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Sample Italy Without a Passport

A new exhibit featuring works by students who studied abroad this summer with Professor Betty Shelton opens Wednesday, Jan. 13 at the Laguna College of Art and Design Gallery, 374 Ocean Ave. The public is welcome to meet the 33 artists at a “The Splendor of Italy” reception on...

Indy on Arts

  Saturday, Dec. 26 Jazz jam, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Laguna Coffee Company, 1050 S. Coast Highway. Caliconscious, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Stone Jonez, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $10. Dalton Gang, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean...

Clinic Steps Up Fundraising to Continue Care

  “I had no idea that one day I myself would need their services,” said longtime local resident Lysanne Lippe, a former Laguna Beach Community Clinic volunteer. “But when I needed medical help, I knew where to go. And thankfully I did, because the clinic saved my life,”...

Pantry Receives a Holiday Donation

Local realtor Amber Raulston conducted a food and toiletries drive to benefit the Laguna Food Pantry this month. She collected 17 bags of groceries in her neighborhood. “Food and family is such a big part of our holiday season. It makes me feel good to think I might have helped...

Personnel File

Local Sells Public Relations Firm Melinda Morgan Kartsonis, a local resident and founding president of Irvine-based Morgan Marketing & Public Relations, announced the sale of her company after 25 years. The agency whose client roster includes Del Taco, Pieology Pizzeria,...

Unleash Red at Gallery Q

    Gallery Q co-directors Carole Zavala and Laurie Smith call on artists of all ages to submit artwork for “Red,” the first show of the season. Paintings, mixed media, wearable art and jewelry may be dropped off at Gallery Q at The Susi Q, 380 Third St., from 5-7 p.m....

Jazz Fest Arrives at the Ocean Institute

Saxophonist Richard Elliott, vocalist Larry Braggs and trumpeter Rick Braun will entertain for two nights, Jan. 22 and 23, at the Ocean Institute’s Red Hot Jazz Festival.   Friday night offers a silent auction and reception preceding the concert. Tickets are $125-$250. The...

Places of Worship Set Christmas Eve Services

Young members of Laguna Presbyterian Church re-enact the Christmas story during this past Sunday’s service.  Photo by Mitch Ridder Presbyterians Celebrate Christmas Services at Laguna Presbyterian Church this Sunday, Dec. 20, will include a Christmas Pageant: A Play in a Manger,...

Santa’s Helpers

  Neighbors Build a Wonderland Kristy Amber and the residents of 637 Glenneyre St. invite friends and neighbors to come and enjoy the winter wonderland of lights they’ve created outdoors. The 6:30-8:30 p.m. nightly open house began this week and continues through Dec. 23....

Tamales Season Hospitality Night Traditions

The ever-popular tamale sale at the Presbyterian Church on Hospitality Night was made possible by more than a dozen volunteers. Their handiwork produced over 1000 tamales and sales exceeded $3,000, says Mary Schmidt, executive director of the South County Crosscultural Council,...

Solstice Observers Mark the Year’s Shortest Day

The public is invited to join the 30th annual Winter Solstice celebration on Monday, Dec. 21, which begins at 4:48 p.m. at Main Beach with the sunset observance of the year’s shortest day followed by art, music and poetry. “We are fortunate in Laguna to have our own solstice...

Honorees for Patriots Day Parade Chosen

Current City Council member Kelly Boyd will serve as the grand marshall of the 2016 Patriot’s Day Parade on March 5. The honored patriot this year will be retired Marine Lieutenant Carlos McAfee, parade organizers announced. Organizers rely solely on program advertisers and...

Personnel File

Able Joins Food Pantry Board The Laguna Food Pantry voted to elect Gregg Abel to its board of directors. Abel is the owner and president of Gregg Abel Construction and Design in Laguna Beach. He designed the building that houses the nonprofit’s operations at 20652 Laguna Canyon...

Indy on Arts

  Friday, Dec. 18 “The 1940s Radio Hour,” 7:30 p.m., No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St. Tickets: $25. Also Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 19-20. Final weekend. Special Blend, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. The Strangers, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. Nick...