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Tony’s Treehouse Grows New Teen Leaders

Seven teens from the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach joined 1,500 peers for a leadership Conference in Anaheim made possible partly by a $400 donation from Tony’s Treehouse. Founded by Becky Martinez of Laguna Beach, Tony’s Treehouse has contributed nearly $4,000 over the...

Resort Offers a Sparkling Perk

Lugano Diamonds opened a salon in partnership with the Montage resort to create a special deal for brides-to-be. The “Something Borrowed” program allows brides who are tying the knot at Montage Laguna Beach to have the opportunity to borrow stunning Lugano gems and wear them on...

Local Resorts Attain Industry’s Top Tier

Montage Laguna Beach, the 248-room resort that overlooks rock-lined coves and opened in 2003, earned its first five-star ranking from Forbes Travel Guide this week. Nearby Dana Point’s St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort and Spa and Newport Beach’s Resort at Pelican Hill also received...

Getting Out

Winds Trio Entertains in Sunday Concert   The Ceora Winds Trio performs in a free 3 p.m. concert Sunday, May 6, at the Laguna College of Art & Design, 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach Live! presents the First Sundays series in collaboration with the college, which...

Kid Stuff

Young Artists Receive Double Kudos   School officials recognized young artists, winners in the city’s palette exhibition, this week at their board meeting.   The week before, the group earned the adulation of the City Council.   The city’s Arts Commission selected...

Heeding the Harvest, Chefs Vary What’s on the Table

The recent news that Sorrento Grille’s executive chef Ryan Adams is taking over the restaurant, to be reopened as The Common Table: Kitchen+Drink come September, is as much about a shift in local food philosophy as a shift in ownership. Adams’ reinvented eatery, which he has...

Laguna’s Restaurants Season Expectations

With its art festivals and oceanfront, Laguna Beach delights visitors with a taste for visual culture and beach life. Yet, despite numerous restaurants, it lacks a reputation as a culinary destination. Several determined local “foodies” for years have worked to change that. Next...

Resort Provides Photo-Perfect Scenery

The resort Montage Laguna Beach is featured as the sole domestic location in Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue, which went on sale last week and is expected to reach 70 million U.S. adults, the resort said in a statement. In addition, the public beach coves below the...

SchoolPower’s Gala Dazzles with Auction Items

Dinner dance Jan. 29 The theme of SchoolPower’s 26th annual dinner dance, to be held on Jan. 29 at the Montage Laguna Beach, is “Diamonds in the Sand.” Selected by event chairs Kim Ressler, Melissa Cavanaugh and Kristin Bunn, it is “meant to embody all that is elegant and...