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Foundation Seeks Tidepool Docents

The Laguna Ocean Foundation is currently seeking volunteers for their Tidewater Docent program, part of its effort to preserve the rocky intertidal habitat and educate beachgoers about the coastline’s natural resources. The next class training will be held from 6-8 p.m....

Surf Team Dominates Series

Laguna Beach High School was once again the big standout, taking almost every top spot in the various divisions at the second event of the Scholastic Surf Series Orange County High School League held in Huntington Beach on Saturday, Dec. 20. The LBHS surf team competed with St....

PTA Provides College Prep Panel

The next PTA Coffee Break program will feature a College Prep Panel at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach, 1085 Laguna Canyon Road. The panel will provide guidance to parents on what students should consider in choosing a school, writing a...

Top News Photos in Laguna Beach for 2014

A selection of the best news images of 2014 from the Laguna Beach Independent.

RSVP for New Year’s Eve, the First Scene in 2015

Caviar with a Champagne toast, Maine diver scallops, black truffle-stuffed pheasant and bison striploin are on the New Year’s Eve menu at Selanne Steak Tavern, 1464 S. Coast Highway, in Laguna Beach. A five-course tasting menu and live entertainment is available at two seatings...

Casting Call for Pageant Volunteers

Producers of the Pageant of the Masters’ 2015 show, “The Pursuit of Happiness,” are looking for men, women and children to volunteer in the summer production. People of all sizes and ages are needed to be cast members in the tableaux vivants and a casting call will be held Jan....

Ring In the New Year with Rita

  The Laguna Playhouse welcomes comedienne Rita Rudner with her new show “Rita Rudner: Out with the Old, In with the Rita,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd.             Rudner delivers hilarious and witty observations on everyday...

MacGillvray’s Whale of a Tale Comes to the Big Screen

Golden Globe nominee Ewan McGregor will narrate “Humpback Whales,” an underwater adventure documentary for IMAX and other giant-screen theaters directed by two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray. The film will be released beginning Feb. 13. Documentary...

Free Entry at Laguna Art Museum

As a gift to the community, art fans Jim Burba and Bob Hayes are underwriting a free day at the Laguna Art Musuem, allowing everyone to forego the cost of admission on Sunday, Dec. 28. The museum is currently exhibiting the works of sculptor Elizabeth Turk, artist Lita...

Thurston Hosts Parent Ed Night

“All Roads Lead to Calculus/ Statistics,” a parent education event presented by Patrick J. Callahan, will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13 in Thurston Middle School’s Black Box Theatre, 2100 Park Ave. He was asked back because parent feedback was so positive, said...

Resolve to Explore the Wilderness Park

On Jan. 1 ages 15 and up can raise heart rates and spirits on a strenuous and fast-paced, 6.5-mile hike with 700-ft. elevation gain, over very steep, uneven terrain with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers. Not for beginners. Hiking poles suggested. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park,...

Personnel File

Arts Groups Elect Pearson to their Board   Elizabeth Pearson, president and chief executive officer of Pacific Chorale in Santa Ana, has been selected to the board of the statewide arts advocacy organizations California Arts Advocates and Californians for the Arts. Pearson,...

Ocean Institute Begins Major Expansion

The Ocean Institute at Dana Point will begin an expansion of the learning center, which will include the addition of a hands-on interpretive center in the current courtyard and lobby area. The dock portion of the Seaside Learning Center opened in 2013 and installation of the...

Indy on Art Calendar

  Friday, Dec. 26 Andrew Bloom, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Tricia Freeman Band, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Waldo Bliss, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San...