This is as close as we can come to actually singing to our readers on their birthdays! 

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October 17

Brandon Menchaca

Kathy Norwood

Robert Hayden III

Teri Hunter


October 18

Blake Smith

Debbie Zoller

Joe Foro

Joann Freeman

Linda Butterwick

Michael Hutnick

Michelle DuPont


October 19

Cherie Fortin-O’Grady

Christopher Amodeo

Kathy Conway

Kris Howson

Larry Nokes

Lynn Jax

Teri Ledyard


October 20

Eve Sharon Hart

Fabiola Thebaud Kinder

Greg Vail

Richard Selin

Valerie Dalena


October 21

Elvin Bishop

Foster Eubank

Janet Koelle

John Hoover

Regina Jacobson

Wendy Collins-Estreicher


October 22

Curtis Thibault

Donna Edmunds Brown

Michael Ervin

Steven St. Clair

Susan St. Clair


October 23

Gavin Heath

Jaime Bentley Hoben

Kyle Parry

Michael Finn

Pam Wicks

Scott Bunte


October 24

Cambria Steel

Debi Cortez

G Ray Kerciu

Heidi Winegard

Hunter Wells

Josh Hoke

Julia O’Brien

Robin Fuld

Sound Spectrum



1. War on Drugs, Deeper Understanding

2. Beatles, Sgt. Peppers Lonely hearts Club 50th 

3. Lana Del Rey, Lust For Life

4. Cage The Elephant, Unpeeled 

5. Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie, Self Titled

6.George Thorogood, Party Of One

7. Arcade Fire, Everything Now

8. Haim, Something To Tell You 

9. Chainsmokers, Memories: Do Not Open

10. Foster The People, Sacred Hearts Club

11. Lorde, Melodrama

12. Kendrick Lamar, DAMN

13. Manchester Orchestra, A Black Mile To The Surface

14. Imagine Dragons, Evolve

15. Grateful Dead, Long Strange Trip (S.T.) 

16. Mac DeMarco, This Old Dog

17. Fleet Foxes, Crack-Up

18. John Mayer, The Search For Everything

19. Phoenix, Ti Amo

20. Violent Femmes, 2 Mics & The Truth

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LBHS Schedules




Friday, October 20

Boys JV Water Polo

@Beckman Steve Pal Tourney – 4:30 p.m.


Friday October 20

Boys F/S Water Polo 

@Newport Harbor –4:45 p.m.


Friday, October 20

Boys Varsity Football

@Sergerstrom –7 p.m.

Saturday, October 21

Coed  Cross Country

@Riverside Invitational – 4 p.m.


Saturday, October 21

Boys JV Water Polo

@Vila Park Steve Pal Tourney – TBA


Saturday, October 21

Boys F/S Water Polo

@Newport Harbor – TBA



Red Cross Blood Drive at Laguna Presbyterian

 on October 25

Wednesday Oct 25 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Laguna Presbyterian Church

4156 Forest Ave

You are invited to participate in a blood drive at Laguna Presbyterian. Recent tragedies have demonstrated our ongoing need to maintain well stocked blood supplies.

This is your opportunity to save a life!

Schedule an online appointment:; Sponsor code: lagunap

Contact: Sandy Grim, 735-7390 or

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Bounty dinners at Bluebird Canyon Farms: A unique dining experience at a magical place you won’t want to leave

Story and photos by LYNETTE BRASFIELD

So when I was about ten years old, I read a book called The Faraway Tree by author Enid Blyton. Every week, a new land would arrive at the top of the Tree, and three lucky children would climb up the trunk and enter a new dimension. 

Some of the lands were magical and some of the lands were terrifying – but in every case, the children had to leave before the land moved on, or they’d be stuck within that world forever. 

For different reasons, some lands were harder for the kids to leave than others. 

This was the experience that awaited me at Bluebird Canyon Farms. 

My Uber climbed the short but steep driveway off Bluebird Canyon Drive. I emerged from the car and looked around, breathed in the scents, heard the soughing of leaves in the breeze. 

And I knew immediately that I had arrived at a truly magical place, a serene and wildly lovely oasis floating a mere ten minutes above Laguna’s downtown. 

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The tables are set with beautiful flowers

After a tour led by Farmer Leo, aka Ryan Goldsmith, it seemed to me that the bees danced more giddily here than most bees, the chickens were happier and cluckier here than most chickens, and the vegetables more saturated in color here than most vegetables.

Soon I was to enjoy a dinner that would taste more delicious than most dinners I’ve enjoyed in my long eating life. 

During the spring, summer and fall, the farm hosts twice-monthly Bounty Dinners of five to six courses, each of which is true to the season and exquisitely prepared.

Ninety percent of the vegetables served are grown on the farm. Farm to table is a literally true here – the distance between the two minimal.

Farmer Leo and Chef Jen Alvarez espouse a philosophy about food that echoes the Native American belief that every part of an animal that has given its life to provide sustenance for others, should be used as completely as possible.

Chef Jen recalls, “Recently we served slow roasted duck, freshly brought in from [a place in] Lake Elsinore. We rendered the fat to cook dumplings; we made stock from the heart, liver and bones and served consommé; we even created crackling that we sprinkled on the salad.” 

(Maybe there’s also a new down pillow or two on the farm? I forgot to ask.) 

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Welcoming cocktails in a genial atmosphere

Dinnertime. We sit at beautifully decorated tables under a string of lights. A guitarist plays in the background. Stars sprinkle the night sky. Candles glow.

After a pink cocktail incorporating grape jelly, mint soda and vodka, which started a gentle buzz that I happily maintained throughout the evening by imbibing wine brought by guests and willingly shared by all, we were served our first course.

Lusciously plated, the corn squash tortellini was accompanied by creamy sage butter, a perfect accompaniment to the rich texture of the squash and satiny pasta.

Conversations began among strangers, commonalities found. “You too?” “Oh, I agree.” “No, really, how funny.” 

A dreamily good arugula and pea shoot salad with pomegranates, persimmons, spiced walnuts, Nicolau Farm goat cheese, and honey then arrived. The dish made my mouth strike up a band, the peppery arugula a great contrast to the sweeter ingredients, harmony on a plate. 

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Lynette’s iPhone cannot possibly convey the fabulous look and taste of each dish: hence the salad will be the only food photo you will see in this article

The arugula reminded me of the aquaponics system we’d seen earlier, and the chicory, among other vegetables, it was nurturing. Chicory, the farm believes, may be the next trend after kale.

Aquaponics was a new term for me: it combines aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil-less growing of plants) into one one integrated system.

Back to the dinner: the soup was rich and tasty and earthily good, incorporating free-range chicken broth and farm greens with new onions and crème fraiche. 

The chatter grew louder, with more introductions made across and around the table, without any of the acoustic issues that happen in the best of restaurants.

“Each dish is so good, I feel that we should be standing up and applauding after every course,” said the diner across the table from me, Don Meek, formerly a top executive with the Tribune media company, dining with his wife Summer Meek.

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Summer and Don Meek, fellow diners, were great conversationalists

Founders of The Soul Project in downtown Laguna, the Meeks explained the goal of their company, which started as a way to build a sustainable company that could support their family while also making an immediate and positive contribution to the world around them.

Well, they made an immediate and positive contribution to my enjoyment. Several anecdotes about cousin Sli Dawg and his tendency to steal spoons were hilarious. I guess you had to be there, though…(so go!)

And then I was served my very first rabbit. (I have eaten a Patagonian hare, I have to confess, or at least part of one.)

After walking the trails that very morning, and seeing bobtail bunnies happily be-bopping in the brush, I was a little more conscious than I normally am about being a meat-eater, especially with a vegetarian sitting to my left. (She was served an amazing squash dish instead, and was reassured that none of it had touched the rabbit or vice versa. She said her dish was “amazing.”)

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Chef Jen loves her kitchen – I get a preview of the magic to follow, though I did not personally see the rabbit

The Da-le-Ranch rabbit was good, very good indeed, the flavors of the dish encouraging each other to be their very best selves. The meat was braised with wine, mushrooms and thyme, served with baby turnips and dandelion greens. 

“Is it wrong to lick the plate?” someone asked, rather longingly.

By now, conversations had grown funnier and funnier – time, wine and good food tend to have that effect – and I was enjoying myself immensely. The evening felt like a Thanksgiving dinner but with new stories instead of the usual oft-told anecdotes (which of course have their own charm).

The evening was topped off with a Kabocha squash cake with cocoa nib cream, cinnamon meringue and chocolate ganache sauce. 

Guest Kim Narel said, “This was like a lava cake marrying a carrot cake (with chocolate too). Not too sweet, and the ingredients mixed together so well,” she said. “Yet they could still be individually tasted and savored.”

A hot toddy ended the evening and warmed the stomach as well as the soul. 

To stay or to go?

Then I had to leave. Given the choice, I might well have wanted to stay in that happy land forever, but that would not have gone down well with my husband Bill and family (or with Shaena, most likely). And the truth is, I was happy to be transported to home by Uber, with no climbing down a Faraway Tree required.

Because that’s the great thing about Bluebird Canyon Farms. The Farm is not moving on. It’s here to stay. I can go back, and I will.

Bluebird Canyon Farm’s next Bounty Dinner will be on October 26, the final dinner before a winter break. Dinners will resume in spring. Visit for more information. They’re also available for private functions.

Be warned, Bluebird Canyon Farm is not an easy place to find…do not take that first steep driveway on your right, take the second steep driveway to find this magic land.

Spooktacular Tricks & Treats offers fiendishly fine dine-around at 4 restaurants this Halloween

On Tue, Oct 31, Laguna Playhouse will present Spooktacular Tricks & Treats, an exclusive & tasty Halloween dine-around party at four fiendishly fine restaurants in the Canyon Festival Center. No need to drive in between meals… 

Instead of trick or treating with candy and apples, guests will be treated to delectable food paired with wine and beverages from four top restaurants. 

If attendees are so inclined, they may choose to dress in a favorite Halloween costume and be rewarded with prizes for best male, female, and couples costumes.

Restaurants include Another Kind Café, Kitchen in the Canyon, Ivory Lounge, and [seven degrees].

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The cozy interior of Ivory Lounge will welcome you on Halloween

The first stop of the night is at Another Kind Cafe from 6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. where the dining adventure begins, with tastes from Vietnam and South-East Asia. The restaurant will be serving Bun Cha Ca, a traditional white, buttery fish that is pan fried, marinated with turmeric, and served on top of vermicelli noodles and mixed greens. The dish is topped with caramelized onions, red onions, scallions, fresh baby dill, and roasted peanuts and paired with a 2015 Simonnet Febvre Sauvignon Blanc. 

The second stop is the Kitchen in the Canyon,  from 6:30 p.m.- 7:15 p.m., serving a seasonal menu of roasted butternut squash soup with nutmeg cream, and herb marinated hanger steak skewer with truffle butter, paired with a Seasonal Aqua Fresca. 

Ivory Lounge and Restaurant, the third stop, will offer a true comfort food of veal pelmeni which is Russian style dumplings filled with tender veal and complemented by a creamy mushroom sauce. This dish will be paired with Angeline Pinot Noir. 

The final stop is [seven degrees] from 7:30 p.m- 9 p.m., with a dessert trio of mini chocolate pot de creme, lemon meringue tartlet, and cheesecake bar, along with an array of beverages including Michelle champagne, sparkling apple cider, sparkling water, gourmet coffee, and fine hot tea station. 

The evening ends there with music, dancing, and the awarding of prizes to the “The Best Costume” winners. 

Barbara’s Column

Painters add color to weekend: Library supporters eat up writer/restaurateur presentation



The 19th Annual Plein Air Painters Invitational concluded Saturday with a gala dinner and the opportunity to buy paintings created by the 35 participating artists and the presentation of $30,000 in prize money.

Paintings were displayed for sale in “rooms” created by protective tents on the grounds of Tivoli Too. The evening began with a reception for VIPs and sponsors, which included a presale of paintings. 

 A buffet dinner began at 7:30 p.m., under a canvas ceiling of starry lights and a revolving mirrored ball. 

The presentation of awards followed dinner.    

Sixteen prizes were handed out to painters from all over the United States, an indication of the broad appeal of the genre that established Laguna as an art center in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

The coveted $10,000 Best in Show prize went to went to Aimee Erickson of Portland Ore. for “Before Sunrise.”

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Before Sunrise: Best in Show winner, by Aimee Erickson

Cash prizes were also presented to artists who came from far and near to participate: Jason Sacran, Arkansas; Zufar Bikbov, Connecticut; Jennifer Diehl, Oregon; Charlie Hunter, Vermont; Andy Evasen, Minnesota; Michele Usibelli, Washington; Suzie Baker, Texas; Jane Hunt and Stephanie Hartshorn, Colorado; and six from California, including South Laguna resident Jeff Sewell

Also from California: Rick Delanty, San Clemente; Jim McVicker, Loleta; John Cosby, San Clemente; Greg LaRock, Newport Beach and Rita Pacheco, Carlsbad. 

Participating artists chose Sacran for their award and collectors at the event voted Jove Wang of Alhambra for their award.

LPAPA bestowed the Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award on Delanty.

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LPAPA’s Executive Director Rosemary Swimm with Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Rick J. Delanty (who also received the Spirit of Laguna Award for his painting “Red, Red Ruby’s”)

Awards were also presented to Laguna College of Art students Brandon Gonzalez, Emily Bertucci, Ben Jarvis and Kyle Larsen and Yvonne Boesker, honored for a lifetime commitment to the arts and a sponsor of the event. 

Cheryl Kinsman was both a sponsor and a buyer. Kinsman & Kinsman, an accounting firm in South Laguna, owned by the former Laguna Beach mayor and her husband, Michael, fund the Spirit of Laguna Award. 

She took home three paintings: two by students Bertucci and Gonzalez and the third painted by artists’ mentor Lisa Mozzini McDill.   

John and Peggie Thomas of South Laguna walked out with a painting by Hunt, who was their guest during the invitational.

Attending the gala: Margaret Warder, Christina Dominquez, Harry and Susie Bithell, Lynn and former LPAPA President Greg Vail, Faye and Festival of Arts Board member Wayne Baglin. The city was represented by Mayor Toni Iseman and Councilman Steve Dicterow, accompanied by his wife, Catrina.

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LCAD “Next Generation” Scholarship Award winners

l-r: LPAPA’s Volunteer Coordinator Derry Coe, LPAPA’s Mentor Artist Rick J. Delanty, LPAPA’s President Toni Kellenberg, 1st Place Award winning student artist Emily Bertucci, 3rd Place Award winning student artist Kyle Larson, 2nd Place Award winning student artist Ben Jarvis, Best In Show Graduate Program Award winning student artist Brandon Gonzales, LCAD President Jonathan Burke


Friends of the Library applaud multi-talented speaker

Author Suzanne Redfearn was the guest speaker at the Friends of the Laguna Beach Library annual dinner, held Oct 13 at the branch.

They got more than they expected. Redfearn is a triple-threat; an architect, a restaurant owner and decorator and a writer.

Redfearn has had three books published” “No Ordinary Life,” “Hooks and Sinkers,” and “Hush Little Baby.”

Writer was added to her repertoire one weekend, emboldened by two glasses of wine, one more than her usual. Redfearn wrote for five straight hours. At first not so happy with the results, she continued to write. Seven months later she had completed her first book. 

“It was really bad,” Redfearn said. “But I knew I could write.”  

Her agent tried unsuccessfully for three years to sell the book. 

“My second book took four months to write and two weeks to sell,” said Redfearn.

“No Ordinary Life” is about a mother protecting her children from an abusive father.

“Hush Little Baby” explores a mother protecting her children from the consequences of celebrity.

  The theme of a protective mom became her brand, a concept she rejects.

As for her day job, Redfearn recently completed the restoration of a historic building into a pizzeria, across Forest Avenue from the Lumberyard Restaurant. Slice opened Wednesday. Both eateries are owned by Redfearn and her husband, Cary

Redfearn drew a comparison between writing and architecture. 

“I feel like a building knows what it wants to be, and I think stories do the same thing,” she said.

But wait – there’s more. You will find advance notice of all the fun and interesting stuff for visitors or residents to do in Laguna by reading 

Library Friends hold election at annual meeting: “Butterfly Lady” joins the Board


The Friends of the Laguna Beach Library Board of Directors has a new face.

Jessica DeStefano was elected to the board at the annual meeting membership meeting, held Oct. 13.

Known locally as the Butterfly Lady, DeStefano is responsible for the garden that wraps around the front of the branch on the corner of Glenneyre St and Laguna Avenue.

“She does such an amazing job,” said Martha Lydick, president of the Friends. 

An ailing Lydick, who was absent from the meeting for the first time, was re-elected president at the meeting for the umpteenth time.   

Vice President Sandy Hovanesian conducted the meeting in Lydick’s absence and was also re-elected, along with Secretary Angela Irish and Treasurer Howard Pink.

Diane Connell, Karl Koski, Karyn Philippsen, Nancy Pink, Randy Ray and Justin Myers were re-re-elected as directors at large.

Laguna’s Library would be in dire straits and more than a little run-down without the money raised by the Friends of the Library, primarily by the sale of donated books to the Book Shop under the library.  

Friends’ funds are used to refurbish the library inside and out as they have been since the library came to Laguna. 

The Laguna Beach Building Assn., which was instrumental in funding the starter library, became the Friends in 1953. The Book Store was opened in 1986. In 1993, when Orange County went bankrupt, the Friends helped keep the library open. 

An addition was added to the library 1994, partially funded by the Friends. And they donated $25,000 in 2006 to promote reading, buy books and enhance services. 

New carpet and lighting were funded by the Friends in 2009.

And every year proceeds from the Book Store are donated for such extras as the annual barbecue for young readers, to purchase computers, and of course, to buy books, books and more books. 

Laguna College of Art and Design holds successful 28th Annual Collectors Choice Gala and live auction 

Laguna College of Art and Design, (LCAD) raised more than $315,000 at its 28th Annual Collector’s Choice Gala and Live Auction held on Sat, Oct 7 at Montage Laguna Beach. The total amount raised beat last year’s record. 

Orange County art collectors joined LCAD trustees, faculty, students and staff for a live auction of paintings, sculpture and luxury experiences donated by college alumni, faculty, respected artists and local businesses. 

LCAD Trustee and owner of LCA Wine Nancy Milby donated a Jeroboam of Spanish Cava by Juvé and Camps to kick off the live auction. The artists who donated paintings and sculptures included Gerard Basil Stripling, Jonathan Burke, James Galindo, Michael Harnish, Mark Jacobucci, Kathy Jones, Jason Kowalski, Richard MacDonald, Wade Reynolds, Henry L. Richter, Carolyn Robles and Jeff Sewell. 

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The bidding was brisk at the Collectors Choice Gala

LCAD Trustee and owner of Salt Fine Art in Laguna Beach Carla Arzente donated a mystery item later revealed to be a sculpture titled, Goodbye My Love by Cuban Artist Esterio Segura.

Additionally, Tesla donated a two-day test drive of the Tesla Model X which was coupled with a weekend stay at L’Auberge Del Mar + Spa. Montage Laguna Beach donated a dinner at the Chef’s Table at Studio. 

During the evening, The Decorative Arts Society, Orange County honoring Julia Argyros made a gift of $10,000 to merit-based scholarships. More than fifty attendees spontaneously raised their bid cards raising more than $93,000. The College also honored Vans with the LCAD Creative Partnership Award.  

“Since 2012, Vans has collaborated every semester with LCAD in an Honors Lab that teaches design students the creative process of footwear design and marketing,” said LCAD President Jonathan Burke. “The LCAD community has benefited greatly from our relationship with Vans, giving our students internship opportunities as well as employing many of our alumni.” 

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LCAD Graphic Design and Digital Media senior Alexis Lanz

Vans’ generosity has totaled over $45,000 in its history of giving to LCAD. Vans partners with the LCAD’s Graphic Design + Digital Media program to host Vans’ annual Vans Custom Culture design competition by hosting immersive workshops on campus for competition finalists and offering scholarships to the winners contingent upon their acceptance to the College.

LCAD Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Honorary Co-Chair Jared Mathis shared a story about his great grandmother, Nellie Gail Moulton. 

“On her 90th birthday, rather than accept birthday gifts for herself, this daughter of a store merchant, born on the plains of Kansas, gave the gift of education. She committed to paying for the full tuition of twenty-one students,” he said. 

“She explained to the Los Angeles Times, ‘I’ve traveled the globe and points in between multiple times. I’ve lived a blessed life, but there has always been something missing. You see, I never could go to college.’ She went on to say that while it was a little late for her to start college, she wanted to make sure that others could have the opportunity she never had.”

In 2015, LCAD commissioned LCAD Drawing and Painting Alumna and Sculpture Coordinator Brittany Ryan to sculpt the Creative Partnership Award using the likeness of Moulton.

Senior Alexis Lanz spoke about her gratitude for Vans scholarships

LCAD Graphic Design and Digital Media senior Alexis Lanz spoke about her gratitude for receiving scholarships in support of her education. She is also currently enrolled in this year’s Vans Honors Lab. 

“Going to college is a privilege, and the privilege of attending LCAD was made possible for me and many LCAD students because of the support of each and every one of the generous donors and trustees,” Lanz said. “Now more than ever, the world needs creativity. Your donations are the investment in the future of designers and artists who have the ability to change the world for the better through their creativity. Thank you for your constant support and overwhelming generosity.”

LCAD’s 28th Annual Collector’s Choice Gala and Live Auction was co-chaired by LCAD Trustee Terry Jones with his wife, Judy. There will be a 28th Annual Collector’s Choice Silent Auction held on Fri, April 20, 2018 at [seven-degrees] in Laguna Beach. For more information about this event, visit

Dianne’s Creature Feature

Nestor believes life is a cat and mouse game


While I was waiting in front of Slice on Tuesday evening for the opening reception to begin, a gentleman walked past me holding a cat attached to a long dangling leash.

Of course, I had to pet the cat.

“Who’s this?” I asked.

“Nestor.” The man, who tells me his name is Leonard, looks in the direction of the restaurant. “He’s hoping they have Mouse-eronni pizza in there,” he says with a smile. 

Nestor, however, does not smile. 

Did Leonard mean to say Nestor wanted mouse-a-rella cheese on his pizza, I wonder?

“Oh, and he likes open-mice night at Mozambique,” Leonard beams.

I think that’s pretty funny. But Nestor looks away. Maybe he doesn’t like Leonard’s delivery. As comedians say, it’s all in the timing.

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Leonard Porto and Nestor, a great pair

Turns out Nestor’s owner, Leonard Porto, adopted the cat comic while he (Leonard, that is) was volunteering at the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter. He and Nestor had both been there about a year, when Leonard finally took him home.  

Leonard admits that at one time he too was homeless, but I wasn’t able to get his full story. He says that he’s well known around town.

After coming out with a few more mouse-centered jokes, I give Leonard my card and ask him to email me more of Nestor’s material. 

This may be just the beginning of “[Stuff] that Nestor says.”

You can teach a cat anything – that it wants to do...Anonymous

Dennis’ Tidbits


October 20, 2017

It’s not just Halloween in October, it’s also earthquake month, it seems…and this weekend, the devil winds are on their way too

Moisture laden lows riding on a hyperactive jet stream are lined up across the entire Big Pond like ducks in a shooting gallery, aided even more by a former Western Pacific typhoon that went extra-tropical and jumped on the storm train, all ready to make their assault on the Pacific Northwest. Our state will barely get in on the action with scanty amounts seen only near the California-Oregon Border, but Oregon to British Columbia are bracing for as much as 6-10 inches or more over the next four or five days. Not good news for wildfire containment as high pressure continues to take residence over California. 

Hot, dry Santanas are expected to make an encore this weekend here in Southern Cal with temps approaching triple digits, so we’re under a serious red flag alert as humidities will once again plunge into single digits. It’s almost like we have four climates down here; fire, flood, earthquake, drought.

Going underground, historically, October has seen more strong earthquakes than any other month here in California. In October of 1857 the San Jacinto fault on its west end produced a 7.5 that totally destroyed the mission in San Juan Capistrano. 

On October 1, 1987 a 6.0 shaker hit the Whittier Narrows area that made shambles of most of the late 19th century buildings in Uptown Whittier. On October 17, 1989 a 6.9 quake rattled under the Santa Cruz Mountains on the Loma Prieta Fault. 

On October 15, 1999 a 7.2 hit way out in the desert about 175 miles ENE of Laguna and in October of 2003 a 6.6 hit near Hollister, about 220 miles north of here.

Our second healthy Southern Hemisphere swell in as many weeks is in full swing, kind of a payback for the lackluster summer and early fall we’ve endured. The Wedge is seeing sets up to 12 ft. or more and Lower Trestle is getting in on the action with some sets several feet overhead. Up north, Malibu is firing at 4-7 ft. Lots of hungry riders out there with up to 100 players even though it’s a weekday. It’s about time! Meanwhile the Eastern Pacific tropics are pretty much done for 2017. The last time we had a healthy Baja swell in October was from Category 3 hurricane Simon in 2014.

The North Pacific storm track might be a bit too far to the north to produce much west or NW swell activity down here but places like Santa Cruz and Mavericks might see something. Further north, Short Sand Beach up in north central Oregon, a very popular spot up there could see 20 ft. sets over the next few days but conditions will be treacherous with 40 mph winds and blinding rain. 

We’ll get it right one of these days! It’s all about shorts and flops down here this weekend and the water’s still pretty warm at 68 degrees, about 4-5 degrees above normal for this time of year. You can still trunk it or lightweight spring suits will do the job. 


Ghosts and goblins transform El Morro into a BOO Blast to remember, prepare for a scare on Oct 27

With ghoulish delight, from 2:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Fri, Oct 27, the 65th Annual BOO Blast invades El Morro campus. The Halloween carnival will be packed with fun and frightening attractions. The Haunted House, created by Samantha Bradshaw, turns into a Halloween Hall of Fame with favorite Halloween spooks and stars making an appearance when you least expect it. Beware.

There is something for every age and scare-level.

Attendees can join all the other fright seekers for a sunset Ferris wheel ride or try their hands at some spooky games and win prizes and candy. Between the giant swings, pirate ship, inflatable slide and obstacle course, plus the traffic circle for the youngest ghouls, there’s plenty of excitement for everyone.

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Beware, monsters appear when you least expect them!

The Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach will offer some fun games. And, when guests are ready to get their groove on, they can float over to the KX 93.5 tent to do the monster mash, play some games or try their luck at the Halloween treat walk.

This year, guests can walk the Black Carpet and use props or their own costumes for pictures at the BOO Blast step and repeat. Makeup and hair artists from the Laguna College of Art and Design will be on hand for some creative hair and makeup looks. They will also have a professional photographer at the photo area to capture all the zany and glam looks. 

Star, the airbrush tattoo artist, returns with his spooky Halloween airbrush art tattoos. He is joined by a caricature artist who will draw either black and white or color caricatures on 11x14 art card stock in just a few moments. 

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During BOO Blast, costumed children galore invade the campus

When hunger strikes and it’s time to refuel, swing by the TK Burger or Hobo Pizza trucks and grab something to eat. They will also have a bake sale selling spooktacular Halloween treats, water, juice, ice tea, lemonade and chips as well as popcorn and orange cotton candy. Or, get a coffee drink from BLKdot Coffee or a Wiki Wiki Shave Ice.     

BOO Blast started as a community event using the school grounds, and it remains a community event - meaning anyone of any age is invited to attend! All proceeds go the El Morro PTA to support its many programs and purchases for students and teachers. The PTA has outfitted the science lab, replaced the sound system, bought shade cover for some of the children’s eating areas and funded the school’s garden and reading programs, Art Masters, an educational series for parents (and many, many more projects and programs).

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Giant slide, exciting rides, and an ocean view

And considering the holidays are just around the corner, guests can start shopping at the silent auction tables and check out the numerous baskets to find the perfect gift to give - or to keep. This year’s baskets cover everything from the beach, wellness, game nights and family time, movies, surfing skate and snow, fitness, pets, to one basket with four Ducks tickets and signed pucks from Ryan Kesler, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. 

Additionally, there are baskets with gift cards to local restaurants, such as Nick’s, a night’s stay and spa treatments at The Ranch at Laguna Beach, and a poolside lunch at Pelican Hill Resort, just to name a few. All auction proceeds go directly to the El Morro PTA. 

Tickets for all activities, rides, games and the bake sale are $1 and wristbands are still $25. Wristbands cover unlimited rides and trips through the haunted house. Food trucks will only take cash or credit cards this year. 

Event admission is free, as is parking at either the Reef or Pelican Point State Park parking lots near the school. They also have school buses and LB trolleys shuttling to and from the lots and school for the entire event.

Don’t miss this chance to have some fiendish fun with family and friends!

Now that’s the Halloween spirit…

Photo by Tom Berndt

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Owners of this home above Aliso Beach take Halloween seriously
with this beautiful display

OC Artists submission deadline for FOA Fine Art show is Oct 31 by 4 p.m.

The deadline to apply to exhibit at the 2018 Festival of Arts Fine Art Show is quickly approaching. After today, only 11 days remain. The Festival of Arts is a prestigious, highly competitive, regional juried fine art show featuring original artwork by Orange County’s finest artists. The annual exhibit will run July 5 – Sept 1, 2018 in Laguna Beach. 

Artists who would like to apply for the 2018 fine art show should submit three digital images per media and a completed application form to the Festival of Arts by October 31 (by 4 p.m.). Applicants must apply online through the Festival’s website, For more information call 949-464-4234. 

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Patrons enjoying the work of artist Sandra Jones Campbell at the 2017 FOA

Artists applying to the Festival of Arts must be able to show that they have resided in Orange County for at least one year prior to October 31, 2017. Jurying fees are $50 per medium submitted.

The Festival of Arts is a non-profit organization whose proceeds support the arts and art education in and about OC. This prestigious juried art exhibition is So CA’s oldest and most respected outdoor art show and has been rated one of the top festivals in the nation. Each summer the works of 140 accomplished artists are showcased to the public in a six-acre art haven. 

The event is located at 650 Laguna Canyon Rd, LB.  For general information, visit or call (949) 494-1145.

Pageant of Masters portraits by acclaimed photographer Matthew Rolston featured in LA exhibit, opens Oct 27

Ralph Pucci L.A. presents Art People: The Pageant Portraits, an exhibition of new works by photographer Matthew Rolston, which will run from Oct 27 through Feb 23, 2018, at Gallery Nine. The exhibition is based around a groundbreaking series that furthers Rolston’s investigations into the nature of portraiture and the methods in which society and the human condition are mediated through artwork and art creation. 

Comprised of intimate portraits of participants of “Pageant of the Masters,” Rolston’s photographic subjects reenact pivotal historical figures and works from art history, from antiquity through 20th century modernism. Rolston uses his distinct grasp of photography to trace a densely referential lineage of protagonists, connecting aspects of his own portraiture to the fragile boundaries between reality, artifice, the animate and inanimate.

Operating within a space of theatrical performance, the Pageant is best known for its famed tableau vivant presentations of art masterpieces, which Rolston began documenting on editorial assignment for The Wall Street Journal in 2015. 

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Art People: The Pageant Portraits by Matthew Rolston, installation view Ralph Pucci LA, (foreground) Frishmuth, The Dancers (#1), 2016, Diptych, (background) Bayre, Roger and Angelica (Roger), 2016, Diptych

Growing familiar with members of the Pageant, he gained privileged access to the performers, spending several weeks photographing them in a makeshift studio set up backstage during the run of the show. Each photograph is activated through a deep sense of intimacy with its subject, utilizing painterly lighting and featuring Rolston’s mastery of color harmonies – all hallmarks of his practice, one that interrogates the nature of the subject and the space of photography to propagate overlapping narratives of both truth and fantasy.

Matthew Rolston, who resides in Beverly Hills,, is an artist who works in photography and video; his practice centers on portraiture, most notably subjects drawn from celebrity culture. One of a handful of artists to emerge from Andy Warhol’s celebrity focused Interview magazine, Rolston is a well-established icon of Hollywood photography. Rolston helped define the era’s take on celebrity image making, ‘gender bending,’ and much more.

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Matthew Rolston, celebrated photographer and videographer 

Rolston’s work has been shown internationally at galleries and institutions. His work is included in the collections of LACMA, Los Angeles and National Portrait Gallery, The Smithsonian Museum, Washington D.C. Art People: The Pageant Portraits is Rolston’s third major fine art project in the past decade. A retrospective publication of Rolston’s earliest entertainment portraits, entitled Hollywood Royale: Out of the School of Los Angeles, will be released in Oct 2017, published by teNeues.

Ralph Pucci International is a luxury furniture, lighting and mannequin company based in New York City. What began as a family business in the 1950s fabricating mannequins has grown to a gallery and showroom regarded as one of the best in the world. The mannequins include innovative and avant-garde collaborations with fashion designers, illustrators and supermodels and are featured in high-end department stores and boutiques worldwide 

In 2009, Ralph Pucci was the recipient of DDI’s Markopoulos Award, the highest distinction in the visual merchandising industry. Among his many awards, in 2016, the Museum of the City of NY presented him with its City of Design Award. Additionally, there are two books about the history of Pucci and the variety of exhibitions staged over the years: Show and Wall.

Gallery Nine is located at 1025 N McCadden Pl, LA, 310-360-9707, or for more information, go to

The CAP Gallery presents Interpreting Views: Images in Nature – Reception Sat Oct 21 at 11 a.m. 

Community Art Project (CAP) presents a new exhibit featuring the works of three Laguna Beach artists, Cheyne Walls, Mike Tauber and Troy Poeschl. The exhibition, Interpreting Views: Images in Nature runs from Oct 7 – Jan 30, 2018.

Cheyne Walls, Mike Tauber and Troy Poeschl have all spent time exploring the beauty and grandeur of Yosemite and now present their views of and appreciation for the beauty of the area. 

Each artist speaks through art in a unique voice: Walls and Poeschl through the camera’s eye, and Tauber through his ceramic tile work. 

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“Merced Reflections” by Mike Tauber 

The Artists Reception will take place on Sat, Oct 21 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. The Artist’s Talk will take place on Sat, Dec 2 from noon -  1 p.m. This event will include live discussion and Q&A with Cheyne Walls, Mike Tauber and Troy Poeschl in The Gallery. 

Located at 260 Ocean Ave., 2nd Floor Wells Fargo Bldg, the CAP Gallery invites the public to explore this inspiring exhibition in this unique gallery space.

Juried Fine Art Exhibition – Artist Reception and Award Ceremony takes place on Nov 2

 On Thurs, Nov 2, at 5:30 p.m. the winners of the eleventh annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition will be announced at an Artist Reception at Laguna Beach City Hall, 505 Forest Ave. 

The exhibition can be viewed through Nov 22. 

The juror, Mackenzie Stevens, Curatorial Assistant at the Los Angeles Hammer Museum, reviewed submissions from artists from throughout Orange County and selected 34 for exhibit. 

This program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach.

Painting with Passion Plus: A course for artists who love the challenge of a blank canvas

Talented local artist Carole Zavala will again be offering her five week course, Painting with Passion Plus, through the City of Laguna Beach, beginning Thurs, Oct 26, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Classes are held in the Art Room at the Susi Q.

“Are you motivated by the challenge of a blank canvas? Are you looking for ways to enhance your work and take it to the next level?” Carole asks. “Then Painting with Passion Plus is just the course for you.”  

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One of Carole Zavala’s beautiful paintings

Carole recently finished an intensive art boot camp at the Watts Atelier in Encinitas under the direction of well-known artist, Jeffrey Watts. The school focuses on the classic and traditional forms of painting and drawing, and Carole is looking forward to sharing some of the techniques and insights she gained during the sessions.

All media are welcome and participants are encouraged to have some specific goals or ideas in mind when they arrive. Carole integrates contemporary art trends along with information relating to the more traditional forms from the past.  

This “Plus” session also include explorations into wire sculpture (materials will be provided) and other art forms and materials that allow the artist to “push the boundaries” of their art making. The course is $175 for the five sessions, $35 for drop-ins.

Bring your own materials, and bring non-toxic Gamlen if using oils. Some experience in painting and/or drawing is recommended.

For additional information contact Carole at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Sign up through the City website or in person at the Susi Q.

Paul Kivel presents material from his book Uprooting Racism at LBB workshop on Oct 22

On Sun, Oct 22 from 2-4 p.m., Laguna Beach Books hosts a workshop with author Paul Kivel, who will be discussing material from his book Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Social Justice, which is now in its fourth edition. 

Completely revised and updated, this new edition of Uprooting Racism offers a framework around neoliberalism and interpersonal, institutional, and cultural racism, along with stories of resistance and white solidarity. It provides practical tools and advice on how white people can work as allies for racial justice, directly engaging the reader through questions, exercises and suggestions for action. 

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Paul Kivel, educator, writer, and activist

Paul Kivel’s work grows out of four decades in community education, engaged parenthood, political writing, and practical activism all focused on one overriding question: How can we live and work together to nurture each individual and create a multicultural society based on love, caring, justice, and interdependence with all living things? 

Fourth edition of Uprooting Racism

Kivel was a co-founder of the Oakland Mens Project and a leader in the anti-violence movement developing resources to work with men against patriarchy and violence.  He is also part of the group that started SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) and a leader in the anti-racist movement developing resources for white people against white supremacy and inequality.  He is the author of You Call This a Democracy? Uprooting Racism, Mens Work, and Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony.

A purchase of a ticket entitles the guest to a copy of Paul’s book, and a two-hour workshop. Attendance will be capped at 30 people, in order to ensure that there is space for everyone. 

Tickets can be purchased at

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Carol Roman’s concert, celebrating her new CD, proves powerful and moving

Approximately 150 to 175 fans recently attended Laguna pianist/songwriter Carol Roman’s concert celebrating the release of her new CD Going Home, Songs of Comfort.

Out of the 12 songs, three were instrumental, performed by a seven-piece band, six vocalists and a choir.  

“Each song was written for loved ones close to my heart, as well as the victims of the 9/11 tragedy in NYC and the Holocaust,” Roman explains. “As an artist, I dealt with loss by writing music in memoriam to loved ones close to my heart. The deeper my love, the longer it took me to heal. I cried for nine months when I lost my mom. So the music in the CD was a healing process that evolved slowly.”

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Concert celebrates Carol Roman’s new CD, Going Home

Her music was clearly a comfort to members of the audience too, one of whom later wrote, “Carol, your concert was amazing. I was blown away by the lovely music, which brought me to tears multiple times. Your music is very powerful and moving in reaching places inside that brought back memories of those whom I have loved and lost.”

Roman says the entire CD took her eight years to complete, with each song an attempt to capture the essence of the person she wrote it for.

“I introduced each song to let the audience know who inspired the music and how it came to be written, along with a power point image.  Many people shared that they were deeply moved, and told me which songs they were especially touched by.”

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Carol Roman’s music moved audience members to tears

“Each person had a different experience.  Some people had tears during the song, Your Place, Your Home, a song about giving my mother permission to move on to “her place, her home”.  

The most emotional piece in the concert was Remembrance, a song that celebrates the strength of the human spirit in the face of extreme adversity. (Carol’s parents were the only survivors of their respective families in the Holocaust.)  

At the end of the piece, instead of applause, Carol requested a moment of silence “in remembrance.”

The concert ended on a very moving and successful climax with the Voices of Unity Choir singing one of Carol’s choir pieces, “Celebrate Love”.

Get ready to celebrate Sound Spectrum’s 50th birthday party on Oct 28

On Oct 28, Sound Spectrum will celebrating its 50th birthday, and they’re inviting everyone to dress up in 60’s costumes and join the fun from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. 

There will be trippy music, body art by Star, and cake and refreshments throughout the event. 

Everything will be 25 percent off all day, and there will be drawings for record players, gift certificates, and more exciting prizes. 

Head over to 1264 S Coast Hwy, to celebrate the big birthday bash.

Police Beat Primer

Compiled by Alli Rael

Police Beat derives from information in the log maintained at the front counter by the Laguna Beach Police Department and required under CA Government Code Section 6254 (f). The press does not have access to written police reports.

Information in the police department log is deemed reliable and StuNewsLaguna is not responsible for mistakes made available as public record by
the Laguna Beach Police Department.

Parents with children in school may contact 949-497-1615 to request that their names be omitted from Police Beat. The decision of StuNewsLaguna is final.

Any person arrested is innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

Abbreviations sometimes used in Police Beat

647f – Public Intoxication; DUI – Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; NFA – No fixed address; RP – Reporting/Responsible Party; UTL – Unable to locate

Police Beat 102017

DUI Arrests

Tracy Michelle Baksic, 48, Rancho Santa Margarita - Monday, October 16 Cell Caller

Incident Report

Wednesday, October 18

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Grace Mathews, 23, Rhode Island

Tuesday, October 17

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Joshua David Poeske, 29, no fixed address

Glenneyre Street | 300 Block | Warrant

6 p.m. Neilesh Chauhan, 46, no fixed address, was arrested on three Harbor Court warrants totaling $14,000, all for illegal lodging.

Glenneyre Street | 900 Block | Vandalism

5:41 p.m. The RP’s motorcycle tires were slashed sometime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. by an unknown party with what might have been a boxcutter.

Monday, October 16

Forest Avenue | 300 Block | Warrant

7:40 p.m. Gordon Lawrence Weider, 69, no fixed address, was arrested on a Harbor Court warrant.

8th Avenue | 31800 Block | Theft from a Vehicle

6:17 p.m. A wallet was stolen from an unlocked Toyota 4Runner. The loss was estimated at $175.

Cleo Street & South Coast Hwy | Warrant

6:08 p.m. David Allan Shelton, 55, Yorba Linda, was arrested on a $15,000 North Court warrant. 

Ocean Avenue | 200 Block | Warrants

10:58 a.m. Kyle Albert Winton, 37, no fixed address, was arrested for a $15,000 Harbor Court warrant for a DUI & hit and run, and for another $10,000 Harbor Court warrant for being drunk in public.

Laguna Canyon Road | Block 2200 | Stolen Vehicle

10:35 a.m. A gold Scion was reported stolen. The vehicle was later located outside of the city. 

S. Coast Hwy | 700 Block | Traffic Collision

8:00 a.m.  A man driving in a parking lot collided with a pedestrian while driving at a slow rate in a Ralphs parking lot. The pedestrian reported a leg injury.

Park Avenue | 600 Block | Warrant

10:35 a.m. Heather Lynn Gould, 40, San Clemente, was arrested for a Central Count Warrant  

North Coast Hwy & Myrtle Street | Warrants

2:21 a.m. Jason Ronald Kell, 47, was arrested for a Harbor Court Warrant for driving with a suspended license. Katherine Anne Hark, 27, Spring Valley, was arrested for a $1,500 Harbor Court warrant for possession of prescription drugs without a prescription.

Sunday, October 15

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Brian James Szafran, 47, no fixed address

Loretta Drive | 600 Block | Burglary, Vehicle

6:05 p.m. A locked Toyota 4Runner was broken into on Thursday night. The vehicle was locked, but no damage was reported. The loss was estimated at $70.

Coast Hwy & Vista Del Sol | Traffic Collision

2:46 p.m. A minor not wearing their seatbelt while riding in the passenger seat of a golf cart was ejected from the vehicle upon colliding with a large white SUV. The minor’s knee and elbow were treated by the Laguna Beach Fire Department.

S. Coast Hwy | 700 Block | Warrant

12:00 p.m. Reese Westenberger, 52, no fixed address, was arrested for a Harbor Court Warrant.

South Coast Hwy | 700 Block | Warrant

10:18 a.m. Wendy Joy Murray, 59, Santa Ana, was arrested for a warrant for Dana Point Municipal Code violations. 

Laguna Canyon Road | 700 Block | Vandalism

7:41 a.m. An unknown subject damaged a spot light overnight.

Library Events



Fri, Oct 20

Homework Help

3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Homework is an important part of educational process. It improves your child’s thinking and memory, helps them develop positive study skills and habits that will serve him or her well throughout life. That’s why Laguna Beach Library is hosting a Homework Club. Children from Kindergarten through 8th grades are welcome to attend and receive help with their homework for subjects Math and English. 


Sat, Oct 21

Family Activity 

9 a.m. - 3p.m.

Get creative! Let your imagination run wild!  Children under 12 are encouraged to come to the library during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to make fun and creative seasonal crafts.  Adult supervision is recommended. 


Sat, Oct 21

Class/ Workshop

2p.m. -  4p.m.

Participants should bring 10 copies of a poem they wish to have read and work-shopped.  Each poem will be read by the poet and perhaps by another reader. Participants then respond with emphasis on positive comments and constructive suggestions. Recommended for advanced poets—this is not a workshop for beginners. Meets in the Community Room. Contact John Gardiner @949-715-7507 for more information.


Mon, Oct 23

Third Street Writers Group Ink

10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Serious writers working on projects (short stories, novels, plays) meet to share feedback and support.  This is not a workshop for beginners. Please contact the library for additional information. 


Tue, Oct 24

Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s club

3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities! This is an 8 week program for K-2nd grade. The club will meet once a week for one hour. Space is limited - Pre-registration is required.


Wed, Oct 25

Pre-School Storytime 

10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Calling all pre-schoolers! You are invited to enjoy our new Wednesday storytime. Stories, songs, fingerplay, dancing and more will encourage a love of books and learning in a fun and interactive environment. Come for the stories and stay for playtime afterward.


Thu, Oct 26

Family Storytime

10:30 a.m.- Noon

 Welcome to the Peapod Academy. Join some of the cutest babies, toddlers, & preschoolers in town and adults of their choice at the Library. Little peas will enjoy books & storytime, songs & music, fingerplays, movement, hands on activities, arts & crafts, and other cadets. Each week has a different theme.  Get to know others and support your little one’s developmental skills. No preregistration required. 


Fri, Oct 27

Homework Help

3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Homework is an important part of educational process. It improves your child’s thinking and memory, helps them develop positive study skills and habits that will serve him or her well throughout life. That’s why Laguna Beach Library is hosting a Homework Club. Children from Kindergarten through 8th grades are welcome to attend and receive help with their homework for subjects Math and English. 


Laguna Beach Library

363 Glenneyre St.


  Laguna Beach Books

Bi-weekly Bestsellers



Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward 

A Column of Fire by Ken Follett 

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng



The Vietnam War by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns 

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton 

Bloomberg by Chris McKickle 


Children’s Books

The Book of Gold by Bob Staake

The Antlered Ship by Dashka Slater 

Meditate with Me by Mariam Gates 


Staff Recommendation

Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda 


1200 S Coast Hwy


Off-season transit hours 

Laguna Beach Transit off-season hours are as follows:  

Coastal Trolley: Friday, 4 to 11 p.m.; Sat, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Neighborhood Trolleys in Top of the World, Arch Beach Heights and Bluebird Canyon: Monday through Thursday 6:40 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Neighborhood Service to North and South Laguna: Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

For more information visit the City’s website at

Caduceus will offer free blood pressure screenings Sat Oct 21 at World Newsstand

Caduceus will offer complimentary blood pressure screenings this Saturday Oct 21 from 10 a.m. - noon at the World Newsstand across from Main Beach.

Caduceus on Thalia is the Laguna Beach location of Caduceus Medical Group. They are the last remaining locally owned and managed medical group in Orange County. 

Among other programs, including a useful app, Caduceus offers unique concierge services for patients. The group has been providing medical care in Laguna since 2001.

First Annual Salsa Sunday!

Presented by the Laguna Beach Community Clinic

Live Music provided by La Charanga Cubana

Salsa Dance Lesson with Kati Hernandez

Authentic Cuban Treats by Portos

October 22,  at the Clinic’s parking lot from 3 – 5 p.m.

$20 Cover, accompanying children are free

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