Quantcast

People & Places

10 Minutes With … Sandy Marshall

The leader of local nonprofit Project Scientist offers programs that encourage girls to get involved in fields related to math and science. By Sharon Stello   Back in 2011, Sandy Marshall wanted to introduce her then-4-year-old daughter, Ellie, to the world of science and, hopefully, spark her interest in the subject. But,...

10 Minutes With … Stephanie Havelka

The Sportkini creator used her water sports background to develop a swimsuit that looks good, fits well and holds up to the most intense activities. By Sharon Stello   As a child in the small town of Billerica, north of Boston, Stephanie Havelka could usually be found in the water. “I grew up...

In Memoriam: Taylor Hawkins

Friends mourn the Laguna Beach legend after his untimely death. By Tanya A. Yacina   Taylor Hawkins, renowned drummer for the Foo Fighters rock band, passed away suddenly last month at just 50 years old while on tour in Bogota, Colombia. The news of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s death...

10 Minutes With … Jason Feddy

The local musician shares some of his humor, inspiration and favorite places in town. By Sharon Stello   Prolific musician Jason Feddy, who performs at several venues around Laguna Beach, grew up visiting his father in this seaside town as a child before moving here from England in 2000. “My brother and I...

10 Minutes With … Ant Anstead

The host of several car-related TV shows shares what he likes best about his new home in Laguna Beach. By Sharon Stello   Ant Anstead has worked as a police officer (with commendations for acts of bravery) and semiprofessional soccer player—and is also a published author and artist with his sculptures found...

Reinventing Suzy

On the long road of recovery from a traumatic brain injury, Suzy Patz became a completely different person and discovered a new purpose in life. By Sharon Stello   When Suzy Patz stepped outside to go running before work one summer morning, she had no idea that her life was about to...

10 Minutes With … Suzanne Redfearn

This local writer shares the inspiration behind her soon-to-be-released book and what she loves about Laguna. By Sharon Stello   After Suzanne Redfearn wrote “In an Instant,” which came out in early 2020, the main characters stayed with her. So when the Laguna Beach author began to pen “Moment in Time,” set...

Going Full Tilt

Local pinball enthusiasts Tom and Jessica Walker launched Brewcades with partner Pete Cooley, offering a dozen playable machines at one of Laguna Beach Beer Co.'s tasting rooms. By Sharon Stello   There’s something exciting about the lights and sounds of a pinball machine, with themes from “Jurassic Park” to “Elvira” or “Willy...

Getting the Gold

Laguna sisters Makenzie and Aria Fischer helped the U.S. women’s water polo team to a win at the Tokyo Olympics. By Sharon Stello   Sisters Makenzie and Aria Fischer have had their Olympic dreams realized not once but twice in the sport of water polo. And they did it together as both...

Living With Soul

Laguna local Summer Meek takes readers behind the scenes of her brand while also touching on the importance of mindfulness and community. By Sharon Stello   For Laguna Beach local Summer Meek, founder and CEO of The Soul Project, life is about love, mindfulness, connection, and salty skin and hair—the things that...