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Personnel File

Pantry Hires a Director   The Laguna Food Pantry named local Justin Myers as its part-time director. Myers, who runs an event planning and catering company, also serves as president of Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association and is a member of other local boards. He will be...

Trump Rally Steals the Show

Ranger, the Laguna Beach police dog purchased with funds raised by the Woman’s Club, waited patiently in a van as his handlers prepared to demonstrate the dog’s abilities for his patrons on Thursday, April 28. Unfortunately, the featured performer that members and guests lined up...

Monique Huguette Pitz

  The Pitz, McConnell, O’Keefe, Verpaelst and Fallou families are sad to announce the passing of their beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, Monique Huguette Pitz. Monique was born in Hull, Canada, on Jan. 27, 1936. She passed away on May...

Streetbeat

Monday, May 2 Vandalism. 600 Park Ave. 1:13 p.m. A vehicle was keyed. Fraud. 700 block of Cliff Dr. 2:18 p.m. Somneone opened a bank account in the victim’s name. Wednesday, May 4 Sleeper. 1200 block of N. Coast Hwy. 7:42 a.m. Jonathan Ken Lain, 46, of Long Beach, who had left...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 1 Kelly Fitzgerald Duo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-4500. World Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Crimson and Crowbar, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. Nick I & A.D.D, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy,...

Lundeberg Retrospective, an Overdue Treat

Wearing a frilly white dress, a small girl sits next to a low table bearing a clock. Most striking are the tyke’s eyes, hinting at preternatural depth while gazing at the viewer. Behind her, the elongated shadow of a grown woman visually connects her to a painting of the grown...

Schools Plan for Jump in Enrollment

The Laguna Beach school district expects a 27 percent increase in its student population over two decades and forecasts needing $24 million in improvements to accommodate such growth. To start recouping the expected costs of an enrollment jump, the school board will tonight...

Turn Over at City Hall

A noticeable rate of employee turn-over has occurred at Laguna Beach City Hall in recent years, prompting questions about competitive pay, benefits and parting expertise.

School Field Closes for Makeover

The Laguna Beach High School field will close beginning May 16 to public and student use even before the school year ends to allow for a $2 million field renovation.

Fresh Start for Beach Stairways

The city is “starting fresh” on conceptual plans for beach stairways at the ends of Thalia, Agate and Pearl streets and wants public input about their design. Three meetings will be held for residents to air their thoughts about the plans, said Wade Brown, project director. All...

85 Years Young

The club, which hosts its annual open house from 10 – 3 on Saturday, May 7, celebrated its 85th anniversary last month.

Muslim Patrons Sue Urth Caffe

A lawyer representing seven Muslim women filed a lawsuit against the Urth Caffe, claiming they were ousted from the popular Laguna Beach restaurant in an act of religiously motivated discrimination, a violation of a state civil rights act.

Charmed, For Sure

While most homeowners couldn’t conceive of preparing their home for 800 visitors, participants in Village Laguna’s annual Charm House Tour unanimously describe the experience as “fun.” “It was an easy thing to do,” said Mike Boon, owner of a 1915 Federal Revival bungalow in North...
Posted On 05 May 2016

Laguna Candles Gains a Partner

Laguna Candles founder and owner Sharie Hendricks announced a collaboration with the galleries operated by the marine mammal artist Wyland. The partnership will expand Laguna Candles exposure to eco-aware consumers, Hendricks says in a statement. Laguna Candles makes scented,...

Personnel File

Promoter Receives a Promotion Ashley Johnson, who worked for 10 years in various jobs for Visit Laguna Beach, was named president and chief executive of the 30-year-old organization. Johnson oversees marketing and management of the city’s official visitors center and was...