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Local Publicist Raises Profile

Caroline Rustigian Bruderer, a local public relations strategist and host of radio station KX 93.5’s “Caroline’s Cause Corner,” celebrates three years on the air this month. Her show, which airs at 8:20 a.m. on Wednesdays, promotes local philanthropic organizations and has...

Taste of Charity Comes of Age

The 21st annual Taste for Charity, a fundraiser sponsored by the Laguna Board of Realtors, begins at 6 p.m. at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road, Wednesday, June 1. Guests will enjoy champagne, live entertainment, small plates from local restaurants and silent and live...

Eugene D’Isabella

Lifetime Laguna Beach resident Eugene (Dom) D’Isabella passed away May 14, after a courageous two year battle with cancer. D’Isabella was an avid fan of the Anaheim Ducks. He loved Divers Cove and the “beach gang.” D’Isabella enjoyed working serving people. All who knew and loved...

Wynne Tapley

Wynne Tapley was born on Dec. 17, 1936, in Manchester, England. In her early years in England, she remembers the WWII bombings and spending time in a bomb shelter. Her love of dancing started in high school while she was a member of a traveling dance group that would perform...

Music Harmonizes With Good Causes

Food Panty Hosts PantryPalooza The Laguna Food Pantry will host its second annual PantryPalooza happy hour fundraiser with live music by The Agave Bros. from 5–7:30 p.m. Friday, June 10, at the Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. The local band puts their own spin on familiar rock...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 27 Four singer-songwriters, 6:30 p.m. Sunset Serenade, Heisler Park Amphitheater. Free. Brian Roarke Duo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. Adam Lasher, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Slingshot, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave....

Campaign Supports Distressed Family

Single mother Sandra Woodard went to her doctor because she was experiencing abdominal discomfort and a loss of appetite in January. Scans revealed that she was suffering from a rare ovarian cancer. Woodard, 54, works as an esthetician at Hudson Salon and Spa in Boat Canyo...
Posted On 19 May 2016

Local Gardener Turns Off the Tap

The South Coast Water District recognized Laguna Beach resident Sharleen Sweeney as water saver of the month in May. Sweeny ripped out 4,000 sq. ft. of creeping lilyturf (Liriope) and transformed her front yard into a drought-tolerant garden, complete with a dry rock creek bed....

Bridget Sturges Hedges

  Bridget Sturges Hedges passed away April 20, 2016, in her home in Tustin, Calif., at the age of 68. She died of complications from lung cancer that had metastasized to her brain. She went peacefully in her sleep. Bridget was born on Aug. 8, 1947, in Baton Rouge, La. She...

Personnel File

Non-profit Law Firm Expands Orange County attorney and UCLA School of Law graduate Leslie Bigler Lindgren recently joined the non-profit Laguna Beach law firm Seaside Legal Services. Established in 2013 by local attorney A. Jane Fulton, Seaside Legal Services provides legal...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 20 Hugh Johnson jazz trio, 6:30 p.m. Sunset Serenade, Heisler Park Amphitheater. Free. Closing: “Sex and Education,” 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets: 949 497-2787. Kurtis Gentile & JP Peart, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy....

Clinic Backers Demonstrate Their Support

More than 140 locals attended the Laguna Beach Community Clinic’s Cinco de Mayo fundraiser, contributing $176,000 to help fund a healthy community initiative, says a clinic statement. Patient Robin Agers described turning to the clinic for help to guests who attended the event at...

City Manager Speaks to Business Club

Laguna Beach City Manager John Pietig will discuss current and future initiatives and the city’s financial condition at a Business Club breakfast meeting Thursday, May 19. The 7:30 a.m. meeting begins with a buffet breakfast at Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway. Non-members are...

Personnel File

Pantry Hires a Director   The Laguna Food Pantry named local Justin Myers as its part-time director. Myers, who runs an event planning and catering company, also serves as president of Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association and is a member of other local boards. He will be...