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Friday, May 27 Four singer-songwriters, 6:30 p.m. Sunset Serenade, Heisler Park Amphitheater. Free. Brian Roarke Duo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. Adam Lasher, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Slingshot, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave....

Local Gardener Turns Off the Tap

The South Coast Water District recognized Laguna Beach resident Sharleen Sweeney as water saver of the month in May. Sweeny ripped out 4,000 sq. ft. of creeping lilyturf (Liriope) and transformed her front yard into a drought-tolerant garden, complete with a dry rock creek bed....

Personnel File

Non-profit Law Firm Expands Orange County attorney and UCLA School of Law graduate Leslie Bigler Lindgren recently joined the non-profit Laguna Beach law firm Seaside Legal Services. Established in 2013 by local attorney A. Jane Fulton, Seaside Legal Services provides legal...

Class Notes

Rotary Spotlights Two Students The Laguna Beach Rotary Club honored Malia Helms and Drake Butler as Laguna Beach High School scholar athletes. Malia received awards for sportsmanship in varsity tennis and math. She plans to attend UC Davis and major in bio-engineering while...

Students Score Points in Ceramic Exhibit

Three ceramic students from the Festival of Arts Youth Arts Education classes received honors from the 19th annual K-12 Ceramic Exhibition in Kansas City, Mo. Their work, selected from among hundreds of entries nationwide, was exhibited at the Kansas City Convention Center in...

Date Set for Sand Volleyball Tournament

The men’s Laguna Open sand volleyball tournament, with a $5,000 payoff for the winner, is scheduled for Main Beach June 4 and 5. Sponsors receive a package of benefits including a two-day booth at Main Beach to promote a business or cause, VIP seating and a tax deduction....

Kraft Animates ‘Signs of Life’

Writer Randy Kraft will discuss her newest book, “Signs of Life,” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. “Signs of Life” is about love, loss, friendship, secrets, the right to die and the right to choose how to live. Kraft first wrote the book...

On the Table

Sapphire Dinner Features Paso Robles Wine Boutique winery owners Howie and Bev Steinbeck will be on hand to greet guests at a spring wine dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Sapphire Laguna, 1200 S. Coast Highway. A five-course tasting menu created by Chef Azmin Ghahreman will...

Clinic Backers Demonstrate Their Support

More than 140 locals attended the Laguna Beach Community Clinic’s Cinco de Mayo fundraiser, contributing $176,000 to help fund a healthy community initiative, says a clinic statement. Patient Robin Agers described turning to the clinic for help to guests who attended the event at...

City Manager Speaks to Business Club

Laguna Beach City Manager John Pietig will discuss current and future initiatives and the city’s financial condition at a Business Club breakfast meeting Thursday, May 19. The 7:30 a.m. meeting begins with a buffet breakfast at Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway. Non-members are...

Personnel File

Pantry Hires a Director   The Laguna Food Pantry named local Justin Myers as its part-time director. Myers, who runs an event planning and catering company, also serves as president of Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association and is a member of other local boards. He will be...

New Jacobus Baas Exhibit Opens

  “California Impressions,” a new show of over 30 oils painted on location throughout California by Jacobus Baas will open this Saturday, May 14, at Pacific Edge Gallery in Laguna Beach. The show will kick off with a public reception for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. and...

Teacher’s Aide Receives White House Honor

  Margaret Warder, a Laguna Beach school district teaching assistant, was absent from class this week due to a ceremony Wednesday, May 11, in Washington, D.C., where she and nine other classified school employees from elsewhere in the nation were honored by the White House...

Class Notes

Registration Opens for Preschoolers Parents of youngsters 2 ½ to 5 can register for Learning Link, a no cost program to improve early childhood development, on Monday, May 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, May 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. at 811 Manzanita Dr., Room 90, above the...