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Animal Shelter Needs More than a Makeover

Animal Shelter Needs More than a Makeover

Editor, Let me preface my letter with the disclaimer that I am not discounting the damage that has been done to private homes and businesses in town with the recent flood. If you did not know, construction was just about to begin on a remodel of our town’s animal shelter. The facility was going to […]

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Conflicting Views

Conflicting Views

Editor, In the short time John Pletig has been city manager, he has brought a breath of fresh air to our town. His waiving of rebuilding fees is great, but only til Jan. 10? This sounds too much like our last city manager. His leadership during the rains was great. A wall of water went […]

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Doctors of Dedication

Doctors of Dedication

Editor, While the whole downtown and all of the canyon was impassible the day after the big flood, our Laguna Beach Community Clinic was open for business and serving our citizenry. Even though Dr. Tom Bent’s own home had flooded, he, the clinic medical director, left his wife holding the wet vac as he made […]

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SchoolPower Donations Exhibited at Art Walk

SchoolPower Donations Exhibited at Art Walk

Townley and DeBilzan galleries opened their exhibition spaces to include works of art donated for SchoolPower’s annual dinner dance on Jan. 29. Featured artists include selected auction donors Brian Allan, Jacobus Baas, William DeBilzan, Jorge Fernandez, Amy Eidt Jackson, Christine Kunkel, Sherrie Larsen, Louis Longi, Lu Martin, Laurel Meister, Greg O’Loughlin, Deborah Paswaters, Marina Pavlovoch, […]

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Django-Inspired Guitarist to Perform

Django-Inspired Guitarist to Perform

Concert Jan. 22 Laguna Beach Live! presents the Grammy Award-winning guitarist John Jorgenson and his quintet on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 8 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Artists’ Theatre. Renowned in the pop, country and rock worlds, Jorgenson amazes his audiences with dazzling guitar work as well as his mastery as a clarinet player and vocalist. Playing his own […]

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Swedish Film Explores Family Dynamics

Swedish Film Explores Family Dynamics

The Laguna Beach Film Society presents the Swedish film “Among Us,” a mystical tale that explores family dynamics, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, at South Coast Cinema. Tickets are $15 at the door. For an additional $5, moviegoers can join the LBFS members before the film at 6 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres and […]

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Feddy Opens at Coach House

Feddy Opens at Coach House

Local music legend Jason Feddy will open for the British Invasion stars Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, 33157 Camino Capistrano, on Wednesday, Jan. 19. Tickets are $15 when purchased through Rick Conkey’s helpbluewater.com, or $20 at the Coach House. Reserved seating is available only by making dinner […]

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The Write Stuff

The Write Stuff

Jane Porter signs her latest book, “She’s Gone Country,” an entertaining read and soon to be movie, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, on Friday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. Top sales/rentals for the week ending Jan. 9: SOUND SPECTRUM 1264 S. Coast Highway 1.     Elton John & Leon Russell, The Union (G) […]

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Piano Experiment Tunes up at Main Beach

Piano Experiment Tunes up at Main Beach

No Square Theatre and Pacific Symphony invite the public to tickle the ivories during “OC Can You Play?” Sunday, Jan. 16 – Sunday, Feb. 6. The three-week project features 20 colorfully painted pianos on display throughout Orange County for everyone to play and enjoy, including one in Laguna Beach. Kicking off the event, the public […]

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Freshness and Creativity, San Shi Go’s Hallmarks

Freshness and Creativity, San Shi Go’s Hallmarks

By Patty Pinto The jewel of a town Laguna Beach has at least six sushi bars between north and south to satisfy your sushi desires. The one that has my heart is San Shi Go. My family and I have been loyal fans for 21 years. The restaurant is located on the third floor in […]

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Reception Set for Muralist

Reception Set for Muralist

Art Miles Mural Project unveils the Fitz Maurice segment of the Manhattan Memorial Mural at a public reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Old Pottery Place, 1200 S. Coast Highway. The reception will include refreshments, spoken word poetry performances, and a guest appearance by Donald Suxho of the U.S. Men’s […]

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New Entry in Mom-oir World

New Entry in Mom-oir World

Strasser Shares All in Mommy Memoir Teresa Strasser, Emmy-winning television writer, television and radio host, and now author of “Exploiting My Baby: A Memoir of Pregnancy & Childbirth” will attend a special book-signing event at Laguna Beach Books from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13. Strasser’s collection of essays is a comic, […]

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Auto Racer Tests His Mettle in Formula 3

Auto Racer Tests His Mettle in Formula 3

Laguna Beach resident and auto racer Michael Lewis completed four successful days of testing with the PREMA Powerteam Formula 3 Italia program in Spain at the Barcelona and Valencia racetracks earlier this month. Lewis recorded excellent times overall, including the fastest times in certain categories, and showed improvement over the course of the testing, according to Rene Rosin, PREMA Powerteam principal.

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Laguna Students to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Laguna Students to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Two Laguna Beach High School students, Sarah Busic and Karina Parker, have been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall for the 2011 American High School Honors Performance Series this February. Following fall auditions, Busic and Parker were accepted for the Honors Performance Series after a review by a selection committee. To select finalists for this […]

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Goodwill Thrives Among Students

Goodwill Thrives Among Students

This past holiday season all four public schools made good on the district’s commitment to make community service part of student education. Through various endeavors, students participated in everything from food drives and toy drives, to charity fundraisers and cleaning up the environment.

A friendly grade-level competition at Laguna Beach High School resulted in the collection of 1,500 pounds of food for Costa Mesa’s Someone Cares Soup Kitchen. For every pound of food donated, students received a raffle ticket for prizes donated by local businesses. The senior class won the competition by donating over 700 pounds of food.