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Halloween Calendar

Halloween Calendar

A Ghoul’s New Best Friend Manager Kimmie Breeding tries out a Halloween look applied by makeup artist Riley Weber at Belo Blow Dry Bar, a Forest Avenue salon. Witches, zombies or vixen looks, which take about an hour, are offered through Nov. 1 for $99. Grab your broom and pop in or make an appointment […]

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Peace Laureate Speaks at Soka

Peace Laureate Speaks at Soka

Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and international law professor, Karima Bennoune, will speak at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Soka Performing Arts Center, 1 University Dr., Aliso Viejo. Their topic is, “Outrageous Acts of Peace: The role ordinary people must play in transforming violence to peace.” Tickets, $6-$8 are available […]

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Benefits and Benefactors

Benefits and Benefactors

Helping the Un-housed, a Bowl at a Time By Donna Furey | LB Indy Distinctive bowls by local and international artists with studios as far away as Germany and Saudi Arabia will go under the gavel during the sixth annual World Hunger Bowl, set for 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6. Some of the bowls […]

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William J. Kremer

William J. Kremer

  William “Bill” Kremer, born in Chicago, Ill., to Maria and Christian Kremer on Feb. 9, 1932 passed away Oct. 15, 2014, at the age of 82. As a young man, Bill joined the Air Force and was stationed in France during the Korean conflict. Upon his return to the states, he began his career […]

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Monks Return for Tibetan Art Tour

Monks Return for Tibetan Art Tour

Tri-chord chanting will begin and end each day of the Sacred Tibetan Arts tour by Drepung Gomang Monks of southern India, who are returning to Neighborhood Congregational Church in Laguna Beach beginning next week. At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, the visit begins with an opening ceremony and the drawing of the wisdom mandala, which […]

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Costume Parade Coming to Forest Avenue

Costume Parade Coming to Forest Avenue

The Laguna Beach Parents Club’s annual Halloween Walk steps off at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, beginning on Main Beach. The community is invited to watch the costumed children and often equally outrageously outfitted parents as they parade down Forest Avenue gathering candy and trinkets from local merchants. The parade ends at the Laguna Beach […]

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Personnel File

Personnel File

A New Manager Sets Music Festival’s Tone With the annual Laguna Beach Music Festival set for early next year, a new festival director, Laura Ricker, was recently appointed to take the reins. Ricker worked for nine years with Western Arts Alliance, a membership association based in Portland, Ore., of touring and performing arts professionals. She […]

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Mary L. Farrar

Mary L. Farrar

Dec. 22, 1925-Oct . 5, 2014 Mary L. Farrar, affectionately known as MiMi, passed away peacefully with family by her side Oct. 5, 2014. She was born on Dec. 22, 1925, to Luis John and Maria Lawrence Santos in Tulare, Calif. She was raised on the family farm west of Tulare. For many years, she […]

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Stem Cell Scientist Lectures at Susi Q

Stem Cell Scientist Lectures at Susi Q

Lead scientist Dr. Peter Donovan will describe the role of stem cells in the human body and research underway at UC Irvine during a 2 p.m. talk Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. Donovan, a professor of developmental and cell biology and biological chemistry, is the former director of the […]

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Personnel File

Personnel File

Architect Recognized for Organizing Skills   Local architect Bob McGraw was named R Star Foundation’s board member of the year for leading its most successful fundraiser to date. The Laguna Beach non-profit founded by Rosalind Russell provides goats to women in rural Nepal. McGraw met Russell when she hired him to rebuild her Park Avenue […]

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The Music Man: Roger Charles Bailey 1923-2014

The Music Man: Roger Charles Bailey 1923-2014

Roger Charles Bailey, a man of honor, pride and distinction, served his country, but cherished his family as well. He was born in Minneapolis, Minn., on July 15, 1923. One of five kids, Bailey loved to play baseball and sing in the church choir. His singing used to annoy his brothers and sisters and even […]

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Backyard Farmers Open Their Coops

Backyard Farmers Open Their Coops

The second annual Laguna Beach Tour de Coop takes place at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. Chicken lovers and coop curious will bike coop-to-coop to learn all about keeping backyard chickens during this community bike ride. Check in at Anneliese Schools’ Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road, for information, bike maps, guest speaker, water and light […]

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Local Nominated for Vet of the Year

Local Nominated for Vet of the Year

Dr. Matthew Wheaton of Alicia Pet Care Center in Mission Viejo has been sniffed out as one of six semifinalists for insurance provider Petplan’s 2015 veterinarian of the year aware. Clients, colleagues, friends and family can have a paw in the process by voting for their favorite semifinalist at: gopetplan.com/form/petplan-veterinary-excellence-awards-public-voteGoPetplan.com/raiseapaw. Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. […]