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Indy on Arts

Friday, July 24 Art a Fair, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. weekends, 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. Free entry to locals. Festival of Arts exhibit, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily; Pageant of the Masters, 8:30 p.m., 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets: 949 497-6582. Thru Aug. 31. Sawdust Art...

Teen Soprano Opens Angels Game

Hands on your hearts, Laguna Beach baseball fans! As the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim take the field against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, July 19, Laguna Beach’s Tessa Mansour will sing the national anthem to open the game, broadcast nationally by ESPN. The 17-year-old...

Pirates of the Laguna Sea Cast Off

The Boys and Girls Club invite members to set sail for Tortuga Island during summer day-camp adventures. Club members will help transform the club’s three locations into an island paradise as youth and staff embark on adventures like beach days at Diver’s Cove, field trips...

Doing Good

Hyundai Supports Child-Cancer Research Hope on Wheels, a non-profit arm of Hyundai Motors, presented a $2 million fifth and final pledge to CHOC Children Hospital in Orange to fund cancer research, capping a $10 million gift that is the largest in the medical center’s history....

Thomas P. De Paolo, 1923-2015

Tom de Paolo, 91, passed away July 2, in Laguna Beach, of complications from diabetes. He went as he always said he wanted to, in his home overlooking the Pacific. He received a steady stream of calls and visits from family and friends in his last few days, and had a smile and a...

Personnel File

City Hires Two New Planners           To reduce the turnaround time for zoning plan checks, the city’s community development department has hired two new associate planners, who will work in both the zoning and planning divisions. Monique Alanis-Flejter previously worked in...

Teens Glimpse an Insider’s View of the Hospitality Industry

Residents of Community Service Programs’ Laguna Beach Youth Shelter had the opportunity to learn about the hospitality industry first-hand during a recent tour of the DoubleTree Hotel in Irvine. The quarterly tours began in 2014 and include lunch and motivational talks about the...

Keller Receives League’s Kudos

The Assistance League of Laguna Beach named Chris Keller businessperson of the year. Keller is an active member of the League’s advisory council and has been involved with the Early Intervention Program for developmentally delayed infants, a program that he participated in...

Personnel File

Laguna’s Motor Officer is Top Cop Motor Officer Matt Gregg was honored as Laguna Beach’s “top cop” on law enforcement appreciation night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim last month. Gregg was selected for his work ethic and professionalism. Recently Gregg has had to take on extra work...

Shore Scene

Torpedoes of the Sea For the last nine months, Laguna Beach and much of Southern California has been experiencing higher than normal water temperatures. Associated with this warm water event, El Niño, is the appearance of some marine visitors that are usually found in tropical...

Indy on Arts

Friday, July 10 Art a Fair, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. weekends, 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. Free entry to locals. Festival of Arts exhibit, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily; Pageant of the Masters, 8:30 p.m., 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets: 949 497-6582. Thru Aug. 31. Sawdust Art...

Survey Assesses Housing Needs of Seniors

Some local residents will soon receive a survey about an issue of concern to aging baby boomers and one that should concern their children, too. The survey probes establishing a concept in Laguna Beach that could help seniors remain in their own homes with the support of an array...

Picture This: Photo Contest Winners Announced

Indy photo contributor Mitch Ridder took first place in the city’s “My Laguna” photo contest in the adult category. Second and third place went to Allard van der Graaf and Cheyne Walls, respectively. In the youth category, winners were Charlie Dickerson, Chloe Mansour and Deja...

New Venue Offers Music, Art Classes

Creative Identity, an organization providing art and music education to the developmentally disabled since 1996, has opened a Laguna Beach branch at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Currently five students from the organization’s Anaheim branch are attending the local class,...