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Praise for Mentor Galleries

Editor, I’d like to gratefully acknowledge and thank Laguna Beach First Thursdays Art Walk for their continued collaboration with LCAD in making the professional mentor/student program a huge success. The program, which culminates during every December First Thursdays Art Walk,...

Art Walk Features College Students’ Work

Students in the professional studies class at Laguna College of Art and Design were present at 15 Laguna Beach galleries, whose directors served as volunteer  mentors in the 12th annual collaboration between LCAD and First Thursdays Art Walk, which culminated on Dec. 5. The...

Art Seen: Plein Air Painter to Sign New Work

The Redfern Gallery, 1540 S. Coast Highway, will host a one-man show and book signing by Jon Crosby, author of “Coves and Beaches of Laguna,” on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 4-7 p.m. Cosby was instrumental in helping to form the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. “The beaches and...

New Shop Aims to Market Laguna

A vacant Forest Avenue storefront will soon transform into a street-level gallery and an innovative bricks-and-mortar e-commerce marketplace for Laguna Beach merchants. The city’s Planning Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a temporary use permit for One Laguna,...

Council Endorses Flex Pricing at Meters

The City Council green-lighted imposing flexible rates on Laguna Beach’s parking meters, among a series of recommendations in a parking management study considered on Tuesday. Other measures council members seemed keen on implementing soon included a shared valet parking system...

Flex Style Pricing Envisioned for Parking Meters

Higher parking rates may be among the first changes to affect locals and tourists, if Laguna Beach’s City Council endorses a parking management plan slated for review on Tuesday. The latest draft of the 168-page plan lays out the vision of Irvine-based RBF Consulting, who...

College Sends Off ’13 Class

Eighty-five students in Laguna College of Art + Design’s class of 2013 participated in this week’s commencement ceremony. This year’s keynote speaker was Dr. Mitch Rosenberg, a human resources expert. President Jonathan Burke congratulated students on their achievement, which he...

Getting Out 5/17/13

Singer Teri Ralston Performs in Concert No Square Theatre presents Broadway singer Teri Ralston in a one night, 7:30 p.m. solo concert on Monday, May 20, 384 Legion St. Ralston, who grew up in Laguna Beach, will reprise her cabaret show, “Songs I’ve Grown Into.” She is currently...

City Seeks a Bird’s Eye View From Experts

As Laguna Beach moves forward on initiatives to ease congestion, increase mobility, and aesthetically enhance its downtown, the City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to investigate retaining an urban planning expert to provide an overarching analysis of the city’s various...

Easier Parking Tied to Quality Transit

Even as Laguna Beach looks under the hood of its transit system for ways to offset rising costs, parking experts unveiled draft plans that promote reliable, high-frequency shuttles coupled with low-cost remote lots to help unclog the town’s streets. Bob Madsen of Irvine’s...

Getting Out 3/22/13

Bluewater Film Celebrates Blue Belt The Laguna Beach Film Society’s final screening in its documentary film series focusing on ocean awareness will be of “Coral Reef Adventure” on Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m. at the Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr. The film by Oscar-nominated...

Alliance Names its Art-Star Nominees

Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts is hosting keynote speaker Rita Rudner and the nominees for the seventh annual Art Star Awards on Sunday, April 7 at 6 p.m., hosted by Seven Degrees. The Art Star Awards will be presented to organizations, businesses and individuals who have...

Fund Helps Instill a Giving Ethic

Laguna residents Nicole and Peter Anderson established a donor advised fund at the Laguna Beach Community Foundation and plan to use it to support environmental, social and educational causes as well as to teach their two boys  about the value and joy of charitable giving. “We...

Chamber Seeks Spirit Award Votes

Nominees for the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Spirit of Laguna Award were announced at the December board meeting. Awardees will be announced at the annual officers installation Jan. 25 from 6–9 p.m. at Tivoli Too!, 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. The 12 categories and nominees are:...

Singing a Garden’s Praises

Editor, I am a long-term Laguna resident and love this community for its physical beauty and its character of engagement. Currently I am chair of the board of trustees of the Laguna College of Art and Design. As the former executive dean of the UCLA College of Letters and...