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Chamber Announces ‘Spirit’ Winners

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce presented 13 Spirit of Laguna awards during its board installation last Friday, Jan. 29. President Larry Nokes emcee’d with co-host Pat Kollenda. Mayor Steve Dicterow presided over the installation and swore in the directors. Also in...

Parade Honorees Receive Early Attention

The Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade Association holds its brunch for honorees beginning at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. The parade steps off next month, Saturday, March 5. This year’s honorees include grand marshal Kelly Boyd, patriot...

Garden Club Offers a Living Valentine

All are invited to the Laguna Beach Garden Club’s Friday, Feb. 12, meeting when the annual Valentine container auction takes place at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. Registration and social hour is from 9:30-10 a.m. Purchase a unique gift for that special someone and...

Glenn Arthur Arentz

Nov. 18, 1963 – Jan. 11, 2016 Glenn Arthur Arentz died at home in Santa Ana. He had been a resident of Laguna Beach from 1980 to 2005. For those who would remember him, he worked at Wells Fargo bank as a parking attendant and would always hold the door open for you. He was a...

Food Pantry Bags a Gift at Store’s Opening

In opening a new grocery store at 26560 Moulton Parkway in Laguna Hills, the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation donated a check for $2,500 to the Laguna Food Pantry and local campus New Vista School for special-needs learners, says a statement. The new Smart & Final...

American Legion Honors Laguna’s Finest

The veterans of Laguna Beach American Legion honored three public servants from the police and fire departments Thursday, Jan. 21. Firefighter-paramedic Alex Pacheco was honored as firefighter of the year and Jeff Zaccaro was honored among reserves. James Michaud was honored as...

Personnel File

Council Fills Two Openings Adam Schwerner was selected to serve on the city’s Art Commission by a 4-1 vote of the City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Mayor Steve Dicterow dissented. Lisa Berman and Denise Ford also applied for the post. The same day, the council also selected Caren...

Dorothy Catherine Scott

Dorothy Catherine Scott passed away peacefully on Jan. 12, 2016, at the age of 95. Scott is survived by her two daughters, Susan Kollmansberger of Laguna Beach and Sherry Scott-Tyler of North Fort Myers, Fla.; two son-in-laws; two granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews,...

Shirley Abel

A special Laguna Beach resident has passed away. Shirley “Shirl” Abel was born March 4, 1927, and died on Jan. 11, 2016, at the age of 88. For the most part of 55 years she lived in and loved Laguna. So many local friends and an extended family will sincerely miss her. She was...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Jan. 29 Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $10. Alisa Eisenberg, 6 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Jackie Pember & Robert Jon, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-4500 Downtown Country Club, 9 p.m.,...

Club to Award its Stars

The Boys & Girls Club holds its annual Awards Night on Thursday, Feb. 11, and welcomes support from local businesses in the form of a donated sandwich, vegetable or cookie trays or items for goodie bags. Three individuals who have demonstrated strong moral character,...

Fannie Lum July 10, 1927- Dec. 2, 2015

Fannie Lum passed away with family by her side on Dec. 2, 2015. She was 88 years old. Seu Fun “Fannie” Lee was born July 10, 1927, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Fannie and her three siblings attended Chinese language school in addition to public school. She left Hawaii and crossed the...

Robert P. Powers 1952-2016

Robert P. Powers, 63, died quietly at home in Santa Fe, N.M. on Jan. 2, 2016, following a courageous 10-month battle with cancer. Bob was born in Laguna Beach in 1952, attended El Morro and Thurston schools and graduated Laguna Beach High School in 1970. He was the son of Porter...

Dorothy Catherine Scott

Dorothy Catherine Scott passed away peacefully on Jan. 12, 2016, at the age of 95. Scott is survived by her two daughters, Susan Kollmansberger of Laguna Beach and Sherry Scott-Tyler of North Fort Myers, Fla.; two son-in-laws; two granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews,...

Personnel File

Radio Station Hires New Staff Steph Weaver-Weinberg has been named music director of KX 93.5, Laguna’s alternative rock FM radio station. She was formerly a music and promotions assistant. “I look so forward to abusing this newfound power. My first decree shall be to change...