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Educator Summons Something Special

  Volunteers recruited from the Susi Q Senior Center spend some of their afternoons each week as substitute grandparents, reading and drawing with second-graders at the Boys and Girls Club. Because some children learn to read through singing, the 22 senior volunteers rely on...
Posted On 21 May 2015

Shore Scene

Raptors Lured to New Habitat June 1972 is considered the date of the first important victory in the modern environmental movement. That is when DDT was banned by the EPA because it was shown that using the pesticide led to eggshell thinning in raptors and other birds, including...

Division Chief Sifts Through Fire Department History

The town’s Fire Department history, which includes the county’s oldest operating fire station, is the focus of a Laguna Beach Historical Society talk at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26. The public is welcome at the free presentation. Division Chief Api Weinert, on the force during the...

Clinic’s Good Works Earn Praise

The Laguna Beach Interfaith Council, with 60 in attendance, celebrated the National Day of Prayer at Mission Hospital earlier this month. The theme, compassionate healing, honored one of its own, the Laguna Beach Community Clinic, for its outstanding service to the community. The...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 22 Jason Harnell jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m., Sunset Serenade in Heisler Park Amphitheater. Free. Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Salty Suites, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Dramarama Rock n Roll Circus, 7 p.m., Woman’s...

Marketer Creates What Little Known Causes Crave

Marketing consultant Caroline Rustigian Bruderer zips back and forth between her sons’ sporting events, a home office in Laguna Beach and the listener-supported radio station KX 93.5 where she records her show, “Caroline’s Cause Corner.” “Caroline gives a voice to the area...
Posted On 21 May 2015

Somber Parade Sets Out

A usually joyful experience will take on darker undertone Wednesday, May 20, during the Ride of Silence, when local cyclists set out at 7 p.m. from Heisler Park to honor 13 cyclists who died in bike accidents in Orange County since 2014. The ride’s intent is to honor those...

Studio Shifts to More Varied Yoga

The Bikram Yoga studio in Laguna Beach changes its name next week to Pacific Blue Yoga, which remains under the same management but is expanding to offer more classes in other styles of yoga in its newly remodeled space. For newcomers, the studio located in the Boat Canyon...

Personnel File

Cosmetic Dentist Earns His Peers Praise Dentist Nicholas C. Davis, a long time Laguna Beach resident who practices in Newport Beach, has been named an accredited fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He says he is one of only two dentists in the county to achieve...

Kenneth Watkins

Kenneth Ray Watkins surrounded by family peacefully passed away at his home in Shingle Springs, Calif., May 2, 2015. Kenny was born May 25, 1925, in Laguna Beach. His youth was spent in Laguna Beach and it was love of the ocean and of country that caused Kenny in 1943 to leave...

Clinic Raises Funds, Hope at Annual Event

An annual Cinco de Mayo fundraiser for the Laguna Beach Community Clinic was attended by nearly 200 supporters and raised $85,000 in support of its Women’s Health Programs on Sunday, May 3. Board president George Heed announced that a $20,000 challenge grant of the board’s pooled...

Volunteers Plea to Restock Food Pantry

Volunteers from the Laguna Beach Interfaith Council will be collecting donations of nonperishable food between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at three local grocery stores on Saturday, May 16. The most-needed items are breakfast cereal, canned tuna, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, and pasta...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 15 Classical chamber musicians El Re’al Players, 6:30 p.m., Sunset Serenade in Heisler Park Amphitheater. Free. Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Sabrina Lentini, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Boogie Knights, 8...

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...