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College Installs New Gallery Director

While still a student at the Laguna College of Art and Design, Andrea Harris worked at the Laguna Art Museum as an installer and as an assistant to local artist Bridget Hoff. She became the museum’s registrar, the first hired staffer after the dissolution of the museum’s merger...

Giving Food With Love

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy Families wait and fan themselves in the shade on a dry, sweltering Santa Ana afternoon. They anticipate the arrival of a tall, white, refrigerated truck, which at long last pulls up to the famous Downtown Orange County water tower, adjacent to the...

Women’s Collective Giving Group Awards $130,000

Impact Giving, an Orange County women’s collective giving organization and the brainchild of several Laguna Beach women, awarded six grants totaling $130,000 at its fourth annual awards ceremony earlier this month in Irvine. Recipients included four local and two international...

Services Held for Victims of Canyon Collision

Separate services were held for two victims of a head-on collision in Laguna Beach last week even as investigators returned to the accident scene on Laguna Canyon Road to collect more information. Police are still finalizing reports establishing what happened immediately...

Services Set for Victims of Canyon Collision

Services will be held this week for the victims of last week’s double fatality car collision in Laguna Beach even as accident investigators re-inspect the accident scene and close a portion of Laguna Canyon Road today between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Also today, a 4 p.m. mass will be...

LBHS Hosts Community College, Technical Education Fair

The high school hosts a community college and technical education fair Thursday, Feb. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the library. This event promises to provides students and parents  information about admission requirements, timelines and costs as well as degrees, certifications and...

City Seeks to Dismiss Suit Over Homeless

Attorneys for the city of Laguna Beach rejected discrimination allegations against homeless individuals outlined in a federal lawsuit filed by Leonard Porto, a local homeless man and self-taught law student filing on his own behalf. In a filing on May 1, City Attorney Phil Kohn...

Art Seen

Developing a Collective Voice, LOCA’s Workshop Makes an Eco Splash, Exposure for Record Breaking Photograph, Pacific Edge Visits Another Coastline, SEEDS Nurtures Plein Air Painting in Kids and Coloring a Passion for Watercolor.

Culture Karma

You know fall has arrived for sure when Santa Ana winds suddenly blow in with hot air that lands on stage at the Forum Theater. Tourists are largely gone and the town celebrates with its unique "Roast of the Coast" which is perhaps, beyond the Pageant of the Masters,...

Cub Scouts Learn Recycling Firsthand

Thirty-two members of Cub Scout Pack 35 visited the Waste Management Recycling Center in Santa Ana recently to learn more about recycling Among the lessons learned by the Cubs and their parents was the surprising message that paper can be recycled regardless of it being wet or...

Rug Merchant Re-arrested, New Victims Come Forward

Laguna Beach police arrested the manager of a local rug store for the second time in three weeks on Wednesday, Sept. 14, for suspicion of four additional sex crimes as a result of more victims coming forward due to news accounts. Last week, the district attorney’s office charged...

Ex-Angel Settles Insider Trading Charges

Former Angels baseball player Doug DeCinces and three others were charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with insider trading Thursday, Aug. 4, the same day DeCinces agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle the charges. The SEC alleges that DeCinces and his associates made...

McWeather or Not

The June Tune Well we’re almost to the halfway point of June, 2011 and the sun continues to make an appearance every day this month so far. The mornings have been mired in a funk with even some drizzle thrown in but around 1 or 2 p.m., bingo!, bright sunshine! Temperatures have...

LBHS Spring Sports Update

Softball (5-3) Breakers completed the non-league portion of their schedule with a 4-2 loss to Santa Ana in a contest played on Thursday, March 31, at Thurston. Laguna was up 2-0 before the Saints stormed back for the win. The 10-game double round robin Orange Coast League play...

Streat Beat

Arrest Made in Mail Thefts Laguna police arrested a Santa Ana woman for suspicion of mail theft after they found correspondence from several people in her possession. A witness told police he observed a woman going through several mailboxes in the 2200 block of S. Coast Highway,...
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