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A New Act for Playhouse’s Artistic Director

A New Act for Playhouse’s Artistic Director

When Ann Wareham joined the Laguna Playhouse staff last year, she was ready for a new adventure after 27 years at Los Angeles’ Center Theatre Group. She worked as assistant and line producer to Andrew Barnicle, the Playhouse’s longtime artistic director, who planned his own exit. After he left last August, the theater searched nationwide […]

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Jeanie Bernstein, a Practioner of Protest, Dies at 88

Jeanie Bernstein, a Practioner of Protest, Dies at 88

Friends of Jeanie Bernstein, considered the “mother” of the peace movement in Orange County for organizing a decades-long peace vigil at Laguna’s Main Beach, plan to remember her lifetime of work by joining the still on-going vigil this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bernstein, 88, died Saturday, Oct. 22, of congestive heart failure […]

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Deadline Near for Entry in Summer Festival

Deadline Near for Entry in Summer Festival

The– California’s Premier Fine Art Show is a prestigious, highly competitive, regional juried fine art show featuring original artwork by southern Orange County’s finest artists.  The 2012 show will run July 1 through August 31.   Artists interested in entering the 2012 Festival of Arts should submit a CD with three digital images per media […]

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Some of last year’s competitors.

Sports Briefs

  Laguna Beach and local resident Kirk Morgan host a beach volleyball tournament which ultimately crowns the king and queen of the court.   The all-day men’s tournament volleys on Saturday while the women serve on Sunday. Players play in a round robin format, where they play with a different partner each game.   This […]

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Metrolink Adds Ducks Express

Metrolink Adds Ducks Express

Special weeknight train service to Anaheim will be offered at all Orange County stations beginning with the Ducks home opener on Friday, Oct. 14.   Round-trip service south of Anaheim for weeknight home games starting at 7:05 p.m. and 7:35 p.m. Round-trip tickets for the special train service cost $7 for the general public, $6 […]

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Art Adventure Races into Town

Art Adventure Races into Town

CityRace Urban Adventure Hunt will, for the first time, commence in Laguna Beach on Sunday, Oct. 9.   CityRace send teams of four to six players on a three-hour clue-solving adventure through local neighborhoods to crack codes, solve puzzles, and uncover little known facts while racing against other teams to be the first to finish […]

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Scarecrows Scare Away Hunger

Scarecrows Scare Away Hunger

The Great Park’s second annual Scarecrows in the Park event, presented by the Orange County Great Park and Second Harvest Food Bank, gives local businesses and community organizations the opportunity build and display unique scarecrow creations while providing support for a worthy cause. Teams create their own imaginative scarecrow that showcases their organization’s spirit and […]

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Unbowed by Cancer, a Nurse Turns to Advocacy

Unbowed by Cancer, a Nurse Turns to Advocacy

“This can’t be cancer, because I had a mammogram,” Laguna Beach resident Sol Roberts recalled thinking when she found a lump in her breast in December 2006. Though the uncomfortable test intended to detect cancer found none just five months earlier, Roberts’ self-examination saved her life. After a lumpectomy, followed by chemotherapy and then radiation, […]

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Curtain Rises on a New Stage

Curtain Rises on a New Stage

Two years after breaking ground, Soka University will at last show off its new performing arts center, beginning with an inaugural concert Saturday, Sept. 17, by the Pacific Symphony, usually at home in the Henry and Renee Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. The program includes a performance by pianist Horacio Guitierrez and has been […]

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Laguna's Water Polo Team: Still Hungry for Another Title

Laguna’s Water Polo Team: Still Hungry for Another Title

The boys’ water polo team at Laguna Beach High is looking to re-capture the passion that drove them to their first CIF title in school history last season. “It’s really hard for a team to repeat,” said Nolan McConnell. “We’ve got to find that hunger again.”   McConnell and his fellow seniors first developed that […]

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Rotary Helps 60 Local Students

Rotary Helps 60 Local Students

The Rotary Club provided 60 students, ranging from kindergarten to high school, with backpacks stuffed with an assortment of school supplies.   Laguna Beach Rotary is offering this service project to other Orange County clubs for kids in their areas.  With the elimination of lockers at nearly all schools, backpacks have become an essential part […]

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USO Tours OC Baron’s Ball

USO Tours OC Baron’s Ball

The Santa Ana Country Club underwent a transformation into the USO for the annual OC Baron’s Ball, raising $125,000 to defeat cancer. Laguna Beach residents were among the 150 guests, including some who got into the Hollywood canteen act with vintage military apparel. Even President Roosevelt (aka Mike Moore) made an appearance. Ed Arnold emceed […]

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Laguna Icons Flavor Airport Concessions

Laguna Icons Flavor Airport Concessions

After a contentious bidding battle over revitalizing dining options at John Wayne Airport, two iconic Laguna Beach businesses will soon have an extra storefront at the airport to woo customers. Hobie Sand Bar and The Farm Market by Laguna Culinary Arts are scheduled to open at the airport in November and January, respectively, part of […]

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Look What’s Cooking at Art Fest

Look What’s Cooking at Art Fest

  Festival visitors become culinary students for one hour as Chef Joffrey Lopez from Williams Sonoma South Coast Plaza presents tips, tricks and tools in-person every Sunday at 1 p.m. on the Festival green.   This past weekend, nearly 200 people enjoyed Lopez’ class and the art show, including cast members of “The Real Housewives of Orange […]

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Guide Book Explores the Local Wilderness

Guide Book Explores the Local Wilderness

Find out about the best hikes near the Orange County coast and throughout the county while enjoying a day at the beach during Saturday’s, July 2 event at Crystal Cove State Park sponsored by the Crystal Cove Alliance.   Laguna Beach resident Karin Klein, author of the county’s newest, updated hiking guide, “50 Hikes in […]