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Debutants Celebrate Six Years of Service

The Laguna Chapter of National Charity League honored 12 young women for their philanthropic and league service last month at the 27th annual debutante ball. The celebration recognizes the culmination of six years of commitment to serving the surrounding local communities, which...

Casting a Net for Tidepool Docents

The Laguna Ocean Foundation is seeking volunteer tide pool docents with a willingness to educate the public about preserving the intertidal habitat and the coastline’s natural resources. The next class training will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Ocean...

Wake Set for Andy Leaf

Local disabled entrepreneur Andy Leaf was recognized by the Laguna Beach City Council last October for his years spent mentoring the disabled in business. Two months later, he slipped the surly bonds of earth. Now his life, friendships and accomplishments will be celebrated in a...

Ocean Educator Makes Waves at Business Club

Wendy Marshall, Ph.D., director of education and public programs of ExplorOcean, will be the guest speaker for the Thursday, Jan. 21, Laguna Beach Business Cub breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. in the Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway. Programs at ExplorOcean include field trips,...

Indy on Arts

  Friday, Jan. 15 David Ligare and Canyon Project exhibits, Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr. Closing Jan. 17 Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $10. Robert Jon & the Wreck, 6 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. The Strangers, 9...

Bluebelt Kicks Off Annual Photo Contest

    To showcase Laguna’s Marine Protected Areas, the Laguna Bluebelt Coalition invites photographers to submit to its fifth annual photo contest. Winning photographers will be invited to exhibit at Laguna’s Gallery Q and honored at an artist reception. Photos...

Gala Supports Teen Mental Health Initiative

The 20th anniversary Mission Hospital gala was deemed a success, raising $1.3 million to complete a $200 million capital campaign and a special project in Laguna Beach. The Fund A Need challenge raised nearly $650,000 to support adolescent and young adult mental health and...

Patriot’s Day Parade Brunch Scheduled

A brunch for the honorees in the upcoming Patriots Day Parade takes place at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7 at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. The parade steps off Saturday, March 5, led by grand marshal Kelly Boyd. The honored patriot for 2016 is Carlos McAfee. Citizen of the...

Sandbags Available for Locals

The city offers pre-filled sandbags at no cost to residents and business owners of Laguna Beach. They are available daily on a first-come-first-serve basis, with a limit of 10 per resident, at the ACT V parking lot, 1900 Laguna Canyon Road, or the inland Aliso Beach parking lot,...

Personnel File

Asst. City Manager Moves On Assistant City Manager Ben Siegel will be leaving Laguna Beach city staff to run his own show as city manager of San Juan Capistrano. Siegel, 37, who has worked where he lives since 2012, described the move as a great opportunity in a town steeped in...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Jan. 8 Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $10. World Anthem, 6 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Rita Rudner and Charles Shaughnessy in “Act 3,” 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse. 606 Laguna Canyon Rd. (949) 497-2787 Good Foot, 9...

Mass Set This Week for Dolores Treviño

Dolores Marie DuPont Treviño passed away peacefully with her family by her side at her home in Laguna Beach on Dec. 30, 2015. Born in Pasadena on Sept. 24, 1935 to Joseph and Lauretta DuPont, Dolores attended St. Andrew’s High School and Pasadena City College. Through her older...

Village Pulls Together to Spread Christmas Cheer

Sandee Bandetinni, an early learning specialist with the public school district, visited the Boys and Girls Club preschool last month and gave each student 17 donated books to start their own library. Later, Thurston Middle School student leaders made ornaments with the...

Let There Be Light, and Heat

  The Laguna Day Worker Center in Laguna Canyon finally now has electricity and heat, David Peck, chairman of the Crosscultural Council that operates the center, announced last week. Lights in the early morning hours and heat will allow jobs coordinator Irma Ronses to work...