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Lighting Entrepreneurs Flip the Switch

A decade since opening lighting shop Lightopia in Laguna Beach, the store will relocate by June to the Costa Mesa design center Soco and will hold a warehouse liquidation sale Saturday, April 30, at 1043 N. Coast Highway. Floor merchandise will be discounted over the next two...

Check Out Yoga and More at a Free Open House

Neighboring schools Cho’s Academy and Bala Shala, Yoga for Kids, will host the Woods Cove yoga collective open house offering free classes and activities for adults and kids on Saturday, April 30. Adult yoga classes will run from 9a.m.-12:30p.m. at Cho’s, 1966 S....

New FOA Artists Show Their Work

“Fresh Faces 2016,” an exhibit of works by artists newly juried into the Festival of Arts show, kicks off with a reception Saturday, April 30 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Wells Fargo building, 260 Ocean Ave. Selections from 15 of the show’s 18 new artists show a range of mediums...

Theater Aims to Raise “C” Level

No Square Theatre this weekend premiers a musical comedy workshop about the workplace. Bree Burgess Rosen, No Square’s artistic director, added “Below ‘C’ Level” to the season after hearing creator Bridget English’s first four songs. Directed by Paul Nygro with music directed by...

Mother’s Day Ideas

Laguna Beach’s longest standing Mother’s Day buffet returns to the Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway, Sunday, May 8. The buffet will take place between 9:30-3:30 p.m., in the Oceanview Bar & Grill as well as its neighboring Laguna Room. The buffet includes breakfast items,...

Hotel Owners Roll Out New Welcome Mats

Longtime owners of the Hotel Laguna, the Andersen family, has extended its hospitality to Dana Point with the opening of their new restaurant, Two Left Forks. Hotel Laguna’s Executive Chef Rob Hines will offer a menu featuring hazelnut-crusted goat cheese croquettes and bone-in...

Class Notes

Rotary Awards an Artist   Haru Agnes Urushido was honored as the April student of the month by Laguna Rotary Club. Haru’s recognition stems from her creativity in the Laguna Beach High School visual arts department. She is a prize winner in a a Japan high school art and...

Indy on Arts

Friday, April 29 “Below C Level,” 7 p.m., No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St. Also 4/30. Spring Dance Concert, 7 p.m., Laguna Beach High School, 625 Park Ave. Also 4/30. “Sex and Education,” 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets; 949 497-2787. Through 5/22....

Mountain Biker Injured in Cliff Fall

By George Gore Browne, Special to the Independent Mountain biker Chris Hukill is in critical condition after a 200-foot fall from a Laguna Beach trail Friday, April 22, which required rescuers reach him through steep terrain before he was airlifted for medical treatment,...

Garden Opens for Spring Fling

Enjoy music, potluck eats and an opportunity to see the latest garden attraction, “The Elf” by joining the Spring Fling Sunday, April 24, from 3-6 p.m. at the South Laguna Community Garden Park Bring drinks and a dish to share to Coast Highway at Eagle Rock Way. For more info:...

Seeking Peace Along a Common Scale

A benefit to fund weekend music immersion sessions for Christian, Jewish and Muslim teens is planned for 7 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Ave. Musician and local radio host Jason Feddy recently led a weekend of songwriting and...

Personnel File

Impact Giving Hires its First Director Impact Giving hired its first executive director, Jeanine Stafford, announced the women’s collective giving organization based in Laguna Beach. Chair Karen Wilson said Stafford was selected because of her 25 years of experience working in...

Elementary Schools Earn State Awards

El Morro and Top of the World elementary schools were selected as part of the Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program and will be honored at next school board meeting Tuesday, April 26. The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award, which replaces the California Distinguished Schools...