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The Nature of Mixed Media

Artists Marti Somers and Cami Levin use a variety of materials to create colorful, earth-inspired masterpieces that enthrall viewers. Section by Ashley Ryan MARTI SOMERS (Sue Greenwood Fine Art) Home base: A native of Northern California, currently residing near Palo Alto...
Posted On 25 Aug 2014

Collection Reveals the Secrets of College App Essays

Nothing can sap summer fun better than a looming deadline to write a college application essay. This is the time of year rising high school seniors should be getting a jump on these dreaded personal essays, but most prefer to do just about anything else. “I don’t blame them,”...

Soul Project Opens a First Storefront

Local Laguna Beach apparel brand The Soul Project opens its flagship retail location Saturday, June 21, at 1516 S. Coast Highway, and co-founder Summer Meek and her team plan a daylong celebration. The store, a 900 square foot cottage and garden, will feature the full Soul...

Plot a New Course by Looking Ahead

  Imagine that your mind is like a recorder. It has play, rewind, pause, instant re-play, fast-forward and stop buttons. Most of us overuse the play and instant replay. We play out our daily dramas and do instant replay on the drive home, particularly on the parts th...

Churches Mount Holy Week Celebrations

Neighborhood Congregational Church will hold its annual Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m. in Alta Laguna Park, 3299 Alta Laguna Blvd., including Native American flutes and drumming, as well as a traditional worship service at 10 a.m. in the church sanctuary, 340 St. Ann’s Dr....

Churches Mount Holy Week Celebrations

Neighborhood Congregational Church will hold its annual Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m. in Alta Laguna Park, 3299 Alta Laguna Blvd., including Native American flutes and drumming, as well as a traditional worship service at 10 a.m. in the church sanctuary, 340 St. Ann’s Dr....

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...

Exhibit Reveals the Soul of Warriors

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy   A seated man holds a hyena, an animal not exactly known for its docility, as if he were holding a lamb. Both man and beast appear at peace, having reached a common point of introspection. And, while the animal’s face has an articulated vaguely...

Roll Out a Welcoming Bridge

Editor, With regard to the proposed village entrance project, I wonder if the city might want to consider an entrance feature similar to the one currently over the Coast Highway in Dana Point where visitors are welcomed to that city by the structure, which is a combination...

Local Tavern Offers Free Comedy Show

Six comedians from Southern California will be featured in Brent Goodman Presents Stand Up Comedians, taking place at Hennessey’s Tavern on Thursday, Jan. 2, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Coinciding with Art Walk, the show will take place in the upstairs bar at Hennessey’s, 213 Ocean Ave....

Saloon’s Holiday Party Rounds Up Toys for Tots

The Saloon in downtown’s Peppertree Lane will host their 10th annual Christmas party benefiting Toys for Tots on Monday, Dec. 16 from 6-10 p.m. Admission will be one unwrapped new toy exchanged for a ticket to an opportunity drawing, prizes from Peppertree Lane neighbors La Rue...

Parking Garage as Antiquated as the Horseless Carriage

Editor, Self-driving cars are coming. Consider: August 2012 - Google announces completing over 300,000 accident-free autonomous-driving miles. September 2012 - California becomes the third state to legalize street testing of self-driven cars. August 2013 - General Motors...

Playhouse Gets Down With Motown Gala

The Laguna Playhouse’s Motown-themed gala is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach and organizers are still seeking sponsors. Proceeds raised during this event will go towards helping sustain The Laguna, a 93-year-old icon and the oldest...

Art Seen 7/19/13

Art-To-Go Offers Receptions, Hotel Prizes at Festival of Arts  The Artists Fund at Festival of Arts is exhibiting its  Art-To-Go collection now through Aug. 31 at Tivoli Lane on the Festival grounds. The fund raising program, themed Little Pictures with a Purpose, features 100...

Benefits 6/7/13

Gross Family Supports Teen Initiative  The Laguna Beach Community Clinic announced an unsolicited $50,000 grant from Sue and Bill Gross. This grant will support the Clinic’s Teen Laguna Initiative. “We are grateful to Sue and the family for this amazing...