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Locals Compete in OC Track Meet

Twenty boys and girls aged 5 to 14 participated in the Orange County Track and Field Championships at Laguna Hills High School on May 3. Half of the local contingent placed in the top four of their respective age division events and are moving on to the Southern California...

Tour Explores a Neighborhood Remade by Fire

The Village Laguna Charm House Tour sets out Sunday, May 17, to explore seven homes in Laguna Canyon, whose owners all were personally impacted by the 1993 Laguna Beach firestorm. The 43rd annual tour will feature distinct and unique homes, from cottages to modern edifices, each...

Heritage Month Spotlights Town History

Laguna Beach celebrates its own history in May with an array of annual Heritage Month festivities organized by city officials, individuals and groups. On Saturday, May 9, take a free guided tour of historic downtown with Heritage Committee members. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Laguna...

Party Honors an Extraordinary Life

The Blackburn family invites the public to honor the extraordinary life of Kathleen Blackburn from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at The Ranch at Laguna Beach. “All are encouraged to come, share a story, a memory and toast her extraordinary life,” says a statement from husband...

Laguna Galleries Will Hold Benefit Auction

Three Laguna galleries, Salt Fine Art, Kelsey Michaels Fine Art and Sue Greenwood Fine Art, will auction off 42 works from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 9. The pieces from artists such as Jason Kowalski, Rafael Varela and Kimerlee Curyl can be previewed at Salt Fine Art, 1492 S....

Playhouse Receives Grant for Youth Programs

The Laguna Playhouse received a $5,000 Festival of Arts Foundation grant to support its Youth Education Programs. The Youth Theatre, Conservatory and Workshops provide arts education for approximately 5,000 youth throughout the year. “Grant support also enables low-income...

Class Notes

LHBS Students Earn ROP Recognition Laguna Beach High School students Dylan Augenstein and Marlena Becker were singled out among 11 others as this year’s top students of the South Coast Regional Occupational Program. More than 350 people celebrated the achievements of students...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 8 Laguna Tots, 6:30 p.m., No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St. $10. Also May 9 and May 10 at 2:30 p.m. Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. World Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. James Clay Garrison, Hotel Laguna, 425...

Doctors Prescribe a New Direction

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Following a trend in healthcare, longtime local chiropractor Dr. Gary Arthur has partnered with Dr. Marcela Dominquez to establish a new medical corporation, Health In Balance Integrative Medicine, which will work alongside the Arthur Chiropractic...

Montage Shifts Its Sights South

The Montage Hotels & Resorts management company plans to develop and operate a seaside resort on Santa Maria Bay in Los Cabos, Mexico, the company announced this week. The company, which began building its portfolio with Montage Laguna Beach in 2002, expects to open the...

Artist Eye Celebrates Artist of the Month

Donald R. Britton is the featured artist this month at Artist Eye Gallery, 1294 S. Coast Highway, which will host a 6-9 p.m. reception for him during Art Walk, Thursday, May 7. Britton, an award-winning artist also holds a Ph.D in neuroscience and had a lengthy career as a...

Playhouse Promises Powerful Season

The Laguna Playhouse kicks off the 2015-16 season July 8 with “Footloose,” a musical tale about a big-city boy who finds himself living in a small town where dancing is forbidden. Also on tap, Rita Rudner, “Louis and Keely ‘Live’ at the Sahara,” staring Anthony Crivello; the...

Laguna Filmmakers Surpass Benchmark

“Dolphins,” an IMAX film produced by Laguna Beach filmmaker MacGillivray Freeman, has surpassed the $100 million mark at the worldwide box office. The film, which was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary short subject, has been seen by nearly 20 million people...

On the Table

Decadent Desserts Spring Up at Driftwood Kitchen   Driftwood Kitchen’s new lineup of spring desserts include sweets composed of artisanal ingredients that are prepared in-house daily, complemented with dessert wines and ports, says pastry chef Rene Baez. Among his new...