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Council Fails to Rein in Restaurant’s Growth

Editor, First – thank you Randy Lewis for bringing attention to another Mozambique planned expansion (“Enough is Never Enough for Mozambique,” Letters, April 22). I could not be more frustrated with our city council members for the burden they have placed on our neighborhood by...

Motorists Cited for Ignoring Pedestrians

Laguna Beach police issued 40 citations for crosswalk right-of-way violations as well as written and verbal warnings during a cross walk enforcement detail. The effort to raise motorist awareness about pedestrian safety took place at numerous crosswalks on North and South Coast...

Haunted Houses Return

Ready for Pageant’s Monster Mash? Reviving an event from years past, the Festival of Arts’ transforms its “Pageant of the Masters” backstage into a haunted venue with an artistic twist known as Pageant of the Monsters. Pageant Director Diane Challis Davy’s take on the season for...

The Write Stuff 5/31/13

Poetry Winners To Be Announced The winners of the 15th Annual Poetry Contest will be announced at an event Saturday, June 1 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Library, 362 Glenneyre St. More than 300 entries were taken for seven categories in this year’s contest.

All Ages Invited to Rhyme

Laguna Beach Library is taking submissions for its 15th annual poetry contest. The contest is open to the general public in the following categories: adult; high school; sixth through eighth grade; sixth and fifth grade; second and third grade; first grade; and Pre-K and...

Unusual Dining Venue Among the Stacks

On Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m., the Friends of the Laguna Beach Library will hold its annual dinner in the refurnished Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St. Dan Duling, long time narrative writer for the “Pageant of the Masters” will be the guest speaker. Duling is also a...

Amid the Stacks, a New Edition of Folk Music

The Friends of the Laguna Beach Library present a free evening of music with Jennings and Keller at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, in the library, 363 Glenneyre St. They describe themselves as fusion folk Americana musicians.

Taking the Mystery Out of Writing

University of Arizona professor and author Gloria McMillan will present her mystery novel “The Blue Maroon Murder,” at 2 p.m. Friday, June 29, at the Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St. McMillan will answer questions and discuss the writing of her book.

Ignoring a Red Zone Elicits More Than a Ticket

How can lack of a parking space land you behind bars? In Laguna Beach, it occurs when you pull into a spot marked in red reserved for the police watch commander. That’s what happened to Barbara Louise Kanode, 47, of Newport Beach, who on Wednesday, May 9, took an available spot...

A New Chapter for Local Volunteer

Laguna Beach resident Pamela Talarico will receive a “Volunteer of the Year” Award from the Orange County Board of Supervisors on Thursday, April 5, at 11 a.m. at the Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St.   Talarico will be awarded for her dedicated volunteer service to...

Tunes & Tomes

Top 10 bestsellers at Laguna Beach Books and Sound Spectrum   Laguna Beach Books The Old Pottery Place, 1200 S. Coast Highway Top 10 Bestsellers 1. Then Again by Diane Keaton 2. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides 3. Blue Nights by Joan Didion 4. The Barbarian Nursuries...