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Preserve and Protect

Rich German, the founder of Project O, turns his passion into his life’s work. By Tanya A. Yacina   For local Rich German, shifting his love of the ocean into a flourishing career was a no-brainer. The Laguna Beach resident and founder of nonprofit Project O, a group dedicated to taking care...

Stoked on Safety

Locals create a life vest with a handle to pull kids and adults from the water to help prevent drowning. By Sharon Stello   When local Andeaux Borunda was working with the Wounded Warrior Project, teaching veterans how to surf after they returned from war in Iraq and Afghanistan, some guys were...

High-Tech Health Care

Laguna’s hospital takes patient care to new levels as services have evolved over more than 60 years. By Tanya A. Yacina   For most, access to quality health care at a local, community-based hospital is paramount, and Providence Mission Hospital Laguna Beach offers just that for this town’s residents and visitors. Since...

Artful Advancements

Despite its lengthy history, Laguna Art Museum, a longtime cultural pillar of the local community, is just getting started. By Ashley Ryan   The story of Laguna Art Museum dates back more than 100 years, to the founding of the Laguna Beach Art Association in 1918—a move that was pivotal in transforming...

New Territory

The Port High School Student Union, a space designed by youth for their peers to enjoy, is the perfect teen hangout. By Tanya A. Yacina   Last year, the age-old question of “I’m bored; what is there to do?” was permanently answered when The Port High School Student Union opened, serving as...

Collective Culture

The Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association aims to create unity through art, music and travel, highlighting places that aren’t so different from our coastal town. By Ashley Ryan   One of the greatest things about traveling the world is experiencing culture in foreign lands. But the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association is...

Building a Bridge

Laguna Canyon Foundation works to maintain a connection between the community and the natural environment here in town. By Ashley Ryan   While there isn’t a ton of open space left in Orange County, the Laguna Canyon Foundation does all it can to ensure accessibility to and exploration of the great outdoors....

Community and Unity

The Laguna Beach Patriot’s Day Parade is a long-standing tradition that honors the people, places and organizations that make up the town we love. By Ashley Ryan   Laguna Beach, nestled in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Orange County, is full of small-town charm. You’ll see it in the...

Making a List

Find the ideal gifts for family and friends at local stores this holiday season. By Laguna Beach Magazine Staff   As you make your list and check it twice for holiday presents this year, no doubt there may be a few friends or family members that leave you perplexed about what to...

For the Kids

A number of individuals, organizations and other community members have come together to revamp the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach’s Laguna Canyon Enrichment Center. By Tanya A. Yacina   As with any great project, it can take a village to bring it all together. In this case, that village includes...