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Marine Center Overrun with Starving Sea Lion Pups

Last weekend, three sick sea lion pups came up on the shore and rocks below Laguna Beach’s Heisler Park and a dog that had broken free of its owner’s leash attacked another near the Treasure Island tide pools below the Montage resort.  The injured young sea lion later died due to...

Paint Out Schedule of Events

Sunday, Oct. 14 Quick Draw Paint Out, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Heisler Park. Open to the public for viewing. Meet and greet reception with artists follows, 1-2 p.m., Laguna Art Museum. Free admission and complimentary beverages. Quick Draw Silent Auction, 2-3 p.m., Laguna Art Museum. Free...

Putting on the White to Aid Pets

Thirty-two couples competed in a Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club tournament in Heisler Park, a fundraiser for Mission Viejo’s Pet Rescue Center. The recent event featured tutorials and coaching by the clubs volunteer staff, three spirited elimination rounds, a competition for best...

Democrats Fire Up for Obama

All are welcome at the Laguna Beach Democratic Club’s beach barbeque on Wednesday, June 13, a warm up for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. At the picnic, learn the latest information on Democratic candidates and volunteer opportunities for the upcoming November...

Sunset Serenades, Shakespeare’s Fool Frolic by the Seashore

Al fresco summer performances of Shakespeare plays finally arrive in Laguna next month. British-born rocker Jason Feddy and actor John Gardiner, both Laguna locals, will expand on “Shakespeare’s Fool,” the off-beat and wildly successful production of the Bard’s sonnets and plays...

A Long-Lived Tree

Editor, In the March 16 Indy Letters to the Editor, one caught my eye.   Concern about the iconic paper bark tree in Heisler Park possibly dying.   That tree may be 80 old. As a child my friend and I used to play house with our dolls in the very tree back in 1945 or...

Art Seen

Extended Hours for Whaling Wall Exhibit   During the final week of Wolfbat Shamans and the Whale of Gratitude exhibit, AR4T Gallery will extend its hours until 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24.   In addition, the gallery, 210 N. Coast Highway, will remain...

Missing the Tree for the Forest

Editor,   This tree in Heisler Park is dying right in front of our eyes.  Can the city provide some protection to this local beauty?   Jill Goldman, Laguna Beach

The Plant Man

No Mystery Behind the Missing Blooms “Give a lot, expect a lot, and if you don’t get it, prune. –Thomas J. Peters   Who doesn’t love the way tree aloes brighten Laguna gardens this time of year?  The species, Aloe arborescens, is unrivaled for its magnificent red-orange...

New Leaders Remake Art Scene

  A retrospective of Laguna Beach’s art scene in 2011 shows that high watermarks are likely to leave an indelible impression in the years to come, especially concerning major changes in the leadership of the art community. After 14 years at the helm of the Laguna Art Museum,...

Lucky 11 Tie the Knot on 11-11-11

There was no other way to describe the day other than pristine, maybe even glorious. With rain predicted, the onshore breeze brought crisp, clean air.  The soft gold of the sun illuminated through multidimensional clouds against a baby blue sky.  It was warm enough for brides to...

Job Well Done, Laguna

Editor, I recently had a week’s vacation at a time-share in Laguna across from Heisler Park. Last visit there, the park was still under construction. Just want to say how much I enjoyed everything upon its completion. The day I arrived there was live music at the Rockpile...

Paint Competition Expands its Portfolio

A new palette of events colors the 13th annual Plein Air Painting Invitational, a competition among artists who paint on location, expanded to offer an array of activities that begin this Sunday, Oct. 8, in Heisler Park. Unlike in previous years, when festival painters first...

Uneducated Patriots?

Editor,   For those who regard our new ‘sculpture’ in Heisler Park as patriotic art.   Today is 9/11 and I heard the host of the OC Television Channel say,   “Half of all Americans polled cannot tell you what year 9/11 occurred.”   If...

Sept. 11 Installation Underway

Though the months long reconstruction of Heisler Park ended before the summer season got underway, a contingent of joggers, dog walkers and tourists encountered what looked to be a construction truck loaded with steel beams this week. The unsuspecting audience witnessed the...