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Local Invited to Compete in Queen of the Beach

  Laguna local and LBHS junior Katie Gavin will participate in the inaugural Queen of the Beach Invitational volleyball tournament being played June 24-26 in Hermosa Beach. She will be joined by top high school and college players from across the country playing in a...

Students Put On Masters Pageant

Saint Catherine of Siena Parish School performed their 13th Masters Pageant Show with students from all grades posing in live gallery art encompassing the theme of “We Can Do Small Things with Great Love,” including Gustav Klimt’s, “The Kiss;” Edgar Degas’, “La Classe de Dance;”...

Indy on Arts

Friday, June 10 PantryPalooza happy hour fundraiser with Agave Bros., 5–7:30 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. Radio station KX 93.5 piano bar dinner duel, 6 p.m., Montage resort, 30801 S. Coast Highway. Tickets: $100. www.KX935.com. “Buyer and Cellar,” 7:30 p.m., Laguna...

Streetbeat

Thursday, June 2 Grand Theft. Shady Lane. 3:14 p.m. Resident and current renter reported they think property stolen by former tenant who recently moved out. Reported an Alice & Olivia Design bicycle valued at $500. Tumi Luggage stolen. Suspicious Person. Bay Drive. 2:17 p.m....

Firebrand Earns Press Club Awards

Two Indy columnists and a Laguna Beach Magazine contributor earned awards last week at the Orange County Press Club, which issued honors in 16 categories for work published in 2015 in print media. Columnist Mark D. Crantz’s Pet Peeves column of last July, “Always on the Wrong...

Realtors Lend a Hand, Laboring for Love

Thirty volunteers from the Laguna Board of Realtors painted, raked, sanded and rebuilt picnic tables, nursery furniture, planters and hillsides at the Boys and Girls Club in Laguna Canyon recently as well as provided funds to cover paint and supplies. They hope to hold a Day of...

City Sponsors Skate Park Field Trip

Join fellow skaters as city staff provides transportation to the Laguna Hills Skate Park on Saturday, June 4. The cost is $10 and all skaters must bring a helmet, elbow, and kneepads. Meet in of front of Laguna Beach City Hall at 9 a.m. Skaters will return no later than 1 p.m....

Fête de la Musique Seeks Student Volunteers

The upcoming Fête de la Musique, where musicians perform al fresco downtown, seeks high school volunteers to help support the children’s parade, taking place on the Main Beach Cobblestones, Saturday, June 18, at 12 p.m. Students will earn community service hours for face...

Playhouse Season Finale Opens

Laguna Playhouse’s final show of the season, “Buyer and Cellar,” starring Emerson Collins, will open on Saturday, June 4, and run through Sunday, June 26. Alex takes a job working in the Malibu basement “shopping mall” of “Funny Girl” megastar Barbara Streisand in the comedy...

Students Open Their Portfolio

The annual Laguna College of Art and Design thesis exhibition will host an opening reception, Saturday, June 18, between 5-8 p.m., at Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr. “Emerging Masters 2” is made up of drawings and paintings from LCAD thesis artists and runs through Sunday, July...

Kim Hooper Discusses Her Latest Novel

Dana Point author Kim Hooper will talk about her latest book, “People Who Knew Me,” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 at, Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Hooper’s protagonist must confront her past in order to secure the future of her daughter. Poets Read Their Winning...

TOW Celebrates Their Spelling Champion

Twelve fifth-graders each from El Morro and Top of the World elementary schools competed in the district’s annual spelling bee on Wednesday, May 25. Finalists went 15 rounds with Top of the World students Kaiyal Das and Natalie Ralston facing off in the last four rounds before...

Preschool Director Receives Award

Most mornings Anne Herzog can be seen outside Laguna Presbyterian Preschool with her arms opened wide, giving each child walking through those gates a “high five” or a hug, welcoming them with a smile on her face. Last month, Herzog received a greeting of her own at the Orange...

Class Notes

Kid Stuff The “Cover to Cover” puppet show, a journey into the magical world of reading, opens at 1 p.m. to all children Sunday, June 5, at Chabad Jewish Center, 30804 S. Coast Highway. The story is directed and written by Rima Trachtenberg. Entry: $10 per child. All...

Indy on Arts

Friday, June 3 David Bowie tribute, 6:30 p.m. Sunset Serenade, Heisler Park Amphitheater. Free. Sissy Gallo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. Adam Lasher, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Slingshot, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. Nick I...