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Elementary Schools Earn State Awards

El Morro and Top of the World elementary schools were selected as part of the Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program and will be honored at next school board meeting Tuesday, April 26. The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award, which replaces the California Distinguished Schools...

A New Star on the Court

Top of the World Elementary fourth-grader Jessica MacCallum, who plays tennis in the USTA, won the singles and doubles title in the girls 10 and under division at a recent tournament. The competition at the 32nd annual Anaheim Tennis Center Spring Jr. Open is one of the biggest...

Indy on Arts

Friday, April 22 Felisha, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-4500. James Clay Garrison & The Peach, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. DJ Bselecta, 9 p.m., Skyloft, 422 S Coast Hwy, 949-715-1550. Downtown Country Club, 9 p.m., Marine Room...

Fiery Exhibit Lights Up Sandstone Gallery

Sandstone Gallery hosts “Entering the Circle,” an exhibition of fire infused work by Lawrence Terry, who has reversed, tamed and controlled the destructive power of fire to create unique and compelling fine art on paper. The exhibition at 384 A N. Coast Hwy will be on display...

Tour Peers Behind the Garden Gates

Nine private gardens in the town’s village neighborhood, including nearly an acre of grounds at a historic home, are featured in Laguna Beach Garden Club tour Friday, May 6. Tickets are now available for the one-mile 11-4 p.m. Gate & Garden Tour, the club’s major scholarship...

Personnel File

Pietig Hires a New Deputy       Shohreh Dupuis’s experience with transportation agencies and capital projects stood out among a pool of talented competitors for the post of Laguna Beach assistant city manager and director of public works, City Manager John Pietig said. His new...

Memorials

Friends Plan Tribute to Tom Rizzo Friends and family of Tom Rizzo are invited to a 10 a.m. celebration Saturday, April 16, in Heisler Park on the bluff’s southern end overlooking Rockpile Beach. Participants are invited to share pictures or memories of Rizzo and a paddle out will...

Expect Another Downtown Traffic Disruption

Verizon will begin removal of an underground diesel storage tank at Beach and Broadway Streets on Monday, April 18, which is expected to reduce traffic on Beach to a single lane in each direction. The new traffic pattern will be in place 24-hours per day for three weeks....

Student’s Push for Independence Steps Closer to Reality

By Marilynn Young | LB Indy “I got in!” Andrew Arredondo, 21, shrieked with glee after receiving a call from a UCLA Extension coordinator notifying him of his acceptance to the two-year certificate program this fall. While many high school seniors are experiencing similar...

Fair Acquaints Parents With Health Resources

The public is invited to learn about health services and resources countywide at a free 3 to 6 p.m. community resource fair Tuesday, April 19, at the Boys and Girls Club, 1085 Laguna Canyon Road. Representatives of 15 organizations will provide information about nutrition, health...

Local Polo Player Earns an Olympic Toehold

Sebastian Jacobs, 15, a Laguna Beach High School sophomore, was selected for the men’s U.S. water polo cadet team. The Olympic development program team was selected April 4 and will participate in the Pan Am Youth Polo Championships in Edmonton, Canada.    

Author Seeks to Inspire Women to Travel

Laguna local Nikki Duplisea has written “Third Chance Love, 3,000 Miles of Chances to Find Love After 50,” a guide for older women. “It’s about getting out and having fun and finding the right places to go if you’re over 50,” said Duplisea. During her summers off while in...

Jazz Concert Benefits Youth Music Programs

Jazz and blues legend Barbara Morrison performs in town Wednesday, April 27, and proceeds will support Live! Music & Kids, a free music education program offered to children at the Boys & Girls Club and Laguna schools by Laguna Beach Live! The veteran recording artist’s...

Art Benefits

Circus Cabaret Supports Arts Education “Step right up folks, this is going to be fun!” exclaimed Ruben Flores, co-presenter with Nelson Coates of a circus art party and cabaret from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, April 24, for LOCA Arts Education. Tickets are now on sale for the benefit that...