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Music Festival Mixes in Multi Media

  By folding traditional chamber music with contemporary work, and performing arts with special sound effects, this year’s Laguna Beach Music Festival, Feb. 12-15, continues to evolve into an encompassing cultural event that is likely to draw increasing audiences. Acting,...

Belly Dancers Invite All to Join In

Laguna local Jheri St. James, an award-winning dancer and instructor, will offer a free preview of a belly dancing class from 7:30-9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, in Studio 2 at the Susi Q. Community Center, 380 Third St. The evening will include live performances, refreshments, and...

Parade Committee Announces Contest Winners

Colleen Turner has been named the winner of the Thurston Middle School essay contest by the Patriot’s Day Parade committee. The eighth grader is a student in Laura Silver’s English class. Max Casper, a member of the LBHS 2018 graduating class and a student in Kerry...

Seniors At Work on a Three-Year Plan

Laguna Beach Seniors is undertaking a three-year strategic plan to expand programming through the Susi Q with the aim of making the facility on Third Street a hub for services that reach into the community. As the center is nearing its capacity serving 6,000 people a quarter,...

‘California Cool’ Up for Bid

More than 100 works of art await buyers that crowd California Cool, the Laguna Art Museum’s 33rd annual art auction on Saturday, Feb. 7, where works typically sell for a fraction of the cost they fetch at art galleries. Last year’s event attracted 400 people and raised $220,000...

Charges Filed Against Driver in Bicyclist’s Death

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges against a 20-year-old Emerald Bay resident over a collision eight months ago that caused the death of a bicyclist and sparked a protest rally at Laguna Beach City Hall. Dylan Randluby was charged Wednesday with...

Schools Approve Tennis Court Improvements

Following in the steps of the Laguna Beach City Council, improvements to the six tennis courts across from Laguna Beach High School were unanimously approved by the Laguna Beach Unified School Board Tuesday. Repairs are scheduled to begin this summer. Two city council members met...

Club Redirects Its Savings Locally

The Laguna Beach Community Foundation will manage the local Boys and Girls’ Club’s $1.1 million endowment, an agreement representing the largest fund in the foundation’s young history that increases its assets by nearly half. Since its founding in 2004, the foundation has...

Animal Lover Leaves Legacy to Local Rescuers

Laguna’s abandoned pets and stranded pinnipeds are better off today because of a $720,000 donation from the estate of Enid Patricia Greaves, a 49-year Laguna Beach resident who died last year. Known to her friends as “Paddy,” Greaves herself benefitted from the...

Church Respects Neighbors’ Appeal

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Neighbors and parishioners who’d been waging a quiet campaign against the placement of a cell phone antenna in the bell tower of the St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church on Temple Terrace won a collective victory last week when AT&T withdrew its...

Friendship Shelter Joins County Agencies to Snag HUD Funds

Even as Friendship Shelter continues to press city officials for a proposed housing project in the Canyon for Laguna’s chronically homeless, the local non-profit recently secured $600,000 as their share of a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...

New Chefs Season a Cook-Off

SchoolPower’s annual Chef Challenge netted $10,025 and has grossed $65,887 over the past six years thanks to the generosity and hospitality of Lumberyard restaurant owners Cary and Suzanne Redfearn. Lumberyard raises money for local schools by shutting its doors to the public for...
Posted On 30 Jan 2015

Measles Become Hot School Subject

Even though Orange County has experienced 79 reported cases of measles, the highest number in the state, since an outbreak at Disneyland last month, no one has yet reported contracting the contagious disease in the Laguna Beach Unified School District, state and local health...

Montage Sold to Hotel Group

Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc., whose properties include the Hotel Del Coronado and Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, acquired the 250-room Montage Laguna Beach for $360.0 million, the company said in a statement Thursday. At a sale price of $1.4 million a room, the deal puts...

Local Selected to Create Main Beach Art Work

A larger than life size bronze sculpture of a woman by Laguna Beach artist Sukhdev Dail was selected for a public art commission for Main Beach by the city’s Arts Commission on Monday. Dail’s proposal includes glass elements that will cast colorful pools of light around the...