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Laguna Schools Strengthen Oversight of Athletes With Concussions

Katie is one of 17 students injured so far this school year while participating in a school related activity or sport, says a statement.

Author Brings Debut Novel to Laguna

The award-winning writer and editor Andrew Roe will sign his new book, “The Miracle Girl,” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. The work is the author’s first novel about how becoming a believer in anything can become physically sustaining....

Game Art Earns its Own Exhibit

Laguna College of Art and Design will open “The Reunion Tour,” a display of works and workshops by alumni of the game art program, April 7 with a First Thursday Art Walk reception, 6-9 p.m. The exhibition at LCAD Gallery, 374 Ocean Ave., features work by former students working...

Finale Screens ‘Salt of the Earth’

First Friday Flicks concludes with the showing of “The Salt of the Earth” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the Forum Theatre, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, on the Festival of Arts grounds. The film with a running time of 110 minutes focuses on the life and work of photographer Sebastião...

Indy on Arts

Friday, April 1 Sissy Gillio Duo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-4500. Adam Lasher Band, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. “Girls Night: The Musical,” 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets, $53 – $66; 949 497-2787....

LBHS Teachers Receive Praise from Tough Critics

Laguna Beach High School teachers Dawn Hunnicutt and David Brobeck were honored at the Crystal Apple Awards hosted and sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the Laguna Niguel Stake Center in Aliso Viejo recently. Laguna Beach mayor Steve Dicterow along...

League Provides Supplies for Club Members

The Assistance League, through their preschool readiness program, has provided desks, chairs and school supplies for the Boys and Girls Club Even Start Program. Each year they give students backpacks with school supplies, hygiene items and clothing. Recently the League provided...

Club Hosts Celebratory Breakfast

To celebrate its 12 years in Bluebird Park, the Boys & Girls Club welcomes the public to the park from 8 to 10:30 a.m. for its annual Harry Bithell pancake breakfast Saturday, April 9. Admission is $5. For children, the event will also provide park games and arts &...

Schools Hire a New Superintendent

Jason Vilario received a warm welcome from the Laguna Beach school board, which unanimously voted to hire him as the new superintendent at its Tuesday, March 22, meeting.

Drama Department Honors the Cohens

Robert Cohen, founding chairman of UC Irvine’s drama department, and his wife Lorna Cohen, will be honored on April 24 by the department and UCI’s Trevor School of the Arts with a command performance featuring many former students, now stars of stage and screen. The Cohens, who...

Performers Pay Tribute to Two Jazz Legends

An all-star group of musicians has been assembled to re-create the music of Freddie Hubbard and Wayne Shorter for the Jazz Wednesdays series March 30. Laguna Beach Live! hosts the special tribute night. The performance will feature Rickey Woodard on saxophone, John Beasley...

Field Welcomes Track, Field Athletes

Nearly 2,000 athletes and 47 schools participated in the Laguna Beach Trophy Invitational Track and Field meet, held on the Hulst Oval at Guyer Field last Saturday, March 19. The event on the Laguna Beach High School track counts as one of the biggest fundraising events for the...

Festival Recruits Dancing Pros to Lead Master Classes

Laguna Dance Festival’s master class series continues tomorrow, Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. with Thomas McManus, a USC dance professor and collaborator with William Forsythe. Next month, Hope Boykin, one of the best-known Alvin Ailey dancers, will teach a master...

Police Chief Recounts a ‘Happening’

Former Laguna Beach Police Chief Neil Purcell tells his version of the Christmas Happening in Laguna Canyon, circa 1970, at a Laguna Beach Historical Society presentation Thursday, April 7. The 7:30 p.m. talk at City Hall, 505 Forest Ave., will also be broadcast live on Cox Cable...

CHOC Presents Annual Follies

Tickets are on sale for the annual musical comedy production that raises funds for the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, “Carly and the CHOCO Factory, An Orange County Musical of Sweethearts, Swindlers and Swashbucklers.” The curtain  goes up on three evening performances and...