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School District Website Undergoes Makeover

The school district took the wraps off its newly redesigned website, reformatted to accommodate the increasing dependence of users that search the site from mobile devices, says a district statement. The site address remains unchanged at www.lbusd.org. The website enables users...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 1 Steven Roth, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Adam Lasher, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. James Clay Garrison, Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. Michael Schenker, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano,...

Young Filmmakers Launch from Laguna

By Donna Furey | LB Indy The newest artists from the Laguna art colony are a budding crop of young filmmakers, who will be showcasing their talent in south county and abroad in coming weeks. “The AC Project,” by brothers Doug and Ryan Wekenman, Ethan Matott and Matt Fons will be...

Spring Fling Hosts Garden Potluck

    The South Laguna Community Garden welcomes all to their Spring Fling celebration from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, April 26. Live music by the Garden Band features Tony Bisson and radio show host Tommy J, joined by guest slide steel guitar artist Doc Law. Please bring a dish or...

Eco Heroes Receive Honors

The eighth annual Laguna Hero Fest kicks off on Thursday, May 14 with the premiere screening of a 30-minute documentary, “Laguna Beach Eco Heroes,” honoring filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, who established the One World One Ocean Foundation; biologist Nancy Caruso, who helped replant...

Filmmaker Achieves A Goal

Cinematographer and journalist Jason Blalock, a Laguna Beach High School graduate, will realize an ambition on Monday, April 27. His documentary, “Sawdust and Sand: The Art of Douglas Miller,” will be shown during the Newport Beach Film Festival’s “Made In California” shorts. The...

A Show to Be Seen and Touched

“Perceptions and Patina: Exploring Humanity through the works of Father Bill Moore,” will be on display from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, at Avran Art and Design, 540 S. Coast Highway. Works in the solo exhibition are painted using a wash of iron oxide over incorporated found...

Local Author Pens Laguna Travel Guide

Where do you find the best burger in Laguna Beach? Where’s the best place to dial in live jazz? Where do locals order signature cocktails at happy hour prices? Author Diane Armitage provides the answers in “The Best of Laguna Beach: Residents’ and Travelers’ Guide.” She signs the...

Sushi Meets Art and Music

Okura Robata Grill & Sushi Bar, 858 S. Coast Highway, is holding weeknight events aimed at creating community. During Vino and Art Night on Thursday, April 30, guests can create their own acrylic painting, with all supplies provided, guided by local painter Jessica Byrne. The...

Experts Tackle Underage Drinking

A presentation about underage drinking that draws on current trends and narratives from top experts will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in the high school’s Artists’ Theatre, 625 Park Ave. “Navigating the Teen Years–Social Pressures, Issues and Underage Drinking” is...

Class Notes

Teacher Attends Conference of Status of Women Laguna Beach High School French teacher Odile Dewar was selected to attend the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, at the United Nations in New York last month. Dewar, an active member in the United Nations...

Grapes for Grads Scholar Pursues His Dream

By Donna Furey | LB Indy The Fifth Column Gallery in downtown Los Angeles owes its existence to the determination of Enrique Escobedo. The Laguna College of Art & Design student, who had served eight years in Iraq and Afghanistan, was considering quitting school in 2008...

Marathon Runner Leaps Past Injury

A few months after undergoing surgery, Laguna local Debra Hayburn is preparing to resume running marathons. In 2012, when her sister-in law was diagnosed with breast cancer, Hayburn established Team Laura through the John Wayne Cancer foundation to raise awareness and funds to...

Meet Laguna’s Police Chief

Meet the town’s new police chief, Laura Farinella, at a 4:30 p.m. reception Friday, April 24, at the Laguna Beach Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s Dr.   Forum Helps Seniors With Real Estate Questions With the spectacular increase in property values in Laguna Beach in...

Personnel File

Fire Department Adds New Staff Firefighter Adam Fugate has been hired to work the city’s Agate Street station. Fugate, who holds an associate’s degree from Victor Valley College and is also a licensed paramedic, lives in Orange County. Twelve new reserve volunteer firefighters...