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Indy on Arts

  Friday, March 6 “20,000 Days on Earth” screens at the free Flicks at the Forum, Forum Theatre, Festival of Arts Grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; screening at 7 p.m. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Nate...

Streetbeat

Monday, Feb. 23 Vehicle burglary. 32300 block of Coast Hwy. 7:32 a.m. Rear windows were smashed in four plumbing trucks and their contents of tools plundered. Burglary. Cliff Dr. 10:12 a.m. A wallet and cellphone together valued at $800 were taken. Vehicle burglary. 300 block of...

Historian Revisits New Deal’s Impact in OC

History scholar Charles Epting will revisit New Deal era landmarks in Orange County at a free 7:30 p.m. Laguna Beach Historical Society presentation Tuesday, March 10, at Laguna Beach City Hall. The program will include a visual tour of the buildings, bridges, and other...

Council Vows to Limit Scrutiny of Appeals

After revisiting the public appeal process to challenge decisions made by the Design Review Board, the City Council decided Tuesday to maintain the current approach, but with a renewed determination to follow the letter of the law. Mayor Pro Tem Steve Dicterow asked for a...

Canyon Planning Takes Center Stage

Even as urban planners presented their progress in scrutinizing downtown planning guidelines and reviewing land use issues in Laguna Canyon, the City Council Tuesday also heeded suggestions from an increasingly well organized group of canyon residents, who want a seat at the...

Author’s Research Unearths a Family Treasure

  By Donna Furey | LB Indy When Katie Lang was 17 she learned that her dad spent his boyhood in Meiningen, Germany. Luckily for her father, Fred Lang, relatives in the U.S. paid for his fare to leave his homeland in 1934 as Jews then were forbidden from taking money out of...

Parents Protest ‘Dumbed-Down’ Math

Parents upset about curriculum changes they say dumbs down middle-school math plan a show of force at the next school board meeting on Tuesday, March 10, says an organizer. The parents are upset about the possibility of geometry being eliminated as a separate subject from the...

Little League Opens Its Season Tonight 

Laguna Beach Little League’s opening season begins at 6 p.m. tonight, Friday, Feb. 27, at Riddle Field. The ceremony kicks off with the league’s two oldest sponsors, VFW and Rotary Club, raising our nation’s flag. AA A ballplayer Zade Harrison will lead the national anthem....

Streetbeat

Tuesday, Feb. 17 Pedestrian stop. 500 block of S. Coast Hwy. 2:33 a.m. Alexander Jeffrey Pratt, 26, of Laguna Beach, was arrested for a $100,000 warrant. Petty theft. Thalia St. 2:21 p.m. A stolen backpack containing a smart phone was found abandoned and recovered, but the...

Friends Mourn Lives Upended by Slaying

Late last August, surf school owner James Pribram returned home from the beach in early evening to the broad streets and hillside ranch houses of Laguna Niguel and came upon the unexpected. Richard Begley, who Pribram knew from his boyhood where they both surfed local breaks in...

Assistance League Recognizes its Members

The Assistance League recently recognized Dixie Henry, Susan Velasquez, Kelli Humphrey, San Dee Frei, Joan Kasman and Susan Layman for exceptional service to the organization and the community during the prior year. Several members were honored for years of service with the...

Workshop Devises a Prescription for Well-Being

The third annual TerraVita Herbal Symposium takes place Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 28 and March 1, at Anneliese Schools’ Wiilowbrook campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road. The weekend symposium sponsored by SEEDS Arts and Education, Inc. includes diverse and hands-on workshops on...

Fire Protection Intensifies in Arch Beach

The city’s Fire Department is proposing a fuel modification plan for undeveloped areas that border Arch Beach Heights, Portofino, and Lower Nyes Canyon. A community meeting on the topic is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, and another scheduled for the Design Review Board...
Posted On 26 Feb 2015

Personnel File

Dance Festival Hires First Executive Laguna Dance Festival hired longtime volunteer and board chair Joy Dittberner as its first executive director, the festival founder and artistic director Jodie Gates announced. “Joy is just the person for the job, having worked as our de facto...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Feb. 27 Kalama Brothers, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. The Higgs, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. James Clay Garrison, Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. Richie Furay, 8 p.m., The...