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Free Concert in Nature’s Sanctuary

On World Water Day, join Laguna Beach composer Pamela Madsen for a free concert in Crystal Cove State Park at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22. Guests will enjoy performances by local Girl Scouts, Cal State Fullerton music students and other special guests in the amphitheater of Moro...

Photographers Focus on Environmental Preservation

Community Art Project presents “Photography/ 3 Views,” featuring work by Tom Lamb, Robert Hansen and Jessica Cardelucci. The exhibit is located in the Banking on Art Gallery, Wells Fargo Bank, 260 Ocean Ave. A reception for the artists is planned for April 11 from 11 a.m. to 2...

Library Hosts ‘American Grotesque’ Author

Larry Lytle, author of “American Grotesque: The Life and Art of William Mortensen,” will speak at Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St., at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. Lytle’s work is a retrospective of images by Mortensen, a Laguna Beach resident and...

Indy on Arts

Friday March 20 “Bye Bye Birdie,” 7:30 p.m. LBHS Artists’ Theatre, 625 Park Ave. 949 497-7769. Also 3/21 and 3/22 at 2:30 p.m. Student tickets are $10, adults $15 and reserved seating $20. Tijuana Dogs, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. The Strangers, 9 p.m.,...

Actor Headlines Art Star Awards

Award-winning actor Joe Mantegna will deliver the keynote speech at the ninth annual Art Star Awards to be held on Sunday, April 12. Awards in seven categories will be presented during the event to organizations, businesses and individuals who shaped and contributed to Laguna...

Art Seen

Gallery Closes Off ‘Backyard’ “Paintings From The Backyard,” the new exhibition by local artist Sandra Jones Campbell, closes March 20 at Pacific Edge Gallery.   Artists Called to Submit Bench Designs The Arts Commission is accepting applications from qualified...

Getting Out

Try a Calorie-Free Easter Treat “Sister’s Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?” begins performances on Monday and Tuesdays only for the next three weeks at Laguna Playhouse. The 7:30 p.m. performances will run March 9-24. “The Odd Couple,” continues its run the remainder...

Wheel on Down to the Bike Rodeo

Cyclists of all ages are invited to learn safe cycling at a bike rodeo that will feature pro stunt riders beginning at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 22, in the parking lot near City Hall. The rodeo also features stations highlighting bike safety issues, including bike and helmet...

Community Datebook

Game Night Returns Bridge Hall Game Night returns to Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday March 14. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 17 and under and includes a 10-game pack. Single cards are also available for $2 each....

Personnel File

Board Elects First Woman President              Laguna local Paula Hornbuckle-Arnold makes history by becoming the first woman to serve as president of the Boys and Girls Club. Hornbuckle-Arnold has served six years on the board which oversees the 63 year old club. “I love that...

What’s Shakin’

Friday, March 13 “Bye Bye Birdie,” 7:30 p.m. LBHS Artists’ Theatre, 625 Park Ave. 949 497-7769. Also 3/14 and 3/15 at 2:30 p.m. Student tickets are $10, adults $15 and reserved seating $20. Crimson Crowbar, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Midnight Whisky, 9...

Laguna Joins Same-Sex Marriage Court Brief

Mayor Bob Whalen joined 225 other mayors in signing onto a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court to end marriage discrimination nationwide, the city manager said in a statement. The brief includes signatures from mayors in town ranging from Thompson, N.D., with a...

Class Notes

District Spotlights its Employee of the Year El Morro Elementary maintenance worker Diego Perez, a 16-year employee of the school district, was named employee of the year. “His skill level, attention to detail, and passion to support our schools clearly set him apart and make it...

Athletes Receive Winter All-League Honors

Girls Water Polo (OCL 1st Place) Co-MVP Makenzie Fischer (Sr) Aria Fischer (So) First Team Holly Parker (Jr) Bella Baldridge (So) Mia Salvini (Jr) Second Team Haley Evans (Jr) Natalie Selin (Jr)     Boys Basketball (OCL 3rd Place) First Team Blake Burzel (Fr) Second...

Thurston’s Surf Team Wins 2nd at State Championships

The Thurston Middle School Division 1 surf team took second place this past weekend at the National Scholastic Surfing Association state championship at Church Beach at San Onofre. This was the first time Thurston has entered a team, and their second place finish has qualified...