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League Honors Service by its Members

  The Laguna Chapter of National Charity League hosted its 28th annual debutante ball at Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in December. Eighteen young women were honored for their philanthropic and league service, which began when the girls were in the seventh grade. The local...

Taking Stock

Buy On The Rumors The beat goes on. The Dow Jones Industrials closed Wednesday at the tenth consecutive record level for this index. That’s the longest record streak since January 1987 when the market hit 12 consecutive record days. Stock investors overall seem to believe that...

Law Proposed to Curtail Puppy Mills

Assembly member Patrick O’Donnell, a Democrat from Long Beach, introduced AB 485, which if approved will help put an end to puppy and kitten mills. Social Compassion In Legislation, the Laguna Beach-based animal welfare advocacy organization founded by local Judie Mancuso,...




Michael Sager

Michael Sagar passed away Dec. 20, 2016, with his family, fresh cookies and chocolate ice cream by his side. He was 84. Sagar lived his ideal life surfing, skiing, windsurfing and mountain biking with a little layering of jazz trumpet thrown in....

Pet Peeves

Reader’s Digester   Readers always ask me, “Where do you get your story ideas?” I used to say the bathtub, where I’m most relaxed. But I can’t say that any more. I took out the bathtub, the shower and all the plumbing to meet Laguna’s...

Arts Town Embraces Poetic License

Laguna Beach poets, arise. Lift your spirits and endeavor to become the town’s first ever poet laureate, commissioned to celebrate its artistic nature and legacy in the written word. Time is short. The candidate willing and able to become the...

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Flamenco Whirls its Way to ArtWalk

Laguna Dance Festival will host two performances of flamenco by Marcela Aguayo and her band at 6:30 and 7 p.m. during Artwalk on Thursday, March 2, at Saltfineart +RawSalt Gallery, 346 N. Coast Highway. Aguayo, a professionally trained dancer,...

An Aesthetic on Wheels and in Two Dimensions

In a mix of art and design, Salt Fine Art’s opening reception for its current exhibition, “Radical Home,” shared space with Tesla Motors, which has earned a reputation for atypical auto marketing by opening storefronts in shopping malls. Invited...

Author Offers Advice on Sidestepping Faux Pas

Laguna local Rebecca M. Lyles will discuss her latest book “From the Errors of Others,” a non-fiction guide to avoiding mistakes in writing and speaking, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St....

Class Notes

Young Designer Wins A Prize   Laguna local Dan Lopes, a University of Notre Dame senior, won third place and $1,000 in a student design competition sponsored by the International Housewares Association, says an announcement. His design of the Scoop Pet Food Dispenser eases measuring and...

Tennis Teams on the Line With New Coaches

The Laguna Beach High School boys tennis teams lost at home and away matches in a pre-season match-up with Division 1 Beckman High School in Irvine last week. New coach Rick Conkey said, “These guys are No. 7 in the state and we really played some competitive tennis against them today. I was...

Streetbeat

Monday, Feb. 13 Burglary. 600 block of N. Coast Hwy. 10:39 a.m. Detectives are investigating the theft of 24 bottles of Caymus wine worth $2,585 from a grocery store. Fraud. 200 block of Chiquita St. 2:50 p.m. A resident who ran a credit report discovered someone had opened a credit card in his...

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Two Laguna Teams Still Pursue Playoff Glory

Girls Water Polo Seeks Third Title Aria Fisher scored four goals and dished out three assists to lead Laguna to a 14-4 victory over Dos Pueblos this past Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Irvine and will...

Residents Resist Parking Restrictions

Currently charged with a plan to improve accessibility to 16 Laguna Beach neighborhoods, the Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Committee (EDPC) is gathering input on how to improve emergency...

Broker Tries to Unseat Rohrabacher

Democrat Boyd Lachlan Roberts filed with the Federal Election Commission to establish a campaign committee to challenge Rohrabacher. The Republican from Huntington Beach won re-election with 57...