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Free Screening of a Classic Robin Williams’ Film

In honor of homeless advocate Robin Williams, a free screening of his acclaimed film, “The Fisher King,” will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 at the Festival of Arts’ Forum Theatre. The public to invited to attend the screening organized by the town’s Housing & Human...

Grant Takes on Bad Drivers

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Police received a $107,519 grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety to fund special enforcement initiatives and public outreach over the next year to combat an upswing in traffic related deaths and injuries in Laguna Beach. It can’t come too soon....

The Talk

By D.J. Ware People often ask me what being almost 80 and climbing is really like. So far the vintage years are good, and making good decisions is essential to living a good life. I’ve learned over the years, when the bluebird of happiness drops a load on you, the decisions to...

Why We Need An Independent Elected City Attorney

Editor, Regardless of who is elected to City Council, our dysfunctional city government is not going to improve until we address its structural flaws. How does Laguna Beach go about effectively changing its culture to be progressive, transparent, and fair? We have a hired city...

Summer Hibernation Starts

Enjoy what’s left of your off season routine. Last Saturday, June 21, marked the official start of summer and the arrival of tourists. With the economy recovering, this year we can expect more people in town than ever. Additionally, Irvine has been hurriedly producing new homes...

Opponents Exaggerate Actions of Homeless People

Editor: Were I a stranger from, let’s say Indiana, and wandered into that Council meeting on housing the homeless, I would have expected the town’s downtown to be a virtual slaughterhouse, a bloody abattoir. Rape and pugnacity would have been the ordinary course of...

Remembering a Legacy of Gay Bars

Editor, For decades, Laguna Beach had a large gay bar on Main Beach and later the Boom Boom Room at the Coast Inn. Luckily a gay man owns our much smaller and only remaining gay bar, the Bounce, and has made recent changes with more improvements coming. When “Pappy”...

Jazz Singer To Wow Audiences for a Cause

A fundraiser for the Live! Music & Kids outreach program, will feature jazz vocalist Barbara Morrison on Wednesday, April 30, 6–8 p.m. at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd. Live! Music & Kids brings top-flight musicians in for free educational presentations to members...

Local Investor Doubles Down

As a youngster growing up in Laguna Beach, Chris Dornin considered himself steeped in artists. The high school’s teams then were still named Artists, rather than the current Breakers. He studied art with retired art teacher Peter Tiner, entering projects in local art...

Teens Win Kudos for Healthy Choices

A town hall meeting to promote healthy eating by teens was held at The Boys and Girls Club recently. Sponsor Mission Hospital provided information about new dietary guidelines. Anthem Blue Cross praised the club’s teen leaders for its “teen cuisine,” a weekly culinary arts...

Minding Our Business: Let There Be Juice

When I was a girl, my mother pressed oranges into juice by hand and I nibbled the mashed fruit remains. Tropicana OJ and Mott’s apple juice was what I poured my own children, never imagining how little nutritional value was left nor how much sugar was added, not to mention the...
Posted On 24 Oct 2013

Two Laguna Restaurants Close Their Doors

Sundried Tomato American Bistro and Catering will close the smallest of its three south-county restaurants, located in Laguna Beach, and refocus on its San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano locations and a planned increase in catering services. Earlier in the month, The Beach...

Bountiful Harvest

With camaraderie overflowing, more than 200 eco-minded guests partook of the potluck dinner replete with wine bar and barbeque at the fourth annual Transition Laguna Beach Harvest Party last Saturday, Sept. 21. This year’s bountiful celebration took place at the renovated...

Community Datebook

  Conservancy Hosts Council Member Dicterow Laguna Beach City Council member Steve Dicterow will be the special guest of the Laguna Canyon Conservancy, which meets Monday, Sept. 9 at Tivoli Terrace on the festival grounds. This is an opportunity to find out the plans for the...

Last Call for Songwriter’s Showcase

An eager crowd of music lovers packed every chair, the edge of the stage, the aisles and the tiny foyer of the Marine Room Tavern this past Tuesday. As the evening progressed, the party spilled into the street even as some patrons doubled up on bar stools. They included under-age...