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Russian Native Exhibits in his Adopted Home

  Yuri Kuznetsov, accepted as an Art-a-Fair exhibitor this summer, receives a chance to show his work next month at Cove Gallery, 1492 S. Coast Highway. Meet the contemporary artist during the First Thursday Art Walk reception from 6 – 9 p.m. Thursday, May 5.  ...

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Friday, April 15 “Zombie in Love: The Musical,” 10 a.m., 7 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets: 949 497-2787. Also April 16, and 1 and 6 p.m. April 17. Poul Pederson and Richard Bredice, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. 949 715-4500. Robert Jon &...

Destruction of Landmark Trees Prompts Policy Debate

Two stately, historic trees that for decades shaded a courtyard enclosed by retail shops were mostly cut down last week under a city issued permit until an elected official intervened.

Indy on Arts

Friday, April 8 Jackie Pember 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. “Zombie in Love: The Musical,” 7 p.m., Youth Theater at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets: 949 497-2787....

Beach Access Broadens Through Gated Community

Under terms of a legal settlement, public access to Strands Beach in Dana Point, which includes an accessway through a newly developed gated community, will be unimpeded from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m., says a statement from Surfrider Foundation, which challenged limited access to...

Citizen Academy Graduates Celebrate

Laguna Beach Police Department’s Citizen Academy graduated its 22nd class last month, adding 17 new members. The 12-week course gives citizen’s insights into the department’s operation. Academy members also shoot at the police firing range and participate in mock scenarios. The...

Artist Ken Auster Remembered

Two celebrations are planned this weekend honoring Laguna Beach artist and teacher Ken Auster, says a Laguna Plein Air Painters Association announcement. Friends are invited to share in a 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. celebration Saturday, April 9, at Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave.,...

Friendship Shelter Opens a Door to Young Adults

Friendship Shelter’s Henderson House apartments in San Clemente reopened its doors last month to 14 homeless youth aged 18-25, who will all have access to supportive services that help ensure a successful living arrangement. “We’re thrilled to welcome 14 young people to...

Club Provides Career Inspiration

Thurston Middle School students in the forensic/mock trial club are becoming intrigued by STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art/design and mathematics – as a result of club opportunities, says a district statement. Eighth-grade student Malin Glade discovered...

Students Undergo Mock College Admission

Laguna Beach High School sophomores and juniors have a chance to experience the college admission process firsthand with a mock admission session with counselors Monday, April 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the high school’s library. Students will meet regional college admissions...

Heroes Hear Schoolpower’s Plea

Schoolpower’s 31st annual dinner dance “Calling All Superheroes” shattered records by netting over $350,000 for Laguna Beach schools last month. Superman and Wonder Woman impersonators greeted 325 guests on the Montage lawn, who were welcomed by SchoolPower...

Class Notes

Check Out St. Catherine’s, Meet a Local Icon The public is invited to meet Laguna’s own Skipper Carrillo at St. Catherine of Siena Parish School, 30516 Coast Highway, Saturday, April 9 at 1 p.m. The school is hosting a book party for Carrillo and his sister, who wrote a biography...

Pacific Standard Time Adds a Laguna Stop

An exhibit showing how art transformed the identity of lands that belonged to Spain and later Mexico into the Golden State is the Laguna Art Museum’s contribution to Pacific Standard Time, a regional exploration of Latin American and Latino art opening in September and running...

Collaboration Yields Music in the Museum

Live! at the Museum presents the Sakura cello ensemble on Thursday, April 14, at the Laguna Art Museum. Sakura’s members, who all studied with the same mentor, Ralph Kirshbaum, perform at 7 p.m. at 307 Cliff Dr. The museum’s opens from 5 – 9 p.m. every Thursday. The...

Laguna Schools Strengthen Oversight of Athletes With Concussions

Katie is one of 17 students injured so far this school year while participating in a school related activity or sport, says a statement.