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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...

Checking in on Community Coops

Join the self-guided Community Coop Tour, which visits 18 home-based backyard chicken coops between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. On bikes and in carpools, participants will set out from Anneliese’s School, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road, where they will be provided a map and...

A Victory for Open Space Advocates

Future generations will be able to enjoy 297 acres on Mt. Baldy in the San Gabriel Mountains thanks in part to local Candice Burroughs. Coordinating with the Conservation Fund to secure a grant from the state of California, the property was purchased recently by the Watershed...

Young Martial Arts Devotees Bring Home Gold

Fourteen students age 7 to 12 from Cho’s Academy of Laguna Beach competed among 1,000 participants at the 22nd Annual KS Choi California Open Tae Kwon Do Championships in Carson on Oct. 18. Cho’s team won five gold and two silver medals. Three of the Cho team losses...

First Tournament Nets a Medal

The co-ed, 10 and under team of Laguna Beach Water Polo won third place at the 2014 Evan Cousineau Memorial Cup, held Oct. 18-19. The Laguna Beach team started the tournament with a 12 – 10 win over Riverside Water Polo on Saturday, and another 10-8 win against OC Water Polo on...

Don’t Drop the Ball; Sport Swap is a Slam Dunk

The Thurston Middle School PTA will host the sixth annual Sports Swap from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. Items on sale will include skimboards, snowboards, surfboards, wetsuits, stand-up paddleboards, bikes, golf clubs, tennis racquets, baseball gear, snow gear, cleats,...