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Indy on Arts

  Friday, July 17 Art a Fair, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. weekends, 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. Free entry to locals. Festival of Arts exhibit, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily; Pageant of the Masters, 8:30 p.m., 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets: 949 497-6582. Thru Aug. 31....

Teen Soprano Opens Angels Game

Hands on your hearts, Laguna Beach baseball fans! As the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim take the field against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, July 19, Laguna Beach’s Tessa Mansour will sing the national anthem to open the game, broadcast nationally by ESPN. The 17-year-old...

Pirates of the Laguna Sea Cast Off

The Boys and Girls Club invite members to set sail for Tortuga Island during summer day-camp adventures. Club members will help transform the club’s three locations into an island paradise as youth and staff embark on adventures like beach days at Diver’s Cove, field trips...

Doing Good

Hyundai Supports Child-Cancer Research Hope on Wheels, a non-profit arm of Hyundai Motors, presented a $2 million fifth and final pledge to CHOC Children Hospital in Orange to fund cancer research, capping a $10 million gift that is the largest in the medical center’s history....

Personnel File

City Hires Two New Planners           To reduce the turnaround time for zoning plan checks, the city’s community development department has hired two new associate planners, who will work in both the zoning and planning divisions. Monique Alanis-Flejter previously worked in...

Break Out the Picnic for a Shakespeare Weekend

  Shakespeare by the Sea’s production of “The Tempest” and “As You Like It” takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, respectively, at Bonita Canyon Sports Park, 1990 Ford Road, in Newport Beach. Both 7 p.m. performances are free and open to the public. Those planning...

A Trio’s Source of Inspiration

Three artists describe their “Buddy System,” where they brainstorm new concepts and hold one another accountable, during Art Talks, which continue at noon Thursday, July 23, at the Festival of Arts. Artists Larry Marley, Ray Brown, and Rachel Young, who met at the art show in...

On the Table

Breakfast is Ready Sip LaMill coffee, fresh juice or a mimosa at Sapphire Laguna while enjoying menu items like lemon ricotta pancakes, quinoa oatmeal or the open-faced breakfast sandwich. New weekday breakfast service from 8-10:30 a.m. runs through Labor Day.  

Locals Top Finishers in Beach Volleyball

  Laguna Beach locals Lexi McKeown and Hallie Carballo took silver and bronze medals, respectively, during the 22nd annual AAU Junior National Beach Volleyball Championships held July 11-12 at the Hermosa Beach Pier. The contest welcomed 300 teams from across the country on...

Horse Lovers Sponsor Stable Tour

Laguna Beach Horse Lovers hosts a behind-the-scenes tour Sunday, July 26, from 3-5 p.m. of stables in San Juan Capistrano. “We put together a fun, free event for families and individuals to spend time appreciating each other, horses and the outdoors. Laguna Beach Horse Lovers’...

Making Waves to Fight Cancer

Three Laguna locals, Lynn Kubasek, Tom Hale and Eric Paine, will participate in a triple relay, three teams swimming simultaneously, across the Catalina Channel to raise funds for cancer research. The relay planned for Monday, July 20, is organized with two swimming...

Youngster Honored by John Hopkins

James Dunne, a Laguna Beach 8-year-old, was honored at a ceremony for academically advanced children sponsored by the John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. Jimmy was recognized for his exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test, says a statement...

Teens Glimpse an Insider’s View of the Hospitality Industry

Residents of Community Service Programs’ Laguna Beach Youth Shelter had the opportunity to learn about the hospitality industry first-hand during a recent tour of the DoubleTree Hotel in Irvine. The quarterly tours began in 2014 and include lunch and motivational talks about the...

Keller Receives League’s Kudos

The Assistance League of Laguna Beach named Chris Keller businessperson of the year. Keller is an active member of the League’s advisory council and has been involved with the Early Intervention Program for developmentally delayed infants, a program that he participated in...