguna Beach resident who practices in Newport Beach, has been named an accredited fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He says he is one of only two dentists in the county to achieve...

Clinic Raises Funds, Hope at Annual Event

An annual Cinco de Mayo fundraiser for the Laguna Beach Community Clinic was attended by nearly 200 supporters and raised $85,000 in support of its Women’s Health Programs on Sunday, May 3. Board president George Heed announced that a $20,000 challenge grant of the board’s pooled...

Volunteers Plea to Restock Food Pantry

Volunteers from the Laguna Beach Interfaith Council will be collecting donations of nonperishable food between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at three local grocery stores on Saturday, May 16. The most-needed items are breakfast cereal, canned tuna, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, and pasta...

Intervention Aid Receives State Honor

Margaret Warder, a Top of the World Elementary intervention assistant, is one of five members of the California School Employees Association singled out for recognition statewide. She was recognized at this week’s school board meeting as well. “When I received the call that I was...

El Morro Staff Supports English Learners

District administrators nominated El Morro Elementary School Principal Chris Duddy and kindergarten teacher Mary Blanton for their contributions in promoting success for English learner students. Along with other nominees from other school districts, they will be attending the OC...

Students Meet Imagination Challenge

Last spring, 19 Thurston Middle School students on four teams, led by science teacher Inouye Wu, participated for the first time in the Destination Imagination Challenge regional tournament in El Cajon. Three teams advanced to the state competition, The 4 Technoteers, Brilliant...

Class Notes

Testing Readiness at Open House Parents and their preschool children are invited to an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, to try out a school readiness program located in room 90, above the Laguna Beach High School pool, 670 Park Ave. The Learning Link program...

New Baas Collection Opens

Laguna Beach-based artist Jacobus Baas will premiere 35 new oils this Saturday, May 16, in his show “Chasing The Light” at Pacific Edge Gallery, 540 S Coast Hwy. There will be an artist reception open to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. and the show will continue through...

Concert Celebrates Booking Company’s Second Year

A line up of several rock groups perform Friday, May 22 at the Laguna Beach Woman’s Club in “Dramarama Rock ’n’ Roll Circus II.” Event production company Tightrope Entertainment celebrates its second year with the concert where a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 15 Classical chamber musicians El Re’al Players, 6:30 p.m., Sunset Serenade in Heisler Park Amphitheater. Free. Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Sabrina Lentini, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Boogie Knights, 8...

Locals Compete in OC Track Meet

Twenty boys and girls aged 5 to 14 participated in the Orange County Track and Field Championships at Laguna Hills High School on May 3. Half of the local contingent placed in the top four of their respective age division events and are moving on to the Southern California...