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LBHS Polo Star Signs With Stanford

Stanford University’s women’s water polo program signed six prep standouts to national letters of intent, including Makenzie Fischer of Laguna Beach, head coach John Tanner announced Wednesday. Fischer is one of just two high school students and the only member of the class of...

Breaking News: Rock’N Fish’s closure in Laguna Beach

November 11, 2014 Below is an open letter from the owners of Rock’N Fish Laguna Beach who closed their doors yesterday for the last time. Friends and Family, With great sadness we are announcing Rock’N Fish’s closure in Laguna Beach. We have developed many friendships and loyal...

Celebrating Patriotic Service

Legion Marks Veterans Day With Pageantry The community is welcome to join the American Legion at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in honoring veterans for their service at Legion Hall, 384 Legion St. Mayor Pro Tem Bob Whalen will join keynote speaker Frank Daniel, commander of VFW Post...

To Re-invision Downtown, Planners Take Their Ideas Into the Street

A portion of Ocean Avenue will undergo a transformation Saturday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. with examples of mini parks, curb extensions for pedestrians and seating areas. The so-called pop-up downtown serves as a way of soliciting public feedback on city planner’s...

Another LBHS Drama Fledgling Bitten by the Bug

By Donna Furey | LB Indy For five weeks last summer, Laguna Beach resident Sawyer Pierce rehearsed with cast and crew in Louisiana for his walk-on part in the recently released hit movie “Maze Runner.” Despite the stultifying heat and humidity and a brown recluse spider bite that...

Art Seen

Opening a Window Into the Chouinard Legacy McCollum opens an exhibit showcasing the Chouinard Foundation, whose collection includes numerous works donated by students and instructors from the legendary Choinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. The opening is from 6 to 9 p.m....

On the Table

Broadway Infuses Dinner With Local Flavor The monthly wine dinner at Broadway by Amar Santana on Nov. 12, showcases Arrow and Branch wines from the Napa Valley vineyard of Laguna Beach residents Steve and Seanne Contursi. The couple and their winemaker, Jennifer Williams, whose...

The Upside Hits the Downbeat in Museum Concert

The Upside trio of flute, percussion and bass performs at the Laguna Art Museum on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. The classical and jazz cross-over ensemble are graduates of the country’s top conservatories who collaborate on music from Bach to Brubeck. The concert presented by...

Personnel File

Police Welcome a New Recruit Ranger, a two-year old Belgium Malinois, became the newest member of the Laguna Beach Police Department, picked up last Friday, Oct. 31, from a breeder in Riverside. Lt. Jeff Calvert, Sgt. Eric Lee and new canine handler Officer Zach Fillers escorted...

Helping Girls Attain Their Potential

Even as teenager Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, the youngest ever Nobel Prize recipient, advocates for female education, many Orange County girls also struggle to become educated and lead productive lives. Helping equip girls mostly from low-income families navigate gender,...

Good Causes

Brunch Welcomes Four-Legged Friends Friends of Laguna Beach Dog Park host their annual fundraiser, My Best Friends Brunch, Sunday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tivoli Too!, 777 Laguna Canyon Road. For $25, two-legged folks and their four-legged friends can enjoy brunch,...

Lend A Hand Ending Hunger

Myriad opportunities exist for those who seek to play a role in ending hunger and homelessness in Laguna Beach, said Faye Chapman, who chairs the city’s Housing and Human Services committee. November is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness month, which kicked off with this...

Experience Fall in Guided Park Hikes

Friday, Nov. 7, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., ages 8 and up can meet at the Nix Nature Center for a two mile walk to Orange County’s only natural lake while learning about native plants with a volunteer naturalist. Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. until noon ages 12 and up can take a...

A New Jewel in the Family Crown

Senior singles player Summer Dvorak won the 2014 Orange Coast League singles title without losing a single game in the process sweeping all four matches to the crown. The senior will be playing for Vanderbilt next season. Her father, Dusty, was an all-CIF basketball and...

Sets of Brothers Score Well Against Newport Harbor

Freshman Jake Levine was Laguna Beach High School’s lone first place finisher in the boys short board division surf competition on Wednesday, Oct. 29 against Newport Harbor. His older brother Zach Levine had a great heat of his own and finished with a second. The Chapman twins,...