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Rotary Shows Off Motor Spirit

Rotary Shows Off Motor Spirit

The 11th annual Laguna Beach Classic Car Show returns on Sunday, Oct. 5, with 140 vintage and antique cars on display from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the city parking lot opposite the Festival of Arts on Laguna Canyon Road. Hundreds of car enthusiasts will attend this invitational event organized by Laguna Beach Rotary […]

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Survivor Appreciates Every Day

Survivor Appreciates Every Day

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Laguna Beach resident Stephan Chapman had just started a new job and was settling into a new apartment when he was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma last January. The 25-year-old’s goals, such as returning to Saddleback College and enjoying surfing, immediately changed. Without medical insurance and unable to work, friends […]

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Garden Club Unfurls a Novice Rose Show

Garden Club Unfurls a Novice Rose Show

Garden Club members and the public are invited to enter the club’s novice rose show, 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, on the Laguna Presbyterian Church patio, 415 Forest Ave. Exhibitors are encouraged to enter a single stem rose starting to unfurl. Rose entry must be on the Exhibition Table in Tankersley Hall by 9:55 a.m.  All […]

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Benefits and Benefactors

Benefits and Benefactors

A Cool Cat Throws Party Enjoy Blue Cat Martinis, appetizers, desserts and raffle prizes at the Meow Mixer at Madison Square Garden and Café, 320 N. Coast Highway from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12. Tickets are $25-$30 and can be purchased at www.bluebellcats.org or by calling: 949-547-2222. All proceeds will benefit the community cat […]

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Indy on Arts Calendar

Indy on Arts Calendar

Friday, Oct. 3 Hollywood U2, $10 cover, 9:30 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Nate Hancock and the Declaration, 7-10 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. ABC, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930. $30. Salsa 101 workshop with Salsa Caliente, free, 8 p.m., Soka University, […]

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Coffee Break Snaphot

Coffee Break Snaphot

New School Year Off to a Running Start Sherine Smith, the superintendent of the Laguna Beach school district, along with principals and administrators explained how staff is preparing students for the future, at the school year’s first Coffee Break, the monthly parent education program organized by the PTA Council. Smith described how schools are integrating […]

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Local Woman Finishes 100 Mile Run

Local Woman Finishes 100 Mile Run

Laguna Beach resident Jenn Prewitt completed the remote and rugged Pine to Palms 100 Mile Endurance Run earlier this month. The course traverses the Siskiyou mountain range and starts in Williams, Ore., on its way east to Ashland climbing 20,000 feet. Prewitt’s mother, Cindy, accompanied her and provided supplies at aid stations along the way. […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Local Heads East Laguna Beach High School graduate, Nathaniel L. Colburn, son of Susan Anderson and Bolton Colburn of Aliso Viejo, will attend Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. Colburn was selected from a pool of 5,071 applicants to the college and joins a class of 470. Swim Training Starts for Youngsters= Swim Team Prep at […]

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Divers May Snag a Research Grant

Divers May Snag a Research Grant

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Local Amber Jackson and her scuba diving partner Emily Callahan are finalists in Expedition Granted, National Geographic’s search to find the next generation of explorers. One of the ten finalists will win $50,000 to fund their dream expedition, the magazine announced last week. Jackson, a UC Berkeley graduate, met […]

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Prepare for Taste of Laguna and Business Expo

Prepare for Taste of Laguna and Business Expo

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the Annual Taste of Laguna from 5:30-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The chamber brings together Laguna’s culinary prowess and unique businesses to transform the Festival of the Arts grounds into a magical food and business district for one evening. Bites ranging from sizzling grilled meats to […]

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Benefits

Benefits

  Roll Out the Barrel for Oktoberfest   Dawson Cole Fine Art hosts an Oktoberfest celebration in their sculpture garden, 326 Glenneyre St., from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8. Beer, wine, German food and music are included in the $75 per person, tax-deductible, ticket. Tables for six or 10 are also available from $450 to […]

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Personnel File

Personnel File

Montage Gets New Director   Rick Riess was appointed the new managing director of Montage Laguna Beach, the town’s largest hotel and one of its largest employers. A veteran hospitality executive, Riess has managed resorts from Napa Valley to South Carolina, Hawaii and Mexico. He serves on the board of the American Hotel and Lodging […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Visitors Enter the Artist’s Studio for a Night With tarps and tables, cans of paints and palette knifes, visitors to The Signature Gallery will get a glimpse inside a working artist studio during the Thursday, Oct. 2, Artwalk. Artist Allen McKenzie will be demonstrating his thick textured painting style from 6-9 p.m. on 220 Forest […]

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Keeping the Essence Alive and Well

Keeping the Essence Alive and Well

Local music promoter Tightrope Entertainment has teamed up with world-champion skimboarder Bill Beaker Bryan to create Locals Wednesday at Ocean Avenue Brewery, 237 Ocean Ave. Musicians perform live while Bryan’s 10th Street Bros.’ skimboarding video is shown and local artist John Chaney paints live and displays artwork for sale on a corner of the patio, […]

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Indy on Arts Calendar

Indy on Arts Calendar

Friday, Sept. 26 Blind Boys of Alabama, 9 p.m., $40 in advance, Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Kalama Bros., 7-10 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Jazz singer Erika Davies, free Sunset Serenade concert, Heisler Park Amphitheatre, 5:30 p.m. “Menopause: The Musical,” Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd. 949 497-ARTS. Through 9/28. […]