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Remembering a Legacy of Gay Bars

Remembering a Legacy of Gay Bars

Editor, For decades, Laguna Beach had a large gay bar on Main Beach and later the Boom Boom Room at the Coast Inn. Luckily a gay man owns our much smaller and only remaining gay bar, the Bounce, and has made recent changes with more improvements coming. When “Pappy” Smith died in the early 1960s, […]

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Jazz Singer To Wow Audiences for a Cause

Jazz Singer To Wow Audiences for a Cause

A fundraiser for the Live! Music & Kids outreach program, will feature jazz vocalist Barbara Morrison on Wednesday, April 30, 6–8 p.m. at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd. Live! Music & Kids brings top-flight musicians in for free educational presentations to members of the Boys & Girls Club and students in Laguna schools. Tickets are […]

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Local Investor Doubles Down

Local Investor Doubles Down

As a youngster growing up in Laguna Beach, Chris Dornin considered himself steeped in artists. The high school’s teams then were still named Artists, rather than the current Breakers. He studied art with retired art teacher Peter Tiner, entering projects in local art competitions. Many of Dornin’s childhood friends have now become working artists. Some, […]

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Teens Win Kudos for Healthy Choices

Teens Win Kudos for Healthy Choices

A town hall meeting to promote healthy eating by teens was held at The Boys and Girls Club recently. Sponsor Mission Hospital provided information about new dietary guidelines. Anthem Blue Cross praised the club’s teen leaders for its “teen cuisine,” a weekly culinary arts program where members plan and prepare nutritious meals at club. Teen […]

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Minding Our Business: Let There Be Juice

Minding Our Business: Let There Be Juice

When I was a girl, my mother pressed oranges into juice by hand and I nibbled the mashed fruit remains. Tropicana OJ and Mott’s apple juice was what I poured my own children, never imagining how little nutritional value was left nor how much sugar was added, not to mention the dreaded preservatives. These days, […]

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Two Laguna Restaurants Close Their Doors

Two Laguna Restaurants Close Their Doors

Sundried Tomato American Bistro and Catering will close the smallest of its three south-county restaurants, located in Laguna Beach, and refocus on its San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano locations and a planned increase in catering services. Earlier in the month, The Beach House also closed its doors. About 22 mostly part-time employees work at […]

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Bountiful Harvest

Bountiful Harvest

With camaraderie overflowing, more than 200 eco-minded guests partook of the potluck dinner replete with wine bar and barbeque at the fourth annual Transition Laguna Beach Harvest Party last Saturday, Sept. 21. This year’s bountiful celebration took place at the renovated Bluebird Canyon Farm, a 15-acre family-owned organic farm owned by Scott and Mariella Tenney […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

  Conservancy Hosts Council Member Dicterow Laguna Beach City Council member Steve Dicterow will be the special guest of the Laguna Canyon Conservancy, which meets Monday, Sept. 9 at Tivoli Terrace on the festival grounds. This is an opportunity to find out the plans for the coming year, said organizer Carolyn Wood. Dinner meetings are […]

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Last Call for Songwriter’s Showcase

Last Call for Songwriter’s Showcase

An eager crowd of music lovers packed every chair, the edge of the stage, the aisles and the tiny foyer of the Marine Room Tavern this past Tuesday. As the evening progressed, the party spilled into the street even as some patrons doubled up on bar stools. They included under-age fans sipping Cokes, seniors nursing […]

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Cultivating Consensus Over Trees

Cultivating Consensus Over Trees

As the result of collaboration between interested parties, the City Council last week approved replacement species for four of the10 trees felled from downtown streets last month amidst a public uproar. Based on concerns that the substitutes would pose similar maintenance issues to their doomed predecessors, the City Council pushed city staff to more thoroughly […]

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Henri Hellieson

Henri Hellieson

March 28, 1923 – May 14, 2013   Henri Hellieson had a long and happy life. He had a marvelous deep voice and was a fabulous singer. He sang at several of the church choirs, not to mention any piano bar that was available. He was a chef for many years, including cooking for former […]

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Minding Our Business: The Power of One

Minding Our Business: The Power of One

Some of us, okay, many of us, frequently bemoan the absence of the little things we think are missing around town. We comment on Facebook, tweet, write letters to the editor, or columns, or carry on at city council meetings. Others look around and decide to fill the gap. One of those people is Lisa […]

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Community Datebook 1/4/13

Community Datebook 1/4/13

Mayor Makes His Forecast for 2013 Mayor Kelly Boyd is the guest speaker on Monday, Jan. 7, at the Laguna Canyon Conservancy dinner meeting. The no-host bar opens at 6 p.m. and the program follows. Boyd promises to fill in the audience on plans for the year ahead. RSVP to Sharon at 499-1224 by Saturday, […]

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Activist Calls For New Restaurant and Bar

Activist Calls For New Restaurant and Bar

Fred Karger, who founded the Save the Boom!!! campaign to try and save Laguna’s historic Boom Boom Room and Coast Inn, appeared on radio station KX 93.5 FM’s  morning show “Real Lives” Saturday, Dec. 1 to talk about his continuing effort to bring a gay restaurant and bar back to Laguna Beach. “When the Boom […]

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New Mar Bar Owner Keeps Traditions Alive

New Mar Bar Owner Keeps Traditions Alive

The Marine Room, a 78-year-old tavern at 214 Ocean Ave. opened in 1934 by Walter Elterman Sr., has been under the nearly daily care of Kelly Boyd, Laguna native and current council member, for the last 25-plus years.  “Everybody knows that’s my office, Kelly’s seat, that first stool of the second bar,” Boyd said, pointing […]