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Peacemaker Shares Her Story

Laguna Presbyterian Church hosts international peacemaker Sushma Ramswami from India at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. She is among a 10-member group touring the country in a program that over 30 years has brought 200 peacemakers from 57 nations. For 2015, their focus is on the root...

Nepal Earthquake Benefit Concert

Southern California Baha’i musicians will give a benefit concert for Nepal earthquake victims at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 22851 Aliso Creek Rd in Aliso Viejo. A $20 donation is suggested for the concert, organized in part...

Laguna Beach Magazine Seeks ‘Influential’ Nominations

Laguna Beach Magazine Seeks ‘Influential’ Nominations Laguna Beach Magazine, a sister publication of the Laguna Beach Independent, is seeking nominations for the city’s top 10 influencers. These individuals will be featured in the magazine’s “Most Influential People” issue,...

Woman’s Club Steps Up to Provide Back-To-School Supplies 

  The newly formed Woman’s Club Charitable Fund, headed by board member Ellie Ortiz, has purchased 125 backpacks and filled them with school supplies for local public school students in need. The purpose of the charitable fund is to fill a gap in the community and...

Firefighters on the Front Lines for Flapjacks

LBPD officers will be serving coffee at the Laguna Beach Exchange Club’s annual Labor Day Pancake Breakfast being held from 7-10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 7, in the picnic area below the corner of Myrtle and Cliff Drives at Heisler Park. The breakfast is the Exchange Club’s...

Workshop Explains Historic Inventory

A workshop about the city’s current historic preservation ordinance, the historic inventory and the impact of the California Environmental Quality Act on historic structures will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. City Attorney Phil Kohn and consultant Jan Ostashay will be...

Roundabout Comes to Town

  The temporary roundabout at the five point intersection of Los Robles, Catalina, and El Camino Del Mar, which was approved by the City Council last April, is now fully functional. Delineators were also installed as a temporary measure to aid in visibility until drivers get...

Set Out on a Blue Moon Hike

Hike with park staff and Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers as the sun sets Friday, July 31, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. and the moon rises over Laurel and Willow Canyons. Observe the changes as day turns to night on a leisurely hike and learn about night wildlife. Hear the last birds’...

New Business Opens With Star Power

Beauty pageant winners and an “American Idol” contestant turned out with city dignitaries last week to welcome the opening of The Foundation skin care studio in Laguna Beach last week. The Foundation’s owner, Lisa G Artistry, a makeup artist and skin care specialist for 17 years,...

Keller Receives League’s Kudos

The Assistance League of Laguna Beach named Chris Keller businessperson of the year. Keller is an active member of the League’s advisory council and has been involved with the Early Intervention Program for developmentally delayed infants, a program that he participated in...

Picture This: Photo Contest Winners Announced

Indy photo contributor Mitch Ridder took first place in the city’s “My Laguna” photo contest in the adult category. Second and third place went to Allard van der Graaf and Cheyne Walls, respectively. In the youth category, winners were Charlie Dickerson, Chloe Mansour and Deja...

Summer Just Got Cooler

Laguna Beach residents Steve and Jim Muzzy and Dan Bolar helped raise $17 million to remodel Discovery Cube in Santa Ana with new exhibits. Kids can now design and build a space rover or satellite, take virtual helicopter tours or go on a digital scavenger hunt. The expansion...

Scouts Retire Flags With Ceremony

Laguna Beach’s Cub Scout Pack 35 recently held its annual end of the year beach party at Aliso Beach, which included a BBQ and flag retirement ceremony. The ceremony involves shredding and burning of old flags ready for retirement until the flag turns to ash. Other than the...

Soul Project Celebrates Its First Year

The Soul Project, local apparel company, will celebrate its one-year anniversary of its flagship store with an all-day line up of activities and events on Saturday, June 20. The event will run from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and includes coffee, yoga, beer, tacos and dancing. All guests are...

Beauty Discounts Salute a Salon’s Longevity

This month, Noreen Goodman marks her 30th year in Laguna Beach at the same location, the International Hair Salon and Spa, which holds down one of Hotel Laguna’s storefronts. “When you love what you do time goes by fast,” said Goodman. “I love making people beautiful from the...