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Chamber Members Step Into a Baby’s World

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce’s mixer this past week ventured to the Assistance League Chapter House and learned about the organization’s early intervention program for families of developmentally-delayed infants. Tours included the EIP classroom and bargain-hunters could...

Spiritual Briefs

Methodists Host Guest Speaker for Lenten Service Rev. Linda Robison delivers the sermon “This is Not a Test” at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Dr. Pastor Robison recently retired as senior pastor of Palisades United Methodist Church...

Trio Holds Down the Baseline

  The Ron Kobayashi Trio with vocalist Daryl Walker perform in the Laguna Beach Live Jazz Wednesdays series at 6 p.m. Feb. 17 at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. The trio led by pianist Ron Kobayashi includes bassist and composer Baba Elefante and drummer Steve Dixon....

Nominees Announced for Art Star Awards

The Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts will hold its 10th annual Art Star Awards at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd. Nominees include Laguna Beach Live!, Laguna Dance Festival, LOCA, LCAD and Laguna Art Museum, Pat Sparkul, Malcolm Warner and Tom...

Experience a Red-Letter Exhibit

Meet the artists and view the “Red” exhibit at Gallery Q, 380 Third St., during a free, public art reception Friday, Feb. 12, from 4:30-6 p.m. The exhibit includes over 60 pieces of art ranging from sculptures to fiber art inspired by the color red and art by children involved in...

Local Writer Publishes Fantasy Fiction

  “Not Your Time to Die,” the fourth novel by 40-year resident Ron Stock, was released last December. Stock, a longtime insurance broker and track and field athlete, penned a novel about a 70-year-old sprinter who enters the 2016 Rio Olympics with the help Leslie, his...

Library Opens to Promote School Readiness


The public school district will host a school readiness workshop for parents and pre-kindergarten children Wednesday, Feb. 3 at the Laguna Beach Library. Pamela Chesney-Algar, the children’s librarian at the Laguna Beach Library, will start the day off with storytime at 10:30...

Class Notes

Dancers Reach for a New Bar Laguna Beach High School seniors who will study dance or dance professionally are eligible to apply for a newly established Laguna Dance Festival scholarship. “We created a $1,000 fund as a way to further carry out our mission to develop, support and...

Sporting Briefs

Tide Rolls Over Bulldogs The Laguna Beach flag football team Crimson Tide (fourth-fifth graders), achieved a league first three-peat this season, which ended this past Sunday, Feb. 7, with championship games at Guyer Field. The team led by quarterback Max Holtzclaw and returning...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Feb. 12 Jennifer Koh performs at Laguna Beach Music Festival concert, 8 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd., 949 497-2787 Jackie Pember Duo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-450 Liberio Band, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave....

Rehab House Owner Tries to Quell Concerns

Scores of anxious residents voiced their fears about a detox and rehab facility near Top of the World Elementary School at a town hall meeting this past Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Indy on Arts

Friday, Feb. 5 Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $10. Sissy Gillio Duo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-4500 Robert Jon & the Wreck, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. Martin Sexton, 8 p.m., Coach House,...

Senate Candidate Harris Speaks in Laguna

U.S. Senate candidate and state Attorney General Kamala Harris spoke about regulating assault rifles, women’s rights and the common thread of school truancy in the background of violent criminals during a campaign stop in Laguna Beach. A former district attorney in San Francisco,...

Gallery Exhibits Contrasting Works

A new exhibit, “Contrasts,” featuring pieces from assemblage artist Carolyn Machado and printmaker Yoonsook Ryang, runs through April 9 at the foaSouth gallery. The gallery, a collaboration between Festival of the Arts and Active Culture, is open daily until 9 p.m. at 1006 S....

Top-Selling Author Explores High School Peer Pressure

“The Goodbye Year,” written by Laguna local Kaira Rouda will be available in paperback and for the Kindle in May. It is the dramatic story of family dysfunction, high school graduation and the impending bitterness of an empty nest. Rouda is an award-winning author of contemporary...