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LOCA Invites All to Birthday Bash

LOCA Arts Education invites the public to its 25thanniversary birthday bash fundraising party from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, at Kitchen in the Canyon, 859 Laguna Canyon Rd. Founders Bill Darnell, Linda Dietrich, John Eagle, Anne England, Nan Jacobsen, Julita Jones, Chris...

Exhibit Displays Love Letters to Nature

Chinese artist Wang Xin Yong will present 29 paintings on rice paper at Ning Zhou Gallery, 357 S. Coast Highway from April 5 – 12. The artist will be in attendance at the show’s opening reception during Artwalk, Thursday, April 5, from 6-9 p.m. Though firmly rooted in traditional...

Winners Named in Exhibit of Small Works

The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association announced awards for its 12th annual “Less is More” juried art exhibit, displayed at the Forest & Ocean Gallery, 480 Ocean Avenue, until March 26. The exhibit of works under a square foot in size features 50 original works. Artists...

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Jamestown Revival Plays Orange County

Rock band Jamestown Revival will play their Orange County debut at the Blinking Owl Distillery in Santa Ana on Sunday, May 20. The performance at 802 E Washington Ave. is a fundraiser for Laguna Beach resident Summer Tarango. The proceeds will help pay for her ongoing breast...

Dance Fest Gala Revisits ‘West Side Story’

Laguna Dance Festival will hold their annual gala Friday, May 18, by celebrating the centennial birthdays of composer Leonard Bernstein and choreographer Jerome Robbins, who together with lyricist Stephen Sondheim created “West Side Story.” Guests will enjoy an evening of music...

Sunset Serenades Return

Sunset Serenades returns beginning with a free 6:30 p.m. classical music performance by Jackie Menter Trio Friday, May 4, in the Heisler Park Amphitheatre. Here is the concert line up: May 5, Jack Benny, pop trio; May 18, Phil Gough/Alan Deremo Project; May 25, Maestro Lazaro...

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Book Reveals Mysteries a Mile Out

A release party with live music for the book “Blue Laguna,” by Laguna local Rich German, is planned for 2:30- 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Royal Hawaiian Restaurant, 331 N. Coast Highway. German has filled 130 pages with images of dolphins and whales he’s encountered offshore...

Author Taps His Hometown

Laguna Beach is again the setting for a local author’s tale of crime and intrigue. This time it’s Dennis Lockwood, Laguna Beach resident and one of the founding members of the Third Street Writers Group, whose debut novel “Duality,” was recently published and is now available on...

Local Shares Life Stories

Laguna Beach High School alum Georgeanne Brennan will discuss her new book, “My Culinary Journey: Food and Fêtes of Provence,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway.    The new book, Brennan continues her memoir of living in France, raising goats...

Author Explores a Bond That Crosses Cultures

Author Jessica Buchleitner discusses her work, “50 Women, Book One,” from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. “I quickly learned that most women, no matter which country they were from or ethnic background they represented, shared similar...

Where Every Shelf Holds a Story

  By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent “My Baby Rhinos” tells how two baby rhinos in Africa, orphaned by poachers, broke open the heart of a girl from Laguna Beach. When that teenager returned home, the book tells how the girl raised money for the care and protection...

Join Writers for Readings of Spooky Tales

Laguna Beach Third Street Writers invite all to an open reading event from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Healy House, on the Sawdust Festival grounds, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd. Celebrate Halloween with hair-raising, seasonal stories and poems written by local writers.   Witte...