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Checking In: A Sense of Place

True to it’s roots as an artist colony, and in spite of the loss of support of the Laguna Art Museum, the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPALA) kicked off their annual Invitational on Sunday with a paint-off at Treasure Island Park. Forty of the nation’s top plein air...

Speaker’s Corner: The Fear of New Ideas

By Larry Nokes Great thanks to Allan Simon for putting a fine point on a current topic of great debate: the village entrance (“Will Council Lead?” Letters, Aug. 30). As Mr. Simon notes: “the city council voted 3-2 to approve taking the next step in the development of the Village...

Distinctive Flora Rooted in Laguna’s Character

Editor, I’ve always thought a really spooky ride through the giant, old eucalyptus trees on Bluebird Canyon Drive on Halloween night could be quite a trip. Around the gazebo at the north end of Treasure Island Park are some beautiful palm trees and four fabulous beaches....

Calls for Artists Who Sculpt the Sea

Laguna Beach is seeking applications from artists nationwide for a $60,000 sculpture commission for installation near the city’s lifeguard headquarters, under construction on Main Beach, the city’s cultural arts manager announced Tuesday. The Arts Commission is seeking a written...