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SchoolPower Kicks Off School Year at Claes

SchoolPower continues its tradition of kicking off the new school year with its first fundraiser on Monday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. in Hotel Laguna’s Claes Ovation restaurant, named after hotelier Claes Andersen. The event features Executive Chef Paul Bauer, who has prepared a...

SchoolPower Spreads Love and Money

  SchoolPower’s outgoing president Robin Rounaghi was recognized for her service last Tuesday by Laguna’s school board and administrators.  “I call her the closer,” said Supt. Sherine Smith, indicating Rounaghi’s ability to bring in sizeable donations, including a recent $135,000...

School Power’s Lumberyard Chef Challenge Crowns Winner

What do you get when you take two dedicated principals, give them each a gourmet menu, have it prepared by master chef, Armando Ortega, and then ask school supporters to vote for a winner? SchoolPower’s 2nd annual Lumberyard Chef Challenge! For the second consecutive year,...

Wall of Fame Dusted by Acrimony

Celebrity likenesses add cache as wall adornments in dining establishments such as New York’s Sardi’s or one of the locations of The Palm restaurant. But the wall of fame many Laguna Beach residents aspired to, sketches of loyal patrons inside Michael Kang’s now-closed restaurant...