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Starfish Annual Toy Drive on Dec. 10th

Get into the holiday spirit at Starfish by participating in The Starfish...

Playhouse Beauty and the Beast – free tickets to patrons 21 and under

Thanks to the generosity of the Suzanne and James Mellor Fund, Laguna...

Holiday Singalong at SoLag Park – Dec 9th

Holiday Sing-Along at The Garden Park takes place this Sunday The community is...

Surterre Announces Holiday Toy Drive for Homeless Children

Each year, the brokers and agents of Surterre Properties choose a non-profit...

Free Fire Smarts Seminar: Learn How to Protect Your Laguna Home – 12/3

I know our thoughts and prayers are with the thousands of people who have lost...

This Week’s OC Chef’s Table Interviews – Mastro’s, Cali Fresh, Trevor’s, Slapfish, Villa Roma

I know this might sound like a really odd thing to say, but after 30 years of...

Best Food & Drink

Lumberyard Celebrating 10 Years This Thursday (Can You Believe It?)

Lumberyard Celebrating 10 Years This Thursday (Can You Believe It?)

On the heels of its little sister’s successful 1-year anniversary last Friday (Slice Pizza and Beer), big sister Lumberyard is celebrating her 10th anniversary this Thursday, Oct. 25th. To celebrate the milestone, Lumberyard is offering specials throughout the day,...

OC Chef’s Table 2019 – Top-Ranked Chefs and 3 Laguna New Entries

OC Chef’s Table 2019 – Top-Ranked Chefs and 3 Laguna New Entries

These last few days, I’ve been immersed in what is certainly one of the most enjoyable aspects of my life – interviewing chefs. Forty-two of them, actually. For the second year in a row, I have the pleasure of working with the Illumination Foundation and their...

One-Year Old Slice Pizza: Laguna’s Crafty Custom Pizza Concept

One-Year Old Slice Pizza: Laguna’s Crafty Custom Pizza Concept

I love the way our Laguna restaurateurs love their restaurants. Last week, I met with Cary Redfearn, who will be celebrating the 1-year anniversary at Slice Pizza and Beer, the crafty concept restaurant he and wife, Suzanne, concocted. It sits directly across the...

Chef Strong’s Ocean at Main – Initial Review

Chef Strong’s Ocean at Main – Initial Review

When Chef Craig Strong left his immaculate Montage-based restaurant, Studio, to start his own restaurant in Laguna Beach, the news was something akin to Moses coming down from the Mount. As much as we've all loved Craig Strong in our community, few of us regularly...

Upcoming Events

Surfing Santa Makes First Official Holiday Stop This Weekend

Surfing Santa Makes First Official Holiday Stop This Weekend

Whether you’re ready for it or not, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is barreling down the tracks at us. You’ve already seen it begin with holiday décor and holiday ads but it really gets into  full-fledged, endlessly-cheerful caroling mode this coming weekend....

Sip ’n Shuck Shindig Returns Nov. 4th

Sip ’n Shuck Shindig Returns Nov. 4th

I know the 5th annual Driftwood Kitchen + The Deck Sip ’n Shuck party isn’t happening for an entire month (Nov. 4th to be exact, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.). The tickets for this event, though, disappear faster than oysters on the half shell, the namesake for this event. Our...

Pet Parade & Chili Cook Off – Emphasis on Chili, Please!

Pet Parade & Chili Cook Off – Emphasis on Chili, Please!

For the record, if you want to compete in the annual Chili Cook Off contest in the Board of Realtors' Pet Parade this Sunday (Sept, 30th), you'd better be prepared to put up or shut up. For starters, it's a $1,500 entry fee to cook up your chili fixins ON SITE and...

Ohana Fest 2018 Will Undoubtedly Wow Again

Ohana Fest 2018 Will Undoubtedly Wow Again

Ohana Fest 2018 is back for its 3rd year at Doheny State Beach, beginning Friday afternoon, Sept 28th through Sunday, Sept. 30th. Some tickets are still available for an ever-growing amazing line-up of music at TheOhanaFest.com; the vast majority of tickets were sold...

Arts & Culture

OC Chef’s Table 2019 – Top-Ranked Chefs and 3 Laguna New Entries

OC Chef’s Table 2019 – Top-Ranked Chefs and 3 Laguna New Entries

These last few days, I’ve been immersed in what is certainly one of the most enjoyable aspects of my life – interviewing chefs. Forty-two of them, actually. For the second year in a row, I have the pleasure of working with the Illumination Foundation and their...

Karloff’s Frankenstein movie is bigger than life on big screen

Karloff’s Frankenstein movie is bigger than life on big screen

I love seeing movies at Cinepolis at Ocean Ranch. Just seven miles from downtown Laguna Beach (and a mere four miles for me), it’s become my reward for surviving particularly stressful weeks. In fact, I rarely see a movie anywhere else. Although the food they serve...

History of the HIP District Solves All Those Questions

History of the HIP District Solves All Those Questions

The Laguna Beach Historical Society will present “The History of the HIP District” on Tuesday, Sept 25 at the Susi Q, by Susan Elliott, Joe Hanauer, and Chris Keller. It's a free event that begins at 7:30 p.m. Frankly, I just want to know what those darned animals are...

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