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Thurston Student Excels in the Pool

Thurston Student Excels in the Pool

Sebastian Jacobs, 13, a Thurston Middle School eighth-grader, won top honors at the Newport Beach All-Star Invitational 5-Lives competition, which was hosted by Newport Beach Water Polo for the under 14 boys age group division April 4-6. The tournament was created to draw U14 level competitors and attracted 10 teams. Teams chose their top players […]

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Services Set for Hobie Alter

Services Set for Hobie Alter

A memorial honoring the life of Hobie Alter is set for 4:30- 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, at Laguna Beach’s Aliso Creek Inn. Trolley service will be provided to Aliso Creek Inn from Salt Creek Beach, stopping for passengers at designated trolley stops in-between, including Mission Hospital, says an announcement on the Hobie company […]

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Laguna's Mayor Will Not Seek Fourth Term

Laguna’s Mayor Will Not Seek Fourth Term

Mayor Elizabeth Pearson officially announced Friday, April 4, that she will not seek a fourth term on the Laguna Beach City Council in November, because of job demands. She is president and chief executive of the Pacific Chorale, which is the resident choir of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. She said that when she interviewed for […]

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Pedestrian Critically Injured in Canyon Crash

Pedestrian Critically Injured in Canyon Crash

A 22-year-old college student suffered serious injuries after she was struck walking in a cross walk across Laguna Canyon Road near the Laguna College of Art and Design on Thursday night, Laguna Beach police said Friday. The highway was closed in both directions after the 8:45 p.m. accident and remained closed until early Friday, according […]

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Finding Spiritual Wisdom in Pen and Ink

Finding Spiritual Wisdom in Pen and Ink

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent In his latest book, “Keeping the Faith Without a Religion,” spiritual guide and culture observer Roger Housden encourages readers to peel back layers of doctrine to perhaps uncover truths that resonate more with their personal experience. Author of the best-selling “Ten Poems to Change Your Life,” Housden has […]

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Reception Set for Fine Oil Painter

Reception Set for Fine Oil Painter

Artist Eye Laguna Gallery will feature a collection of fine art paintings by local artist, Ferrial Nassirzadeh, and hosts an artist reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. The April 1-30 exhibit at 1294-A So. Coast Highway showcases Ferial’s style, which   harkens back to the traditional Dutch Masters.         Big […]

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Brothers Promise Brilliant Performance

Brothers Promise Brilliant Performance

The Triada Guitar Trio from Varna, Bulgaria, is next up in the Live! at the Museum series, presented by Laguna Beach Live! on Thursday, April 10, from 7-8 p.m. Make reservations on line at lagunaartmuseum.org or at 949-494-8971 x 203. The concert in the Steele Gallery is free to museum members and to those with […]

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Summer School Schedule Set

Summer School Schedule Set

Summer School will be offered weekdays in grades 1-8 beginning June 23 to July 18 at Top of the World Elementary. Classes begin at 8 a.m. and end at 12:15 p.m. They include remediation courses and English language support, both for students entering grades 1 – 5 For students in grades 6-8, courses available include […]

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Indy on Arts

Indy on Arts

Friday, April 4 Sawdust Art Festival Classes: 10 a.m. and  2-4 p.m.  www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 4/5-6. Nick I&ADD, 9 p.m. Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. www.mozambiqueoc.com  949-715-7777 Rod&The Pistons, 9 p.m. Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave, 949-494-3027 Rome, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949-496-8930 Rocky’s Revival, 6 p.m. The […]

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Religious Traditions

Religious Traditions

Singing the Tradition of Taize Laguna Presbyterian Church will conduct an informal worship service of prayer, scripture, and song accompanied by guitar, flute, and piano in the Taize style on Sunday, April 6, at 5 p.m. Taize is an ecumenical community in France . Over 100,000 young people from around the world make pilgrimages to […]

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High Style Finds Home in Laguna

High Style Finds Home in Laguna

Want the perfect look for a wedding, a fabulous store display or help getting the right face on a new product? Shannon O’Neil, 30, has returned to her native Laguna Beach to open Cargo-Creative, which offers product and prop styling, staging, set design, event and space planning and floral design. Some of O’Neil’s retail designs […]

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What’s on the Weekend Dial

What’s on the Weekend Dial

Suzanne Savary, the Democratic candidate opposing Republican Dana Rohrabacher for California’s 48th congressional district, is interviewed Saturday, April 5, beginning at 11 a.m. on the web station [email protected] on host Ari Grayson’s show “Perspectives.” Interviews with elder care specialist Kim Bailey and the surfing urgent-care physician Bill Andersen follow from 1-2 p.m. on Ernest Hackmon’s “The […]

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 Jones Appointed to Festival Board

Jones Appointed to Festival Board

    The Festival of Arts’ board appointed Laguna Beach resident and festival artist Kathy Jones to fill out the remaining term of an open seat on the nine-member board. Jones, a former senior manager at two universities, fills a position left open by Tammie Arnold, who resigned and moved to New York due to […]

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Center Shows Off Its New Addition

Center Shows Off Its New Addition

By Donna Furey | LB Indy After observing Pacific Marine Mammal Center staff releasing a sea lion into the ocean from a bluff overlooking a Laguna Beach cove, Ted Bauer visited the rescue operation on Laguna Canyon Road last year and inquired how his foundation might help the center. The result was a grant of […]