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Chamber Members Step Into a Baby’s World

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce’s mixer this past week ventured to the Assistance League Chapter House and learned about the organization’s early intervention program for families of developmentally-delayed infants. Tours included the EIP classroom and bargain-hunters could...

Robert K. Josephson

Robert K. Josephson passed Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at his home in Laguna Beach following a three-month battle with lymphoma. Josephson was emeritus professor of biology at University of California, Irvine. He was 81 years old. Born in Somerville, Mass., in 1934, he attended Tufts...

John Strotkamp

John Strotkamp (Johnny), who was 100 years old, passed away peacefully of natural causes at his Laguna Beach home on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. John was born in Alameda, Calif., on Oct. 3, 1915, the only child of Johan Heinrick Strotkamp and Emelia J. Vanselow. In his younger years,...

Spiritual Briefs

Methodists Host Guest Speaker for Lenten Service Rev. Linda Robison delivers the sermon “This is Not a Test” at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Dr. Pastor Robison recently retired as senior pastor of Palisades United Methodist Church...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Feb. 12 Jennifer Koh performs at Laguna Beach Music Festival concert, 8 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd., 949 497-2787 Jackie Pember Duo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-450 Liberio Band, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave....

Chamber Announces ‘Spirit’ Winners

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce presented 13 Spirit of Laguna awards during its board installation last Friday, Jan. 29. President Larry Nokes emcee’d with co-host Pat Kollenda. Mayor Steve Dicterow presided over the installation and swore in the directors. Also in...

Parade Honorees Receive Early Attention

The Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade Association holds its brunch for honorees beginning at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. The parade steps off next month, Saturday, March 5. This year’s honorees include grand marshal Kelly Boyd, patriot...

Garden Club Offers a Living Valentine

All are invited to the Laguna Beach Garden Club’s Friday, Feb. 12, meeting when the annual Valentine container auction takes place at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. Registration and social hour is from 9:30-10 a.m. Purchase a unique gift for that special someone and...

Glenn Arthur Arentz

Nov. 18, 1963 – Jan. 11, 2016 Glenn Arthur Arentz died at home in Santa Ana. He had been a resident of Laguna Beach from 1980 to 2005. For those who would remember him, he worked at Wells Fargo bank as a parking attendant and would always hold the door open for you. He was a...

Food Pantry Bags a Gift at Store’s Opening

In opening a new grocery store at 26560 Moulton Parkway in Laguna Hills, the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation donated a check for $2,500 to the Laguna Food Pantry and local campus New Vista School for special-needs learners, says a statement. The new Smart & Final...

American Legion Honors Laguna’s Finest

The veterans of Laguna Beach American Legion honored three public servants from the police and fire departments Thursday, Jan. 21. Firefighter-paramedic Alex Pacheco was honored as firefighter of the year and Jeff Zaccaro was honored among reserves. James Michaud was honored as...

Personnel File

Council Fills Two Openings Adam Schwerner was selected to serve on the city’s Art Commission by a 4-1 vote of the City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Mayor Steve Dicterow dissented. Lisa Berman and Denise Ford also applied for the post. The same day, the council also selected Caren...

Dorothy Catherine Scott

Dorothy Catherine Scott passed away peacefully on Jan. 12, 2016, at the age of 95. Scott is survived by her two daughters, Susan Kollmansberger of Laguna Beach and Sherry Scott-Tyler of North Fort Myers, Fla.; two son-in-laws; two granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews,...

Shirley Abel

A special Laguna Beach resident has passed away. Shirley “Shirl” Abel was born March 4, 1927, and died on Jan. 11, 2016, at the age of 88. For the most part of 55 years she lived in and loved Laguna. So many local friends and an extended family will sincerely miss her. She was...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Jan. 29 Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $10. Alisa Eisenberg, 6 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Jackie Pember & Robert Jon, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-4500 Downtown Country Club, 9 p.m.,...