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Friday, Jan. 1 Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $10. Adam Lasher, 6 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Jack Russell’s Great White, The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930. $20.   Saturday, Jan....

Disabled Advocate Lived Courageously

John Andrew Leaf  June 13, 1945 – Dec. 21, 2015 On Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, kidney failure ended the life of John Andrew “Andy” Leaf. He is finally at peace. He died at home in South Laguna, surrounded by love, family and friends. Leaf was 71, one of the longest surviving victims...

Indy on Arts

  Saturday, Dec. 26 Jazz jam, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Laguna Coffee Company, 1050 S. Coast Highway. Caliconscious, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Stone Jonez, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $10. Dalton Gang, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean...

Clinic Steps Up Fundraising to Continue Care

  “I had no idea that one day I myself would need their services,” said longtime local resident Lysanne Lippe, a former Laguna Beach Community Clinic volunteer. “But when I needed medical help, I knew where to go. And thankfully I did, because the clinic saved my life,”...

Pantry Receives a Holiday Donation

Local realtor Amber Raulston conducted a food and toiletries drive to benefit the Laguna Food Pantry this month. She collected 17 bags of groceries in her neighborhood. “Food and family is such a big part of our holiday season. It makes me feel good to think I might have helped...

Personnel File

Local Sells Public Relations Firm Melinda Morgan Kartsonis, a local resident and founding president of Irvine-based Morgan Marketing & Public Relations, announced the sale of her company after 25 years. The agency whose client roster includes Del Taco, Pieology Pizzeria,...

Places of Worship Set Christmas Eve Services

Young members of Laguna Presbyterian Church re-enact the Christmas story during this past Sunday’s service.  Photo by Mitch Ridder Presbyterians Celebrate Christmas Services at Laguna Presbyterian Church this Sunday, Dec. 20, will include a Christmas Pageant: A Play in a Manger,...

Santa’s Helpers

  Neighbors Build a Wonderland Kristy Amber and the residents of 637 Glenneyre St. invite friends and neighbors to come and enjoy the winter wonderland of lights they’ve created outdoors. The 6:30-8:30 p.m. nightly open house began this week and continues through Dec. 23....

Tamales Season Hospitality Night Traditions

The ever-popular tamale sale at the Presbyterian Church on Hospitality Night was made possible by more than a dozen volunteers. Their handiwork produced over 1000 tamales and sales exceeded $3,000, says Mary Schmidt, executive director of the South County Crosscultural Council,...

Solstice Observers Mark the Year’s Shortest Day

The public is invited to join the 30th annual Winter Solstice celebration on Monday, Dec. 21, which begins at 4:48 p.m. at Main Beach with the sunset observance of the year’s shortest day followed by art, music and poetry. “We are fortunate in Laguna to have our own solstice...

Honorees for Patriots Day Parade Chosen

Current City Council member Kelly Boyd will serve as the grand marshall of the 2016 Patriot’s Day Parade on March 5. The honored patriot this year will be retired Marine Lieutenant Carlos McAfee, parade organizers announced. Organizers rely solely on program advertisers and...

Personnel File

Able Joins Food Pantry Board The Laguna Food Pantry voted to elect Gregg Abel to its board of directors. Abel is the owner and president of Gregg Abel Construction and Design in Laguna Beach. He designed the building that houses the nonprofit’s operations at 20652 Laguna Canyon...

Indy on Arts

  Friday, Dec. 18 “The 1940s Radio Hour,” 7:30 p.m., No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St. Tickets: $25. Also Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 19-20. Final weekend. Special Blend, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. The Strangers, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. Nick...

Joseph Richard (Dick) Jahraus

Joseph Richard (Dick) Jahraus II died Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at the age of 90.   A Laguna Beach era is rapidly coming to a close.  An era when Richard’s stepmom would tell him to go to Fisherman’s Cove (Boat Canyon) to get a couple of abalones off the rocks because they were...

Special Holiday Events

A SoCal Holiday Treat: Outdoor Sing-alongs The South Laguna Community Garden Park will host a holiday sing-along Saturday, Dec. 12, 2-4 p.m. Please bring treats to share, singing voices and instruments to Coast Highway and Eagle Rock Way. The Garden Band will lead the singing....