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Archive for July, 2013

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Musings on the Coast: The Midnight Surfer

Musings on the Coast: The Midnight Surfer

I keep having a dream I am on a body board and surfing the airwaves high above Laguna. I’ve been a surfer all my life and understand ocean waves.  The best are thin, steep ones that break in a collapsing line you skim across at great speed.   The worst are thick crunchers that burst out […]

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Diving In to Laguna Past and Present

Diving In to Laguna Past and Present

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   Skip Hellewell fell in love with Laguna Beach immediately. On a camping and surfing trip as a youth, Hellewell was awestruck with the beach community; there were people walking around town in their bathing suits. He slept on the beach. He learned to surf. He was so taken, […]

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

He Walks the Line Stocks continue to take direction from the comments of Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke. He recently emphasized that the Fed remains committed to shoring up the economy and that any deceleration in its policies will happen because it is achieving its goals, not because it has lowered its sights. Since the Fed […]

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Avoiding Mountains of Trash

Avoiding Mountains of Trash

Recycling and composting food scraps will keep trash collection fees low as well as lessen the amount of trash taken to overflowing landfills, according to the terms of a renewed 10-year, $43 million waste collection contract approved by the City Council on Tuesday. After nine years of providing the basic collection service removing curb-side discards […]

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Mayor's Cancer Is in Remission

Mayor’s Cancer Is in Remission

“I am in remission,” Mayor Kelly Boyd proclaimed Tuesday, receiving rousing applause from the crowd of 60 present at the City Council meeting. A very different ambiance pervaded the same room five months earlier when Boyd first confirmed that he was battling multiple myeloma, a form of cancer that affects the plasma cells, a type […]

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Police Nab Suspected Bank Bandit

Police Nab Suspected Bank Bandit

An hour after a robber presented a demand note to U.S. Bank tellers and fled the downtown Laguna Beach branch, police arrested a 24-year-old man that fit the bandit’s description seated at a North Laguna bus bench, police said Wednesday. Kyle Alan Veach, with no known current address, was arrested for suspicion of robbery and […]

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College Installs New Gallery Director

College Installs New Gallery Director

While still a student at the Laguna College of Art and Design, Andrea Harris worked at the Laguna Art Museum as an installer and as an assistant to local artist Bridget Hoff. She became the museum’s registrar, the first hired staffer after the dissolution of the museum’s merger with the Orange County Museum of Art. […]

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Art Seen 7/19/13

Art Seen 7/19/13

Art-To-Go Offers Receptions, Hotel Prizes at Festival of Arts  The Artists Fund at Festival of Arts is exhibiting its  Art-To-Go collection now through Aug. 31 at Tivoli Lane on the Festival grounds. The fund raising program, themed Little Pictures with a Purpose, features 100 originals available for purchase daily, while they last. Free reception events […]

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Getting Out 7/19/13

Getting Out 7/19/13

Dynamic Pair Plans to Kick off Jazz Festival To kick off their popular jazz series, the Festival of Arts has acclaimed jazz musicians Gregg Karukas and Michael Paulo performing on the festival stage on Saturday, July 20 from 1 until 3 p.m. The event is located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road. For information call 949-494-1145 […]

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Sawdust’s Green Day Sprouts

Sawdust’s Green Day Sprouts

Providing an interactive and educational “green” themed day for guests, the Sawdust Art Festival will celebrate its sixth Green Day on Saturday, July 20. Sawdust artists, staff and local organizations will share simple ways of becoming more environmentally aware. Themed activities are planned for 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in various locations around the grounds […]

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Indy Calendar July 19-25, 2013

Indy Calendar July 19-25, 2013

Weekend/ Music at the Festivals: Sawdust Festival, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd. 949-494-3030 www.sawdustartfestival.org Friday, July 19: 11:30 a.m., Michelle Mangione, Beth Fitchet Wood; noon, Jukebox Scandal; 5 p.m. Jeff Crosby & The Refugees; 5:30 p.m., Really Classic. Saturday, July 20: 11:30 a.m. Accoustic Roots, Karen Bensen Duo; noon, Masanga Marimba; 5 […]

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Grant Recipients 7/19/13

Grant Recipients 7/19/13

Bringing Music to the Boys and Girls Club This summer music is filling the halls and playgrounds at the Boys and Girls Club. For the first time music classes and concerts are being offered throughout the club’s nine-week summer program. Presented by Laguna Beach Live!, the concerts cover a wide range of styles -from the Flamenco […]

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Laguna Shore Scene: Eyeballing a Whale's Eye

Laguna Shore Scene: Eyeballing a Whale’s Eye

By Mia Davidson and Jan Sattler   The giant keyhole limpet shell (Megathura crenulata) was used as wampum by Laguna’s original residents. They found the five inch buff to white domed oval shells with an opening at the apex (a keyhole) in the water and washed up on beaches. The limpets, sometimes known as whale’s […]

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Community Datebook 7/19/13

Community Datebook 7/19/13

Serving Survivors of Human Trafficking Laguna Presbyterian Church hosts guest speaker and iSanctuary volunteer, Lynn Drury, describe the future for girls rescued from human trafficking on Sunday, July 21 at 10 a.m. The church’s Women Walking group supports non profits which empower women to live full lives through education, micro-finance and prevention of gender-based violence. […]

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Council Moves on Several Fronts

Council Moves on Several Fronts

Undergrounding utilities and mature trees are debated   The City Council took a first step towards considering a citywide plan to underground utilities, voting unanimously on Tuesday to hire consultants to assess options and work with city staff and utility officials to expedite the process. In other unrelated actions, the council also considered an official […]