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A Modern Passover

A Modern Passover

Passover began as a celebration of spring for the Jewish people; a time for the celebration of life.  With the rabbis it became a commemoration and celebration of a biblical exodus and escape from slavery in ancient Egypt. This familiar story, contained in the traditional Haggadah, a text that sets forth the order of the […]

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Diana Lee Kramer

Diana Lee Kramer

May 6, 1936-April 12, 2014 Diana Lee Kramer, a longtime resident of Laguna Beach, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on April 12, the 56th anniversary of her wedding. She leaves her loving husband, Karl Kramer, three children, two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and an army of beloved family and friends. Diana was born […]

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Holden Obituary

Holden Obituary

Melanie Ott Holden passed away at her home on March 31, 2014. Born in Evanston, Ill., on May 12,1938, Melanie moved to Laguna Beach with her family in 1941. Her father was renowned sculptor, Peterpaul Ott. After graduating from Laguna Beach High School, Melanie continued her education in Germany, mastering six foreign languages and working […]

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Festival Foundation Confers Local Grants

Festival Foundation Confers Local Grants

The Festivals of Arts Foundation has awarded $90,000 in grants to local non-profits. Recipient include the Laguna Art Museum, the Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach Live!, the LBHS Band Boosters, Laguna Beach Seniors, Laguna Community Concert Band,  Laguna Dance Festival, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, LagunaTunes, Inc., No Square Theater, Festival of […]

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Basket Overflows With Easter Treats and Events

Basket Overflows With Easter Treats and Events

The Laguna Beach Parents Club will host its annual Easter egg hunt on Friday, April 18, from 4 -7 p.m. at Alta Laguna Park. Member families are welcome. After the hunt there will be food, fun and DIY pictures with the Easter Bunny. Visit lagunabeachparents.com to become a member of the LBPC. The veterans of Laguna […]

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Assembly Candidate Makes Campaign Stops

Assembly Candidate Makes Campaign Stops

A candidate for the 74th state Assembly district, Newport Beach councilman Keith Curry, is the guest speaker at the Laguna Beach Taxpayers Association’s annual meeting on Saturday, April 26. The 10 a.m. brunch at Mare’s Culinary Lounge, 696 S Coast Highway, costs $50 per person. R.S.V.P to 949-910-9265 by April 23. Discussion of concerns by […]

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Librarian Writes a New Chapter

Librarian Writes a New Chapter

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Jon Gilliom took on the job as Laguna Beach’s library branch manager a little more than a year ago and he is already helping rewrite what library patrons can expect to find amid the stacks. Gilliom, who holds a degree in literature and has studied computer science, discovered that […]

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Himalayan Festival Comes to Laguna Beach

Himalayan Festival Comes to Laguna Beach

Visitors to the first Himalayan Festival held in Southern California will have a chance to experience a sampling of culture from four different Asian countries over two days while in Laguna Beach. On Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20, the Festival of Arts’ grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, will experience an influx of Tibetans, Nepalese, Bhutanese […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Forum Looks at Housing Homeless in Laguna Canyon Neighborhood Congregational Church hosts a community forum to discuss Friendship Shelter’s permanent supportive housing proposal at 7 p.m., Friday, April 11. Dawn Price, Friendship Shelter’s executive director, will give details about the proposal and will answer questions about its impact and benefits at the church, 340 St. […]

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What’s Sprouting

What’s Sprouting

Nurturing Plants That Heal The public is invited to Jessica McLeish’s free workshop on Healing Foods in the South Laguna Community Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12. McLeish will share her knowledge of the healing properties of plant-based foods and how eating certain foods may help counteract ailments. The garden is at Eagle Rock […]

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Design Professional Wins Award

Design Professional Wins Award

Laguna Beach architect Bob McGraw received a customer satisfaction award from Houzz, a home remodeling and design website. Users of the site, which has 16 million monthly visitors, chose McGraw. Winners receive a “Best of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles.

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Laguna Tests Tsunami Planning

Laguna Tests Tsunami Planning

Laguna Beach’s first-responders participated in a statewide tsunami exercise last month, working through a tabletop drill of the challenges whipped up by a 8.2 magnitude earthquake off the Alaskan coast that put the Californian coastline into a tsunami watch. Laguna Beach holds certification through the National Weather Service as a TsunamiReady city because of simulations […]

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Rhythm Riders Pedal for Food

Rhythm Riders Pedal for Food

In its first five years in business, stationary bikers – or “spinners” – have flocked to Shelley Arends’ tidy studio on the second floor of the Village Faire building. To mark this milestone of her business success, Arends and her physically fit crew are holding “Six for Five,” a food drive to collect the top six […]

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Plan a Park Hike

Plan a Park Hike

April 11 and 18 Wild Tales, story telling.10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Learn about the natural history of the Newport Bay through crafts, hands-on activities and nature walks. Upper Newport Bay, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, $5 per student, free parking, 949 923-2290 Ages 2 to 8 years. Space is limited and pre-registration required at 949 […]

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Let’s Go Parking

Let’s Go Parking

You know you are older when going parking has become a problem. In high school, we had a special place to go parking and there always seemed to be enough room for cars, and birds and bees, too.  Now everybody is older and fuzzy about parking with benefits so it is necessary to hire a […]