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Consensus Builds on Canyon Planning

The necessity of revisiting development guidelines along Laguna Canyon Road emerged as a dominant topic of a joint meeting between the City Council, Planning Commission and the Design Review Board this past Saturday. City officials also signed off on new parking signs directing...

Elementary Principals Oust Defending Champs

SchoolPower’s Lumberyard Chef Challenge V, a competition that pits Laguna’s principals against each other in devising an appealing meal, packed the house this past Monday, Nov. 18, to raise money for the public schools. The rematch was a barnburner, with the team of elementary...

Filling Out an Alumni Team

Alumni volleyball players Martina Speare (class of ’02) and Vanessa Rothe (class of ‘88) are among the recruits who have committed to return to the court to play in an alumni match, Friday, Oct. 11, at Laguna Beach High School. Organizer Jill Paul is recruiting fellow former...

Three Performances Set for ‘13’

On three consecutive nights, the LBHS Artists’ Theatre stage will come alive with more than 50 dancers honoring the 2013 graduating class in “13”.” The artistic vision of dance director Lisa Jay and assistant director Danielle Pigneri is assisted by four guest and five student...

Class Notes 3/29/13

Thurston’s Fundraiser is a Success Thurston Middle School’s PTA raised over $6,500 with its recent Out on the Town progressive dinner, according to a statement from parent Amy Kramer. Lumberyard, Nicks, House of Big Fish, Zinc Café, Sundried Tomato and 370 Common Table helped...

Principals Schooled in Cooking

By Kristi Cancellieri, Special to the Independent   Schoolpower spices up its Chef Challenge by bringing in all four Laguna Beach principals for the dueling-menu fundraiser at downtown’s Lumberyard restaurant on Monday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. Returning competitors who lead El...

Student Dancers Show Their ‘Essence’

More than a dozen original works in a variety of dance genres, choreographed by four professional choreographers as well as instructors and two advanced students, will be on the program for the Essence dance performance at Laguna Beach High School next week. The performances will...

LBHS Cheer to Raise $5,000 for New Mats

LBHS Cheer is currently raffling off a three-night Big Bear cabin stay near Snow Summit and selling Sweetwater Hand Car Wash coupons in hopes of raising $5,000 for new mats. The large format mats will replace the old style ones currently used outdoors during practice and, in...

Salon and Cosmetic Store Opens

Laguna Beach native Laura Linsemayer offers diagnosis of cosmetic needs through a personalized shopping experience in-store, at Roots, The Beauty Underground, 384 Forest Ave., Suite 9. Located in the Lumberyard area of downtown Laguna Beach, the non-toxic cosmetic store and...

Carter’s Gab Bag of Questions

Editor, While it may be overturned in a higher court, a judge has ruled a city cannot shutdown a marijuana collective, which is a group of people, some of whom have grower’s permits, who distribute the collective “pot” to members with medical marijuana cards for...

Drumming up Support for LBHS Band

Dine at the Lumberyard restaurant on Sunday, Jan. 22, between 5 and 9 p.m. and mention the Laguna Beach High School band. Supporters will effectively donate 20 percent of their tab to the band boosters, who enrich the music program.   Band Boosters support the ongoing needs...

Lumberyard Whips Up a Winning Recipe

Continuing a tradition of the Thurston principal winning the SchoolPower Chef Challenge, defending champion and new LBHS principal Joanne Culverhouse conceded the title to her Thurston successor Jenny Salberg. The third annual event hosted by Lumberyard owners Suzanne and Cary...

Lumberyard Whips Up a Winning Recipe

Continuing a tradition of the Thurston principal winning the SchoolPower Chef Challenge, defending champion and new LBHS principal Joanne Culverhouse conceded the title to her Thurston successor Jenny Salberg. The third annual event hosted by Lumberyard owners Suzanne and Cary...

Step Up for an Earned Run Supper

Mention the Laguna Beach High School’s girls softball team at the Lumberyard restaurant anytime Sunday, Oct. 16, and the proprietors will tip 20 percent of diner’s tabs towards the program.   Coach Alan Ludloff says supporters have also assembled auction items, such as stays...

Lumberyard Serves Up a Double Play

Laguna Beach High School softball boosters host a fundraising dinner at the Lumberyard restaurant, 384 Forest Ave., Sunday, Oct. 16. Besides a silent auction and door prizes, diners will get a chance to meet team players, who will be working in the restaurant from 5 to 9 p.m....
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