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Martha McCluskey

Martha McCluskey

A gracious lady, wife, mother, grandmother with two great grandsons, Martha McCluskey died in her beach cottage and entered eternal rest with the loving God and His people at age 82. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Florence and Hiram Webster.  Her family moved to California in the 1940s. Martie had an amazing gift for finding […]

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Boys and Girls Clubs Kick Off Ambitious National Campaign

Boys and Girls Clubs Kick Off Ambitious National Campaign

Nationally, Boys &Girls Clubs of America launched their Great Futures Campaign on July 31 in Atlanta, Georgia. Their goal is to elevate the critical role of out-of-school time and garner public support and resources for Boys and Girls clubs to increase their impact on kids and communities. For every hour a child spends in school, […]

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Bridge Hall Bingo

Bridge Hall Bingo

Celebrate the Endless Summer with another evening of Bridge Hall Bingo at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. in Laguna Beach on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 17 and under. Admission includes a 10-game pack with six cards to a page, three […]

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Fundraising Event for Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach

Fundraising Event for Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach

United Studios of Self Defense Laguna Beach, in association with business tenants of the Aliso Creek Plaza Shopping Center, is holding an End of Summer Bash fundraising event on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to support the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. The event includes a bounce house, dunk […]

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Get Out Into the Wilderness

Get Out Into the Wilderness

Ages 15 and up can explore the beauty and diversity of Little Sycamore and Laurel Canyons on a strenuous 8.2-mile hike over rocky and uneven terrain from 8-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 23 at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Nix Nature Center, Laguna Canyon Road at SR-133. Bring water, a hat, and a hearty […]

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Indy Calendar

Indy Calendar

Friday, Aug. 22   Kalama Brothers, 6 p.m. Cliff Restaurant’s Fireside Theater. 577 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-1956 Space Oddity, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930 Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777 Saturday, Aug. 23 Farmers Market, Lumberyard Parking Lot next to […]

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Council Puts Wheels in Motion for Bike Safety

Council Puts Wheels in Motion for Bike Safety

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Just three weeks after about 200 cyclists and pedestrians rallied at City Hall advocating safer passage through town, city officials seem poised to act. At their meeting last week, Council members approved new bike racks and signage at the Pepper Tree parking lot and also agreed to officially endorse […]

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El Nino Forecasts Propel Storm Readiness

El Nino Forecasts Propel Storm Readiness

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Due in part to higher-than-normal ocean temps, monsoon weather normally blocked by the mountain ridges managed to cross into Southern California this summer. The resulting thunderstorms created lightning that killed a man in Venice Beach in July and flash floods that claimed the life of a motorist and destroyed […]

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A Bond Forged in Salt Water

A Bond Forged in Salt Water

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy With blowing rain lowering air temperatures to 50 degrees, Laguna Beach residents Thomas Hale and his daughter Faith, wearing only swim suits, literally shook with cold while aboard a boat bobbing in choppy, black seas under the Golden Gate Bridge last Saturday, Aug. 9. When they finally plunged into […]

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Newcomers Join Race for School Board

Newcomers Join Race for School Board

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy At the 11th hour deadline, two newcomers officially became candidates for the Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Directors, meeting the Orange County Registrar’s Wednesday filing deadline. Carol Normandin will join another first-time contender, Annette Gibson, and two other candidates in vying for three positions available on the […]

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Madison Leads in Campaign Donations

Madison Leads in Campaign Donations

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Restaurant owner Jon Madison so far leads the pack of Laguna Beach City Council candidates with $45,923 in campaign cash as of July 31. Planning commission member Robert Zur Schmiede comes in second with $27,554, followed by incumbent Kelly Boyd at $16,116, and Michele Hall, who reported $2,109 in […]

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Jean Paul Gets in a Final Word: Goodbye

Jean Paul Gets in a Final Word: Goodbye

Even before its doors opened, a sizeable crowd lined up outside Jean Paul’s Goodies in North Laguna last Saturday, Aug. 9, mourning the final hours of a Laguna Beach institution and commiserating over an alternate source of caffeine and camaraderie. After 35 years and several competitors, Jean Paul Leguy turned in the key to the […]

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Church Blesses Scout’s Benches

Church Blesses Scout’s Benches

Church member Brantlee Griffith, who built three courtyard benches for the Neighborhood Congregational Church for his Eagle Scout service project, will be honored Sunday, Aug. 17, at the 10 a.m. worship service. “I wanted the benches to reflect the community. One uses skimboards for the back of the bench to recognize the surf culture, and […]

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Benefits and Benefactors

Benefits and Benefactors

Home Raffle Keeps Ocean Institute Afloat Tickets are available for the 10th annual Laguna Beach Gold Coast Million Dollar Home Raffle benefiting the Ocean Institute of Dana Point, a non-profit dedicated to ocean preservation through education. The grand prize winner, selected on Nov. 8, may choose between a Laguna Beach home and $1 million in […]

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Eye on Nature

Eye on Nature

No Butts About It: Earth Day is Everyday By Ellen Girardeau Kempler By the time you read this, Earth Day 2014 will be history. The now-annual observance that started in 1970 has become a touchstone for campaigns around a host of causes from water conservation to land preservation, bees to whales, rainforests to wetlands. Many […]