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Should All Pay the Price for a Private School’s Needs?

Editor,   The installation of a new red light at the pedestrian crossing at LCAD has created unbelievably bad traffic congestion in the canyon, not only at peak hours but also at non-peak hours, effectively rendering the canyon impractical as a route to get in and out of...

Measures Ease Summer Parking Woes

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Better promotion of peripheral parking lots supported by a strong trolley system prevented more cars from circulating downtown in Laguna Beach this summer, according to a city report. While aspiring candidates espouse the strategy in campaign...

Halloween Calendar

A Ghoul’s New Best Friend Manager Kimmie Breeding tries out a Halloween look applied by makeup artist Riley Weber at Belo Blow Dry Bar, a Forest Avenue salon. Witches, zombies or vixen looks, which take about an hour, are offered through Nov. 1 for $99. Grab your broom and pop in...

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

LCAD Wants Do Over of Union Vote

By Daniella Walsh/LB Indy On July 15 of this year, Laguna College of Art and Design president Jonathan Burke acknowledged in an e-mail to staff that the college’s part-time and adjunct instructors had voted to join the Local 721 Service Employees International Union. Voters...

LCAD Purchases Parking Lot to Save Open Space

By Daniella Walsh/LBIndy “They took paradise and made it a parking lot….” goes a line in Big Yellow Taxi, a song performed by Joni Mitchell, decrying shrinking natural environments. The Laguna College of Art and Design has given the classic a contemporary twist by buying...

Part-time LCAD Teachers OK Union

Part-time adjunct instructors at the Laguna College of Art and Design agreed to join the Service Employees International Union’s Local 721 in a 35-32 vote announced this week. A group of adjunct instructors, those hired on a contractual basis rather than being given tenure and a...

Art Scholars Find Willing Patrons

 Laguna Beach philanthropists Terry Smith and Wayne Peterson enjoyed the spotlight at Laguna College of Art & Design’s recent fundraising gala for their numerous contributions to the college and its scholarship fund.  Freshly minted graduate Charity Oetgen thanked the duo for...

Sister Exhibits Illustrate Brandt’s Legacy

Laguna College of Art and Design lacks any finished Rex Brandt paintings in its possession, but boasts 80 boxes, many still unpacked, of the artist’s archives. The cache of sketchbooks, textbooks written by Brandt, as well as his brushes and a well-worn easel were donated to the...

Sculptor Wielding His Scalpel in Academia

Richard MacDonald will serve as advisory chair of the Laguna College of Art and Design’s fine art sculpture division, President Jonathan Burke announced. “We are excited that an artist and professional of Richard’s caliber will guide us in refining our curriculum to...

Correction:

The article “Council Considers Development Moratorium” in the May 6 edition referred to “LCAD expansion,” in describing many projects in Laguna Canyon. The phrase referred to previous growth by the college and was not intended to imply that   Laguna...

Writer Opposes Development

Editor, Why does Laguna Beach have to build housing for all the homeless or mental cases in south county? There is talk about town that Newport Beach residents send money to our town to build a shelter for homeless persons they send south. Why can’t John Pietig and Newport’s city...

Implement Policy that Lowers Peril to Pedestrians

Editor, My sincere condolences go to the Fitzpatrick family over their terrible loss. Despite concern expressed by many individuals writing about roadway-safety, we witnessed another preventable pedestrian fatality April 3.  Let’s correct the misuse of our roadways before...

Exhibit Captures Student’s Love of Nature

“It was a beautiful day and Nina was supposed to be inside the studio working but instead she crisscrossed the campus on her skateboard. But, she had such an empathy with nature that she must have felt that she simply had to be out there,” recalls instructor Tom Betts, describing...

College Mourns a Student of Wit and Talent

They stood in solemn formation, their faces illuminated by electronic candles or glow string head and wristbands, along Laguna Canyon Road at the edge of the Laguna College of Art and Design’s main campus. As lights in the crosswalk brought traffic to a stop last Thursday, April...