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Educators Receive Grants to Support Artistic Expression

The Festival of Arts Foundation recently awarded grants to enrich visual, musical and performing arts education in public schools and organizations that support artistic expression. The Boys & Girls Club received $8,000 to support the club’s art studio, where members explore...

Culinary Entrepreneurs Open Pop Up Restaurant

Austin January and Noah Rosen, 17-year old juniors in the culinary arts and hospitality conservatory of the Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana, are seeing their dream realized in a “pop-up” restaurant they call Class kitchen. The pop up trend allows young chefs without...

SchoolPower Treats Supporters to an Ocean View

The Pacific Ocean provided the backdrop for SchoolPower’s recent annual business appreciation party, hosted by The Deck and Pacific Edge Hotel. Supporters of SchoolPower, Laguna Beach’s non-profit education foundation, dined on food prepared by Chef Rainer Schwarz and...

Class Notes

Baccalaureate Service Set for Sunday A baccalaureate service for the Laguna Beach High School graduating class begins at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. Graduating seniors along with their friends and families are invited to attend this...

Sporting Briefs

LBHS Athletes Receive Honors Laguna Beach High School students Halie Redfearn and John Grayden were recently named students of the month by LBHS athletic department and are being honored by Laguna Rotary Club. Redfearn is the MVP for varsity softball and JV tennis. She was also...

Laguna Cyclist Places First

Laguna Beach High School freshman, Massimo Lucidi placed first in the 15-16 junior cycling race on May 24 at the Barry Wolf Grand Prix Criterium in Thousand Oaks. He is now eligible to compete in USA cycling’s nationals next month in Lake Tahoe where he will be racing for...

Gift Strengthens Festival’s Photo Collection

Recently, photographer Robert Hansen donated eight limited edition prints from his travels in Mexico to the Festival of Arts’ permanent collection. The gift of “Portfolio 1 – Yucatan Passages” was made out of gratitude, said Hansen, an exhibitor at the Festival of Arts for...

Live Music Enlivens June

Live! At the Museum will feature the Argus Quartet at the Laguna Art Museum on Thursday, June 11, from 7-8 p.m. This event is free to museum members and is museum admission to non-members.                     Bluegrass & BBQ...

Shop Hosts Bestselling Author

  Joseph Finder, a New York Times bestselling author, will be at Laguna Beach Books on Friday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. to promote and discuss his new thriller novel, “The Fixer.” Books purchased at the store can also be signed. The event is free but it is recommended to call...

Indy on Arts

  Friday, June 5 “Love, Lost and What I Wore,” 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets, $41-$61, 949 497- 2787. Thru 6/7. “Legally Blonde,” Thurston Middle School’s Black Box Theatre, 2100 Park Ave. Tickets $10-$15. 949 497-7769. Shows at 4 and 7 p.m....

A Visit to Their Namesake

Laguna Beach residents Sue and Bill Gross visited Mission Hospital Laguna Beach last week to get their first glimpse at the transformation their $10 million gift is making in the hospital’s emergency department. Last fall, the Grosses donated money to enhance and expand emergency...

Realtors Host Taste for Charity

The Laguna Board of Realtors will host their 20th annual “Taste for Charity” benefit from 6-10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3 at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. Proceeds, amounting to $120,000 last year, will go to nine local organizations ranging from the Boys and Girls Club...

Personnel File

Educators Join Board of Laguna Beach Live!   Carol Reynolds, community activist and retired music teacher, and Juan Vázquez, recently retired president of Santiago Canyon College, joined the board of Laguna Beach Live! Both Reynolds and Vázquez, frequent patrons at Laguna...

Botanical Photographer’s Exhibit Blooms for Art Walk

Artist David Leaser offers a rare glimpse into the world of flowers as the featured artist at Wyland Gallery during Laguna Beach’s Art Walk on Thursday, June 4. Best known for detailed botanical portraits, Leaser will display his award-winning artwork from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. in a...