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Well-Deserved Limelight

Well-Deserved Limelight

Editor, Just wanted to thank you for the recent article in the Indy about the LBBC scholarship winner, Alia Manetta (Entrepreneural Grad Savors Fruits of her Labor,” July 5). She’s a bright, caring and resilient young woman worthy of being in the limelight.   Melissa Almon, Aliso Viejo

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Thank you Pageant of the Masters & Tivoli Terrace

Thank you Pageant of the Masters & Tivoli Terrace

Editor, Our big thanks go to the board of the Festival of Arts and June Neptune of Tivoli Terrace restaurant for providing a wonderful evening for a 100 veterans and their support staff on July 8. This year the Laguna Beach American Legion Post invited veterans from Long Beach, Loma Linda and San Diego Veterans’ […]

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Getting Out 7/12/13

Getting Out 7/12/13

Festival Cooking Series Showcases Center Club Chef Lewis Butler, executive chef of Center Club in Costa Mesa, brings his culinary expertise to the Art of Cooking series at the Festival of Arts on Sunday, July 14, from 1 to 2 p.m. Festival visitors can watch award-winning Chef Lewis at work, follow along with recipes, and […]

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Art Seen 7/12/13

Art Seen 7/12/13

Ribbon Cutting at Coastal Eddy Coastal eddy gallery celebrates their recent opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18. Invited guests include members of the Laguna Beach City Council, Chamber of Commerce directors and state and county officials. The new HIP district gallery, located at 1417 S. Coast Highway, focuses on […]

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The Write Stuff 7/12/13

The Write Stuff 7/12/13

John Wayne’s Son Joins Book Signing In support of Michael Goldman’s new book, “John Wayne: The Genuine Article,” the legendary actor’s son Ethan Wayne joins the author at a book signing event hosted by Laguna Beach Books at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 14. The Duke’s fans can enjoy a question and answer session between […]

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Employees Agree to Share Pension Costs

Employees Agree to Share Pension Costs

City employees will for the first time contribute to their own retirement benefits, under a three-year agreement covering salaries and benefits between the Municipal Employees’ Association and city that the City Council approved last Friday. The pact was effective July 1. The new contract covering 106 workers, coupled with adjustments to salary and benefits for […]

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Assistant School Chief Resigns

Assistant School Chief Resigns

Deni Christensen, the assistant superintendent in charge of curriculum for Laguna Beach public schools, resigned Friday within hours after a regularly scheduled performance review of her boss, the district’s superintendent.  Christensen’s resignation is effective July 19. Christensen was hired a year ago as recommended by Supt. Sherine Smith; the two worked together previously in the […]

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Getting Out 7/5/13

Getting Out 7/5/13

Mayor Leads Off Concert Besides mayor and former tavern owner, Kelly Boyd will add a new title to his repertoire when he conducts the Community Band in “God Bless America,” opening the 5:30 p.m. concert Monday, July 8 on the Festival of Arts’ grounds Boyd’s love for music is well established in the culture he created […]

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Community Datebook 7/5/13

Community Datebook 7/5/13

Ticket Sales Begin for Girls Night Out Benefit Tickets are on sale for a night of pampering, noshing and silent auction shopping during the fifth annual Girls Night Out benefit for the Boys and Girls Club.  Tickets are $150 each for the event on the grounds of Wilson’s spectacular oceanfront family home Thursday, Sept. 26. […]

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Gearing Up for 4th Festivities

Gearing Up for 4th Festivities

By Sara Vandegrift, Special to the Independent   When a flame touches the tip a sparkler, the combined fuel of charcoal and sulfur ignite. Nitrates and chlorates react, resulting in salts that give the hand-held pyrotechnic its color and create the shooting sparks Fourth of July patrons know well. But just as these chemical reactions […]

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Calls for More Downtown Policing

Calls for More Downtown Policing

Laguna Beach may see more cops patrolling downtown and in neighborhoods if growing concern voiced by Council member Steve Dicterow and Mayor Kelly Boyd gains traction. Also on Tuesday, the City Council adopted a budget largely as originally proposed last month, which shared the limelight with several other issues including a plan to remove waste […]

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Class Notes 6/21/13

Class Notes 6/21/13

Arts Appreciation Begins Early Chabad Preschool has opened its popular Alphabet Art Program to all children in the community during the month of July. Created and taught by Chabad preschool teacher, Tracey Belland, the curriculum exposes students ages 3 to 6 to artists Monet, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Vincent Van Gogh. The school is […]

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City Acquires New Office Space

City Acquires New Office Space

The city of Laguna Beach agreed to buy a four-unit office building downtown for $1.4 million, City Manager John Pietig announced Tuesday. The deal for the building at the corner of Forest Avenue and Ocean Avenue is expected to close on July 18 and will speed up preparations for the village entrance project, which was […]

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Getting Out 6/14/13

Getting Out 6/14/13

Screening a Sommelier Film A special advanced screening of “Somm” will be held at Montage Laguna Beach on Saturday, June 15 from 6 until 9 p.m. The film takes viewers into the court of master sommeliers. To purchase tickets for the screening and wine tasting, advance tickets are required at http://somm-montage.eventbrite.com.  Space is limited. The […]

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Pageant Readies for its Hollywood Close-up

Pageant Readies for its Hollywood Close-up

Sarah Schmidt, a 10-year volunteer cast member in the Pageant of the Masters, does not believe in half-measures. To turn herself into a convincing facsimile of Jean Harlow for a larger than life publicity photograph, the 31-year-old, just days before posing for the picture, chopped and colored her long auburn tresses to embody the wavy, […]