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Art Seen

Walls’ Photos Earn Awards Images by photographer Cheyne Walls received multiple awards in three international competitions. His award-winning artwork of Yosemite National Park, Death Valley, and Los Angeles will be on display during a special reception with the artist...

Stem Cell Scientist Lectures at Susi Q

Lead scientist Dr. Peter Donovan will describe the role of stem cells in the human body and research underway at UC Irvine during a 2 p.m. talk Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. Donovan, a professor of developmental and cell biology and biological chemistry,...

Schools Offer Classes on Better Parenting

Parents of children 5 to 10 with challenging behaviors can learn parenting skills in a seven-week program offered by the school district. The program will run seven consecutive Wednesdays, Oct. 8-Nov. 19, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Marriage...

Author Leads Summer Workshops at the Susi Q

A summer workshop, Photo Narratives, with Tammy Lechner, is offered at the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. Participants will learn to tell stories through photographs and ways to archive, organize and edit photographs. The class meets from 12- 3 p.m. on Wednesdays June 25 to Aug....

Calls for More Downtown Policing

Laguna Beach may see more cops patrolling downtown and in neighborhoods if growing concern voiced by Council member Steve Dicterow and Mayor Kelly Boyd gains traction. Also on Tuesday, the City Council adopted a budget largely as originally proposed last month, which shared the...

Art Seen 4/12/13

Art That’s Small at City Hall Laguna Beach’s Mayor Kelly Boyd announced the winners of the annual Art That’s Small at City Hall competition last week. Out of 91 entries from throughout the county, first place went to Ben Desoto; second to Anthony Salvo, third to James Nordstrom;...

Taking View Equity for a Test Drive

Just six weeks after its formation, the newly established View Equity Committee seems determined to deliver on putting teeth in a new city ordinance. But first they want a test drive, to understand how a potential view equity claim would play out under the model adopted by Rancho...

City Manager Urges Public Participation

Laguna Beach faces a number of important planning decisions in the near future and residents should take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the process, City Manager John Pietig told members of the Laguna Canyon Conservancy on Monday. Pietig provided an overview of...

Training Workshop for Nonprofit Leaders

The Board Chairs Academy, a training program for current and future board leaders of nonprofit organizations, will make a presentation Friday, Sept 14 from 2 to 5:30 p.m at Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. Succeeding sessions will occur on the Fridays of Oct. 26, Dec. 14, February 8,...

Learning to Cook Gluten-Free

Clinical nutritionist Gini Warner and Chef Ross Harris, authors of the book “The Gluten-Free Edge,” are offering a hands-on cooking class Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 1:30 p.m. Participants will also learn about the gluten-free diet in the workshop at the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St....

The Romanians Are Coming!

Laguna Folkdancers presents an evening of Romanian folkdance instruction at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. Bucharest-born Mihai David, who performed with the Romanian State Folk Ballet until he defected in 1966, will lead the workshop. More info:...

Senior Celebration

More than $11,000 was raised at Laguna Beach Seniors’ 19th annual holiday lunch this past  Monday, contributing toward the non profit’s $500,000 a year operating budget, reported Executive Director Nadia Babiya. “We must continue to raise funds to keep our core programs...

Fall Lineup at the Susi Q Center

Participants in the world religion course will explore the meanings articulated in “The World’s Religions” by Huston Smith. The book discussion group, which will be on various Thursdays from October through January, from 3 to 5 p.m., is free to current Osher Lifelong Learning...

City Hall Meetings

Monday, Sept. 12 Tech Committee, 4:30 p.m., Community Center Arts Commission, 5:30 p.m., Council Chamber Emergency Preparedness Committee, 5:30 p.m., Community Room   Tuesday, Sept. 13 Complete Streets Task Force, 5 p.m., Susi Q Center   Wednesday, Sept. 14 Laguna...

Update on Susi Q’s August Lineup

During the month, the Susi Q center hosts a variety of special presentations and classes. Clinical psychology doctoral student Helene Farr will be offering a free presentation on insomnia on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 2:30 p.m. On Tuesdays Aug. 9 and 23, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., a...
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