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Indy on Art

  Friday, Feb. 20 “Number the Stars,” 7 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd. Pawnshop Kings, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. The Strangers, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave....
Posted On 19 Feb 2015

Ceramic Artist Richard White Dies at 63

By Bolton Colburn, Special to the Independent Richie White, a well-known contemporary ceramic artist and professor at Saddleback College’s Art Department, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at his home in San Clemente. Former students, peers, friends and family flocked to the campus in...

Lu Campbell, Festival of Arts Exhibitor, Dies at 82

Former Festival of Arts artist and Laguna Beach resident Lu Campbell passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at home with her husband, John, and daughter Darcy by her side. Campbell had been fighting lung cancer since 2007. Lu was born in Whittier, Calif., on Feb. 19, 1932, to...
Posted On 13 Feb 2015

Club Honors Standout Members

  The Boys and Girls Club bestowed youth of the year awards to individuals at each of their branches last month. Taylor Towe, Ava Knepper and Morgan Zevnick received honors from the canyon, Bluebird, Lang branches, respectively. Aaron White received the honor for the club’s...

Sister Cities Bonds Take Root

The public is invited to attend a 4 p.m. ribbon cutting and dedication of the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Garden on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at Cliff Drive, just north of Jasmine Street. The garden represents native foliage from Laguna’s adopted siblings, the cities of San Jose del...

Clinic Records Now State of the Art

Patient information at the Laguna Beach Community Clinic is now available to staff through electronic medical records, a system a year in planning. The system is hosted by Oregon Coastal Health Information Network, a co-operative that provides access to top of the line systems...

Gift Stocks Pantry’s Larder

Residents John and Lisa Mansour have directed the Laguna Beach Community Foundation to send a $1,000 check to the Laguna Food Pantry from their donor-advised fund managed through the foundation. “We thought about what would have the most impact, and we recognized that the Laguna...

Personnel File

GOP Names New Leader Laguna Beach Republicans elected Fletcher Berryman as its new president, succeeding outgoing leader Howard Hills. “We are going to build the broadest possible coalition of people in Laguna Beach who love our town and love liberty,” Berryman said in a...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Feb. 13 World Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Nate and the Declaration, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. James Clay Garrison, Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. Ottmar Liebert...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015

Ezat Pakpour

Ezat Babazadeh Pakpour was a warm-hearted woman, known for her strength, endearing stubbornness and unmatchable sense of humor. Never straying from a strong and positive conviction for her beliefs, she never complained about life and could find humor in the most challenging...

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,...