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Ezat Pakpour

Ezat Babazadeh Pakpour was a warm-hearted woman, known for her strength, endearing stubbornness and unmatchable sense of humor. Never straying from a strong and positive conviction for her beliefs, she never complained about life and could find humor in the most challenging...

Judith Macdonald

Judith Alexandra Macdonald, a long time resident of Laguna Beach, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, with her two daughters, Rhea Foley and Rebecca Judy, by her side. Born Dec. 2, 1945, in Pasadena, Judy was the newest member of a prominent Pasadena family and was...

Belly Dancers Invite All to Join In

Laguna local Jheri St. James, an award-winning dancer and instructor, will offer a free preview of a belly dancing class from 7:30-9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, in Studio 2 at the Susi Q. Community Center, 380 Third St. The evening will include live performances, refreshments, and...

Parade Committee Announces Contest Winners

Colleen Turner has been named the winner of the Thurston Middle School essay contest by the Patriot’s Day Parade committee. The eighth grader is a student in Laura Silver’s English class. Max Casper, a member of the LBHS 2018 graduating class and a student in Kerry...

Chamber Awards Spirit Winners

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce held its annual Board member Installation and Spirit of Laguna Awards Dinner at seven-degrees on January 23. City Council member Toni Iseman last month swore in a new board of the Chamber of Commerce, which will be led in 2015 by Gregg Abel as...

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