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Boys and Girls Club Envisions Expanding to Lang Park

Boys and Girls Club Envisions Expanding to Lang Park

More children may have access to after-school programs through Laguna Beach’s Boys and Girls Club if the City Council approves a proposal to lease the Lang Park Community Center for an expansion of The Laguna Club for Kids, known as TLC. If approved at the meeting tonight, Nov. 5, city staff will begin public outreach […]

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Land Deal May Open ‘Gateway’  for Town’s Entry

Land Deal May Open ‘Gateway’ for Town’s Entry

For the past decade, most residents paid little attention to undeveloped property near the Art-a-Fair grounds at 725 Laguna Canyon Road. If pressed, they might recall purchasing a Christmas tree there, watching brush-clearing goats at work or seeing it overflow with the parked cars of festival-goers in summer. But now that the city of Laguna […]

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Getting Out 11/1/13

Getting Out 11/1/13

Historic Venue Hosts Rock Concert By Donna Furey, Special to the Independent For the first time in nearly a decade, a rock show plugs in at the Festival of Arts’ grounds on Saturday, Nov. 2, starting at 5:30 p.m. and closing out by 9:30 p.m., before the headliner at a typical concert takes the stage. […]

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Think Twice: Tale of Two Cities

Think Twice: Tale of Two Cities

  If the summer passed too quickly absent a relaxing getaway, and you’re looking for a quaint California coastal town to escape to, there is one vacation option perhaps equal to our own beautiful Laguna Beach. This destination also boasts an artist culture, and is framed by white sand, blue waters and auburn kelp rivaling […]

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The Slant: Trying to Time the Yuletide

The Slant: Trying to Time the Yuletide

  I get struck by Christmas spirit in July or August. That is about the time of year the year I stumble on a movie like ”Home Alone” or “Christmas Vacation” on TV. Someone is having a Christmas in July sale, which usually brings Christmas spirit to peak at the wrong time of the year. […]

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Historic Venue Hosts Rock Concert

Historic Venue Hosts Rock Concert

By Donna Furey, Special to the Independent For the first time in nearly a decade, a rock show plugs in at the Festival of Arts’ grounds on Saturday, Nov. 2, starting at 5:30 p.m. and closing out by 9:30 p.m., before the headliner at a typical concert takes the stage. Despite the restrictions, the promoters […]

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Workshops

Workshops

 Learning Silk Painting   Laguna Outreach for Community Arts will hold an Art and Sea Lions workshop on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9-10:30 a.m. at Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Canyon. Participants will view live sea lions, then enjoy a silk painting workshop with Reem Khalil. Beginners are welcome, and everyone will take home a […]

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Shore Scene

Shore Scene

Beholding Our Behemoths By Jan Sattler and Mia Davidson Although July through September is the prime viewing time for the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus), so far in October our behemoth visitors are still hanging around and easily seen from Laguna’s cliffs and hills.  The blue whale is believed to be the largest animal ever to […]

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New Look for Laguna Hotel Taking Shape

New Look for Laguna Hotel Taking Shape

The Aliso Creek Inn will shut down for several months beginning Nov. 1 to begin room renovations by the new owners, though the golf course and banquet facilities will remain open and available for holiday bookings, a co-owner and manager said this week. Changes at the Aliso Canyon resort will be unobtrusive, aligning with the […]

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Old Venues Serve Up New Concepts

Old Venues Serve Up New Concepts

  As summer segues into fall, Laguna Beach’s vibrant food scene undergoes its own seasonal change as well with new restaurants poised to open and some old favorites kicking things up a notch. New chefs will wield their knives at three eateries in well-established restaurant spots where the previous tenants all served their last meals […]

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Can Laguna's Cliff Keep Music Playing?

Can Laguna’s Cliff Keep Music Playing?

  The right to amplified music during the Cliff Restaurant’s Music Matters weeknight concerts comes under the Laguna Beach Planning Commission’s scrutiny Wednesday night when they consider an amendment to the venue’s conditional use permit at their regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. in City Council chambers. Started in summer 2012, Music Matters began as an […]

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Spending by Tourists Stronger This Summer

Spending by Tourists Stronger This Summer

With few exceptions this summer, diners daily filled the booths overlooking Coast Highway from Nick’s Laguna Beach restaurant, front row seats to the hustle and bustle of the downtown beach scene. “This was by far our busiest year,” since opening five years ago, said Brian Harrington, managing partner with Irvine-based Nickco Hospitality LLC, with receipts […]

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Art Seen 9/13/13

Art Seen 9/13/13

Vintage Viewing  The medium is part of the message in photographer Jana Cruder’s “All That Glitters Is Gold” video exhibition, which opened last week at JoAnne Artman Gallery, 326 N. Coast Highway. The installation by Cruder supersizes and reproduces a 1954 Viewmaster to show two stop motion videos that explore identity and social norms.   […]

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Stay the Course on Entrance

Stay the Course on Entrance

Editor, (This letter was also addressed to the City Council.) I am sorry I cannot attend the meeting tonight but wanted to give you my thoughts on the village entrance. First, thank you for your leadership. I know it is painful but please stay the course. Laguna Beach elected many of you on a campaign promise of […]

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Impose a Measure of Accountability on Street People

Impose a Measure of Accountability on Street People

Editor, It’s nothing new to have a large congregation of homeless during the summer here in Laguna. But after witnessing one of the regulars smoking pot on the patio of Starbucks this morning I feel compelled to write this letter to express my dismay on the arrogance of this year’s group. Having been homeless myself […]