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Make a Difference By Cleaning Up the Coast

Make a Difference By Cleaning Up the Coast

The public is invited to join California’s largest beach cleanup of the year —from Aliso Creek Beach to Main Beach in Laguna Beach – as part of the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, Sept. 20. Gloves and cleanup bags will be provided from 9-11 a.m. at four cleanup stations in town, issued by the […]

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Eight Grader Embarks on a Haiti Mission

Eight Grader Embarks on a Haiti Mission

Sydney Mangus, a Thurston Middle School student, will travel to Cap Haitian, Haiti, on a nine-day medical mission trip with the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Irvine in January. While there, the eighth grader will be responsible for teaching basic first aid and distributing 25 first aid kits. She is hoping for community help with […]

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Laguna Adopts Another Sibling

Laguna Adopts Another Sibling

The Laguna Beach City Council officially adopted St. Ives, England, as a sister city, joining current siblings in Menton, France, and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. An official recognition ceremony took place earlier this month with Mayor Elizabeth Pearson signing a proclamation, which her counterpart, Linda Taylor, will sign in St. Ives. The economy of […]

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On the Table

On the Table

Fall Menu Reflects Seasonal Ingredients Diners at Driftwood Kitchen can look forward to the season’s freshest ingredients on a menu with butternut squash, alba truffles, collard greens, water chestnuts, and borlotti beans says Chef Rainer Schwarz, a partner in the restaurant that opened in June at the former site of the Beach House on 619 Sleepy […]

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Teams Assembling for Dodgeball Contest

Teams Assembling for Dodgeball Contest

The toil, tears and sweat known as SchoolPower’s Dodgeball Tournament V will fill the Laguna Beach High School gyms on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Thirty-two junior division teams will start competing at 3:15 p.m. and the 24-team adult division begins at 5:30 p.m. The Laguna Beach Lifeguards will return to defend their two-time championship title in […]

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New Administrators Join School District

New Administrators Join School District

Two newcomers joined the school district’s administrative team, the district announced this week. Jeff Dixon was hired as the director of facilities and Amy Kernan as the coordinator of assessment, accountability and special projects. The hires were approved by the school board on Aug. 26. Dixon’s experience includes school construction management and maintenance, most recently […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Montage Hosts Scholarship Contest The second annual Montage Memory Makers contest will reward young humanitarians ages 13-17, with $10,000 scholarships to an accredited college or university. Through Sept. 26 entrants who meet the contest requirements may visit montagehotels.com/memory and upload a 300-word essay and a video detailing their efforts to inspire and provide service to […]

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Church Without Walls Looks Outward

Church Without Walls Looks Outward

By Donna Furey | LB Indy A non-traditional breakfast club held their first meeting this month at Zinc Café on Ocean Avenue. All are members of the two-year old Salt Church of Laguna Beach, who are led in bible study by a veteran pastor, Gene Molway. The group relocated from The White House restaurant, which […]

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Exploring a Coastline for a Cause

Exploring a Coastline for a Cause

Laguna Beach resident Max Isles, 44, and friend Ryan O’Malley, 33, returned home safely on schedule last Saturday, Sept. 6, without any accidents other than a tire puncture after a five-day journey covering 536 miles. Supporters have contributed almost $6,000 so far toward their quest to raise research money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Both friends […]

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Tide Pool Docents Wanted

Tide Pool Docents Wanted

The Laguna Ocean Foundation seeks volunteers for the Tidewater Docent program. The next training session will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the lifeguard department headquarters on Main Beach. “It’s easy to learn and even the training is fun. Anyone with a little passion and a bit of people skills can […]

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Club Packs Memories into Summer Program

Club Packs Memories into Summer Program

Using Laguna Beach as their playground, the Boys & Girls Club’s canyon branch offered a summer enrichment program with a multi-faceted curriculum. Members of the seven-year-old Adventure Club had a chance to hike, kayak, rock climb, go bike riding, and participate in a four day Catalina Island camping trip. The club also took weekly excursions […]

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The New Look of Bluegrass Arrives at The Ranch

The New Look of Bluegrass Arrives at The Ranch

Laguna Beach Live! brings The Barefoot Movement bluegrass players to The Ranch, 31106 Coast Highway, on Sunday, Sept. 21 for an outdoor family concert from 5 – 7 p.m. The BBQ warms up at 4 p.m. when entertainment is provided by Evan J. Marshall, a mandolinist. The Barefoot Movement were first runners up at the […]

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Laguna Native Pokes Fun at Himself

Laguna Native Pokes Fun at Himself

Writer-performer Rufino Cabang will present his autobiographical musical parody show, “The Fauxriginal Soundtrack,” for two evenings at No Square Theatre 384 Legion St. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21. “It’s a comedy concert about my life, but it’s definitely not a one-man show,” says Cabang. “My great friend Saif Eddin is no less […]

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Benefits and Benefactors

Benefits and Benefactors

Stars Come Out for Festival Gala Al Jarreau performed to nearly 3,000 fans at the Festival of Arts and celebrity guests enjoyed a private showing of the Pageant of the Masters during an end-of-season gala last month that raised $250,000. Television’s Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, A.J. Cook, and Matthew Gray Gubler of “Criminal Minds” turned […]

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On the Table

On the Table

Sapphire Introduces Fall Menu Grilled pork loin chop paired with bacon roasted Brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes and mustard essence is just one new dish coming up for the October- November menu at Sapphire Laguna, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Chef Azmin Ghahreman has added 15 new items from the garden, land and sea, to the latest […]