Laguna Beach is a unique place. The flip-flopped, casually dressed person next to you in line at the grocery store may be a famous business owner, musician, athlete or philanthropist. Most people don’t put on airs in this town. People are real. Fascinating folks are among us. Among a new generation of business owners in […]
St. Catherine of Siena Parish School plans a pageant show this Friday, May 17, a tribute to the town’s famous Pageant of the Masters production. The school transforms itself into a gallery of live art, where students pose in full-sized art works. This year’s exhibit includes Grant Wood’s “American Gothic,” Leonardo DaVinci’s “Last Supper,” and […]
By Justin Swanson | LB Indy On the cusp of heartbreak and the threshold of tragedy, two Laguna Beach families are leaning on friends and accepting the kindness of fellow residents as multiple fundraising efforts are underway to support Marc Pitz and William McMurray. This Sunday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., […]
By Andrea Primer, Special to the Independent Juicing, a dietary trend gaining popularity in recent years, has attracted fruit-blending entrepreneurs to Laguna Beach for some time, and Nekter is the newest to join the bunch, opening its newest store Friday, Jan. 25 at 272 Broadway St. Owners Steve and Alexis Schulze started Nekter Juice […]
Interested neighbors of the Wesley Fire Protection Zone (from Lower Nyes to Aliso Circle) are invited to take part in an emergency preparedness event and light potluck on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Laguna Terrace Park Clubhouse, 30802 Coast Highway, at 6:30 p.m. Pre-meeting “homework” includes going to alertoc.com and signing up to receive free […]
Laguna Beach City Council candidate Steve Dicterow invites the public to join him for a Sept. 11 tribute on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Mozambique restaurant, 1740 S. Coast Highway. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Laguna Beach Live! brings back the popular Brombies on Sept. 16 for an afternoon of bluegrass and barbeque at Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course. The Los Angeles-based Brombies plays from 5 to 7 p.m. and Aliso Creek will be serving barbeque starting at 4 p.m. Dinner is $15 per person in advance and $18 at […]
The public is invited to join Village Laguna’s annual potluck picnic at Aliso Beach on Monday, July 23, at 6 p.m. Burgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Participants should bring their own re-usable eating and drinking utensils, a potluck dish to share and a sand chair.
By Valerie Yu, Special to the Independent Grammy-nominated reggae artist Pato Banton performs Sunday, July 15, at The Cliff’s Laguna Village in the highly-anticipated “Music Matters” Concert, a special showcase to top local nonprofit Blue Water Green Earth’s free summer-long music series, which runs Mondays through Thursdays from 6-10 p.m. The “Music Matters” concert, which […]
Following a sold-out opening night of Jazz Wednesdays, Laguna Beach Live! continues its popular jazz series in Hotel Laguna’s Rose Garden on Thursday, June 27, with saxophonist Rickey Woodard’s quartet. The cover charge for the 6-8 p.m. show is $12 online, guaranteeing a seat and can be purchased at lagunabeachlive.org or by phone at 949-715-9713. […]
Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas recently premiered their newest location at Laguna Niguel’s Ocean Ranch shopping center. Moviegoers will experience state of the art, digital auditoriums, leather reclining chairs and call service buttons summoning waiters to take food or beverage orders. A lounge and patio dining area are also available to guests for pre-film food and drinks. […]
Some Laguna Beach High School students are learning the ropes of protest organization in challenging the City Council’s vote earlier this month to pursue drafting of a social host ordinance (SHO), which would penalize hosts for providing minors alcoholic drinks at parties in private homes. High school sophomore Andrew Landsiedel, the son of school board […]
Editor, Re: Making Sure Kids Are Wise to the Pitfalls (Jan. 27). The recent column by David Vanderveen discussed an incident involving a first year high school student who came home from a party showing signs of incoherence and confusion. She believed that this was the result of drinking three cans of an energy drink, […]
Editor, (This is a reply to David Vanderveen’s Local Currents column on “Mutual Responsibility”) Yes, I am the dad who called David to get the scoop on energy drinks. Who better to ask than a local dad, energy drink entrepreneur, and socially conscious all around good guy? As he stated, I was more concerned about the […]
Mutual Responsibility “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” Abraham Lincoln. Last week a local friend called with a concern about potential energy drink abuse by his daughter. It wasn’t the brand that I’m affiliated with but it led to a productive conversation that I thought was worth […]