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GOP Names New Leader Laguna Beach Republicans elected Fletcher Berryman as its new president, succeeding outgoing leader Howard Hills. “We are going to build the broadest possible coalition of people in Laguna Beach who love our town and love liberty,” Berryman said in a...

New Bossa Improvises Brazilian Jazz

Brazilian Jazz vocalist and guitarist Teka and NewBossa Quartet will perform at 6 p.m. in the winter jazz series Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd. A native of São Paulo, Téka fuses the rhythms and harmonies of Brazil with the improvisation of jazz, a...

Treats for Your Valentine

Jumping in for Splashes Splashes Restaurant, at the Surf and Sand Resort, is offering a special menu for Valentine’s Day featuring oyster appetizers and chocolate mousse desserts. To celebrate all weekend, the Two If By Sea package offers overnight accommodations, spa treatments...

Bud Unfurls Nature’s Mystery

By Donna Furey | LB Indy A unique, trademarked rose whose open petals form a heart arrives just in time for Valentine’s Day. Ben and Ava Arman’s recently established, Color Blast Flowers, at 210 N. Coast Highway, are one of the only florists in the area to stock the unusual rose....

New Director Possesses a Can-Do Attitude

By Donna Furey | LB Indy One of the first tasks Mary Schmidt assigned herself as executive director of the South County Cross-cultural Council was to write a grant proposal to obtain electricity for the day worker center, which has operated in Laguna Canyon for two decades. Since...

Belly Dancers Invite All to Join In

Laguna local Jheri St. James, an award-winning dancer and instructor, will offer a free preview of a belly dancing class from 7:30-9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, in Studio 2 at the Susi Q. Community Center, 380 Third St. The evening will include live performances, refreshments, and...

Parade Committee Announces Contest Winners

Colleen Turner has been named the winner of the Thurston Middle School essay contest by the Patriot’s Day Parade committee. The eighth grader is a student in Laura Silver’s English class. Max Casper, a member of the LBHS 2018 graduating class and a student in Kerry...

Chamber Awards Spirit Winners

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce held its annual Board member Installation and Spirit of Laguna Awards Dinner at seven-degrees on January 23. City Council member Toni Iseman last month swore in a new board of the Chamber of Commerce, which will be led in 2015 by Gregg Abel as...

Seniors At Work on a Three-Year Plan

Laguna Beach Seniors is undertaking a three-year strategic plan to expand programming through the Susi Q with the aim of making the facility on Third Street a hub for services that reach into the community. As the center is nearing its capacity serving 6,000 people a quarter,...

An Exhilarating Race

Cub Scout Pack 35 ran their annual Pinewood Derby last week in Tankersley Hall at the Laguna Presbyterian Church. Derby cars are small wood models powered by gravity that the scouts make with assistance from their families and then race on a track. The event has been an important...

Festival of Arts Calls for Scholarship Applicants

Scholarship applications, due March 13, are now available online at the Festival’s website http://www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org or at the Festival of Arts office, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. An applicant must be a graduating high school senior who resides in Laguna Beach or attends...

Ideas for Your Valentine, Some Sugar Free

Join in a Pete Seeger Songfest All are welcome to honor folk legend Pete Seeger by joining composer/guitarist and collaborator Jim Scott in singing his well-loved songs at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach, 429 Cypress Dr. Order...

Church Respects Neighbors’ Appeal

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Neighbors and parishioners who’d been waging a quiet campaign against the placement of a cell phone antenna in the bell tower of the St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church on Temple Terrace won a collective victory last week when AT&T withdrew its...