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Local Cooks Up a Winning Entrée

Laguna local Olivia Ladaire last month entered the Ben’s Beginners Cooking Contest, where children are invited to submit a home video of themselves preparing a rice-based dish. Olivia, a student in the culinary arts conservatory at Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana,...

Correction

In a story titled “Local Runners Contend with Countless Conditions,” in the Nov. 14 edition, the name of the race director of the Surf City Marathon was misspelled. The correct spelling is Amy Tomchak.

Landscapes Reflect a Modern Esthetic in ‘Tidal Zone’

  Laguna Canyon Studios brings a contemporary take on the geological formations along the California coastline in “The Tidal Zone,” 50 new paintings by Fred Hope. He hosts a reception for the new exhibition from 4-8 p.m. in Studio F, 3251 Laguna Canyon Road on Saturday, Nov....

Free Screening of a Classic Robin Williams’ Film

In honor of homeless advocate Robin Williams, a free screening of his acclaimed film, “The Fisher King,” will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 at the Festival of Arts’ Forum Theatre. The public to invited to attend the screening organized by the town’s Housing & Human...

Technology Now Required in Fifth-Grade Classes

Parents of fifth-graders recently learned about methods their children can use for the school district’s pilot bring-your-own-device program, which is to start in January. “It is so critical we teach the necessary technological skills to our students that will prepare them...

Junior Citizens Chosen for Parade

Laguna Beach High School staff has chosen Janie Crawford and Taylor Addis, class of 2015, as junior citizens of the year for the 49th Patriots Day parade, which will take place Saturday, March 7. The two seniors will join 2014 honorees, Grand Marshal Janet Evans, Honored Patriot...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Nov. 21 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” 7:30 p.m., Artists’ Theatre at LBHS, 625 Park Ave., Tickets are $10-$20. “FDR,” 7:30 p.m., 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Playhouse, 949 497-2787. Pawnshop Kings, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. DJ Xclusive, White House,...

A New Cupcake Queen Rising

By Donna Furey | LB Indy In the past year while still a senior at Laguna Beach High School, Nikki Hunt began making cupcakes in her mom’s kitchen and selling them from her website, La Vie en Rose. Flavors run from the obvious chocolate and vanilla to pina colada, margarita, green...

Garden Seedlings on Sale at Market

Friends of the Hortense Miller Garden will hold their annual plant sale at the Laguna Beach Farmers’ Market from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Nov. 22.          Outdoor art pieces crafted by garden volunteers will also be on sale. And as always paperwhite and amaryllis...

The Surf Report

Locals Ride Central Cal Breaks Several local surfers competed in a Western Surfing Association event at Pismo Beach Pier on Nov. 8-9. Laguna Beach finalists included Hudson Saunders, first in under 9 and fifth in under 10; Jaxson Hutchen, fifth in U9; Hayden Rodgers, first in...

Laguna Girls Win Soccer Championship

AYSO Team Beach, coached by Sherrie Conley and Sam Eidt, beat Laguna Hills 4-2 on Sunday, Nov. 9, capping a second undefeated season in league play. Ranked among the top teams from Irvine to San Clemente, Laguna’s record of 6-0-1 in the medal round and 9-0-2 overall, left them in...

Teen Pedals Into Sport’s Top Rank

Massimo Lucidi, a 14-year-old junior road racing cyclist and freshman at Laguna Beach High School, placed third overall among 79 riders in the Southern California Nevada Cycling Association. Massimo currently races road bikes in the 15-16 age group of the Rokform Junior...

A Sweet Incentive Assists a Woman in Need

Laguna Beach local Analisa Andrus manages the self-sufficiency program that helps homeless adults rebuild their lives at Friendship Shelter. Now she is in need herself. She suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, a degenerative, genetic neuromuscular disease that currently has no...

Open-Space Advocate Will be Remembered in Perpetuity

Former Laguna Beach Mayor Lida Lenney was honored Tuesday, Nov. 11, with the dedication of a memorial bench to commemorate her leadership in the effort to block development of open space that became part of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. The trailside bench is inscribed with a...