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Skyloft Welcomes OSU Buckeyes Again: Kickoff Party Saturday

Last year as the college football season rolled into play, Skyloft hoisted a...

Star Treatment at The Ranch: National Geographic Night is Heavenly

If you’ve visited Mark Christy’s renovated Ranch at Laguna Beach, you know we...

Crazy Rich Asians Premieres Aug 15th – Nelson Coates Wins Again!

Photo above: Crazy Rich Asians Production Designer Nelson Coates with the...

Giant Outrigger Race on Saturday, Aug. 11th

This Saturday, August 11th, something really big will be swimming in our...

Chef Craig Strong Names New Restaurant, Menu

This press just in on Chef Craig Strong's move to the old Taverna location...

World’s Largest Skim Contest, The Vic 2019, Returns Aug. 18th

In May this year, the Pros' United Skim Tour began 2018's seasonal run for the...

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Chef Craig Strong Names New Restaurant, Menu

Chef Craig Strong Names New Restaurant, Menu

This press just in on Chef Craig Strong's move to the old Taverna location (See our initial breaking news story on July 3rd here.) Chef Craig Strong, after serving nine years as executive chef at award-winning Studio restaurant, is opening and cheffing his own...

Chef Ryan’s Fried Chicken Night: Perfect Summer Fare

Chef Ryan’s Fried Chicken Night: Perfect Summer Fare

As a dedicated foodie and restaurant reviewer, there’s nothing better in life than discovering a truly talented chef who doesn’t take himself (or herself) too seriously. When a chef takes the time to chat with you and proves more excited about creating amazing food...

Your Fortune Lies in the Grounds of Turkish Coffee – GG’s Bistro

Your Fortune Lies in the Grounds of Turkish Coffee – GG’s Bistro

For 14 years now, the two husband-and-wife teams of GG’s Bistro have managed to keep the life in the main level of this 540 South Coast Highway complex. GG’s Bistro came about when two brothers, Bulent and Ragip Gundogar, decided it was time to get out of their...

Howling for Coyote Almost at an End

Howling for Coyote Almost at an End

If you’re a SoLag resident, your restaurant options are few and far between. So, when Coyote Grill closed down for a purported 6 weeks of renovation, we residents here had to face some tough questions: Do we move? If we don’t move, how do we survive the 6-week...

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Skyloft Welcomes OSU Buckeyes Again: Kickoff Party Saturday

Skyloft Welcomes OSU Buckeyes Again: Kickoff Party Saturday

Last year as the college football season rolled into play, Skyloft hoisted a flag that caused quite a stir – an Ohio State Buckeyes flag, a mere 2,250 miles from the famed Columbus, Ohio Buckeyes stadium. While it took residents and visitors by surprise, it certainly...

Giant Outrigger Race on Saturday, Aug. 11th

Giant Outrigger Race on Saturday, Aug. 11th

This Saturday, August 11th, something really big will be swimming in our Laguna waters. All 32 of the Southern California Outrigger Paddling Clubs begin the most strenuous part of their summer season – the 9-man relay race – in the annual Whitey Harrison Canoe Classic...

World’s Largest Skim Contest, The Vic 2019, Returns Aug. 18th

World’s Largest Skim Contest, The Vic 2019, Returns Aug. 18th

In May this year, the Pros' United Skim Tour began 2018's seasonal run for the crown at a full-on gallop. The Tour hits both coasts, with Cabo San Lucas and Santa Cruz early in the season, followed by East Coast Outer Banks (NC) and Dewey Beach, Delaware continuing to...

Monthly Garden Walk a Unique Discovery of this Magical Town

Monthly Garden Walk a Unique Discovery of this Magical Town

Saturday morning, on a last-minute whim, I joined Ruben Flores’ monthly Garden Walk. Years ago, Ruben started the Garden Walk at his original location at Mountain and Coast Highway and continued the tradition after moving the nursery to North Laguna at Jasmine. I tell...

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Star Treatment at The Ranch: National Geographic Night is Heavenly

Star Treatment at The Ranch: National Geographic Night is Heavenly

If you’ve visited Mark Christy’s renovated Ranch at Laguna Beach, you know we have a special gem on our hands. I call it our “oasis in our oasis” as it’s such a serene world tucked less than a half mile back from our raucous summer. National Geographic thinks it’s a...

Crazy Rich Asians Premieres Aug 15th – Nelson Coates Wins Again!

Crazy Rich Asians Premieres Aug 15th – Nelson Coates Wins Again!

Photo above: Crazy Rich Asians Production Designer Nelson Coates with the best-selling book author, Kevin Kwan If you've followed me for any length of time, you know I'm a crazy, adoring fan of Nelson Coates, a Laguna Beach resident who happens to be an uber-talented...

Watch What You Do With That Tree!

Watch What You Do With That Tree!

The City of Laguna Beach recently adopted a Tree Removal Ordinance to establish protection of the urban forest in the City by requiring a permit be issued before the removal of private trees in three categories. This ordinance is in effect starting Thursday, July 26,...

Bluebird Park Summer Concerts 2018

Bluebird Park Summer Concerts 2018

Amidst all the bustle of mid-summer Laguna Beach, the Bluebird Park Summer Concert Calendar is rolling into play, and this year two weeks earlier than ever with an additional live music group added in. Each year on July and August Sunday evenings, our more southerly...

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Giant Outrigger Race on Saturday, Aug. 11th

This Saturday, August 11th, something really big will be swimming in our Laguna waters. All 32 of the Southern California Outrigger Paddling Clubs begin the most strenuous part of their summer season – the 9-man relay race – in the annual Whitey Harrison Canoe Classic...

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Tall Ships Festival 2019 Always a Treat

In celebration of California’s rich maritime history, the Ocean Institute annually hosts a fleet of historic tall ships that sail into Dana Point Harbor.  The tall Ships Festival 2019 is an extraordinary event taking place the second weekend in September.  History...

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