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For Methodists, Times are Changing Again

For Methodists, Times are Changing Again

By Donna Furey | LB Indy   The Ash Wednesday service conducted earlier this month by Rev. Mary Scifres at Laguna Beach’s United Methodist Church filled the pews with almost three times as many worshipers as in past years. And six new voices fill out the church choir since the recent arrival of new music […]

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Creating a Seascene in Watercolor

Creating a Seascene in Watercolor

Laguna Outreach for Community Arts is offering family-friendly watercolor workshops for beginning artists at 10 a.m. on Sundays at Treasure Island Beach, March 23, April 6 and May 18. Participants will enjoy a tide pool tour and instructor of a LOCA artist on easy watercolor techniques. The cost for adults is $35, and $20 for […]

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Own Your Own Dish at Slapfish

Own Your Own Dish at Slapfish

  Chef Andrew Gruel is launching a recipe contest tied to next month’s opening of his latest Slapfish restaurant at 211 Broadway St. Gruel is giving guests the opportunity to contribute to his menu by submitting recipes that meet Slapfish’s standards of sustainability and emphasize seasonal, local ingredients. Gruel will select three finalists and the […]

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On the Dial

On the Dial

Friendship Shelter executive director Dawn Price and City Council candidate Rob Zur Schmiede are guests on “The Importance of Being … A Live Interview Show with Ernest Hackmon,” webcast and broadcast this Saturday, March 22, beginning at 1 p.m. The show streams live over the internet at KX@OneLaguna and FM radio station KX 93.5. Hackmon’s podcasts with LBHS […]

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Survey Asks Students About Their Lives

Survey Asks Students About Their Lives

In the coming weeks, public school students in grades 5, 7, 9 and 11 will be asked to anonymously take a revised California Healthy Kids Survey, which measures school climate and other factors. As part of a revision, staff working with students in grades 5 through 12 will be surveyed and parents of students taking […]

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Dance Sows Seeds for Schools

Dance Sows Seeds for Schools

  Three hundred guests attended Schoolpower’s 29th annual dinner dance, which netted over $225,000 for Laguna Beach schools. The crowd raised paddles and pledged over $140,000 for this year’s Fund-a-Need initiative, “Xtremely iNteractive,” which requested Apple iPads, Apple TVs and Google Chromebooks to create high-tech, interactive classrooms. “It’s been really exciting to integrate technology into […]

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Runners Ready for City Meet

Runners Ready for City Meet

The city holds its annual track meet Friday, April 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Laguna Beach High School track and field.  All children born in or after 1999 and reside or attend school within the local district are invited to attend. Participants may enter three events and the top finishers in each […]

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Inhaling a Scent-sational Garden

Inhaling a Scent-sational Garden

The public is invited to a free program on exploring the beauty and benefits of blooming and fragrant plants in a 10 a.m. workshop Saturday, March 22, in the South Laguna Community Garden, Coast Highway at Eagle Rock Way. Gardener Silia Hatzi uses her own garden plot as an example and shares her knowledge of […]

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MADD Thanks Laguna Beach Officers

MADD Thanks Laguna Beach Officers

Police Officers Luke Gilbertson, James Gramer, and David Gossamer were recognized by Tiffany Townson with Mothers Against Drunk Driving for removing drunk drivers from Laguna’s streets. Between the three, they arrested 152 DUI drivers in 2013. New Hedge Height Arbiter Named Tony Farr, the city’s code enforcement officer, has been assigned to replace Jim Dockstader, the […]

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Indy Calendar March 14-20, 2014

Indy Calendar March 14-20, 2014

Friday, March 21 Sawdust Art Festival Classes: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 3/22. Nick I&ADD, 9 p.m. Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. 949-715-7777 Jason Feddy, 8:30 p.m., Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-1151. Third Rail Blue, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave, 949-494-3027 Ledzepagain, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 […]

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Social Advocacy on Film

Social Advocacy on Film

Prison-Reform Movie to Screen The film “It’s More Expensive to do Nothing” will be screened for free at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 429 Cypress Ave., on March 15 at 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. “Our goal is to share accurate information about the conditions in our criminal justice system to the public. After looking at alternative […]

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Cunliffe on the Keys

Cunliffe on the Keys

Grammy award winning jazz pianist Bill Cunliffe collaborates with saxophonist Bob Sheppard & Friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. Cunliffe is best known for winning the 1989 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Award, while Sheppard’s sax can be heard on “American Idol.” Tickets are $15 in advance […]

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Crazy for Cronuts

Crazy for Cronuts

By Donna Furey, Special to the Independent For the locals who are regulars at South Swell Donuts, a new treat sits in the glass case at the front of the store. If you want to be sure to get one, call ahead and the owner will reserve one for you. A cross between a donut […]

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Urban Designer’s View of Laguna’s Future

Urban Designer’s View of Laguna’s Future

The public is invited to a presentation by urban designer and local resident Steve Kellenberg at the next general membership meeting of Village Laguna, Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. Kellenberg, a 33-year resident and adjunct USC professor, will present his ideas about the town and the future. Refreshments will […]