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Laguna Joins Same-Sex Marriage Court Brief

Mayor Bob Whalen joined 225 other mayors in signing onto a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court to end marriage discrimination nationwide, the city manager said in a statement. The brief includes signatures from mayors in town ranging from Thompson, N.D., with a...

Class Notes

District Spotlights its Employee of the Year El Morro Elementary maintenance worker Diego Perez, a 16-year employee of the school district, was named employee of the year. “His skill level, attention to detail, and passion to support our schools clearly set him apart and make it...

Athletes Receive Winter All-League Honors

Girls Water Polo (OCL 1st Place) Co-MVP Makenzie Fischer (Sr) Aria Fischer (So) First Team Holly Parker (Jr) Bella Baldridge (So) Mia Salvini (Jr) Second Team Haley Evans (Jr) Natalie Selin (Jr)     Boys Basketball (OCL 3rd Place) First Team Blake Burzel (Fr) Second...

Thurston’s Surf Team Wins 2nd at State Championships

The Thurston Middle School Division 1 surf team took second place this past weekend at the National Scholastic Surfing Association state championship at Church Beach at San Onofre. This was the first time Thurston has entered a team, and their second place finish has qualified...

Still Time to Enter Track Meet

The city’s annual Boys & Girls Track Meet is planned for 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 20, at Laguna Beach High School. All children born in or after the year 2000 who reside in or attend school within the Laguna Beach Unified School District boundaries are invited to attend....

Parade Steps Off With Last Year’s Lineup

By Donna Furey | LB Indy The 49th Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade, scheduled to step off at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, will closely mirror what was planned in 2014 for the 48th parade, which was cancelled due to rain. A definite bonus for this year’s parade goers are the free...

Correction:

The article “Author Unearths a Little-Known Family Treasure” in the Feb. 27 edition, imprecisely described Katie Lang’s discovery about her father, which was that he was Jewish. It also did not fully describe how he was able to immigrate; he had relatives who vouched to support...

Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

Monarch butterfly expert and author Susie Vanderlip describes how to lure Monarch butterflies to home gardens at a meeting of the Laguna Beach Garden Club Friday, March 13. The 9:30 a.m. meeting is free and takes place at Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave.  ...

Final Open Studios Tour Set for Saturday

Observe 31 artists working in a spectrum of art media during Laguna Beach Artist Open Studios, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. Participants can catch the free shuttle from the ACT V parking lot, 1900 Laguna Canyon Road, and take advantage of free...

The Moon Police Return to Their Roots

The sounds of violinist Doug Miller, multi-instrumentalist Brent Samson and Shane Anderson on bass are returning at 7 p.m. on March 14, to Laguna’s Fellowship Hall, 429 Cypress Dr. The Moon Police, an acoustic folk jazz ensemble play a blend of classic and bluesy music with...

Fashion Authority Struts Into Town

“America’s Next Top Model” judge and fashion photographer Nigel Barker will be at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, to discuss and sign his new book, “Models of Influence.” Tickets are $40 plus tax and include a copy of the book, which can...

Deadline Nears for Scholarship Applications

The Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation will once again award LBHS seniors more than $300,000 in scholarships this year. From journalism to robotics, athletics to humor, 156 graduating students can apply to over 250 scholarships in 13 different categories. The...

Class Notes

Boston Students Make the Grade Three Laguna Beach residents, students at Boston University, have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester. They are Haley Castuera, Alexander Monda and Morgan Myers. Youngsters Learn to Make Art A hands-on workshop taught by professional...

Local to Compete in Horse Competition

Laguna local Nicole Bhathal will compete with her Oldenburg gelding, Sir Cedrik, in the Capistrano Dressage International contest on March 20-22 at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano. Their first appearance as a team was in Del Mar last month. World...

Historian Revisits New Deal’s Impact in OC

History scholar Charles Epting will revisit New Deal era landmarks in Orange County at a free 7:30 p.m. Laguna Beach Historical Society presentation Tuesday, March 10, at Laguna Beach City Hall. The program will include a visual tour of the buildings, bridges, and other...