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Festival Façade Comes to Blows

Several arts leaders and Laguna Beach’s mayor took turns pulverizing a faux stone entry arch at the Festival of Arts this past Monday, Oct. 13, marking the start of a $3.5 million construction project on the city-owned land that since 1941 has been the permanent home to t...
Posted On 19 Oct 2014

Club Packs Memories into Summer Program

Using Laguna Beach as their playground, the Boys & Girls Club’s canyon branch offered a summer enrichment program with a multi-faceted curriculum. Members of the seven-year-old Adventure Club had a chance to hike, kayak, rock climb, go bike riding, and participate in a four...

Grateful for Patience by Residents

Editor, Summer in Laguna means tourists, beachgoers from neighboring communities and the art festivals, all good for our economy. But it also means traffic congestion and resulting annoyances to many locals. On behalf of the artists, board and staff at the Sawdust Art Festival, I...

‘Something’s Gotta Give’

Editor, I took special notice of your front-page lead photograph of Aug. 22, framing four road bicycles (“roadies”) bound southwest on the Laguna Canyon Road. What needed to be photographed was one of the many weekender, outlaw, wolf-pack, roadie pelotons (groups) of 25, 50, 75...

Waving the Village Entrance Banner

Editor: In its recent annual 2013 retreat, the entire City Council voted to make a village entrance concept its number one priority in 2013. As many know, I have been working for years to try to carry out the village entrance vision that was created by the Village Entrance Task...

Granting Passports to the Arts

For the fourth consecutive year, arts organizations and the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau are offering the $21.50 Passport to the Arts, a pass good for unlimited entry to next summer’s three local art festivals, June 29 through Sept. 2, 2012. Passport holders...

Fire Consumes an Artist’s Collection

  As local art festivals ended their hectic summer season this week, most exhibitors took delight in their shrunken inventory, a measure of success selling work. By contrast, Laguna Beach printmaker Julita Jones feels a sense of relief at what remained unsold in her booths...