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Judith Macdonald

Judith Alexandra Macdonald, a long time resident of Laguna Beach, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, with her two daughters, Rhea Foley and Rebecca Judy, by her side. Born Dec. 2, 1945, in Pasadena, Judy was the newest member of a prominent Pasadena family and was...

Belly Dancers Invite All to Join In

Laguna local Jheri St. James, an award-winning dancer and instructor, will offer a free preview of a belly dancing class from 7:30-9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, in Studio 2 at the Susi Q. Community Center, 380 Third St. The evening will include live performances, refreshments, and...

Parade Committee Announces Contest Winners

Colleen Turner has been named the winner of the Thurston Middle School essay contest by the Patriot’s Day Parade committee. The eighth grader is a student in Laura Silver’s English class. Max Casper, a member of the LBHS 2018 graduating class and a student in Kerry...

Chamber Awards Spirit Winners

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce held its annual Board member Installation and Spirit of Laguna Awards Dinner at seven-degrees on January 23. City Council member Toni Iseman last month swore in a new board of the Chamber of Commerce, which will be led in 2015 by Gregg Abel as...

Seniors At Work on a Three-Year Plan

Laguna Beach Seniors is undertaking a three-year strategic plan to expand programming through the Susi Q with the aim of making the facility on Third Street a hub for services that reach into the community. As the center is nearing its capacity serving 6,000 people a quarter,...

An Exhilarating Race

Cub Scout Pack 35 ran their annual Pinewood Derby last week in Tankersley Hall at the Laguna Presbyterian Church. Derby cars are small wood models powered by gravity that the scouts make with assistance from their families and then race on a track. The event has been an important...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Feb. 6 “Bent Broadway,” 7:30 p.m., No Square Theater at Legion Hall, 384 Legion St. Tickets: $20 online at nosquare.org and $25 at the door if available. Also Saturday, Feb. 7. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Slingshot, 9 p.m., Marine...
Posted On 05 Feb 2015

Ideas for Your Valentine, Some Sugar Free

Join in a Pete Seeger Songfest All are welcome to honor folk legend Pete Seeger by joining composer/guitarist and collaborator Jim Scott in singing his well-loved songs at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach, 429 Cypress Dr. Order...

Streetbeat

Monday, Jan. 26 Traffic stop. Coast Hwy. 10:11 a.m. A license plate reader alerted police to an outstanding warrant for motorist Miguel Lopez, 35, of Anaheim, wanted for domestic violence and child endangerment. Bail was set at $15,000. Stalking. 31600 block of Coast hwy. 12:26...

Charges Filed Against Driver in Bicyclist’s Death

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges against a 20-year-old Emerald Bay resident over a collision eight months ago that caused the death of a bicyclist and sparked a protest rally at Laguna Beach City Hall. Dylan Randluby was charged Wednesday with...

Schools Approve Tennis Court Improvements

Following in the steps of the Laguna Beach City Council, improvements to the six tennis courts across from Laguna Beach High School were unanimously approved by the Laguna Beach Unified School Board Tuesday. Repairs are scheduled to begin this summer. Two city council members met...

Club Redirects Its Savings Locally

The Laguna Beach Community Foundation will manage the local Boys and Girls’ Club’s $1.1 million endowment, an agreement representing the largest fund in the foundation’s young history that increases its assets by nearly half. Since its founding in 2004, the foundation has...

Animal Lover Leaves Legacy to Local Rescuers

Laguna’s abandoned pets and stranded pinnipeds are better off today because of a $720,000 donation from the estate of Enid Patricia Greaves, a 49-year Laguna Beach resident who died last year. Known to her friends as “Paddy,” Greaves herself benefitted from the...

Church Respects Neighbors’ Appeal

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Neighbors and parishioners who’d been waging a quiet campaign against the placement of a cell phone antenna in the bell tower of the St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church on Temple Terrace won a collective victory last week when AT&T withdrew its...

Friendship Shelter Joins County Agencies to Snag HUD Funds

Even as Friendship Shelter continues to press city officials for a proposed housing project in the Canyon for Laguna’s chronically homeless, the local non-profit recently secured $600,000 as their share of a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...