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City’s Promoter Elects New Lead Peggy Trott, general manager of Inn at Laguna Beach, will lead Visit Laguna Beach, the non-profit responsible for promoting tourism announced in a statement. Hospitality leaders oversee the organization’s objectives, strengthening a nearly half a...

Canyon Preservation on Transition Laguna’s Agenda

Hallie Jones, executive director of Laguna Canyon Foundation, is the guest speaker at Transition Laguna Beach’s monthly potluck, Tuesday, Jan. 13. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Drive. Jones will describe what is necessary to...

Young Philanthropy

Yard Sale Funds Scholarships The second annual 10 Boys Who Care mega yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, at Legion Hall, 384 Legion St. Sale proceeds help fund the boys’ goal of raising $5,000 towards two scholarships for graduating high school...

Guest DJs Lure New Supporters to Radio

Larry Nokes, a local attorney and president of the Chamber of Commerce, won the Silver Tongue Award in the friendly competition between guest DJs during local radio station KX 93.5’s fundraising drive last month. The award was bestowed on the DJ who helped raise the most money...

Workshops Offer a Guide to Creativity

Registration is now open for a studio visit with painter Kathy Jones and workshops with artists Lydia Delgado and Reem Khalil, organized by Laguna Outreach for Community Arts. The Art Club event where Jones will discuss her approach and process is on Thursday, Jan. 15, 4-6p.m.,...

Store Hosts Book Award Winner

Tim Wirkus, winner of the 2013 Quarterly West novella contest, will discuss and sign his debut novel, “City of Brick and Shadow,” at 6 p.m. Thursday Jan. 15, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. The 31-year-old author lives in Irvine and is working on his doctorate at...

Ocean Institute Hosts Jazz Festival

Some of the area’s top executive chefs will serve as culinary team that will create a three-course dinner for the Ocean Institute’s Jazz Festival on Saturday, Jan. 24.             Leading the culinary team is Frederic Castan of St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort. Other chefs include...

Feedback Wanted on School’s Accountability Plan

The school district invites students, parents, staff and members of the public to participate in an online survey about the district’s Local Control Accountability Plan by Jan. 30. The survey on the LBUSD homepage, www.lbusd.org, should take 10 minutes to complete and will assist...

People Who Will be Missed in 2015

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Lives Cut Short Nina Fitzpatrick, 22, died last April after being struck by a motorist who told police she didn’t see the Laguna College of Art & Design student crossing Laguna Canyon Road. Fitzpatrick, a graduate of Santa Ana’s Orange County High...

Horn Quartet Brightens Museum

  The LA Horn Quartet performs in the Live! at the Museum 7 p.m. concert series Thursday, Jan. 8. Formed in early 2010, the quartet consists of friends Dylan Hart, Allen Fogle, Laura Brenes, and Annie Bosler drawn together by a mutual interest in expanding a horn quartet as...

Indy on Arts

CALENDAR Friday, Jan. 2 Slingshot, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Cash’d Out, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930. $15. Saturday, Jan. 3 Zero Trash...

Laughter Club Welcomes 30,000th Laugher

Members of the Laguna Laughter Club gave a hilarious ovation to a new attendee on Sunday, Dec. 14, as she was honored as the 30,000th person to laugh on the beach since the club began in June 2005. Paige Gammell received honors, accolades, the club insignia and hilarious gifts on...

Foundation Seeks Tidepool Docents

The Laguna Ocean Foundation is currently seeking volunteers for their Tidewater Docent program, part of its effort to preserve the rocky intertidal habitat and educate beachgoers about the coastline’s natural resources. The next class training will be held from 6-8 p.m....

Surf Team Dominates Series

Laguna Beach High School was once again the big standout, taking almost every top spot in the various divisions at the second event of the Scholastic Surf Series Orange County High School League held in Huntington Beach on Saturday, Dec. 20. The LBHS surf team competed with St....

PTA Provides College Prep Panel

The next PTA Coffee Break program will feature a College Prep Panel at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach, 1085 Laguna Canyon Road. The panel will provide guidance to parents on what students should consider in choosing a school, writing a...