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It’s Palette Time

The Arts Commission selected palettes created by artists Leigh Bell, Marcel Mead, Austin Hart, and Al Esquerra as part this year’s palette competition. The commission is accepting designs to the annual children’s holiday palette competition, which must be submitted by 5 p.m....

CAP Presents Two-Woman Retrospective

    “Isabelle Cordemans & Sandra Samaha – Feminist Voices,” a retrospective juried by Malcolm Warner, executive director of Laguna Art Museum, runs through Feb. 17 at the CAP Gallery in the Wells Fargo Bank, 260 Ocean Ave. A reception for the artists...

A Double Bill: View Sea Lions, Paint a Watercolor

LOCA Arts Education offers an art and sea lions workshop on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m.-10:30a.m. at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, 20612 Laguna Canyon Road. Families, groups, and beginners are invited. The morning includes a docent-led viewing of live sea lions, a presentation...

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Taverna to Introduce Regional Menu

Taverna Laguna Beach, an Italian restaurant in a historic building at 222 Ocean Ave., will offer regional Italian menus one week a month beginning Jan. 23-27. The menu will focus on food from Sagra Del Maiale, known as the pig feast. Patrons in Taverna’s dining room or on its...

Getting Out

What do you get when you mix an Irish tale with 19 cats, one dog named after a pancake, and two eccentric animal lovers? Annabella Price and Mark Bramhall star in “Chapatti,” a tale about two animal lovers in Dublin, and their unexpected spark as they re-discover the importance...

Laguna Beach Live! Welcomes in the New Year

  Laguna Beach Live! welcomes back Third Wheel Trio to the Laguna Art Museum in a Thursday, Jan. 12, concert. Following the bassoon, clarinet and flute is the Jazz Wednesdays Winter series, which begins with Grammy winning pianist Bill Cunliffe’s “Imaginacion” on Jan. 18....

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M.F.K. Fisher: Finding Food and Love in Laguna

Long before Julia Child and Alice Waters, Anthony Bourdain, Ruth Reichl, or the countless other food writers of the last 50 years, M. F. K. Fisher blazed the path and published 30 essay collections, memoirs or translations of French epicureans. Generally acknowledged as the...
Posted On 06 Jun 2012

The Write Stuff

Author’s Tale Examines Racism and Adoption By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent   Corie Skolnick starts her novel “Orfan” by foisting heart-breaking bad luck onto an innocent.  In the opening chapters, the character J.D., a mixed raced kid born to a Catholic...

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Book Club Signs Up for ‘The Hunger Games’ A discussion group about “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. The book club is usually the third Wednesday of every month. For more info:...

The Write Stuff

Disciple Writes on Laughter’s Leaders    Jeffrey Briar, director of Laguna’s Laughter Yoga Institute, has published “Laughter Revolutionaries:  Making the World Safe for Hilarity.”  The book features interviews with Drs. Patch Adams, Madan Kataria and Gita Suraj-Narayan, as well...

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Suspense Author Promises to Keep You on Edge   Timothy Korzep, a longtime Laguna Beach resident, will keep readers on edge in his new novel of suspense, “The Prophet’s Alibi.”   In the book, humanity watches as chaos surrounds the modern world, markets crumble, and...

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Local Couple Illustrate Sea Book   Laguna Beach residents Ret and Karen Talbot have been named co-author and illustrator in a book project about a coral reef fish indigenous to a remote Indonesian archipelago.   A fulltime freelance writer and photographer who...