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Jean Paul Gets in a Final Word: Goodbye

Jean Paul Gets in a Final Word: Goodbye

Even before its doors opened, a sizeable crowd lined up outside Jean Paul’s Goodies in North Laguna last Saturday, Aug. 9, mourning the final hours of a Laguna Beach institution and commiserating over an alternate source of caffeine and camaraderie. After 35 years and several competitors, Jean Paul Leguy turned in the key to the […]

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Church Blesses Scout’s Benches

Church Blesses Scout’s Benches

Church member Brantlee Griffith, who built three courtyard benches for the Neighborhood Congregational Church for his Eagle Scout service project, will be honored Sunday, Aug. 17, at the 10 a.m. worship service. “I wanted the benches to reflect the community. One uses skimboards for the back of the bench to recognize the surf culture, and […]

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Benefits and Benefactors

Benefits and Benefactors

Home Raffle Keeps Ocean Institute Afloat Tickets are available for the 10th annual Laguna Beach Gold Coast Million Dollar Home Raffle benefiting the Ocean Institute of Dana Point, a non-profit dedicated to ocean preservation through education. The grand prize winner, selected on Nov. 8, may choose between a Laguna Beach home and $1 million in […]

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Indy Calendar

Indy Calendar

Friday, Aug. 15 Hempstring Orchestra, 7 p.m. Cliff Restaurant’s Fireside Theater. Desperado, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930 Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777 Saturday, Aug. 16 Farmers Market, Lumberyard Parking Lot next to City Hall. 8 a.m-noon. Past Action Heroes, […]

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Sawdust Reanimates the Fab Four

Sawdust Reanimates the Fab Four

The Sawdust Art Festival presents its annual Beatles Day this Saturday, Aug. 16. Beatles classics will be covered on all three entertainment stages throughout the day, ‘60s era art and craft projects will be featured at the Children’s Art Spot and Studio One, and Euro specials will be offered at the Sawdust Saloon. The festival […]

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Authors of Laguna Valentine Find a New Venue

Authors of Laguna Valentine Find a New Venue

Sally Eastwood and Helen Polins-Jones, the author and illustrator of the recently published “101 Things to Love About Laguna Beach,” will be at the Festival of Arts gift shop from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 to sign copies of their book. Polins-Jones, a watercolorist, will also be displaying her original illustrations for the […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Festival Rounds Up Artists for a Horse Benefit Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival joins the fight to protect wild horses with selected exhibitors sharing in the painting of an official wild horse sculpture, which will be sold to support Return to Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary. Artists will paint live in front of Art-A-Fair through Monday, […]

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New Chief Climbs Aboard at Height of Fire Season

New Chief Climbs Aboard at Height of Fire Season

Edward Valdez stepped into the position of Laguna Beach fire division chief and fire marshal this week, a post vacant since December when Dan Stefano left to become chief of the Costa Mesa Fire Department. The responsibilities of a fire division chief include enforcing the California Fire Code and overseeing inspections of every business in […]

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	Local Lifeguards Stand Tall in State Contest

Local Lifeguards Stand Tall in State Contest

In the annual California Surf Lifesaving Association Regional Lifeguard Competition, Laguna Beach lifeguards led by team captain Gina Nourmohamadian, finished first place in its division, placing third overall, at Huntington State Beach. Nineteen lifeguard agencies took part in the competition held on Saturday, July 26. Laguna’s team was represented by 26 athletes. Ally McCormick led […]

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Surf Film Chronicles Pipe Dreams

Surf Film Chronicles Pipe Dreams

The South Coast Regency Theater will screen an unusual surf film Thursday, Aug. 14. “Beyond Sight, The Derek Rabelo Story” chronicles the three-year journey of Rabelo, born blind in Guarapari, Brazil, who endures grueling mental, physical and spiritual training to achieve his dream of surfing the Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu. Along the […]

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Stars Turn Out to Support Ocean Conservation

Stars Turn Out to Support Ocean Conservation

  Actor and film producer Leonardo DiCaprio is this year’s special guest at the SeaChange summer party Saturday, Aug. 16, taking place at a private home in Laguna Beach. DiCaprio will walk the red carpet when doors open at 6 p.m. The annual Orange County event benefits Oceana, founded in 2001 to focus on ocean […]

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Indy Calendar

Indy Calendar

Friday, Aug. 8 The Outriders, 6 p.m. Cliff Restaurant’s Fireside Theater. Los Rios Rock School, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930 Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777 Friday, Aug. 8 The Outriders, 6 p.m. Cliff Restaurant’s Fireside Theater. Los Rios Rock […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Rarely Seen Paintings On Display Gallery McCollum opens “A California Tradition” exhibition, featuring 12 of the top California landscape artists, spanning three generations, from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9. The artists range from two historical California painters including Joseph Kleitsch and William Wendt, to three mid century California artists from the 1950s-1980s, including Michael […]

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Live! At the Museum Presents the Argus Quartet

Live! At the Museum Presents the Argus Quartet

Argus Quartet returns to the Laguna Art Museum for a free concert Thursday Aug. 14, from 7-8 p.m. Included in the performance will be “Ekphrasis,” a new music and dance commission by Laguna Beach Live!, Laguna Art Museum and Laguna Dance Festival. The Los Angeles-based string quartet is dedicated to challenging the musical status quo […]