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Minding Our Business: A Modest Proposal

I reside just over the Laguna border in Dana Point, aka SoLa: South of Laguna, not to be confused with South Laguna. However, my work, my friends, my bookstore and hairstylist, and better places to eat, are in Laguna, so several times a week, I drive north on Pacific Coast...
Posted On 13 Feb 2013

Arts Community 1/25/13

Senior Art Escapes Begin at Susi Q In a 1 p.m. mixed media class Wednesday, Jan. 30, instructor Hedy Buzan demonstrates how to combine text, images, surface treatment, ephemera and paint to create collages that explore participants’ past, present and future. The workshop for...

Schools Host Program on Teen Drug, Alcohol Use

School officials and California Youth Services are hosting a 6:30 p.m. parent education program on Monday, Nov. 5, in the Laguna Beach High School Library about drug and alcohol usage as well as results of the 2012 California Healthy Kids Survey . “Our California Healthy Kids...

Son of Susi Q: Seasonings

by Chris Quilter               A couple of Saturdays ago, Kaiser Permanente lined up 10,000 members and shot them at its Sand Canyon Drive-Thru Flu Clinic. I know this because (a) I asked, and (b) I was in the middle of a pack of thousands of cars snaking through those...

Chorale Performs Folk Music Concerts

The Saddleback Master Chorale will present “Whispers in the Wind” on Friday, Sept. 7, at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1042 Temple Terrace, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 9, at St. Catherine of Siena Parish School Chapel, 3090 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, at 3 p.m. The...

Master Chorale Performs Folk Music

The Saddleback Master Chorale’s director, Charles Stephenson, will present “Whispers in the Wind” on Friday, Sept. 7 at Laguna Beach’s St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1042 Temple Terrace, at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 9 the chorale performs at St. Catherine of Siena Parish...

Newport Seeks New Arts Programs

Arts organizations offering cultural arts programs for Newport Beach residents and visitors may apply for grants available through the city Arts Commission. Successful applicants must propose programs for funding that directly benefit children, youth, adults and seniors in...

No Steamrolling Family Fun

Parents and children will be treated to exciting adventures in art, compliments of the Festival of Arts on Saturday, July 21, from noon to 3 p.m. Art projects in ceramics and mixed media, scavenger hunts, ceramics, marionette shows, balloon art, face painting and stringing...

Master Chorale Presents New Sounds

The Saddleback Master Chorale will be presenting “Voices of Eastern Europe: Sacred and Secular Music for Organ and Strings,” Friday, June 29, at St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, 1042 Temple Terrace, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 general admission, $12 students and...

Getting to Know Bob Rush

By Jean Ardell This column is the second of a series about the candidates for the 74th Assembly District.    Just before the filing deadline in mid-February, Bob Rush registered as a Democrat and entered the race. Aside from being firmly pro-choice, Rush had been a politic...

Swim Coach Completes Mission, Raises Bar

Whatever happened at CIF finals this past Thursday, May 10, in Riverside, it can’t diminish what swim coach Kari Johnson has accomplished at Laguna Beach High. A former swimmer at Mission Viejo High, Johnson took over the boys and girls teams four years ago with one overriding...

College Animates Exchange Program

Laguna College of Art + Design’s animation program began hosting several students of Downey’s Warren High School, enabling both institutions to collaborate on real-world experiences in the animation industry. After program chair David Kuhn and Professor David Pruiksma recruited...

Class Notes

Rotary Distributes the Write Book   In support of literacy month, Laguna Beach’s Rotary Club distributed 221 Webster’s Dictionary for Students to third grade students at El Morro, St. Catherine’s, and Top of the World.   Water District Offers Scholarships   The...

Planning Decisions Lack Compliance With State Laws

Editor, In 2008, California’s legislature passed a law requiring that, after January 1, 2011, any substantive revision of a Circulation Element of a General Plan, the transportation system of a city must plan for a balanced, multimodal transportation network that meets the...

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

The Laguna Beach Fire Department encourages residents to adopt the lifesaving habit of changing their smoke alarm batteries at the same time they are changing their clocks to daylight saving time, which takes place on Sunday March 11. In the past two years, structure fires...