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Archive for September, 2012

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High Praise From Their Peers

High Praise From Their Peers

The Sawdust Art Festival announced winners of its artist peer awards, listed respectively from first to third: Blown Glass: Christopher Jeffries, Gavin Heath, Jason McQuaid & Michael Panetta. Fused Glass: Siân Poeschl,  Dawn Spurlock, Cindy Stalnaker. Ceramics: Jesse Bartels, Walter Reiss, Mark Winner. Clothing/Textiles: Olivia Batchelder, Edith Otto, Michelle Holt. Jewelry: Annette Doreng-Stearns, Barbara Schuppe, […]

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Author Appears With New Novel

Author Appears With New Novel

Laguna Beach resident and author Kaira Rouda makes her first local appearance Sunday, Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Hwy. Rouda’s latest work, “All the Difference,” is a mystery novel.

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Tree Book Author Schedules Talks

Tree Book Author Schedules Talks

Gil Thibault, Laguna Beach resident and newly minted author of the children’s educational book “Bristlecone Pine Tree, The World’s Oldest-Known Living Tree,” will be sharing his expertise in local talks. On Oct. 3, he will be at the Dana Point Library at 7 p.m.; before the Laguna Beach Rotary Club at noon on Friday, Oct. […]

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Local Surfer, Entrepreneur Gives Back

Local Surfer, Entrepreneur Gives Back

Ron McElroy knows what it is like to come from the wrong side of the tracks. A native of Hawaii who grew up in southern California and now lives in Laguna Beach, McElroy comes from a family that battled mental illness, abuse, drugs, and alcohol. Despite the overwhelming odds, he went on to enjoy a […]

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Women’s Group Seeks New Members

Women’s Group Seeks New Members

Over 60 members of the Laguna Playhouse’ “Playhouse Women” support group – from south county cities and beyond ­– gathered at the Laguna Nursery earlier this month to enjoy wine and art, and to encourage membership. One of its most successful fundraising strategies is an author presentation and book-signing series. The next author presentation will […]

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Still Enthused About His Mission

Still Enthused About His Mission

By D.J. Monsma, Special to the Independent Rev. Jerry Tankersley could never have imagined that he’d spend most of his adult life as the pastor of Laguna Presbyterian Church.   “I couldn’t have planned such a scenario, “ he told well-wishers at his 40th anniversary celebration last Sunday.  “But I have learned that my life doesn’t […]

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Culture Karma: Saline Solutions

Culture Karma: Saline Solutions

I ran into Michael Beanan the other day. Michael is one of the founders of the Laguna Bluebelt Coalition, a force behind the marine life protected area along Laguna’s shoreline, and one of the most animated, compassionate, committed environmentalist I’ve ever met. He reminded me that water represents 70% of our natural world. I checked. […]

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Chili Cooked, Pets Paraded

Chili Cooked, Pets Paraded

The 16th annual Chili Cook Off and Pet Parade steps off Sunday, Sept. 30, at Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. The event organized by the Laguna Board of Realtors and Affiliates centers around amateur and aspiring chili chefs, who share their recipes and compete for local fame. All the attendees have the opportunity to […]

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Rotary Revs Up for Car Show

Rotary Revs Up for Car Show

A collection of classic cars and motorcycles bring to life the history, engineering ingenuity and art form of automobile design during Laguna Beach Rotary Club’s 9th Annual Classic Car Show, set for Sunday, Oct. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Festival of Arts’ grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. This annual event features […]

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Living Green on Conservancy’s Dinner Agenda

Living Green on Conservancy’s Dinner Agenda

Chris Prelitz, a local resident and co-founder of Transition Laguna Beach, speaks at the Laguna Canyon Conservancy monthly dinner meeting on Monday, Oct. 1 at the Tivoli Terrace restaurant on the grounds of the Festival of Arts. Prelitz is a green building pioneer, constructing the first solar-powered home in Laguna Beach in 1994. The no-host […]

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Making Community By Hand

Making Community By Hand

The Buy Hand store celebrates its grand opening on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 670 S. Coast Highway, Unit B. The storefront offers handcrafted gifts and treasures, including work of local Southern California artisans. Owner Kavita Reddy will unveil “The Handmade Promise,” an opportunity for guests to pledge towards the creation […]

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Let It Flow Digging for Well Funds

Let It Flow Digging for Well Funds

Let It Flow, a Laguna Beach-based charity founded by pro teen skateboarder Nyjah Huston and his mother Kelle, hosts its first local charity event Thursday, Oct. 4, at Mozambique restaurant, 1740 S. Coast Highway. Let It Flow’s mission is building village wells in Ethiopia. Tickets to the 6 to 10 p.m. event are $75 per […]

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Boutique Sales Benefit Breast Cancer Victim

Boutique Sales Benefit Breast Cancer Victim

Vintage boutique Macalistaire hosts a fundraiser Thursday, Oct. 4 for longtime resident and local jeweler Stacey Garmshausen, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment. All Stacey G jewelry sales and 30 percent of all boutique sales will go towards her medical costs. Peruse the vintage home and apparel at […]

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Garden Party Benefits Goat Giving in Nepal

Garden Party Benefits Goat Giving in Nepal

Laguna Beach’s R Star founder Rosalind Russell invites friends and supporters to join her for a garden tea party Saturday, Sept. 29, from 2-4 p.m. at the home of Ileana, 17151 Greenleaf Lane, Huntington Beach, 92649. Entertainment will include a violinist and ballet dance performance, lunch, desserts and refreshments. Please RSVP to 714-846-5850 or 949 […]

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Nuclear Regulators Discuss San Onofre

Nuclear Regulators Discuss San Onofre

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a public meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9 to discuss the status of its oversight of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and respond to questions about current plant issues. The meeting will be held between 6 and 9:30 p.m. at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Hotel, in Dana Point. There […]