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Barbara Jean Burkhardt Barnett

Aug. 17, 1937-April 2, 2016 Barbara Barnett, a long time resident of Laguna Beach, passed away at home Saturday, April 2, 2016. Barbara was born Aug. 17, 1937, in Middletown, Ohio, to Issac and Bessie Burkhardt. While Barbara was very young her mother passed away and Barbara...

Beverly Blumenfeld

Longtime Laguna Beach resident and Sawdust Festival member Beverly Blumenfeld passed peacefully in her Canyon Acres home on Tuesday evening, April 5. Born on Sept. 3, 1944, in Hornell, N.Y., Bev met her husband Mark in 1963 while she was attending beauty school and he was...

Personnel File

Impact Giving Hires its First Director Impact Giving hired its first executive director, Jeanine Stafford, announced the women’s collective giving organization based in Laguna Beach. Chair Karen Wilson said Stafford was selected because of her 25 years of experience working in...

Indy on Arts

Friday, April 22 Felisha, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-4500. James Clay Garrison & The Peach, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. DJ Bselecta, 9 p.m., Skyloft, 422 S Coast Hwy, 949-715-1550. Downtown Country Club, 9 p.m., Marine Room...

Tour Peers Behind the Garden Gates

Nine private gardens in the town’s village neighborhood, including nearly an acre of grounds at a historic home, are featured in Laguna Beach Garden Club tour Friday, May 6. Tickets are now available for the one-mile 11-4 p.m. Gate & Garden Tour, the club’s major scholarship...

Personnel File

Pietig Hires a New Deputy       Shohreh Dupuis’s experience with transportation agencies and capital projects stood out among a pool of talented competitors for the post of Laguna Beach assistant city manager and director of public works, City Manager John Pietig said. His new...

Memorials

Friends Plan Tribute to Tom Rizzo Friends and family of Tom Rizzo are invited to a 10 a.m. celebration Saturday, April 16, in Heisler Park on the bluff’s southern end overlooking Rockpile Beach. Participants are invited to share pictures or memories of Rizzo and a paddle out will...

Expect Another Downtown Traffic Disruption

Verizon will begin removal of an underground diesel storage tank at Beach and Broadway Streets on Monday, April 18, which is expected to reduce traffic on Beach to a single lane in each direction. The new traffic pattern will be in place 24-hours per day for three weeks....

Indy on Arts

Friday, April 15 “Zombie in Love: The Musical,” 10 a.m., 7 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets: 949 497-2787. Also April 16, and 1 and 6 p.m. April 17. Poul Pederson and Richard Bredice, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. 949 715-4500. Robert Jon &...

Indy on Arts

Friday, April 8 Jackie Pember Duo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-4500. World Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. “Zombie in Love: The Musical,” 7 p.m., Youth Theater at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets: 949 497-2787....

Four Countries in Two Days

Festival Showcases Himalayan Culture Without benefit of a passport or overnight flight, the Himalayan Festival allows visitors to immerse themselves in the culture, food and music of Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and India Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17, on the Festival of Arts...
Posted On 07 Apr 2016

Citizen Academy Graduates Celebrate

Laguna Beach Police Department’s Citizen Academy graduated its 22nd class last month, adding 17 new members. The 12-week course gives citizen’s insights into the department’s operation. Academy members also shoot at the police firing range and participate in mock scenarios. The...

Artist Ken Auster Remembered

Two celebrations are planned this weekend honoring Laguna Beach artist and teacher Ken Auster, says a Laguna Plein Air Painters Association announcement. Friends are invited to share in a 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. celebration Saturday, April 9, at Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave.,...

Friendship Shelter Opens a Door to Young Adults

Friendship Shelter’s Henderson House apartments in San Clemente reopened its doors last month to 14 homeless youth aged 18-25, who will all have access to supportive services that help ensure a successful living arrangement. “We’re thrilled to welcome 14 young people to...

Indy on Arts

Friday, April 1 Sissy Gillio Duo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-4500. Adam Lasher Band, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. “Girls Night: The Musical,” 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets, $53 – $66; 949 497-2787....