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Rotary Names Science Student of the Month Rotary Club named Nicholas Rieckhoff the February student of the month in the Laguna Beach High School science department. Nicholas also served as a Boys State Delegate, is an AP scholar with distinction and has twice been silver medalist...

Trumpeter Lives to Play Live

Trumpeter Gabriel Johnson will be performing in the Jazz Wednesdays Winter Series Wednesday, March 4, at Seven-Degrees from 6-8 p.m. Johnson studied under jazz greats at the New England Conservatory of Music, has recorded with a wide variety of musicians and bands, was the...

Gallery Showcases Cubism Show

Join oil painter Joëlle Blouin for a discussion of her latest collection during Art Walk, Thursday, March 5, from 6-9 p.m. at Signature Gallery, 220 Forest Ave. The self-taught French-Canadian oil painter mixes her colors directly onto her canvases with palette knives. Her...

Playhouse Fishin’ for Tom Sawyer Cast

Auditions will be held for the Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28, at the Boys and Girls Club. Make an audition appointment by calling Wally Ziegler at 949 497-2787 x 294.  Callbacks, by invitation, will be held...

Troop 35 Fledges Two Eagles

High school sophomore Jake Mangus and junior Jeffery Rubino achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America. Both are members of Troop 35, chartered by the Laguna Presbyterian Church in 1945. Jeff is the third generation in the Rubino...

Local Photographer, Officiant Win Awards

Click Chicks Photography and officiant Michael Ahern say they have won bride’s choice awards from Wedding Wire, an online site connecting couples with event professionals. “When a couple hires me, I’m being asked to be a part of one of the biggest days of their lives,” said...

Girls Basketball League Tips Off

Registration for the girls spring basketball league for kindergarten through ninth grade at the Boys & Girls Club ends Friday, Feb. 27. The cost for club members to participate is $100 per player and includes a new team uniform. Non-club members can participate at the same...

Get On Down to Brunch

Tickets are on sale for the Gospel Brunch at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 8, at Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. presented by Laguna Beach Live! featuring Patrice Morris, a soloist who is also a member of the legendary group, The Fifth Dimension. Brunch will consist of hot and cold...

Painter Discusses His Work

Artist Michael Ward will discuss his work, themes and methods involved in the works currently displayed in the Community Art Project gallery at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. The talk and gallery, on the second floor of the Wells Fargo Bank, is open to the public.   City...

Quiet Man Leaves a Powerful Legacy

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Representatives for longtime Laguna Beach resident Dr. Ted Martonen delivered a $3 million gift last week to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, one of the largest donations the center has ever received. Martonen died in January 2014 at the age of 71; he...

Club Honors Standout Members

  The Boys and Girls Club bestowed youth of the year awards to individuals at each of their branches last month. Taylor Towe, Ava Knepper and Morgan Zevnick received honors from the canyon, Bluebird, Lang branches, respectively. Aaron White received the honor for the club’s...

Sister Cities Bonds Take Root

The public is invited to attend a 4 p.m. ribbon cutting and dedication of the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Garden on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at Cliff Drive, just north of Jasmine Street. The garden represents native foliage from Laguna’s adopted siblings, the cities of San Jose del...

Clinic Records Now State of the Art

Patient information at the Laguna Beach Community Clinic is now available to staff through electronic medical records, a system a year in planning. The system is hosted by Oregon Coastal Health Information Network, a co-operative that provides access to top of the line systems...

Gift Stocks Pantry’s Larder

Residents John and Lisa Mansour have directed the Laguna Beach Community Foundation to send a $1,000 check to the Laguna Food Pantry from their donor-advised fund managed through the foundation. “We thought about what would have the most impact, and we recognized that the Laguna...