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Whalen Campaign Now Underway

Bob Whalen told a crowd of 175 supporters that he seeks re-election to the Laguna Beach City Council in part because “there is no shortage of things to work on” to improve the town.

Memorial Day Highlights

Laguna Beach American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct their 89th Memorial Day ceremony in remembrance of military service personnel Monday, May 30.

Laguna Remembers Their Call to Duty

By 1941, both of the Shive brothers and Wess Balfour had graduated from Laguna Beach High School. Like so many grads since, they had grand plans after graduation: to find their way to Hawaii and the South Pacific to live in the tropical paradise, recalled the brothers’ sibling,...

Historic Win for Breakers and a Nail-Biting Finish

LBHS Breakers' baseball advances to the CIF semi-final game Tuesday, May 31.

Class of 2016 Displays an Enterprising Bent

“Stay courageous and stay in touch,” said LCAD president Jonathan Burke, acknowledging the students long hours working on studio projects and excitement to apply their learning. “You are ambassadors and advocates for art,” he said.

Budget Wish-List Spans Butterflies to Lifeguards

After hearing nearly an hour of requests to fund pet projects from various civic groups, the City Council favored some new and unusual requests at Tuesday’s budget workshop and signaled their intent to add staff to the fire and marine safety departments as well.

Coalition Opens Doors to House the Homeless

Troy Phillips roamed around south Orange County for 11 years, landing on beaches, behind bushes, on a bench, wherever he could for as long as he could until he was asked or forced to “move on.” He came to Laguna Beach often, usually to grab a meal at the city’s overnight shelter...

Laguna Wins ‘Most Waterwise’ Challenge

  Laguna Beach residents have again proven their commitment to conserving water and other resources by claiming the title of “Nation’s Most Waterwise City” among small towns for a third year, says a Laguna Beach County Water District statement. The Wyland Foundation, based...

Local Publicist Raises Profile

Caroline Rustigian Bruderer, a local public relations strategist and host of radio station KX 93.5’s “Caroline’s Cause Corner,” celebrates three years on the air this month. Her show, which airs at 8:20 a.m. on Wednesdays, promotes local philanthropic organizations and has...

Taste of Charity Comes of Age

The 21st annual Taste for Charity, a fundraiser sponsored by the Laguna Board of Realtors, begins at 6 p.m. at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road, Wednesday, June 1. Guests will enjoy champagne, live entertainment, small plates from local restaurants and silent and live...

Eugene D’Isabella

Lifetime Laguna Beach resident Eugene (Dom) D’Isabella passed away May 14, after a courageous two year battle with cancer. D’Isabella was an avid fan of the Anaheim Ducks. He loved Divers Cove and the “beach gang.” D’Isabella enjoyed working serving people. All who knew and loved...

Wynne Tapley

Wynne Tapley was born on Dec. 17, 1936, in Manchester, England. In her early years in England, she remembers the WWII bombings and spending time in a bomb shelter. Her love of dancing started in high school while she was a member of a traveling dance group that would perform...

Locals Figure In UCI’s Anniversary Party

Laguna Beach activist and decorated Vietnam veteran Michael Beanan led several veterans’ initiatives and programs as assistant dean of students at UC Irvine from 1973-78. Anne Frank established the UCI library Southeast Asian archive. And political science professor emeritus Jim...

Music Harmonizes With Good Causes

Food Panty Hosts PantryPalooza The Laguna Food Pantry will host its second annual PantryPalooza happy hour fundraiser with live music by The Agave Bros. from 5–7:30 p.m. Friday, June 10, at the Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. The local band puts their own spin on familiar rock...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 27 Four singer-songwriters, 6:30 p.m. Sunset Serenade, Heisler Park Amphitheater. Free. Brian Roarke Duo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. Adam Lasher, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Slingshot, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave....