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New Jacobus Baas Exhibit Opens

  “California Impressions,” a new show of over 30 oils painted on location throughout California by Jacobus Baas will open this Saturday, May 14, at Pacific Edge Gallery in Laguna Beach. The show will kick off with a public reception for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. and...

Teacher’s Aide Receives White House Honor

  Margaret Warder, a Laguna Beach school district teaching assistant, was absent from class this week due to a ceremony Wednesday, May 11, in Washington, D.C., where she and nine other classified school employees from elsewhere in the nation were honored by the White House...

Class Notes

Registration Opens for Preschoolers Parents of youngsters 2 ½ to 5 can register for Learning Link, a no cost program to improve early childhood development, on Monday, May 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, May 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. at 811 Manzanita Dr., Room 90, above the...

Bike Team Exceeds its Goals

Twelve riders in the Laguna Beach Interscholastic Mountain Bike Team competed at Vail Lake in Temecula recently and three earned podium finishes. “Our goal this season was to break into the top 20, but the race results have far exceeded our expectations and we are so proud of...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 1 Kelly Fitzgerald Duo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-4500. World Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Crimson and Crowbar, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. Nick I & A.D.D, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy,...

Laguna Candles Gains a Partner

Laguna Candles founder and owner Sharie Hendricks announced a collaboration with the galleries operated by the marine mammal artist Wyland. The partnership will expand Laguna Candles exposure to eco-aware consumers, Hendricks says in a statement. Laguna Candles makes scented,...

Personnel File

Promoter Receives a Promotion Ashley Johnson, who worked for 10 years in various jobs for Visit Laguna Beach, was named president and chief executive of the 30-year-old organization. Johnson oversees marketing and management of the city’s official visitors center and was...

Schoolpower Backers Receive Their Due

SchoolPower’s annual appreciation party for its business supporters featured a spirited bidding war for coveted cover spots of the organization’s 2016-17 student directory. Led by Vice President Taylor Pillsbury, the auction raised $13,500 thanks to bidding by Marcus...

Green Thumb News

  Gardening with Beneficial Insects Lucian Toma will describe how to garden with beneficial insects at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, in the South Laguna Community Garden, at Coast Highway and Eagle Rock Way. He will describe how to incorporate ecological design features, create...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 6 Sissy Gillio Duo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-4500. The Salty Suites, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. “Sex and Education,” 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets; 949 497-2787. Thru 5/22. Robert Jon...

Young Filmmaker Wins Public-Service Contest

Laguna Beach High School student Hailey Meister won second place in a regional contest to create minute-long films to reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness. Hailey volunteered to direct a student group in creating a video that depicts the difficulty in...

Class Notes

American Sculptor Delivers Graduation Address Innovative marble sculptor Elizabeth Turk will deliver the Laguna College of Art And Design commencement address at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 23, at the school’s main campus, on 2222 Laguna Canyon Road. The class of 2016 will include...

Surf Team Closes Season

The Laguna Beach High School surf team competed against several schools in different divisions in the Scholastic Surf Series high school state championships in Oceanside Sunday, April 17. Two team members also competed in the individual high school state competition on Monday,...

Quintet Rocks the Museum

French horn player Annie Bosler joins Oakwood Brass in a 7 p.m. concert Thursday, May 12, at the Laguna Art Museum. Programming by the classical brass quintet bends genres and strays into jazz and pop. Reservations are now necessary and can be made through the Museum’s website or...

Festival of Arts Shares its Good Fortune

The Festival of Arts Foundation awarded $140,000 in grants to more than a score of local non-profits in the Laguna Beach. The recipients are as follows: Laguna College of Art and Design, No Square Theatre, Laguna Art Museum, Festival of Arts Education Programs, LOCA Arts...