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Grant Fuels Big Dreams

Grant Fuels Big Dreams

Monica Magana, 21, was one of two Laguna College of Art and Design students who received the Festival of Arts Foundation Scholarship for 2013-2014. These funds allowed her to stay on track for graduation in 2015. “When I first toured campus, I knew this was the place,” she said. “But when I was accepted, my […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Local Families Sought to Host Exchange Students The ASSE International Student Exchange Program is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls 15 to 18 years old for the upcoming high school year or semester.  They are conversant in English and anxious to learn about this country through living with a local […]

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Iseman Seeks Re-election

Iseman Seeks Re-election

Laguna Beach City Council member Toni Iseman, whose fifth consecutive term ends this fall, has announced that she will run for re-election in November. “In just three months our voters will determine who will lead Laguna Beach, making decisions that will direct the future of our town. I want to be your representative on the Laguna […]

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Local Taps Social Media to Offer Legal Services

Local Taps Social Media to Offer Legal Services

Like many business owners, Ellie Ortiz, owner of Laguna Beach Legal, has tried to tap social media to develop potential business prospects. Unlike the usual coupon discounts that pop up on Facebook, Ortiz is offering a far more serious service: a living trust package valued at $750. Her office is located in Boat Canyon at […]

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Indy Calendar

Indy Calendar

Friday, July 18 Pawnshop Kings, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy, 949 494-1956 Benise, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930 The Strangers, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave., 949 494-3027 Nick I and A.D.D., 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777   […]

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Musical’s Conceit Conceives a Musical

Musical’s Conceit Conceives a Musical

No Square Theatre jumps into summer with [title of show], an homage to the grand tradition of backstage musicals as well as a quirky and poignant comedy about creative expression and taking risks. With the New York Musical Theatre Festival just three weeks away, Jeff and Hunter scramble to write an original submission. When they […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Family Art Day Introduces Kids to Art  Kids will be able to create their own works of art during Family Art Day at the Festival of Arts, from 12-3 p.m., Saturday, July 19. Besides the Festival’s ceramic and mixed media workshops, the grounds will be alive with entertainment for all ages with marionette shows, balloon art, […]

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Jewish Recipes Warm Up Festival

Jewish Recipes Warm Up Festival

The Art of Cooking Series continues at the Festival of Arts from 1- 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, with Judy Bart Kancigor, teacher of Jewish cooking and family life. “Many of her recipes have been passed down from generation to generation and we’re honored that she’ll be sharing them with us!”
said Susan Davis, the […]

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Hobie Goes Home

Hobie Goes Home

  “Hobie,” a California sea lion named in honor of the surfing and sailing icon Hobie Alter, successfully recovered at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center and was released last week. The sea lion was rescued on April 1, days after Alter’s death. She was found underweight and wounded resting near the pier in Newport Beach. […]

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Donation Electrifies Foundation

Donation Electrifies Foundation

Longtime local resident Lynn Lowry recently met with Laguna Beach Community Foundation Executive Director Dan Pingaro and presented him a $60,000 contribution. Its origin is as unusual as its benefactor. Lowry purchased a Tesla Model S a year ago with the intention of driving it for 12 months, selling it and donating the proceeds to […]

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Drought Forces Goat Furlough

Drought Forces Goat Furlough

Since little vegetation has grown on hillsides due to the ongoing drought, goats used to thin brush in zones near homes will be moved out of the city to avoid overgrazing and until needed, the city manager’s report says. Police Memorial Installation Approaches Loma Terrace, a small street bordering City Hall and the police department, […]

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Susan Estelle Spivak Bollingmo

Susan Estelle Spivak Bollingmo

Susan Bollingmo was born Aug. 2,1940, and died July 15, 2014, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. Formerly married to Daniel Weston, she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Known for her gracious ways of loving and caring for others, she will be remembered for her many acts of kindness. A successful single mother prior […]

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The Beach Boys Bring 'Good Vibrations' to Laguna

The Beach Boys Bring ‘Good Vibrations’ to Laguna

The Beach Boys, one of the world’s best-selling bands whose early successes tapped into Southern California’s youth culture of surfing, cars and romance, will perform Sept. 27 in the Festival of Arts’ amphitheater in Laguna Beach. The first rock concert on the grounds in 12 years will serve as a benefit for the Laguna FM […]

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New Summer Camp Taps a Familiar Name

New Summer Camp Taps a Familiar Name

By Donna Furey | LB Indy The newly established Laguna Club opened last month and already has a following, with 45 out-of-school children enrolled in its summer recreation program. Half the youth are rotated daily between the club’s temporary headquarters at the Woman’s Club on St. Ann’s Drive and the “playground,” the town of Laguna […]