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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,...

Students Fall for Shakespeare’s Comic Tale

Laguna Beach High School’s Park Avenue Players perform William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opening Friday, Nov. 14, for six performances. Former student Erika Schindele will choreograph the show, whose music will be composed by composer and local...

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...

Class Notes

Boston University awarded academic degrees to 1,622 students in September. Among them was Laguna Beach resident Satomi Hinata, who received a Doctor of Dental Medicine in Dentistry.

Historic Moment Celebrated

Remembering the Fight to Save the Canyon         The Laguna Canyon Conservancy marks the 25th anniversary of the Walk in the Canyon with a special presentation during its regular 6 p.m. meeting Monday, Nov. 3, at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. One of the original...

Fast Forward to Patriot’s Day 2015

  The 49th Laguna Beach Patriot’s Day Parade will march through town at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2015, but its 2014 theme, Home of the Free, Because of the Brave, and honorees will hold the spotlight because last year’s event was cancelled due to a fast-moving, but...

Concert Combines Music with Medicine

A concert intended to demonstrate the healing power of music is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at Laguna Woods Clubhouse 3 Theatre, 23822 Avenida Sevilla. The “Music Heals Project” is a collaboration between neurosurgeon Christopher Duma, founder of the Foundation for...

Art Seen

Ocean Collage to Emerge From Workshop Laguna Outreach for Community Arts presents a family-friendly 9 a.m. art class at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Canyon on Saturday, Nov. 1. Instructor Grant Bathke will guide participants in how to paint watercolor cut-outs of...

On the Table

Drinking Up Fall’s Best Flavor Craving pumpkin pie, but don’t want to overindulge on sugar? nekter Juice Bar offers a pumpkin spice smoothie blended with dates, cinnamon, nutmeg, agave, raw house-made cashew milk, and ice. The $4.75 16 ounce pumpkin smoothie tastes like pie, but...

City council Candidate Q & A

First Question: What is the single most important issue facing the city? Kelly Boyd: There is not just one single thing. We need to continue to work on safer bike lanes throughout the city and better pedestrian sidewalks from Diamond Street to Nyes Place. And although the city...

Scouts Meet the Guards

Cub Scout Pack 35 of Webelos Scouts and their siblings and parents visited the new lifeguard headquarters on Main Beach. Capt. Tom Trager served as tour guide, pointing out state-of-the-art technology, sharing fun anecdotes and showing artifacts and photos of historical...