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Town Crier – Week of Sept. 23

David Ellenstein named new Interim Artistic Director of Laguna Playhouse Laguna Playhouse and its Board of Directors announced today that North Coast Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director, David Ellenstein, has been named Interim Artistic Director for the Playhouse for the period of Oct. 3 through Jan. 1, 2023.  "We are thrilled to...

Town Crier: Week of Sept. 23

Laguna Craft Guild Show Sept. 25 at Main Beach The Laguna Craft Guild will be having a show at the Main Beach Cobblestones on Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. until dusk.  Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce is Cooking Up Savory Bites, Sweet Treats and Sensational Sips at Annual Taste of Laguna...

Artist in Residence Concert Sept. 24 at 5 p.m

The public is invited to attend a free concert presentation of musical compositions by Dr. Pamela Madsen, "Laguna Beach Suite: from the Canyons to the Sea" performed by the Eric Dries Trio with vocalist Meloney Collins. The concert will be held at the Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon...

Obituary: Joe Briskey, 78

Joseph Allum Briskey, Marine veteran, carpenter, a 50-year resident of Laguna Beach, a stalwart regular at Main Beach and Crescent Bay, former pitcher for the Utah State Aggies baseball team, known to hundreds of friends all over Laguna Beach as Joe or Jose, died Sept. 16, 2022. He was...

Wisdom Workout: The Secret Velvet Side of Your Heart

By Susan McNeal Velasquez As we age, heart health moves to the front of the line when it is time to check in with your doctor on the state of your overall health. Blood pressure stability, oxygen levels, glucose numbers, lung capacity all become the focus to determine how we...

Guest Opinion: Creativity comes in many forms at any age

Dear Susi Q:  I've been thinking about taking a writing or art class, but now that I'm in my seventies, I'm unsure because I know I'm not as sharp as I used to be. Maybe I just don't want to face that reality. Do you think creativity wanes as you...

Guest Opinion: Laguna’s Future and Measure Q

By Dave Raber Would you trust a developer to give you information to help you stop overdevelopment? Consider that Measure Q's opponents, "Citizen's for Laguna's Future" is funded almost exclusively by developer and business interests whose priorities are likely very different from yours. The opposition against Measure Q is very...

Guest Opinion: Finding Meaning – Shared Beliefs

  By Skip Hellewell, Guest Contributor Last Sunday night, checking the TV, I chanced upon the Dodgers beating the Giants in extra innings for win 101 of the season. Not the best sports fan; I was unaware the Dodgers were doing so well. The program was followed by highlights of the...

Guest Opinion: Best Reasons For “No on Q” Come From Q’s Sponsors

By Joe Hanauer Did he forget that under Q, because of a change of use, St. Catherine's would almost certainly require a public vote and up to a two-year delay.  Or, is he suggesting the City operate St. Catherine's as a church or school so a use change wouldn't be triggered?...