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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...

Troop 35 Fledges Two Eagles

High school sophomore Jake Mangus and junior Jeffery Rubino achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America. Both are members of Troop 35, chartered by the Laguna Presbyterian Church in 1945. Jeff is the third generation in the Rubino...

Local Photographer, Officiant Win Awards

Click Chicks Photography and officiant Michael Ahern say they have won bride’s choice awards from Wedding Wire, an online site connecting couples with event professionals. “When a couple hires me, I’m being asked to be a part of one of the biggest days of their lives,” said...

Spiritual Matters

Lent Leads Off With Guest Speaker Inclusivity will be the topic of Rev. Kathy Black’s sermon on Sundya, Feb. 22, during the 10 a.m. worship service at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Dr. She will provide the first of a five-week Lenten series called “My...
Posted On 19 Feb 2015

Indy on Art

  Friday, Feb. 20 “Number the Stars,” 7 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd. Pawnshop Kings, 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 Strangers, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave....
Posted On 19 Feb 2015

Ceramic Artist Richard White Dies at 63

By Bolton Colburn, Special to the Independent Richie White, a well-known contemporary ceramic artist and professor at Saddleback College’s Art Department, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at his home in San Clemente. Former students, peers, friends and family flocked to the campus in...

Lu Campbell, Festival of Arts Exhibitor, Dies at 82

Former Festival of Arts artist and Laguna Beach resident Lu Campbell passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at home with her husband, John, and daughter Darcy by her side. Campbell had been fighting lung cancer since 2007. Lu was born in Whittier, Calif., on Feb. 19, 1932, to...
Posted On 13 Feb 2015

Club Honors Standout Members

  The Boys and Girls Club bestowed youth of the year awards to individuals at each of their branches last month. Taylor Towe, Ava Knepper and Morgan Zevnick received honors from the canyon, Bluebird, Lang branches, respectively. Aaron White received the honor for the club’s...

Sister Cities Bonds Take Root

The public is invited to attend a 4 p.m. ribbon cutting and dedication of the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Garden on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at Cliff Drive, just north of Jasmine Street. The garden represents native foliage from Laguna’s adopted siblings, the cities of San Jose del...

Clinic Records Now State of the Art

Patient information at the Laguna Beach Community Clinic is now available to staff through electronic medical records, a system a year in planning. The system is hosted by Oregon Coastal Health Information Network, a co-operative that provides access to top of the line systems...

Gift Stocks Pantry’s Larder

Residents John and Lisa Mansour have directed the Laguna Beach Community Foundation to send a $1,000 check to the Laguna Food Pantry from their donor-advised fund managed through the foundation. “We thought about what would have the most impact, and we recognized that the Laguna...