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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...

In Plein View

Now marking a quarter century since it was established, the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association continues to present an annual invitational as well as educational programs for artists. By Sharon Stello   Established in 1996 by five local artists—Ken Auster, Jacobus Baas, Cynthia Britain, Saim Caglayan and John Cosby—the Laguna Plein Air...

All Revved Up

Rotary Club of Laguna Beach gears up to present its 17th Classic Car Show, which doubles as a charity event, this fall. By Julia Clerk   Get ready to start your engines. After a year’s absence due to the pandemic, the Classic Car Show presented by the Rotary Club of Laguna Beach...

Stand-Up Service

A favorite local watering hole, The Saloon has become more than a bar, creating a tight-knit community over four decades. By Tanya A. Yacina   As the saying goes, “Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name.” If you’ve frequented or have even just stopped into Laguna Beach’s Saloon—nestled in...

Living Pictures

Cast, staff and audiences alike celebrate the return of Pageant of the Masters following a year away from the stage. By Tanya A. Yacina   Since its opening in 1933, Pageant of the Masters has wowed audiences from all over the world with its “tableaux vivants,” or living pictures. Last year, that...

Shelter From the Storm

Waymakers addresses teen mental health during times of crisis. By Tanya A. Yacina   Waymakers has a long history of helping children and teens in the region including Laguna Beach. Formerly called Community Service Programs, or CSP, the organization operates three youth shelters in Orange County, providing a safe respite for runaway,...