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Side Deal Tunes Up as Film Fest Headliner

Side Deal hopes for a similar triumph in returning to the Newport Beach Film Festival to perform during the opening night gala party on Thursday, April 26, in Fashion Island. It’s a coveted gig, but the band members are no strangers to high-profile events thanks to their past...

City Plans Crackdown on Noisemakers

Seventy-five motorcycles cruising Coast Highway on Sunday, April 15, made a big impression on Council member Toni Iseman.

Public Art May Embellish Entrance

The Laguna Beach City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to move forward with creating a public art concept at the long-awaited village entrance, allocating an additional $100,000 from the city's art-in-lieu fund for a $180,000 artist honorarium.



Public Access Returns to Thalia Beach

Mayor Pro Tem Rob Zur Schmiede took up scissors at the Thalia Street beach access Tuesday, April 17, snipping a ribbon to mark the return of public access to one of Laguna’s favorite surf breaks.

Open-Space Star Steps into the Spotlight

“50 Years of Preservation,”a documentary which chronicles the history of the Laguna Greenbeltand reveals the conflicts that influenced Laguna Beach,will premier at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 at the Susi Q Community Center, 380 Third St. The...

Does the Wet Suit You?

Slip Sliding Away The notion that our small town civic leaders would need the services of consultants and professional pollsters, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, to understand the opinion of their constituents on any certain issue...

Finding Meaning

New ‘Old’ Friends? The Beautiful Wife abhors violence.  But she also loves a TV show full of murder and mayhem.  It’s called “Blue Bloods” and follows a New York police family.  What hooks her is that each show features the four generations...

Mack Marks Her 100th Year

Congratulations are in order for Margaret Mack, a resident of Laguna Beach since 1972.  On her 100th birthday she welcomed friends and family at her home to celebrate the occasion on April 14, according to her daughter, Kathy Short. Mack is the...

Personnel File

Local Film Maker Gets Prestigious Award Laguna Beach resident and chair of MacGillivray Freeman Films, Greg Mac Gillivray, was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the eighth annual  New York Festivals Television & Film Awards...

Beautification Council Hosts Special Speaker

Bill Hoffman will give a talk, Trends in Urban Design: Best City Practices, at the Laguna Beach Beautification Council 6 p.m. meeting Thursday, April 26 at the Montage Resort, room 225. Hoffman, a local resident and urban planner, will discuss the best examples of urban design being used to...

Political Briefs

Candidates Campaign for Supporters Congressional candidate Hans Keirstead discusses gun violence prevention in a town hall talk Wednesday, April 25, with guest speaker and gun violence victim Ron Barber. Barber, who served as former Rep. Gabby Giffords district director, was elected in 2012 to...

Just for Laughs

Read the Personals TWIN SISTERS – 37 years old.  We sing and dance, we bake deliciousness from the homeland.  We are work live-in maids, for big or small house.  We clean, cook and make happy entertainments in exchange for safe place to live. #Tina&Nina   KATRINA FLOATING Saturn –...

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Pet Peeves

Flushed with Cash I was on the royal throne when I read the Indy’s “Auditor Finds Shortcomings in Agency’s Books.” An obscure group, South Orange County Wastewater Agency (SOCWA), has been...

Guest Column

Quest for Mellon “Coke’s tasty, but all that sugar just gets in your belly and starts radiating heat like a blacksmith’s forge. It just cools you for a second, then it’s hotter than ever. Who...

Sports: Calendar Changes Seasons For Next Year

Laguna families are in for a surprise next year with the new Southern Section CIF sports calendar. The high school sports season has been moved back, beginning next season as adopted by CIF....

Breaker Girls win in Coos Bay

The girls track and field squad took first in the 18thannual Prefontaine Rotary Invitational held in Coos Bay, Ore., last Saturday, April 14, while Laguna’s boys squad finished seventh out of the...

Boys Tennis (8-4, 5-0)

Breakers returned to League play with an easy 16-2 victory over Costa Mesa on Thursday, April 12, then followed up with a huge 12-6 win over Southern Section CIF Division 4 fourth-ranked Laguna...

Swimming (Boys 5-0, Girls 5-0)

Laguna stepped closer to a sweep of their dual meet season with a crushing win over Estancia on Wednesday, April 11, at the Laguna Community Pool. Boys won 115-51 and the girls prevailed 137-32....