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Seniors At Work on a Three-Year Plan

Laguna Beach Seniors is undertaking a three-year strategic plan to expand programming through the Susi Q with the aim of making the facility on Third Street a hub for services that reach into the community. As the center is nearing its capacity serving 6,000 people a quarter,...

An Exhilarating Race

Cub Scout Pack 35 ran their annual Pinewood Derby last week in Tankersley Hall at the Laguna Presbyterian Church. Derby cars are small wood models powered by gravity that the scouts make with assistance from their families and then race on a track. The event has been an important...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Feb. 6 “Bent Broadway,” 7:30 p.m., No Square Theater at Legion Hall, 384 Legion St. Tickets: $20 online at nosquare.org and $25 at the door if available. Also Saturday, Feb. 7. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Slingshot, 9 p.m., Marine...
Posted On 05 Feb 2015

Ideas for Your Valentine, Some Sugar Free

Join in a Pete Seeger Songfest All are welcome to honor folk legend Pete Seeger by joining composer/guitarist and collaborator Jim Scott in singing his well-loved songs at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach, 429 Cypress Dr. Order...

Good Deeds

Students Step Up to Halt Child Slavery   Cho’s Academy fifth annual youth awards banquet and fundraiser recognized academy students for their martial arts and academic achievements in 2014. Nearly $3000 was raised by the academy’s Youth Outreach Initative, which was started...

Club Q Salutes the Doctor

Dr. Korey Jorgensen was saluted last week by Club Q Laguna, the Laguna Beach Seniors social group for the LGBT community, as well as at a brunch by the Laguna Beach Community Clinic. Jorgensen recently retired after 42 years with the Laguna Beach Community Clinic where he played...

Police Target Street Safety for Those on Foot

The Laguna Beach Police Department will step up traffic safety enforcement on Saturday, Jan. 31, by focusing on factors that cause collisions involving motorists and pedestrians and crash locations of the past five years. Locally, the department has investigated three fatal and...
Posted On 29 Jan 2015

Personnel File

Architect Wins Best of Houzz Award Local architect Bob McGraw received a “Best of Houzz” award for design by Houzz, an online website for home remodeling and design. McGraw works for residential and commercial clients including Mother’s Markets, Whole Foods, Laguna Drugs and Von...

Indy on Arts

  Friday, Jan. 30 Rasun, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. English Beat, 10 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $35 at the door. Really Classic, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. John Ondrasik, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino...
Posted On 29 Jan 2015

Blood Drive to Pull Into a Shopping Center

A tiny clinic on wheels from Hoag Hospital will roll into the parking lot of the Albertson’s market in South Laguna on Thursday, Feb. 5, allowing people running errands to also stop by and donate blood. All donations will support patients in need at Hoag Hospital’s campuses in...
Posted On 23 Jan 2015

Assistance League’s Grant Put in Play

Members of the Assistance League of Laguna Beach visited R.H. Dana Exceptional Needs Facility in Dana Point recently to see students enjoying the new swings, music wall and rocking rides the group helped fund with a $25,000 grant. The specialized playground equipment – including...
Posted On 23 Jan 2015

Paula Jean Brown

Oct. 8, 1946 –Dec. 23, 2014 Paula Jean Brown was a gentle, generous soul: lover of animals, children, travel, satire, fashion and literature. She was born and raised in San Gabriel, Calif., and graduated from San Gabriel High School. Subsequently she attended the University of...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Jan. 23 Vibe Tribe, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. 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. Solos and Ensembles, Niguel High students, 7:30 p.m., Soka University...
Posted On 22 Jan 2015

Bridget Graney

Bridget C. Graney, a longtime resident of Laguna Beach and Dana Point, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Jan. 13. She was 91 years old. Born and raised in County Mayo, Ireland, “Bridie” spent more than four decades running an in-home day care in Laguna Beach....

John Mancuso

The man known to many in our community of Laguna Beach as “Mr. Giovanni,” John Carmen Mancuso, began his life in Hastings, Penn., Nov. 6, 1932. His parents, Michele Mancuso and Carmela Todaro, immigrated to the U.S. at the turn of the century from Grotte, Sicily. He was the...