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Tyler Russell, Jason Freddy, Carrie and Rick Riess

Winter Concert Classic

Seasonal festivities were in full swing at the Winter Concert Classic on Dec. 13, 2015. Attendees enjoyed live music from pop harmonizing male group The Shadowboxers, local favorite David Allen Baker and headliner Kenny Loggins at the Irvine Bowl. A…

Johnathon Schaech, Patrick McIlvain, Glen Ackerman, Jim Everett

Ante Up for Autism

On Nov. 7, 2015, Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) hosted its ninth annual Ante Up For Autism gala at The St. Regis Monarch Beach. Celebrities, philanthropists, acclaimed writers and professional poker players attended the casino-themed event, which included live and…

Elisa Hirsch, Celeste DiRocco, Melinda Ullring, Melissa Brooks

Sip & Shuck 2016

Champagne and oysters were on display at the third annual Sip & Shuck hosted by Driftwood Kitchen and The Deck on Nov. 22, 2015. As the sun set over the Pacific, nearly 400 guests slurped the seafood delicacy and filled…

Laguna’s KX 93.5 team

SchoolPower Dodgeball VI 2015

A record-breaking 65 teams took to the hardwood for Laguna Beach Education Foundation’s dodgeball tournament Oct. 21, raising $13,000 for local schools at the sixth annual SchoolPower event. For the second year in a row, the El Morro teachers—The Reapers—took…

Joe Hanauer, Barbara MacGillivray, Melinda Masson and Paul Singarella

The Laguna Playhouse Gala 2015

The Laguna Playhouse, one of the oldest continuously operating theaters west of the Mississippi, celebrated 95 years with its annual fundraising gala Nov. 14. More than 300 attendees filled the Island Hotel in Newport Beach for an evening of auctions,…

Brenna Whitaker

Crystal Cove Alliance Moonlight Gala 2015

Conservation, education and restoration are always top of mind for Crystal Cove Alliance supporters, but on Sept. 26, more than 400 individuals enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate the nonprofit’s efforts spanning the last year. The Moonlight Gala, held at sunset…

The gala was held at The Ranch at Laguna Beach.

Marine Mammal Gala 2015

On Sept. 20, 300 attendees enjoyed an elegant sit-down dinner under the stars at The Ranch at Laguna Beach during the Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) fundraising gala. Guests were entertained with live electric violin music from “DJ violinist” Spags,…

Mona Shah-Anderson, Andrew and Lauren Gruel, Victoria Sanchez

Taste of Laguna 2015

The Tivoli Too grounds were packed with approximately 550 guests on Sept. 23 for the Taste of Laguna, presented by the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce. Nearly 30 food and drink vendors shared libations and samples of favorite dishes during…