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Crosscultural Council Hires its First Director   Mary G. Schmidt has been named the first executive director of the Laguna Beach Crosscultural Council, which supports the day workers center in Laguna Canyon and La Playa Center, which teaches English as a second language to...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Jan. 16 The Strangers, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. xx, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Mary Stallings, 8 p.m., Soka University Performing Arts Center. Aliso Viejo. $29. (949)...

Beautification Council Honors Christoph

Former Laguna Beach mayor and landscape architect Ann Christoph, who has designed Montage gardens, portions of Heisler Park and is currently working on the city’s highway beautification projects, was awarded the Harry Lawrence Star of Excellence by the Laguna Beach Beautification...

Parks Offer an Opportunity to Explore

Whether you hike, bike, explore or volunteer, the opportunities abound to get out into the acres of wilderness surrounding Laguna Beach. The weather is perfect, the New Year’s resolutions are fresh; what are you waiting for? Beginning Mountain Bike Ride-Jan. 10: Laguna Canyon...

Personnel File

City’s Promoter Elects New Lead Peggy Trott, general manager of Inn at Laguna Beach, will lead Visit Laguna Beach, the non-profit responsible for promoting tourism announced in a statement. Hospitality leaders oversee the organization’s objectives, strengthening a nearly half a...

Canyon Preservation on Transition Laguna’s Agenda

Hallie Jones, executive director of Laguna Canyon Foundation, is the guest speaker at Transition Laguna Beach’s monthly potluck, Tuesday, Jan. 13. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Drive. Jones will describe what is necessary to...

Young Philanthropy

Yard Sale Funds Scholarships The second annual 10 Boys Who Care mega yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, at Legion Hall, 384 Legion St. Sale proceeds help fund the boys’ goal of raising $5,000 towards two scholarships for graduating high school...

Guest DJs Lure New Supporters to Radio

Larry Nokes, a local attorney and president of the Chamber of Commerce, won the Silver Tongue Award in the friendly competition between guest DJs during local radio station KX 93.5’s fundraising drive last month. The award was bestowed on the DJ who helped raise the most money...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Jan. 9 Nate & the Declaration, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. World Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Pianist Emanuel Ax, 8 p.m., Soka University Performing Arts Center....

Laughter Club Welcomes 30,000th Laugher

Members of the Laguna Laughter Club gave a hilarious ovation to a new attendee on Sunday, Dec. 14, as she was honored as the 30,000th person to laugh on the beach since the club began in June 2005. Paige Gammell received honors, accolades, the club insignia and hilarious gifts on...

Foundation Seeks Tidepool Docents

The Laguna Ocean Foundation is currently seeking volunteers for their Tidewater Docent program, part of its effort to preserve the rocky intertidal habitat and educate beachgoers about the coastline’s natural resources. The next class training will be held from 6-8 p.m....

Andrew Berner

Andrew Berner, 69, died at his home in South Laguna on Dec. 2, after a brief battle with lung cancer. Berner was born in Los Angeles in 1945 and attended Loyola High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of San Francisco and a master’s and Ph.D. degrees from...

Santas in Training

Aaron and Shira Alcouloumre and other Laguna Beach High School seniors deliver presents on Christmas Eve to the homes of day laborers who congregate in Laguna Beach. The youths raised over $1,000 for the presents, wrapped them and delivered them to the children of laborers at...
Posted On 01 Jan 2015

An Early Christmas Delivery

Various Laguna Beach community organizations experienced an early Christmas thanks to gifts distributed at the annual holiday party for Village Laguna, a group that seeks to preserve village atmosphere. Among the recipients were the Friendship Shelter, represented by Gary...
Posted On 24 Dec 2014

Resolve to Explore the Wilderness Park

On Jan. 1 ages 15 and up can raise heart rates and spirits on a strenuous and fast-paced, 6.5-mile hike with 700-ft. elevation gain, over very steep, uneven terrain with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers. Not for beginners. Hiking poles suggested. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park,...