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Campaign Supports Distressed Family

Single mother Sandra Woodard went to her doctor because she was experiencing abdominal discomfort and a loss of appetite in January. Scans revealed that she was suffering from a rare ovarian cancer. Woodard, 54, works as an esthetician at Hudson Salon and Spa in Boat Canyo...
Posted On 19 May 2016

Local Gardener Turns Off the Tap

The South Coast Water District recognized Laguna Beach resident Sharleen Sweeney as water saver of the month in May. Sweeny ripped out 4,000 sq. ft. of creeping lilyturf (Liriope) and transformed her front yard into a drought-tolerant garden, complete with a dry rock creek bed....

Bridget Sturges Hedges

  Bridget Sturges Hedges passed away April 20, 2016, in her home in Tustin, Calif., at the age of 68. She died of complications from lung cancer that had metastasized to her brain. She went peacefully in her sleep. Bridget was born on Aug. 8, 1947, in Baton Rouge, La. She...

Personnel File

Non-profit Law Firm Expands Orange County attorney and UCLA School of Law graduate Leslie Bigler Lindgren recently joined the non-profit Laguna Beach law firm Seaside Legal Services. Established in 2013 by local attorney A. Jane Fulton, Seaside Legal Services provides legal...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 20 Hugh Johnson jazz trio, 6:30 p.m. Sunset Serenade, Heisler Park Amphitheater. Free. Closing: “Sex and Education,” 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets: 949 497-2787. Kurtis Gentile & JP Peart, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy....

Clinic Backers Demonstrate Their Support

More than 140 locals attended the Laguna Beach Community Clinic’s Cinco de Mayo fundraiser, contributing $176,000 to help fund a healthy community initiative, says a clinic statement. Patient Robin Agers described turning to the clinic for help to guests who attended the event at...

City Manager Speaks to Business Club

Laguna Beach City Manager John Pietig will discuss current and future initiatives and the city’s financial condition at a Business Club breakfast meeting Thursday, May 19. The 7:30 a.m. meeting begins with a buffet breakfast at Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway. Non-members are...

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...

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,...

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...