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Category: Limelight

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Touring Santa’s Southern Workshop Outpost

Touring Santa’s Southern Workshop Outpost

Dear Santa:  Let’s skip the mall and take in the Laguna Beach Artist Open Studio Tour instead. I hear there’s so much neat stuff there and no parking hassles and everyone is soo nice.  Your friend, Virginia   Sculptor Louis Longi handed a visitor a small rectangular, still-warm panel of wax. With their combined efforts, […]

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Seeing Under the Sea

Seeing Under the Sea

Nearly all of the tidepools in Laguna Beach are a state protected habitat. Though there’s no touching or taking allowed, plenty of unusual creatures make their homes in Laguna’s intertidal zone. It’s a matter of the more you look, the more you see.  The tidepool creatures are a special breed, colorful and unusual and well-adapted […]

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Still Winning Applause After 20 Years

Still Winning Applause After 20 Years

Friendship, love, cliques and gangs, violence, drop-outs, haves and have nots, unintended pregnancy and booze keep fueling angst among teens and their parents regardless of the passage of time. These subjects set to rock ’n’ roll comprise the gist of the ‘70s era musical and movie “Grease,” performed for the first time by Laguna High […]

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Still Winning Ovations in a 20-Year Run

Still Winning Ovations in a 20-Year Run

Friendship, love, cliques and gangs, violence, drop-outs, haves and have nots, unintended pregnancy and booze keep fueling angst among teens and their parents regardless of the passage of time. These subjects set to rock ’n’ roll comprise the gist of the ‘70s era musical and movie “Grease,” performed for the first time by Laguna High […]

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Seeing Under the Sea

Seeing Under the Sea

Nearly all of the tidepools in Laguna Beach are a state protected habitat. Though there’s no touching or taking allowed, plenty of unusual creatures make their homes in Laguna’s intertidal zone. It’s a matter of the more you look, the more you see.  The tidepool creatures are a special breed, colorful and unusual and well-adapted […]

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Crystal Cove Alliance Hosts Gala

Crystal Cove Alliance Hosts Gala

About 450 guests attended Crystal Cove Alliance’s 10th annual gala Saturday, Sept.  22 on the bluff top overlooking Crystal Cove, which proved unforgettable and exceedingly charitable as the spectacular underwater-themed event reeled in $238,000 to help fund the alliance’s mission of restoration, education and conservation. Laguna Beach residents Madeline and James Irvine Swinden, left, attended alongside […]

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Cabaret Nets Record for Marine Mammals

Cabaret Nets Record for Marine Mammals

Pacific Marine Mammal Center raised over $140,000 and netted $128,000 at its Saturday, Sept. 30 Cabaret fundraiser at Aliso Creek Inn. The event, which sold out three months in advance, was attended by over 200 people and paid tribute to the Pacific Life Foundation for their long time support of the organization. Funds raised will […]

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Laguna Playhouse Hosts Sold-out Crowd

Laguna Playhouse Hosts Sold-out Crowd

Laguna Playhouse lured a sell-out crowd to the gala opening of the Tony-award winning play, “39 Steps” on Saturday, Sept. 29. Staff and board members celebrated the show in ‘30s-themed attire. Guests enjoyed a pre-show party and entertainment by  keyboardist Kathy Schroeder and saxophonist Chuck Weinberg of the Laguna Beach Community Band. “We were thrilled […]

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Symphony Opens Season

Symphony Opens Season

More than 250 guests joined “Festa di Firenze” and celebrated Opening Night 2012 of Orange County’s Pacific Symphony, Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Westin South Coast Plaza, where guests enjoyed an Italian dinner followed by a musical feast, intermission reception and after-party to kick off the 2012-13 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical series. […]

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Taste of Laguna Expositioned

Taste of Laguna Expositioned

The Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Laguna Expo transformed the Glenneyre Street parking structure into an al fresco food and swag fair, with participants offering pours, tastes and giveaways from wine glasses to paint buckets. Scores of Laguna vendors were on board, restaurants from Avila’s to Nick’s, from Ganahl Lumber to Laguna’s police department. Here, […]

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Honoring Laguna’s Greeter of the Century

Honoring Laguna’s Greeter of the Century

By Valerie Yu, Special to the Independent   Rain or shine, the Gate hangs aloft outside Laguna Beach’s Chantilly Ice Cream, greeting newcomers and locals alike with welcoming words hand-painted on its seashell-white wood. Almost a century ago, in the early 1900s, this very gate hung in front of another ice cream parlor on the […]

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The Seafaring Life

The Seafaring Life

From Laguna Beach’s shoreline last Friday, residents caught a glimpse of unusual ships under sail on a southern heading and making for Dana Point’s headland. Hundreds of other landlubbers flocked to Dana Point’s harbor over the weekend to get a closer view of a small fleet of visiting tall ships and schooners and a glimmer […]

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Solo Show Lifts Backhaus Into Prestige Company

Solo Show Lifts Backhaus Into Prestige Company

  This evening’s performance by Backhausdance at the Laguna Playhouse marks the opening of the anticipated three-day Laguna Dance Festival. It’s even more for choreographer Jennifer Backhaus and her dancers, cheering their 10th anniversary and their first full-evening solo performance. “It’s a really big deal to be placed on the same festival bill with Hubbard […]

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Stars Turn Out for Pageant Gala

Stars Turn Out for Pageant Gala

  Festival of Arts board member Anita Mengels with noted lawyer Gloria Allred. Nearly 3,000 fans swarmed the Festival of Arts’ grounds to hear award-winning performer Christopher Cross in concert last Saturday, the capstone special event of the summer season. Special guests, including television and sports celebrities, enjoyed a private showing of the Festival of […]

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Recycled Materials Reworked By an Artist’s Touch

Recycled Materials Reworked By an Artist’s Touch

Artists made the runway their canvas at Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts this past Saturday, Aug. 18, competing to create the most imaginative and unique designs using reclaimed, reused or recycled materials. A three-panel judge chose the top looks in four categories and over 1,500 Festival visitors cast their votes for “People’s Choice Award.” “Most […]