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Garden Club Tours Woods Cove

The annual Gate and Garden tour presented by the Laguna Beach Garden Club takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 1. The self-guided walking tour of eight gardens includes an undersea succulent garden, a proper English garden, orderly vegetable gardens and gently...

Gallery Exhibits Works by Ceramics Students

An opening night reception is planned Saturday, April 4, for Laguna Beach High School student artists, whose work is on display at the Coastal Eddy gallery, 1417 S. Coast Highway/ The reception runs from 5-8 p.m., while the exhibit runs through May 9. Participating students Ariel...

Class Notes

Grad Pays Back as Tech Entrepreneur Laguna Beach High School graduate Ladan Davia (’10) recently co-founded Excelerate Test Prep, a test preparation software and web platform that helps students study for the SAT. The no-cost software, available on http://www.extestprep.com,...

Freshman Diver Sets a Record

Freshman Liv Mitchell broke the Laguna Beach High School record for diving during her first varsity dive meet at the Mission Viejo Swimming and Diving Invitational on Saturday, March 28. The 14-year-old competed with 37 divers all trying to obtain the automatic CIF qualifying...

Author Pulls Family’s Exile Into a Novel’s Backstory

Aline Ohanesian, of San Juan Capistrano, remembers her Armenian great-grandmother telling the story of their family’s dramatic exile from Turkey during the Armenian genocide. Using her own family history as a starting point, the author has written “Orhan’s Inheritance,” a novel...

Laguna Dance Festival Offers A Master Class

Intermediate and advanced dance students, ages 12 and older, are invited to participate in a master class taught by dancer and choreographer Hope Boykin from 2-4:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 11. The cost is $25 to participate and a Q & A follows the class in the dance studio at...

On the Table

Special Menus Set Easter Brunch Apart Two local eateries are offering Easter Sunday brunch. At Nirvana Grille, 303 Broadway St., diners can select starters such as chicken wontons or blue lump crab cakes and entrees of huevos rancheros, serrano crusted prawns or gluten free...

Film Festival Unspools in April

Tickets are on sale for the 16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival kicking off on Thursday, April 23. This year, the festival introduces its inaugural Made in California shorts program, a curated collection of films less than 40 minutes in length that celebrate California, its...

And the Winners Are…

  The winners of this year’s Boys and Girls Club photo contest are: Valery Reynoso, Bryan Renoso, Bella Rodas, Natalie Thompson, Sydney Wells, Arianna Jimenez, Brooke Orrill, Sophia Tosti and Mina Gardi. Over 500 images are on display in the club’s community room at1085...

Indy on Arts

Friday, April 3 Second City’s 55th Anniversary Tour, 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Thru April 4. Tickets: 949 497- 2787 Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $35 at the door. Adam Lasher, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S....

South Swell Delivers Big Surf

Eight to 10 feet waves roared across Laguna beaches on Monday during the second consecutive day of red flag conditions, when inexperienced swimmers are advised to stay out of the water. Laguna lifeguards made 180 rescues over Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29, mostly of...

Design Contest Open to All Beer Lovers

The Laguna Beach Beer Company is holding a label design contest open to Laguna residents 21 or older for its Greeter’s Ale. The winning design will feature an artistic interpretation of a Laguna Beach greeter and capture the essence of the product. Submissions are due by email by...

 

Easter, Passover Nearly Coincide This Year

By Donna Furey | LB Indy The town’s religious institutions offer myriad services over the next two weeks marking spring rituals celebrated by different faith’s traditions. St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church, 1042 Temple Terrace, will hold a Penance service at 7 p.m. on...

Re-live the Glory of Patriots Day

  The 49th Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade will be broadcast on Cox 3 Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m.- noon; Sunday, March 29, from 4 -6 p.m.; and Saturday, April 4, from 9-11 p.m. The broadcast will also be on Cox on Demand, channel 2636, from April 5 to May 5.  ...