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Finding a Key to Unlock the Ivory Tower

Technical classes, traditionally geared for students uninterested in college, are taking a new direction lately.  College-bound students from Laguna Beach High School make up half of the enrollment in trade-school like courses offered by San Juan Capistrano’s South Coast Regional...

Kids’ Art

I’m worried. The Laguna Museum is hosting art classes for kids.  This undertaking could be an undertaking. “Dear Lord, please welcome this unsuspecting and trusting museum into your heavenly embrace and forgive those young artists who didn’t know the combustible property of paint...

Rotary Club Honors Outstanding Student

Laguna Beach High School student Andrew Landsiedel was recognized with the Student of the Month Award at the Rotary Club’s regular luncheon meeting at the Hotel Laguna on Dec. 13. Andrew has excelled in honors and AP Spanish classes all of his four years at the high school and...

Playhouse Offers Youth Acting Classes

Registration is underway for Laguna Playhouse’s youth theater classes. A musical theatre class on Fridays called “I’ve got a Solo” for ages 10 and above takes place at the Playhouse Jan. 17 through March 28, 4 to 6 p.m. And, for ages 9-11 an acting fundamentals class, “Look at...

Singing Lessons Offered as Segerstrom Center

  The public is invited to register for intermediate level singing classes at the Segerstom Center beginning Jan. 11. Taught by Pacific Chorale’s Dr. Laura Harrison, the classes will focus on improving sight reading skills, provide an introduction to compound meter, and...

More Rhythms Play Out in Class

Submitted by Schoolpower, Special to the Independent A full orchestra can readily be envisioned in the sound of vibrating strings now playing in all four Laguna Beach public schools, where more music classes have been added this year to the curriculum. On a recent morning, the...

Pageant Tickets Go in Sale

Tickets for this summer’s Pageant of the Masters production of “The Art Detective” are now on sale. Tickets start at $15 and entitle the holder to free admission all summer to the Festival of the Arts’ grounds, which host special art events, art classes, exhibits and musical...

Parents Offered Drop-in Classes

Laguna’s school district began offering monthly drop-in counseling this week for parents of district students enrolled in grades 3-12, who cannot commit to an ongoing parent class. The classes provide parents an opportunity for interaction with other parents while learning...

Getting Out 11/15/13

Summer Academies in the Arts Students wishing to experience life as an undergraduate at the Clair Trevor School for the Arts on the UC Irvine campus can take advantage of small classes in visual arts, dance, technical theatre and music that are offered throughout the summer....

Boys and Girls Club Envisions Expanding to Lang Park

More children may have access to after-school programs through Laguna Beach’s Boys and Girls Club if the City Council approves a proposal to lease the Lang Park Community Center for an expansion of The Laguna Club for Kids, known as TLC. If approved at the meeting tonight, Nov....

Thurston Gets Portable Classrooms

Due to rising enrollment, Thurston Middle School will get two portable classrooms, school board members unanimously decided this week. The classrooms are scheduled to be up and functioning by the end of the calendar year, with installation planned during the winter school break. ...

Community Datebook

Planning and Growing a Winter Garden Garden designer Cristin Fusano will be presenting her suggestions for winter gardening on Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m., at the South Laguna Community Garden, Eagle Rock Way and Coast Highway.   Stepping Inside Stem Cell Research Gain...

Community Datebook 9/20/13

Anti-Litter Forces Invade Coastal Cities Californians will take to the beaches, shorelines, and inland waterways Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon, to clear away debris and honor the anniversary of the state’s Coastal Act. Locally, clean-ups led by the Eco Warrior...

Thurston Copes With Enrollment Spike

School officials say they will know by December exactly how many portable classrooms will be needed at Thurston Middle School.  But they can’t say exactly why. As the school year got underway this week at Laguna Beach’s four public schools, more than 800 students arrived at...

Getting Out 8/30/13

Sawdust Signs Off With a Raffle As the Sawdust Art Festival’s 47th season ends, 200 local artist-exhibitors and staff prepare for a final weekend of festivities. These include the Sunday, Sept. 1 raffle for a Suburu. Visitors still have a chance to enter the 4 p.m. drawing, which...