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Board Elects First Woman President              Laguna local Paula Hornbuckle-Arnold makes history by becoming the first woman to serve as president of the Boys and Girls Club. Hornbuckle-Arnold has served six years on the board which oversees the 63 year old club. “I love that...

Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

Monarch butterfly expert and author Susie Vanderlip describes how to lure Monarch butterflies to home gardens at a meeting of the Laguna Beach Garden Club Friday, March 13. The 9:30 a.m. meeting is free and takes place at Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave.  ...

Making the Jump from a Shirtless Sport to a Clothing Line

Boxing fans at the White House restaurant will have a reason to cheer this Saturday during a live NBC broadcast when one of the main event fighters, John Molina, Jr., enters the ring. He will be wearing a Lambs to Lions shirt, a brand Tom Atencio is launching at the Laguna Beach...
Posted On 05 Mar 2015

Mary Jo Mancuso

Laguna lost a bright star and true Laguna original on March 1 with the passing of Mary Jo Mancuso. She would have been 80 on March 6. Mancuso was actively and energetically involved with a host of causes and organizations dating back to 1969, when the family first moved to...

Deirdre Naughton

Deirdre Carmel Ann Naughton, fashion maven and former Hollywood costume designer, passed away in Los Angeles on Feb. 27. She was 63. Naughton, who was always referred to as Dee, was a long time Hollywood resident. Born on Friday the 13th in the West of Ireland, she lived...

Indy on Arts

  Friday, March 6 “20,000 Days on Earth” screens at the free Flicks at the Forum, Forum Theatre, Festival of Arts Grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; screening at 7 p.m. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Nate...

Historian Revisits New Deal’s Impact in OC

History scholar Charles Epting will revisit New Deal era landmarks in Orange County at a free 7:30 p.m. Laguna Beach Historical Society presentation Tuesday, March 10, at Laguna Beach City Hall. The program will include a visual tour of the buildings, bridges, and other...

Little League Opens Its Season Tonight 

Laguna Beach Little League’s opening season begins at 6 p.m. tonight, Friday, Feb. 27, at Riddle Field. The ceremony kicks off with the league’s two oldest sponsors, VFW and Rotary Club, raising our nation’s flag. AA A ballplayer Zade Harrison will lead the national anthem....

Assistance League Recognizes its Members

The Assistance League recently recognized Dixie Henry, Susan Velasquez, Kelli Humphrey, San Dee Frei, Joan Kasman and Susan Layman for exceptional service to the organization and the community during the prior year. Several members were honored for years of service with the...

Workshop Devises a Prescription for Well-Being

The third annual TerraVita Herbal Symposium takes place Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 28 and March 1, at Anneliese Schools’ Wiilowbrook campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road. The weekend symposium sponsored by SEEDS Arts and Education, Inc. includes diverse and hands-on workshops on...

Fire Protection Intensifies in Arch Beach

The city’s Fire Department is proposing a fuel modification plan for undeveloped areas that border Arch Beach Heights, Portofino, and Lower Nyes Canyon. A community meeting on the topic is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, and another scheduled for the Design Review Board...
Posted On 26 Feb 2015

Personnel File

Dance Festival Hires First Executive Laguna Dance Festival hired longtime volunteer and board chair Joy Dittberner as its first executive director, the festival founder and artistic director Jodie Gates announced. “Joy is just the person for the job, having worked as our de facto...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Feb. 27 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. The Higgs, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. James Clay Garrison, Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. Richie Furay, 8 p.m., The...

Troop 35 Fledges Two Eagles

High school sophomore Jake Mangus and junior Jeffery Rubino achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America. Both are members of Troop 35, chartered by the Laguna Presbyterian Church in 1945. Jeff is the third generation in the Rubino...

Local Photographer, Officiant Win Awards

Click Chicks Photography and officiant Michael Ahern say they have won bride’s choice awards from Wedding Wire, an online site connecting couples with event professionals. “When a couple hires me, I’m being asked to be a part of one of the biggest days of their lives,” said...