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Memorial Day Highlights

Laguna Beach American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct their 89th Memorial Day ceremony in remembrance of military service personnel Monday, May 30.

Laguna Wins ‘Most Waterwise’ Challenge

  Laguna Beach residents have again proven their commitment to conserving water and other resources by claiming the title of “Nation’s Most Waterwise City” among small towns for a third year, says a Laguna Beach County Water District statement. The Wyland Foundation, based...

Local Publicist Raises Profile

Caroline Rustigian Bruderer, a local public relations strategist and host of radio station KX 93.5’s “Caroline’s Cause Corner,” celebrates three years on the air this month. Her show, which airs at 8:20 a.m. on Wednesdays, promotes local philanthropic organizations and has...

Taste of Charity Comes of Age

The 21st annual Taste for Charity, a fundraiser sponsored by the Laguna Board of Realtors, begins at 6 p.m. at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road, Wednesday, June 1. Guests will enjoy champagne, live entertainment, small plates from local restaurants and silent and live...

Drama Students Close Out the Year

Twenty student actors and crew members perform May 26-29 in five performances of “Almost, Maine,” directed by drama instructor Alexis Karol and alumna Celena del-Pizzo Howell. The play by John Cariani is set amid the northern lights of winter when Almost’s residents find...

Locals Figure In UCI’s Anniversary Party

Laguna Beach activist and decorated Vietnam veteran Michael Beanan led several veterans’ initiatives and programs as assistant dean of students at UC Irvine from 1973-78. Anne Frank established the UCI library Southeast Asian archive. And political science professor emeritus Jim...

Boys and Girls Club Members Enjoy Live Music

The Oakwood Brass Quintet performed music from J.S. Bach to John Williams for the Boys and Girls Club earlier this month. Students had the opportunity to talk with the musicians about their instruments, learn about musical forms such as rounds and fugues, and to sing along with...

Shoeless Take to the Fairway

The 78 shoeless participants in the 3 Clubs Barefoot Canyon Classic enjoyed the casual fundraising tournament held recently at The Ranch at Laguna Beach. Top honors went to Team Loughlin (Dan Estricher, Tim Loughlin, Rob Smith and Greg Washer), who won with a low score of 29....

Local Surfers Finish Strong

  Over 275 competitors from Santa Cruz to Mexico competed in head-high surf at San Onofre’s Church beach for the WSA West Coast Championships May 14-15. The contest was the final event of the season, with the top seven event finishes contributing to overall season...

Date Set for Sand Volleyball Tournament

The men’s Laguna Open sand volleyball tournament, with a $5,000 payoff for the winner, is scheduled for Main Beach June 4 and 5. Sponsors receive a package of benefits including a two-day booth at Main Beach to promote a business or cause, VIP seating and a tax deduction....

Music Harmonizes With Good Causes

Food Panty Hosts PantryPalooza The Laguna Food Pantry will host its second annual PantryPalooza happy hour fundraiser with live music by The Agave Bros. from 5–7:30 p.m. Friday, June 10, at the Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. The local band puts their own spin on familiar rock...

Gallery Blends Art With Activism

Forest & Ocean Gallery hosts a reception for “Nature’s Reflection” a collection of images by environmental scientist and photographer Catherine Cunningham, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 480 Ocean Ave. Her images chronicle travels undertaken on behalf of environmental...

The Write Stuff

Bestselling Author John Hart Returns Author John Hart will be discussing his latest book, “Redemption Road” with radio host Marrie Stone at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. The literary thriller brims with tension, secrets, and betrayal....

Author Aims to Transform Book into Film

The Laguna Beach home of Ron and Santina Davies provided the backdrop earlier this month for a film fundraiser for “Children Born of the Water,” a socially conscious feature that award-winning director Rob Nilsson hopes gets a green light. Co-producers Dr. Howard Teich and...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 27 Four singer-songwriters, 6:30 p.m. Sunset Serenade, Heisler Park Amphitheater. Free. Brian Roarke Duo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. Adam Lasher, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Slingshot, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave....