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 Piano Studio Holds Annual Concert

Piano Studio Holds Annual Concert

The Laguna Beach Piano Studio will hold their 32nd annual concert hosted by Director Dr. Jung Sook French at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Laguna Hills Community Center and library, 25555 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills. An array of music will be presented. A dinner of international fare will be served. Please observe the […]

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Indy onArts Calendar

Indy onArts Calendar

Friday, Oct. 10 Work Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. “Year of Magical Thinking”, 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. 949 497-2787. DJ Flex, 9:30 p.m., White House, 340 S. Coast Hwy. Kim Wilson’s All-star blues band, 8 p.m., […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Alex Monda, son of Michele and Emil Monda of Laguna Beach, earned a spot on the Dean’s List at Boston University for the second semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. Monda, now a sophomore, is studying business. He also competed with the BU men’s team in national gymnastics contest in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Surf Team Rides Against Newport Harbor

Surf Team Rides Against Newport Harbor

The high school surf team’s season began at Thalia Street Beach last week with new and returning surfers. Freshmen Jeremy Shutts put in a top-notch performance to secure a second in shortboard, while Willy Hogan came in fourth. A welcome addition to the team, newcomer Noah North, who relocated from Australia, placed second in his […]

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Young Racer Takes the ‘S’ Curves

Young Racer Takes the ‘S’ Curves

Nicolai Elghanayan, 20, took third place in the top division of the Lotus Cup, held at the Sonoma Raceway, a 2.52-mile road course and drag strip, on Sept. 20-21, according to the race website. His father and Laguna Beach resident Jeff Elghanayan trained his son beginning in middle school to build, control, and race cars. […]

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New Owner Nets Big Fish

New Owner Nets Big Fish

Jim Walker and Louie Feinstein, owners of The Bungalow restaurant in Corona del Mar, say they acquired of The House of Big Fish and Ice Cold Beer and will rename the popular Laguna Beach restaurant Big Fish Tavern effective Nov. 1. The deal announced Thursday, Oct. 9, saves the planned closure of the restaurant, which […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

The Glass artist Maggie Spencer welcomes visitors to her studio this weekend.Festival of Arts purchased Baldemar Fierro’s color photograph, “Favela Morro do Cantagalo,” an image of the slums above Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, to add to its own collection. Fierro exemplifies a new breed of photographers, whose documentary work often reveals the incongruity […]

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Catch Ferguson Live!

Catch Ferguson Live!

Trombonist Kurt Ferguson and Friends will be performing in the Live! at the Museum concert series at the Laguna Art Museum from 7- 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9. Ferguson is the music director at the Cate School in Santa Barbara. Live! at the Museum is free to museum members and to non-members with museum admission. […]

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On the Table

On the Table

Hockey Player’s Tavern Also Scores Selanne Steak Tavern in Laguna Beach received two of 26 awards at the third annual Golden Foodie Awards, held in Newport Beach. About 300 people attended the awards to honor the best local independent and chef-driven restaurants. Teemu Selanne, the highest scoring Finn in NHL history when he retired this […]

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Journalist Discusses Novel on Bush Presidency

Journalist Discusses Novel on Bush Presidency

New York-based author and former Orange County Register journalist Kira Peikoff will be at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, to discuss her second novel, “No Time to Die” at 6 p.m. on Friday Oct. 3. The book was inspired by her experience reporting from the White House in 2006 when President Bush announced […]

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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 […]