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Buddhist Retreat Begins Tonight

A workshop presented by Tibetan Buddhist monk Geshe Thubten Sherab, How to Love a Joyful Life and Prepare for a Peaceful Death will take place Feb. 28 to March 1. The weekend retreat will include guided meditations, discussions, and Q&A with Sherab. Suggested donation is $65 for three weekend events;...

Greenbelt Honors Elisabeth Brown

Laguna Greenbelt, Inc. will host a tribute to Elisabeth Brown, Ph.D. during its annual 7 p.m. meeting on Feb. 27 at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Drive. Brown will step down as president of the organization after 37 years, but continue to serve on its board. Vice...

Public Invited to Give Trolley Input

Public Invited to Give Trolley Input The City of Laguna Beach is inviting members of the public to provide input on Neighborhood Trolley services, routes and usage at three upcoming listening sessions and through participating in an online survey. Three public listening sessions regarding Neighborhood Trolley service will be held at...

Laguna Beach PD Welcomes New Captain

The Laguna Beach Police Department recently announced the hire of Capt. Rachel Johnson. Johnson formerly worked as a police lieutenant for the Newport Beach Police Department. During her tenure of 14 years with NBPD, she was most recently assigned to the patrol division as a watch commander and jail...

LCAD Senior Wins Rotary Club Design Contest

  Natalie Mayoral, a Texas native and a senior at Laguna College of Art + Design studying graphic design + digital media, has been awarded $500 to design this year’s Grapes for Grads logo. Grapes for Grads is the Laguna Rotary Club’s annual wine tasting event that raises scholarship funds...

‘Soles4Souls’ Fights Global Poverty

One person’s unwanted shoes can help provide meaningful opportunities that many in developing nations need, which is why LBHS junior Jessie Rose has launched a shoe drive to collect 250 pair of new or gently new shoes. The shoes that Jessie collects will be delivered to Soles4Souls—a nonprofit social enterprise...

Concert Band Celebrates Memories

"Thanks for the Memories," a free concert marking the 20th anniversary of the Laguna Community Concert Band, will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Laguna Beach High School Artists Theatre, 625 Park Avenue. Music director Mark Lowery will raise the curtain on Broadway favorites, international...

UkeFest Returns Jan. 18

Laguna Beach Seniors will present Bryan Tolentino and Herb Ohta, Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 4-7 p.m. for an exclusive ukulele workshop and concert at downtown Laguna’s Susi Q Senior Center, located at 380 Third Street. Hearing these two masters together on the same stage—the blending of their unique...

Laguna’s Parking App Wins Recognition

Laguna’s Parking App Wins Recognition Shohreh Dupuis, assistant city manager and director of public works, recently accepted the Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS) Award for Outstanding Innovative Transportation Solution for the new Laguna Beach parking app. Dupuis accepted the award on behalf of the city at the 2019 WTS-OC Awards...

Live Music for All

The residents of Glennwood House, a local supported living community for adults with developmental disabilities, were treated to a rousing performance of Beatles songs and holiday music on Thursday, Dec. 18, by musician, Jason Feddy. The interactive concert was the first presentation at Glennwood House coordinated by Laguna Beach...