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Luxury Cinema Takes a Bow

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....

Students Schooled in Protest Tactics

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...

Beverage Consumers Beware

  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...

Making Sure Kids Are Wise to the Pitfalls

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 goo...

Local Currents

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...

Museum Revamps its Once-Exclusive Annual Meeting

Laguna Art Museum is revamping its members-only annual meeting into a community open house and volunteer recognition reception, now set for Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 6-8 p.m., where the public may enjoy a free night at the museum. The evening will include remarks from the museum’s...

Piecing Together Community Helpers

Pure Light Candle Studios will host the creation of a series of large mandala artworks to benefit local organizations in August in collaboration with Charlotte Backman of Mandala Visions.   The “Many Hands Mandala Project” was birthed with the intention of bringing community...

New Hotspots Burnish Laguna’s Dining Reputation

When it comes to dining, the odds are improving that your preferences in food or ambiance can be found on a Laguna Beach street corner thanks to the latest batch of newcomers to open their doors. “Laguna has a lot of destination restaurants, so we’re very lucky,” said Mayor Toni...

Local Currents

Abuse and Responsibility   “No report or study to date has shown a compelling connection between caffeine and alcohol to abuse or addiction. Determining that college students drink more alcohol for the purpose of intoxication is an indulgence in reporting the obvious.”...

Small Goblins Invade Main Beach

The Laguna Beach Parents Club invites any pre-school age youngsters to join its annual Halloween costume parade at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Main Beach. Children, some dressed as superheroes and supernatural beings, traipse along the boardwalk to their reward, a celebration...
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