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Assistance League Spreads Holiday Cheer

Soldiers on their first deployment will receive 56 boxes of gifts and books collected by the professionals group of the Assistance League of Laguna Beach. Military personnel who received the care package last year shared their reactions with their benefactors. USMC Major Jason S....

Seniors Spread Holiday Cheer

On behalf of Laguna Beach Seniors, its president emeritus, Chris Quilter, accepted his brother Patrick’s traditional challenge grant, encouraging others to donate by matching their gift at the annual lunch last week. The entire City Council was in attendance along with 200 others...

Otho Budd

Otho (Sonny) Mansfield Budd was born on Sept. 12, 1923, and crossed over the rainbow bridge peacefully on Dec. 8, 2014.  At his side were June, his beloved wife of 55 years, Kathleen, his only daughter, and Stephen, his only son. His grandchildren Chloe, Aria, Quinn, Eric, Dallen...

Richard Bracebridge Challis

Richard Bracebridge Challis was born at home in London, England on Aug. 12, 1920. He died in his home in Laguna Beach of natural causes on Dec. 10, 2014. His father, Lionel Stevenson Challis, served as a captain during WWI and his mother, Eileen Owen, was a classical violinist....

Indy on Arts

Friday, Dec. 19 Laguna Tunes free holiday concert, 7:30 p.m., Artists’ Theatre, 625 Park Ave. “Striking 12,” Laguna Playhouse, 7:30 p.m., 606 Laguna Canyon Rd. 949 497-2787. Tel: (94 Pawnshop Kings, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. The Strangers, 9 p.m., Marine Room...
Posted On 18 Dec 2014

Clinic Receives an Early Gift

  The Assistance League awarded the Laguna Beach Community Clinic $78,000 to purchase gear for electronic medical records as mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The system will support the clinic’s pursuit of accreditation as a patient centered medical home and increase its...

New Inn Keeper Unlocks Boutique Hotel

Francois Leclair, 15-year owner of Casa Laguna Inn & Spa, handed over the keys to the new owners of the historic Laguna Beach landmark inn last week. Casa Laguna will be managed by PRG Investment and Management Inc. of Los Angeles for the new owners, Villa Carlotta LLC, the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2014

Holiday Happenings

A Caroling They Go Watch and listen for the Laguna Beach Girl Scouts as they sing in the holidays Friday, Dec. 12, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Driven by Santa Claus, who traded in his sleigh for a Laguna trolley, scores of local Girl Scouts will be on board to sing holiday carols...

Gift Shopping Laguna Style

Purchase Holiday Gifts that Keep on Giving A free event open to the public, the 10th annual Alternative International Holiday Gift Fair hosted by Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr., will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 and from 11 a.m....

Spiritual Matters

Chamber Singers Perform Christmas Evensong The community is invited to attend a free 6:30 p.m. holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 6, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 428 Park Ave. The program is comprised of songs and readings of winter and the coming of Christmas. Solos duets and...

Public Is Invited to a Mobility Workshop

The public’s feedback is wanted on a draft mobility plan at a 5-6 p.m. workshop Wednesday, Dec. 10 in City Hall by the Planning Commission and the Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee. Join city staff and the project team at 505 Forest Ave. to review the plan, which is to...

Swayne, a Role Model for Philanthropy, Dies at 73

Judy Kjellberg Swayne was born April 4, 1941, in Chicago, Ill., and died on Nov. 29, 2014, after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She resided in Laguna Beach from 1970 until 2012 at which time she became a resident at Silverado Memory Care in San Juan Capistrano. Judy...

Cooler Temps Lure Nature Lovers to the Hillsides

From 9- 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, ages 10 and up can step back 25 million years to a time when the seas receded and the San Andreas Fault was just starting to form. A Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalist guides the way in a moderate three-mile hike in the Laguna...

Scouts Earn Their Wings

Four Laguna Beach High School students were recognized by Mayor Elizabeth Pearson at a recent City Council for receiving their Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank in the Boys Scouts of America program. Ford Brian, Ethan Chesley, Andrew Kimball and Penn Nielson are all members of...