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Water Conservation Rises

Laguna Beach residents reduced their water use by 27 percent in July, bringing Laguna Beach 30 million gallons closer to its mandatory reduction goal, the Laguna Beach County Water District announced Wednesday. Based on targets set by the State Water Resources Control Board,...

Boy and Girls Club Events Offer Fun for All

Three Boys and Girls Club fundraisers over the next three months appeal to different segments of the community, but all benefit an organization challenged by growing demand for its services, Executive Director Pam Estes said. “The number of kids who need us has grown so fast that...

Personnel File

City Hires Two New Managers Coldiron was hired to manage the city’s pool. He previously oversaw Palm Desert’s aquatics facility. Coldiron holds a bachelor’s degree in recreation administration and a master’s degree in public administration.   Scott Manchan, a 20-year transit...

Pint-Sized Artists Take the Prize

A special section of the Festival of Arts each year is devoted to the creative pursuits of children, from pre-kindergarten talents to high school-aged genius. This past Sunday, a jury announced its selected winners from the more than 300 works by Orange County students included...

Melissa Manchester to Perform 
at the Festival of Arts

Singer Melissa Manchester and actress Mira Sorvino lead off the Festival of Arts’ one-night only celebrity benefit concert and performance of the Pageant of the Masters on Saturday, Aug. 29. Other guest celebrities from television scheduled to appear are Paget Brewster, Raymond...

On the Table

Hotel Hosts Foodie-Focused Weekend The St. Regis Monarch Beach’s first food, wine and jazz festival will feature 50 chefs and 30 vintners Aug. 27-30. Some of the Orange County based chefs in attendance will include St. Regis’ Stonehill Tavern Chef Raj Dixtit, Slapfish’s Chef...

Art-To-Go Auction at Festival of Arts

  The Artists Fund at Festival of Arts holds its Art-To-Go silent auction Sunday, Aug. 23 at 4 p.m. on the festival grounds. More than 40 originals will be sold with proceeds to benefit artists in need. One buyer will win a certificate for a two-night stay at The Tides Inn. All...

School District Offers Free Lunch

Depending on their family’s household size and income, children enrolled in the Laguna Beach Unified School District may be eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. Families who are eligible need to re-enroll in the program each year, said district spokeswoman Leisa Winston....

Indy on Arts

Friday, Aug. 2 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. Sawdust Art...

Laguna Plans to Ban Short-Term Rentals

Laguna Beach is moving closer to enacting a total ban on short-term rentals and on Tuesday extended a moratorium on granting new permits for another year. In order to iron out details, the City Council didn’t act to impose a ban, but unanimously signaled their intent to draw up...

Correction:

In the article “Keep Calm and Groom On” in the Aug. 7 edition, prices for dog grooming were reported in error. Baths start at $35; haircuts start at $55. Full grooming can range up to $200 depending on the size and breed of the dog and the condition of their coat.

City Revisits Short-Term Rental Rules

The City Council revisits regulations of short-term vacation rentals at its next meeting Tuesday, Aug. 18. Potential changes, including a repeal or revision of current permit requirements or an extension of the current moratorium on new permits, are up for discussion, Assistant...

Art Festivals Light Up With Special Events

Two of the summer’s most popular art festival events take place this weekend at the Festival of Arts: the recycled materials fashion show Saturday, Aug. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. and the 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16 award ceremony for young artists. Cristina Ferrare hosts the fashion show...

Grab Your Shades for the Show

Look for “Soul Man,” “Rubber Biscuit,” Gimme Some Lovin’,” and more at “The Blues Brothers Revue,” which opened this past Thursday at Laguna Playhouse for a brief week-long run through Sunday, Aug. 20. The live concert featuring Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as...

Emerging Artists Share Their Sources of Inspiration

Laguna College of Art & Design Professor Darlene Campbell moderates an 11 a.m. panel discussion with Averi Endow, Robin Hextrum, Taylor Montague and Laura Weinberger at the CAP Banking on Art Gallery, Saturday, Aug. 15. The artists whose work is exhibited in the CAP Gallery...