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Howling for Coyote Almost at an End

If you’re a SoLag resident, your restaurant options are few and far between....

Wine and Chocolate Tastings at Festival Each Thursday

My favorite weekly event at the Festival of Art? Easy. Thursday evening’s...

Chef David Fune: Ready for Public Consumption

It’s no surprise that some of the most talented chefs get scooped up by the...

South of Nicks Opens in Laguna Beach

It’s said that nature abhors a vacuum, which definitely proves the case this...

Taverna Closes, Montage’s Chef Craig Strong Steps In

As the Laguna culinary world turns in Laguna Beach, I can say one thing for...

Laguna Beach 4th of July Fireworks Show 2018

For 2018, the Laguna Beach 4th of July Fireworks show is once again...

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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...

Chef David Fune: Ready for Public Consumption

Chef David Fune: Ready for Public Consumption

It’s no surprise that some of the most talented chefs get scooped up by the finer resorts and private clubs. Chef David Fune is such a great talent that he was “discovered” and scooped up 17 years ago.  For years, Chef David operated at a high-level, top-down kind of...

South of Nicks Opens in Laguna Beach

South of Nicks Opens in Laguna Beach

It’s said that nature abhors a vacuum, which definitely proves the case this week. Taverna closed just hours before the South of Nick’s official opening last night (Monday, July 2nd). This concept is one we locals have been looking forward to seeing for a long, long...

Taverna Closes, Montage’s Chef Craig Strong Steps In

Taverna Closes, Montage’s Chef Craig Strong Steps In

As the Laguna culinary world turns in Laguna Beach, I can say one thing for sure: July has debuted with a rockin’ and rollin’ kind of attitude. Taverna Closes For starters, Taverna on Ocean Avenue closed Sunday night after its final service. The Dallas-based Lombardi...

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Wine and Chocolate Tastings at Festival Each Thursday

Wine and Chocolate Tastings at Festival Each Thursday

My favorite weekly event at the Festival of Art? Easy. Thursday evening’s “Art, Jazz, Wine & Chocolate.” It's a great evening of wine and chocolate tastings, with great music to boot! I’m not sure that this event needs a lot of salesmanship. When you have art, live...

Laguna Beach 4th of July Fireworks Show 2018

Laguna Beach 4th of July Fireworks Show 2018

For 2018, the Laguna Beach 4th of July Fireworks show is once again originating from Monument Point at Heisler Park. Here’s the official scoop: Closures & Fireworks Schedule The Point itself will be closed the entire 4th of July day. And, at 5:00 p.m., the area of...

SoLag Community Park Honors Morrie Granger at Spring Fling Fest

SoLag Community Park Honors Morrie Granger at Spring Fling Fest

It's hard to believe that the NINTH annual Spring Fling Potluck Festival at the South Laguna Community Garden Park is already upon us. It takes place on Sunday, April 29th, from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. It's also hard to believe that the face we came to know so well at our...

Sunset Serenades 2018 in Laguna Beach

Sunset Serenades 2018 in Laguna Beach

You KNOW that spring has sprung when our local-favorite Sunset Serenades return! It's a happy day on Friday, May 4th when Sunset Serenades returns to the Heisler Park Amphitheater with a variety of music genres. It's a great way to roll in with an end-of-week picnic,...

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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...

Sign Petition to Keep South Laguna Community Garden

Sign Petition to Keep South Laguna Community Garden

Nine years ago, the vacant lot at the corner of Coast Highway and Eagle Rock in South Laguna was choked with weeds. At that time, owner Paul Tran gave written permission for the South Laguna Civic Association to install a Community Garden. Today, it is thriving with...

Laguna Beach Live Fundraiser Concert Benefits Kids

Laguna Beach Live Fundraiser Concert Benefits Kids

Laguna Beach Live! presents a special fundraiser concert on Wednesday, April 25th, starring Leslie Lewis Paris Quartet, to support the non-profit's youth program Live! Music & Kids. Singer Leslie Lewis and pianist Gerard Hagen have been making beautiful music together...

Gate and Garden Tour Returns with 10 Private Gardens

Gate and Garden Tour Returns with 10 Private Gardens

It’s that time of year again: Friday, May 4th is the date for the Laguna Beach Garden Club’s fundraiser, the Gate & Garden Tour of South Laguna, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. This year, the diversity of the gardens in South Laguna stands out.  The 10 private gardens on the...

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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...

read more

South of Nicks Opens in Laguna Beach

It’s said that nature abhors a vacuum, which definitely proves the case this week. Taverna closed just hours before the South of Nick’s official opening last night (Monday, July 2nd). This concept is one we locals have been looking forward to seeing for a long, long...

read more

Laguna Beach 4th of July Fireworks Show 2018

For 2018, the Laguna Beach 4th of July Fireworks show is once again originating from Monument Point at Heisler Park. Here’s the official scoop: Closures & Fireworks Schedule The Point itself will be closed the entire 4th of July day. And, at 5:00 p.m., the area of...

read more

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...

read more

Two Restaurants in the Local Hood

With growing summer crowds upon us, we locals need to be reminded of those few more tucked away, local-welcoming restaurants that will help get us through the next 10 weeks. I asked my dear buddies, Ruben and Nelson, to join me at two “local” spots this weekend, both...

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