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Room With a View

Room With a View

Whether a central meeting point for family and friends, people watching or just catching a sunset, the historic lifeguard tower remains one of Laguna’s favorite places and best known landmark. With the tower’s three floors having the combined square footage of a good sized walk-in closet, the tower doubled as the entire lifeguard department’s headquarters for a portion of the ‘70s and ‘80s. The top floor is for supervisor observation during the summer lifeguarding season. The boardwalk level is for first-aid treatment and supplies while the subterranean level stores paddleboards and rescue tubes.

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Montage Alights With Local Artist’s Work

Montage Alights With Local Artist’s Work

The Montage Laguna Beach commissioned two studio cameo urn lamps created and recently installed by Laguna Beach artist and glassblower John Barber.   “The inspiration for the pieces came from my community,” said Barber, who also created glass panels that evoke a landscape at the Montage residences entry when the property opened in 2002. “Our […]

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Unexpected Alchemy Transforms Science Camp

Unexpected Alchemy Transforms Science Camp

An unofficial poll among Thurston Middle School sixth graders, who spent their third week of school at an outdoor science camp on Catalina Island, preferred snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking to more routine classroom exercises. While science-based learning provided the trip’s backbone, the opportunity for students to bond in an off-campus environment provided the heart and […]