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Pageant Pens Love Letter to Laguna’s Beauty, History

This summer, the Pageant of the Masters will pay homage to the natural beauty and history of its hometown, Laguna Beach, while also celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Laguna Art Museum.

Contemporary Artist Marcia Hafif Dies at 88

Marcia Hafif, a Laguna Beach painter whose pop art and Minimalist works have recently gained renewed prominence with a flurry of exhibitions, died on April 17 at 88.

Laguna’s Streets Ring With Music

After establishing the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association in 2008, founding member Karyn Philippsen visited the town nicknamed “the pearl of France” Mentone, and knew they had found a near perfect twin for Laguna. This Saturday, June 16, Laguna mimics a Menton tradition, the...



Signs Point the Way to Town’s History

Six Laguna Beach streets named after some of its early artists will soon be marked with signs distinctive from any other in town, displaying a vintage look, lettering that reads “Historic Laguna Beach Art Colony” and includes the artists’...
Posted On 16 Jun 2018

Council Signs Off on Ranch Restoration

...Laguna Beach City Council voted unanimously to reaffirm the approval of restoration, monitoring and maintenance plans at the Ranch at Laguna Beach...

Paddle Out Set for Richard Carlson

A paddle out in honor of Richard C. Carlson, a Laguna Beach resident who died this past week, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23. An 11 a.m. service is planned the same day at Little Church by the Sea, 468 Legion St., in Laguna Beach....

Congressional Race Contestants Still Undecided

Based on the most recent figures available Wednesday, June 13, Keirstead leads with 17.3 percent of the vote to Rouda’s 17.1 percent. Scott Baugh, a Republican who came in fourth with 16.2 percent of the vote, has conceded and endorsed the...

Does the Wet Suit You

Crank Call Those cable guys have been trying hard to get subscribers of their phone service to allow them to  install new equipment inside our homes. It needs to be plugged into an electric outlet for power and all the AV wires in the house for...

Heart Talk

A Place of Healing and Warmth “Good morning James, what can we do for you?” This is not the type of greeting that most patients arriving at a medical facility receive. Having a number of legitimate ailments, plus the fact I am somewhat of a...

Jenkins’ Generosity of Time, Treasure Earns Recognition

The Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach will honor Betsy Jenkins as Woman of the Year on Friday, June 15. ‘The Woman of the Year award recognizes the tradition of women as community volunteers, central to our mission as a club,” said President Kitty Malcolm. “Betsy’s long-standing devotion to...

Tireless Volunteer Anne Wood Dies

Virginia Anne Wood passed away Saturday, May 26, with loved ones by her side.  Anne, a Laguna Beach resident since 1965, was recently in the care of the amazing staff at Arbor View 2 in Mission Viejo due to Alzheimer’s. Anne was born to Burris and Margaret Wood June 8, 1932, in Sacramento. She...

Personnel File

New Development Leaders Joins Hospital John D. Miller will lead Mission Hospital’s fundraising efforts as the new chief development officer of the two-campus facility in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach. Miller led fundraising efforts at Pepperdine University, UCLA and Saint John’s Health Center....

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Pet Peeves

Designs on You I was sitting in my living room reading the Indy article  “Let Laguna Live.”  The column written by Michael Ray points out the difficulties residents have going through the city’s...

Just for Laughs

  Read the Personals FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL:  Give Dad a gift box filled with some of his favorites: Slinky. Rubik’s Cube, antacids, beefy jerky, Rogaine, a pocket comb, and a flashy tie...

Laureates to Host Writing Contest

To kick off this year’s Literary Laureate program, appointed leaders Suzanne Redfearn and Lauren Simon along with the city’s Arts Commission are offering an art-inspired writing competition. The...

Bluebelt Celebrates Its Winners

More than 100 guests from around the county and some from as far as Minnesota and Maui celebrated the winners of the seventh annual Laguna Bluebelt photo contest. Visitors to the reception hosted...

Dissent, as American as Apple Pie

Editor, What is infuriating is this: they were artists sitting at a café that boasted farm to table food, in the heart of the canyon leading to Laguna Beach, and that most of their conversations...