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Indy Calendar

Friday, July 11 World Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy, 949 494-1956 Jefferson Starship, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930 Nick I and A.D.D., 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777 VooDoo Groove, 9...

Art Seen

Sawdust Adds New Art Programs In addition to the 16 new artists and several new musical acts, the Sawdust Art Festival presents two new art programs, including Sip, Talk & Walk artist tours Wednesdays at 3 and 7 p.m. and Kids Art Alley art classes on Thursdays at 6 p.m....

Cooking Series Turns Up the Heat

  The Festival of Arts’ weekly Art of Cooking series begins with award-winning chef Zov Karamardian on Sunday, July 13, who will give demonstrations and share samples of her dishes. Cooking demonstrations are free with festival admission and take place on the festival...

Historic Landmark Deserves Preservation

Editor, The future of the historic sewer digester tower will be under discussion at the village entrance workshop on July 16. The restoration and reuse of the tower and the building attached to it (which now houses Police Department records) have been part of the village entrance...

High Praise for Hard-working Lifeguards

Editor, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the Laguna Beach lifeguards for a job well done! In Laguna, the Fourth of July weekend is most likely the busiest and most crowded weekend of the whole year. I was down at Main Beach and the crowds were wall to wall!...

Artists Show Their Love of the Cove

Crystal Cove Alliance holds a three-day summer art show and sale, Friday, July 18, through Sunday, July 20, featuring a score of California plein air artists whose paintings depict Crystal Cove. Preview the art at a Friday reception, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 -$50 and will...

Best Selling Novelist Comes to Laguna

New York Times bestselling author Lisa See visitsSunday, July 13, at 4 p.m. for atalk and book signing at the Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach, 286 St. Ann’s Dr. Tickets are $35 and include a wine and cheese reception and a copy of her new book, “China Dolls.” Tickets can...

Duo Light up the Museum

  Florence and Bob Estrin will perform at 7 p.m. in the Live! at the Museum concert series Thursday, July 10, at the Laguna Art Museum. Estrin is a musician, composer and teacher, who performs and composes for the keyboard. Estrin has a diverse career as a flutist. The...

Public Invited to Village Entrance Discussion

Laguna Beach will hold a community workshop to discuss the village entrance project on Wednesday, July 16, at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave. City staff will present an overview of the updated project concept; seek public feedback on specific elements and...

Council Raises Pay of Top Manager

The City Council adopted changes to the city’s 2014-15 budget last week, finalizing proposed uses for a $1.3 million windfall thanks to higher revenue estimates. The revisions, along with other tweaks, bring the budget to $51.7 million, up from the $49.7 million originally...

Art Walk Lowdown

Studio Hosts Guest Artist for Music Showcase Singers Addie Hamilton and Nick Hernandez are among the guests scheduled for a music showcase Thursday, July 3 at Laguna Sound Studio, 381 Forest Ave. The 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. showcase coincides with an art exhibition, with proceeds...

Camp Keeps Kids on the Field in Summer

Youth Baseball Summer Camp for youth ages 5-14 and incoming freshman will run from July 8-31 from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Laguna Beach High School Summer Baseball for returning high school players only, runs from July 7-30, 5-7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Both...

Photo Workshop Tracks Wildlife through Great Park

Mark Chamberlain of the BC Space gallery in Laguna Beach leads a photography workshop, Tracking The Wildlife Corridor at the OC Great Park, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14. It will show the proposed route of the wildlife corridor through the park and its ultimate...

Village Entrance Workshop

The public is invited participate in a workshop to be held July 16 at 6 p.m. in Council chambers, 505 Forest Ave. The will be an overview of the updated Village Entrance project and an opportunity to provide feedback on specific elements and features, such as the fate of the...

Environmental Committee Seats Open

The Laguna Beach City Council is accepting applications to fill three openings on the city’s Environmental Sustainability Committee. The seven-member advisory body researches, reviews and advises the city council on items related to protecting the environment and improving...