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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,...

2020: Quarantine Kindness

From providing essential supplies to spreading joy through music, Laguna Beach residents have come together to support one another during the coronavirus pandemic. By Justine Amodeo While COVID-19 health guidelines change weekly, unemployment is at an all-time high and requirements for getting back to business are often a source of confusion,...

Keepers of the Culture

Locals for Laguna Beach was created to help businesses in town during recent times of trouble. By Tanya A. Yacina   Before the COVID-19 outbreak was officially declared a global pandemic, longtime Laguna Beach resident Jason Garza and his fiancee, Ashley Moseley, saw the writing on the wall—local businesses were about to...

Helping the Helpers

Laguna couple Norman Rest and Debra Kottke started Lido Paddle Project to provide a healing experience for veterans and front-line workers. By Sharon Stello   Norman Rest and Debra Kottke understand the restorative aspect of time spent out on the water, whether gliding across the sea in a kayak or keeping balanced...

On the Promenade

Dining decks built on Forest Avenue, allowing restaurants to remain open safely during the pandemic, may become a permanent addition. By Tanya A. Yacina   Wooden decks for outdoor dining fill the former parking spots along lower Forest Avenue in downtown Laguna Beach. Cars are no longer allowed to drive on this...

Charitable Style

Thoughtful T-shirt company 4Societee helps support local businesses and nonprofits. By Tanya A. Yacina   The idea had been brewing for a while. Five years ago, Melissa Martinez-Booth established the concept of 4Societee as a solution to a problem. Her children, Travis and Tess, grew up surfing competitively and she was surprised...