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Bridget Graney

Bridget C. Graney, a longtime resident of Laguna Beach and Dana Point, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Jan. 13. She was 91 years old. Born and raised in County Mayo, Ireland, “Bridie” spent more than four decades running an in-home day care in Laguna Beach....

John Mancuso

The man known to many in our community of Laguna Beach as “Mr. Giovanni,” John Carmen Mancuso, began his life in Hastings, Penn., Nov. 6, 1932. His parents, Michele Mancuso and Carmela Todaro, immigrated to the U.S. at the turn of the century from Grotte, Sicily. He was the...

Banquet Recognizes Outstanding Officers

Officer James Michaud and Community Services Officer Niki Hernandez were honored as the police department’s 2014 employees of the year at the annual Police Appreciation Breakfast hosted by the Laguna Beach Exchange Club this past Thursday, Jan. 22. Police employees who have gone...

Legion Honors Local Firefighters

The Laguna Beach American Legion hosted an overflow crowd to honor members of the police and fire departments at their monthly meeting Thursday, Jan. 15. “Our news is flooded with reports of failed societies whose governments cannot establish or maintain justice because they...
Posted On 22 Jan 2015

League Honors Volunteer Service by Debutantes

The Laguna chapter of National Charity League hosted its 26th annual Debutante Ball at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel last month. Debutante honorees included: Arianna Assad, Liliana Bellinghausen, Cali Bradshaw, Chanel D’Epagnier, Meighan Dolan, Caroline Furman, Kylee Fracassi,...

Entrepreneurs Push the Spin Cycle

Local fitness guru Shelley Arends is setting a new pace for herself. At her Rhythm Ride spin studio in Laguna Beach, she’s known for creating a cardio workout that gives riders of every fitness level a fun experience with choreographed classes that develop core strength. Now one...

Personnel File

Crosscultural Council Hires its First Director   Mary G. Schmidt has been named the first executive director of the Laguna Beach Crosscultural Council, which supports the day workers center in Laguna Canyon and La Playa Center, which teaches English as a second language to...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Jan. 16 The Strangers, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. xx, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Mary Stallings, 8 p.m., Soka University Performing Arts Center. Aliso Viejo. $29. (949)...

Beautification Council Honors Christoph

Former Laguna Beach mayor and landscape architect Ann Christoph, who has designed Montage gardens, portions of Heisler Park and is currently working on the city’s highway beautification projects, was awarded the Harry Lawrence Star of Excellence by the Laguna Beach Beautification...

Parks Offer an Opportunity to Explore

Whether you hike, bike, explore or volunteer, the opportunities abound to get out into the acres of wilderness surrounding Laguna Beach. The weather is perfect, the New Year’s resolutions are fresh; what are you waiting for? Beginning Mountain Bike Ride-Jan. 10: Laguna Canyon...

Personnel File

City’s Promoter Elects New Lead Peggy Trott, general manager of Inn at Laguna Beach, will lead Visit Laguna Beach, the non-profit responsible for promoting tourism announced in a statement. Hospitality leaders oversee the organization’s objectives, strengthening a nearly half a...

Canyon Preservation on Transition Laguna’s Agenda

Hallie Jones, executive director of Laguna Canyon Foundation, is the guest speaker at Transition Laguna Beach’s monthly potluck, Tuesday, Jan. 13. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Drive. Jones will describe what is necessary to...

Young Philanthropy

Yard Sale Funds Scholarships The second annual 10 Boys Who Care mega yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, at Legion Hall, 384 Legion St. Sale proceeds help fund the boys’ goal of raising $5,000 towards two scholarships for graduating high school...

Guest DJs Lure New Supporters to Radio

Larry Nokes, a local attorney and president of the Chamber of Commerce, won the Silver Tongue Award in the friendly competition between guest DJs during local radio station KX 93.5’s fundraising drive last month. The award was bestowed on the DJ who helped raise the most money...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Jan. 9 Nate & the Declaration, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. 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. Pianist Emanuel Ax, 8 p.m., Soka University Performing Arts Center....