Art Seen

Playhouse Receives Grant from the FOA Foundation

Laguna Playhouse was awarded a 2019 Festival of Arts Foundation grant of $5,000 to support its year-round, award-winning youth education programs, a statement from...

Filmmaker Retraces Artist’s Journey

Brazilian documentary filmmaker Laura Papa’s current project is titled “Dear Cesar.” It is the story of her great uncle, the artist Cesar Papa, who...

Artist Profiles

Applications Open for Historic Preservation Ordinance Task Force

The City Council is accepting applications for the Historic Preservation Ordinance Task Force.

Newly Restored Painting Reveals Early Laguna

A work by early plein air artist William Griffith and never exhibited publicly before is on display at City Hall. It was donated by a great-grandson of a Laguna Beach homesteader.

Getting Out

Going “Barefoot” at Laguna Playhouse

By Christopher Trela | NB Indy Between 1961 and 2003, prolific playwright Neil Simon penned nearly three dozen plays and a similar number of screenplays,...

America Martin Connects the Dots

  America Martin Connects the Dots Using smooth, bold curves as well as hard, geometric strokes, America Martin adheres to the most fundamental aspect of drawing—the...

The Write Stuff

Holiday Digest

  The Laguna Beach Independent is proud to once again partner with the Third Street Writers, a nonprofit group dedicated to promoting writing and literary...
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Randy Kraft Releases Third Book

Kraft will discuss and sign her book at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 22 at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Hwy.

Anita Abriel to Discuss ‘The Light After the War’

Anita Abriel, author of “The Light After the War” will discuss and sign her book at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, at Laguna...

Laguna Beach Books to Host January Book Club

Laguna Beach Books to Host January Book Club Laguna Beach Books will host its monthly book club on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at...

Laguna Beach Books Announces Two October Events

Elizabeth Strout, author of “Olive, Again”—sequel to “Olive Kitteridge”—will be at the Women’s Club of Laguna Beach, 286 St. Ann’s Drive, from noon to...