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Survey Assesses Housing Needs of Seniors

Some local residents will soon receive a survey about an issue of concern to aging baby boomers and one that should concern their children, too. The survey probes establishing a concept in Laguna Beach that could help seniors remain in their own homes with the support of an array...

Picture This: Photo Contest Winners Announced

Indy photo contributor Mitch Ridder took first place in the city’s “My Laguna” photo contest in the adult category. Second and third place went to Allard van der Graaf and Cheyne Walls, respectively. In the youth category, winners were Charlie Dickerson, Chloe Mansour and Deja...

New Venue Offers Music, Art Classes

Creative Identity, an organization providing art and music education to the developmentally disabled since 1996, has opened a Laguna Beach branch at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Currently five students from the organization’s Anaheim branch are attending the local class,...

Personnel File

Laguna Women Celebrate the Joy of Giving   Laguna local Karen Wilson will serve as chair of Impact Giving, a women’s giving collective that funds non-profit organizations around the world. Recently, the organization made grants totaling $125,000 at its sixth annual awards...

Discuss Art with Festival Exhibitors

Rick Graves leads a panel discussion with artists who have made the leap from a different career during the first Art Talks at noon Thursday, July 9, held on the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Art Talks feature a different Festival of Arts exhibitor in an...

Buck Naked Band Rides Again

Members of the Western swing band Buck Naked and the Chapped Cheeks invite all to join them for music, dancing, and lots of laughs at the No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St., Thursday, July 9. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $20-$25; for $10 more, enjoy a BBQ dinner with the...

Summer Just Got Cooler

Laguna Beach residents Steve and Jim Muzzy and Dan Bolar helped raise $17 million to remodel Discovery Cube in Santa Ana with new exhibits. Kids can now design and build a space rover or satellite, take virtual helicopter tours or go on a digital scavenger hunt. The expansion...

R Star Receives Unexpected Windfall

Laguna local Mary Williams’ Lacewings Foundation made a $10,000 gift to aid the R Star Foundation in rebuilding quake-damaged villages in Nepal. “We are delighted and grateful,” said Rosalind Russell, founder of R Star, which began working in poor rural Nepalese villages in 2003....

Expect a Surprise Along the 405

Artist Zio Ziegler, who painted a mural in the Laguna Beach gallery Artists Republic during a recent show, will tackle a far larger canvas visible to motorists on the 405 freeway. Over three days, Ziegler plans to cover a 15,000 square foot exterior wall of Tillys Ecommerce...

Jazz Wednesdays Concert Sells Out

Tickets are on sale now for Laguna Beach Live!’s July 1 concert, The Latin Trumpet Summit, featuring trumpeters Bijon Watson and Gilbert Castellanos and players from other Latin jazz bands. The first summer jazz concert last week sold out. They take place on the patio overlooking...

Academy’s Students Medal in Contest

Cho’s Academy youth martial artists studio brought home several medals at the 22nd Annual International Tae Kwon Do Festival, held May 30 in the city of Industry. With 1,300 participants from nine countries, including Korea, Philippines, Tahiti and Pakistan, the Laguna Beach...

Graduates

Seniors Award Their Young Champion Laguna Beach High School student Diana Shirley received a $1,000 scholarship from the Laguna Beach Seniors. The grant was funded by Table Top Treasures, recycled treasures sold at bargain prices on Monday mornings at The Susi Q. The pop-up...

Local Rider Brings Home the Blue

Local Lori Savit won first place in the San Juan Capistrano Dressage Society Show riding Atticus in the Training 1 class on Friday, June 19. Atticus is owned by Maureen Hall. Savit began training in dressage in 2013 after years as an occasional trail rider. She founded Laguna...

Class Notes

Locals Now BU Grads Five Laguna Beach residents graduated from Boston University in May. Alexander Wheeler received his bachelor of arts in economics Lia Berger received her bachelor of science in communication. Morgan Myers received her bachelor of arts in chemistry and...